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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



November, 2015 – Overview for the Month

The month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on November 2. With the exception of the last Sunday, November falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time and is represented by the liturgical color green. The last Sunday, which marks the beginning of the Advent season, the liturgical color changes to purple, representing a time of penance. (source: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/11.cfm)

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of



Universal: That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own.

Evangelization: That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany them and enliven their hope. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)

Feasts for the month of


The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of November are:

1. All Saints, Solemnity
2. All Souls, Feast
3. Martin de Porres, Opt. Mem.
4. Charles Borromeo, Memorial
8. Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
9. Lateran Basilica, Feast
10. Leo the Great, Memorial
11. Martin of Tours; Veterans Day (USA), Memorial
12. Josaphat, Memorial
13. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Memorial
15. Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
16. Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude, Opt. Mem.
17. Elizabeth of Hungary, Memorial
18. Churches of Peter and Paul; Rose Philippine Duchesne (USA), Opt. Mem.
21. Presentation of Mary, Memorial
22. Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe , Solemnity
23. Clement I; Columban; Bl. Miguel Agustín Pro (USA), Opt. Mem.
24. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, Memorial
25. Catherine of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
29. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
30. Andrew, Feast


Events this Month


Saturday 14 November
Christian Morality, module on “Respecting life” facilitated by Paul Faller.
At St Francis church, Vanderbijlpark
from 10:30 – 15:00
Book with catechetics department.

15 November
Widowed Retreat with closing Mass at 15:00
At the Salesian Centre, Booysens on Sunday
09:30 to 16:00
Bring a packed lunch.
Bookings info@marfam.org.za or 082 552 1275

13-17 November.
PRH WORKSHOP in Observatory
“Overcoming obstacles to my growth”.
Facilitated by Verena Kennerknecht 011 648-3456 or 072 375-9053

21 November
Join Contemplative Outreach for a day of renewal from 09:30 to 15:00 at St Charles, Victory Park.
Enquiries: Heather 011 782-8094 or 082-450-1912

21 November
“Epilogue to Holiness Code”, the closing session of the Batkol programme
12:00 to16:00 at Holy Family College, Parktown.
In a study of Scripture in its Jewish context, The Book of Leviticus was studied.
Bernadette Chellew, 082-760-0809 or e-mail btrnchellew@gmail.com

Thanksgiving Mass for All Catechists on Saturday 21 November at 13:00 at the Cathedral of Christ the King

Charismatic Retreat at the Padre Pio Retreat Centre, Pretoria from 27-29 November.
For cost and booking contact Diane, 082 822 2556 or
Charity, 078 736 4832

29 November
The Catholic Men’s Forum of the West Rand Deanery invites all men to celebrate Mass at St Gabriel, Khutsong with the Catholic Mens Forum choir of Our Lady of Africa, Mohlakeng at 10:00.
Refreshments will be on sale. The CMF raffle will be drawn at 14:30. Contact 018-788-3475

28 November
Justice and Peace AGM from 08:30 to 15:30 at Cathedral Hall.
All welcome. Book with the JP department 011 402 6400

14-18 December
PRH WORKSHOP in Observatory
“What is Essential in My Life.” Facilitated by Verena Kennerknecht, tel 011 648-3456 or 072 375 9053.

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.