Iindaba # 024

11 MAY 1998 1. Sister Theodula , professor of religious studies at UNITRA will be at the Cathedral on Monday 18th May to speak with Catechism teachers. Just two from each parish are invited. Lectures will be in English. 2. Marriage and family issues will be dealt with at the Cathedral hall on Saturday June the 13th. Mrs Dweba from […]

Iindaba # 023

14 FEB 1998  1. The opening of the year of the Holy Spirit on the night of the 6th of December 1997 at the Cathedral was a celebration of great joy. Congratulations to all who participated and contributed. During this year dedicated to the Holy Spirit, we try to concentrate on the Scriptures. We pray the scriptures in […]

Iindaba # 022

NOVEMBER 1997 1. We open the Year of the Holy Spirit at the Cathedral in a night vigil on the 6th of December starting at 7 p.m. The programme is as follows:- 7:00 : Service in English. Led by Fr Larry. 8:00 : Service on reconciliation.   Fr Bill. Choirs : Matatiele and Hardenberg. Masolenyana. 9:00 : Mass of the Holy Spirit.   […]

Iindaba # 021

17 Sept 1997.  1. With great joy the Diocese welcomes Father Richard Kugbe-Kassin. Father Richard is from the diocese of Wa, in Ghana. Through the kindness of his Bishop and in his own generosity he has come to Kokstad.  He was ordained in 1975 and has worked in his own diocese as a director of pastoral formation. He has […]

Iindaba # 020

20 – JULY 1997 1. With great joy the diocese of Kokstad welcomes two new priests who have come to help us in our Ministry. They come from Kerala in India and will spend the first months studying Xhosa. We say very hearty welcome to Fr Jose Thomas and Fr Joseph Methanath Joseph. We thank God for the Apostolic […]

Iindaba # 019

20 April 1997 1.On the 15th of March the new church dedicated to Blessed Daniel Comboni and built by Brother Eric was opened by the Bishop at Lugangeni. A joyful crowd was present for the blessing of this very beautiful church. Crowds of children were present as Brother has already built a new school for them. The church […]

Iindaba # 018

11 FEBRUARY 1997 1. The opening of the preparatory years for the great Jubilee of the year 2000 took place at the Cathedral on the night of December the 7th. A great crowd participated with choirs from most of the Parishes.   The people were enthusiastic about their night and participated with joy and fervour. Thanks is due to […]

Iindaba # 017

8 DECEMBER 1996. 1. At Diocesan consultors meeting on December the 2nd it was decided to have the proposed retreat for parish leaders at Maria Telgte from the 7th January, Tuesday evening until the 11th, Saturday morning. Man and women leaders are invited. Four deligates are invited from each Parish to be selected by the Priests. In making selection […]

Welcome To The Diocese Of Kokstad

Bishop Xolelo T KumaloAs the Bishop of the Diocese of Kokstad in South Africa, I welcome you to this website.

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With my very sincere and best wishes

+Bishop Zolile Petros Mpambani