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 to Friday: 7am and 1pm*
  • Saturday 8am* and 6pm (Vigil Mass)
  • Sunday 8am, 9.30am, 11am** and 6.30pm

*The 1pm Mass (Monday to Friday) and 8am Mass (Saturday) are livestreamed to the Archdiocesan YouTube Channel. **On Sundays, the 11am Mass is livestreamed to the Archdiocesan YouTube Channel and televised on Community Channel C31 (Please note: C31 is available as Channel 44 on digital television).

Ash Wednesday and Stations of the Cross 2022

  • Ash Wednesday Masses: 7am and 1pm* and 5.30pm
  • Stations of the Cross during Lent: Every Friday at 12.30pm

*The 1pm Ash Wednesday Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Peter A Comensoli and Bishop Mykola Bychok (head of the Ukrainian Church of Australia and New Zealand) will deliver the homily. This Mass will be livestreamed to the Archdiocesan YouTube Channel and televised on Community Channel C31 (channel 44 on digital television).

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available after the 1pm Mass on Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays following 8am Mass.

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