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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.