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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 22 September 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. Blessings and peace […]

Season of Creation Webinar

As we continue the 2021 Season of Creation, we wish to invite you all to be part of a Webinar. Blue Planet – Code Red Kairos for our Common Home on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 16:30 to 18:00. Kindly hosted by Radio Veritas, the voices of dedicated South African leaders and experts in Socio-ecology, the […]

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 17 September 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. Let us […]

Preparatory Document and Vademecum for Bishops’ Synod

Below please find the Preparatory Document and Vademecum for the upcoming “listening phase” of the Bishops’ Synod, begining in October 2021. More detailed resources, including various formats of the Preparatory Document and other languages, are available for download at http://www.synod.va/en.html ADSUMUS PRAYER Adsumus, Sancte Spiritus Prayer of invocation to the Holy Spirit for an ecclesial […]

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 15 September 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. Yesterday we celebrated […]

Update of the 2021 Archdiocesan Directory

Earlier this year Archbishop Stephen Brislin made the online edition of the 2021 Archdiocesan Directory freely available to all! It was also decided to publish an updated version of it on a quarterly basis. This is the first update since March 2021. For your convenience, all website and email addresses in the directory are interactive. […]

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 10 September 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. 10 September 2021. […]

Season of Creation

Please join us at the following events to celebrate the Season of Creation and Laudato Si’.

Prayer for the Synod of Bishops – updated

As we anticipate the upcoming opening of the Synod of Bishops in October, please see this Synod prayer that could be used in parishes (as a conclusion to the intercessions). Prayer in preparation for the Synod 2021-2023 We stand before You, Holy Spirit,as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us,make […]

Shrine to Shrine Pilgrimage

On behalf of the Schoenstatt Cape Town community we attach the shrine to shrine online poster with the link. Due to the pandemic we cannot join in the mountain pilgrimage for our yearly walk, so we have decided to do an online event again this year. Please help us spread the word and link.

Season of Creation online discussion

Please join this online discussion tonight, Wednesday 8th September, on Facebook Live on the ecological complexities emerging today, and fostering dialogue about joint action in the future.

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 8 September 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. Today we celebrate […]

Devotion to St Joseph with Fr Nkululeko Qokolo

Pope Francis declared the Year of St Joseph, running from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. This is a rare opportunity for us to focus on this great man who is often described as “standing in the shadows”. Joseph becomes our guide to visit the important moments of the life of Mary and the […]

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 3 September 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. Reflection for […]

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 1 September 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. Blessings and welcome […]

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