03 JUNE 2007 1. We congratulate Fr. Sihle Mbhele on his ordination to the priesthood on the 14thApril 2007 at the Cathedral. This was a very well prepared ceremony with youth coming from many parishes under the direction of Fr. Melese and Sr. Natalia. The many practices in preparation gave us a beautiful liturgy. We […]
25 April 2005 1. There was a great attendance for the commemorative Mass for Pope John Paul. Like people throughout the world we also felt a great sadness at the passing of the great man who became part of our lives, our inspiration for 27 years. We also had a particular interest in the conclave with a […]
1st January 2005 Notice to priests. General Meeting in Kokstad on Monday, January 17, to discuss priorities of diocese and parish for 2005. Confer No 14 below for a statement of some of the challenges we face in working with our religious and people in encountering Christ, in becoming the community called Church and in engaging […]
1st September 2004 1. The bishop has appointed a new team of Consultors as from the first of August. Fr Richard Kugbeh-Kasin will be the Vicar General of the diocese, and Frs Bill Lovett, Rodgers Sihlobo and Fr Antonio Benetti, Fr George Byarugaba, Fr Joseph Methanath and Fr Bongani Mbhele will be the Consultors. We wish to thank […]
1st June 2004 1. The diocese rejoiced with our Franciscan brothers on the 29th of May when Brother Simphiwe Kheswa was ordained a priest at Hardenberg. The ceremony attended by a large crowd had excellent liturgical arrangements led by Fr Sizwe Mkhonza. Was it the first priestly ordination at this 105 year old mission? We welcome Fr […]
10th March 2004 1. With great sadness the diocese learned of the sudden passing away of Archbishop Denis Hurley. Archbishop Hurley often visited us and was a great friend of priests and people. The bishop and Father Tom represented the Diocese at his funeral in Durban. 2. Department for Christian Formation and Liturgy. From the Bishops Conference. […]
8th December 2003 1. Forthcoming events 1.1 December7th Bizana confirmations. At the same ceremony Bro Silindile Yalezo will be installed as an Acolyte. 1.2 . December 14 th Father Sihlobo will celebrate family day for the parish of Bhongweni. This is an effort to bring out the meaning of family life and the importance of marriage and preparation for […]
15th September 2003 1. Forth Coming Events. 1. Preach Retreat to Mariannhill CMM.. Bishop – September 14th to the 20th . 2. 20th – 21st of September. – Confirmation retreat and Confirmation Tabankhulu. Bishop. 3. The bishop will be away on holidays from the 22nd of September to the 20th of October. 4. Canonisation day […]
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+Bishop Zolile Petros Mpambani
BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF KOKSTAD