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

Keeping St Mary’s community together

When Masses were suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Isabel Storer knew it was going to have a big impact on parishioners at St Mary’s Church in North Adelaide.

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

Reaching out to confined seafarers

As Catholics around the nation prepare to honour the work of seafarers through the annual Sea Sunday Appeal, the local Stella Maris centre is making a touching gesture to let crews know they are “not alone” ...

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

Family's plea for prayers for COVID-19 patient answered

The Faraguna family knows only too well the importance of prayer in a crisis.

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.

19 Apr 2020

Archbishop O'Regan to be installed in May

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.

14 Apr 2020

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Free subscriptions for May, June issues of The Southern Cross - here's what you need to do.

10 Apr 2020

Hand of comfort

As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holiest time of the year... the image of Jesus being comforted by Mary on his way to the cross symbolises the need for us to care for each other...

09 Apr 2020

Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ Easter Pastoral Letter

In its history the Church has often had to live through times of plague and pestilence. In such times there is a combination of suffering and dread. Plague was like a walking assassin, unknown and undetectable. In the twenty-first century we thought we were beyond such experiences. Never did we think there would be such an international calamity.

31 Mar 2020

Pray and care for each other in testing times

In the wake of churches closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of different Christian communities in Adelaide are being encouraged to pray together at the same time each Friday morning.

20 Mar 2020

New Archbishop of Adelaide appointed

Bishop Patrick O’Regan, currently Bishop of the Diocese of Sale in Victoria, will be the new Archbishop of Adelaide.

19 Mar 2020

Bishop Greg O'Kelly's message re COVID-19

Our Church in South Australia and beyond faces an extraordinary situation when for the first time in our history Mass will not be celebrated in our parish churches, until further notice.

13 Mar 2020

Guidelines for preventing the spread of coronavirus

Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ – I am sure that commonsense and prudence of the priests and deacons will ensure that everything is done to contain the possible spread of the coronavirus.

11 Mar 2020

Coronavirus update

A number of questions have arisen concerning Holy Week, visiting the sick and collections. Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ offers guidelines. 

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.

04 Feb 2020

Edwards Fellowship

Renowned theologian and Adelaide priest Fr Denis Edwards, who died suddenly last March, has been honoured with a new fellowship in his name at the Australian Catholic University (ACU).

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.

23 Jan 2019

Over 5000 Catholic educators gather in Adelaide

The largest ever gathering of Catholic educators in South Australia will take over the Adelaide Entertainment Centre today (Wednesday 23 January).

More than 5000 teachers, school and parish leaders, priests, school administrators and Catholic Education Office staff will attend the Live Learn Lead Together conference, which will focus on the needs of young people in an evolving, globally-focused and digital world.

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.

26 Jul 2017

ACBC media statement

Call for Australia to ensure safety of those seeking asylum in our region.

10 May 2017

ACYF Sydney 2017

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

25 Aug 2016

Archbishop's Media Awards

Disability magazine shines at media awards.

04 Jul 2016

Marriage plebiscite

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

08 Feb 2016

Support for asylum seekers

Church welcomes SA Premier’s call for the State to offer a home to asylum seeker families facing deportation to Nauru.

18 Dec 2015

Christmas Mass times

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

04 Dec 2015

ACYF - Day 2

A priest who has said Mass on Mt Everest & climbed 126 of the world’s highest peaks + X Factor contestant Fr Rob Galea are two of the hits at ACYF.

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.