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St Mary's Cathedral

Archdiocese of Sydney

Sydney  +610292200400 

St Mary's Cathedral is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and Help of Christians. The first section of the Cathedral was blessed and opened by Archbishop Vaughan in 1882, and the extended nave was completed and opened in 1928 by Archbishop Kelly during the Eucharistic Congress that year. The spires were added in 2000 by Cardinal Clancy. Conservation and restoration work is going on as with all cathedrals. It ranks as a minor basilica. In the chapel of the Sacred Heart there is a beautiful stature of Our Lady Help of Christians which is the focus of many visitors.

Open Hours
Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Saturdays from 8 am to 7:30 pm, and Sundays 6:30 am to 7:30 pm .
Public holidays from 10 am to 4 pm.

Times of Liturgical Celebrations
Mon-Fri: 6:45 am, 1:10 pm, 5:30 pm (choral Mass through Thurs during school term)
Sat: 9 am, 12 noon
Sat Vigil: 6 pm
Sun: 7 am, 9 am, 10:30 am (solemn choral Mass), 6 pm (youth Mass)
Public holidays: 12 noon

Hours for Confession
Monday-Friday: 12-1 pm; 5-5:25 pm
Saturday: 11:30-11:50, 4:30-5:30 pm

Other Information
Mon-Thurs: 5 pm Vespers
Fri: 12 noon Divine Mercy novena and Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
Sat: 5:30 pm Vespers
Sun: 5 pm Solemn Vespers & Benediction (sung by Cathedral choir)
3rd Sun of month: 5:30 Vespers (sung by seminarians)


St Mary's Road Sydney NSW 2000 (adjacent to Hyde Park and College St), Sydney, Australia