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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



October, 2014 – Overview for the Month

The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7. October falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green.

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of October 2014

General: That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence.

Missionary: That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)


Saturday 4 October 14:00-15:00
Till October on 1st Saturday
Culture of Life Apostolate
Felicity Gebashe 073-362-9154
Sr Sarah Doherty 076-793-0108

October is Rosary Month
7th Feast of the Holy Rosary

3 October St Patrick’s, Benoni
Catholic Schools
Grade 7 Masses
25 October, Regina Mundi, Moroka, Soweto.
Catholic Schools Office, 011 447 9219, info@cso.za.org

Friday 3 October 19:00 for 19:30
A Murder Mystery Dinner
Hosted by CWL in aid of
St Anne’s home for elderly women
St Therese’s parish hall
Tickets from Imelda 082-586-4173
or Jean 083 258 5750

Saturday 4 October 11:00-16:00
Catechetical Training Course
Our Catholic Faith; Christian Morality
Final module. Respecting Sexuality. Respecting Property.
Catechetics Department

Saturday 4 October 14:00-15:00
Culture of Life Apostolate
Felicity Gebashe 073-362-9154
Sr Sarah Doherty 076-793-0108

Saturday 4 October 10:00
Celebrate 150 years in Southern Africa with the
Holy Family Sisters
at the Cathedral of Christ the King
RSVP: Sr Kathleen, 011 726 6728, kathleen.mitchell2010@gmail.com

Saturday 4 October, 05:30
St Faustina Pilgrimage Walk
From the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, Mulbarton.
Concludes 31km away with Mass at 15:00 at Divine Mercy Parish, Walkerville.
Contact Sr. Rose 078 992 8580

Sunday 5 October Mass at 09:00
Our Lady of Wayside
Family Fund Day
Maryvale College School
St Mary’s Road, Maryvale
Neja De Chenne 011 640-3154

Sunday 5 October Mass at 09:00
Celebration of St Francis Day
St Francis of Assisi church
43 Cavendish Road, Yeoville
Emma 060 350 9651

Freedom Pilgrimage
Join Sisters for Justice on a walk on Melville Koppies, in solidarity with the Table Mountain Freedom Climb
Sunday 5 October starting at 14:30 from the Junction Church, cr 5th Street and 7th Ave, Melville

Tuesday 7 October 09:00 – 15:00
Altar Servers Retreat
Led by Fr Paul Beukes OMI
Cathedral Place
For more information contact liturgy and Divine Worship Department Annastacia Mphuthi
011 402-6400.

Thursday 9 October 19:30
The Chanticleer Singers conducted by Richard Cock present a dramatic mix of music, poetry and readings by Alan Swerdlow and Peter James Smith commemorating WWI.
Rosebank Church, 16 Keyes Avenue
Booking essential: 011 447-9264
or email rcock@iafrica.com

Thursday 9 October
Understanding Human Sexuality and God’s plan for Love and Life
St Therese, Edenvale 19:00-21:30
All family planning methods discussed. Presenters Dr Heinz Wirz
Wendy & Mark d’Hotman

11 – 12 October
Christ the King, Orlando East
Young people are invited to a night vigil prayer. All issues affecting the Youth. Prayer for exams.
Contact Dudu 073-277-4449
Keke 073-987-8358
Hloni 079-461-2216

Saturday 11 October 09:00-13:00
Training for Funeral Ministers
By Fr Paul Beukes OMI
Book with the Liturgy department

Saturday 11 October 09:00-14:00
A day with Jesus in prayer
Carmelite Fathers, 33 Cellia Nestad St, Brentwood Park, Benoni.
Fr Boniface D’Souza 074-750-2932

Saturday 18 October 09:30-11:30
Rosary Walk
Cathedral Place
Prayer for the unborn life.
Culture of Life Apostolate
Sr Sarah 078-405-6494

