Masses resumed

Morning masses re-open to the public at 8h30 Monday to Saturday at St Paul’s Somerset West. No pre-registration required for these Mon-Sat morning masses.

Weekend masses at St Paul’s Saturday (for Sun) 17h30 and Sunday 08h30 & 17h30, please contact our office to register with your name and phone number.
To book: 021 852 1410/2 or

Mass times at Caledon, Grabouw, Greyton, Macassar, Sir Lowry’s Pass and Villiersdorp, click here.

Parish Masses will still be live-streamed via our Facebook page at 08h30 each day. Please see below for a link to our live-streamed Masses as well as those provided by other parishes in the Archdiocese.

St. Paul’s Live-Streamed Masses on [Facebook] Life Teen – St. Paul. Facebook account not required.
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 in the Archdiocese of Cape Town
Spiritual Communion Guide: [PDF] Spiritual Communion Service Guide

The laity and deacons are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass if the limit of attendees has been reached. Another way to keep the Sabbath is to perform a Spiritual Communion (see above).

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

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) 17h30
Sun 08h30; 17h30
Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 08h30, Wed 09h30, Sat 09h00

CONFESSIONS: Sat 08h15-08h45, 16h45-17h15

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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