Masses and Reconciliation information

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Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Christmas week times are listed below as a quick reference.

Times of Christmas Masses, Reconciliation are available for download below, along with times for Masses after Christmas.

 ACP Christmas Schedule Mass Times-2023.pdf


Blessing of the Cribs

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Sunday, December 17 at 6pm in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.

Families can bring their Cribs for the Blessing Ceremony which will take place during the Mass.





Reconciliation Times during Advent


Monday December 18: 11am-12noon;  4.30pm-5.30pm
Tuesday December 19 & Wednesday December 20: 11.30am-12noon; 12.45pm-1.30pm; 4.30pm-5.30pm
Thursday December 21: 11am-12noon; 12.45pm-1.30pm
Friday December 22: 11am-12noon; 12.45pm-1.30pm; 4.30pm-5.30pm
Saturday December 23: 12noon-1pm; 4.30pm-5.30pm
Monday December 25: Public holiday, no confessions.
Wednesday December 27: Return to usual confession schedule at the Cathedral

ST JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH, Burnside – Thursday December 21: 9.30am-10am

ST PETER CLAVER CHURCH, Dulwich –  Friday December 22: 11.30am-12.30pm




Christmas Eve Mass Times – Sunday December 24

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Cathedral of St Francis Xavier –
6pm Family Mass; 8pm Vigil; 11pm Carols and prayer; Midnight Solemn Mass

Church of the Holy Name, Stepney –
11pm Carols and prayer; Midnight Solemn Mass (Latin)

Church of Queen of Angels, Thebarton
6pm Family Mass (English/Italian); 8.30pm Christmas Vigil Mass (Syro-Malabar (Malayalam).

St Mary’s Church, Lower North Adelaide – 6pm Family Mass.

St Peter Claver’s Church, Dulwich – 6pm Family Mass

St Patrick's Church, Grote Street – 7pm Family Mass (Croatian)

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Kingscote – 7.30pm Christmas Vigil Mass


Christmas Day – Monday December 25

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Cathedral of St Francis Xavier
7am Mass; 9am Mass; 11am Mass; 2.30pm Mass (African); 6pm.

Church of the Holy Name, Stepney – 7am Low Mass (Latin);
9.15am Sung Mass (Latin); 11am Mass (English/Italian).

Queen of Angels Church, Thebarton
7.30am Mass Syro-Malabar (Malayalam); 9.30am Mass (English/Italian).

St John Vianney Church, Burnside – 9am Mass.

St Peter Claver Church, Dulwich – 11am Mass.

St Mary’s Church, Lower North Adelaide – 9.30am Mass.

St Patrick’s Church, Grote Street – 10.30am Mass (Croatian).

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Kingscote – 8.30am Mass.


Masses after Christmas

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Tuesday December 26 - Feast of St Stephen – Public holiday in SA (Boxing Day).

  • St Francis Xavier's Cathedral - 8am Mass (no other Masses celebrated in the parish).



Wednesday December 27 – Feast of St John the Evangelist

Thursday December 28 – Feast of the Holy Innocents

Saturday December 31 – Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
New Year's Eve – Special Holy Hour and Mass

  • St Francis Xavier's Cathedral: 11pm Holy Hour; Midnight Mass
  • Queen of Angels, Thebarton Syro-Malabar Community (Malayalam): 11pm Holy Hour; Midnight Mass

Monday January 1, 2024 – Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God (Public holiday in SA).

  • St Francis Xavier's Cathedral - 10am (No Masses at any other of our churches.)