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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.

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Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg Events Box



July 2017 – 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. (source)


Holy Fathers Intentions for July 2017

Lapsed Christians: That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.(See also Apostleship of Prayer International Website)


Feasts for the month of July 2017

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

1. St. Junipero Serra (USA); St. Oliver Plunket,Opt. Mem.
2. Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time,Sunday
3. Thomas the Apostle,Feast
4. Independence Day (USA),Opt. Mem.
5. Anthony Mary of Zaccaria; Elizabeth of Portugal,Opt. Mem.
6. Maria Goretti,Opt. Mem.
9. Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday
11. Benedict,Memorial
13. Henry,Opt. Mem.
14. St. Kateri Tekakwitha (USA),Memorial
15. Bonaventure,Memorial
16. Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday
18. Camillus de Lellis (USA),Opt. Mem.
20. Apollinaris,Opt. Mem.
21. Lawrence of Brindisi,Opt. Mem.
22. Mary Magdalene,Memorial
23. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday
24. Sharbel (Charbel) Makhloof,Opt. Mem.
25. James,Feast
26. Joachim and Anne,Memorial
29. Martha,Memorial
30. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time,Sunday
31. Ignatius of Loyola,Memorial


Events this Month

The Family of God Community invite all to a Life in the Spirit Seminar on Tuesdays at 19:30 from 7 February – 4 April at St Charles, Victory Park. Call Jenny 083-467-6318

Saturday 18 March 09:30 – 13:00
ASIKHULUME, Catholic Women Speak
A talk by Dr Nontando Hadebe followed by discussion.
St Vincent’s School for Deaf, Melrose
Refreshments. Donations welcome.
RSVP Shelagh Mary hf (011) 6734712
083-256-1422, shfcorrie@icon.co.za

The Book of Deuteronomy
Moses as Narrator
Saturday 18 March 11.45- 16.00
Venue: Holy Family College 40 Oxford Road, Parktown
Bring Bible and packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided
Cost R100 per session, notes provided
Contact: Sr Marie Andre SND 072 250 4944

Saturday 25 March 09:30-13:30
“Sacraments”; Session 1
St Peter Claver, Pimville
Catechetics Department

Saturday 1 April 09:30-13:30
Confirmation Workshop for Catechists
Small Hall, Cathedral Place
Saturday 8 April 09:00-13:00
Bohareng invites you to a morning of prayer and reflection led by Dr Terry Sacco
The Haven at St Vincent’s School for the Deaf, Entrance 42 Jellicoe Avenue Melrose
Tea and coffee. A donation of R100 is requested.
RSVP to Sr. Katy van Wyk via email laika@kwtdominicans.org

Saturday 22 April 06:30 – 18:00
Feast of Mercy Pilgrimage Walk
From Our Lady of Lebanon, Mulbarton at 6:30am to Divine Mercy Parish, Walkerville for Mass at 6:00pm.
31km, rest stops, food provided, confessions.
Contact Sr Rose 078-992-8580

The Book of Deuteronomy
Moses as Pleader
Saturday 22 April 11.45- 16.00
Venue: Holy Family College 40 Oxford Road, Parktown
Bring Bible and packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided
Cost R100 per session, notes provided
Contact: Sr Marie Andre SND 072 250 4944

There will be a Charismatic Teaching Workshop facilitated by Rev Father Joseph Wilson on 1 April from 13: 00 to 16:30 in the Cathedral. For more information contact Charity Phiri on 078-736-4832.

There will be a Charismatic Retreat in Don Bosco from the 12 May to 14 May. For more information, Contact Charity Phiri on 078-736-4832 or Marieke 082- 399 -419.

Monthly Events

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.