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Welcome to the Official website of the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg

The Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg comprises the following districts: Johannesburg, Alberton, Balfour, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Carletonville, Delmas, Germiston,  Heidelberg, Kempton Park, Krugersdorp, Nigel, Randburg, Randfontein, Roodepoort, Sandton, Soweto, Springs, Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, and Westonaria. The Archdioces of Johannesburg covers an area of  over 14 517sq.km.

The suffragan of Sees of Manzini (Swaziland), Klerksdorp and Witbank fall under Archdiocese of Johannesburg.

The districts of Pretoria, Midrand and Centurion fall outside the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg but fall under the Archdiocese of Pretoria.

The Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg comprises 160 priests, 40 deacons and 38 religious orders, who provide pastoral ministry & leadership to a very diverse congregation of at least 1m lay Catholics, who adhere to the tenets of their faith to various degrees in 125 very differently resourced parishes & 50 schools predominantly in the Gauteng province.

In accordance with the Magisterium, we the Church seek to evangelize ourselves and respond to spiritual & human needs (through catechetics, contextual mission, education, pastoral work, the sacraments, lay movements & the nurturing of Parish communities) while providing moral guidance in a predominantly secular, increasingly youthful society, experiencing the challenges of dramatic societal change.

Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg Events Box



March, 2015 – Overview for the Month

The month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph. The entire month of March falls during the liturgical season ofLent which is represented by the liturgical color purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart.

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of March 2015

General: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.

Missionary: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)


Radio Veritas
The Evangelisation Department is holding a retreat for all Parish Evangelisation Representatives of the Archdiocese.

  • Date  :  21st March 2015
  • Venue :  Mazenod Retreat Centre
  • 44 Parkhill Road Lambton
  • Time   :  9h00 to 16h00
  • Donation/ Fee   :  R130-00 p.p.   (Tea, lunch, Venue and Priest’s Stipend.)

The Retreat Master will be Fr Alex Muana svd and we invite any interested catholic to join in but please inform us in time.
Please call Veronica on 011 402 6400 to book your place.

Saturday 7 March
APC General Meeting on Saturday 7 March at 13:00.
The Archdiocese Pastoral Council will meet on Saturday 7 March in the Cathedral Hall. All PPC members are invited to this important meeting. RSVP department of evangelisation.
13-15 March 2015 PARISH FAMILY MINISTRY TRAINING at Koinonia. For info and to book contact Toni 0825521275 trowland@sacbc.org.za

Saturday 14 March
Christian Morality, training for catechists and all interested faithful.
At Cathedral Place on Saturday 14 March from 11:00 to 15:00.
Book with catechetics department.

Saturday 14 March
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) training for deacons and experienced catechists at Cathedral Place on Saturday 14 March from 12:00 to 16:00.
Book with catechetics department.

2-4 June
Winter Living Theology
Fr. Nicholas King SJ, world-renowned New Testament scholar, will present
The Scandal of Christian Disunity – a Biblical Approach.
Church of the Resurrection, Bryanston
Book with the Jesuit Institute on 011 482 4237, admin@jesuitinstitute.org.za

Community Masses each month

Deaf community on the 2nd Sunday of each month at St Martin de Porres, Orlando West.
Contact Deborah Mothopeng, 082-454-4732

Francophone Community on 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11:15 at Our Lady of Lourdes, Rivonia
Every Sunday at 10:00 at Our Lady of Lourdes, City Deep.
Chaplain Fr Blaise Mambu, 076-211-5232

Nigerian Community on the 2nd Sunday at 11:30 at Cathedral of Christ the King.
Chief Sylvester, 083-727-6401

Ethiopian and Eritrean Community in Amharic on the 3rd Sunday at 12:30 at St Francis of Assisi, Yeoville.
Followed by Bible Study.
Hailu Adalo, 072-357-7185, hailuadalo@yahoo.com

Zambian Community on the 3rd Sunday at 11:30 at Cathedral of Christ the King.
Nicholas Phiri 072-804-6194 or Charity Phiri 074-968-2831, charityphiri@hotmail.com

Malawian Community on the 4th Sunday at 11:30 at Cathedral of Christ the King
Felix on 0745167705 or 0718289967

Zimbabwean Community on the last Sunday at 14:00 at St Francis of Assisi, Yeoville
011 339-5954

Portuguese Community every Saturday at 20:00 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rosebank.
011 788-5226.



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