SACBC Statement on SONA

STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS

The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference heartily welcomes the State of the Nation Address delivered by His Excellency the President Cyril Ramaphosa. We are particularly happy with the emphasis on Unity, Ethical Leadership, and the total equality of all citizens. The intention to reduce poverty and youth unemployment, improve education access for the children of the poor, deconcentrated effort on greater employment will certainly bring hope to all South Africans.

The emphasis on the reduction of corruption in all its forms can only be welcomed. The stream lining of government services, the placement of State-Owned Enterprises in safer hands, the investigation of state capture, the careful appointment of reliable leaders for the National Prosecuting Authorities and Revenue Services will allow for a more efficient government.

The State President’s speech showed awareness of the many areas of national life which need investment and nourishment. We are happy that more lands will be distributed and make available to our people. That the troubled mining sector will receive attention can only be a benefit for all. The idea of engaging and enabling many more people to participate in the economy through small business investment, the highlighting of manufacturing and industrialisation, the establishment of a basic minimum wage from May 1st are all to be applauded.

The setting out of a generous and enlightened national plan is only the first step. We now all look to implementation. But at least, we now have a benchmark against which we can make assessment of our national progress. The first step in realizing our hopes will become visible in the appointment of cabinet ministers and in the budget speech of next Friday. Let us hope that free tertiary education for first year can be financed while leaving money for the other necessary investments.

We welcome the State of the Nation Address. Yet so much depends on stable family units which are the basis of all society. If we are not trustworthy within our families can we be trusted anywhere else?

Yours in Christ,

+William Slattery OFM

Archbishop of Pretoria

Cultural Meeting pics

Below are some pictures of the cultural meeting held last Monday at the Leslie Johnson Memorial Center, supplied by the Italian Consulate.
  

Zuma Must Fall

Sample pictures from today’s demonstration outside Parliament in Cape Town. An unprecedented number of people stretched all the way down Plein Street and all the way down Roeland to Buitenkant Street.

 

March against Human Trafficking

A march protesting Human Trafficking took place yesterday 21 March (Human Rights Day) from Keizersgracht Road to the gates of Parliament in Cape Town, where a memorandum was handed over to a representative of Parliament by Mrs Bernadette Kibe, Secretary of the St Anne’s Sodality. Archbishop Stephen Brislin (as well as several priests) also participated in the march and the Archbishop offered a prayer for the police. The march was organised by the St Anne’s Sodality of the Archdiocese of Cape Town and Justice & Peace were also represented. Below are a selection of pics of the event.

 

Archdiocesan Directory 2017

The 2017 Archdiocesan Directory is now available from Cape Town’s Catholic Bookshop, selling at a price of R110.

148 A5 pages, fully indexed, brimming with up to date contact details of everything Catholic in the Archdiocese of Cape Town: Chancery Administration, Chaplaincies, all Catholic Organisations & Programmes, Priests’ & Deacons’ Contact Details, Religious Orders, a quick guide to Sunday Mass times, a detailed Parish section, Catechetics Co-ordinators, Catholic Schools, a 2017 Liturgical Calendar, Anniversaries of Deceased Clergy, History, A Quick Guide to the Archdiocese, and much, much more…

Get your copy from the Catholic Bookshop (The Grimley building, 14 Tuin Plein, Cape Town) or place an order to have one posted to you, at 021 465 5904.

 

 

 

 

 

Year of Mercy Confession Times

In order to encourage people to go to Confession during this Year of Mercy, below is a list of Confession times in all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, ordered alphabetically according to Parish. Should you require contact or address details, just click on this link and it will take you to a listing of the parishes on our website: http://adct.org.za/parishes/

