News and Events

Pray for Peace in the Middle East

14 September 2014 RE: Justice and Peace Sunday – 21 September 2014 Greetings from the Justice and Peace office at Khanya House and trust that this communication find you in peace. I’m writing to you to request you that the focus for this year’s Justice & Peace Sunday be on promoting ‘A week of Prayer for […]

Ecclesia Youth video

Attached is an introductory video for Ecclesia: Brave New Church for Youth and Young Adults. Themes: 1. Fearless Love 2. Renew the Face of the Earth 3. An Instrument of Transformation 4. If you suffer, I suffer 5. Sisters and brothers on a journey 5. We are all Africans.

Cape Town’s oldest priest dies

Monsignor Anthony Seba (14 November 1912–2 September 2014) died peacefully at Nazareth House, Cape Town and was buried from Christ the King Church in Pinelands on 9 September 2014. The Requiem Mass was presided over by Archbishop Stephen Brislin, and Fr Hugh O’Connor preached the homily. The funeral was well attended by priests of the […]

Missionaries of Charity

On Saturday, September 6th, Archbishop Brislin celebrated a Feast Day Mass with the Missionaries of Charity at their convent in Khayelitsha. Below are some photos of the occasion, kindly sent by Jessica Dewhurst, co-ordinator of the Umoya Project on behalf of the Edmund Rice Network. Archbishop Brislin also visited the project.  

Launch of new Ecclesia season at Springfield

Below are some pics of the launch of our new Ecclesia season: Brave New Church, held at Springfield Convent, Wynberg on Saturday 30th August 2014. After registration at 08.30 the day began with a brief introduction to the structure of the day, an opening liturgy (with liturgical dancers), and an introduction to the new season by […]

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

by Raymond Perrier. It’s a bit unusual to start these weekly commentaries with a quote from the Communist leader Mao Tse Tung.  But it seemed appropriate since in these weeks – for those of you who live in cities and have not noticed – South Africa is entering into springtime and soon, all across the […]

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council meeting

Below are some pictures taken at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council meeting held at Christ the King, Pinelands on Saturday 16th August 2014 ECCLESIA BRAVE NEW CHURCH MATERIALS We have received our Ecclesia Materials which you may now order and collect COD from our offices from Wed 20 Aug.DVD Pack                  R50 […]

A Dignified Debate about Dying

by Fr Anthony Egan SJ The hostility with which some religious conservatives attacked Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s views on assisted dying is saddening. Whether one agrees with the Arch or not, Tutu has put the important question back on the agenda. Tutu is not alone in this. In Britain, as proposed assisted dying legislation […]

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