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The foundation stone of the present Cathedral is laid.


St Mary’s Cathedral is destroyed by fire.


Sydney's first Catholic bishop, John Bede Polding OSB, arrives on September 13th, as Vicar Apostolic of New Holland.  In 1842 Polding is installed as the first Archbishop of Sydney and thus St Mary’s Chapel is elevated to a Cathedral.


The foundation stone of the first St Mary's Chapel is laid by Gov. Macquarie and blessed by Fr Therry.


The first officially appointed priests, Fathers Philip Conolly and John Joseph Therry arrive and funds are raised to build a chapel in the colony.


A choir is established by Catherine Fitzpatrick, which becomes the St Mary’s Choir.


Father James Dixon who arrived in 1800 celebrates the first Mass authorised by the government.

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Archbishop of Sydney

On 18 September 2014, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Anthony the ninth Archbishop of Sydney. His installation took place at St Mary’s Cathedral on Wednesday, 12th November. On 6 May 2015 the Vatican announced Archbishop Anthony’s appointment to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the body responsible for promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine. Also in May the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) elected Archbishop Fisher to chair the new Bishops Commission for Family, Youth and Life; member of the Permanent Committee of the ACBC (the Executive); member of the Supervisory Group of the Truth, Justice and Healing ...

Bishop of Parramatta

On 8 January 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Anthony the third Bishop of Parramatta. As Bishop he oversaw the consultations, publication and implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan, Faith in Our Future. This sets two basic goals for the Diocese: to grow our faith and to share our faith, focusing on five areas of greatest need and potential: families, youth, ethnicity, vocations and evangelisation. Bishop Anthony worked extensively with the Catholic Education Office, principals and staff on the mission and identity of Catholic schools today, and with youth ministers and groups in promoting the connection of young people with the ...