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 […]

Iindaba # 016

13TH OCTOBER 1996 1.There will be a preaching course for local leaders, men and women, in Maria Telgte from Monday the 6th of January 1997 to Saturday the 11th of January. Encourage the leaders to come to this course in spirituality formation and pastoral practise. 2.Congratulations to Father John and Sister Natalia for the Catechetical week […]

Iindaba # 015

25th August 1996 1. The next Priests Meeting of the diocese will take place at Kokstad friary on Monday morning, at 10 a.m., September 9th. The subject of conversation will be inculturation. Short addresses will be given by a number of priests and the matter will be open for discussion. The subject on the discussion will be healing and prayer. […]

Iindaba # 014

13th JUNE 1996 1.The Diocese thanks God for the life and service of Sister Gabriel of the Daughters of Charity of the Sacred Heart who died on 8th June. Sister Gabriel worked in this Diocese with deep faith and good humour for over 30 years. She had a special Apostolate for young people and children. Noted for her […]

Iindaba # 013

1ST APRIL, 1996 1.Father Egbert O’Dea of Flagstaff has been appointed as Vicar General of the Diocese. He and has made a wonderful contribution to the people and family of Kokstad over 40 years of service. The new Chancellor is Father Tom O’Byrne. Father Tom was Vicar General for 15 years and held the fort especially […]

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.

It is my hope that it will inform you and provide you with any information you may require regarding this segment of the Catholic Church.

We also provide links with other websites which might interest you. If you require any information not included here, email us and we will do what we can to help.

If you have discovered this page by accident, you are especially welcome and I hope you will find it of some value and maybe help you to understand how the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Kokstad is trying to serve the community and so bring it closer to the Lord.

With my very sincere and best wishes

+Bishop Zolile Petros Mpambani