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Leadership conference of consecrated life south africa

De aar Diocese

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On 24 March 1953, this Territory (formerly included in the Aliwal Diocese) was made a Prefecture and entrusted to the American Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart. The Rt Rev Mgr AJ Dettmer SCJ was appointed the first Prefect Apostolic. By decree of the Holy See, dated 13 April 1967, the Prefecture was elevated to the status of a Diocese.
The boundaries of the Territory are: Aliwal Diocese to the East, Kimberley Diocese to the North, Keimoes Diocese to the Northwest, Oudtshoorn to the Southwest, and Port Elizabeth to the South. The diocese comprises Britstown, Colesberg, De Aar, Graaff- Reinet, Hanover, Hopetown, Jansenville, Middelburg, Murraysburg, Noupoort, Philipstown and Richmond districts.

Province of Cape Town
Patroness: 
Our Lady of Assumption
Area: 67 248 sq. km.
Total Population: 1 790 910
Catholic Population: 5 893

Appointed 19 December 2007, ordained 24 February 2008, at Aliwal North.

Address: PO Box 73, De Aar 7000.
Residence: 1 Van Riebeeck Street.
Tel: 053 631 1149
Fax: 053 631 1043

E-mail: diocesedeaar@gmail.com

Chancellor: Rev Fr Albert Post
E-mail: 

Right Reverend
BISHOP ADAM MUSIALEK, SCJ

Predecessors

Rt Rev. Joseph De Palma SCJ was consecrated first Bishop of De Aar on 19 July 1967. Died February 2, 2005.
Rt Rev. Frederick Lobinger was Apostolic Administrator from 13 March 1988 to 30 April 1992.
Rt Rev. Joseph Potocnak SCJ, appointed Bishop of De Aar on February 12, 1992, ordained Bishop May 1, 1992 and retired 23 September 2009.
Rt Rev Adam Musialek SCJ appointed Bishop of De Aar on 17 July 2009 and ordained Bishop on 24 September 200

ADMINISTRATION

VICAR GENERAL: Rev Fr Colin Bowes, PO Box 224, Noupoort 5950. Tel: 049 843 1608.
CHANCELLOR: Rev Fr Albert Post, PO Box 96, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 3702.
COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS: Rev Fr Colin Bowes, Rev Fr Paul Koscielny SCJ and Rev Fr Albert Post.

DIOCESAN DIRECTORS AND PROMOTERS

1. Bishop’s Lenten Appeal: Fr Albert Post, PO Box 73, De Aar, 7000. Tel: 053 631 1149. E-mail: albertpost4@gmail.com
2. Professional Conduct; Contact Person: Rev Fr Colin Bowes, PO Box 224, Noupoort 5950. Tel: 049 843 1608
3. Coordinator for Laity:
 Rev Fr Colin Bowes, PO Box 224, Noupoort 5950. Tel: 049 843 1608 Youth Directors: Fr Ntsikelelo Bambatha SCJ, PO Box 99, Graaff-Reinet 6280. Tel: 049 892 2721, E-mail: ntsigo81@yahoo.com
4. Family Apostolate:
 Dc Thomas Mbombo, c/o PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Justice and Development: Bp Adam Musialek SCJ, PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1149, E-mail: diocesedeaar@gmail.com
5. Pontifical Mission Societies: Bp Adam Musialek SCJ, PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1149, E-mail: diocesedeaar@gmail.com
6. Catechetical Coordinators
: Sr Sylvia OP, PO Box 168, Middelburg 5900. Tel: 049 842 1736, E-mail: sylviaop@vodamail.co.za ; Fr Albert Post, P.O. Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1149, E-mail: albertpost4@gmail.com .
7. Vocations Directors: Fr Ntsikelelo Bambatha SCJ, PO Box 99, Graaff-Reinet 6280. Tel: 049 892 2721. E-mail: ntsigo81@yahoo.com.

