Polokwane

DIOCESE OF POLOKWANE

PATRON: St Benedict
 
Polokwane
 
RIGHT REVEREND BISHOP JEREMIAH MASELA 

(07 September 2013 -)

Address:
Bishop’s House: 8 Compensatie Street
Polokwane
0699

PO Box 166
Polokwane
0700

Tel & Fax: (015) 295 8152
Email: 20110245@worldonline.co.za
Email: dioceseofpbg@worldonline.co.za

The Northen Transvaal was erected at Prefecture by Decree of The Sacred Congregation for Propagation of Faith on 22 December 1910. The Rev Fr D IIdefonf Lanslots, OSB was appointed first Prefect Apostolic. He resigned in 1921, and was succeeded by the Rt Rev D Salvator van Nuffel, OSB, who resigned in 1939. By further decree on 13 June 1939, the Prefecture Apostolic of the Northern Transvaal was raised to the dignity of an Abbey Nullius, Followed by the Decree of 14 November 1939 that announced the appointment by the Holy Father of the Very Rev D Frederic Osterrah, OSB, as first Abbot and Titular Bishop of Tangiers in Mauritania. He resigned 1952. Polokwane became a Diocese on 21 December 1988. It Comprises the districts of Polokwane, Potgietersrus, Waterberg, Warmbaths, Elliras, Bochum, Mankweng, Mokerong, Seshego, Thabamoopo, and part of Moretele. On the 14th of October 2009, the name of Pieterburg Diocese was changed to Polokwane.

 

Former Ordinaries

Former Bishops were Rt Rev Abbot/Bishop Frederic Osterrath, OSB, appointed 14 November 1939, resigned 1952; Rt Rev Abbot/Bishop F C Van Hoeck, OSB, appointed 6 January 1954, resigned 3 December 1974 and died 20 April 1976.

Rt Rev Bishop Fulgence Le Roy OSB, Elected Abbot 18 December 1974, he was appointed Apostolic Administrator on the 17 January 1975 and Abbot Nullius and Bishob of Ausafa 10 July 1975 and consecrated 14 September 1975. Appointed first Bishop of Polokwane 15 December 1988. Retired 4th June 2000.

Rt Rev Bishop Paul Mogale Nkumishe was appointed Auxiliary Bishop 5th November 1981, consecrated 14 February 1982, appointed Apostolic Administrator 25 February 1983 and Bishop of Witbank 9th January 1984. Transferred and installed as Bishop of Pietersburg 4th June 2000. He resigned on 9 December 2011 and died on 29 June 2012.

Area: 69 533 sq.km. Total Pop: 2 500 000 Cath. Pop: 125 000

 

ADMINISTRATION

Vicar General: Very Rev Fr William Koma, Private Bag x 7824, Polokwane 0700.
Tel:015 224 1088/1095. Cell: 082 637 7591

Diocesan Consultors: Very Rev Fr William Koma; Fr. Klaas K. Matlamela,
Fr Boniface Mashiane, Fr Bernard Madiba & Fr Eugene Dery-Zakpalah.

 

DIOCESAN DIRECTORS AND PROMOTERS

Bishop’s Lenten Appeal: Fr. Bernard Madiba.

PO Box 36, Mokopane, 0600
Cell: 082 819 7782.

Justice and Peace: Fr Joel Skhosana

PO Box 13, Bela–Bela, 0480.
Tel: (014) 736 3020, Cell: 072 468 7237.

Pontifical Mission Societies: Rev Fr Bernard Madiba

PO Box 36, Mokopane 0600. Cell: 082 819 7782.

St Vincent De Paul: Rev. Fr Eugene Dery-Zakpalah

PO Box 575, Polokwane 0700.
Tel: (015) 295 3119.

Vocations Director: Rev Fr Boniface Mashiane

PO Box 108, Dendron 0715
Tel: (015) 267 5101.

