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by Annemarie Paulin-Campbell Advent is a time of waiting… Waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus Waiting for the Second Coming of Christ Waiting for the end of the year and the chance to be with family and loved ones. We are less and less skilled at waiting because, with so many things happening, we simply […]


Hallelujah: a Christmas Song

The beautiful song, “Hallelujah” written by Leonard Cohen is a favorite among many. But this version just may become your new favorite this Christmas season as the lyrics have been rewritten to honour Jesus. Telling the story of His birth, what a beautiful song to explain the real meaning of Christmas! See lyrics below. I’ve […]


Deacons’ Recommitment Mass

The Deacons of the Archdiocese of Cape Town re-commited themselves to their ministry before Archbishop Stephen Brislin at a Mass celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday 23rd November 2014.  


CPD Mass of Thanksgiving

The Centre for Pastoral Development Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated on Thursday 20th November 2014 at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne by Mgr Andrew Borello and assisted by Vicar General Fr Peter-John Pearson. Certificates were awarded to those who had attended and completed courses held by the Centre throughout the year.  


Report Back from APC meeting Nov 2014

Archbishop Stephen Brislin gave us a wonderful overview of the recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops held in Rome.  His power point presentation and a short video of the event can be downloaded at the link below. Fr Hugh O Connor gave us an in-depth workshop on the Child Safeguarding Policy and discussion followed on the most effective way […]

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+Stephen Brislin