About us

The Youth Chaplaincy Team of the Archdiocese of Cape Town is the result of a seed planted by the Holy Spirit some years ago. Toward the end of 2014, Fr Charles Prince, The Archdiocesan Youth Chaplain, felt moved to call together many key players in youth ministry throughout the Western Cape for a day of prayer and visioning. The results were outstanding and the presence of the Holy Spirit was tangible! By the end of it all, many of those present were so excited by the vision that they felt drawn to committing themselves to bringing this dream to reality in a concrete way. And so the Chaplaincy Team was born.

Our Vision

We want to see a Church full of young people alive and passionate about Jesus Christ and His Bride, the Church, who are not afraid to live as joyful Witnesses in the modern world - drawing others to Him! Taking the words of John 10:10 as our inspiration, “I came that they may have life and have it in abundance” we aim to foster and nurture effecting youth ministry throughout our Archdidiocese.

What We Do

We offer support, training and networking opportunities to all parish youth groups/leaders in the Archdidiocese, aiming to foster and nurture effective ministry in each parish. We run ministry and leadership training courses, produce and promote faith-sharing resources, keep records of youth groups/leaders and contact info, organize diocesan youth get-togethers, run an annual camp, assist at parish youth events and camps, run evangelical retreats for youth groups and schools, frequently communicate relevant info to parishes, and pray for ministries in the diocese.

Meet The Team

"A loyal friend is like a safe shelter; find one, and you have found a treasure"

"A loyal friend is like a safe shelter; find one, and you have found a treasure"

- Sirach 6.14

“My son, go on with thy business in meekness; so shalt thou be beloved of him that is approved”

- Ecclesiasticus 3:17

"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires"

- Psalms 37:4

 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete"  

- John 15: 9-11

"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect"

- 1 Peter 3:15

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."

- Proverbs 3:5-6

"Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity"

- 1 Timothy 4:12

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full"

- John 10:10

"But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness"

- Hebrews 3:13

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see"

- Hebrews 11:1

 "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" 

 - Jeremiah 29:13

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life"

-John 8:12

Events Sub committee

Carmen-Marie Payne, Ashlene Fransman, Candice Brown,
Caron Brown, Janine Leo

OUR VALUES

Christ-centered: In all that we do we aim to glorify God and build His kingdom. We believe that Jesus Christ is the fullness of the revelation of God and “the face of the Father” and so is the centre and source of all that we do.

Relational: Relationships are central to building Christ’s Kingdom and we put people above processes, procedures and programmes. There is no effective ministry without good relationships.

United: We believe that Jesus is a Good Shepherd who loves to bring His flock together. In working for His kingdom, we desire to bring people from across the diocese to grow together in Christ.

Risky: If there is no risk, there is no need for faith. We dream big and take chances trusting that God’s dream and capabilities are “immeasurably more than we could ever ask for or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20)

Missionary: We believe that “the Church exists to Evangelise” (Evangelii Nuntiandi 14) . Our programmes and services are not an end in themselves, but at the heart of all we do is the deep desire to bring others know the Risen Lord and the fullness of life which can be found only in Him.

Communications and Marketing Sub Committee

Candice Brink, Marco Vinagre, Brendan de Faria, Shane Kohler,
Sven Ruygrok.

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