 

DIOCESAN COMMISSIONS AND SOCIETIES

Catechetical Commission: Rev Frs Willie Koma, Bernard Madiba &Sr. Claire Kgaboesele, Fr. C. Selemela, Fr. K.K. Matlamela, Fr. E. Dery-Zakpalah, Mr. Edwin Manamela, Mr. F.A.M. Sehlapelo, Mr. A. Kubayi & Ms. A. Madubanya.

Development: Fr Clement Mokgotho. PO Box 108, Dendron, 0715 Cell: 083 882 1116.

Diocesan Church Choirs: Rev Fr Boniface Mashiane, PO Box 108, Dendron, 0715.
Cell: 082 761 2733

Sacred Heart Sodality: Rev Fr B.M. Mashiane, PO Box 108 , , Dendron, 0715.
Cell: 082 761 2733

Spiritual Adviser: Nurses guild: Very Rev Fr Willie Koma, Private Bag x7824, Polokwane 0700. Cell: 082 637 7591.

Women of St Anne: Rev Fr Bernard Madiba, PO Box 36, Mokopane, 0600.
Cell: 082 819 7782.

Youth Chaplains: Fr Sello Maboea, Private Bag x7824, Polokwane, 0700.
Cell: 073 172 8982

Ongoing Formation: Fr. Clement Selemela. Private Bag x 6080, Polokwane 0700
Cell: 082 435 2879

Ministries: Fr. Vincent Ferrer Sseruburi, PO Box 89, Seshego, 0742
Cell: 082 541 5214

Council of Priests: Fr Eugene Dery-Zakpalah, Fr Joel Skhosana, Fr Bernard Madiba, Fr Sello Maboea.

Evangelisation: Fr. Anton Graf MCCJ, PO Box 260, Sovenga, 0727.

Protocol: Fr. Clemens Selemela, PO Box 1075, Lephalale, 0555.
Cell: 079 353 0833.

 

CHAPLAINCIES

Belabela Old Age Home: Rev Fr Kizito Ssozi.

Mankweng Hospital: Rev Fr A. Graf MCCJ, PO Box 260, Sovenga 0727.
Tel: (015) 267 5101.

Nylstroom Old Age Home: Rev Fr Kizito Ssozi.

Nylstroom Prison: Rev Fr Joel Skhosana, Rev J Mabusela, PO Box 13, Warmbaths 0480. Tel: (014) 736 3020.

Nylstroom & Provincial Hospital: Rev Fr Kizito Ssozi.

Polokwane Prison: Rev Fr Eugene Dery-Zakpalah, PO Box 575, Polokwane 0700.
Tel: (015) 295 3119.

Polokwane Private Hospital: Rev Fr Eugene Dery-Zakpalah, PO Box 575, Polokwane 0700. Tel: (015) 295 3119.

Polokwane Provincial Hospital: Rev Fr Eugene Dery-Zakpalah, PO Box 575, Polokwane 0700. Tel: (015) 295 3119.

University of the North: Rev Fr A. Graf MCCJ, PO Box 260, Sovenga 0727.
Tel: (015) 267 5101.

Caritas Village for the retired: Rusoord: Rev Fr Kizito Ssozi.

Warmbaths Provincial Hospital: Rev Fr Joel Skhosana.

Rural Education Access Programme: Fr. B.M. Mashiane & Mr. Placidus Manamela.

 

CATHOLIC INSTITUTIONS

Catholic Centre: 54 Biccard Street, PO Box 166, Polokwane 0700.
Tel & Fax: (015) 295 5013.

Mater Dei Pastoral Centre: PO Box 3063; Mokopane, 0600
Tel & Fax: 015 491 5641.

Benedictine Abbey Subiaco: PO Box 2189, Polokwane, 0700.
Tel: (015) 618 0014.

St. Joseph Community Care Centre: Private Bag X7824, Polokwane, 0700.

