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 for misunderstandings and conflict and our own and others personal development can be impaired and inhibited, we realize that our human nature can miss the mark, which is the original greek meaning of sin. With other words we can feel and be separated from the source of the fullness of life.

The Church offers the sacrament of reconciliation:

This special sign of Gods unconditional love and forgiveness is expressed by the person seeking forgiveness and the priest extending the sacrament of reconciliation to the faithful.

We offer this sacrament to those who wish to speak to a priest personally or in the community service of reconciliation during the season of Lent and Advent.

Please approach the priest of choice personally. Should you be in need of assistance, please do not hesitate and contact our pastoral worker Mrs Petra Schindler. She will deal with your request in a confidential and discreet manner.

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.