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Prayer and Reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Friday 29th May 2020, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.  It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the […]

Prayer and Reflection by Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Wednesday 27th May 2020, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.  It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the deaf.  […]

Prayer and Reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Friday 22 May 2020, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily […]

The End of Times

Join us this evening at 8pm via Facebook Live with Fr Zane Godwin as he talks about eschatology – dealing with death, judgement, heaven and hell, purgatory, resurrection of the dead, and answers any questions you may have! Follow @CATHOLICYOUTHCT. We hope to see you there.

Prayer and Reflection by Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Wednesday 20th May 2020, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.  It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the deaf. […]

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…

When you are used to having very little, anything more makes you feel like you have won the lottery. That is how we felt when the Archdiocese of Cape Town donated another 75 food parcels, besides the 80 that they have donated a few weeks ago, to help feed rural farm families on Middelpos and […]

Prayer and Reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Friday 15th May 2020, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily […]

Pope calls for day of prayer and fasting

Pope Francis invites all the believers of all religions to unite together spiritually on 14 May 2020 in a day of prayer and fasting, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic.

The Future of Ministry in a Digital World

Have you registered for our upcoming training on ministry in a digital world? It is aimed at all leaders in ministry and will focus on why there is a need to continue our ministries online during and after this pandemic, the various options available for us to utilise, including for the data-conscious, potential content and […]

International Nurses Day 2020

12 May 2020 marks International Nurses Day. During this time of coronavirus we offer our thanks and our prayers for all nurses and medical professionals on the frontline battling this pandemic. Attached please see a letter from Archbishop William Slattery, on behalf of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

Prayer and Reflection by Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Wednesday 13 May 2020, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Please also see below the text of his reflection, primarily for the […]

Laudato Si’ Week

In preparation for Laudato Si week, a conference was scheduled at the Christian Brothers Centre, Stellenbosch on Saturday 9 May 2020, but due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, an online conference replaced it.  Christian Brother Terry Dowling gave a very valuable and informative presentation (see below).  There is still time to sign up to Laudato Si week and […]

Mother’s Day reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Mothers’ Day. Reflection for 10th May 2020. This is based on a reflection I wrote a year ago in San Antonio. I think it is still applicable and have made a few adaptations. On 10th May we will celebrate Mother’s day. The commercial aspects which many of us like to thrash, actually do have their […]

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