Archbishop Stephen Brislin will be joining the Holy Father Pope Francis in consecrating Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, during Mass on Friday 25th March, at the Cathedral at 13.10. The Mass will be live streamed to the Cathedral and Archdiocese of Cape Town Facebook pages.
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Lenten Regulations 2022
Attached please find a letter from Archbishop Stephen Brislin regarding regulations for the Season of Lent, Holy Days of Obligation, Catechetical Insruction, Ongoing Formation and Marriage.
Please see below a letter from Fr Rohan Smuts, administrator of the Archdiocese Medical Fund, with regard to a Medical Fund fundraiser by Fr Mark Foster, parish priest of Plumstead.
Coming together to solve Climate Change
|UN World Interfaith Harmony Week was unanimously adopted by the General Assembly on 20 October 2010. This annual event, celebrated the first week of February, provides a platform for different faiths and religions to spread the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill through various events that enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people.|
Book your spot: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jIGI4Z0XTsq2xCzbm3JBYQ
Synod Implementation Training
Synod implementation training takes place at St Anthony’s, Langa, on Saturday, 12 February 2022
Two members from each parish (perhaps the parish priest/ parish administrator himself and a parish synod coordinator, or a PPC chairperson and a parish synod coordinator) are asked to attend this training. All deacons of the archdiocese are invited over and above those already mentioned.
Apart from being guided through an actual synod discussion process, suggestions for the training of group facilitators and scribes in parishes will be given and material will be distributed.
The intention is that the parish synod coordinator will direct the parish process logistically, arrange training of facilitators and scribes, and be the visible face of the process in the parish.
The theme will focus on one main question: A synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.” How is this “journeying together” happening today in your local Church? What steps does the Spirit invite us to take in order to grow in our journeying together”?” (Vademecum 5.3 and also in Preparation Document, 26)
The day starts with registration at 08:30 and will conclude at 12:00. Please use the following link to register by 7 February for the synod implementation training on 12 February 2022:
Archdiocesan Theology Course 2023
Dear Bishops, Priests, Deacons and PPC Chairpersons
The Archdiocesan Theology Course will begin again in February 2023. This will be Year Two of the three-year cycle of theology lectures in the programme, which in its totality aims to give a grounding in the fundamentals of Catholic Theology. Participants are welcome to start the course in any year of the three-year cycle.
The series of lectures is outlined below. These lectures will be offered via Zoom again this year.
This course is aimed at those who are involved in parish ministry, particularly Catechism and RCIA teaching, but it is also suited for those involved in the different aspects of the Liturgy and those who assist in pastoral work such as counselling, marriage preparation and baptism preparation. The course is also ideal for those who are seeking to broaden and deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith. Those who are at the very beginning stages of discerning a vocation to the permanent diaconate are also encouraged to participate in the course. This course will equip participants for more effective pastoral ministry in their home parishes.
Please promote this course among your fellow parishioners and ask them to register via the Google form link. We look forward to a fruitful and exciting start to the Theology Course in 2023.
Please use the following link to register for the course: https://forms.gle/mdrKpGACjgPBSQ928
The form contains all the registration information and details of subscription fees.
Those needing assistance with registering via the Google form, or with other queries, should email us on email@example.com
Fr Zane Godwin
Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Development
Archdiocese of Cape Town
Ministry for a Synodal Church
Calling all parishes to be represented at our Ministries Morning of Formation and Reflection on 29 January at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Lansdowne. Three members from each parish are welcome to attend in person and others involved in parish ministries can participate online via Zoom.
Archbishop Brislin will give the keynote address on Ministry for a Synodal Church. This will be followed by discussion groups, in person in the parish hall, and in breakaway rooms on Zoom. This will conclude the online part of the programme, but those present in person will go on to be part of Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament with Bishop Sylvester, ending with a prayer of commissioning for ministry.
To RSVP to attend in person or via Zoom, please complete the form via the link below by 20 January.
Proposed changes in Covid-19 Safety Measures for our Liturgies
Please see the most recent letter from Bishop Sylvester David OMI regarding changes to safety measures for our liturgies.
RIP Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Attached below please see a letter of condolence from Bishop Sylvester David OMI, on behalf of Archbishop Stephen Brislin, as well as a link to the Vatican website carrying Pope Francis’ statement on the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
SACBC statement on Gas and Oil Exploration in the Eastern Cape
Please read the following statement from the president of the SACBC on gas and oil exploration in the Eastern Cape.