Masses Closed to Public and Parish Events Cancelled

Due to the directives from the Archdiocese regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all Masses at the Parish will be celebrated in private by our priests. The laity and deacons are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Our Parish Masses will be live-streamed each day around 08h30 via Facebook (link below). A list of other live-streamed Masses from across the Archdiocese is also linked below. Another way to keep the Sabbath is to perform a Spiritual Communion (the guide is also linked below).

Additionally, all events and meetings of a non-essential nature are to be cancelled, while devotions are to be done in private (Rosary, Stations of the Cross, etc).

St. Paul’s Live-Streamed Masses: [Facebook] Life Teen – St. Paul
The directives from the Archdiocese can be download here: [PDF] Corona Directives Cape Town.
Updates on COVID-19 in SA can be found here: SA COVID-19 Resource Portal
List of Live-Streamed Masses: Archdiocese of Cape Town
Spiritual Communion Guide: [PDF] Spiritual Communion Service Guide

Financial Details:

If you feel called to support our efforts to feed those in need through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or to support the Parish financially then please find our banking details below:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Account Name: Society of St Vincent De Paul
Bank & Branch Code: Standard Bank 033012
Account Number: 374324956
Account Type: Savings
St. Paul's Catholic Church
Account Name: St Pauls Catholic Church
Bank & Branch Code: Standard Bank 033012
Account Number: 072333774

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Welcome to St. Paul’s Catholic Church

St. Paul’s is located in Somerset West but serves St. Stephen’s in Macassar, Our Lady of Grabouw in Grabouw, St. Barnabas in Villiersdrop and the Catholic communities of Sir Lowry’s Pass, Caledon and Greyton (for the Mass times click here).

This website is in the process of being updated but if you have any queries then please contact the Somerset West Parish Office on 021 852 1410/2 during the week between 09h00 and 13h00 or email

Blessed & Opened 1914, Dedicated 2002

Tel: 021 852 1410/2
Fax: 021 851 6569

Mon-Fri 09h00-13h00

45 Andries Pretorius Street
Somerset West, 7130

45 Andries Pretorius Street Somerset West 7130 / PO Box 972 Somerset West 7129

Sat (for Sun) 18h00 (Oct-Mar); 17h30 (Apr-Sep)
Sun 08h30; 18h00 (Oct-Mar), 17h30 (Apr-Sep)
Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 08h30, Wed 09h30, Sat 09h00

CONFESSIONS: Sat 08h15-08h45, 17h15-17h45 (Oct-Mar), 16h45-17h15 (Apr-Sep)

DEVOTIONS: Exposition/Morning Prayer/Benediction: Wed 09.00
Eucharistic Adoration Chapel: Mon-Fri 07h00-21h00 and Sat 07h00-18.00. The Chapel is closed during Parish Masses.

Fr. Paul Taylor

Fr. Joseph Chimfwembe

Dcn. Allan Petersen

Ms Karen Smith

CWL, SVP, Bible Study, “The King & I”, Concern/Care Group, Mothers’ Group, Prayer/Faith Sharing Groups, Youth

Grade 1-6: Friday 16h30 – 17h30
Grade 7: After Sunday evening Mass
Co-ord: Marie Venter
Seniors (Life Teen):
(Apr-Sep) Sunday 18h45 – 20h00
(Oct-Mar) Sunday 19h15 – 20h30
Co-ord: Shane Kohler
Adult Instruction (RCIA): Tue 19h00. Co-ord: Parish Priest

Contact the Parish

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Hospitals: Helderberg State Hospital, Vergelegen MediClinic, Helderberg Hospice; Old Age Homes: Huis Marie Louw, Robari, Zandvliet, Silver Oaks, Vonke Huis, Helderberg Lodge

Baptisms: arrangements with the Parish Priest.
Weddings: six months prior notice and according to arrangements with the priest

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