Feast Day of Saint Mary MacKillop

Find out about the St Mary MacKillop Feast Day Celebrations planned for Wednesday 8th August, 2018 at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney.


Mary MacKillop Place is a site unlike any other because Australia’s first Saint, Mary MacKillop, lived, died and is buried here.

On 8th August each year, several thousand people come in pilgrimage to Mary MacKillop Place to honour St Mary of the Cross MacKillop in the celebration of Mass, by praying at her Tomb, and by sharing food and hospitality. We invite you to join with us and other Pilgrims as we honour Mary MacKillop in a special way on 8th August, 2018.

Please find below, all the information you need to know:

Mass times: 8am, 10am and 1pm

Chapel opening time: 9am to 4pm (The Chapel will be open for private prayer and visits to Mary MacKillop’s tomb)

Museum opening time: 8.30am to 4pm (On Feast Day, Mary MacKillop Place offers free admission to the Museum so that pilgrims may explore the story of St Mary and the foundation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph)

Gift Shop & Café opening time: 8am to 4pm

Entry to Mary MacKillop Place: 80 William Street, North Sydney Wheelchair access: via the Museum Gates, 7 Mount Street, North Sydney


Mary MacKillop memorabilia, Ethica Peruvian products, and light refreshments will be on sale in the grounds of Mary MacKillop Place during Feast Day. After much planning and preparation on site, and hard work by Sisters, staff and volunteers, we look forward to welcoming you! Happy Feast Day!

After mass, take a walk around our site and enjoy the stalls and a bite to eat.
Follow this link to a feast day experience from last year.