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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.


Free photographic workshop

ADNews is organising a free photographic and basic reporting course on Saturday, May 22 from 10am to 2pm.

The Star photographer Timothy Barnard, will assist participants with tips on how to use cameras and cell phones to take photos. Journalists Anna Cox, Judy Stockill and Lebo Wa Majahe will assist with how to write a basic report and captions for your photos.

We are encouraging all parishes, sodalities, youths, schools, and other organisations to attend.

It is a good way, in today’s world of fast communication and social media, to get experience and, at the same time, to promote the work your organisation is doing. Your articles will not only be published in ADNews, but will also be posted on our website: www.catholicjhb.org.za.


Please confirm your attendance before May 15 to adnews@catholicjhb.org.za.

Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg Events Box



April, 2015 – Overview for the Month

The month of April is dedicated to The Holy Spirit. The first four days of the month fall during the season ofLent which is represented by the liturgical color purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart. The rest of April falls in the Easter season in which white, the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity, and innocence, is the liturgical color.

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

Universal: That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God. (See also Apostleship of Prayer)
Evangelization: That persecuted Christians may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the Church. (See also Apostleship of Prayer)

Morning of recollection for diocesan clergy at Mazenod Centre. All priests welcome.

Saturday 21 March
09:00 to16:00
One day retreat for parish evangelisers directed by Fr Alex Muanã SVD
Mazenod Centre, 44 Parkhill Road Lambton, Germiston.
Book with the evangelisation department

Saturday 21 March, and every 3rd Saturday of the month,
14:00 to17:00 Contemplative Outreach
St Charles, Victory Park.
Enquiries: Heather 011 782-8094 or 082-450-1912

21 March Human Rights Day

Tuesday 24 March
19:30 to 21:30 closing of the LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
St Charles’ Church Hall, Road No. 3, Victory Park FAMILY of GOD COMMUNITY
Contact Mary 082 873 3372 or Marieke 011 402 6400

Saturday 28 March
09:00 to 12:30
Cathedral Place.
Catechetics deanery co-ordinators meeting

Saturday March 28
Parish Health Desk Coordinators Workshop
from 8:30am to 1:30pm
Small Hall, Cathedral Place

Passion Sunday 29 March

Thursday 2 April
Chrism Mass at Cathedral of Christ the King

Easter Sunday 5 April

Saturday 11 April
“Bread for the journey”, Unit 1 of Gospel of Mark presented by CATHOLIC BIBLE FOUNDATION of SA
09:00 to 16:30
Cathedral Place.
Please bring your own lunch.

Sunday 12 April
Book with Teresa Wilsnagh on 011 435 7488
Divine Mercy Mass at Kensington, Mother Mary of Sorrows, 105 -11th Avenue on .
Confessions at 2.00pm; adoration at 2.30pm and Holy Mass at 3.30pm.

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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