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.

05 Mar 2021

Barry's long search for the gift of faith

It’s been a long and sometimes bumpy ride as he has navigated his faith journey, but now at the age of 82, Barry Horwood says there is a “sense of comfort” as he prepares to become a Catholic.

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.

22 Dec 2020

New deacons step closer to priesthood

There was cause for much celebration as seminarians Anthony and Olek were ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop O’Regan.

21 Dec 2020

Book prize to honour Denis Edwards

Prominent Australian theological publisher, ATF Press, has announced that in 2021 its ATF Theological Book Prize will be named in honour of the late Fr Denis Edwards OAM.

16 Dec 2020

Christmas gift for future generations

As Christmas celebrations begin, many South Australians will be hoping to put the difficulties of 2020 behind them.

07 Dec 2020

Come all ye faithful...COVID style

Christmas Mass-goers are being urged to check with their local parish about times and details of services due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on attendance limits and safety protocols.

04 Dec 2020

The joy of advent and God's faithfulness - Archbishop O'Regan

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, one of the great joys of coming to Adelaide is the unexpected surprise of November.

30 Nov 2020

Fr Odiwa to return home – as bishop

When anyone congratulates Father Michael Odiwa on his appointment as Bishop of the Kenyan diocese of Homa Bay he “tears up”.

27 Nov 2020

Eileen O’Connor cause goes virtual

A new website and social media platforms have been created to promote the pathway to sainthood for the co-founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor, Eileen O’Connor.

20 Nov 2020

Masses resume on Sunday

Churches in SA will reopen in time for Sunday Mass but with restricted numbers in place. This follows the announcement today by Premier Steven Marshall that the State-wide lockdown will cease from 11.59pm Sat. Nov. 21.

18 Nov 2020

Churches close as SA goes into lockdown

South Australian Catholic communities have been asked to pray for the wellbeing of each other as churches close due to the six day lockdown imposed as a circuit breaker for the latest COVID-19 outbreak.

12 Nov 2020

New Centacare director appointed

Archbishop of Adelaide Patrick O’Regan has announced the appointment of Sarah McRae as the new director of Centacare Catholic Family Services.

01 Nov 2020

Double celebration for local Church

The Catholic Church in South Australia celebrated two significant events last month – the installation of the new Bishop of Port Pirie Diocese and the ordination to priesthood of Pat Lopresti.

01 Nov 2020

Drawn into the communion of saints – Archbishop O'Regan

Recently I have visited two museums...Mary MacKillop Museum in Kensington, and, second, more recently, the Jesuit Retreat Centre’s historical display at Sevenhill. Both well worth a visit.

28 Oct 2020

Port Pirie Diocese welcomes new bishop

The diversity and unity of the vast Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie was on show for a worldwide audience at the installation ceremony of Bishop Karol Kulczycki SDS today.

27 Oct 2020

Heeding the call of God

The ordination of the Archdiocese’s newest priest, Pasquale (Pat) Lopresti, at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Saturday was an opportunity to celebrate the “great generosity of God”.

26 Oct 2020

Boost for new Holocaust Museum

A new Holocaust Museum located in the Catholic Church's historic Fennescey House has been given a massive boost following the announcement...the Federal Govt. will provide $2.5m to expand its exhibitions and education program.

19 Oct 2020

Statue blessing marks sainthood anniversary

A new statue of Mary MacKillop was unveiled in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral as part of the Adelaide Archdiocese's celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of her canonisation on October 17.

19 Oct 2020

Papal honours for SA leaders

Pope Francis has appointed two Adelaide parishioners, Bill Griffiths (Cathedral) and Greg Crafter AO (Norwood), as Knights of the Order of St Gregory the Great.

08 Oct 2020

Journey to Port Pirie via Poland

The universality of the Catholic Church was on display on September 29 when Salvatorian priest Karol Kulczycki was ordained a bishop for the Diocese of Port Pirie in Trzebinia, Poland...

08 Oct 2020

Seek the Lord each day - Archbishop O'Regan

St Bernard of Clairvaux 1090-1153 once wrote ‘A saint is not someone who never sins, but one who sins less and less frequently and gets up more and more quickly’.

06 Oct 2020

Fresh look at Australia's first saint

As the nation prepares to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Mary MacKillop on October 17, budding young artists...have produced their own unique visual interpretations of Australia’s first and only saint.