 

RELIGIOUS HOUSE FOR MEN (Monks)

Benedictine Abbey:
St Benedict’s Abbey, Subiaco, PO Box 2189, Polokwane 0700.
Subiaco Cassinese Congregation of the Order of St. Benedict, Dutch-Flemish Province
Prior’s Office Tel: (010) 001 0864, Prior’s Cell: 083 964 9859.

Community Tel: (010) 001 0866

Accounting Office Tel: (010) 001 0865

E-mail: jeffreyosb@live.co.za

Fr. Jeffrey Steele (Prior Administrator), 
Fr Faustus Vertenten, Fr Phina Jan Mmakola (Sub-Prior)
Fr Thomas-Benedict Baxter (Novice Master), Fr.  Dominic Mohapi,
Bro Lawrence Monyatsi, Bro Ghislain Maluvu,

Simply Professed: Bro Clement Foloko,
Bro Alexis Keta,

Novices: Bro Jackson Mbugah
Bro Paul Thakali, Bro Francis Wanjiku
Bro Laurent Sempe, Bro Julius Malefetsane
Postulants: Bro Claude Kaboza, Bro Jean-Jacques Mpula

 

SVD Fathers:

Mater Dei Pastoral Centre, PO Box 3063, Mokopane 0600.
Tel & Fax: (015) 491 5641.
Fr. Sunny John Vattapparayil, Fr. Maceij Niezychowski

Comboni Missionaries:

PO Box 260, Sovenga 0727.
Fr. Anton Graf MCCJ

 

RELIGIOUS BROTHERS

Brothers of Charity:

St Placid’s House, Pax College, PO Box 4819, Polokwane 0700.
Tel: (015) 295 2022 / 2751, Fax: (015) 295 4098.
E-mail: charity@iafrica.com

Bro Gaston Jeurissen(Superior), E-mail: gastonjeurissen25@hotmail.com

Bro Luc Massenhove, Cell: 072 735 4210, E-mail: massenhove_l@hotmail.com

Bro Samuel Ledwaba, Cell: 072 460 2997, E-mail: samuelseganya@hotmail.com

Bro Thomas Lekalake, Cell: 082 344 7127, E-mail: thomas65@lantic.net

 

CONVENTS

Benedictine Sisters of Christ the King:

1. St Scholastica, PO Box 2665, Polokwane 0700

Cell: 072 736 8134 – Fax: (015) 295 5161.
Sr. Monica Phashe  (Prioress), Sr. Scholastica Ledwaba, Sr Brigitte Mello

2. 54 Biccard Street, PO Box 242, Polokwane 0700.

Tel & Fax: (015) 295 5161.
Sr Regina Leopeng, Sr Claire Kgaboesele, Sr Theresa Khonothi

3. Subiaco Mother House, Po Box 2189, Polokwane 0700.

Cell: 076 893 4226.
Sr. Salome Mashiane, Sr Imelda Meso
Sr Mluwina Letswalo, Sr Bernadette Lamola

4. Bethany Convent, PO Box 89, Polokwane 0700. Cell: 072 266 4844. Fax: (015) 223 5204.
Sr Agnes Mashiane, Sr. Anne Ngwasheng, Sr Immaculate Maluleke

5. Fatima Convent, PO Box 108, Dendron 0715.
Tel & Fax: (015) 505 2212, Cell: 076 941 1589.
Sr Gertrude Hadebe, Sr. Thea Mkhize, Sr. Deo Gratias Mokou

6.    St Getrude Convent, Private Bag X7822, Polokwane 0700.
Tel & Fax: (015) 295 9096, Cell: 082 802 3362.
Sr Augustine Mogale, Sr Pauline Letswalo

Sisters of Charity:
Warmbad Mission, Private Bag 612, Warmbaths 0480. Tel: (014) 736 2080.
Sr Georgette Menu (Superior), Sr Frieda Platteau
Sr Martha Soenen, Sr Lutgart De Potter, Sr. Laura Courtens

