News and Events

Covid-19 Food Parcel Campaign 2020

Attached below please find further information for the Food Parcel Campaign initiated by the Archdiocese of Cape Town during this time of lockdown.

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 15th April 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 Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Every Friday, for the duration of the lockdown in South Africa, Bishop Sylvester David will present a prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town (and beyond). Here is his reflection for today, Good Friday 10 April 2020. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and […]

Live-streamed Triduum services in the Archdiocese of Cape Town

Please note, that due to the lockdown restrictions Archbishop Brislin and Bishop Sylvester will be celebrating all their Masses in private and assure us of their prayer during this trying time. They have asked parishes, where possible, to provide live-streamed options for parish Sunday and weekday Masses, as well as other devotions. The list below […]

Prayer and Reflection by Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Every Wednesday, for the duration of the lockdown in South Africa, Archbishop Stephen Brislin will present a prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town (and beyond). Here is his reflection for today, Wednesday 8th April 2020. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube […]

A Message from our Archbishop in preparation for Holy Week

Attached below please find a newsletter from Archbishop Stephen Brislin, as well as a para-liturgy for Holy Thursday, a new Intercessory Prayer for the Good Friday service, and a “Mass for use in the time of Pandemic”, authorized by Pope Francis.

Prayer and Reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Every Friday, for the duration of the lockdown in South Africa, Bishop Sylvester David will present a prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town (and beyond). Here is his reflection for today, Friday 3 April 2020. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube […]

Prayer and Reflection by Archbishop Brislin

Every Wednesday, for the duration of the lockdown in South Africa, Archbishop Stephen Brislin will present a prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town (and beyond). Here is his reflection for today, Wednesday 1st April 2020. It is also available on the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Facebook page and YouTube […]

Important telephone numbers

Important telephone numbers and websites to keep at hand, especially during this time of lockdown. GBV Command Centre: 0800 428 428 / 1207867# from any cell phone Persons with disabilities, SMS ‘help’ to 31531 Women Abuse Helpline: 0800 150 150 Child line: 0800 055 555 SAPS Crime Stop: 0860 10111 / SMS Crime Line: 32211 […]

Pope Francis’ special “Urbi et Orbi” blessing

DATE: Friday,  March 27TIME: LOCAL SOUTH AFRICAN TIME 7:00 pm  ROME TIME 6:00 pm In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis will be giving an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time (7:00 pm South Africa Time) on Friday March 27 to an ’empty’ St Peter’s […]

Online Faith Sharing Sessions for Youth

Good Morning, we hope you are all keeping well under these circumstances. The Lockdown won’t stop us from embracing and sharing our faith as a community, we are in this together! Join our interactive Facebook live chats throughout this period with speakers including Fr Charles Prince, Danilo Aquisto, Sven and Franci Ruygrok, Leo Sforza, Fr […]

A Reflection by Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Every Friday, for the duration of the lockdown in South Africa, Bishop Sylvester David OMI will present a reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town (and beyond). In turn, Archbishop Stephen Brislin will present a reflection on every Wednesday of the lockdown. Here is Bishop Sylvester’s reflection for today, Friday 27 March […]

Live-stream Funeral Service of Fr Frank Whyte

Fr Frank Whyte, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, was laid to rest on 26 March 2020 at a live-streamed funeral service presided over by Archbishop Stephen Brislin, at Nazareth House Chapel, Cape Town. He was assisted by the auxiliary bishop of Cape Town, Bishop Sylvester David OMI, auxiliary bishop emeritus Bishop Reginald […]

Prayer and Reflection by Archbishop Brislin

Every Wednesday, for the duration of the lockdown in South Africa, Archbishop Stephen Brislin will present a prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town (and beyond). In turn, Bishop Sylvester David will present a reflection on every Friday of the lockdown. Here is Archbishop Brislin’s reflection for today, Wednesday 25 […]

A Good Friday Prayer Service at Home

The Archdiocese of Cape Town provides the following Good Friday Prayer Service for people to do in their homes on Good Friday. Guidelines are given in the attachment.

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