07 Oct 2021

Socking it to poverty

A kindergarten in Thailand for children from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds is just one of the many projects that will be supported through the World Mission Month Appeal running during October.

Established to provide care for the children of women working at a skills training workshop run by the Good Shepherd Sisters, the Kindergarten Centre has expanded to now take in local children who would otherwise miss out on crucial early childhood education.

05 Oct 2021

Pedal power to refugees

...refugees who have settled in Adelaide over the past two decades have had at least one of the speed bumps to moving into Australian life removed, thanks to an initiative that is providing...free transportation.

04 Oct 2021

'Sniffing out' the presence of God in the world

The 278 members of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia have continued to break open the 16 questions related to how we can create a more missionary, Christ-centred Church in Australia at this time.

After the broad discussions of the first small group sessions on Monday, yesterday’s “spiritual conversations” moved to more specific questions, suggestions and even proposals.

01 Oct 2021

Key initiatives to follow assembly

An interim Diocesan Pastoral Council, a youth assembly in November and another major Diocesan gathering late next year were announced at the closing session of the 2021 Diocesan Assembly.

01 Oct 2021

Four priests celebrate 50 years of ‘being there’

50 years ago they were part of a record number of young men to be ordained priests...Frs Winter, Vildzius, Morris and Fountain reflected on their combined 200 years of priesthood after their anniversary last month.

29 Sep 2021

Your guide to the Plenary Council

What is a Plenary Council?

A Plenary Council is the highest formal gathering of all local churches in a country. The last Plenary Council in Australia took place in 1937.

29 Sep 2021

Gathering as a pilgrim people

More than 400 representatives of parishes, migrant communities, schools, clergy, religious orders and agencies listened and shared their stories at the Diocesan Assembly held at Cabra College last month.

02 Sep 2021

Archdiocese supports National Park City bid

Against the backdrop of spectacular gum trees in the west parklands, Archbishop Patrick O’Regan today formally signed the National Park City Charter on behalf of the Catholic community.

Green Adelaide is making a bid to have Adelaide declared the second National Park City, which recognises community efforts to improve a city’s liveability though a better connection of nature and people. In 2019, London became the first city in the world to receive this honour.

02 Sep 2021

Inspiring others to shop for our planet

Energised by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, Ann Henry is now inspiring fellow Catholics to do their bit to preserve our “wonderful planet” by adopting simple shopping actions next time...in the supermarket.

01 Sep 2021

Pivotal time for local Church

Archbishop Patrick O’Regan has reiterated the importance of the forthcoming Diocesan Assembly in shaping the Adelaide Archdiocese’s contribution and response to the historic Plenary Council.

01 Sep 2021

Child protection in focus

The Adelaide Archdiocese Child Protection Unit has gifted more than 3000 notepads for children as part of National Child Protection Week and Safeguarding Sunday on September 12.

16 Aug 2021

Major earthquake hits Haiti

7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the south of Haiti on August 14, causing destruction, reducing buildings to rubble and causing at least 1200 deaths with thousands more injured.

16 Aug 2021

Teamwork key for future of church

Teamwork and the sharing of wisdom are critical for the success of the Plenary Council and beyond, according to one of the Archdiocese’s lay delegates who will attend the local hub assembly in October.

12 Aug 2021

Adelaide mourns death of Deacon Nick

Adelaide’s Catholic community is mourning the death of Nicholas (Nick) Kerr - much-loved and highly respected deacon, religious journalist and pastoral worker with the African Catholic community.

05 Aug 2021

Packed with love from Dulwich

If you happen to drop into one of the meetings of the Dulwich Vinnies Conference you might be lucky to witness the small band of volunteers putting together Annie’s Packs … but make sure you don’t blink!

01 Aug 2021

Taking a stand for refugees

A coalition of Catholic organisations has launched a campaign to change Federal Government policy and increase support for refugees and asylum seekers.

01 Aug 2021

Anniversaries to be blessed in parishes

Couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversary this year will have their milestone recognised in the parishes, rather than at the usual Archdiocesan Anniversaries Mass.

09 Jul 2021

Being good stewards

...preparing for both the Diocesan Assembly in September and the Plenary Council in October, at the heart of all of these and underpinning all that we do, is the quality of being a good steward.

09 Jul 2021

On the road to the Plenary assembly

Prayer and her belief that the Holy Spirit is guiding the process is helping Kiara prepare for... Oct.’s Plenary Council assembly – that and everything she will learn while on the road with her family in the coming months.

05 Jul 2021

Missionary Sister heads home to Croatia

When Sr Maria Cosic asc returns to Croatia on July 27 after 55 years in Australia, she will be sadly missed by both the Croatian community and...North Adelaide commnity, where she has lived for more than 30 years.