ATHLONE: ST MARY OF THE ANGELSSat 16.30-17.15 & on request
ATLANTIS: ST JOHN THE BAPTISTSat 16.30-16.55
BELGRAVIA: REGINA COELI16.30-17.15
BELHAR: STS JOHN & PAULSat 16.30-17.20
BELLVILLE: OUR LADY OF FATIMASat 16.00-16.45
BELLVILLE SOUTH: HOLY FAMILYOn Request
BERGVLIET: HOLY REDEEMERThu 19.00, Sat 09.00, 17.00-18.00
BETTY’S BAY: OUR LADY OF MONTSERRATOn request
BONTEHEUWEL: ST MATTHEWSat 16.15-16.45 or by appointment
BOTHASIG: GOOD SHEPHERDSat 16.00-16.45
BRACKENFELL: ALL SAINTSOn request before each Mass
BREDASDORPOn request
BRIDGETOWN: OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSELSat 16.30-16.55
BROOKLYN: OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTIONSat 09.00
CALEDONOn request
CAMPS BAY: ST THERESASat 17.40
CATHEDRALSat 09.00-10.00, 17.00-17.45
CLANWILLIAM: ST MARIA GORETTIOn request
CLAREMONT: ST IGNATIUSSat 17.30-17.45
CLOETESVILLE: ALL SAINTSSat 09.00-10.00 at St Nicholas, Stellenbosch
CONSTANTIA: OUR LADY OF THE VISITATIONSat 16.45-17.20
CONSTANTIA: SCHOENSTATTOn request
CROSSROADS (Lower): OUR LADY QUEEN OF AFRICAOn request
CROSSROADS (Old): ST JOSEPHINE BAKHITAOn request
DELFT: JUBILEE CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCEWed 18.00-18.45, Sat 16.30-17.45
DISTRICT SIX: HOLY CROSSHalf an hour before all Masses
DURBANVILLE: OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELPSat 09.30 & 17.00 (changes advertised a week in advance)
ELSIE’S RIVER: ST CLAREWed 18.15-18.45, Sat 16.30-17.15
FACTRETON: ST LUKESat 09.00-11.00
FISH HOEK: ST JOHN THE EVANGELISTSat & Tue 17.00
FRANSCHHOEKOn request
GANSBAAI: ST PETER THE FISHERMANOn request
GOODWOOD: ST JOSEPHSat 10.00-11.00, 16.45-17.15
GRAAFWATER: ST AUGUSTINEOn request
GRABOUW: OUR LADY OF GRABOUWOn request
GRASSY PARK: OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACESat 16.45-17.45, Thu 19.00-19.30
GREEN POINT: SACRED HEARTWed & Fri 12.45 or by appointment
GREEN POINT: ST MARGARET MARYTue 08.30, Sat 17.15 or by appointment
GREYTONOn request
GUGULETHU: ST GABRIELSat 16.00-16.45 (St Gabriel’s)
HANOVER PARK: OUR LADY OF THE ROSARYSat 17.00-17.45
HARARE: ST THÈRÉSE OF LISIEUXSat 15.30-16.30 (alt.)
HERMANUS: OUR LADY OF LIGHTDuring Benediction & Sat 17.00-17.20
HOUT BAY: ST ANTHONYSat 17.00 (and by request)
HOUT BAY HARBOUR: OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEAOn request
IDA’S VALLEY: ST MARKSat 09.00-10.00 at St Nicholas, Stellenbosch
KHAYAMNANDISat 09.00-10.00 at St Nicholas, Stellenbosch
KHAYELITSHA: SITE BUpon request
KHAYELITSHA: ST KIZITOOn request
KHAYELITSHA: ST RAPHAELSat 15.00-16.00
KLEINVLEI: ST CATHERINE OF SIENASat 17.00-17.30 & before all weekday masses
KOELENHOF: HOLY SPIRITOn request
KOMMETJIE: ST JOSEPHSat 16.00-17.00
KOMMETJIE: ST NORBERTSun before Mass, Sat 16.00-17.00
KRAAIFONTEIN: ST ANTHONY OF PADUASat 17.15-17.45
KUILS RIVER: ST NINIANWed 18.00, Sat 17.00 or any time on request
LAAIPLEK: ST HELENA2nd Sat 17.00-17.30
LAINGVILLE: ST PETER THE FISHERMAN1st Sat 09.00-10.00
LAMBERT’S BAY: ST BARTHOLOMEWSat 10.00-11.30
LANGA: ST ANTHONYWed 17.00-17.45 or by arrangement
LANGEBAAN: STAR OF THE SEASat 17.00-17.30
LANSDOWNE: OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANSSat 09.00-10.00, 16.30-17.30