Franciscan Sisters (Siloe Mission):
Private Bag X7354; Polokwane, 0700: Tel: 015 651 0222.
Sr. Raphaela, Sr. Fides

Ursuline Sisters:

St Angela’s Convent, Subiaco Mission, PO Box 2189, Polokwane 0700.
Tel & Fax: (015) 618 0401.
Sr Catherine Pearson, Sr Mary Hugh Creighton
Sr Gemma Lawlor, Sr Anne Mayhew

Sisters of Saint Vincent de Paul (Servants of the Poor) of Gijzegem:

Doornspruit: Tel: (015) 223 2600.
Sr. Francoise Nlandu Sita (Superior), Sr. Marcelline Mbungu Masiala
Sr. Euphasie Batila Ndele, Sr. Elisabeth Madimuntima Mabiala

Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary: Doornspruit Mission: Tel: 015 224 1051.

Sr. Victorine Bambi Bungu Bumpangisha (Superior), Sr. Perpetua Dwgil

Sr. Justine Manyonga ma Kazadi, Sr. Yolande Edith

 

SCHOOLS

Benedict & Hope School for Mentally Handicapped: PO Box 2665, Polokwane 0700. Cell: 082 979 7728.

Doornspruit Catholic Primary School: Private Bag X7836, Polokwane 0700.

Motse Maria Our Lady’s College: Private Bag X7836, Polokwane 0700.
Tel: (015) 295 9991.

Mphatlalatjane High School: Private Bag X7824, Polokwane 0700.
Pax College: Private Bag 7822, Polokwane 0700. Tel: (015) 295 9096.

Paxana Catholic Primary School: Private Bag X7822, Polokwane 0700.

Peter Hermans School: Private Bag X6080, Polokwane 0700.
Tel: (0152) 272 1711.

Siloe School for the Blind: Private Bag X7354, Polokwane 0700.
Tel: (015) 651 0222. Grams: “Siloblind”, E-mail: siloe@mail.ncdnet.co.za

St. Bede’s High School: Private Bag X7399, Polokwane 0700.
Tel: (015) 618 0004.

Subiaco School: Private Bag X7399, Polokwane 0700.
Vrederust Catholic Primary School: Private Bag X7354, Polokwane 0700.

 

PRE-SCHOOLS

St. Benedict: Private Bag X7399, Polokwane 0700.

St. Peter and Paul: PO Box 89, Seshego,0742. Tel: (015) 223 0514.

Sekutwana: PO Box 2665, Polokwane 0700.

Frederic: Private Bag 7824, Polokwane 0700.

Paxanyana: Private Bag 7822, Polokwane 0700.

Vrederust: Private Bag 7354, Polokwane 0700.

 

CRECHES

St. Joseph: Podile, c/o PO Box 2189, Polokwane 0700.

Kekalerato: St. Omaar, c/o PO Box 36, Potgietersrus 0600.

Ratanang: St. John’s, c/o PO Box 36, Potgietersrus 0600.

 

CATHOLIC HOSPITALS

St Vincent’s Private Hospital: Private Bag X1612, Bela-bela 0480.
Tel: (014) 736 2310, Fax: (014) 736 4260.

 

PARISHES

POLOKWANE

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart 1906. 54 Biccard Street,
PO Box 575, Polokwane 0700. Tel & Fax: (015) 295 3119. St. Martin de Porres

Bela-bela. Our Lady Mediatrix 1930. Kwagga St. PO Box 13, Warmbaths 0480.
Tel: (014) 736 3020. Village Communities: Dipetlelwane, Swartboom, Vogelspruitspan, Lebotlwane, Vontien, Cyferskuil, Transaktie, Slagboom, Mmokubyane, Ruigtesloot, Vingerkraal.
Institutions: St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Private Bag 1612.
Tel: (014) 736 2310, Fax: (014) 736 4260.

