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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.

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Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg Events Box



June, 2016 – Overview for the Month

The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. This month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward. (source: https://www.catholicculture.org)

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of June 2016

Universal: That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.

Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life. (See also Apostleshiop of Prayer International Website)

Feasts for the month of June 2016

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

1. Justin, Memorial
2. Marcellinus and Peter, Opt. Mem.
3. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity
4. Immaculate Heart of Mary, Memorial
5. Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
6. Norbert, Opt. Mem.
9. Ephrem, Opt. Mem.
11. Barnabas, Memorial
12. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
13. Anthony of Padua, Memorial
19. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
21. Aloysius Gonzaga, Memorial
22. Paulinus of Nola; John Fisher and Thomas More, Opt. Mem.
24. Nativity of John the Baptist, Solemnity
26. Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday
27. Cyril of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
28. Irenaeus, Memorial
29. Peter and Paul, Solemnity
30. First Martyrs of the Church of Rome, Opt. Mem.

Events this Month

Sunday 8 May, Mothers’ Day
Family theme for 2016 is “The Year of Mercy and the Family. Building Homes of Merciful Love”.
Merciful Parenting and Family Care www.marfam.org.za

Saturday 7 May
Excel-lence in a day
A short course on Excel for Teachers
St Augustine College
Victory Park 011 380-9000

Saturday 7 May
Retreat for Ushers
Cathedral Place
Department of Liturgy

Saturday 7 May 10:00
RCIA training
Cathedral Place
Catechetics department.

Saturday 7 May
Leadership Training for Youth
Youth department.

Saturday 14 & 21 May
“My Catholic Faith”
Faith formation for catechists.
14th Cathedral Place
21st St Francis of Assisi, Vanderbijlpark
Contact catechetics department

Saturday 14 May
Fatima Pilgrimage
on foot to Schoenstatt Shrine, Bedfordview.
Starting at Blessed Sacrament, Malvern. 011 616-4008

Saturday 14 May
Introduction to Theology
“Systematic Theology”
St Augustine College, Ley Rd,
Victory Park 011 380-9000

Saturday 14 May
Mini-workshop for families
in this year of mercy and the family.
Who is parenting our kids
with love and mercy?
Bookings Toni 082-552-1275 info@marfam.org.za

Saturday 14 May
Pentecost Retreat
Spiritual preparation for
Feast of Pentecost.
Do not extinguish the spirit-2 Thes 5:9
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carmelite Retreat House, 33 Celia Nestad, Brentwood Park, Benoni North.
Fr Arvin Tauro 061-674-7202 or
Chris Shaw 083-625-8512.

Sunday 15
May 11:30
Cathedral Place
Charity 074-968-2831
Marieke 082-399-1419

Life in the Spirit seminar
“In this year of Mercy, to a personal encounter with Christ.”
Tuesdays at 19:30 until 31 May at St Charles’, Victory Park
10 Baptism in Holy Spirit Paul Cook
17 Growth Tom Miles
24 Transformation in Christ
Fr Ben Mahlangu
31 Mass Fr Emmanuel Youngten
Jenny 083-467-6318; Carlos 082-467-4909

Sunday 15 May
11:00 after
Mass at 09:30
St Patrick’s, La Rochelle
Festival of Nations
Performers, jumping castle, bazaar, raffles, food and drink.
9 Fifth Street

Week 16 May to 20 May
Training Programme on Civilian Peacebuilding Capacity
Formation of civilian peacekeepers in non-violent approaches
St Augustine College
Victory Park 011 380-9000

Wednesday 18 May 10:00
Morning of recollection for diocesan clergy at Mazenod Centre.
Pray for our priests and deacons

Saturday 21 May 12:45-16:00
Setting out The Spies’ Punishment
Scripture in its Jewish context.
Holy Family College, Oxford Rd, Parktown. Entrance on 3rd Avenue.
Bring Bibles and packed lunch.
To book contact Sr Marie André Mitchell, marieandre@batkol.info or 072 250 4944.

Saturday 21 May 10:00
Deanery Co-ordinators Meeting
Cathedral Place
Contact catechetics department.

Saturday 21 May
Choir workshop
Cathedral Place
Department of Liturgy

20 May to 24 June
Fridays 18:15-20:15
Environmental issues; problems and solutions.

20 Pope Francis and the Encyclical
27 State of Our Common Home

3 Theology, Philosophy & Encyclical
10 Human Roots of Ecological Crisis
17 Global, National & Local Solutions
24 Ecological Conversion
St Charles, Victory Park
Bookings Paul Faller, paulf@cie.org.za or SMS 083-326-4568

Saturday 28 May 09:00-13:00
Annual Sale
San Salvador home for mentally challenged women
19 Melville Rd Hyde Park
Handmade woven items; knitted toys; homemade jams, plants, bric a brac and more. Refreshments.
Have a fun day with us.
All proceeds to San Salvador

Saturday 28 May 9:30-13:00
The Beatitudes
A talk by Fr Chris Schonenberger
Hosted by Contemplative Outreach
Koinonia, Judith’s Paarl
011 624-1002

29 May, Feast of Corpus Christi

Saturday 4 June 14:00
General Finance Meeting
Cathedral Place

Saturday 4 June 10:00
“My Catholic Faith”
Cathedral Place
Contact catechetics department.

Saturday 11 June
Funeral Ministers workshop
Cathedral Place
Department of Liturgy

June 12 World Refugee Day

Sunday 5 June 09:00-16:00
Catholic Women’s League
Winter Fete
De La Salle Holy Cross College
Road No 3, Victory Park
Entertainment for all!
Food Stalls, Handiwork, Toys, Books, Plants, Bottles, Nearly New
Tea Garden and Soft Drinks.
An outing for the whole family.

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.