06 Oct 2020

Forum planned for Plenary journey

The Archdiocese’s journey of discernment to the Plenary Council will be “reignited” with a forum at Thebarton Community Centre later this month.

01 Oct 2020

Australia's newest bishop ordained in Poland

Salvatorian priest Karol Kulczycki was ordained a bishop for the Diocese of Port Pirie in Trzebinia, Poland, by Philippines prelate and Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana.

14 Sep 2020

Port Pirie bishop to be installed next month

Fr Karol Kulczycki SDS, Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Port Pirie, will be installed on October 28 after being ordained in Poland later this month.

14 Sep 2020

Centacare offering ongoing support

Phone counselling for people struggling with family stress, social isolation and other challenges in the wake of COVID-19 continues to be accessed from Centacare.

08 Sep 2020

Fitting the pieces together for child protection

Young people throughout the Archdiocese will be able to put their puzzle solving skills to the test as part of National Child Protection Week celebrations in September.

08 Sep 2020

Church needs more deacons – Deacon Nick Kerr

Vocations to the permanent diaconate are growing faster than any other vocation in the Church. In Australia the number of deacons is still small but it’s growing quickly. It could double or treble in the next 10 years.

02 Sep 2020

Blessing of holy oils worth the wait

Delayed by four months and held under very different conditions, the Chrism Mass on August 18 was nonetheless cause for great celebration as representatives from parishes gathered to receive their holy oils.

02 Sep 2020

To live life to the full - Archbishop O'Regan

As time permits I have been attempting to visit as many Mass centres in the Archdiocese as possible. I’m told there are around 143 different places where Mass is celebrated so this will take some time.

01 Sep 2020

Homeless service navigating way through pandemic

Virtual events, creative ways to raise money and not planning too far in advance – that’s the new reality for Catherine House as it tries to navigate the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

13 Aug 2020

Seeing the hand of God everywhere

...From an early age I had heard about Penola, and what great seeds of faith had been planted there by Mary MacKillop and Fr Julian Tenison Woods, yet I’d not ever been there... – Archbishop Pat

03 Aug 2020

Pope appoints new bishop of Port Pirie

Pope Francis has announced the appointment of Fr Karol Kulczycki SDS, the former head of the Salvatorians in Australia, as the new bishop of the Diocese of Port Pirie.

30 Jul 2020

‘Invisible hand’ helps to keep Mass running smoothly

If you’ve ever attended a Mass celebrated by the Archbishop in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, chances are you will recognise the face of Michelle Tie.

29 Jul 2020

Discerning your vocation in the COVID desert

As the Archdiocese prepares to celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week in August, Vocations director Fr Peter Zwaans says it’s important to get the basics right when discerning a vocation.

23 Jul 2020

Tapping into direct giving

Not having any cash in your purse or wallet will no longer be an excuse for not contributing to collections during Mass, thanks to the introduction of direct giving via your mobile phone.

07 Jul 2020

Walking together in the Spirit

The gifts that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics bring to the Australian Church were celebrated in Adelaide and around the country through the live streaming of Mass from St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on July 5.

01 Jul 2020

Vibrant celebration in thanks of St Thomas

The Indian Catholic community of Adelaide came together to celebrate the feast of St Thomas the Apostle, the patron saint of India, on July 3.

01 Jul 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.

01 Jul 2020

The light bearer - Archbishop O'Regan

...I began my ministry on the feast of Mary Help of Christians, may she who bore the light bearer allow us and assist us to do the same for our world. God is good, good indeed!

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.

19 Jun 2020

Revised Plenary Council dates announced

The rescheduled dates for the two assemblies for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia have been confirmed by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

10 Jun 2020

Back to Mass for a few

South Australian Catholics have returned to Mass, albeit in much smaller numbers, following the easing of restrictions on places of worship.

10 Jun 2020

Changing the way young people experience Church

The suspension of Masses and cancellation of gatherings over the past few months have proved challenging for parishioners, but for young people the opportunity to readily access more resources online has been a welcome addition to their faith lives...

03 Jun 2020

God is good indeed - Archbishop Patrick's installation homily

My dear sisters and brothers, I greet each one of you today. Had things been different, I would dearly have loved that as many of you as possible could have been here today.

