News and Events

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 […]

Rite of Election 2017

The Rite of Election (for all those continuing their journey towards initiation into the Church at Easter) took place on Thursday 2nd March (at St Mary’s Cathedral, Cape Town) and Friday 3rd March (at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne). Below are some photos of the event at Lansdowne.  

Lenten Regulations for 2017

Attached please see Lenten Regulations for 2017, as given by Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town.

AD News 1 of 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Archdiocesan News 1 of 2017.  In this edition: Bicentennial celebration of the Church in southern Africa; Irene Brislin RIP; Training for Child Safeguarding; Liturgical Commission formed; The Robot Bandits; Annual Football Tournament; A Birthday Gift for Jesus; Foundation for Ministries training; More Buckets, More Love…

Getting Past the ‘End of the World’

We live in difficult times: shaky economy, corrupt politics, social disorder, the widening gap between rich and poor, rampant violence in many forms, the list can go on. There is a temptation to think in ‘end of the world’ terms. One sees a strong strand of fundamentalism re-emerging in religion and populism in politics, both […]

Epiphany and Xenophobia

Hospitality and welcome are part of our African heritage. As we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, we celebrate the visit of the Magi. They come from the East seeking something they do not really understand. They come looking for the fulfilment of a prophecy. They come seeking hope. They are looking for something more. […]

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

Archbishop StephenAs the Archbishop of the Mother City of South Africa, of the first ecclesiastical territory to be established in Southern Africa (1818), I welcome you to this website.

It is my hope that it will inform you and provide you with any information you may require regarding this segment of the Catholic Church.

We also provide links with other websites which might interest you. If you require any information not included here, email us and we will do what we can to help.

If you have discovered this page by accident, you are especially welcome and I hope you will find it of some value and maybe help you to understand how the Catholic Church in Cape Town is trying to serve the community and so bring it closer to the Lord.

With my very sincere and best wishes

+Stephen Brislin
ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN