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Opening of the Jubilee year of mercy

“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 […]

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PRIESTS RETREAT AT ‘UKUPHILA RETREAT CENTER” BLUFF/DURBAN

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PRIESTS RETREAT AT ‘UKUPHILA RETREAT CENTER” BLUFF/DURBAN On Sunday 8th November in the evening all the diocesan priests together with the Bishop gathered at ‘UKUPHILA RETREAT CENTER’ in Durban for their annual retreat. Fr Jerome Nyathi was the facilitator. The theme of the retreat was “HERE I COME!!!”. These five days of prayer […]

KOKSTAD DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL “KODPAC” FIRST MEETING IN KOKSTAD

On Saturday 14th November the Kokstad Diocesan Pastoral Council held its first meeting in Kokstad. The meeting started at 9h.00 in St Patrick’s Cathedral Hall. All the Diocesan Pastoral Council Executive Committee members, chairpersons and secretaries from different Parish pastoral and finance Committees, Sodality and youth representatives as well as other representative members from different […]

CELEBRATION OF CONSACRETED LIFE IN KOKSTAD DIOCE

On Saturday 31 October 2015, the Catholic Diocese of Kokstad celebrated the Year of Consacreted life. Priests and religious including the invitees attended the event in Kokstad. The procession to the tent started at 8h.00. As the procession left the Sacristy, it was welcomed outside by the magnificent sound of drum Majorettes from the deanery […]

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE IN MARIA TELGTE

On Saturday 3 October , all the faithful from the Diocese of Kokstad had their annual pilgrimage in Maria Telgte. The celebration was presided over by Rt Rev Bishop Stanislaw Jan Dziuba of Umzimkulu Diocese. The theme for this year’s pilgrimage was: ” Mary Mother of our families teach us to consecrate our lives totally […]

YOUTH ON HERITAGE DAY IN THE DIOCESE OF KOKSTAD

On the date of 24 September, the youth of Kokstad Diocese gathered together in Kokstad to celebrate the Heritage Day. Priests and Sisters also attended the celebrations which took place at St Patrick’s Hall. It was a very exciting day. Youth were encouraged to be proclaimers of the Word and educators of faith. They were […]

ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH – GOGELA

St Joseph’s Catholic Church Gogela is found in the rural areas of Kokstad diocese. It is one of the out stations of the Uganda Martyrs’ Catholic Parish – Bhongweni. It is located in the deep rural areas of the former Transkei homeland, Mount Ayliff municipality. The faithful in this area are busy building the church […]

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
BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF KOKSTAD