Welcome to the Archdiocese of Cape Town

As 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
+Cardinal Stephen Brislin
ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN

News & Events

Most Blessed of all Women

Bishop Sylvester David reflects on Our Lady in the most recent edition of the ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS. You can ready other articles HERE. August was the month when we celebrated the gift of womanhood, so I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the most blessed of all women (cf. Lk 1:42). I will appeal […]

Focus on Vocations

A Vocation Story “It can be confusing”, is usually my go-to response whenever I’m asked what it’s like to discern if God is calling you to the priesthood or religious life. It can be a difficult feeling to describe – and often one can feel a great uneasiness and uncertainty – but there is a […]

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion training

Leaders involved as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion that couldn’t attend training earlier this year are encouraged to join. Please RSVP via the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLU158f69BUjh0hmsMg-rz9AouA6aiYBWL8uXTtxDIJNZooA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Ministers of Hospitality Training

Those involved in the Hospitality / Ushering / Wardens ministry that couldn’t attend the training earlier this year are encouraged to join. Please RSVP via the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKeIT-J8LV4BLPXk6c8n5_aBeo8LtMgbGUEwXxAUqkTObTRg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Consistory and Thanksgiving Mass videos and homily

For those who didn’t get to see them, here are the videos of the Consistory, at which our Archbishop was made a Cardinal by Pope Francis on 30 September 2023, as well as Cardinal Brislin’s Thanksgiving Mass in St Stephen’s Chapel in the Vatican gardens. Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ […]

Caring for our Common Home

On this feast day of St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the environment, we celebrate the works of God our Creator. As the Season of Creation comes to a close we are encouraged to continue the good work begun during this time – making our earth a common home for all God’s creatures. To […]

Consistory Reminder

Be sure to watch the live-streaming of the Consistory on the Vatican website, 30 September at 10 am, at which our Archbishop will become a Cardinal: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/events/event.dir.html/content/vaticanevents/en/2023/9/30/concistoro.html See also a live-stream to YouTube on Shalom World: https://www.youtube.com/live/ACSV_USCp8E?feature=shared Cardinal Brislin’s Thanksgiving Mass, which will be held on Sunday 1 October at 09.00 am at St Stephen’s […]

Consistory and Thanksgiving Mass live-stream

The Consistory, as which our Archbishop will become a Cardinal, will be live-streamed from the Vatican website at 10.00 am (our time and in Italy) on Saturday 30 September at this link: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/events/event.dir.html/content/vaticanevents/en/2023/9/30/concistoro.html Cardinal Brislin’s Thanksgiving Mass, which will be held on Sunday 1 October at 09.00 am at St Stephen’s Chapel in the Vatican […]