Iindaba # 053

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 […]

Iindaba # 052

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 […]

Iindaba # 051

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. […]

Iindaba # 050

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 […]

Iindaba # 049

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 […]

Iindaba # 048

1st July 2003 1. Congratulations to the people of Mansions in Hardenberg parish on the completion and blessing of their church of St Agnes on the 24th of April. Fr Bill and the community have worked very hard over a number of years to build this church with their own resources. We had a wonderful […]

Iindaba # 047

13th April 2003 1. South African Catholic Bishop’s Conference, Pretoria, from 28th January to the 5th of February 2003 discussed many issues; a. The Conference will issue a pastoral statement on Catechetics during this year. b. Oakford Priory will be leased for three years and used as orientation seminary, St Kizito. c. The Conference will support bishop […]

Iindaba # 046

25 January 2003 1. At the meeting of the priests in Kokstad on the 20th of January 2003 the bishop asked the priests to keep a parish chronicle and Archive. 2. At the beginning of the year check the physical condition of the mission-houses and churches. We should pay particular attention to the shoots along the […]

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.

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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