Sacraments & Services

Baptism

There are three initiation sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist. The Christian life begins with the sacrament of baptism. This beautiful ritual is a sign of Gods unconditional love for us as individuals. "I have called you by your name, you are mine." says the Lord…
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First Communion

If you have something special to celebrate, you may invite friends to come and share a meal together. Eating together strengthens the bond of the relationships and the understanding for one other – that builds community. Jesus was certainly aware of this when celebrating at so…
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Confirmation

To live as a Christian and carry the mission of the Church forward is the responsibility of every baptized person. We are aware that this is not possible in accord of our own strength, but only in openness to God's spirit, the Holy Spirit. Jesus himself…
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Confession

The sacrament of confession is also known as the sacrament of reconciliation. One of our fundamental needs of all humans, to be reconciled with the source of life, with one another and to live attuned with nature and oneself. As human interaction can be a source…
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Weddings

Cape Town is becoming an increasingly popular venue for marriages. The German-speaking Catholic Community of the Cape maintains contact with German-speaking priests, who offer sacramental weddings. Recently the administrative procedures of a civil wedding have become very complicated. It can take up to 6 months to…
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Funeral Services

Between death and burial The time between death and burial of a person is a very challenging time for many relatives. Many decisions have to be made and little space to their own feelings. Families, friends and colleagues must be informed and arrangements are to be…
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Counseling

In difficult times it may be helpful to have someone who can listen to you actively and empathically. We offer to assist to direct you to different professional people who have been trained and qualified in counselling. Individual counselling Marriage counselling Alcoholic counselling Bereavement counselling Spiritual…
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Communion of the sick

The sacrament of the communion of the sick used to be misunderstood as the last rite for the dying as it was handed to the gravely ill often before their death. This is not the intention of this strengthening sacrament. As Christians we are called to…
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About us

The German-speaking Catholic community of the Cape Peninsula is the community for all German-speaking Catholics (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Namibia) and their families who live in the Archdiocese of Cape Town. Therefore, many South African citizens are also part of our community.

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Upcoming Events

Ecumenical Service 32nd Sunday of the Liturgical Year A - 10h15 Nazareth House

We invite you to celebrate with us the ecumenical service of St Martin of Tours and the name day of…