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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



July, 2015 – Overview for the Month

The month of July is dedicated to The Precious Blood of Jesus. 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 July 2015

Universal: That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.

Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society. (See also Apostleshiop of Prayer International Website)

Feasts for the month of July 

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

1. Bl. Junipero Serra (USA); St. Oliver Plunket, Opt. Mem.
3. Thomas the Apostle, Feast
4. Independence Day (USA), Opt. Mem.
5. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
6. Maria Goretti, Opt. Mem.
9. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions, Opt. Mem.
11. Benedict, Memorial
12. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
13. Henry, Opt. Mem.
14. St. Kateri Tekakwitha (USA), Memorial
15. Bonaventure, Memorial
16. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opt. Mem.
18. Camillus de Lellis (USA), Opt. Mem.
19. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
20. Apollinaris, Opt. Mem.
21. Lawrence of Brindisi, Opt. Mem.
22. Mary Magdalene, Memorial
23. Bridget, Opt. Mem.
24. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhloof, Opt. Mem.
25. James, Feast
26. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
29. Martha, Memorial
30. Peter Chrysologus, Opt. Mem.
31. Ignatius of Loyola, Memorial

Saturday 6 June
Christian Morality, training for catechists & all faithful.
Cathedral Place. Book with catechetics department.

Saturday 6 June
Workshop for Liturgy Groups
At Cathedral Hall book with Annastacia Mphuthi at 011 402 6400, department of Liturgy

Saturday 13 June
RCIA training for catechists & all faithful.
Cathedral Place. Book with catechetics department.

Wednesday 17 Jun
10:00. Morning of recollection for diocesan clergy at Mazenod Centre.

Wednesday 17 June
19.00 for 19.30
“FROM SOUTH TO NORTH; Lessons for the Church from the Developing World”
St Teresa’s High School Hall, 16 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank

RSVO by SMS to Prof. Douglas Irvine, 082 330 3043 or mail dmirvine@mweb.co.za Entrance is free. Donations welcome. www.weareallchurch.co.za

Saturday 20 June
“Kashrut, Food and Women: Our Children/God’s Children; Legal Purity” 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

Saturday 20 June
Training of Eucharist Ministers
by Fr Paul Beukes, Vicar
Cathedral Hall. Book with Annastacia Mphuthi, department of Liturgy

June 26-30 Observatory
Exploring My Inner World
Verena Kennerknecht
011 648-3456 /072-375-9053

Buti crest final two.tifAre you called to be a diocesan priest?
Join the discernment group on Sunday 28 June
Contact Vicar for vocations, Father Thabo 082 8246 394
Facebook Thabo Motshegwa

Saturday 27 June
Bread for the journey
Unit 2 of Gospel of Mark
Cathedral Place. Please bring own lunch
Teresa Wilsnagh 011 435 7488

July 3-7 Observatory
Accelerating My Growth
Verena Kennerknecht
011 648-3456 /072-375-9053

Life in the Spirit seminar as a refresher or for first timers
Tuesdays at 19:30 until 7 July at St. Charles’, Victory Park
Secure Parking in parish grounds
Jenny Cameron 083-467-6318; 011 792-7665; Heather Withers 011 431-0849; 083-458-1008

Young people are invited to a night vigil of prayer
about all issues affecting the Youth
Contact Dudu 073 277 4449, Hloni 062 346 4694, Hlohlo 061 183 5911 Motshedisi 076 6342198

Catholic Womens League
Annual Fete
Sunday 6 September
CWL appeals for contributions of crockery, bric-a-brac, kitchenware, toys, household items, accessories etc
Contact Gail 011-618 1533-5; Email cwljhbsec@globex.co.za

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.


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