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 2018 – Overview for the Month
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception,which is celebrated on December 8. The first day of December falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time and is represented by the liturgical color green. The next 22 days fall during the liturgical season of Advent and are represented by the liturgical color purple. The remaining days of December mark the beginning of the Christmas season.
Holy Fathers Intentions for December 2018
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of December are:
2. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
3. Francis Xavier, Memorial
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. 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
16. Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday
21. Peter Canisius, Opt. Mem.
23. Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday
25. Christmas, Solemnity
26. Stephen, Feast
27. John, Feast
28. Holy Innocents, Feast
29. Thomas Becket, Opt. Mem.
30. Holy Family, Feast
31. Sylvester I, Opt. Mem.
Events this Month
RETREAT FOR CATECHISTS 10 February at St Patrick’s La Rochelle. Registration at 8:00 am
Are you getting divorced?
Find help and healing for the hurt of separation or divorce. Group therapy starts on Thursday 8 February 2018 at 7pm at St. John’s Catholic church, Northriding. Contact Arianna on 071 138 8401 for more details.
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one?
Find help and healing on your journey of grief.
Group therapy starts on Saturday 3 February 2018 at 10am at St John’s Catholic Church, NORTHRIDING. Contact Arianna on 071-138-8401 for details.
Fifteen men are to be ordained to the permanent Diaconate by Archbishop Buti Tlhagale at the Cathedral of Christ the King on Saturday 10 February at 09:30.
Lent Begins on Valentine Day – a Call to Radical Love in Troubling Seasons of Hate
Speaker: Dr Nontando Hadebe on Saturday 10 February at 10.00
Pauline Conference Centre, Kensington
Talk followed by refreshments
RSVP: Sr. Christiana, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 011 622 5189
Dr Nontando Hadebe is a part-time lecturer at St Augustine College, presenter at radio Veritas, board member of Catholic Women Preach and chair of Southern African Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians. Her passion is retrieving liberating theologies for marginalized groups particularly women, sexual minorities, environment and migrants as critical to creating just and equitable societies.
4- week mini-Sabatical. 27 February to 23 March 2018
Don Bosco Centre, Walkerville
Day of reflection for widowed and bereaved people.
Sunday 18 March. Venue to be advised. Call Toni on 082-552-1275 or email email@example.com
Catholic Bible Foundation
Weekend with the Gospel of John
16-18 February 2018
See advert for details
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
Introduction & Registration -Tues 30th January 2018 Then every Tues evening until 27th March 2018 at 7.30 – 9.30pm
St. Charles’ Parish Hall, Road No.3, Victory Park. Secure Parking. David 082 607 1554 or Carlos 082 467 4909
PILGRIMAGE TO UGANDA
Fr S’milo Mngadi and St Albert’s Parish-Vosloorus request you to join them in a pilgrimage to the Uganda Martyrs’ Shrine and the Our Lady of Kibeho, Rwanda from the 30 May – 7 June 2018. For more information, please contact Fr S’milo on 072 110 8613 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
RETREAT FOR CATECHISTS
10 February at St Patrick’s La Rochelle
Registration at 8:00 am
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Find help and healing on your journey of grief. Join a 13-week Seminar/Support Group programme for those mourning the death of a loved one. Starts at 9.30am, Saturday, 17 February 2018 at St Charles, VICTORY PARK. Contact Coralie Deas 083-524-7016
Commissioning of catechists in the parishes on Sunday
Come and explore the book of Isaiah. Join us as we reflect, share and discuss THE TEACHINGS OF ISAIAH
Isaiah of Jerusalem was a great poet and an acute politician, but above all he was a prophet. For hundreds of years after Isaiah’s death his disciples continued in his tradition writing prayers, oracles and stories of faith. These various oracles are important but they are sometimes difficult to understand. The Bat Kol Scripture group will be studying the book of Isaiah in 2018.
SESSIONS ON THIRD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH BEGINNING 17 FEBRUARY 2018.
TIME: 12:00 – 4:00PM.
VENUE: HOLY FAMILY COLLEGE, PARKTOWN.
R120 INCLUDES NOTES, &TEA/COFFEE. PLEASE BRING OWN LUNCH.
SISTER MARIE ANDRE MITCHELL SND.
Deanery meetings of parish coordinators and catechists
CENTRAL 3 February, 9:30am at Blessed Sacrament, Malvern
NORTH 3 February, 10am at Immaculate Conception, Rosebank
FAR EAST 24 February, 10am at Our Lady of Mercy, Springs
NEAR EAST 24 February, 2:00pm St Therese, Alberton
VAAL 3 March at Nyolohelo, Sebokeng Zone 12
WEST 3 March 10am at Holy Rosary, Krugersdorp
Caring for parish families
10 February. Venue to be advised. Call Toni on 082-552-1275 or email email@example.com
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.