LAVISTOWN: ST MARTIN DE PORRESSat 17.00-17.25
LENTEGEUR: ST MARY MAGDALENESat 17.00-17.40 and on request
LINGALETHUOn request
LOTUS RIVER: ST CLEMENTThu 19.00-19.30, Sat (on special request)
LWANDLE: ST MONICAOn request
MACASSAR: ST STEPHEN THE MARTYRBy arrangement before Sunday Mass
MAITLAND: ST JOHNSat 16.15-16.45 or by appointment
MAKHAZA: ALL SAINTSBefore Masses
MALMESBURY: ST FRANCIS DE SALESBefore Mass during the week or on request
MANENBERG: HOLY FAMILY OF NAZARETHSat 16.15-16.45
MASIPHUMELELE: BL. ISIDORE BAKANJA45 min before Mass
MATROOSFONTEIN: HOLY TRINITYThu 18.00-18.45, Sat 16.00-16.45
MBEKWENI: ST CHARLES LWANGABefore Mass
MELKBOSSTRAND: ASCENSION COMMUNITY CENTREOn request
MFULENI: ST MATTHIASOn request
MILNERTON: OUR LADY OF THE ANNUNCIATION15 mins before Mass & Penitential Services
MONTANA: ST JOSEPH’S HOMEOn request
MOWBRAY: ST PATRICKSat 08.30-09.00, 17.00-17.20 (May-Aug); 17.30-17.50 (Sep-May) and upon request.
NEWLANDS: ST BERNARDSun 17.30
NORTHPINE: ST KEVINOn request before each Mass
NYANGA: ST MARYSun 08.45
OBSERVATORY: CHURCH OF THE HOLY NAMEAfter Sunday Mass
OCEAN VIEW: ST ANDREWSat 17.00-18.00 & Sun before Mass
OTTERY: CHAPEL OF EASEOn request
OVERBERG: OUR LADY QUEEN OF APOSTLESOn request
PAARL: ST AUGUSTINESat 17.00-17.30
PAARL EAST (HUGUENOT): OUR LADY OF DIVINE LOVEWed 18.00-18.45
PARKWOOD ESTATE: ST GERARDWed 19.00-19.30
PAROW: IMMACULATE CONCEPTIONSat 11.00-12.00
PAROW VALLEY: MATER DEISat 17.00
PIKETBERGOn request
PINELANDS: CHRIST THE KINGSat 17.15-17.45
PLUMSTEAD: ST PIUS XSat 17.15-17.45
REDELINGHUYS: ST PHILOMENAOn request
RETREAT: OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELPTue 19.00-19.30, Sat 16.30-17.15
ROCKLANDS: ST STEPHEN17.00-17.45 and on request
RONDEBOSCH: ST MICHAELSat 09.00-09.30, 17.30-17.50
RUYTERWACHT: OUR LADY OF THE ROSARYOn request
SALDANHA: MOTHER OF MERCYTue 18.00-18.40, 1st Sat 09.00-10.00
SALT RIVER: ST FRANCISOn request
SCOTTSDENE: ST OWENOn request
SEA POINT: OUR LADY OF GOOD HOPESat 17.00 -17.25
SIMON’S TOWN: STS SIMON & JUDESat 17.00-18.00 (before Mass)
SIR LOWRY’S PASS VILLAGEOn request
SOMERSET WEST: ST PAULSat 08.45-09.15, 17.15-17.45 (Oct-Mar)
Sat 08.45-09.15, 16.45-17.15 (Apr-Sep)
STEENBERG: ST ANNESat 16.30-17.15
STELLENBOSCH: ST NICHOLASSat 09.00-10.00
ST JAMES: ST JAMESSat 16.15-16.45
STRAND: ST PETERSat 16.45-17.15, 1st Fri 17.00
STRANDFONTEIN: ST PHILIPSat 16.45-17.15
SUN VALLEY: ST BRENDANOn request
TABLE VIEW: CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTIONWed 08.30, 1st Fri 08.00 & 17.30, Sat 16.45
Penitential Service during Advent & Lent
TAFELSIG: ST TIMOTHY16.45-17.15
TAMBOERSKLOOF: VILLA MARIAOn request
VILLIERSDORP: ST BARNABASOn request
VREDEHOEK: NAZARETH HOUSEThu before 1st Fri 09.15
VREDENBURG: ST JUDESat 09.00-10.00 every 3rd, 4th & 5th Sat of the month
WALLACEDENE: ST ELIZABETHOn request
WELCOME ESTATE: ST THERESASat 16.30-17.20, or by appointment
WESTRIDGE: ST JOHN BOSCO30 mins before Mass & Sat 17.00-18.00
WOODSTOCK: ST AGNESOn request
WYNBERG: CORPUS CHRISTISat 09.00-10.00, 16.30-17.15
WYNBERG: ST DOMINICOn request
YZERFONTEINOn request
ZWELIHLE: MARTYRS OF AFRICAOn request