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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



August, 2014 – Overview for the Month

The month of August is dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. The entire 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. http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/08.cfm

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of Augyst 2014

General: That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights. (see http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/08.cfm)

Missionary: That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)


“The Jewish Roots of the Sacraments”, training to benefit to ALL Catechists.
On Saturday 28 June from 11:00 to 15:00.
RSVP to the catechetics department 011 402-6400

Charismatic all-night vigil from Saturday 28 June at 20:00 to 05:00 on Sunday 29 June at the cathedral of Christ the King

At St Augustine College from 30 June ‑ 2 July.
General Assembly of Catholic Universities in Africa and Madagascar at St Augustine College.

Thursday 3 July from 19:00 to 21:30 at St Therese, Edenvale
“Understanding Human Sexuality and God’s plan for Love and Life”
All family planning methods discussed. Presenters Dr Heinz Wirz; Wendy & Mark d’Hotman

“Freeing Life Within Me”
30 June - 4 July, Koinonia
Aine Lohan RSM
011 442-6234/082-503-7998

Tridiuum with a Difference
All invited to celebrate the Feast of St Maria Goretti with Riverlea parishioners from 4-6 July.
Call Bernie Cameron, 083-392-8137

APC General Meeting
Saturday 5 July at 13:00 at Cathedral Place

Thursday 10 July
On-going formation for Priests.

AIDS department notice
A Mass for Healing will be held later in the year; not on 12 July.

RCIA Training Course
Saturday 12 July 11:00-16:00
Adult Lessons
Final module of training by Sr Kathleen Mitchell
Cathedral Place
Contact Catechetics Department

Accelerating My Growth
7-11 July, Observatory
Exploring My Inner World
14-18 July, Observatory
Freeing myself from what destabilises my relationships
1-3 August, Observatory
Loving and Being Loved
6-10 August, Observatory
Verena Kennerknecht
011 648-3456 /072-375-9053

Clarifying My Relationships
12-16 July, Edenvale
Myself in Relationship with my Partner
8-10 August, Hartbeespoort
Libby Lamour
011 609-3710 / 082-862-9790

Ngome Pilgrimage
Bus leaves St Francis, Yeoville on 11 July at 08:00 sharp returning 13 July at 19:00.
Contact Nellie 084 662 4851
Pray for the pilgrims

Mandela Day 18 July

Saturday 19 July from 14:00
“Immigrants, refugees and migrants deserve dignity and respect.”
Our Lady of the Wayside, Maryvale
Hosted by the parish J&P group to mark Mandela Day.
Mass at 17:30 celebrated by Fr Raymond McQuarrie
Vicar for Justice and Peace.
RSVP marumagaem@ananzi.co.za

Saturday 19 July 11:30-16:00
Scripture in its Jewish Context
Revelation & the Decalogue
at Bible College, La Rochelle
Book with Bernadette Chellew btrnchellew@gmail.com or 082-760-080

Saturday 19 July 10:15- 14:00
workshop for new and existing parish family teams.
Cathedral Hall.
Bookings Toni 082‑552‑1275

Sunday 20 July 12:30
Mass for Ethiopian and Eritrean Community in Amharic
at St Francis of Assisi, Yeoville
Followed by Bible Study
Hailu Adalo 072-357-7185

Wednesday 24 July 10:00
Morning of Recollection for Diocesan Clergy
Pray for our Priests

Saturday 26 July from 09:30 to 16:00
Catholic Media Expo
Holy Rosary School, Edenvale
All ADNews parish correspondents should try to attend.
Pre-register with media@jesuitinstitute.org.za or call 011 482-4237 for more info.

St Anne’s Festa
Sunday 27 July from 09:00
Dominican Convent school grounds, Marshall & Park Sts, Belgravia.
White Elephant; Fabulous Food; Clown; Talent Show; Books; Tombola; Fishing; Games; Plants; Face Painting; More!
Contact St Anne’s, 011-618-9011
www.saintannes.co.za or office@saintannes.co.za

Sunday 27 July 10:00
Cathedral of Christ the King
Discernment group for School Grades 10 to 12 and Young Adults meets afterwards in the Small Hall.
Contact Susan 011 402 6400
Father Thabo 082 8246 394
Facebook Thabo Motshegwa

Charismatic all-night vigil
Saturday 26 July 20:00 to
Sunday 27 July 05:00
Cathedral of Christ the King
011 023-1501

Saturday 2 August 14:00-15:00
Till October on 1st Saturday
Culture of Life Apostolate
Felicity Gebashe 073-362-9154
Sr Sarah Doherty 076-793-0108

