Tuesday May 31st 2016


Welcome to the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Bergvliet, Cape Town.

Holy Redeemer Church, Bergvliet, is home to a thriving worshipping community of all ages. At the heart of the parish community is a community of Redemptorist Missionaries who live in the adjoining Monastery.

The parish is part of the Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Cape Town.

The Redemptorist community is part of a worldwide Apostolic Congregation (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer) at the service of the most abandoned.

Our beautiful church is open daily from 6am to 6pm. All are welcome to visit the church for a time of prayer, reflection or just to draw breath during a busy schedule. You will find all the details of church services on this website.

We extend a particular welcome to those who are searching for a deeper relationship with God, to those who are troubled in any way and to those who have lost contact with the daily life of the Church.

The parish office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 3pm.

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Holy Week & Easter

Thursday 17th March
Penitential Service and Lenten Novena at 7.30pm
Palm Sunday 20th March
Masses: 7.00am, 9.00am, 11.00m and 6.00pm
The Solemn Procession will take place before the 9.00am Mass – please assemble at the rear of the Parish Center
Morning Prayer of the Church
Monday 21st March to Friday 25th March at 8.00am
Monday 21st March to Wednesday 23rd March after 8.30am Mass
Holy Thursday
* Chrism Mass: Our Lady Help of Christians, Lansdowne at 10.00am
* Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm
* Watching at Altar of Repose in the Church until 10.00pm
Good Friday 25th March
* Stations of the Cross 10.00am in the Church for adults and church grounds for children
* Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm – special collection for the upkeep of the Holy places
* Good Friday is a day of Fasting and Abstinence
Holy Saturday 26th March
Day of silent watching and waiting
Easter Vigil Saturday 26th March
Mass: 7.30pm – please bring candle and container
Easter Sunday 27th March
Masses: 7.00am, 9.00am, 11.00am (NO evening Mass)
There will be only one collection taken at all Easter Masses in thanksgiving to our Redemptorist Community
Easter Week
Monday 28th March to Friday 1st April – Mass at 8.30am ONLY
Thursday 31st March – Novena as usual at 7.30pm
Saturday 2nd April – Mass at 8.30am and Vigil Mass of Divine Mercy at 6.00pm

Easter Letter
The Easter letter from Fr. Gerard can be downloaded here

Lenten Novena of Mercy 2016

THURSDAY 11th FEBRUARY 7.30.p.m.
God of Mercy and Compassion
Preacher: Fr. Sean Wales, CSsR
THURSDAY 18th FEBRUARY 7.30.p.m.
Jesus Mercy
Preacher: Fr. Scott Davidson, CSsR
Disciples of Mercy
Preacher: Fr. Gerard McCabe, CSsR
THURSDAY 3rd MARCH 7.30.p.m
Living Mercy
Preacher: Fr. Sean Wales, CSsR
THURSDAY 10th MARCH 7.30.p.m.
Mother of Mercy
Preacher: Fr. Gerard McCabe, CSsR
THURSDAY MARCH 17th 7.30.p.m.
The Sacrament of Mercy
Preacher: Fr. Scott Davidson, CSsR

Congratulations Fr Sean Wales CSsR

As a parish community we rejoice with deep joy and gratitude as we congratulate Fr Sean Wales on the 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination, which he celebrated on the 15th of January 2016. Please join us for a Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday 4 February 2016 at 7pm to give thanks and celebrate this amazing moment of grace for Fr Sean, our parish and the Redemptorist Community.
Fr Sean

Pope’s Letter for World Day of Peace – 1 January 2016
The letter can be downloaded here



