20 Sep 2022

Caring for the Earth is close to home

The wisdom of ‘seniors’ and people from different cultures is being harnessed by a program established by members of the Croydon Park parish in response to Laudato Si’ and Pope’s call to respond to the cry of the Earth.

15 Sep 2022

Fertile ground for conversion

As Adelaide Archdiocese celebrates the Season of Creation during September, many school and parish communities are finding ways to heed Pope Francis’ call to care for our common home.

15 Sep 2022

Best friends make a perfect match

Spending time together, having common interests and ‘generally liking each other’ have provided the foundations for 50 years of happily married life, according to Lockleys parishioners Erica and Aldo Floreani.

05 Sep 2022

In the air and on the ground

“You’re lucky,” says the person next to me. “You don’t see that every day. You’re lucky you’ve come both on a clear day and now!

05 Sep 2022

Magnets with a message for Safeguarding Sunday

Parishes around the State will mark National Child Protection Week and Safeguarding Sunday by distributing fridge magnets to children to encourage them to have a say.

01 Sep 2022

Bringing Outback wisdom to big smoke

The Church needs to be flexible, and with the Spirit this can be achieved, says Maltese-born Charles Gauci, known to many as the Outback bishop.

01 Sep 2022

Catholic tennis hits 100

Tennis in South Australia began in the 1870s and quickly gained impetus with the founding members of the colony. Courts were established mostly upon private property, one of the early facilities being ‘The Acacias’ where Loreto College stands today.

26 Aug 2022

Spotlight on Catholic schools

Catholic schools across the State will be opening their doors and showcasing their offerings to the wider community as part of the annual ‘open week’ event starting today.

26 Aug 2022

Voices of youth to be heard

The hopes and ideas of young Catholics will be discussed and prioritised at the 2022 Diocesan Youth Assembly being held at St Thomas School, Goodwood, on September 17.

12 Aug 2022

Moving with the times

Serving as a priest since 1957, Monsignor Rob Egar (or Fr Rob as he likes to be known) says he has learned to “roll with the punches” in an ever-changing world and Church.

06 Aug 2022

New priest looks forward to ministries of the future

Ordained in the familiar surrounds of St David’s Church in the Tea Tree Gully parish...Fr Nash will return home for his first appointment as assistant parish priest to St David’s and St Pius X Church at Dernancourt...

01 Aug 2022

Ordination to diaconate

The journey to the priesthood continues for seminarian James Thomson, who will be ordained to the diaconate in Adelaide next month.

01 Aug 2022

Celebrating Vocations Week

In his message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations earlier this year, Pope Francis said: “…in every vocation, we are met with the gaze of God, who calls us. 

15 Jul 2022

Hearing the voices of many

In our continuing series on the Interim Diocesan Pastoral Council, Holly Roberts and Fr Manu Kumbidiyamackal explain why they nominated to be on the Council and share their hopes for the future.

15 Jul 2022

Celebrating the Sacrament of the Sick

The experience of sickness and suffering can make us feel anxious and alone. We need someone to be with us, to comfort us, to listen to us, to encourage us.

13 Jul 2022

Monica's NAIDOC gift to Centacare

AFLW best-and-fairest Anne Hatchard has lit up Country in boots bearing her dots. SANFLW players have proudly worn her designs in Indigenous Round.

07 Jul 2022

Standing on the shoulders

Sharing stories and experiences of the Catholic Deaf Community with Archbishop Patrick O’Regan was a highlight of the 60th anniversary celebrations held at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Kingswood, in May.

06 Jul 2022

Plenary Council members pray for Christian unity

Members of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia were encouraged on Tuesday evening to embrace the “new and demanding urgency” of ecumenism.

05 Jul 2022

Grandparents a treasure to cherish

The valuable role older members of the Church play in their families and forming the faith of the younger generation will be honoured in parishes around the Archdiocese later this month.

04 Jul 2022

Romero Rock Mass rejoicing 50 years

“The Mass is a life-giver, a celebration which is to involve us all... We need to include young people’s music and language so they can express their concerns in the liturgy.” – Sr Janet Mead rsm

04 Jul 2022

A sign of the times

The second and final assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia will be held from July 3-9 in Sydney. It is the first such gathering for the Catholic Church in Australia since 1937.

22 Jun 2022

Celebrating vocation of families

The gift of families to the Church will be celebrated at the 10th World Meeting of Families (WMOF) being held in Rome later this month.

20 Jun 2022

See, judge and act in today’s world

The 25th anniversary of Fr Hugh O'Sullivan's death was marked with a memorial Mass. Fr Dean Marin reflects on Fr Hugh’s work with the YCW; the importance of the movement and ministry of its founder, Cardinal Cardijn.

02 Jun 2022

Procession of love for Mary and Ukraine

Almost 1500 faithful representing Catholic parishes and 13 multicultural communities throughout the Archdiocese gathered to honour Mary, Mother of the Church, at the annual Marian Procession.

02 Jun 2022

A stitch in time

A country teacher with a love for detective work has written the fascinating history of how English nuns came to establish one of Adelaide’s leading needlework studios.

01 Jun 2022

Marian Procession in focus

About 1500 faithful attended the annual Marian Procession held at the Adelaide Showgrounds on May 22. Click here for pictures of the event.

