Iindaba # 032

10 January 2000 1.The diocesan consultors and the bishop made the following appointments after the meeting January the 10th: Cathedral Kokstad, administrator; Fr Joseph Methanath. Parish priest, Lusikisiki; Fr George Byarugaba Parish priest, Flagstaff; Fr Francis Lemau Parish priest, Matatiele; Fr Richard Kugbeh-Kasin Parish priest, Umzongwana; Fr Jose Chackalakal Parish priest, Bizana; Fr Egbert O’Dea. Fr […]

Iindaba # 031

 6th November 1999 1. Dates for Diary. Centenary of Hardenberg mission, celebration, December 16th. Youth pilgrimage on foot to Kevealer, 8th to 10th of December. Youth assemble on the night of 7th of December in Kokstad, they will come back on Saturday morning the 11th. The Youth executive will meet on the 13th of November. The […]

Iindaba # 030

August 27, 1999 1. Congratulations to Fr Bill who celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Priesthood in July this year. We congratulate Brother Sydney who celebrated his Silver Jubilee of Franciscan Profession, he was one of the third people to make profession in the Franciscan Order in South Africa. 2.  The Bishops Conference at Mariannhill: a. Fr Richard Menatsi […]

Iindaba # 029

30 April 1999 1. From Monday the 24th of May at 10 am to Friday afternoon, May 28, Sr Miriam Duggan will be in Kokstad at the Cathedral hall to conduct a workshop on “Education for life, behaviour change process”. This will be a very good opportunity to look at the root causes behind the spread […]

Iindaba # 028

3RD JANUARY 1999 1. Coming events:   January 4th to the 8th: Maria Telgte Theology school. Fr Simon Ngcobo and Sister Callista will conduct theology for leaders at Maria Telgte from the 4th to the 8th of January. All parishes should send groups of 3 to 4 who can come as a team. The cost is R20 per person. January 7th: Meeting of […]

Iindaba # 027

8 NOVEMBER 1998 1. Calender.   November the 8th Bishop will attend the consecration of Fr Frank Nubuasah as the first Bishop of the new Diocese of Francistown in Botswana. The new Bishop is from Ghana and is the Missionary of the Divine Word. November the 9th to the 11th, the meeting of the priests and brothers of […]

Iindaba # 026

1 September 1998. 1 Ms Prisca Hadebe conducted a rather spectacular marriage workshop and reconciliation service in Bizana on August 8. Some 15 couples attended. Input focused on relationship, communication and mutual acceptance in the home. People were deeply moved by the reflections. In the Reconciliation service many tears were spilled- even by the men, when they reflected on […]

Iindaba # 025

1 JULY 1998 1. The CIE has arranged the following reflection prayer days for Catholic teachers in Government schools; Lusikisiki – August   16th after Mass Bizana – August   23rd after Mass  Mt Frere – August   26th after Mass Hardenberg – August   30th after Mass Please advertise and encourage teachers to attend. 2. One of the constant needs […]

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