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.
December 2017 – Overview for the Month
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception,which is celebrated on December 8. The first 2 days of December fall during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time and are represented by the liturgical color green.
Holy Fathers Intentions for December 2017
The Elderly: That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)
Feasts for the month of December 2017
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of December are:
3. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
6. Nicholas, Opt. Mem.
7. Ambrose, Memorial
8. Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Feastday of the United States of America , Solemnity
9. Juan Diego (USA), Opt. Mem.
10. Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday
11. Damasus I, Opt. Mem.
12. Our Lady of Guadalupe (USA), Feast
13. Lucy, Memorial
14. John of the Cross, Memorial
17. Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday
21. Peter Canisius, Opt. Mem.
23. John of Kanty, Opt. Mem.
24. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday
25. Christmas, Solemnity
26. Stephen, Feast
27. John, Feast
28. Holy Innocents, Feast
29. Thomas Becket, Opt. Mem.
31. Holy Family, Feast
Events this Month
My Catholic Faith session 6,
“Sacraments of calling”
Queries Catechetics department.
New Confirmation Workshop
11 November, 9:30 -1:30.
Cathedral Small Hall.
Queries Catechetics department.
“Collared & Content” by Fr S’milo Mngadi
Sunday 12 November
14 Simmonds St, Joburg from 13:00 to 15:00.
Entry fee of R200 includes a signed copy of the book.
RSVP: Mpho, 061-861-3285 or email@example.com
A talk by Wayne Duvenage of OUTA
18:00 on Tuesday 14 November in the hall of Church of the Resurrection, Bryanston.
Hosted by Justice and Peace.
RSVP for catering purposes to Margaret Freemantle 011 706 3021 (with answering machine) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resisting Corruption is the SACBC J&P theme for November.
Catholic Nurses Guild invites all health carers e.g doctors, nurses and health carers to a retreat
17-19 November at the Carmeleite Retreat Centre, Boksburg.
Contact Gloria Mandew 082 476 2834; Puseletso Maruping 083 865 3009 or Justina Sithole 083 359 7225
The next Cursillo weekend for men and women is from 16 19 November at Cyara Lodge, Hekpoort. Cost R850.Contact Dirk; 083 209 1036 or email@example.com
Justice & Peace AGM
Saturday 25 November at Cathedral Place from 10:00 to15:00.
RSVP: Tebogo Masunyane
011 402 6400 or 073 743 6136
There will be a Catholic Charismatic Retreat at Don Bosco, facilitated by Father Joseph Wilson
Friday 24 November to Sunday 26th.
For more information contact Charity on 078-736-4832 or Marieke on 082-399-1419.
Holy Trinity Church, Braamfontein
Pilgrimage to Ngome 15-17 December.
Contact Oswald Mokoena on 0820861334 or 0715455203; firstname.lastname@example.org or parish office on 011 339 2826.
CWL Advent Candles
3 sizes – 15cm & 20cm (height) and dinner candles.
Catholic Womens League, Margaret House, 33 Roberts Avenue, Kensington. Monday to Friday, 8am to 1pm. Call Elsie Shai, 011-618-1533/5
CWL 2018 Pocket Diaries also in stock.
The Catechetical office will be closed from 16 December to 7 January 2018.
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.