PRISON CHAPLAINCIES

1. De Aar. Rev Fr Douglas Sumaili, PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1120. LAY ORGANISATIONS
2. Catholic Women’s League:
 Diocesan Moderator: Fr Paul Koscielny SCJ, PO Box 198, Colesberg 9795. Tel: 051 753 0583.
3. Diocesan Pastoral Council:
Diocesan Moderator: Rev Fr Colin Bowes, PO Box 224, Noupoort 5950. Tel: 049 843 1608.
4. Sacred Heart Society:
 Diocesan Moderator: Fr Ntsikelelo Bambatha SCJ, PO Box 99, Graaff-Reinet 6280. Tel: 049 892 2721, E-mail: ntsigo81@yahoo.com
5. St Anne’s Society:
 Diocesan Moderator: Sr Mary Kewuti OP, PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 0621.
6. St Vincent De Paul Society:
 Fr Jayaraj Chapalamadugu SCJ, PO Box 168, Middelburg 5900. Tel: 049 8421587. E-mail: jayarajscj@yahoo.com.in

RELIGIOUS MEN

PRIESTS OF THE SACRED HEART:
1. Colesberg, PO Box 198, Colesberg 9795. Tel: 051 753 0583. Fr Paul Koscielny SCJ, E-mail: pzkos@wp.pl
2. Graaff-Reinet, PO Box 99 Graaff-Reinet 6280. Tel: 049 892 2721. Fr Ntsikelelo Bambatha SCJ, E-mail: ntsigo81@yahoo.com
3. Middelburg, PO Box 168, Middelburg 5900. Tel: 049 842 1587, Fax: 049 842 4292. Fr Jayaraj Chapalamadugu SCJ, E-mail: jayarajscj@yahoo.com.in

RELIGIOUS WOMEN

DOMINICANS SISTERS OF CATHRINE OF SIENA (KWT):

1. De Aar: 10 Voortrekker Street, PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 0621,
2. Middelburg: PO Box 168, Middelburg 5900. Tel: 049 842 1736. Sr Sylvia van Vuuren OP: E-mail: sylviaop@vodamail.co.za

CRECHES

1. St John’s Crèche: 1Rand Street, PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1149.
2. Kids for Heaven: (special care children’s centre): 1 Rand Street, PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 078 0366 688

PARISHES

1. COLESBERG. St Francis Xavier, 1960; St Joseph, 6 Hospital Street; PO Box 198, Colesberg 9795. Tel: 051 753 0583. Outstation: Noupoort and Novalspont.

2. DE AAR.
 Cathedral Church of St Mary’s 1929; 1 Van Riebeeck Street; PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1120. Fax: 053 631 1043. Outstation: St Martin de Porres – Britstown.

3. DE AAR.
 Holy Martyrs of Uganda 1965, 1 Van Riebeeck Street; PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1120, Fax: 053 631 1043. Outstation: Holy Cross1989 – Philipstown.

4. DE AAR. St John’s Mission 1924. PO Box 73, De Aar 7000. Tel: 053 631 1149. Institutions: St John’s Mission School; St John’s Crèche (Nursery School). Outstations: St Ann’s – Hanover, Christ the King of Peace – Richmond,

5. GRAAFF-REINET.
 Immaculate Conception, 1854. St Theresa Church 1939. Sacred Heart Church, 1963. 74 Bourke Street, PO Box 99, Graaff-Reinet 6280.
Tel: 049 892 2721. Outstations: Jansenville and Murraysburg.

6. MIDDELBURG
. Christ the King 1933. Our Lady Assumed 1970. Holy Spirit 1979. 10 Van Reenen Street, PO Box 168, Middelburg 5900. Tel: 049 842 1587, Fax: 049 842 4292.

7. NOUPOORT.
 St Therese 1953. 6 Hospital Street; PO Box 198, Colesberg 9795. Tel: 051 753 0583.

8. PETRUSVILLE:
 Sacred Heart. 2 Church Street, Petrusville 8770; PO Box 38, Petrusville 8770. Tel: 053 663 0099. Outstations: Holy Trinity – Hopetown.

CLERGY IN THE DIOCESE

PRIEST STATION
1. ALCASTER, Msgr J. Joseph Bishop’s House, De Aar
2. BAMBATHA, Ntsikelelo SCJ Graaff-Reinet
3. BOWES, Colin Noupoort
4. CHAPALAMADUGU, Jayaraj SCJ Middelburg
5. KOSCIELNY, Paul SCJ Colesberg
6. MUSIALEK, Adam SCJ, Rt Rev. Bishop Bishop’s House, De Aar
7. POST, Albert St John’s Mission, De Aar
8. SUMAILI, Douglas Holy Martyrs of Uganda, De Aar
9. VAN BELKUM, Jan

CLERGY OUTSIDE THE DIOCESE

PRIEST STATION
1. MBOMBO, Thomas Holy Cross, Philipstown