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.
February 2017 – Overview for the Month
The month of February is dedicated to the Holy Family. This year the entire month of February falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green. Green, the 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)
Holy Fathers Intentions for February 2017
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities. (See also Apostleship of Prayer)
Feasts for the month of February 2017
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of February are:
2. Presentation of the Lord, Feast
3. Blaise; Ansgar, Opt. Mem.
5. Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
6. Paul Miki and Companions, Memorial
8. Jerome Emiliani; Josephine Bakhita, Opt. Mem.
10. Scholastica, Memorial
11. Our Lady of Lourdes, Opt. Mem.
12. Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
14. Cyril and Methodius, Memorial
17. Seven Founders of the Orders of Servites, Opt. Mem.
19. Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
21. Peter Damian, Opt. Mem.
22. Chair of St. Peter, Feast
23. Polycarp of Smyrna, Memorial
26. Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
Events this Month
On Saturday 28 January 2017 there will be a Catholic Charismatic Annual General Meeting at the Cathedral of Christ the King from 11:30 to 16:30. All Leaders should please make an effort to attend. For more information, contact Charity on 078-736-4832 or 074-968-2831.
From Saturday 28 January between 09:00 and 11:00, GRIEFSHARE at St Margaret, Diepkloof
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Group therapy to find help and healing. Contact Batseba Seboka on 073-65-65-679 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Catechists should be commissioned in their parish at Sunday Mass on 22 January, 29 January or 5 February.
Catholic Men’s Forum of Blessed Joseph Gerard,
Orange Farm, will be celebrating the life and death of Blessed Benedict Daswa on 5 February.
Mass at 08:00
Daswa souvenirs will be on sale.
Retrouvaille, a lifeline for marriages, is a programme to help couples heal and renew their marriages.
The next Retrouvaille weekend will be held from Friday 3 February to 5 February.
For more information call 083-339-7692 or mail email@example.com
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?|
Find help and healing on your journey of grieving the loss of a loved one.
Group therapy starts on Saturday 4 February 2017 at 10am at St. John’s Catholic Church, Northriding.
Contact Arianna on 071 138 8401 for details.
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
DIVORCE CARE from Thursday 9 February at 19:00 at St John’s, Northriding
Group therapy to find help and healing for the hurt from separation or divorce.
For details call Arianna on 071-138-8401.
Saturday 18 February 12:00-16:00
And 3rd Saturday of every month
Bat Kol Bible Study group
“Introduction to the Book of Deuteronomy”
Holy Family College, 40 Oxford Rd, Parktown
Bring own lunch; notes provided;
R100 per session.
Contact Sr Marie André SND
Saturday 8 February is the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese woman who was sold into slavery as a girl.
The day is designated as “Human trafficking awareness day for Africa” and “International Day of Prayer to Stop Human Trafficking”
Catechetics Department Notices February
All events at Cathedral Place
Saturday 4 February at 09:30
Training for trainers
Saturday 12 February
North deanery coordinators meeting
Saturday 18 February at 10:00
RCIA teachers workshop
A retreat for Catechists will be held on Saturday 11 February from 09:00 to 15:30 at St Patrick, La Rochelle.
The retreat will be led by Fr Boniface de Souza, Vicar for Catechetics.
Workshop on CARING FOR PARISH FAMILIES with the 2017 family theme FAMILIES WALK THE TALK on Saturday 11 February .
Time and venue to be confirmed. Contact Toni for information, 0825521275
GriefShare is a 13-week Support Group Programme for those mourning the death of a loved one.
A new cycle starts at 09:30 on Saturday 18 February at St Charles, Victory Park.
Registration fee includes a workbook.|
Contact Coralie Deas 083-524-7016
A Charismatic workshop On “Intercession Through Prayer” will be held on the Saturday 25 February. Father Joseph Wilson will be the facilitator. From 12:30 to 16:30 at the Cathedral. Please contact Charity on 078-736-4832 or 074-968-2831for more information.
A 3-day Festival of flowers, music and art for the praise and glory of God and all creation will take place from 24-26 February 2017. Flower arrangements will be in the church, art works exhibited in the hall and choirs and musicians will perform throughout from Friday noon to Sunday afternoon.
Refreshments will be on sale on Saturday.
The launch event, an Interdenominational Service, will be held on Friday 24 February at 18:30 followed by a reception.
Church of the Resurrection, Bryanston.
Contact Pam firstname.lastname@example.org or 072-421-6450
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, email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.