Bellville parish started in 1904. It was first attached to Stellenbosch and cared by Fr O’Reilly. In 1927 a small wood and iron church was erected and officially opened on 25 March 1928 and was named St Vincent De Paul. In 1928 Fr. Gerhard Henegan became the first parish priest. On the 16 July 1950, a new church foundation stone was laid and blessed by Bishop Owen Mc Cann, and named Our Lady of Fatima. An important milestone in the parish was the establishment of a church in Bellville South named Holy Family, on 6 April 1975. A Catholic community Centre was built and blessed by Archbishop Lawrence Henry on 8 October 2009. On 28 February 2010 Our Lady of Fatima Church was solemnly dedicated by Archbishop Lawrence Henry. The Bellville Parish comprises of 1118 families. Clergy and Religious from the parish include Fr. Basil Petersen, Mgr Gerald Petersen, Fr. Harry Hovers, Sr Theresa Petersen, Sr Patricia Finn, Sr Caroline Japtha and Dcn Tommy Bergstedt. The vibrant parish has many ministries and groups. Having a lot of groups and people in the parish means that the events calendar for the year is quite busy: Family Day, International Food Fair, Talent Show, Pascal Meal, Carols Concert, etc. We also do charity work, having a special event, High Tea in the parish. A children’s academy, ” Happy Place” was started at the Holy Family Hall to help children in grades 4 to 12 with their homework after school. Other outreach work is done by the Knights of St Christopher, they are helping Don Bosco Educare Centre in Delft get on their feet as well as the School of the Blind and many others.