• May 13, 2020


The Cathedral will be Re-Opening on May 18th. As you know, the Government has indicated May 18th as the next date of the lifting of restrictions. The re-opening of the Cathedral is just for private visits.  

There will be No Organised Prayer moments while the Cathedral is open. 

  • It is not enough simply to re-open the cathedral. We will continue to take steps in promoting good public health safeguards. The Cathedral will be open Monday to Saturday between 11 am and 2 pm.
  • Hand Sanitisers will be available in appropriate locations in the Cathedral.
  • Entrance and Exit: The doors will be designated as entrance and exit.
  • Signage: There will be signs to remind people of social distancing, hand hygiene, minimum touching of surfaces etc..
  • Cleaning:  Measures will be put in place to ensure that surfaces are cleaned each day.
  • Designated Area It is important that you do not go beyond the roped off area. 

It is important we follow these instructions if the Cathedral is to be kept open.  

Masses will continue for now to be celebrated behind closed doors

The Government has indicated July 20th as the date when small public celebrations may begin.

 We are grateful that we can take this first step in re-opening the Cathedral. It has been a painful time for people not to be able to visit and say a prayer, so this is good news. 

Let us remember one another in prayer.

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  • May 10, 2020

Story from Our Community: 

I wonder what we will be like after this pandemic? But I really don't want to get “back to normal.” I hope that in facing my fear and anger and learning the new rules of social behaviors, there will arise within me a more willing spirit to [embrace] “us” rather than “me.” –E. Eachus

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  • May 03, 2020

This Sunday, 3 May, is Vocations or Good Shepherd Sunday, the dedicated annual day for Catholics around the world to offer special prayers to encourage vocations from families and parishes to the priesthood and to religious life. The Holy Father asks us to find courage to say ‘yes’ to God.  We pray that all who are being called to the religious life will have that courage to say ‘yes’ to God`s call!”

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  • April 26, 2020

Reflection - 3rd Sunday Easter

Jesus Christ, healer of all, walk with us and stay with us during this time of uncertainty and bring us your peace. Amen

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  • April 18, 2020

Gospel Reflections for 2nd Sunday of Easter

Poor Thomas! Since this amazing event took place, Thomas has been renamed ‘doubting Thomas!’ And maybe we too quickly dismiss him for this doubting and apparent lack of faith. But on the other hand, he is really a very good role model for all us for genuine seeing and believing. Our faith and believing ultimately cannot be based on hearsay, blind acceptance or what others have seen and believed, valid as this may be for them. Our believing during this Easter season and our whole life must be grounded in a deep and personal encounter with Christ. The life of the risen Jesus is now within us and helps us to put aside our fears and doubts so that we can experience his peace, which is his gift to us and the whole church. The resurrection not only changed the world, it made all the difference in the world! Fear is overcome by peace; doubt is transformed into a great acclamation of faith and sin is defeated by forgiveness. Today let us like Thomas reach out in faith to the risen Christ and offer our prayer in faith and hope, My Lord and my God.

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  • April 11, 2020

Love Overcame

 Love overcame emerging from a cold tomb all the truth, majesty and creativity of a living God. Transforming a broken heart making a quiet return, in a still and sorrowful garden. The gravestone rolled away, to release redemptive love. Jesus resurrected and restored comforts a weeping woman, speaks with travellers on a journey, meets with his faithful friends and they bow down before Christ alive and acknowledged that the Saviour has arrived that the word of God has come alive and that the extraordinary transformation of heaven and earth is complete.



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Holy Week Schedule

  • April 04, 2020

Palm Sunday St John’s Cathedral
5th of April 3.00—4.00pm Holy Hour: Christians joining in Prayer.

Holy Week St John’s Cathedral
Monday   6th April 3.00pm. Prayer for the sick, the dying, the deceased and the bereaved.

Tuesday  7th April 3.00pm. Prayer for Healthcare personal and those working in essential services.

Wednesday  8th April 3.00pm. Prayer with Women and Men Religious of the Diocese.

Thursday  9th April 3.00pm. Renewal of Priestly Promises.

Each of these prayer moments will be led by Bishop Brendan Leahy

Holy Thursday   Mass of the Lord’s Supper 5.45pm.

Good Friday   Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 3.00pm.

Good Friday  Stations of the Cross 6.00pm.

Holy Saturday  The Easter Vigil 8.30pm.

Easter Sunday    Mass 10.30am. and 12.00


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