Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier visit: St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta

29/11/2012 until 30/11/2012

St Patrick’s Cathedral, 1 Marist Place, Parramatta

Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier Visit Event Details.
Holy Relic: The baptising right arm of St Francis Xavier.

As part of the National Pilgrimage of Grace, a Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier will visit St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta from Thursday 29 to Friday 30 November.

Thursday 29 November


Arrives at St Patrick’s Cathedral
(1 Marist Place, Parramatta)

Welcome liturgy.


Mass. Anniversary of the dedication of St Patrick’s Cathedral on 29 November 2003. Mass will be followed by veneration.


Mass with the Goan community. Rev Clifford D’souza MSFS will be the Principal Celebrant for this Mass, ministers for the Liturgy of the Word, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Altar Servers will be members of the Goa and South Asian Catholic communities. Mass will be followed by the serving of 'agape' (traditional Goan snacks).

Veneration till 11pm.

The relic will remain overnight at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Friday 30 November

Departs for St Jerome’s Punchbowl Parish.


Ph: 02 8839 8400

Please note: program details were correct when supplied but may be subject to change. Arrival times are approximate.

The Holy Relic of St Francis Xavier is visiting the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta from Tuesday 27 November to Friday 30 November. For full details, visit:

Year of Grace Parramatta: National Pilgrimage of Grace News Index

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