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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 14 April 2021, 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 deaf. On Sunday we […]

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 9 April 2021, 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 deaf. Reflection for […]

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 7 April 2021, 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 deaf. Welcome to this […]

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 2 April 2021, 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 deaf. Reflection for […]

Easter Sunday Mass

Our bishops invite you to join them via livestream as they commemorate the saving Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, celebrated in the sacred liturgies of Holy Week.  All services will be livestreamed to the Archdiocese of Cape Town Facebook page and the videos will be posted later to this website and […]

Easter Vigil Mass

Our bishops invite you to join them via livestream as they commemorate the saving Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, celebrated in the sacred liturgies of Holy Week.  All services will be livestreamed to the Archdiocese of Cape Town Facebook page and the videos will be posted later to this website and […]

Good Friday – The Passion of our Lord

Our bishops invite you to join them via livestream as they commemorate the saving Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, celebrated in the sacred liturgies of Holy Week. All services will be livestreamed to the Archdiocese of Cape Town Facebook page and the videos will be posted later to this website and […]

Chrism Mass

Our bishops invite you to join them via livestream as they commemorate the saving Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, celebrated in the sacred liturgies of Holy Week.  All services will be livestreamed to the Archdiocese of Cape Town Facebook page and the videos will be posted later to this website and […]

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Our bishops invite you to join them via livestream as they commemorate the saving Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, celebrated in the sacred liturgies of Holy Week.  All services will be livestreamed to the Archdiocese of Cape Town Facebook page and the videos will be posted later to this website and […]

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 31 March 2021, 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 deaf. We have entered […]

Devotion to St Joseph with Bishop Sylvester David OMI

Pope Francis declared the Year of St Joseph, running from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. This is a rare opportunity for us to focus on this great man who is often described as “standing in the shadows”. Joseph becomes our guide to visit the important moments of the life of Mary and the […]

Archdiocesan News 1 of 2021

HOT OFF THE ‘DIGITAL PRESS’: In this edition: Archdiocese celebrates ordination to Priesthood; Celebrating the Year of St Joseph; Discussing property matters with Mayor of Cape Town; Exciting Youth Chaplaincy events and programmes; Holy Week livestream services by our Bishops; Download your FREE DIRECTORY from our website; Happy 150th Birthday Springfield!; Child Safeguarding Matters; Updated […]

Download your FREE copy of the 2021 Archdiocesan Directory

Archbishop Stephen Brislin has made the 2021 Archdiocesan Directory freely available to all!  Instead of being printed, this edition has been made available for download as an interactive PDF. It has been adapted for use on a computer screen (as a double page spread) as well as on a cellphone (in single page portrait format).  […]

Livestreamed Holy Week and Easter liturgies in English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa and Sesotho

The details of the liturgical celebrations for Holy Week and Easter in the various languages are as follows: AfrikaansThe Diocese of Oudtshoorn will livestream Holy Week and Easter Celebrations as follows:1 April – Holy Thursday – Queen of Peace, Bongolethu – 19:002 April – Good Friday – St Nicholas, Brighton – 15:003 April – Easter Vigil […]

Palm Sunday Mass by Archbishop Stephen Brislin

Our bishops invite you to join them via livestream as they commemorate the saving Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, celebrated in the sacred liturgies of Holy Week. All services will be livestreamed to the Archdiocese of Cape Town Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/archdiocesecapetown and links will be posted to this website and to […]

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 26 March 2021, 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 deaf. Reflection for […]

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