20 May 2024

Living life in full bloom

Lorraine Muir is the kind of person who likes to stop and smell the roses (all flowers for that matter). She believes there’s no better time to do so than in the second half of life.

20 May 2024

A man and tome of many chapters

Last month was a particularly busy one for Passionist priest Fr Jeff as he celebrated, not only his 91st birthday but the launch of a book at the Vietnamese Catholic Community – a project he worked on for nine years.

06 May 2024

Living Easter

...Numbers of catechumen were up this year...Expectant hearts thirsting for the living God beamed as the living waters of baptism cascaded over them, welling up to eternal life.

06 May 2024

Building strong sense of community

After almost five years ministering in Adelaide, Fr Lancy D’Silva CSC says he feels “really blessed” to be part of the Archdiocese and the Catholic community here.

01 May 2024

Following in her footsteps

As the 75th annual Marian Procession approaches thousands of Catholics from throughout SA are preparing to march together...in a public display of their faith and to honour Mary.

01 May 2024

Outback and city voices being heard in Rome

Outback SA priest Fr Paul Crotty is one of two priests selected by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference currently attending a global gathering at the Vatican.

23 Apr 2024

Ode to creatures great and small

When carer Gaylia Johns read the poem ‘I Spoke to You in Whispers’ to Wallaroo’s Star of the Sea Home for the Aged residents during an in-house Anzac Day service in 2021, it brought tears to their eyes.

23 Apr 2024

Gone but not forgotten on Anzac Day

Fr Mark Sexton has lived a life comprised of many chapters; the most interesting lives often are. It is a life the Northern Light parish priest will never take for granted.

02 Apr 2024

Applause for Lithuanian community musician

From listening to her immigrant parents and their friends sing Lithuanian songs late into the night to playing the organ every Sunday at St Casimir Chapel, music has been a big part of Nemira Stapleton’s life.

02 Apr 2024

Marian Procession takes a different turn

The annual Marian Procession in Adelaide’s CBD again this year has a new route. The 75th procession celebrated on Pentecost Sunday (May 19), will begin at Victoria Park (Wakefield Rd) and end at Victoria Square.

30 Mar 2024

Being Easter people

Recently it seemed that Australia had a ‘Swift’ mania moment, with the visit of the American singer Taylor Swift. While knowing nothing about her music, the effects of her visit on so many are extraordinary.

30 Mar 2024

Easter gift of faith

Easter is a time of transformation for all Christians but especially for those men and women being baptised into the Catholic Church.

17 Mar 2024

Call for stronger international action in Gaza conflict

Caritas Australia has joined its counterparts in Canada and New Zealand in calling for their government heads to act on earlier calls for a sustainable ceasefire in Gaza.

17 Mar 2024

Catechumens welcomed at Rite of Election

Catechumens in the Adelaide Archdiocese have been welcomed and encouraged in their faith journey as they prepare to be received into the Catholic Church at Easter.

16 Mar 2024

More than a matter of saying ‘I do’

Relationship education is an important part of preparation for marriage and perhaps even more so for people who meet on dating apps.

14 Mar 2024

Ten works of penance

If Lent has become routine or hollow for you, consider these ten forms of penance from the tradition and what they might look like for you today.

25 Feb 2024

Colourful celebration to honour St Bakhita

More than 350 people celebrated the feast of St Josephine Bakhita in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral on Sunday February 11.

23 Feb 2024

Sounds of joy from aspiring church organists

The future of church organ music in Adelaide is looking bright thanks to a new youth tuition program based at St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.

16 Feb 2024

Caritas anniversary highlights local links

Adelaide Archdiocese will host Caritas Australia’s 60th anniversary celebrations this month, in recognition of the international aid and development agency’s long and vibrant connection with SA.

16 Feb 2024

Sharing the fun across aged care homes

An Olympics featuring board games, a Scrabble championship and even carpet bowls, is just one of the many events being planned to bring together residents in Calvary’s 7 aged care homes in Adelaide.

03 Feb 2024

Inspired by time with Pope Francis

Adelaide Catholic youth leader Maddy Forde recently had the privilege of meeting Pope Francis and presenting him with a gift from Catholic Education South Australia.

02 Feb 2024

Recognising outstanding young citizens

Ten graduates from Catholic colleges in SA will be acknow-ledged for their commitment to both their studies and their local communities at the presentation this month of the 2023 Governor of SA Commendations...

02 Feb 2024

Mia defies the odds

Overcoming leukaemia and losing her mum to cancer when she was in Year 12 has only served to strengthen Mia Eliseo’s goal to study medicine.

01 Feb 2024

What do we really want in life?

There is something refreshing that happens when a new year begins. It presents the opportunity to participate more deeply in God’s mercy as we set the counters back to zero and begin again. 

17 Jan 2024

Increasing demand for Vinnies services

An increasing number of people are struggling with cost of living rises and reaching out for assistance from Vinnies for the first time, according to one of the leaders of the St Vincent de Paul Society in SA.

10 Jan 2024

Passion for social justice drives Mercy Sister

In her golden anniversary year as a Sister of Mercy, Meredith Evans is showing no signs of slowing down as she continues the work that earned her the title of 2024 Senior South Australian of the Year.

