Iindaba # 037

21 February 2001  1. The Diocese of Kokstad rejoices at the nomination of our former bishop, Archbishop Napier, as Cardinal by the Holy Father on the 23rd of February. We hope to have a church and civic reception for this son of our diocese to celebrate with him and invoke God’s blessing on his Ministry. 2.   The […]

Iindaba # 036

8 December 2000 1. The celebration of the Jubilee of the Diocese on November the 26th was a day of great joy. Thanks to all the priests, the choirs and Fr Joseph and the Parish council of St Patrick’s It is with great joy we welcome to the priesthood of the diocese, Fr Bongani Dominic Mbhele. As the […]

Iindaba # 035

12 August 2000 1. A Course for training and up-dating of leaders of priestless services and funerals will take place at the Cathedral from evening October 25th to 28th.  Please send people for training, both men and women. Also send groups, if for example you wish leaders for a particular outstation to be trained, please send […]

Iindaba # 033

1 MARCH 200 At the SACBC in January this year the bishops discussed the difficulties experienced in dealing with the Department of Home Affairs regarding VISAS, Work Permits etc. The Conference decided to prepare a Dossier on applications not dealt or refused and to present these to the Director General of Home Affairs. The Apostolic Nuncio will […]

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 […]

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