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.
November, 2016 – 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)
Holy Fathers Intentions for November 2016
Universal: That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity.
Evangelization: That within parishes, priests and lay people may collaborate in service to the community without giving in to the temptation of discouragement. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)
Feasts for the month of November 2016
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
6. 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. Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
15. Albert the Great, Opt. Mem.
16. Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude, Opt. Mem.
17. Elizabeth of Hungary, Memorial
18. Churches of Peter and Paul; Rose Philippine Duchesne (USA),Opt. Mem.
20. Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe , Solemnity
21. Presentation of Mary, Memorial
22. Cecilia, Memorial
23. Clement I; Columban; Bl. Miguel Agustín Pro (USA), Opt. Mem.
24. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions; Thanksgiving Day,Memorial
25. Catherine of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
27. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
30. Andrew, Feast
Events this Month
Charismatic workshop facilitated by Fr Joseph Wilson on Saturday 23 July 12:00-16:00 at Cathedral Place
Contact Charity 074-968- 2831 or 078736-4832
Funeral Ministers Workshop on Saturday 23 July from 09:00 to 13:00
Book with Liturgy Department
Dominican Jubilee on Saturday 30 July
Celebrate the 800 th jubilee of the Order of Preachers at St
Dominic’s School, Boksburg. Mass at 14:00
Ordination to the priesthood of Tshepo Sentle Lekoko
Saturday 6 August 10:00,
St Alberts, Vosloorus.
All welcome at the invitation of the Archdiocese and the Lekoko family
Training for Catechists Saturday 6 August 10:00-15:30
Session 4 “I believe in the Holy Spirit” facilitated with Fr Phuti Makgabo
St Margaret, Diepkloof
Training for Catechists Saturday 6 August 10:00-15:30
Session 5 “I believe in the Holy Catholic Church” by Sr Tarsycja.
South Deanery Mercy Retreat ending with Mass
Women’s day, Tuesday 9 August 13:00-17:00
Conducted by Bohareng at St Francis Xavier,Martindale
All are welcome.
Enquiries Bernie Mullen email@example.com
Next Bohareng morning of reflection 9 September,
Morning of recollection for diocesan clergy.
Wednesday 24 August 10:00 at Mazenod Centre.
From Thursday 11 August 19:00 at St John’s, Northriding
Are you getting divorced?
Group therapy to find help and healing for the hurt of separation or divorce.
Call Arianna on 071 138 8401
RCIA Module 5 of training by Sr Kathleen Mitchell
Saturday 13 August 10:30-16:00 at Cathedral Place.
From Saturday 13 August 10:00 at St John’s, Northriding
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Group therapy to find help and healing.
For details call Arianna on 071-138-8401.
Scripture in its Jewish context. The Book of Numbers on
Saturday 20 August 12:45-16:00 at Holy Family College,
Oxford Rd, Parktown. Bring Bibles and packed lunch.
To book contact Sr Marie André Mitchell, 0722504944 or
Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, Patroness of South Africa on Sunday 21 August
Vigil on Saturday from 18:00 at the Cathedral of Christ the King
Contact the Office of Divine Worship & Liturgy at 011 402 6400
Lay Leaders Conference for all members of PPCs, PFCs,
Sodality Leaders, Youth Leaders and all interested Catholics.
Saturday 27 August from 09:00 to 15:00
Hosted by the South Deanery St Patrick’s, 9 5 th St, La Rochelle
Enquiries Department of Evangelisation
ST BONIFACE BAZAAR on Sunday 28 August. All day.
Starts with Open air mass at 09:00. at St Boniface Community
Centre, cor. Puttick Ave & Kowie Road, Sundowner Ext. 8,
Randburg. 011 795-3651. All welcome.
Life in the Spirit seminar Thursdays at 18:00-21:00
From 1 September until 27 October hosted by Catholic
Charismatic Renewal, Cathedral of Christ the King
1 – Introduction
8 – God's Love
15 – Salvation
22 – New Life
29 – Receiving God's Gift
6 – Baptism in The Spirit
13 – Growth
20 – Transformation
27 – Thanksgiving Mass
Remain Blessed as you Come. Contact Joseph on 083-237-3745
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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
Portuguese Community every Saturday at 20:00 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rosebank.