Our Vision:

Catechesis is at the service of evangelization.

It draws its life from the mandate Jesus gave to his disciples, “Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Good News to all creation.” (Mk. 16:16)

The vision of catechesis is understood as an on-going journey of faith; a process of initiation into the life and mission of Christ. The ‘newness’ of this vision is based on the restoration of an ancient practice of initiating unbaptized adults into the Church.

It is a ministry which evangelizes, renews and transforms Church communities and human society and promotes kingdom values in dialogue with all cultures in a spirit of enthusiasm and joy.

Catechesis is grounded on Scripture, Doctrine, Liturgy and Witness, and incorporates the principles of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

Our Mission:

Catechesis is at the service of evangelization.

All catechesis in the Diocese, according to the directives of the South African Catholic Bishops Conference of 1998, has as its norm and vision the baptismal catechumenate.

It understands catechesis as a life long journey of conversion and faith, based on Scripture and Tradition, nourished by liturgy and prayer, and forms believers for discipleship.  It involves the whole community.

Dept of Catechists Documents:

Dept of Catechists Documents

Infant Baptism CertificateDownload

Documents, Books and Certificates:

Infant Baptism with AngelInfant Baptism Certificate: With Angle
Size: A5
Price: 12
Infant Baptism +prayerInfant Baptism Certificate and Prayer
Size: a5
Price: R12
Baptism Certificate: Simple
Sized: A5

First Holy Communion Certificates

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION bread and wineFirst Holy Communion Certificate: Bread and Wine
Size: A5
Price: R12
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION colourFirst Holy Communion Certificate: Colour
Size: A5
Price: R12

Confirmation Certificates

Confirmation Certificate: Fire
Size: A4
Price: R12
confirmation + Acclamation to the Holy SpiritConfirmation Certificate + Acclamation to the Holy Spirit
Size: B5
Price: R15
CONFIRMATION purpleConfirmation Certificate: Purple
Size: A4
Price: R12
CONFIRMATION candleConfirmation Certificate: Candle
Size: A4
Price: 12

RCIA Reg Forms

RCIA formRCIA Form
Size: A4
Catechists Baptism CertificateInfant Baptism Form
Size: A4
Confirmation FormConfirmation Form
Size: A4



Please read the following guide for valid and invalid lists of baptisms which are recognised by the Roman Catholic Church in South Africa.

Guide to Valid-Invalid


reg formFormation and Creativity Reg Form
flyerFormation and Creativity Flyer Creativity and Formation PosterFormation and Creativity Poster

Staff Contact Details:

Father Boniface D’Souza
The Episcopal Vicar for Catechesis
DUTIES: To represent the Archbishop to ensure that the diocesan catechetical policy is implemented.
He is a member of the Diocesan Catechetical Commission

To update – Head for Catechetical Department
DUTIES:  To take responsibility for and to direct the process of catechesis in the Archdiocese. To work with Archdiocesan Catechetical Office, deanery and parish catechetical Coordinators and Trainers to promote and train catechesis at all levels.

Ms. Veronica Mofokeng – Secretary
DUTIES: to take responsibility for the daily running of the Catechetical office in close collaboration and to report to the Archdiocesan Catechetical Coordinator. Notify deaneries/parishes (catechists) about training in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg.

Ms. Nthabiseng Moloi – Fieldworker
DUTIES: To animate parish catechesis and to promote team work between the parish priests in designated deaneries by visiting the parishes there.

Contact Us:

Physical Address:
186 Nugget Ave,
Berea 2198

Postal Address:
Private Bag X10

Tel: +27(0)11 402 6400
Fax: +27(0)11 402 6406