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Upcoming Events

AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS AT ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL

All Tours and Recitals Free.

St Mary’s Cathedral will celebrate Australia Day will a host of special activities:

  • Tours of the Bell Tower (Requires reasonably good state of health and sensible shoes. Numbers are limited). Tours at 9.30 p.m; 11.00 p.m; 2.00 p.m; 4.00 p.m
  • Organ Recitals Listen to a Organ Recital in the ambiance of the Cathedral taking in the magnificent stained glass windows, carved sandstone, towering columns and arches.
    Organ Recitals at 1.00 p.m & 3.30 p.m
  • Opera Recital by emerging young singers from the Opera & Arts Support Group at 1.30 p.m
  • Harp Recital at 3.00 p.m.
  • Take part in Guided History Tours of the Cathedral at 9.30 p.m; 11.00 p.m; 2.00 p.m; 4.00 p.m
  • Special Mass to pray for God's blessings on the Australian people at 12 noon.

Download the Australia Day Celebrations brochure here

ANZAC Vigil Mass of Rememberance

A Solemn Vigil Mass of Remembrance for ANZAC will be held on 24th April at 5.30pm at St Mary's Cathedral. The Mass is offered for peace, and for the lives and service of members of the Australian Defence Force. It will be celebrated by the Archbishop Fisher and concelebrated by past and present chaplains of the Defence Force.

During the Mass the Colours of the Three Services will be paraded into the Cathedral by a Tri-Service Colour Party. A Military Band will provide the music. About eleven years ago this ANZAC EVE Mass was recognized as worthy of official Defence Force representation for the ceremonial as is the case with the Dawn Service at the Cenotaph.

Any retired or service military personnel are welcome to attend and are asked to contact the Cathedral Office on (02) 9220 0414 or email valentina.markovina@sydneycatholic.org to ensure seating. All others, particularly the youth, are welcome to attend and to pay their respects to the Fallen, and to pray for those who serve or have served the nation in a military or civilian capacity in the defence of Australia.

Marriage Sunday: Celebrating & Commemorating Marriages at St Mary's Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral has been the place of many marriages. The archives reveal that during World War II over 300 marriages were celebrated in one year.

To commemorate marriages that have taken place at St Mary's, the Cathedral invites those married here to return with their families for a special Mass of Thanksgiving, Blessing and Renewal of Vows. Certificates will also be presented for special anniversaries.

Email valentina.markovina@sydneycatholic.org