DOORNSPRUIT

Our Lady of Good Council 1922. 655LS Doornspruit Farm, Mashashane, Private Bag X7824, Polokwane 0700. Tel: (015) 295 9991. Village Communities: Our Lady of Good Counsel, Monotwane Ramakgaphola; Lepotlako; Sepanapudi; Mamadila; Ga Teffo. Mashashane; Christiana; Doornfontein. Mars; Kalkspruit; Washbank; Diana; Jupiter; Venus; Ga Sebora, Utjane, Billinsgate, Segoahleng.
Institutions: Motse Maria High School, conducted by Sisters of Charity; High School for Girls; Primary School for Boys and Girls, Private Bag X7836, Polokwane 0700. Tel: (015) 295 9991;
Pax College: High School for Boys, conducted by the Bros of Charity; Primary School for Boys and Girls; Private Bag 7822, Polokwane 0700. Mphatlalatjane High School, Private Bag X7824, Polokwane 0700.
St. Joseph Community Care Centre, Private Bag X7824, Polokwane, 0700.

LEPHALALE

Corpus Christi, 1983. Witkop Road 23, PO Box 1075, Ellisras 0555.
Tel: (014) 763 2952. Village Communities: Kafferskraal, Strydomdrift, Boskop, Olifantsdrift, Marapong.

FATIMA

Our Lady of Fatima 1948. 135 LS Koniggratz Farm, Bochum,
Private Bag X6080, Polokwane 0700. Tel: (0152272) 1711.
Village Communities: Burgwal, Westphalia, Brilliant. Bouwlust, Schoonveld, Avonds, Persie, Reinland, Pour la Patrie. Madikana, Ditatsu, Brodehill, Ritterhouse, Kanaana, Mattanau, Wisconsin. Viane, Overdyck, Bareinen, Early Dawn; Ga Kolopo (Maribane), Johannesburg; Indermark; De Villersdale; Silvermine, Kromhoek, Non Parella, Old Langsign, Dristempest, Di laeneng. Institutions: Peter Hermans School. Boarding and Day School up to Std 5.

LEBOWAKGOMO

St Benedict 1973. PO Box 1, Chuenespoort 0745.
Tel: (015) 632 5897. Village Communities: Mohodi; Seleteng. Linting. Bosplaas; Kafferkraal. Makurung, Mamaolo, Matome, Mathabatha, Tsiane, Staanplaas, Malemang.

MATLALA

St Francis 1999. PO Box 605, Juno 0748. Juno, La Pucella, Elberfield, Ga Phaka, Vlakfontein, Mpipianeng, Chloe, Madietane, Ramalapa, Ga Selolo, Wingfield, Zaaiplaas, Ga Phoffu, Setumong, Pinkie, Ambergate, Boslaagte, Phetole, Kgotsoro.

MOKOPANE

Ss Peter and Paul 1923. 30 Kruger Street, PO Box 36, Potgietersrus 0600. Tel: (015) 491 2466. Village Communities: Kafferboom, Phila, Naboomspruit, Ditokeng, Moshate. Bakenberg, Clermont, Vlakfontein, Sterkloop, Sekgakgapeng, Dresseng, Mapela, Mosesetsana, Tshamahanse, Motlotlo, Mokaba, Diepkuil, Verstoteling, Nonplaas, Tiberias, Steilloop, Magalakwena, Malokongkop, Pudiakgopa, Mozambique, Madamas. St Theresia.

SESHEGO

SS Peter and Paul 1967. Seshego Township, Zone 1 No. 1232 and Regina Pacis 1993. Zone 4 No. 1396, PO Box 89, Seshego 0742.
Tel: (015) 223 5204. Village Communities: Lessinshof,  Wagkraal and Cradock, Ga Manamela, Louisiana, Matamanyane, Samakibelo, Ga Ramongoana, Cooperspark, Marowe, Madihorong, Fairly, Chebeng, Olympus, Leesdale, Fair le Roux, Ceres, Sengatana, Lonsdale, Khohloane, Bloodriver, St Matthews, St Joseph, Ga Sechaba, Mabitsela (Koppies), Ditenteng, Rapitsi. Institutions: Convent of the Benedictine Sisters of Christ the King, with Creche and Pre-School. Tel: (015) 223 0514.

