Ons Katedraal
Our Cathedral

Die huidige Katedraal is op 06 Augustus 1967, Die Fees van die Verheerliking van Onse Here op die Berg Tabor, ingewy.

Volg die skakel hierbo vir toegang tot 'n mini-webblad toegewy aan die Katedraal Parogie.

The present Cathedral building was dedicated on 06 August 1967, The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mount Tabor.

Follow the link above for access to a mini-website dedicated to the Cathedral Parish.

Ons Bisdom
Our Diocese

Die Bisdom Oudtshoorn, onder die beskerming van Die Onbevlekte Hart van Maria en ‘n Suffragane Bisdom van die Metropolitaanse Aartsbisdom Kaapstad, vorm deel van die Suider-Afrikaanse Katolieke Biskoppe Konferensie (SAKBK).

The Diocese of Oudtshoorn, under the patronage of The Immaculate Heart of Mary and a Suffragan Diocese of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cape Town, is part of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC).

Ons Biskop
Our Bishop

Bishop-elect Francisco Fortunato De  Gouveia

Francisco Fortunato de Gouveia is op 28 Mei 2010 aangestel as Biskop van die Bisdom Oudtshoorn en is op 17 Julie 2010 as Biskop gekonsekreer.

Francisco Fortunato de Gouveia has been appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Oudtshoorn on 28 May 2010 and has been consecrated Bishop on 17 July 2010.

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News from around the Diocese, the Southern African and the Universal Church
Nuus vanuit die Bisdom, die Suider-Afrikaanse en die Universele Kerk

Gender Based and Family Violence Workshop
Oudtshoorn, 17 October 2014

The Rural Development Support Program, an associate body of the SACBC,  presented a gender based and family violence workshop to clergy and lay representatives of the Diocese of Oudtshoorn from 14-16 October 2014. The workshop took place at Step-a Side , George. Bishop Francisco de Goeveia was also in attendance for part of the workshop.

Contemporary research and statistics on Gender-based and family violence were presented to participants, setting the scene for the remainder of the interactive workshop. Participants were made aware of the fact that South Africa has the highest occurrence of Gender based and family violence incidents in the world. As much as 80% of these occur in rural areas. Women and children are most often direct or indirect victims of gender based and family violence. The possible causes, symptoms, dynamics and effects of gender based violence took up much of the discussion. These include social constructs of masculinity and femininity, stereotyping and modeling.

Bisdom Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn, 13 October 2014Sr. Blanche Jaftha Sdp - Click

Ten years after the Sisters of Providence arrived in Oudtshoorn, they welcomed back and into their community the first local Sister of Providence and vocation for their Congregation in South Africa.

Sr. Blanche Thèrèse Jaftha, a native from Blanco, George, entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence in Oudtshoorn and underwent her formation at the Sister's African Provincial Novitiate in Lomé, Togo.
Bishop F. F. de GouveiaBishop writes...

Oudtshoorn, 10 October 2014

Today I am at the Capuchin Poor Clare Convent, Swellendam, where together with Fr. Sean Cahill OFM Cap I have just witnessed the election of the abbess and her two councillors. In the centre of the photos is the abbess Sister Maria de los Angeles Moreno. On the left is the vicaress / first councillor Sister Irma Guzman and on the right is the second councillor Sister Miriam Velazquez. I am staying at their retreat centre this weekend as tomorrow I meet with 23 confirmation candidates from Swellendam, Montagu and Heidelberg who will be confirmed at St. Patrick's, Swellendam on Sunday.

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