05 Jul 2021

Daughters of Charity honoured at Hutt St Centre

From Sr Vincent Cormac to Sr Carole Jones, 34 Sisters of the Daughters of Charity have faithfully served at Hutt St Centre, formerly known as St Louise’s House, since its founding in 1954.

01 Jul 2021

Life after VAD – Church teaching reaffirmed

As SA becomes the 4th state in the country to legalise euthanasia, two Catholic archbishops have spoken of the experience of losing their mothers to reaffirm the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of life.

29 Jun 2021

Update on COVID restrictions for parishes

Archbishop O’Regan today released an update on COVID-19 restrictions for worshippers attending church services in South Australia.

18 Jun 2021

Holy Land appointment for Nuncio

Pope Francis has appointed Filipino Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana as Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Cyprus and Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine.

18 Jun 2021

Plenary Council agenda calls for missionary Church

The agenda of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia calls those attending the Council assemblies to “develop concrete proposals to create a more missionary, Christ-centred Church in Australia”.

08 Jun 2021

Voitre's artwork a gift to God

For Czech-born sculptor Voitre Marek, creating artworks that fill local Catholic churches and schools today was how he could best serve God...Art Gallery of SA is preparing to honour his talent with an exhibition.

02 Jun 2021

Mosaics shed light on mysteries

The Shrine of Our Blessed Lady in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral has been enhanced by the installation of new mosaic artwork featuring the Mysteries of Light of the Rosary.

01 Jun 2021

Celebrating the journey of Catholic Education

More than 500 students and staff from Catholic Education SA (CESA) last month joined in a simultaneous celebration with schools throughout Australia to mark 200 years of Catholic education.

01 Jun 2021

Enduring love of Mary on show

While inclement weather forced last month’s Marian Procession and Peace Rally to be moved indoors, it couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of more than 1000 faithful who gathered to honour Mary, Mother of the Church.

01 Jun 2021

Youth urged to let the Spirit guide them

Young Catholics were encouraged to call on the Holy Spirit for “help and guidance” when they gathered for the annual youth Pentecost vigil at The Monastery last month.

24 May 2021

New sacred art site launched

Two bronze sculptures of Mary MacKillop by Judith Rolevink are among significant Australian artwork featured in a new website aimed at deepening people’s appreciation of sacred art.

20 May 2021

Interfaith council condemns Middle East conflict

The Australian Council of Christians and Jews has condemned the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza, in particular deploring acts of aggression against Jews, Christians and Muslims...

07 May 2021

Indigenous leader to join Rome climate talks

When global faith leaders and scientists gather in Rome later this year to set out their vision for tackling climate change, local Indigenous people will also have a voice at the table.

06 May 2021

Concerns raised as VAD bill rushed through parliament

Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan has today written to the faithful expressing his concern about the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) bill being rushed through State Parliament.

05 May 2021

Marian Procession tradition continues at new venue

In what will be the first major gathering of the faithful since COVID hit, more than 3000 Catholics...throughout the Archdiocese will converge on the Adelaide Showgrounds on May 16...

03 May 2021

Catholic agencies lose out in major homelessness funding shake-up

Changes to the way the State Government delivers homelessness services in the city and southern suburbs has had a major impact on Hutt St Centre, Catherine House and the St Vincent de Paul Society.

01 May 2021

Bishops support vaccine rollout

Catholics in Australia are being encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them...Bishops Commission saying it is morally permissible to accept any vaccine.

23 Apr 2021

Laudato Si’ Week - plans begin

Creating resources to raise awareness and ultimately change ecological practices will be just one of the ways the Archdiocese will recognise Laudato Si’ Week next month.

20 Apr 2021

Lest we forget

A regimental flag completed 75 years ago in honour of the 2/43rd Infantry Battalion was blessed and handed over to St Aloysius College students last month in a moving ceremony in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.

20 Apr 2021

Passing on the faith

Sister Cecilia Nguyen’s own faith was nurtured under the dark cloud of Communism and has survived war, displacement and resettlement in a foreign land. 

01 Apr 2021

Joy as restrictions for churches eased

Confirmation that places of worship will be allowed larger attendances this Easter have been welcomed with “great joy” by Adelaide Archbishop Patrick O’Regan.

01 Apr 2021

Rising to the Easter challenge

With Easter celebrations under way around South Australia, one Catholic school community is honouring this significant time on the Christian calendar by helping those in need overseas.

31 Mar 2021

Sr Liz's plans for connecting congregations

New Vicar for Religious Sr Liz Morris rsj says a focus for her role will be connecting personally with the more than 300 Sisters, Brothers and clergy in the Adelaide Archdiocese.

18 Mar 2021

SA MPs urged to focus on end of life care

Archbishop O’Regan has called for State Parliament to improve end of life care instead of legalising assisted suicide in a strong message of opposition to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill before the Upper House.

