13 Dec 2020

Museum brings saint’s spirit to life

The old and the new have been brought together in the redeveloped Mary MacKillop Museum at Kensington which was opened this month by the Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le AC.

17 Dec 2019

Bishop Greg's Pastoral Letter – Hope Born Again

How do we find joy in Christmas when we are reeling from the unspeakably sad and tragic deaths on White Island? How do we celebrate at a time when we are grieving the loss of beautiful lives and the shocking burns to others? How do we rejoice in the Feast of Family when so many families are in grief?

13 Dec 2019

Next chapter for Calvary

When the Calvary Adelaide Hospital opens its doors to patients in the second week of January it will be a proud moment in the 120-year history of the provision of health care by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary in Adelaide.

10 Dec 2019

Ordination to the Diaconate

In a joyful celebration, Tee Ping Koh and Alfred Donat were ordained deacons by Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ on November 29. Click here to view images.

09 Dec 2019

Tune in to organ recitals

For the fourth year, St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral will host pipe organ concerts in 2020 as part of the Adelaide Fringe

25 Nov 2019

Students draw strength from faith

While Year 12 exams can be stressful at the best of times, Cardijn College’s John Saukuru reveals he managed to find “peace” in all the madness by drawing strength from his Catholic faith.

22 Nov 2019

Moving tribute to Daughters of St Paul

After 57 years serving the South Australian Catholic community, the Daughters of St Paul were farewelled at a thanksgiving Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on November 21.

22 Nov 2019

Remembering horrors of Holocaust

Heartbreaking stories of families torn apart and the millions of people killed during the Holocaust provided a sombre backdrop to the annual Remembrance of the Shoah service held on November 7.

01 Nov 2019

Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ November message

As we continue along our journey to Plenary 2020, it is worth reflecting on the parable of the wheat and weeds. The hands wanted to pull out the weeds that an enemy had planted in the crop, but the farmer wisely noted...

30 Oct 2019

Prostitution bill would increase exploitation of women: Bishop O'Kelly

SA Catholics have been warned that a proposed bill to decriminalise prostitution would increase the opportunity for further exploitation and trafficking of women.

30 Oct 2019

Spotlight on Plenary 2020

The Plenary Council, which kicks off in Adelaide next year, is a “remarkable event” which has significance for the whole Church, not just Catholics in Australia, says Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

15 Oct 2019

Feast of St Daniel Comboni

Bright colours and joyous music filled St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on Sunday as the African Catholic Community joined together to celebrate the Feast of St Daniel Comboni.

10 Oct 2019

Amazon Synod under way

The sixth General Congregation of the Special Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region began...in the presence of Pope Francis. The Synod for the Amazon is taking place in the Vatican ‪until October 27.‬

01 Oct 2019

New Vietnamese church a blessing

The future of the Vietnamese Catholic Community has been further strengthened with the dedication of its new 1200-seat church at Pooraka on Sunday September 29.

25 Sep 2019

Celebrating multiculturalism

The cultures and traditions of Catholics from around the world were celebrated at the annual Multicultural Mass held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on August 25.

25 Sep 2019


The Anniversaries Mass held at St Patrick’s Church, Grote Street, on September 22 was an opportunity for members of the Catholic community to recognise the significant anniversary of their ordination or marriage.

03 Sep 2019

Final chapter for Catholic bookshop

After 57 years in Adelaide, Catholic bookshop Pauline Books and Media will close its doors this month.

02 Sep 2019

Listening like a disciple – Bishop O'Kelly SJ

There are two categories of people on Twitter – those called “followers” and those called “following”. Is that what discipleship means?

01 Sep 2019

Hearing voices of children and young people

Children will be encouraged to have a say and write down their thoughts during National Child Protection Week in September.

28 Aug 2019

Happily married for 70 years, thanks to God

They met at a Catholic dance in Broken Hill and he swept her off her feet. Now after being happily married for 70 years, John and Eleanor Raftery have some good old fashioned advice for the newlyweds of today.

16 Aug 2019

Adelaide visit part of Plenary Council preparations

The Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council and its Executive Committee have met in Adelaide for the first time, 14 months before the Council’s opening session.

02 Aug 2019

Bishop Greg conversing with Pope Francis

In June I spent two weeks in Rome for the Ad Limina Apostolorum which means Threshold of the Apostles, referring to Saints Peter and Paul, both martyred and interred in Rome.

