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.
December, 2013 – Overview for the Month
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8 (the feast has been transferred to December 9 this year). The first 24 days of December fall during the liturgical season known as Advent and are represented by the liturgical color purple. The remaining days of December mark the beginning of the Christmas season. The liturgical color changes to white or gold — a symbol of joy, purity and innocence. source http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/12.cfm
Family & Faith theme for December
Family moments; faith moments
For more www.marfam.org.za/blog
2014 Family Year Planners now available. Incorporates the liturgical year, the national calendar and themes of the International Year of the Family. See advertisement for prices.
World AIDS Day
Theme is Getting to Zero
Zero New HIV Infections
Zero Discrimination/Stigmatisation Zero AIDS related deaths.
Parishes are encouraged to commemorate World AIDS Day on or near the 1 December by prayer for those living with HIV and those who have died of AIDS-related illnesses.
God’s special Blessings on all who actively care, inspired by the Holy Spirit, with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.
CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING
- Sunday 8 December 11:30
Mass for Nigerian Community
Chief Sylvester 083-727-6401
- Sunday 22 December 11:30
Mass for Malawian Community
Felix on 0745167705 or 0718289967
- Saturday 28 December 20:00 to
Sunday 29 December 05:00
Charismatic all-night vigil
Saturday 4 January 13:00
Culture of Life campaign
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
2 – 6 December – Observatory
ACCELERATING MY GROWTH
011648 3456 / 072 375 9053
Saturday 7 December 18:00
Our Lady of Fatima
Uncle Tom’s Hall
opposite Hector Peterson Memorial
To buy a ticket or for more information contact Mr Tefo Motsepe, 084 645 2105
Sunday 8 December 09:30-15:00
St Alberts, Vosloorus
HIV testing & Counselling; Eyes; BP and Diabetes testing.
Contact Phumi 083 723 3013 or Lucky 079 041 3853 for further information.
Feast of the
Sundays 8 & 22 December 11:15
Our Lady of Lourdes, Rivonia
Every Sunday 10:00
Our Lady of Lourdes, City Deep
Catholic Francophone Community Chaplain Fr Blaise Mambu
International Human Rights Day
Could you not spend one hour with me?’
Sung Chaplet of The Divine Mercy
Assumption Convent Chapel
Pandora Rd, Malvern.
Pray outside the abortion facilities
Saturday 21 December 10:30-12:00
Saturday 4 January ‘14 10:30-12:00
18 Peter Place near Sandton Clinic
Contact Marie Nichol 011 618-2489
Sunday 15 December 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
Watch the Papal Mass broadcast from the Vatican at midnight
Birthday of the Prince of Peace
YEAR OF FAITH