Welcome to St Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick’s is an integral part of Melbourne, and its history tells us much about the State’s birth and growth. Situated on the fringe of the city grid, close enough to the heart of Melbourne to be a powerful presence and breathe with a life of its own. The beauty of the Cathedral speaks of the glory of God. Its peace reaches to our innermost heart, and its welcome to those who pass by is of a God who is ever compassionate to us, his people. We are delighted to share a precious part of our faith, culture and heritage with you.

Mass times at St Patrick's Cathedral

With the latest easing of COVID restrictions for people gathering in places of worship in Victoria, we look forward to welcoming you back to St Patrick's Cathedral. Our Mass times are as follows:

  • Monday (All Saints' Day, 1 November): 1pm
  • Tuesday (Melbourne Cup Public Holiday): 11am
  • Wednesday to Friday: 7am and 1pm
  • Saturday 8am and 6pm (Vigil)
  • Sunday 8am, 9.30am , 11am and 6.30pm
  • Sunday 4pm Mass for those with an Unknown Vaccination Status (strictly limited to 30 can attend this Mass)

*The daily 1pm Mass is livestreamed via the Archdiocesan YouTube Channel. On Sundays, the 11am Mass is livestreamed and televised on community channel C31 (Please note: C31 is available as Channel 44 on digital television).

Guidelines for those attending

Adhering to Government regulations, all people wishing to attend Mass will need to be double vaccinated and use the QR Code provided on entry. If you are not able to QR Code you can manually write your name, contact number and indication of vaccination. All who enter the Cathedral for Mass must provide either an electronic copy or a hard copy of your double vaccination certificate to the Covid Marshal. You will need to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before Mass and you will need to follow strict social distancing requirements while waiting and while in the Cathedral. Masks are compulsory and must be worn in the Cathedral at all times.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available after Mass, Monday to Friday following 1pm Mass and Saturday following 8am Mass. Reconciliation will take place outside in the cathedral forecourt behind the statue of Archbishop Mannix.

Support the Cathedral Parish using Tap & Go

With assistance from the Catholic Development Fund (CDF),
we have installed Tap & Go terminals in the Cathedral for contactless donations. The terminals are set up with two sets at the back of the Cathedral and another two sets at the side doors of the transept. There will be four terminals at each point with pre-set payment options of $5, $10, $20 and $50. Each terminal will have clearly marked what
domination it is processing. 

Your donation is split equally between the cathedral costs and the support of the priests. Cash donations are still most welcome and can be deposited in the baskets or boxes co-located with the terminals. Many thanks for your generous support of the Cathedral and its clergy.
State of the art Virtual Tour of St Patrick’s Cathedral