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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 https://forms.gle/UarDYuUoyrwpQ7Ed6 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 2023

Dear Bishops, Priests, Deacons and PPC Chairpersons  The Archdiocesan Theology Course will begin again in February 2023. This will be Year Two of the three-year cycle of theology lectures in the programme, which in its totality aims to give a grounding in the fundamentals of Catholic Theology. Participants are welcome to start the course in […]

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 […]

RIP Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Attached below please see a letter of condolence from Bishop Sylvester David OMI, on behalf of Archbishop Stephen Brislin, as well as a link to the Vatican website carrying Pope Francis’ statement on the death of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-12/pope-francis-sends-condolences-on-death-of-archbishop-tutu.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NewsletterVN-EN

Archdiocesan News 4 of 2021

OUR FINAL EDITION FOR 2021: Developing the Synodal Way; Synod Implementation and Training; Ministries Morning of Formation and Reflection: Thelogy Course 2022; the Blue Blanket; Youth Synod Report, Retreat, XLT, Life Teen and Edge, Youth Hike and Mass; CPD Dates for your Diaries; A Joyful November at Delft; Cathedral Christmas Choir Celebration; Caritas Initiatives; Give […]

Year of St Joseph closing Mass

Bishop Sylvester David OMI will celebrate the closing Mass for the Year of St Joseph at Good Shepherd Parish, Bothasig. The Mass will be livestreamed to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnj6J2Sc_dW058_zPCSA4zw on Tuesday 7 December 2021 from 7.00 pm. 

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 26 November 2021, 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. Archbishop Brislin […]

16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

You are invited to participate, by prayer and action, in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. Prayers for each day have been prepared by the Sisters of St Joseph – Justice and Peace, Archdiocese of Cape Town.

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 24 November 2021, 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 today’s […]

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 19 November 2021, 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. Again, we honour […]

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