26 May 2020

Moving celebration for Adelaide's new shepherd

Archbishop Patrick O’Regan was installed in a near empty Cathedral today but the occasion was full of beauty, grace and emotion as the former Bishop of Sale and priest of Bathurst committed himself to his new flock.

22 May 2020

New dates for Plenary assemblies

The two assemblies for the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will now take place in October 2021 and April 2022, following the disruption of the original schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 May 2020

Frequently asked questions about new archbishop and the installation

The installation will be live streaming on Monday, May 25, 10.30am and replayed at 4pm on Ch 44, here's some FAQs that will help you understand what's going on. Details of Mass booklet and FAQs here.

21 May 2020

Unique start to new Archbishop’s journey

While they may not be physically present for the installation of Archbishop O’Regan on Monday, the faithful of Adelaide will give a warm welcome to him through a video to be played before the service in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.

18 May 2020

Word of encouragement for Australian Catholics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Australians’ lives, including their worship, the Catholic bishops will entrust the country to the care of Mary Help of Christians on her feast day next week.

08 May 2020

Limited reopening of churches welcomed

The Catholic Church in SA has welcomed the announcement by Premier Steven Marshall that churches may reopen for private prayer and that funeral numbers have increased.

07 May 2020

Thank you Bishop O'Kelly

As the Archdiocese prepares to welcome its new leader, Archbishop-designate Patrick O’Regan, we pay tribute to Bishop Greg for his tireless efforts in the role of Apostolic Administrator for the past two years...

01 May 2020

Moment of grace for Archdiocese

Patrick O’Regan will be installed as the ninth Archbishop of Adelaide on the solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians, Monday May 25, at 10.30am in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.

26 Feb 2020

MacKillop podcast

The ABC has produced a podcast about St Mary MacKillop as part of a series on extraordinary Australian women called Fierce Girls.

13 Feb 2020

Amazon exhortation relevant to Australia

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon) has much to offer the Catholic Church in Australia.

22 Jan 2020

Students voice concern for Pacific region

The impacts of climate change on the Pacific region and Australia’s dwindling aid budget were two of the topics Adelaide Catholic school students discussed with Federal politicians as part of the annual Voices for Justice event held in Canberra recently.

13 Nov 2019

Message of hope for World Day of the Poor

In the lead up to the World Day of the Poor, the Church in Australia is recognising volunteers who work to bring hope to those in need.

01 Oct 2019

Mission appeal highlights Sarah’s journey of hope

Accused of witchcraft at the age of four and with her fate decided, survival seemed the best case scenario for Sarah. However, Catholic Mission’s 2019 Church Appeal...tells the story of her rescue and remarkable turnaround.

05 Jul 2019

Wanted: visionary, open-hearted, faith-filled people

The Plenary Council has opened applications for the Discernment and Writing Groups that will play a critical role in helping the Catholic Church move forward in considering the Council’s six National Themes for Discernment.

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 ... of the National Themes for Discernment that emerged from a historic process of listening to the voices of more than 222,000 people.

13 Jun 2019

New child protection standards released

The adoption of National Catholic Safeguarding Standards marks the latest milestone in the Church’s ongoing response to child sexual abuse.

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.

18 May 2018

Plenary Council 2020

Adelaide will host opening Plenary Council session in October 2020.

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. 

16 Feb 2018

Media Release

Australian bishops’ submission to the Religious Freedom Review.

15 Feb 2018

Pope first to sign up

Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

08 Jan 2018

'A remarkable story'

New Vatican publication highlights Indigenous art, culture.

11 Dec 2017

ACYF17 – it's a wrap

Perth announced as next ACYF venue as thousands flock to Mass in The Domain December 9, 2017.

05 Dec 2017

ACYF 2017

An estimated 19,000 young Catholics will converge upon Sydney for ACYF’s three-day national celebration – December 7-9.

27 Nov 2017

Advent Calendar app

New app contains a variety of videos, meditations and podcasts for the Christmas season.

19 Sep 2017

Pope, Marriage and Plebiscite

Bishops Conference's brochure provides an overview of Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage and the family for you to reflect upon.

10 May 2017

ACYF Sydney 2017

Registration opens online for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from December 7-9.

04 Jul 2016

Marriage plebiscite

Archbishop Fisher: 'Same-sex marriage opponents not bigots'.

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

Laudato Si’ video released

Catholic Earthcare Australia's video released today – Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.




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.