SUBIACO

St Maur 1929. Private Bag 7399, Polokwane 0700. Tel: (015) 618 0133. Village Communities: Sebyeng; Sekutu; Mentz; Mojapelo; Phuti; Mankgaile; Ga-Thoka, Nobody. Institutions: Convent of the Benedictine Sisters of Christ the King; Maternity Home and Clinic, PO Box 2665, Polokwane 0700; Home for underfed Children; Subiaco Primary School; St Bede’s High School, St. Benedict PreSchool, St. Angela’s Ursuline Convent. Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

TURFLOOP

St. Gregory the Great 1969. (Mankweng), PO Box 260, Sovenga 0727. Outstations: Cyferskuil, Mahlanhle, Makhongela, Makotopong, Marobala, Malahlela, Segopye, Segwashi, Solomondale, Thune. Chaplaincy to the University of the North.

VREDERUST

St Bernard 1950. Vrederust Farm, Private Bag 7354, Polokwane 0700. Grams: “Siloblind”. Tel: (015) 651 0222.

Village Communities: Maratapelo, Zebediela, Coppermine, Jaskraal, Bolahlakgomo, Droogte, Regae, Kureng, Magatle, Elandskraal.
Institutions: Siloe School for the Blind, and partially sighted, conducted by the Sisters of Charity; Vrederust-Tel: (015) 651 0222, Primary School for boys and girls; Siloe Workshop for the Blind.

 

PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE

BAM, Gerard – Lebowakgomo
BIRYAHO, Pontius – Siloe
CUSIMANO, Joseph Gabriel – Subiaco
DERY-ZAKPALAH, Eugene – Polokwane
GRAF, Anton MCCJ – Turfloop
LADU, Ambrose – Seshego
MABOEA, Sello – Doornspruit
MADIBA, Bernard – Mokopane
MALULEKE, Rupert – Pastoral Centre
MASELA, Jeremiah – Mokopane
MASHIANE, Boniface – Fatima
MATLAMELA, Klaas – Lebowakgomo
MMAKOLA, Phina OSB – Subiaco
MOABELO, Phuti – Mokopane
MOHAPI, Dominic – Subiaco
MOKGOTHO, Clement – Fatima
MOLOTO, Jan Klaas – Doornspruit
MUILAMUIL, Albert – Matlala
NIEZYCHOWSKI, Matthias – Mater Dei Pastoral Centre
NKHUMISHE, Mogale Paul Rt Rev Bishop – Polokwane
SELEMELA, Clemens – Lephalale
SKHOSANA, Joel – Bela-Bela
SSERUBIRI, Vincent Ferrer – Seshego
SSOZI, Kizito – Bela-bela
STEEL, Jeffrey OSB – Subiaco
VATTAPPARAYIL, Sunny John – Mater Dei Pastoral Centre
VERTENTEN, Faustus OSB – Subiaco

 

DEACONS

CHOKOE, Alfred – PO Box 1272, Bakone 0746. Doornspruit
KEKANA, Alfred – PO Box 36, Mokopane 0600. Mokopane
KEKANA, Augustine – PO Box 32, Juno 0748. Doornspruit
MABUSELA, Joseph – PO Box 2531, Warmbaths 0480. Bela-Bela
MALEKA, Dominic – PO Box 36, Mokopane 0600. Mokopane
MOGASHOA, Vincent – PO Box 260, Sovenga 0727. Turfloop
TJATJI, Philemon – PO Box 36, Mokopane 0600. Mokopane