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South African Celebration of Holy Mass in Creation

Please join us as we celebrate the Season of Creation this year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other. This is a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, that requires radically new ways of living with […]

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 9 September 2020, 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 my […]

Archdiocesan News 3 of 2020

Welcome to our second interactive edition of the Archdiocesan News! Because our churches are still not fully open due to the coronavirus pandemic, this edition will not be printed. Rather, it will be sent out digitally via email and social media.  This edition is interactive insofar as all hyperlinks (i.e. digital access to other web-based […]

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 4 September 2020, 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 2 September 2020, 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. Despite all the […]

Call to resist the culture of corruption – SACBC President

The end of the month of August saw a rising surge of anger from South African citizens across the board about corruption around the Covid-19 fund. A number of radio programs and interviews, television discussions, newspaper articles and the circulating social media posts including the “Voetsek ANC” poster indicate this sense of having had enough […]

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 28 August 2020, 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 […]

Chrism Mass 2020

The 2020 Chrism Mass was celebrated on Thursday 27 August 2020 at St Martin de Porres, Lavistown by Archbishop Stephen Brislin. This Mass is in place of the Mass of the Oils that is usually celebrated on Holy Thursday, but had to be postponed because of the national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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 26 August 2020, 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. Greetings and welcome […]

Archbishop celebrates Mass at Corpus Christi

Today Archbishop Stephen Brislin celebrated a live-streamed Sunday Mass at Corpus Christi, Wynberg. We post the recorded version for you here below. They are also viewable on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Feast of Mary – Queen and Mother

“Ngaye uKristo, sikanye naye, sikuye …” This is how the Eucharistic Prayer ends leading to the proclamation of the Great Amen at Mass each day. We say these words often, and even know them by heart but what do they really mean?  For me this formula expresses a deep relational reality and shows our intimacy […]

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 21 August 2020, 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 19 August 2020, 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 19th August 2020 […]

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 14 August 2020, 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.  […]

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 12 August 2020, 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. Even in these […]

Episcopal Ordination of Rt. Rev. Noel Rucastle, Bishop of Oudtshoorn

Bishop Noel Andrew Rucastle, formerly a priest serving in the Archdiocese of Cape Town, was ordained the 5th Bishop of the Diocese of Oudtshoorn. Here below is the video of his Episcopal Ordination in the Cathedral of the Diocese of Oudtshoorn on Saturday 8th August 2020 at 10.00am. Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town, […]

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