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Parish Address
1 Cathedral Place
East Melbourne
VIC 3002 Australia
Postal Address
PO Box 146
East Melbourne
VIC 8002 Australia
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Parish Information

Melbourne Cathedral Parish

Christmas Celebrations and Mass Times
Friday 15 Dec 7.30pm Festival of Readings and Carols
Sunday 24 Dec 6.00pm Vigil Mass for Christmas
Sunday 24 Dec 8.30pm Carol Service
Sunday 24 Dec 9.00pm Mass of the Nativity of our Lord
Monday 25 Dec 8.00am
Monday 25 Dec 9.30am
Monday 25 Dec 11.00am Solemn Mass
Tuesday 26 December  - Feast of St Stephen 9.00am (Cathedral closes after Mass)
Wednesday 27 December  - Feast of St John, Apostle and Evangelist 7.00am and 1.00pm
Thursday 28 December  - Feast of the Holy Innocents 7.00am and 1.00pm
Friday 29 December 7.00am and 1.00pm (No Exposition)
Saturday 30 December 8.00am & 6.00pm (Vigil of Sunday)
Reconciliation at 8.30am & 5.30pm
Sunday 31 December  8.00am 9.30am, 11.00am, 6.30pm
Monday 1 January  9.00am (Cathedral closes after Mass)

Confessions for Christmas
Wednesday 20 December – Friday 22 December  12.00 noon
Saturday 23 December 8.30am

Week between Christmas and New Year – No Reconciliation
Good Friday and Easter Services
Monday 26 March
7:00am and 1:00pm Weekday Mass
Tuesday 27 March 
7:00am and  1:00pm Weekday Mass
11:00am Chrism Mass  (Mass of the Oils) 
No Reconciliation 
 Wednesday 28 March 
7:00am and 1:00pm Weekday Mass
12:00 midday Reconciliation 
Thursday 29 March – Holy Thursday 
12:00 midday Reconciliation 
7:30pm Solemn Mass of the Last Supper with Cathedral Choir  Note: - Cathedral opens 8.00am – 12.00noon when we close to prepare for Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Cathedral re-opens at 6.00pm
 Friday 30 March – Good Friday  
10:00am Ecumenical Way of the Cross begins at St Francis Church, cnr of Lonsdale & Elizabeth Sts
10:30am Stations of the Cross in the Cathedral
3:00pm The Passion of our Lord with Cathedral Choir
Reconciliation follows The Passion
7:30pm Tenebrae with Cathedral Singers  Note: - Cathedral opens at 9.00am 
 Saturday 31 March – Holy Saturday 
8:00pm Easter Vigil in the Holy Night with Cathedral Choir inc. paschal fire, Baptism, Confirmation and first Holy CommunionNote: - Cathedral opens 9.00am - 4.00pm and re-opens at 7.00pm for the Easter Vigil at 8.00pm
 Sunday 1 April – Easter Sunday 
8:00am Mass, 9:30am with organ and cantor
11:00am Solemn Mass celebrated by Most Reverend Denis Hart with St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir
6:30pm Evening Mass with cantor and organ
Parish Mass Times
The Sacrament of Reconciliation at St Patrick’s Cathedral is in English and is available on weekdays from Tuesday - Friday at 12.00pm. On weekends Reconciliation is available on Saturday immediately after 8.00am Mass, 5.30pm.


Monday 7.00AM Monday 1.00PM Tuesday 7.00AM Tuesday 1.00PM Wednesday 7.00AM Wednesday 1.00PM Thursday 7.00AM Thursday 1.00PM Friday 7.00AM Friday 1.00PM Exposition after Mass Saturday 8.00AM Saturday 6.00PM Vigil Sunday 8.00AM Sunday 9.30AM Sunday 11.00AM Sunday 6.30PM
St Patrick's Cathedral
1 Cathedral Place
East Melbourne


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576 Victoria Pde
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