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
“Mary and Saints. Who are they?” training for catechists in the series ‘My Catholic Faith’. At St Martin de Porres, Orlando West on Saturday 12 November from 10:30-15:00.
Catechetics Department, http://www.catholicjhb.org.za/departments/catechists/
“The Church We Want: African Catholics look to Vatican III”
BOOK LAUNCH ON Saturday 12 November 09:30 for 10:00 till 12:00
The speaker is Dr Nontando Hadebe, who has a chapter in the book, titled “Advocate for life! A Kairos moment for the Catholic Church in Africa to be Guardian, Sustainer and Protector of life.”
Africa continues to experience great religious ferment, not only in the enormous growth of Christianity over the past century but also in the robust intellectual output of African theologians all over the continent. This volume brings together Africa’s theological elders with new and emerging voices to bring analysis and reflection on what John L. Allen Jr. has called “the most dynamic corner of the Christian map.” Edited by A. E. Orobator, SJ, the University College Principal at Hekima University College Jesuit School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya. He is the author of four books, including Theology Brewed in an African Pot (Orbis). The volume is a treasure for anyone with an interest in theological reflection from an African perspective.
At Immaculate Conception Church, 16 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank. All welcome. RSVP WAACSA, Douglas, email@example.com.
Widowed? A day of reflection for those who are widowed on Sunday 13 November from 10:00 to 15:00. Concludes with Mass. Please book with Toni 082‑552‑1275 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring and share lunch. Salesian Centre, 66 Nelson Rd, Booysens.
Mass for the Deaf community celebrated on Sunday 13 November at St Martin de Porres, Orlando West.
Contact Deborah Mothopeng 082-454-4732
Mass for the Francophone Community at Our Lady of Lourdes, Rivonia at 11:15 on Sunday 13 November. Chaplain Fr Blaise Mambu, 076-211-5232.
Holy Year of Mercy CLOSING MASS at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Saturday 19 November at 11:30.
Praise & worship at 09:00 and a penitential service at 10:00.
In the Cathedral Hall there will be Youth Time between 09:00 and 11:00.
General meeting of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, APC, on Saturday 19 November at 13:00 in the Cathedral Small Hall.
All PPC Chairpersons are ex-officio members of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council and should attend.
SPRED Thanksgiving Mass at Church of the Resurrection, Bryanston.
Celebrated by Fr Malcolm McLaren at 10:00 on Saturday 19 November.
All are welcome. SPRED supports the religious, spiritual, social and emotional development of people with an intellectual disability. http://www.catholicjhb.org.za/departments/spred/
The study of THE BOOK OF NUMBERS concludes with the topics ‘In sight of the promised land’ and ‘property of heiresses’.
Saturday 19 November, 12:00-16:00 at Holy Family College, Parktown.
“Scripture in its Jewish context” is a Bat-Kol programme. Ten study sessions over the year. Plan to attend in 2017.
Contact Sr Marie André Mitchell, email@example.com or 072‑250‑4944.
Mass in Amharic for the Ethiopian and Eritrean Community at St Francis of Assisi, Yeoville at 12:30 on Sunday 20 November. Followed by Bible Study. Contact Hailu Adalo, 072-357-7185, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mass for the Zambian Community at Cathedral of Christ the King at 11:30 on Sunday 20 November. Contact Nicholas Phiri 072-804-6194 or Charity Phiri 074-968-2831, email@example.com
Catholic Nurses Guild weekend retreat conducted by Fr Smilo Mngadi.
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th November at the Carmelite Retreat Center, Boksburg.
All nurses invited. Contact Gloria Stemar 078‑598-0984 or Puseletso Maruping-083-865-3009
Catechetics Coordinators of Deaneries meet on Saturday 26 November at 09:00 at the cathedral.
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.