Clarifying My Relationships
11-12, 25-26 October, Observatory
Being fully authentic
14-16, 28-30, Observatory
What is most essential in my life?
12-16 or 15-19 Dec, Observatory
Verena Kennerknecht
011 648-3456 /072-375-9053
Exploring my inner world
8-12 December, Koinonia
Libby Lamour
011 609-3710 / 082-862-9790
Who am I?
November, Booysens
Dick Broderick MSC
012 807-1246/082-825-0814

Charismatic Renew
Every Thursday 18:00-21:00
until 30 October at Cathedral Hall
Joseph Uga, 083-237-3745

Enriching Family Life
Every Tuesday 19:30-21:30
until 4 November at St Charles, Victory Park,
35 no 3 Road.
Heather Withers 083-458-1008 or
Paul Cook 083-251-8783
Family of God Community

17, 18 & 19 October
Schoenstatt Centenary
17th Mass 18:00 Malvern. St Benedict’s Pipe band, Guiseppi Verdi Choir, refreshments.
18th & 19th 10:00 Mass at the Schoenstatt Shrine, talks, lunch.
International Apostolic Schoenstatt Movement, 011 455-5146; Tony Joseph, 083-513-0060; Margaret, 011 913-4437

Saturday 18 October 11:30-16:00
Scripture in its Jewish Context
Apostasy and Second Covenant; Nature of God
at Bible College, La Rochelle
Book with Bernadette Chellew btrnchellew@gmail.com or

Saturday 18 October, 13:30 -16:00
10th AGM of the AIDS Department
Cathedral Small Hall.
Invited are parish priests, PPC’s, Parish AIDS Coordinators, Health Desk and Project Coordinators.
All interested are welcome.
Please RSVP to Lisa at reception or Ndivile Mokoena on (011)402-6400.

Saturday 18 October 09:00
Vaal Deanery Family Celebration
Our Lady of Peace, Bophelong

Sunday 19 October 10:00
Cathedral of Christ the King
Discernment group for School Grades 10 to 12 and Young Adults meets afterwards in the Small Hall.
Contact Susan 011 402 6400
Father Thabo 082 8246 394
Facebook Thabo Motshegwa

Charismatic all-night vigil
Saturday 25 October 20:00 to
Sunday 26 October 05:00
Cathedral of Christ the King

Saturday 25 October 08:30-15:00
Retreat for Health Care Workers, their patients and all suffering from various ailments.
Cathedral Small Hall.
RSVP Sr Claudia, Sr Cecilia or Ndivile at 011 402-6400

Co-founder of the Missionaries Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo, the Scalabrini Sisters
October 25, 10:00
Cathedral of São Paulo, Brazil

25-26 October, Archdiocesan Missionary Congress
St Benedict’s school, Bedfordview
Every Christian is a missionary.
Sr Stephany Thiel 081 879 8416,
(011) 421- 3056 a.h.

1 November All Saints Day
2 November All Souls Day

Thursday 6 November
Understanding Human Sexuality and God’s plan for Love and Life
St Therese, Edenvale 19:00-21:30
All family planning methods discussed. Presenters Dr Heinz Wirz
Wendy & Mark d’Hotman

Saturday 8 November 13:30
APC General Meeting

Date and venue to be confirmed.
For new and existing parish family teams. Contact Toni 082-552-1275 to book, trowland@sacbc.org.za

22 November 10:00 – 12 noon
Archbishop Buti Tlhagale celebrates
Cathedral of Christ the King
Sacrament of Reconciliation from 09:00.
Prayers for Healing after Mass.
Everyone is welcome; parishioners, youth, PPC, sodalities, people living with HIV and other illnesses, caregivers, people in need of healing, people of good will.
Enquiries AIDS department

Patronal Feasts in October

  • 1 Oct St Therese, Alberton (1948); Edenvale (1938); Zondi
  • 2 Oct Holy Angels, Bez Valley
  • 4 Oct St Francis of Assisi, Reiger Park (1965); Rust Ter Vaal (1968);Vanderbijlpark (1960); Yeoville (1913).
  • 7 Oct Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Krugersdorp; The Holy Rosary, Phiri (1969)
  • 10 Oct St Margaret, Diepkloof (1964)





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