Christmas Letter

Thursday 17th December:
7:30pm – Advent Reconciliation Service
22nd, 23rd, 24th December:
Confessions after 8:30am Mass
Thursday 24th December:
5:15pm – Children’s Nativity Play (Each family is encouraged to bring a wrapped gift for a less fortunate child, with a tag indicating whether it is for a boy or a girl)
6pm – Family Mass
10:45pm – Church opens
11:15pm – Carol Service
Midnight – Holy Mass
Friday 25th December Christmas Masses:
7 am
9 am
11 am
No Evening Mass
Saturday 26th December:
Mass at 8:30am
First Mass of Sunday at 6pm
Sunday 27th December Feast of the Holy Family:
Masses at usual times: 7am, 9am, 11am, 6pm
Monday 28th December till Tuesday 12th January:
There will be no 6:15am Mass on weekdays
Thursday 31st December:
Mass at 8:30am and 6pm
Friday 1st January:
Mass at 8:30am only

Chinese Hamper Draw & Winners Dec 2015


Novena on the Holy Redeemer

On 22nd October the parish held a special Novena service in preparation for next year’s 150th anniversary of the Redemptorists being given the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help.
Fr Gerard preached at the very well attended service on the theme of “The significance of the Holy Rosary for family prayer and for our Parish Community”. His emphasis was on the value of the Holy Rosary as a prayer of contemplation and as a prayer that offers peace to our families and to the World.
Fr Gerard also highlighted the Apostolic Letter on the Holy Rosary written by Pope John Paul II.
The Apostolic Letter can be found here

Pope’s new Encyclical Letter

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter can be downloaded here

Alpha Course dates available for Next Year

Details can be found  here

Alpha Videos

Videos can be checked out  here

Virtual Prayer Circle

Our Virtual Prayer circle is now active. See this week’s intention here.

Triduum for Our Mother of Perpetual Help




 WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 19 30:

“Becoming holy families”

Celebrant of Holy Mass: Archbishop Brislin.

Preacher: Fr Gerard McCabe, C.Ss.R.


THURSDAY JUNE 25, 19 30:

“Becoming reconciled families”

Preacher: Fr Godwin Abbah, C.Ss.R.


FRIDAY JUNE 26, 19 30:

“Becoming healed families”

Preacher: Fr Sean Wales, C.Ss.R.

Download Sermons:

Novena Sermon – Becoming Holy Families

Novena Sermon – Becoming Reconciled Families

Novena Sermon – Becoming Healed Families

Redemptorist Provincial Chapter

Our Redemptorist Province of South Africa concluded our Provincial Chapter on Thursday 18 June 2015 with mass in the Monastery Chapel
Our Redemptorist Province of South Africa concluded our Provincial Chapter on Thursday 18 June 2015 with mass in the Monastery Chapel

From left: Br Gavin Stokoe, Fr Sean Collins, Fr Larry Kaufmann, Fr Cecil Dowling, Fr Gerard McCabe, Fr Sean Wales (our provincial), Br Richard Maidwell, Fr Tyrone Sam and Fr Charles Oluko

Public Lecture: “Understanding Jesus in the context of Evolution”


Fr. Gerard has made his lecture available and can be downloaded here

Holy Redeemer’s recently confirmed RCIA group

RCIA 2015

Our Alter Servers

Alter servers

Vocations Festival 2015!!


Easter 2015, Stations of the Cross
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Have you been worshiping with us, but never officially took the step to become Catholic?
Have you been away from the Church…and have now returned, but want to know more?
Have you been Catholic all your life, but never celebrated all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist & Confirmation)?
Have you joined us from a different faith background and would like to find out more about the Catholic Church?
Do you know of anyone who has lapsed from the practice of their faith and would like to respond to an invitation to return to the Father’s House?

If any of these questions apply to you, the RCIA would love to help you on your journey of faith!

Eucharistic Adoration
For your weekly adoration consider spending time in prayer, reflection or meditation in the Chapel.

Adorers are urgently required to commit to one of the following times:

  • Mondays: Anytime between 09hoo-12hoo (noon)

Please contact: Christine 082 499 1718


Have a look at our weekly parish bulletin to read about all the exciting things happening in our parish!



Garden of Remembrance Project update


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