Saturday 2 August 11:00-16:00
Catechetical Training Course
Our Catholic Faith; Christian Morality
Conscience and moral decisions
Catechetics Department

Sunday 3 August from 11:00
International Food Day
St Charles, Victory Park
All welcome at this annual family fun day.
Call Michele 082-448-6606 or Nicolette 083-455-7450

Thursday 7 August
Understanding Human Sexuality and God’s plan for Love and Life
St Therese, Edenvale 19:00-21:30
All family planning methods discussed. Presenters Dr Heinz Wirz
Wendy & Mark d’Hotman

Womens Day 9 August

Saturday 9 August, 18:00 for 19:00

Sacred Heart Youth Gala Dinner
Finetown Multipurpose Centre
Cr Fine & Phillip Sts, Finetown
Dress Formal (black tie)
Khumbuzile Mabota, 079-498-0485

Saturday 23 August
Formation & Creativity Day for all catechecists

Saturday 30 August
Lay Leaders Conference, St Joseph, Actonville

Sunday 31 August 09:00
Open-air Mass followed by
Cr Puttick Ave & Kowie Road, Sundowner Ext.8, Randburg. Tel: 011 795-3651.”

For your diary.
5-7 September. Parish family ministry workshop at Koinonia.
20 September. Family Conference.
21 September. Family fun day at Bosco. Family ministries.

21 September 18:00
St John the Baptist
Charismatic Mass
Celebrant Fr Graham Bouwer OFM

Cursillo weekendsat Cyara Lodge, Hekpoort
23 October – 26th Men’s weekend
Contact Karon Willson
082 493 2542

Community Masses

Deaf community
on Sunday 13 July
and 2nd Sunday of each month.
St Martin de Porres, Orlando West.
Contact Deborah Mothopeng 082‑454‑4732

Francophone Community on
Sundays 13 & 27 July at 11:15
Our Lady of Lourdes, Rivonia
Every Sunday 10:00 at Our Lady of Lourdes, City Deep
Chaplain Fr Blaise Mambu

Ethiopian and Eritrean Community in Amharic
n Sunday 20 July at 12:30 at St Francis of Assisi, Yeoville
Followed by Bible Study.
Hailu Adalo 072-357-7185

Nigerian Community
on Sunday 13 July at 11:30 at
Cathedral of Christ the King.
Chief Sylvester 083-727-6401

Zambian Community
on Sunday 20 July at 11:30 at Cathedral of Christ the King.
Nicholas Phiri 072-804-6194 or Charity Phiri 074-968-2831

Malawian Community
on Sunday 27 July at 11:30 at Cathedral of Christ the King
Felix on 0745167705 or 0718289967

Zimbabwean Community
on Sunday 27 July at 14:00 at St Francis of Assisi, Yeoville
011 339-5954

Patronal Feasts in July
3rd: St Thomas, Lenasia (1965)
6th: St Maria Goretti, Riverlea (1974)
11th: St Benedict, Mafatsana, Sebokeng, (1988)
16th: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Thokoza
25th: St James, Magaliesburg, (1933)
26th: St Anne, Belgravia
31st: St Ignatius of Loyola, Jesuits

Airport Chaplaincy
OR Thambo
Mass on Sundays at 15:00
& confessions
Fr Julian Maurice D’Souza OCD
084-711-0053; mauriceocd@gmail.com

The St Francis Care Centre, Eveliegh, Boksburg offers
Immediate Occupation.
Shared 2-bed ward with en suite Bathroom 24-hour nursing care.
R7,500 per month.
Contact Tilly 083 4067977

CWL Adoption Society
Reach the CWL Adoption Society on 011 618-1533 or
Adoption, the loving option.

Abortion is murder.
Speak out on this issue. Avoid ‘pro-abortion politicians’.
Culture of Life Association

082 609 6919
Engaged? Congratulations!
Now is the time to talk to your parish priest about marriage preparation
Catholic Engaged Encounter info@engagedencounter.co.za
Contact Bev 082-556-3880

Could you not spend one hour with me?’
Holy Hour
15:00 -16:00
Every Saturday
Sung Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
Assumption Convent Chapel
Pandora Rd, Malvern.
Enquiries 074-193-0449

Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
Edenvale, 011 609 7246
First Friday Mass 10:30; Exposition of Blessed Sacrament 1 hour before.
First Saturday Devotions 15:00-16:00

c/r Florence & van Buuren Roads.
Tel 011 4555146
1st Saturdays 07:00-08:00
Covenant hour. Rosary & meditation.
Morning Mass every Saturday 08:00
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: every Sunday 11:00-12:30
Holy Hour & Adoration every Thursday 17:30-18:30




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