Friday March 27th 2015


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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Lenten Novena 2015


THEME  - The Seven Last Words of Jesus

THURSDAY 19th FEBRUARY, 7.30.p.m:
“Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” [Luke 23,24]
Preacher: Fr. Gerard McCabe, CSsR

THURSDAY 26th FEBRUARY, 7.30.p.m:
“Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23,43]
Preacher: Fr. Gerard McCabe, CSsR

THURSDAY 5th MARCH, 7.30.p.m:
“Woman, this is your son. Son, this is your mother.” [John 19,26]
Preacher: Fr. Sean Wales, CSsR

THURSDAY 12th MARCH, 7.30.p.m:
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” [Matthew 27,46]
Preacher: Fr. Gerard McCabe, CSsR

THURSDAY 19th MARCH, 7.30.p.m:
“I thirst.” [John 19,28], “It is accomplished.” [John 19,29]
Preacher: Fr. Sean Wales, CSsR

THURSDAY MARCH 26th, 7.30.p.m:
“Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” [Luke 23,46]
Preacher: Fr. Gerard McCabe, CSsR


Holy Week and Easter, 2015


Palm Sunday:

Masses at the usual times: 18 00 on Saturday, 07:00, 09:00, 11:00, and 18:00. the Solemn Procession will take place before the 09:00 Mass. Please assemble at the rear of the Parish Centre.

Morning Prayer of the Church:

Monday-Friday 08:00


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday after 08:30 Mass.

Holy Thursday:

Chrism Mass: Lansdowne 10:00
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 19:30
Watching at Altar of Repose in the Church till 22:00

Good Friday:

Stations of the Cross 10:00 [in the grounds for children, in the church for adults]
Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 15 00. There will be a special collection for the upkeep of the Holy Places.
Good Friday is a day of Fasting and Abstinence.

Holy Saturday:

Day of silent watching and waiting.

Easter Vigil:

19:30 [please bring candle and container].

Easter Sunday:

Masses at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00. There will be no evening Mass on Easter Sunday. There will be one collection at all Masses as an offering to the Redemptorist Community.

Easter Week:

Monday (April 6th) Mass at 08:30 only
Tuesday – Friday Mass daily at 06:15 and 08:30
Thursday (9th) Novena as usual 19:30
Saturday Mass at 8 30 and first Mass of Mercy Sunday 18 00.


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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