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.
August, 2016 – Overview for the Month
The month of August is dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. 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 August 2016 (source https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/08.cfm)
Holy Fathers Intentions for August 2016
Universal: That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.
Evangelization: That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor. (See also Apostleshiop of Prayer International Website)
Feasts for the month of August 2016
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of May are:
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of August are:
1. Alphonsus Liguori, Memorial
2. Eusebius of Vercelli; Peter Julian Eymard, Opt. Mem.
4. John Vianney, Memorial
5. Dedication of St. Mary Major, Opt. Mem.
6. Transfiguration, Feast
7. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
8. Dominic, Memorial
9. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Opt. Mem.
10. Lawrence, Feast
11. Clare, Memorial
13. Pontian and Hippolytus, Opt. Mem.
14. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
15. Assumption, Solemnity
16. Stephen of Hungary, Opt. Mem.
19. John Eudes; St. Bernard Tolomei, Opt. Mem.
20. Bernard, Memorial
21. Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
22. Queenship of Mary, Memorial
23. Rose of Lima, Opt. Mem.
24. Bartholomew, Feast
25. Louis of France; Joseph Calasanz, Opt. Mem.
27. Monica, Memorial
28. Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
29. Passion of Saint John the Baptist , Memorial
Events this Month
Charismatic workshop facilitated by Fr Joseph Wilson on Saturday 23 July 12:00-16:00 at Cathedral Place
Contact Charity 074-968- 2831 or 078736-4832
Funeral Ministers Workshop on Saturday 23 July from 09:00 to 13:00
Book with Liturgy Department
Dominican Jubilee on Saturday 30 July
Celebrate the 800 th jubilee of the Order of Preachers at St
Dominic’s School, Boksburg. Mass at 14:00
Ordination to the priesthood of Tshepo Sentle Lekoko
Saturday 6 August 10:00,
St Alberts, Vosloorus.
All welcome at the invitation of the Archdiocese and the Lekoko family
Training for Catechists Saturday 6 August 10:00-15:30
Session 4 “I believe in the Holy Spirit” facilitated with Fr Phuti Makgabo
St Margaret, Diepkloof
Training for Catechists Saturday 6 August 10:00-15:30
Session 5 “I believe in the Holy Catholic Church” by Sr Tarsycja.
South Deanery Mercy Retreat ending with Mass
Women’s day, Tuesday 9 August 13:00-17:00
Conducted by Bohareng at St Francis Xavier,Martindale
All are welcome.
Enquiries Bernie Mullen email@example.com
Next Bohareng morning of reflection 9 September,
Morning of recollection for diocesan clergy.
Wednesday 24 August 10:00 at Mazenod Centre.
From Thursday 11 August 19:00 at St John’s, Northriding
Are you getting divorced?
Group therapy to find help and healing for the hurt of separation or divorce.
Call Arianna on 071 138 8401
RCIA Module 5 of training by Sr Kathleen Mitchell
Saturday 13 August 10:30-16:00 at Cathedral Place.
From Saturday 13 August 10:00 at St John’s, Northriding
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Group therapy to find help and healing.
For details call Arianna on 071-138-8401.
Scripture in its Jewish context. The Book of Numbers on
Saturday 20 August 12:45-16:00 at Holy Family College,
Oxford Rd, Parktown. Bring Bibles and packed lunch.
To book contact Sr Marie André Mitchell, 0722504944 or
Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, Patroness of South Africa on Sunday 21 August
Vigil on Saturday from 18:00 at the Cathedral of Christ the King
Contact the Office of Divine Worship & Liturgy at 011 402 6400
Lay Leaders Conference for all members of PPCs, PFCs,
Sodality Leaders, Youth Leaders and all interested Catholics.
Saturday 27 August from 09:00 to 15:00
Hosted by the South Deanery St Patrick’s, 9 5 th St, La Rochelle
Enquiries Department of Evangelisation
ST BONIFACE BAZAAR on Sunday 28 August. All day.
Starts with Open air mass at 09:00. at St Boniface Community
Centre, cor. Puttick Ave & Kowie Road, Sundowner Ext. 8,
Randburg. 011 795-3651. All welcome.
Life in the Spirit seminar Thursdays at 18:00-21:00
From 1 September until 27 October hosted by Catholic
Charismatic Renewal, Cathedral of Christ the King
1 – Introduction
8 – God's Love
15 – Salvation
22 – New Life
29 – Receiving God's Gift
6 – Baptism in The Spirit
13 – Growth
20 – Transformation
27 – Thanksgiving Mass
Remain Blessed as you Come. Contact Joseph on 083-237-3745
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.