01 Aug 2019

Time to listen to Indigenous voices

Human rights lawyer Fr Frank Brennan has urged Australians to put their faith in current Indigenous members of Parliament to find the right words for a referendum on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

01 Aug 2019

Warm welcome for international priests

Despite trying to cope with the cold temperatures of an Adelaide winter, the Archdiocese’s newest international priests say they have been overwhelmed by the “warm welcome” they have received.

01 Jul 2019

Precious document in good hands

When Pope Pius XII decided to appoint Matthew Beovich as Archbishop of Adelaide, he did what popes before him had been doing for centuries and issued a papal bull...

01 Jul 2019

Youth gather for Pentecost Vigil

More than 100 young people came together on the June long weekend to celebrate the Pentecost Vigil at The Monastery.

31 May 2019

Plans for L’Arche house in Adelaide

The founder of L’Arche Communities, Jean Vanier, died last month but his legacy will live on in the more than 150 communities in 38 countries around the world.

31 May 2019

Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ June message

Inspiration – The time of Pentecost is upon us. ‘Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle within us the fire of your divine love’. It is a good word enkindle.

12 May 2019

A bishop's best friend

Jezabel, an 11-year-old Kelpie Border Collie, has been Bishop Greg's constant companion, watching over him from the back seat and offering the occasional bark to keep him alert while travelling between Pirie and Adelaide.

07 May 2019

One step closer to priesthood

Pat Lopresti has moved a step forward on his journey to the priesthood following his ordination to the diaconate in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral last month.

07 May 2019

Adelaide Chancellor on governance review panel

Adelaide Archdiocese Chancellor Pauline Connelly has been appointed to a national panel convened by the ACBC to conduct a review of the governance and management structures of Catholic dioceses and parishes.

24 Apr 2019

Mass for victims of Sri Lankan bombings

A special prayer service and Mass for the Sri Lankan community will be held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Sunday April 28.

18 Apr 2019

Pastoral Letter for Easter 2019

Bishop Greg: The world has been riveted by the sight of Notre Dame Cathedral burning in Paris. It is the greatest symbol the French have, and has been with them for almost nine centuries...

10 Apr 2019

Stations of the Cross

Every year on Good Friday large numbers of Catholics gather in groups to remember the Passion of Christ by praying the Stations of the Cross.

10 Apr 2019

Ashes and Life

On Ash Wednesday one year ago a school shooting massacre occurred at the Parkland High School in Florida, resulting in 17 deaths and a large number of wounded. Displayed prominently was a photo of anguished mothers arriving at the school to find out whether or not their child was a victim.

01 Mar 2019

Jorge's journey to becoming a deacon

Jorge 23rd birthday is one he will never forget. It provided cause for celebration...a time to give thanks for having survived what should have been a fatal car crash, and when he had new-found clarity on how best to serve God.

28 Feb 2019

Letter from Bishop O'Kelly SJ

Everyone carrying the name of Catholic must feel bowed down with some sense of shame and even anger at what the crimes of clergy and Church personnel has wreaked upon us as a community. The strength of the media coverage these days reflects a rightful anger on the part of the wider community at the betrayal which such crimes represent, and the hypocrisy they reveal. It is wider than simply the case of Cardinal Pell, and no judgement should be made there until the result of the appeal. Greater than our pain, of course, is the suffering the victims of abuse have been enduring for many years. To continue to do whatever we can to ensure that such crimes do not repeat themselves, and to do whatever we can to help victims and to purify the Church must be a prime response.

12 Feb 2019

Adelaide Fringe events

Free lunchtime concerts featuring the beautiful sounds of the pipe organ will be held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral during the upcoming Adelaide Fringe.

07 Feb 2019

Australia Day honours

SA Catholics – a bishop, two business leaders, a World War II veteran and a property valuer are honoured this year.

01 Feb 2019

Schools and an authentic Church

To be authentic Church – community must exercise and live the corporal works of mercy; care of the young is an integral work of mercy, a sign of the Church being Church.

08 Jan 2019

A taste of Panama in Adelaide

While Panama prepares for an invasion of young Catholics for World Youth Day 2019, the Adelaide Archdiocese is preparing its own version of WYD at Sacred Heart College, Somerton Park, on January 27.

17 Aug 2017

Plebiscite on Marriage

Catholics urged to have their say on marriage.