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Archdiocesan News 1 of 2020

HOT OFF THE PRESS: A new Pastoral Plan for Southern Africa; Catholic Bishops meet with President Ramaphosa; Archbishop establishes CARITAS CAPE TOWN; Meet our Seminarians; Climate Change awareness raising; CWD Update & Buckets of Love 2019; Men Making a Difference; Peace in our Schools.

SONA was an ‘opportunity lost’ to reassure public – CPLO

The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) has released its reading of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 13 February. The CPLO describes the address as a “sombre note” about South Africa’s “dire” public finances. It highlights Ramaphosa’s recognition that consensus by means of social compacts “is a means of achieving progress, but […]

Ministries Day homily by Archbishop Brislin

Homily by Archbishop Stephen Brislin at the Centre for Pastoral Development Ministries Day at Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne on 18 January 2020 Archbishop thanks each person in ministry in the Archdiocese – Service to the Church. Many gifts have been given to us. St Paul 1 Cor 12“There are different kinds of gifts,but […]

WARNING: Con Artist

It has been reported on a number of occasions (since November 2019) that a man is going around to parishes and church institutions with the purposes of soliciting money from them. He is young, of portly build, and goes by different names. He appears to be quite familiar with, or knows a lot about the […]

CWD Buckets of Love

Volunteers were hard at work to make sure that those less fortunate had something to celebrate over the Christmas Season. Here are some pictures of the CWD campaign in motion.

Dominique Yon appointed to the Vatican International Youth Advisory Body

On Sunday 24th November 2019, the Feast of Christ the King, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life established an International Youth Advisory Body. 20 young people from around the globe were chosen to be part of the body.  Ms Dominique Yon, the assistant to the Youth Chaplain in the Archdiocese of Cape Town, is one […]

Archdiocesan News 4 of 2019

IN THIS ISSUE: Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust; Youth Chaplaincy news; a CWD good news story; Dedication the key to success; Cardinal Napier launches book in Cape Town; CWD Buckets of Love appeal; the Sense of a Goose; Catechetics Festival; Alpha impacts lives and changes hearts; Third Catholic Schools’ Congress. NEW: From the Book – a […]

Vacancy at Archdiocese of Cape Town

The position of Accountant has become available at the Archdiocese of Cape Town. Please see advert below for further details and requirements.

Extraordinary Mission Month 2019

Pope Francis has requested that an Extraordinary Missionary Month be celebrated in October. Please see Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s letter in this regard.

Femicide is a crime against humanity

Please see below the statements made by the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) Justice and Peace Commission and the Jesuit Institute, against Gender Based Violence.

Statements against public violence, thuggery and looting

Below are statements issued by the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), the Jesuit Institute and the Southern African Council of Churches (SACC) against the ongoing public violence and lawlessness in Johannesburg, Ekhuruleni and Pretoria “LEADERS: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!” “What have you done? Your neighbour’s blood cries out to me from the ground!” (Genesis 4:10) The […]

Archdiocesan News 3 of 2019

Attached below please find the third edition of the Archdiocesan News for 2019: Auxiliary Bishop ordained for Cape Town; Ordinations to the Priesthood and Diaconate; Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust; Youth Forum 2019 at the Vatican; New Salesian skills training centre opens in Delft; St Clare turns 40; Honouring Madiba through prison ministry; New season of […]

Archbishop’s Ordination Homily

A number of people have requested Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s homily at the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Sylvester David OMI. Here it is below. HOMILY EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF BISHOP SYLVESTER DAVID OMI It is indeed good to be here, as we gather together in celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection on the Day of the Lord. With […]

Contemplative Living

Benedictine Dom Laurence Freeman will give a series of seminars and talks on Contemplative Prayer. Please see the attached advert below for details

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