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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



February, 2015 – Overview for the Month

The month of February is dedicated to the Holy Family. The first two and a half weeks of February fall within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green. Green, the 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. The remaining days of February are the beginning of Lent. The liturgical color changes to purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart.

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

General: That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.

Missionary: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)


- November is Pious Month

- Feasts of All Saints 2nd November

- All Souls 3rd November

- All Saints of Africa 7th November.

Saturday 8 November
APC General Meeting
13:30 at Cathedral Place

Thursday 6 November
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

Saturday 8 November

Harry Wilkinson Community Centre, 16 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank
“Protecting the fragile world in which we live, and all its peoples.”
A talk by Sr Áine O’Connor
Sr Áine O’Connor is the representative of the Sisters of Mercy International Association at the UN and the Mining Working Group. She is deeply concerned about the impacts on people worldwide of unsustainable energy generation – especially coal mining, hydroelectric power, and fracking for shale or coal-seam gas.
RSVP WAACSA Douglas Irvine
082-330-3043, dmirvine@mweb.co.za

Last Tuesday 19:30-21:30
Family of God Community
Enriching Family Life
4 November at St Charles,
Victory Park, 35 no 3 Road.
Heather Withers 083-458-1008 or
Paul Cook 083-251-8783

9 November and 2nd Sunday of each month.
Deaf community Mass on Sunday
St Martin de Porres, Orlando West.
Contact Deborah Mothopeng

Sundays 9th &23rd November at 11:15
Francophone Community Mass
Our Lady of Lourdes, Rivonia
Every Sunday 10:00 at Our Lady of Lourdes, City Deep
Chaplain Fr Blaise Mambu

9th November at 11:30
Nigerian Community Mass on Sunday
Cathedral of Christ the King.
Chief Sylvester 083-727-6401

Saturday 15 November 11:30-16:00
Scripture in its Jewish Context
10th and final unit.
Building and Tabernacle, its form and meaning.at Bible College, La Rochelle
Book with Bernadette Chellew btrnchellew@gmail.com or

Saturday 15 November 10:00-12:30 MARFAM Annual General Meeting
Talk by Mgr Barney McAleer on the outcomes of the Synod on the Family.
Pauline’s Media Centre, Kensington
Followed by tea to celebrate MARFAM’s 20th anniversary.
Call Toni to book 082-552-1275 or visit www.marfam.org.za

Sunday 16 November at 11:30
Zambian Community  Cathedral of Christ the King.
Nicholas Phiri 072-804-6194 or Charity Phiri 074-968-2831

Sunday 16th November at 12:30 at St Francis of Assisi, Yeoville
Ethiopian and Eritrean Community Mass in Amharic on
Followed by Bible Study.
Hailu Adalo 072-357-7185

22 November 10:00 – 12 noon
Archbishop Buti Tlhagale celebrates MASS FOR HEALING
Cathedral of Christ the King
Sacrament of Reconciliation from 09:00.
Prayers for Healing after Mass.
Everyone is welcome; parishioners, youth, PPC, sodalities, people living with HIV and other illnesses, caregivers, people in need of healing, people of good will.
Enquiries AIDS department

Saturday 22 November
Liturgy Commission Retreat.
For more information contact liturgy and Divine Worship Department Annastacia Mphuthi 011 402-6400.

Sunday 23 November 18:00
St John the Baptist Church Brakpan
Celebrant is Mgr Barney McAleer
Contact Joan Paul 082-493-2629
e-mail jbpaul@iburst.co.za
Malawian Community Mass on Sunday 23 November at 11:30 at Cathedral of Christ the King
Felix on 0745167705 or 0718289967

Charismatic all-night vigil
Saturday 29 November 20:00 to Sunday 30 November 05:00
Cathedral of Christ the King

30 November
1st Sunday of Advent

1 December
World AIDS day





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