31 May 2022

Interfaith communities listen and share

Faith community representatives from across Adelaide gathered for ‘interfaith dialogue’ in April hosted by Archbishop Patrick O’Regan and his support staff.

18 May 2022

DPC - Rachele Tullio

... I have always been involved in a parish. As a youngster, I attended St Joseph’s Primary School in Thebarton. It was with the Sisters of St Joseph that my real relationship with God started.

18 May 2022

DPC – Stephen Bampton

From early in life my faith has been a core part of my identity and I deeply believe that parish and diocesan life more broadly have played roles in shaping both my youth and the person I am today.

16 May 2022

Pope calls for a Church that listens

'Listening with the ear of your heart' is the theme of Pope Francis’ message for World Communications Day being celebrated in Australia on May 22 this year.

10 May 2022

Knights celebrate 100 years of service

A gathering of 32 men in a room at the back of the Cathedral Hall was the early beginnings of an Order that has served the South Australian Catholic community with its good works over the past 100 years.

09 May 2022

Support flows for Ukrainian refugees

There has been an outpouring of financial and emotional support for the more than 140 Ukrainians who have fled the war in their homeland and sought refuge in Adelaide over recent weeks.

09 May 2022

Globetrotting bishop arrives in Australia

Archbishop Charles Balvo has arrived as Pope Francis’ ambassador to Australia in what the 70 year old believes will be his final assignment after having already served 35 years in the Vatican’s diplomatic service.

20 Apr 2022

Ukrainian Easter traditions continue

When many Catholic Ukrainians fled their homeland after the Second World War and came to countries like Australia, they brought with them the rich traditions of their culture and faith.

19 Apr 2022

Stations of the Cross find their way to Adelaide

A unique set of metal sculptures forming the Way of the Cross, commissioned more than 60 years ago by a small rural Catholic community in SA, has found a new home hundreds of kilometres away in Nth Adelaide.

14 Apr 2022

Easter Mass-goers encouraged to wear masks

The Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, Patrick O'Regan, has encouraged worshippers to continue wearing masks when attending services over the Easter period.

10 Apr 2022

Remember why you started!

For Catholics, Easter is preceded by a time of preparation called Lent which seeks to renew our minds and hearts that we might, with joy, celebrate the central feast of our faith, the resurrection of Christ.

15 Mar 2022

Joyful ordinations during Lent

It was a day of joyful celebration and reflection on a long journey, at times interrupted by a pandemic, as the Adelaide Archdiocese welcomed two new priests into its fold over the weekend.

06 Mar 2022

Project Compassion supporting future generations

Catholic school students were encouraged to build strong foundations in their lives and open their hearts to those in need around the world, as the 2022 Project Compassion appeal was launched in schools on Shrove Tuesday.

04 Mar 2022

Triplets a precious gift from God

It was a long wait for Jasmine and Van Nguyen but their lives are full of Faith, Hope and Joy since their triplets came into the world last September.

01 Mar 2022

What's in it for us?

Sometimes we humans make decisions based solely on the principle of ‘What’s in it for me?’ Before deciding to contribute to something, sometimes there is a subtle calculus we apply to see, well, ‘what’s in it for me?’.

01 Mar 2022

Museum volunteer inspired by saint

Pauline Grear has had a long association with the Sisters of St Joseph so when her friend told her the Mary MacKillop Museum at Kensington needed volunteers, she jumped at the chance to help.

23 Feb 2022

St Josephine Bakhita Mass

The World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking was held on February 8, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, who is the patron saint of Sudan and victims of slavery.

18 Feb 2022

Preparing for long-awaited ordinations

Planning is well underway for the long-awaited ordinations to the priesthood of Olek Stirrat and Anthony Beltrame which will be held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Saturday March 12.

18 Feb 2022

Ambassadors enlisted to promote Lenten Appeal

Project Compassion Sunday will be celebrated...on February 27 to mark the start of the annual Lenten campaign. This year parishes are being asked to appoint a Caritas ambassador/s to promote the appeal...

08 Feb 2022

New schools open in year of expansion

Two new schools, additional year levels for four regional schools and a record intake of more than 48,000 students have provided a positive start to the year for Catholic education in South Australia.

08 Feb 2022

High hopes for rail trail to 'holy place'

A new $2.1m walking and cycling trail in the South East has been backed by the Adelaide Archdiocese in the hope it will encourage more pilgrimages to Penola.

07 Feb 2022

Changing of the Guard

It was a time for farewells over the holiday period as a number of priests prepared to take on new appointments in various parishes around the State and a new Vicar General taking the reins.

07 Feb 2022

How long, O Lord?

In mid-January 2020 who would have thought that two years on we would still be encountering the unpredictability of the COVID pandemic?

18 Jan 2022

Pope Francis appoints new ambassador to Australia

Pope Francis has announced that American Archbishop Charles Balvo, a veteran of the Vatican’s diplomatic service for more than 30 years, will serve as the next Apostolic Nuncio to Australia.

18 Jan 2022

Caritas urges Aussies to support Tonga

Caritas Australia has called on Australians to support their Pacific Island neighbours as they recover from the recent devastating volcanic eruption.

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.

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”.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.