News and Events

Year of Mercy Confession Times

In order to encourage people to go to Confession during this Year of Mercy, below is a list of Confession times in all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, ordered alphabetically according to Parish. Should you require contact or address details, just click on this link and it will take you to a listing […]

Archdiocesan News 1 of 2016

Hot off the Press! In this issue read all about celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy in our Archdiocese and the places of pilgrimage; News from our Catholic Youth Chaplaincy; a word From the Heart of Archbishop Brislin; Training Courses; a story from Fr Ralph de Hahn; Ordinations to the Priesthood and Permanent Diaconate; “Live […]

Panorama Video of St Mary’s Cathedral

Enjoy this panorama video of St Mary’s Cathedral, Cape Town. It is a 360VR pic. Click the full screen button on the picture (rhs button), then with the mouse pointer on the picture, press left mouse button down and drag left, right, up and down.

Satan’s Playground

By Fr Russell Pollitt, S.J. I am a ‘white’ South African. I am angry. I am disillusioned. I cannot believe that one stupid, senseless, racist fool could throw a country backwards, into a vicious circle of despair, because she splashed her bigoted, undignified and racist views on Facebook. It’s utterly unacceptable. Penny Sparrow’s racist comment […]

Bishops highlight harsh situation of Isis refugees

Archbishop Brislin is at present part of an international group of Bishops visiting various parts of the Holy Land with a view to supporting the work of the church in very troubling conditions, especially through prayer. It also seeks to do advocacy in support of the Church’s commitment to justice and peace in the region. […]


“THE PURSUIT OF COMMON GOOD MUST BE THE PRIMARY GOAL” The Jesuit Institute South Africa joins the chorus of voices from all sectors of South African society expressing serious concern over the removal of Nhlanha Nene as the country’s Minister of Finance. This move, announced by President Jacob Zuma, spells disaster for the stability of […]

Concert in a Convent Garden

Celebrating the richness of Music and Voice, Concert in a Convent Garden will take place on 31 January 2016 at 17.30 in the gardens of Springfield Convent in Wynberg. It will take the form of an outdoor picnic concert in the late afternoon where you can enjoy a glass of wine and delicacies from the […]

The Jubilee of Mercy

“Live God’s Mercy so that the Church is Credible!” 8 December 2015 The Catholic Church throughout the world formally begins the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy today, 8 December, Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Pope Francis invites the whole Church to refashion itself as a place not of judgment or condemnation but of pardon and […]

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