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Welcome to the website of St. Joseph's, Durban!

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St. Joseph's Parish Priest:

Fr. Desmond Royappen is a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Durban. He trained for the priesthood at the national seminary of St. John Vianney, in Pretoria. He was ordained on the 20th of January 1991, by His Grace, Archbishop Denis Hurley. Fr Des was previously the parish priest of Our Lady of Good Help (Verulam), Good Shepherd (Phoenix), St. Joseph's (Mt. Edgecombe), and acting parish priest of Christ the King (Wentworth). He was also a vocations director of the Archdiocese and youth Chaplain. From the year 2000 he has been parish priest of St. Joseph's Parish, Morningside, Durban. He is also the Chaplain of St. Henry's Marist Brothers' College.

Contact Details:

Physical address:

212 Florida Road, Morningside, Durban

Postal address:

PO BOX 47298, Greyville, 4023, Durban


031 - 3031890


031 -3031905




Mass times:

Saturday, 5:30pm 

Sunday, 7:00am, 8:30am and 5:30pm

Weekdays:     Tuesday 6:30am
                     Wednesday 9am
                     Thursday 9am
                     Friday 5:30pm

Communion Services: Monday, Wednesday to Friday at 6:30am

All Masses and Services are in English.


Sacrament of Reconciliation: 

In his life on Earth, Christ forgave sins and healed both body and spirit. It is Christ's work of healing and forgiveness that is the basis for the sacrament of reconciliation.

Confessions are every Saturday from 4:30pm to 5pm and also on request.


Office Hours:

The parish has a full-time secretary who is available to attend to parish administration.

Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 2:30pm


Intercessory Hour:

Every Wednesday at 12 noon to 12:30pm Solemn adoration takes place in the church. Parishioners are to please place their petitions in the prayer box.


Chapel of Adoration:  

The worship of the Eucharist outside the Sacrifice of the Mass is a tribute of inestimable value in the life of the Church. Such worship is closely linked to the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice. Therefore both public and private devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist, even outside Mass should be vigorously promoted for by means of it, the faithful give adoration to Christ truly and really present.

It is in the chapel of Adoration where parishioners can spend some quiet time before the Blessed Sacrament. Chapel is open on Monday to Friday 7:30am to 12:30pm.




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