News and Events

Proclaimer of the Word Training

Dear Parishes The Centre for Pastoral Development will present Proclaimer of the Word training on 4 February 2023. Please share the information with your parishioners via your newsletters and distribution lists ensuring that it reaches the relevant people/ co-ordinators. We truly appreciate your support. Registration is via the following link:

Vocations Discernment Classes

FROM AD NEWS 4 OF 2022: Monthly discernment classes will take place at the Chancery. Our first discernment session will be on Saturday 28 January 2023 and thereafter every last Saturday of the Month. Time: 09.45 till about 12.00. We are aware of the fact that some young adults work on Saturdays and find it […]

Theology Today

Fr Zane Godwin, Vicar for Pastoral Development in the Archdiocese of Cape Town and regular columnist in the Archdiocesan News, writes for us in our current edition, on being a Missionary Parish. Being a Missionary Parish – Inspiration from Hackney In October I had the privilege of attending an Alpha Collective conference in London together […]

SACBC President’s Address

The Bishops of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference are currently gathered for their Plenary Session in Pretoria. The SACBC President, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of uMthatha Diocese, delivered the opening address yesterday, 18 January 2023. Here is the address below. Dear brothers and Sisters in Christ I welcome you all to this first plenary of […]

Parish Culture Survey

AD NEWS 4 OF 2023: On 5 November 2022 the newly elected PPC Chairs of our Archdiocese gathered at St Anthony’s Parish in Langa. The meeting started with a beautiful reflection on servant leadership and our mission as leaders in the church. Archbishop Stephen Brislin gave an address on the responses from the first phase […]

Ministries Morning of Formation and Reflection

If you are involved in any ministry you are encouraged to join our Ministries Morning of Formation and Reflection on 28 January at OLHC, Lansdowne. See details in the poster below. Please indicate your attendance by registering, using the following link:

“Stand up and feel the Holy Spirit, find the power of your faith.”

AD NEWS 4 OF 2022The above lyrics come from a song called I Believe, sung by Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins. I have absolutely no doubt that these words resonate with all 520 people from 66 parishes in our Archdiocese who attended the Parish Alive Leadership Training for newly- elected PPC members on Saturday 19 November. The power of […]

Theology Course 2023

Please see the 2023 Theology Course poster, registration link, letter and course outline below. Theology Course 2023 Letter and Course OutlineDownload

Mass in honour of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

A memorial Mass in honour of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be celebrated by Bishop Sylvester David OMI in St Mary’s Cathedral on Wednesday 4th January at 18.00. All are welcome to attend.

Christmas Eve Papal Mass

Attached please find an advert for the Papal Mass which will be broadcast by SABC 2 on the 24th December in the evening. Please advertise the Mass as much as you can. The success of this broadcast’s following will influence the SABC to also broadcast the Good Friday service.

Archdiocesan News 4 of 2022

HOT OFF THE DIGITAL “PRESS”: IN THIS EDITION: Parish Alive – Training of PPCs; Parish Culture Survey; The Future of the Catholic Bookshop; Youth News and Events; Edge and Life Teen; Marriage and Family Life; Moral Formation of Young People inthe Age of Relativism; 100 not out!; How a Catholic Community steadily grew, for most […]

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