Confirmation Retreat

Letter to Deaneries:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

In response to the great need of deepening the catechetical and spiritual formation of our confirmation candidates, the brothers and sisters of the Neo-Catechumenal Way have availed themselves to serve the Archdiocese in this regard.

They, the team formed by catechists, consisting of a priest, seminarian and married couple will start with Saturday meetings.

Parishes will be grouped according to the date of Confirmation.

This initial meeting starts as a promise of many more encounters with our young people.

The youth will also have an opportunity to be exposed to other young people outside the parish sharing the same desire to deepen their faith inside the reality of the Catholic Church.

The consistency of these encounters will act as an opportunity to receive permanent Christian formation in the Church, and above all making young people feel that the Church has reached out to them on a more personal level.

It is my desire that this initiative be supported at all levels of the deanery and above all that young people feel a sense of continual support in their adult life of faith.

Please find attached the details.

Yours in Christ

+William Slattery

Archbishop of Pretoria

Dates for the Confirmation’s Youth Retreat:

( please, send as soon as possible an email to within the number of youth attending. For any enquiry you can call Henyer 084 5600034 )

Venue: Adami’s Hall – Queenswood

On Saturday 10th of May, 2014, the following parishes:

S. Oliver’s Parish, Mkobola (NE)

St. John the Baptist Church, Pretoria North (W)

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Waverley (E)

Christ the King, Mabopane (NW)

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pretoria (W)

St. Clare Parish, Soshanguve (NW)


Venue: Christ new Man – Ga-Rankuwa

On Saturday 7th of  June, 2014, the following parishes:

St. Anne’s and St. Joachim’s Parish, Hebron (NW)

St. Charles’ Lwanga, Soshanguve (NW)

St. Eugene de Mazenod, Refilwe, Cullinan (E)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Kwa Mhlanga (NE)

Ten Morgen, Pastoral District (NW)

St. Joseph’s Church, Oukasie (Brits) (NW)


Venue: tbd

On Saturday 26th of July, 2014, the following parishes:

Maria Mater Ecclesiae, Ga-Rankuwa (NW)

Moya Parish, Tembisa (S)

St. Mary’s Parish, Seabe? (N)

St. Anne’s Parish, Atteridgeville (W)

St. Thomas More Parish, Monavoni (S)

Zwavelpoort (E)


Venue: Adami’s Hall – Queenswood

On Saturday 4th of October, 2014, the following parishes:

Maria Regina Parish, Lyttleton (S)

St. Joseph’s Parish, Eesterus (E)

Holy Rosary Parish, Ivory Park (S)

St. John Fisher Parish, Lynnwood (E)

Christ the King Parish, Queenswood (E)

St. Charles’Parish,  Bronkhorstspruit (NE)


Venue: tbd

On Saturday 18th of October, 2014, the following parishes:

The Rite of Sending Confirmed (Zwavelpoort) (E)

St. Pius X Parish, Waterkloof (E)

Church of the Presentation, Montana (E)

Moya Parish, Tembisa (S)

Holy Trinity Parish, Midrand (W)

St. Martin de Porres Parish, Sunnyside (E)


Venue: tbd

On Saturday 8th of November, 2014, the following parishes:

St. Vincent’s Parish. Tembisa (S)

St. Peter Claver Parish, Mamelodi East (E)

Immaculate Conception Parish, Hercules (W)

St. Kizito Parish, Marapyane (N)

St. Raphael’s Parish, Mamelodi Central (E)

St. Gabriel Parish, Mmotla (N)

Ps: external catering will provide lunch for R 40 per head.