News and Events

Discovering a new way of being Church during this time of uncertainty

By Bishop Sylvester David OMI, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Town. A reflection as to why many Local Ordinaries in the SACBC region have lifted the obligation to attend Mass during such a sacred time in our liturgical year. The Church exists not so much for herself as she does for the salvation […]

Sunday Mass by Archbishop Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin, ably assisted by Fr Manuel Fernandes SAC, parish priest of Corpus Christi, Wynberg celebrated a live-streamed Sunday Mass (4th Sunday of Lent) in his home chapel at 17.00 on Saturday 21 March 2020. The Mass was live-streamed to the Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Town Facebook page HERE. It is also on the […]

Sunday Mass by Archbishop Brislin

Please spread as widely as possible, especially on social media, that Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s pre-recorded Mass can be viewed on Sunday 22 March 2020 at 09h00. He invites the faithful to join him online at www.adct.org.za. The Mass can also be viewed on our Archdiocesan Facebook page www.facebook.com/archdiocesecapetown/ While visiting our website please subscribe to […]

The Southern Cross

We are forwarding this appeal from the Southern Cross, who will be badly affected if parishioners can’t get their copy while Masses are cancelled. 18 March 2020 Dear Father/Sister/Sir/Madam/Distributor This is probably the last thing on your mind right now — but the survival of The Southern Cross depends on your support and help while […]

A Spiritual Communion Service in the Home

The Archdiocese of Cape Town has issued this downloadable Spiritual Communion Service for use in the home, adapted from Vatican News. Please circulate and share as widely as possible.

CPLO Unpacks the 2020 Budget Speech

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, in his Budget Speech on 26 February, brought some relief, a few surprises, and indications that the government is finally prepared to put the brakes on unproductive public spending. Mike Pothier, the programme manager for the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO), assesses some of the reassuring signs and areas […]

Homily by SACBC President

“Lead the people of God to a genuine worship and encounter with the true God”. Episcopal Ordination of Mgr Joseph KizitoAliwal North, 15 February 2020Homily by Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, Bishop of Mthatha and SACBC President. 15th February 2020. Mgr Kizito, today as you get ordained one theme that suggests itself from today’s readings is worship, […]

SACBC Lenten Reflections

Attached please find this booklet from the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference titled Choose Life Lenten Reflections 2020, which are Lenten reflections and prayers on non-violence. They have been prepared to reflect South African situations and the experience of many in the country. They are available from the Chancery @ R10 each. Contact 021 462 […]

Holy Childhood Bulletin

Attached please find this interesting newsletter from the Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood in Rome

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