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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

 

 

September, 2015 – Overview for the Month

The month of September is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, whose memorial the Church celebrates on September 15. September 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 September 2015

Universal: That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people.

Evangelization: That catechists may give witness by living in a way consistent with the faith they proclaim. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)

Feasts for the month of September

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

3. Gregory the Great, Memorial
6. Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
8. Birth of Mary, Feast
9. Peter Claver (USA), Memorial
12. Most Holy Name of Mary, Opt. Mem.
13. Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
14. Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Feast
15. Our Lady of Sorrows, Memorial
16. Cornelius and Cyprian, Memorial
17. Robert Bellarmine, Opt. Mem.
19. Januarius, Opt. Mem.
20. Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
21. Matthew, Feast
23. Pio of Pietrelcina, Memorial
26. Cosmas and Damian, Opt. Mem.
27. Twenty-Six Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
28. Wenceslaus; Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Opt. Mem.
29. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Feast
30. Jerome, Memorial

Thursday 3 September from19h00 to 22h00.
Topic Catholic Social Teachings
“Catholic Social Responsibility in Business”. Final module of business ethics course (in collaboration with the Jesuit Institute South Africa) at St John’s Northriding Parish.
Contact John Cato, 083 726 9228 or Yvonne Maponga 082 972 7248

Sunday 6 September
Catholic Womens League
Spring Fete
9am to 4pm
De La Salle Holy Cross College
Road No 3, Victory Park
CWL office Gail 011-618-1533/5
Co-Convener Ann Scott
083 449 7914.

Saturday 5 September 09:00 -13:00
Retreat for Ushers

Saturday 5 September 11:30
Mass at 08:00
JOHANNESBURG ARCHDIOCESE

FESTIVAL

CATHOLIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION
Cosmo City Multipurpose Centre
Entrance fee at door. Info from
Martin Seja 079-880-0034 or
Tseli Seboka 083-212-6879

6 September Communications Sunday

Sunday 13 September 10:00
SCHOENSTATT FAMILY DAY
Talks, witness, workshop
15:00 Mass
Bring packed lunch.
Children welcome. Child care offered.
Cnr Florence & van Buuren Rds
Bedfordview, 011 455-5146

Sunday 6 September
Catholic Womens League
Spring Fete
9am to 4pm
De La Salle Holy Cross College
Road No 3, Victory Park
CWL office Gail 011-618-1533/5
Co-Convener Ann Scott
083 449 7914.

Saturday 5 September
09:00 -13:00
Retreat for Ushers

Saturday 5
September 11:30
Mass at 08:00
JOHANNESBURG ARCHDIOCESE

FESTIVAL

CATHOLIC MUSIC ASSOCIATION
Cosmo City Multipurpose Centre
Entrance fee at door. Info from
Martin Seja 079-880-0034 or
Tseli Seboka 083-212-6879

6 September
Communications Sunday

Sunday 13 September 10:00
SCHOENSTATT FAMILY DAY
Talks, witness, workshop
15:00 Mass
Bring packed lunch.
Children welcome. Child care offered.
Cnr Florence & van Buuren Rds
Bedfordview, 011 455-5146
PRH WORKSHOPS
August 8-10 Observatory
Learning How to Give Help
August 21-23 Observatory
Freeing myself from what destabilises my Relationships
September 14-18 Observatory
Leading My Life
October 2-6 Observatory
My Relational Life Today
October 23-27 Observatory
Being Fully Authentic
November 13-17 Observatory
Overcoming obstacles to my growth
December 14-18 Observatory
What is Essential in My Life
Verena Kennerknecht
011 648-3456 /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.


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