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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, 2015 – 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.

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

General: That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy.

Missionary: That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbors to those who find themselves on the margins of human life and society. (See also Apostleshiop of Prayer International Website)

Feasts for the month of August

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of August are:

The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of August are:
1. Alphonsus Liguori, Memorial
2. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
4. John Vianney, Memorial
5. Dedication of St. Mary Major, Opt. Mem.
6. Transfiguration, Feast
7. Sixtus II and companions; Cajetan, Opt. Mem.
8. Dominic, Memorial
9. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
10. Lawrence, Feast
11. Clare, Memorial
13. Pontian and Hippolytus, Opt. Mem.
14. Maximilian Kolbe, Memorial
15. Assumption, Solemnity
16. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
19. John Eudes; St. Bernard Tolomei, Opt. Mem.
20. Bernard, Memorial
21. Pius X, Sunday
22. Queenship of Mary, Memorial
23. Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
24. Bartholomew, Feast
25. Louis of France; Joseph Calasanz, Opt. Mem.
27. Monica, Memorial
28. Augustine, Memorial
29. Passion of Saint John the Baptist , Memorial
30. Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

1 August
Family Mass at 10:00 celebrated by Archbishop Buti Tlhagale on Saturday 1 August from 09:00
Cathedral of Christ the King
Contact departments of Family Life and Liturgy

Saturday 1 August
11:00 to 15:00
Christian Morality training “Social life.” facilitator Fr Alex Muanã
For catechists & all faithful. At Cathedral Place. Book with catechetics department.

Saturday 1 August
“Catholic Social Responsibility in Business”. 2nd of 3-module course in business ethics (in collaboration with the Jesuit Institute South Africa) at St John’s Northriding Parish.
09h00-12h00 “Ethics in Practice” Contact John Cato, 083 726 9228 or Yvonne Maponga 082 972 7248

Saturday 1 August
Christian Morality
Training for catechists & all faithful.
Cathedral Place.
Book with catechetics department.

Wednesday 5 August
A talk by Anthony Egan SJ – “Why Teilhard de Chardin mattered to Denis Hurley”
Harry Wilkinson Community Centre, 16 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank Parish
RSVP WAACSA, Douglas Irvine, sms 082 330 3043 dmirvine@mweb.co.za

5 August 2015
Public Lecture Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 19:00
St Augustine’s Auditorium, 53 Ley Road, Victory Park.
Dr Cori Wielenga on the topic “Reconciliation: From the Theological to the Political” www.staugustine.ac.za

Saturday 8 August
Deanery Catechetical
Co-ordinators meeting
Cathedral Place
Saturday 8 August 14:00-17:00
Contemplative Outreach
St Charles, Victory Park.
Enquiries: Heather 011 782-8094 or 082-450-1912

Thursday 13 August 1
From Thursday 13 August 19:00
St John’s, Northriding.
Group therapy to find help and healing for the hurt from separation or divorce.
Arianna 071 138 8401

Saturday 15
August from 18:00
Assumption Vigil
Cathedral of Christ the King
Liturgy Department Annastacia Mphuthi 011 402 6400 liturgy@catholicjhb.org.za

Saturday 15 August
Holiness Code. Who shall be holy?
Scripture in its Jewish context.
Holy Family College, Parktown
Bring Bibles and packed lunch.
Bernadette Chellew, 082-760-0809 or e-mail btrnchellew@gmail.com

Wednesday 19
August 10:00
Morning of recollection for diocesan clergy at Mazenod Centre.

Saturday 22 August
Creativity and formation day for all catechists

From Saturday 22 August 10:00
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Group therapy to find help and healing on your journey.
St. John’s, Northriding.
Contact Arianna 071-138-8401.

Enter the 94.7 Cycle Challenge before 23 August.
Ride for a Purpose – raise funds and awareness for San Salvador Home.
Contact Ann Pearton 083-660-5608

Ride for a Purpose – raise funds for Divine Mercy Pregnancy Crisis Homes
Contact Marilyn 084-461-2592

23 August
Prepare for Marriage Sunday
23 August to 4 October
SACBC Family Life Marriage Campaign
Contact Fr Sakhi Mofokeng smofokeng@sacbc.org.za
012 323 6458

Saturday 29 August
Church of the Resurrection Bryanston.
PPC, PFC, Sodality Committee, Youth leaders invited. All are welcome.
Fr Sakhie Mofokeng from the SACBC will facilitate.
Hosted by North Deanery

Saturday 29 August
10:30 – 15:00
Christian Morality
“Conscience, moral decision and action.” – Ms Betreace Nkuna
Training for catechists & all faithful.
St Francis Parish Vanderbijlpark
Book with catechetics department.

30 August Bible Sunday

Sunday 30 August
Starts with open air mass at 09:00
St Boniface Community Centre,
cor. Puttick Avenue & Kowie Road, Sundowner Ext. 8, Randburg.
Tel. 011 795 3651

Sunday 30 August
Are you called to be a diocesan priest?
Join the discernment group on Sunday 30 August
Contact Vicar for vocations, Father Thabo 082 8246 394; Facebook Thabo Motshegwa; Vocations department

“Catholic Social Responsibility in Business”. Final module of business ethics course (in collaboration with the Jesuit Institute South Africa) at St John’s Northriding Parish. Thursday 3 September from19h00 to 22h00. Topic Catholic Social Teachings
Contact John Cato, 083 726 9228 or Yvonne Maponga 082 972 7248

Sunday 6 September
Catholic Womens League
Spring Fete
9am to 4pm
De La Salle Holy Cross College
Road No 3, Victory Park
CWL office Gail 011-618-1533/5
Co-Convener Ann Scott
083 449 7914.

Saturday 5 September
09:00 -13:00
Retreat for Ushers

Saturday 5
September 11:30
Mass at 08:00


Cosmo City Multipurpose Centre
Entrance fee at door. Info from
Martin Seja 079-880-0034 or
Tseli Seboka 083-212-6879

6 September
Communications Sunday

Sunday 13 September 10:00
Talks, witness, workshop
15:00 Mass
Bring packed lunch.
Children welcome. Child care offered.
Cnr Florence & van Buuren Rds
Bedfordview, 011 455-5146
August 8-10 Observatory
Learning How to Give Help
August 21-23 Observatory
Freeing myself from what destabilises my Relationships
September 14-18 Observatory
Leading My Life
October 2-6 Observatory
My Relational Life Today
October 23-27 Observatory
Being Fully Authentic
November 13-17 Observatory
Overcoming obstacles to my growth
December 14-18 Observatory
What is Essential in My Life
Verena Kennerknecht
011 648-3456 /072-375-9053

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.