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

Marriage and Family Life

A SYNOD RESPONSE, FROM AD NEWS 4 OF 2022: The synod report promulgated by the Archbishop a short while ago gives the Church valuable insight into the most pressing needs of today. The synod’s role was not to find out which teachings need to be modernised and changed through majority vote, but to discover areas […]

Life Teen and Edge

What is Life Teen and Edge? What Catechetical Resources does Life Teen and Edge offer? What are the costs involved? Read the poster below to find out. Published in AD News 4 of 2022.

Ministry for Mission

Attached is Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s address at the Ministry for Mission morning on Saturday 28 January.  

Empower Conference

The Youth Chaplaincy Team of the Archdiocese of Cape Town calls all leaders involved in Youth ministry to attend an Empower Conference on 17-19 March 2023. This event is aimed at all Youth Leaders, Youth PPC representatives, religious, priests and leaders involved in any youth ministry. It promises to be a fun-filled weekend including spiritual […]

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training

Dear Parishes The Centre for Pastoral Development will present Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion training on 11 February 2023 at Resurrection Parish, Table View. 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 […]

Life Teen and Edge Training

Dear Parishes The Centre for Pastoral Development’s Youth Chaplaincy will present Life Teen and Edge training on Saturday 4 February 2023 at Corpus Christi, Wynberg. All new youth leaders and co-ordinators are encouraged to join. We truly appreciate your support. Registration is via the following link: https://forms.gle/cbjKNrAAChTamVCDA

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: https://forms.gle/RiuXEqcvjnjfBYkY6

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 […]