News and Events

Chrism Mass 2022

Archbishop Stephen Brislin celebrated the Mass of the Holy Oils and Renewal of Priestly Commitment at 10.00 am on 14 April 2022 at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Lansdowne. In attendance were priests, deacons, religious and laity from the Archdiocese of Cape Town. Below are a selection of photographs – as well as Archbishop […]

Correspondence from Archbishop Brislin

Attached below please find Archbishop Brislin’s Newsletter No. 2/2022; an update to the Covid Regulations; and Celebrating Holy Week in Covid times and other liturgical observances.

Lenten Reflections from the SACBC

Please click on the YouTube link below to view Lenten reflections from Bishops and Priests throughout southern Africa. Click the Subscribe button to receive notifications of new reflections:

Consecration of Ukraine and Russia

At a Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation at St Mary’s Cathedral Cape Town, Archbishop Stephen Brislin consecrated Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This was in union with Pope Francis’s consecration later today from the Vatican.

Consecration of Russia and Ukraine

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 St Mary’s Cathedral at 13.10 pm. Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the Mass will NOT BE LIVESTREAMED as previously announced, but recorded and uploaded to our […]

Consecration of Ukraine and Russia

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.

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.

Archdiocesan News 1 of 2022

OUR FIRST EDITION OF 2022: Synodality in Action; Your Synod Timeline; Synod Implementation Training; Youth Chaplaincy; Synodal Big Walk; Bold steps toward the future; From the Heart; SVP Journey on in assisting the poor; Buckets of Love 2021; Marriage Courses for 2022; From the Book; Catechetics; Foundation for Ministries Morning of Formation and Reflection; Sodalities […]

Sponsorship Appeal

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 […]

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 […]

Archdiocesan Theology Course

This February we shall start with Year One of the three-year cycle of theology lectures in the programme, and as such it gives a good overview of the whole spectrum of theology. There are a wide range of lecturers who have agreed to present on the different topics and the course will be offered via […]

World Youth Day

Calling all young people! Please see the attached World Youth Day Poster.

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 […]

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