YOUTH SYNOD 2018
Pope Francis has selected the topic, ‘Youth, the Faith and Vocational Discernment‘, for the 2018 International Synod of Bishops. Young people from around the world have been asked to answer a series of questions.
“The consultation will also include all young people
through a website with questions on their expectations and their lives. The answers to
both series of questions will be the basis for drafting the “work-document” or
Instrumentum laboris, which will be the reference point in the discussion of the synod
fathers.” (Preparatory Document, 2017:2-3)
Welcome to St. Charles
Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Parish, Victory Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, a parish served by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI).
Our church can be found between 13th Street in Linden and Road No. 3 in Victory Park, Johannesburg (GPS 26˚ 08’ 30.3” S and 28˚ 00’ 09.34” E).
We were founded in 1947 and are happily alongside one of Johannesburg’s most established and successful Catholic schools, the De La Salle Holy Cross College, along with a nearby Catholic centre of tertiary excellence, St. Augustine’s University.
Holy Mass Times
06:30 (English), 08:00, 18:00 (English)
10:00 (English), Weekdays:
14:00 (Sotho/Zulu), 06:00, 08:00, 17:30
17:30 (English – youth)
Fr. James Ralston OMI
011 782 5417
Office Hours Monday- Friday 9am-2pm
Rev. Deacon Kevin Kilroe
Rev. Deacon Paddy Maddison
Rev. Deacon Mike Harrington
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