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.
May, 2016 – Overview for the Month
The month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary. The first 15 days fall within the liturgical season of Easter, which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored). The remainder of the month (beginning the Monday after Pentecost) is in 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. (source: https://www.catholicculture.org)
The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of May 2016
Universal: That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
Feasts for the month of May 2016
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of May are:
2. Athanasius, Memorial
3. Philip and James, Feast
8. Ascension or the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Sunday
10. St. Damien Joseph de Veuster, priest, Opt. Mem.
12. Nereus and Achilleus; Pancras, martyrs, Opt. Mem.
13. Our Lady of Fatima, Opt. Mem.
14. Matthias, Feast
15. Pentecost; Whitsunday, Sunday
18. John I, Opt. Mem.
20. Bernardine of Siena, Opt. Mem.
21. Christopher Magallanes and companions; Eugene de Mazenod (Canada), Opt. Mem.
22. Trinity Sunday, Solemnity
25. Bede the Venerable; Gregory VII; Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, Opt. Mem.
26. Philip Neri, Memorial
27. Augustine of Canterbury, Opt. Mem.
29. Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Solemnity
31. Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feast
Events this Month
The Gogo’s and Mkhulu’s 5 Star Luncheon
Date: 20th February 2016
Venue: Cathedral Big Hall, 186 Nugget Str. Doornfontein
Time: 12 noon
For More Info: Mahadi Buthelezi on (011) 663 4700
The Radio Veritas Women’s World Day of Prayer
Date: 5th March 2016
Venue: Cathedral of Christ the King, 186 Nugget Str., Doornfontein
For More Information: Mahadi Buthelezi (011) 663 4700
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, 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.