SACBC New Office Bearers (2016-2019)

TROIKA

PRESIDENT:                                                     Archbishop S. Brislin

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT:                                   Bishop S. Sipuka

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT:                              Bishop V. Seane

DEPARTMENT FOR CATHOLIC FORMATION, LITURGY AND CULTURE

 Chairperson:                                          Bishop E. Risi OMI

Vice-Chairperson:                                  Bishop F. Nubuasah SVD

Third Episcopal Member:                      Bishop G. Sandri MCCJ  (also CBE Liaison Bishop)

DEPARTMENT FOR ECUMENISM AND INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

 Chairperson:                                          Bishop V. Phalana

Vice-Chairperson:                                  Bishop T.G. Rose

Third Episcopal Member:                      Bishop J. Masela

DEPARTMENT FOR LAITY

 Chairperson:                                          Bishop J. de Groef M.Afr.

 Vice-Chairperson:                                  Bishop Z. Mpambani SCJ

DEPARTMENT FOR FINANCE

 Chairperson:                                          Cardinal W. Napier OFM

 Vice-Chairperson:                                  Bishop P. Holiday

Third Episcopal Member:                      Bishop J. Ponce de Leon IMC

DEPARTMENT FOR CATHOLIC SOCIAL ACTION

Chairperson:                                          Bishop A. Gabuza

 Vice-Chairperson:                                  Bishop K. Dowling C.SsR

DEPARTMENT FOR CLERGY

 Chairperson:                                          Bishop D. Mpako

Vice-Chairperson:                                  Bishop J. Rodrigues

Third Episcopal Member:                      Bishop V. Zungu OFM

LIAISON BISHOPS

 YOUTH:                                                           Bishop S. Dziuba OSPPE

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT:                             Archbishop J. Nxumalo OMI

MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES:                           Archbishop B. Tlhagale OMI

SACOP and

ONGOING FORMATION OF PRIESTS:             Bishop X.T. Kumalo

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:                    Archbishop W. Slattery OFM

CATHOLIC BOARD OF EDUCATION:               Bishop G. Sandri MCCJ

CARITAS:                                                         Bishop M. Wüstenberg

CATHCA and AIDS:                                          Bishop F. de Gouveia

REAP and RDSP:                                              Bishop A. Musialek SCJ

LCCL:                                                               Bishop B. Wood OMI

IMBISA:                                                           Bishop M.P. Dlungwane

ICEL:                                                                Archbishop J. Nxumalo OMI

SPECIAL MINISTRIES:                                      Archbishop W. Slattery OFM

OWNERS OF SCHOOLS:                                  Archbishop J. Nxumalo OMI

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Closure of the Year of Consecrated Life

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Pastoral Letter Year of Consecrated Life

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference will close the Year of Consecrated Life with a Mass to be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Pretoria on Saturday, 16th January 2016 at 10am.  This Mass will also serve as the Opening Mass of their first 2016 biannual Plenary Session and the launch of the new Catholic Board of Education (CBE)

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Blessed Benedict Daswa First Feast Celebrations

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The diocese of Tzaneen has announced the following programme:

Daswa Crowds

30 January 2016  – Pilgrims take tour of Daswa interest sights (like his home, parish church, place of stoning, etc).

31 January 2016   – Mass at his parish Church- Our Lady of Assumption, Nweli at 10am.

– Rosary at 1pm.

– Service of Reconciliation with Individual Confessions at 2pm

Gogo Daswa

1 February 2016 – FEAST OF BLESSED BENEDICT DASWA – Beatification Site, Tshitanini.

– Veneration of the Relics at 7am

– Mass of the Feast at 9am.

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All parishes are requested to do a novena of Blessed Benedict Daswa from Saturday the 23rd January till Sunday the 31 and report any assistance received to: (Sr) Claudette Hiosan fdnsc (Promoter), PO Box 80, Mooketsi 0825, Limpopo South Africa. Tel: +27 076 570 8843 Email: bendaswa@mweb.co.za.

Those who cannot come to Tzaneen are requested to celebrate this feast in their respective parishes.

 

 

 

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The Diocese of Oudtshoorn Celebrates 50 Years of Bishop Emeritus Adams

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Bishop Edward Robert Adams (bishop of the Diocese of Oudtshoorn from 16 July 1983 – 17 July 2010) celebrates the golden jubilee of his priestly ordination next Wednesday, 6th January 2016.   In his customary humble manner he has declined all attempts at a celebration!   Last year when he turned 80 he agreed to a “bring ‘n share” and that worked very well.   So there will be a very informal gathering next Wednesday at Koelenhof beginning with Mass at 11.00am and followed by a “bring ‘n share” – or as he put it “no invitations, no fuss, nothing formal, nothing special – whatever the people bring we share and last time there was so much left over people were able to take home barakat (blessings)!”

 Bishop Adams was ordained priest in Rome on 6th January 1966 (less than a month after the closing of the Second Vatican Council) by Blessed Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini (Pope Paul VI).   He was one of the first priests to be ordained by a pope in modern times!

 Let us give praise and thanks to God for the 50 years of priestly ministry of Bishop Adams – most of which he spent in the Diocese of Oudtshoorn as our bishop!   At age 81 he is at present the temporary acting-parish priest of Holy Spirit Church in Koelenhof and is resident at the convent of the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales.   He still manages a regular game of golf.   May God continue to bless and strengthen him!

 

Blessings on the New Year!

B. Frank

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Francisco Fortunato de Gouveia

Bishop – Diocese of Oudtshoorn

P.O.Box 97

Oudtshoorn, 6620

South Africa

+27 (0) 44 272 5054 (office)

+27 (0) 44 279 2707 (home)

+27 (0) 44 272 8909 (fax)

www.bisdomoudtshoorn.org

 

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Over 1200 Youths Gathered For A Taste of WYD in Bosco Centre JHB (3-6 December)

MWYD: Bishops and Youth Chaplains.

MWYD: Bishops and Youth Chaplains.

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MWYD: Some youths posing for a photograph.

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MWYD: The man who put it all together Fr Mthembeni Dlamini CMM

of the SACBC Youth Desk

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