Patron of Our Diocese

Our Lady Flight Into Egypt


Mary is honoured as the Chief Patron of our Diocese of Port Elizabeth. In accordance with the official liturgical Pastoral Guide it is therefore elevated to a solemnity (big feast) for the local church and celebrated on the Sunday that occurs on 4th February or between the 4th and 10th February each year.

Ordination to the Diaconate

Diaconate Ordinations - St Martin de Porres

Please see the YouTube link below for the Diaconate Ordinations to be held at St. Martin de Porres Parish, East London on Tuesday 27th April 2021 at 11am. Click on the picture to take you to the YouTube channel and Set a Reminder ordinationdiaconate

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Contact Theo and Trish Botha.

P.O. Box 7082, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, 6055
Phone / Fax (041) 365 2117 Cell 072 783 6785

Daily Liturgy

Click on the picture to read the Letter from the SACBC's Parliamentary Liaison Office about the Covid-19 Vaccine 

Link to Covid-19 Portal

Click on the logo to go to the Official Coronavirus Covid-19 Resource Portal for all information and updates about the crisis

covidlogo1This link is required by law but is gladly provided in the best interests of the people of South Africa 

Spiritual Communion Service

 Blessed Sacrament soft edge

Click on the image to download a beautiful "Spiritual Communion Service" which you can hold in the your homes at any time. With thanks to the Archdiocese of Cape Town.


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