18 Mar 2021

Milestone for Plenary Council

The journey to the historic Fifth Plenary Council of Australia has reached a significant milestone with the release of the instrumentum laboris (working document).

08 Mar 2021

Archbishop O'Regan blesses Vinnies House of Welcome

The core Christian value of welcoming a stranger was highlighted by Archbishop O'Regan at the blessing of the Vinnies House of Welcome at Kilburn and Vinnies Refugee and Asylum Seeker Service today.

07 Mar 2021

Hutt St Centre upgrade a godsend

Light, open and airy spaces fit-for-purpose are a feature of the Hutt St Centre’s redevelopment which was officially opened on February 28.

04 Mar 2021

Will and grace and the journey to Easter

...one of the important ceremonies in the life of any diocese is what we call the Rite of Election. It is the ceremony that each diocese celebrates on the First Sunday of Lent each year...

03 Mar 2021

Tanzanian women learn new skills through Caritas program

Young women in Tanzania are gaining new skills and looking to a bright future thanks to a Caritas Australia program funded through the annual Project Compassion Lenten Appeal.

17 Feb 2021

Fringe: pipe organ concerts - artists announced

Save these dates – Wednesdays: March 3, 10, 17. The schedule for this year’s free Fringe lunchtime concerts in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral has been released, with some familiar faces returning.

16 Feb 2021

Serving up compassion on Shrove Tuesday

The traditional pancake cook-up followed the schools launch of Project Compassion in a liturgy involving students from the college and neighbouring Catholic schools.

11 Feb 2021

Comfort of prayer - Archbishop O'Regan

Although Archbishop Wilson was far from well, his death on January 17 was sudden and unexpected...I had the chance to visit him many occasions; sometimes it was very brief, other times well over two hours.

05 Feb 2021

'Be more' for Project Compassion

Catholics around Australia are asked to ‘Be More’ for this year’s Project Compassion charity campaign which begins in mid-February.

03 Feb 2021

Dedicated servant laid to rest

Archbishop Wilson...laid to rest today...has been remembered as a man who lived his faith daily, worked tirelessly for the protection of children and the vulnerable, and who embraced the cross he was given.

02 Feb 2021

Clergy pay last respects to Archbishop Wilson

Clergy and staff of the Adelaide Archdiocese said their farewells to Archbishop Philip Wilson this morning, in the lead up to his Funeral Mass which will be held tomorrow, February 3 at 11am.

18 Jan 2021

Faithful pay tribute to Archbishop Wilson

Tributes are flowing for Archbishop Philip Wilson who died yesterday at the age of 70.

17 Jan 2021

Death of Archbishop Philip Wilson

Archbishop Wilson, who served as Bishop of Wollongong and Archbishop of Adelaide during 45 years of priestly ministry, has died...

10 Jan 2021

Welsh slate on way to Cathedral

Church roofing expert James Henry is hoping his Christmas wish this year will come true, with the safe arrival of more than 25,000 tonnes of slate...

10 Jan 2021

Vinnies president happy to serve

A mix up over the bookings for a parish hall was the catalyst for Brad Hocking joining the local Vinnies conference in his mid-20s.

30 Jun 2020

Life lessons for seminarians

‘Holiness isn’t for wimps!’ That has been one of the life lessons learned by seminarian Anthony Beltrame during the challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic.

25 Jun 2019

Australian bishops meet Pope Francis

Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to the Australian Catholic bishops and encouraged them to explore new ways of being missionary in Australia at this time. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

13 Jun 2019

Themes for Plenary Council announced

The Plenary Council 2020 has moved into its next phase of preparation with the announcement on Pentecost Sunday of the National Themes for Discernment that emerged from a historic process of listening to the voices of more than 222,000 people.

17 Apr 2018

An emotional moment

'Is my dad in Heaven?' child asks Pope Francis.

10 Apr 2018

New papal document

The title, “Rejoice and be glad", or in latin “Gaudete et Exsultate", speaks of the call to holiness in the world today. 

15 Feb 2018

Pope first to sign up

Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

18 Dec 2015

Christmas Mass times

View a full list of Mass and Reconciliation times for the Adelaide Cathedral parish churches.

22 Sep 2015

ACYF presenters announced

Australian Catholic Youth Festival has announced first round of homegrown speakers and presenters for December Adelaide event.






22 Sep 2015

8th World meeting of families

The Congress being held in Philadelphia, Sept 22-25, will address real life challenges that families go through as a couple and as parents.

15 Sep 2015

Youth Festival update

Preparations are gearing up for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival being held in Adelaide December 3-5.





13 Sep 2015

Vocations week

Southern Cross celebrates vocations week with stories of people who have responded to the call in our diocese and beyond, starting with Fr Tru.