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.

03 Jan 2022

Youth share vibrant faith

More than 100 young people shared their experiences of faith and hopes for the local Church at the Diocesan Youth Assembly held at Nazareth College, Findon Campus last month.

03 Jan 2022

Packaging Christmas cheer for foster care families

Centacare Foster Care has bundled up the spirit of Christmas to spread joy to households across Adelaide. Cibo Espresso vouchers and special surprises for children...

16 Dec 2021

Faithful politician elects to take new path

As he prepares to retire from politics after a career spanning 4 decades, State Treasurer Rob Lucas MLC reflects on some of the highs and lows...and how his Catholic faith has continued to be  a guiding light.

16 Dec 2021

Gizi's story a flicker of light in the darkness

Dr Ron Hoenig’s deep commitment to interfaith relations has its roots in German-occupied Hungary where his Jewish mother was protected by a young Christian municipal guard...

12 Dec 2021

KI parish in hopeful hands

The small rural parish of Kangaroo Island has experienced its fair share of hardship in recent times, on top of the ongoing challenges facing remote Catholic communities.

11 Dec 2021

The Christmas Love Letter

When was the last time you received a love letter?...Often these types of letters are treasures poured over and preserved as it crystallises in one moment...

11 Dec 2021

Songs of joy

A family that plays together stays together. That’s the advice of Arthur Siox, choirmaster at Holy Cross Church, Goodwood, who sings with 3 of his 5children at Sunday Masses, and at special events in the Cathedral.

19 Nov 2021

Local voice on Vatican youth body

Adelaide’s Madeline Forde has been appointed to the international youth advisory body established by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.

09 Nov 2021

Happy hiking

Want to rejuvenate or celebrate your faith with others during the coming Advent season? Then Alyse de Souza has the perfect suggestion, ‘go take a hike’!

08 Nov 2021

‘If you knew the gift of God’

...three significant events have happened within our church: our local Diocesan Assembly, the first session of the Fifth Plenary Council of the Catholic Church in Australia and the beginning phase of the...synodality.

08 Nov 2021

Local consultation opens for Synod

The Adelaide Archdiocese plans to engage with “voices not yet fully heard or expressed” as part of the consultation process for the international Synod of Bishops.

01 Nov 2021

Knights prepare for centenary

Planning is well in hand for next year’s centenary celebrations of the Knights of the Southern Cross (KSC) in South Australia. ...milestone anniversary that will be recognised in Adelaide from May 27-29.

21 Oct 2021

Design a Christmas card

The Southern Cross and Catholic Education SA is calling for students in the Adelaide and Port Pirie dioceses to use their artistic skills to design Archbishop Patrick O’Regan’s 2021 Christmas card.

18 Oct 2021

Adelaide joins global faith day of action

St Francis Xavier's Catholic Cathedral in Adelaide was among 110 places of worship across Australia displaying banners or holding events as part of a global faith day of action yesterday.

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.

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.