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
ARCHBISHOP OF CAPE TOWN

News & Events

From the Book

As we come towards the end of the season of Lent, it might be helpful to reflect on Bishop Sylvester David’s reflection from his column in the most recent edition of the Archdiocesan News: Lent as a gracious gift from God Some have been accustomed to seeing Lent as a dry season filled with gloom. […]

PARISH ALIVE – Update on Parish Survey

4 April 2023 Dear Parish Priests and PPC Chairpersons, This is just a quick communication to update everyone on the status of the Parish Alive Parish Surveys. At the APC meeting on 4 March, I reported that the surveys would be sent to all parishes in April. I just wanted to give you a little […]

Catholic Bible Foundation

The Board of the Catholic Bible Foundation invites applications for the position of Director. Please see the attached requirements below.

From the Heart

ARCHBISHOP BRISLIN SPEAKS TO US – FROM AD NEWS 1 OF 2023: Lent is a most blessed season of the Church. It is associated with abstaining, fasting, works of charity and a renewal of prayer life. We are called to make a special effort to sacrifice and to repent of our sinfulness. Erroneously, this can […]

Parish Alive – the way forward for Parishes

WHERE TO START? On the 26th January Father Zane Godwin and I held a Zoom session for parish priests and PPC chairpersons. We asked them to complete a quick survey to see how far down the Parish Alive road they had journeyed. The survey covered four areas: 1. Setting a parish vision 2. Appointment of portfolio […]

Vacancies at Holy Cross High School

The posts of Senior School Principal and Senior School Teacher have become available at Holy Cross High School in Maitland. Please see the adverts and their requirements below.

Archdiocesan News 1 of 2023

IN THIS EDITION: Parish Alive – The Way forward for Parishes; Six Pre-requisites for Effective Ministry; Buckets of Love 2022; Caritas Parish Program Support; The Rite of Election; Surprise Appearance at the Salesian Institute; Liturgical Ministries Training; Special Religious Development; Maitland Centenary; Lent at Sea; Focus on Vocations; Reducing our Carbon ‘Footprints’ at St Kizito; […]

Lenten (and other) Regulations

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 22 February 2023 and concludes on Holy Thursday, 8 April 2023. Attached are the regulations for Lent. Other regulations include Holy Days of Obligation, Catechetical Instruction, Ongoing Formation and Marriage.

Music Ministry Co-ordinator training

Dear Parishes, the Centre for Pastoral Development will present Music Ministry Co-ordinator training on Saturday 25 February 2023 at Immaculate Conception, Parow. 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: https://forms.gle/7PEGipQQPwA1TztE6

Ministers of Hospitality Co-ordinator Training

Dear Parishes, the Centre for Pastoral Development will present Ministers of Hospitality (Usher) Co-ordinator training on Saturday 18 February 2023 at St John’s, Maitland. 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 […]

Altar Server Co-ordinator Training

Dear Parishes The Centre for Pastoral Development will present Altar Server Co-ordinator training on Saturday 18 February 2023 at St John’s, Maitland. 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: https://forms.gle/LBrMah65XNsC7Y4k6

Caring for God’s Creation

FROM AD NEWS 4 OF 2022: Is Climate Change real, or are the current weather patterns natural? Do you believe it will all be fine, and that there is too much hype around Climate Change? Do you feel that the way we live – our habits, and lifestyle – do not need to change?   […]