Priests Info

 Fr Carlo Adams – Parish Priest

Where were you born?

I was born in a small town called Marchand, on the banks of the Orange River approximately 15 km from  Kakamas in the Northern Cape. My  primary schooling was done in Noudonzies about 7km from the Augrabies Falls where the first Catholic Mission was established in 1953 by Fr Enrico Balducelli an Italian priest. I finished my high school education in Kakamas.

Where did I train?

When I applied to join the Oblates of St Francis de Sales, I was sent to Keimoes where the  Desales Oblates had their noviciate. Here I spent two years being formed as an Oblate of St Francis, learning the constitutions and spirituality of the Order. After having made my first profession, I went to Pretoria six years for philosophy and theology studies.

Where did I work before?

Two weeks after my ordination to the priesthood which took place in Kakamas on the 22nd of May 2004, I arrived in the Principality of Monaco on  9 June 2004 where I spent 10 years. The first three years as assistant and the following seven as parish priest of St Charles Borromeo Parish in Monte Carlo, Monaco. After 10 years in Monaco, with the permission of my Regional Superior, Archbishop Brislin granted me the opportunity to have a Capetonian experience in the Parish of the Resurrection in Table View, where I helped out for almost 11 months. After nearly four months on the other side of the Atlantic, the USA and then Brazil, I was sent to the rocky hills of Namaqualand to administer in the Parish of the Sacred Heart in Nababeep. On invitation of Archbishop Brislin for the Oblates to come to Cape Town my Regional Superior, Fr Fransiskus Swartbooi, availed myself to come to the Archdiocese. While awaiting my next appointment to a parish in the Archdiocese, I helped out at St Theresa’s in Camps Bay and Our Lady of the Visitation in Constantia. I was the appointed Parish Priest at Table View.

 Fr Christopher Ovies – Assistant Priest

Where were you born?

I was born on the 24th February 1986 in a small town called Port Nolloth. It’s located along the West Coast of the Northern Cape. I am the eldest of four, two brothers and one beloved sister.

Where did I train?

My journey to the priesthood and religious life began in 2006, where I started my initial formation in Keimoes as a postulant. Prior to that my life was influenced by the priest working in our Parish. In 2010 I started my studies at Saint John Vianney Seminary where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and a Bachelors Degree in Theology respectively. I completed my studies in May 2016 and was ordained a Deacon in June.

Where did I work before?

I served as a Deacon for six months in Nababeep, under the supervision of Fr. Carlo Adams. I was ordained to the priesthood on 16 December 2016 at Immaculate Conception Parish, Port Nolloth. For the past four months I supplied for Camps Bay and Milnerton/Brooklyn before being appointed to Table View Parish.