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Bishops’ Message for Lent – On the Jubilee Year of Mercy – 2016

“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 […]

PRIESTLY ORDINATION OF TWO FRIARS AT THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MISSION IN HARDENBERG

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, […]

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 […]

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