Our Lord Jesus Christ is teaching us to be merciful just as the Father is. Many questions arise on the meaning of being merciful, what does this mean? Simple, be merciful. Our Lord is merciful. Being merciful means be like the Father who never counts anyone’s mistakes, but forgives endlessly. “Lord, how often must I […]
It is, indeed true that deep inside me there is more than me. One can understand this by simple knowing his or her senses which, which most people are taking them for granted. This is the realisation of oneself who really contemplate or reflect upon his or her life. By reflecting, pondering, gazing and contemplating, […]
Bishop Zolile P. Mpambani of Kokstad Diocese presided over the Eucharistic celebration on Chrism Mass during which he gave an explanation on the meaning of Chrism Mass. “We call this Chrism Mass because it is taken after Christ”. He said. It explains also the fullness of the Bishop and his unity with the priests in […]
“COME TO ME …THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE TO THE FULL” Bishop Zolile P. Mpambani gathered together with priests, religious and few lay people for a workshop on healing service which took place in Kokstad from Monday 20th to Wedndesday 23rd June. The workshop was led by both Fr Bafana Hlatshwayo CSSR and Sr Phuthunywa […]
“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt. 9:13) Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ This year the Lenten period forms an integral part of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, a special year set aside by His Holiness Pope Francis for all the Catholics to, first take into cognisance the abundance of the mercy of God […]
The Franciscan congregation was blessed by the ordination of two new priests on Wednesday 16th December in Hardenberg Mission: Frs Valentine Ebo and Mothuli Keketso. The Eucharistic celebration started at 10h.00 AM and was presided over by Rt Rev Bishop Zolile Petros Mpambani of Koksatd Diocese. It was a day of joy for the congregation, […]
“Merciful like the Father” On Sunday 13th December 2016, a big crowd gathered not far from outside St Patrick’s Cathedral for the opening of the Jubilee of the Holy Year of mercy. The ceremony started at 15h.00 PM and was led by Bishop Z. P. Mpambani . Shortly after the introductory rite, the Gospel was […]
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Welcome To The Diocese Of Kokstad
As 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
BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF KOKSTAD