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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 […]

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 8 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 […]

Confession in a time of coronavirus (revised)

Queries have been raised from some of the faithful in the Archdiocese about going to Confession during this time of lockdown, due to the coronavirus. Bishop Sylvester David responds, giving guidance in this comprehensive attachment.

Prayer and Reflection from Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Archbishop Stephen Brislin offers his prayer and reflection for the people of the Archdiocese of Cape Town for today, Wednesday 6 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 […]

Fr Noel Rucastle appointed Bishop of Oudtshoorn Diocese

Fr Noel was born in Upington and raised in Kimberley. He was ordained to the priesthood on 14 July 2000 in the Archdiocese of Cape Town. He is currently serving in the parish of Our Lady of Fatima, Bellville, Cape Town.  During his twenty years as a priest he also served at the following parishes: Corpus […]

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 1st 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 […]

Thank You!… from hearts filled with joy and gratitude

The following two letters and pictures express a sincere and heartfelt Thank You for food parcels received from the Archdiocese of Cape Town Covid-19 Food Parcel Campaign. Thank you to all who have donated to the Fund thus far in order to make this possible. But they also express an ongoing cry for help. There […]

Thank you to our donors

Our Bishops wish to thank all who have made contributions to the Archdiocese of Cape Town’s Covid-19 Food Parcel Campaign and have participated in this work of mercy. Attached below please see the letter of thanks – and a new appeal – from Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David OMI.

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 29th 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 […]

Food parcels in response to Covid-19

On 23 April 2020, members of the St Vincent de Paul Society began packing food parcels for those in need, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parcels contain 15 items to sustain a family for a week. The Archdiocese of Cape Town Covid-19 food parcel campaign has begun it first distribution of 2 500 parcels. […]

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 24th 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 […]

Prayers of Reparation for St Mary’s Cathedral

The burglary and desecration of the Cathedral has shocked and hurt many people. The Cathedral is considered the “mother church” not only of Cape Town but of Southern Africa. Although it seems clear that the motivation was burglary and not desecration as such, we will follow a process of reparation. Bishop Sylvester has sent out […]

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 22nd 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 […]

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