09 Jan 2024

Kenyan connection brings Father George to SA

With his friends calling him ‘small Father’ when he was in high school, it’s little wonder that George Ochola Oluoch ended up becoming a priest in the Kenyan diocese of Homa Bay.

29 Dec 2023

Gift of foster caring

If Lucy Cassar had her way, she would be mum to 10 kids, but for now she is more than happy being a full-time foster carer to “the best child in the universe”.

28 Dec 2023

Call to join Walk for Life

Parishes are being urged to organise groups to join the annual Walk for Life in the city in February. Adelaide Vicar General Father Dean Marin said Catholics’ involvement in the event had grown in recent years.

22 Dec 2023

Four-legged friends cheer up patients

Being unwell and in hospital at Christmas time can be particularly difficult, however at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital a “gentle and peaceful” dog called Lila is helping to make a difference...

21 Dec 2023

Croatian priest a welcome arrival

Fluent in several languages, a history buff and author, newly arrived priest Fr Luka Poljak brings a youthful perspective to his ministry with the Croatian Catholic Community and Adelaide Archdiocese.

19 Dec 2023

Clergy appointments

Father Lancy D’Silva CSC will take over as Dean of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral and Administrator of the Adelaide Cathedral parish, as part of the clergy appointments announced this month.

16 Dec 2023

A celebration 800 years in the making

It is 800 years since St Francis of Assisi made the first Christmas crib in the Italian village of Greccio.

15 Dec 2023

Seeing salvation

Where is God? Who is God? These are questions that the heart of every human being asks at some stage of their life. We answer them in various ways.

29 Nov 2023

Priest without borders

Robert Joseph Egar was the seventh of nine children born to Eugene and Dorothea Egar on July 22 1933. His younger sister Ruth became a Sister of Mercy and younger brother Tony became a Passionist priest.

23 Nov 2023

What's in a name?

The ministry known and loved for many years as the Office of Worship in the Archdiocese of Adelaide has been renamed Community Life and Worship.

06 Nov 2023

Fostering faith formation with joy

A new document aimed at fostering the faith of all the people of God in the Archdiocese of Adelaide was launched at the Marion Hotel last month.

02 Nov 2023

Hopeful pilgrims at Rome Synod - Archbishop O'Regan

Walk out the front door on a Wednesday and you are immediately struck by the surging crowds heading toward the general audience with Pope Francis.

01 Nov 2023

Praying for peace in the Holy Land

People of faith were encouraged to continue to ‘pray and build friendships’ as they gathered for an ecumenical service calling for peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

01 Nov 2023

Pope Francis warns against 'supermarket of salvation'

Pope Francis has called out the parish “price list” for sacramental services, clericalism and young priests who want to wear “cassocks and hats” in a strong address to the Synod in Rome.

29 Oct 2023

Referendum should usher in new era: Bishop Gauci

Despite the referendum to establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in the Constitution not succeeding, Australia needs to find a way to address the inequalities many First Nations people face, Bishop Charles Gauci has said.

23 Oct 2023

Faithful urged to 'pray the news'

People of faith were encouraged to continue to ‘pray and build friendships’ as they gathered for an ecumenical service calling for peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

22 Oct 2023

Catholic Mission month

Mission is supporting missionaries around the world to change lives. Aligning with the Salesian Sisters’ mission, Sr Carolina set out to be of service to her people...

13 Oct 2023

Praying for peace in Middle East

An ecumenical prayer service for peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories will be held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Wednesday October 18 at 7pm.

06 Oct 2023

Christmas card competition

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 2023 Christmas card.

06 Oct 2023

Adelaide feels like home

Having spent nearly all her life in the northern hemisphere, Canadian liturgist Dr Simone Brosig is feeling a sense of familiarity as she makes her new home in Adelaide and takes on a leadership role with the Pastoral Services Team.

06 Oct 2023

Deacon Daryl a humble hall of famer

When Daryl Hicks was first informed that he was going to be inducted into the South Australian National Football League Hall of Fame, he told his wife Tricia he “wasn’t that good”.

01 Oct 2023

Historic Synod enlarges the tent

One of the most significant events in the life of the Catholic Church since Vatican II will kick off on October 4 when the opening Mass of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod is held in St Peter’s Square.

24 Sep 2023

Global focus for local Indigenous leader

Adelaide First Nations leader John Lochowiak is one of five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending an international Catholic gathering in Washington DC, ...

24 Sep 2023

Making a difference together

The tenth anniversary of the annual Catholic Charities Thanksgiving Mass on September 5 was an opportunity to celebrate the generosity of donors over many years.

21 Sep 2023

Young stars set to shine

Voices are singing in harmony, the dance moves are in sync and an array of instruments are in tune as the countdown begins for the annual Catholic Schools Music Festival later this month.

21 Sep 2023

Newcomer no stranger to Josephite spirit

New manager of the Mary MacKillop Precinct, Kensington, Amanda Taverna, has big shoes to fill but her firsthand experience of the Josephite charism and the canonisation of Australia’s first saint...

