News and Events

Winter Living Theology 2022

Winter Living Theology (WLT) has not taken place in-person since the advent of the Covid pandemic. However, this year, the Jesuit Institute South Africa will again host WLT. The theme of this year’s series is Searching for Meaning. The wisdom of Thomas Merton for our times. Franciscan friar, Fr Daniel Horan, will be in Southern […]

Archdiocesan News 2 of 2022

IN THIS EDITION: Synod Closing Mass; Cape Town celebrates priestly ordinations; New PPC Statutes and upcoming elections; Youth Day Mass 2022; Surprised by the Holy Spirit; Updated Archdiocesan Directory; May they rest in Peace; Youth Mission Team; Focus on the Diaconate; Reaching out to those in need; Resorative Justice program brings reconciliation and healing; Celebrating […]

2022 Archdiocesan Directory

There have been a few minor changes to the directory since our posting on 29th June. Please see update below. For your convenience, all website and email addresses in our directory are interactive. While browsing through it on your computer, simply click – or on your cellphone, tap – the address you want to go […]

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.

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