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

News & Events

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 […]

Archdiocesan News 3 of 2023

HOT OFF THE DIGITAL PRESS: Consistory and Thanksgiving Mass to be live-streamed; three new Deacons ordained for Cape Town; World Youth Day 2023; On the Red Carpet…; Overwhelmed by generosity…; Book of Tributes launched in honour of ‘Reluctant Prophet’ Albert Nolan OP; Catechist Alive!; The Letter Screening and Laudato Si’; A Vocation Story; Go tell […]

Happy Birthday Bishop Sylvester!

Our auxiliary bishop, Bishop Sylvester David OMI, celebrates his 70th birthday while at the Bishops’ Conference Plenary Session at Mariannhill, KZN. Here he is seen cutting his birthday cake while his fellow bishops sing “happy birthday“.