Lent 2021

Lent offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism.  In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we’ve done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need. 

Mass Times

Resumption of Masses from 20 & 21 February 2021


Monday & Wednesday  – 08:30 am
First Friday – 08:30 am
Saturday: 06:00 pm – Register
Sunday:  08:00 am – Register
Sunday:  10:00 am – Register
Sunday:  12:00 pm – Register


Daily  – 06:30 am
Sunday: 08:30 am 

Register for Booysen Masses – Adriana Pino WhatsApp: 082 413 6260.
Send: Name, Surname, Date of Birth and Contact Number.



Saturday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Saturday: 05:00 pm – 05:45 pm


Sunday: 07:45 am – 08:20 am


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Communique Lent 2021

Dear Parishioners

Grace and peace to you all, as the Holy Season of Lent approaches the following procedures have been agreed upon at the PPC meeting held on 2 February 2021. As per level 3 restrictions we cannot have more than 50 people for indoor services.

As such the following will take place on 17th February 2021, Ash Wednesday:
Holy Mass will be pre-recorded the evening of the 16th February.
The recording will be released at 00:00. Please participate in the Liturgy by following
the Mass before coming to the parish for Ashes.

Procedure for Distribution of Ashes

To minimise the back log of traffic, a pre-determined route for the distribution of Ashes will be followed.

Please follow these instructions as any deviation will cause traffic jams and JMPD will be present for this.

Robertsham Traffic Route / Map  – 17 February 2021
Travel on Giles Street going north
Turn Left into Halse Road at the Anglican Church
Proceed pass the Anglican Church
Turn Left again into Dorchester Street
Turn left into Church grounds
Turn left again inside the grounds to proceed to the back parking
Turn right inside the parking and follow instructions to be split either
left or right lane
Proceed to the tables and then follow instructions when to proceed out
Proceed to the tables and then follow instructions when to proceed out
Turn right into Lincoln Road
Proceed on Lincoln Road
Turn left onto Dorchester Road

Booysens Traffic Route / Map 17 February 2021
Travel on Nelson Road from Southdale shopping Centre,
Turn Left into church
Turn Left again passing Church house on left
Turn right in front of Kitchen
Turn Right in front of church
Turn right and immediately left onto grass with the hedge on your left
hand side
Turn right after the trees towards swimming pool
Turn right at swimming pool and proceed under carport
Turn left going out of church grounds
Turn left onto Nelson Road (do not turn right)


Time Slots - Ash Wednesday

 Ashes will be distributed by means of a Drive through only. Parishioners should not exit their vehicle at any time. Click on the time below to book.


The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of February 2021

Violence Against Women: We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded

News and Notices

Church grants plenary indulgence for year of St. Joseph

The Apostolic Penitentiary issues a Decree granting plenary indulgences for the year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis on Tuesday. The special year will last from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021.

General Notices

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Liturgical Calendars-  R25.  (LIMITED STOCK) Contact Martin to collect

Living Faith booklet Nov-Feb - R25.   (10 copies left)
Carmel Bible Diary for 2021 -  R110.  (56 copies left)

The Bible diaries have the full gospel of the day, psalm of the day, the Alleluia, reflections and a place to write notes. Also has lots of prayers, mass prayers novena etc

Latest information

With effect from the 27th September 2020, parishes can open doors for the public celebration of the Holy Eucharist, with maximum of 250 people inclusive or 50% of the normal capacity of the church. We also need to take into consideration the 1,5m distancing guidelines.

Mass booking: To be done by completing online forms available next to Mass times or under upcoming events. 

Website: www.stjohnbosco.org.za
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stboscorob
Mass will be streamed to our YouTube page

If as a parishioner you are unable to book via the social media, you are welcome to contact
Martin Rathinasamy, the Parish secretary at (011) 680 3900 to book on your behalf.

Parishioners can book for someone else in need.

Once your booking form has been received, you will receive an E-mail/SMS/Call confirming
the date allocated to you, by Friday each week.

The booking for each weekend Mass will close 14h00, every Thursday.



The Sodalities within the Church

“ Servite Domino in laetitia!”(Serve the Lord joyfully!)"

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Contact Details

Phone: +(27)11 680 3900
Phone: +(27)11 680 0007
E-mail: robertsham.stjohn@catholicjhb.org.za
18 Dorchester Street, Robertsham, 2091, Johannesburg, South Africa