09 Sep 2023

KI looks to future with hope

Bouncing back after a few years of hard times that included bushfires and COVID, the small Catholic community on Kangaroo Island says it has a lot to be thankful for...

06 Sep 2023

Focus on children’s rights

Parishes prepare to mark Safeguarding Sunday on September 10 at the conclusion of National Child Protection Week...

03 Sep 2023

Persistence pays off

...I never cease to marvel at how aptly the Word of God, proclaimed in the daily readings, has that delightful knack of speaking to us, challenging us in the here-and-now.

03 Sep 2023

Celebrating the Season of Creation

Parishioners throughout the Archdiocese are being encouraged to ‘tune in to nature and to each other’ during the Season of Creation celebration - Sept 1 to Oct 4...

28 Aug 2023

Aboriginal leader 'honoured' to attend Synod

Adelaide Indigenous community leader John Lochowiak says he is "honoured" & "overwhelmed" to be among 10 Catholics from the Oceania region chosen to participate in the upcoming Synod of Bishops in Rome.

28 Aug 2023

Port Elliot cemetery to close

Planning is underway to close one of the oldest Catholic cemeteries on the Fleurieu Peninsula...The historical cemetery is located on the corner of Leeds and Cameron streets.

23 Aug 2023

World Cup inspires mission

St Joseph’s School Hindmarsh where students are busy brushing up their skills with the round ball in readiness for this year’s Socktober event.

23 Aug 2023

New Eparch visits Adelaide

Bishop John Panamthottathil, the newly ordained Eparch of the Syro-Malabar faithful in Australia and Oceania, received a warm and heartfelt welcome during his recent visit to Adelaide.

14 Aug 2023

New vision launched

The Adelaide Archdiocese’s new vision and mission statements were launched last month at the first of three sessions on the upcoming Synod in Rome.

10 Aug 2023

Croatia’s gift to Australia

It’s a long way from her home country of Croatia but Sr Ljilja (Lily) Muzic ASC says while she “never dreamed” of living in Australia, it is all part of God’s plan.

09 Aug 2023

Ministry of prayer

It all started with a taxi driver asking her to pray for him and from there Josephite Sister Margaret Hehir’s ministry has grown to see her now praying for nearly 1500 people each day.

07 Aug 2023

Missionary in his own backyard

...“Something I have learnt in these 12 months is that everywhere is missionary these days; mission fields are not geographical, they are very much existential.”

01 Aug 2023

Cross marks Mary MacKillop feast day

A 2.7m high cross made from the floorboards of the first school established by Mary MacKillop in Penola will be the centrepiece of the feast day Mass for Australia’s first saint at Kensington on August 8.

14 Jul 2023

Long-serving Centacare leader retires

Centacare Catholic Family Services deputy executive director Pauline Connelly will retire after 30 years at the organisation.

11 Jul 2023

Time for South Australian youth to shine

As Catholic youth around the world prepare to gather in Lisbon next month, excitement is mounting locally for the World Youth Day Adelaide event to be held on August 5.

01 Jul 2023

Humble recipients of King's Birthday honours

Craig Fosdike and Damian Antenucci were in very different places when they learned they were receiving an...OAM for their service to education but both had the same reaction – shock and disbelief.

01 Jul 2023

Kindred spirits share faith and love of science

The lives of two well-known priest/scientists who ministered in South Australia in the mid-1800s will be the topic of conversation at Lefevre Catholic Community in July.

27 Jun 2023

In step with wellbeing

St Mary’s College recently hosted its inaugural Senior School Wellbeing Day as part of its commitment to fostering a supportive and encouraging environment for students.

21 Jun 2023

More than a building

More than 200 present and past parishioners from Hamley Bridge and Northern Light parish gathered on April 30 to mark 100 years since the consecration of Our Lady of the Nativity Church, Hamley Bridge.

19 Jun 2023

In memory of loving ‘mamma’

On a recent road trip through southwestern New South Wales my husband and I stumbled upon a white weatherboard chapel on a hill overlooking the ocean.

19 Jun 2023

Millicent church heritage listed

St Alphonsus’ Catholic Church at Millicent has been heritage listed for its architectural and historical significance.

09 Jun 2023

Youth helping those in need

Young social justice advocates have banded together to form a Vinnies youth conference, with the aim of making a difference to the lives of those doing it tough.

09 Jun 2023

Partners for 65 years

Sixty-five years to the day after they said ‘I do’, Marcello and Dolores Martini are planning to return to St Patrick’s Church, Grote Street, for a special Mass to commemorate their anniversary.

01 Jun 2023

Ordained to listen

After a journey spanning five years and two continents, former credit analyst James Thomson was ordained to the priesthood in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on May 27.

01 Jun 2023

Reflections on a Sunday in May

In the years since I have been in Adelaide, the May Marian Procession has been held three times. Three different experiences; three prayerful experiences.

09 Feb 2023

Caritas agencies respond to catastrophic earthquake

Caritas Turkey and other Caritas agencies are responding to a series of powerful earthquakes in southeast Turkey and Syria, where thousands of lives have been lost already and the death toll increases by the hour.

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.

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.

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.