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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.


Free photographic workshop

ADNews is organising a free photographic and basic reporting course on Saturday, May 22 from 10am to 2pm.

The Star photographer Timothy Barnard, will assist participants with tips on how to use cameras and cell phones to take photos. Journalists Anna Cox, Judy Stockill and Lebo Wa Majahe will assist with how to write a basic report and captions for your photos.

We are encouraging all parishes, sodalities, youths, schools, and other organisations to attend.

It is a good way, in today’s world of fast communication and social media, to get experience and, at the same time, to promote the work your organisation is doing. Your articles will not only be published in ADNews, but will also be posted on our website: www.catholicjhb.org.za.


Please confirm your attendance before May 15 to adnews@catholicjhb.org.za.

Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg Events Box



June, 2015 – Overview for the Month

The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. This 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 June 2015

Universal: That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.

Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life. (See also Apostleshiop of Prayer International Website)

Feasts for the month of June

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

1. Justin, Memorial
2. Marcellinus and Peter, Opt. Mem.
3. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Memorial
5. Boniface, Memorial
6. Norbert, Opt. Mem.
7. Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Solemnity
9. Ephrem, Opt. Mem.
11. Barnabas, Memorial
12. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity
13. Immaculate Heart of Mary; Anthony of Padua, Memorial
14. Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
19. Romuald, Opt. Mem.
21. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
22. Paulinus of Nola; John Fisher and Thomas More, Opt. Mem.
24. Nativity of John the Baptist, Solemnity
26. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, Opt. Mem.
27. Cyril of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
28. Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday
29. Peter and Paul, Solemnity
30. First Martyrs of the Church of Rome, Opt. Mem.

Making Good Decisions
April 6-10, Observatory
Who am I?
April 13-17, Wilgespruit
Freeing Life Within Me
April 25-27, Observatory
My Quality of Life and my Body
May 8-10 & 22-24, Observatory
Verena Kennerknecht
011 648-3456 /072-375-9053

Saturday 11 April from 09:00 to16:30
Bread for the journey
Unit 1 of Gospel of Mark
Cathedral Place
Please bring your own lunch
Bookings Teresa Wilsnagh

Saturday 18 April 09:00 -15:00
Retreat for Proclaimers led by Fr Alex Muanã
Cathedral Small Hall.
RSVP Liturgy department RSVP Liturgy department Annastacia Mphuthi, 011 402-6400

Saturday 18 April 12:00-16:00
“Message and Messenger.
Ritual of Sacrifices”
Scripture in its Jewish context.
Holy Family College, Parktown
40 Oxford Road. Bring Bibles and packed lunch.
Bernadette Chellew, 082-760-0809 or e-mail btrnchellew@gmail.com

Saturday 18 April 11:00-15:00
Christian Morality
Training for catechists & all faithful.
Cathedral Place.
Book with catechetics department.

Wednesday 22 April 10:00
Morning of recollection for diocesan clergy at Mazenod Centre.
All priests welcome.
Pray for our priests and deacons

Sunday 26 April
Join the discernment group after 10 o’clock mass at the cathedral.
Are you called to be a diocesan priest?
Contact Vicar for vocations,
Father Thabo 082 8246 394
Facebook Thabo Motshegwa
Vocations secretary Susan

Monday 27 April at 15:00
“Miners Shot Down”
A screening of the multi award winning documentary on Marikana.
St Martin de Porres
Orlando West, Soweto.
All are welcome.

Saturday 2 May from 09:00 to 15:00
Retreat for Funeral Ministers
Cathedral Big Hall.
RSVP Liturgy department Annastacia Mphuthi, 011 402-6400

Wednesday 27 May
Malvern Parish
Golf Day
Contact Toni Peters 082-336-3039

Saturday 30 May from 08:30 to 15:00
Retreat for Health Care Workers, their patients and all suffering from various ailments.
Cathedral Small Hall.
RSVP Sr Claudia or Ndivile at 011 402-6400

Saturday 30 May
Marian Pilgrimage
for the Archdiocese
Starting at 09:00 at St Dominic’s High School for Girls, Boksburg
Hosted by East & Far East Deaneries
Contact Evangelisation Department on 011 402 6400

2-4 June
Winter Living Theology
Fr. Nicholas King SJ, world-renowned New Testament scholar, will present
The Scandal of Christian Disunity – a Biblical Approach.
Church of the Resurrection, Bryanston
Book with the Jesuit Institute on 011 482 4237, admin@jesuitinstitute.org.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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