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SACBC Dioceses
Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

LCCL (SA)
Leadership conference of consecrated life south africa

Eshowe Diocese

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The Prefecture of Zululand was erected on the 27 August 1921 and entrusted to the Benedictine Congregation of St Ottilien. Before that time it had formed part of Natal Vicariate. On 11 December 1923 it was raised to the status of a Vicariate under the title of “Vicariate Apostolic of Eshowe”. With the establishment of the Hierarchy in South Africa it became the Diocese of Eshowe on the 11 January 1951. This Diocese now comprises Zululand proper, (with the exception of the districts of Ingwavuma, Ubombo and Hlabisa), and the four Natal districts of Vryheid, Paulpietersburg, Ngotshe and Babanango. It is bound on the East by the Indian Ocean, on the South by the Tugela River, on the West by the Tugela, Buffalo, Blood and Didusini Rivers, and in the North by the Pongola and Umfolozi Rivers.

   

Province of Durban
Patron: 
St. Benedict
Area: 26 364 sq. km.
Total Population: 2 500 000
Catholic Population: 73 207

Appointed 11th March 2008 and ordained Bishop on 7th June 2008 at Little Flower, Eshowe.

Address: PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815
Residence: 02 Binns Avenue
Tel: 035 474 1243
Fax: 035 474 4644,
E-mail: 
bishop@eshowe.org

Right Reverend
Bishop Xolelo Thaddeus Kumalo

Predecessors

  1. Rt Rev Bishop Thomas Spreiter, OSB, Titular Bishop of Thaenae. Consecrated 1 May 1906 as second Vicar Apostolic of Dar-es-Salaam; Prefect Apostolic of Zululand 27 August 1921; first Vicar Apostolic of Eshowe 11 December 1923; resigned 14 May 1943, died 27 January 1944 at Inkamana.
  2. V. Rev Theodos Schall OSB, Administrator Apostolic from 14 May 1943 to 3 August 1947.
  3. Rt Rev Bishop Aurelian Bilgeri OSB, appointed 12 June 1947. Consecrated Titular Bishop of Germanicopolos and second Vicar Apostolic of Eshowe 14 September 1947. First
    Bishop of Eshowe 11 January 1951. Died 24 July 1973 at Mtunzini.
  4. Rt Rev Bishop Mansuet Dela Biyase, appointed Bishop on 28th February 1975. He was ordained Bishop on 28 June 1975. He died on 1 July 2005.

ADMINISTRATION

CHANCERY: 42-44 Webber Street; PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151/2, Fax: 035 474 4644. E-mail: chancery@eshowe.org or office@eshowe.org
VICAR GENERAL: Very Rev Fr Sifiso Nichodemus Ntshangase, P/Bag 553 Eshowe, 3815. Cell: 076 423 2544. E-mail: sifinichoa@yahoo.com
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR: N.N., PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151/2, Fax: 035 474 4644. E-mail: finance@eshowe.org
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF: ADMIN CLERK: N.N., Chancery: 42-44 Webber Street; PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151/2, Fax: 035 474 4644. E-mail: admin@eshowe.org
DEPARTMENTS CLERK: N.N., Chancery: 42-44 Webber Street; PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151/2, Fax: 035 474 4644.
E-mail: renew@eshowe.org

DIOCESAN CONSULTATIVE BODIES/COUNCILS

1. Council of Priests:
Rt Rev Fr Abbot em. Godfrey Sieber OSB, Very Rev Fr David Mthiyane, Rev Fr Aquilin Mpanza, Rev Fr Jabulani Ndaba, Rev Fr Musawenkosi P Nkosi, Rev Fr Sibusiso B Mhlongo, Rev Fr Vincent M Zungu, Rev Fr Raphael Chonde OSB, Rev Fr. Nichodemus Ntshangase, Rev. Fr. Wynne Weldschildt OMI, Rev Fr Victor Chavunga OSB

2. Diocesan College of Consultors
Rt Rev Fr Godfrey Sieber OSB, Abbot, Very Rev Fr David Mthiyane, Rev Fr Aquilin Mpanza, Rev Fr Jabulani Ndaba, Rev Fr Musawenkosi P Nkosi, Rev Fr Sibusiso B Mhlongo, Rev Fr Vincent M Zungu, Rev Fr Raphael Chonde OSB.

3. Diocesan Finance Council:
Very Rev Fr David Mthiyane, Mr. Pius Gebashe, Rev Fr Aquilin Mpanza, Mrs. Gugu Gule, Rev Fr Musawenkosi Nkosi, Mr. Norman Zondi, Mrs Thandekile Nxumalo, Sr. Theodora Ntuli OSB

4. Deans:
 Eshowe: Rev. Fr. J V A Ndaba, Emoyeni Empangeni: Rev. Fr. D B Thungo, Richards Bay Emakhosini: Rev. Fr. V M Zungu, Ulundi
Inkamana: Rev. Fr. Victor Chavunga OSB. Vryheid.

PASTORAL DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES

1. DEPARTMENT FOR THE CLERGY:
Vicar for Clergy: 
Very Rev. Fr Bongani Xulu, PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815. Cell: 082 742 9781, Tel: 035 474 0196. E-mail: bsxulu@eshowe.org
AGROP Coordinator: Rev. Fr. Sthembiso Ngcobo, PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815, Cell: 072 673 8042. E-mail: alexiusngcobo@icloud.com
Professional Conduct (Minors)-Contact person: Rev. Fr. Musawenkosi Nkosi, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, 082 742 1653. E-mail: MPNkosi@Vodamail.co.za Professional Conduct (Adults)-Contact person: Mr. Petrus Mthembu, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Cell: 072 510 6777.

2. DEPARTMENT FOR VOCATIONS
Vocations Director
: Rev. Fr. Bhekithemba D. Thungo, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 072 685 7073. E-mail: bthungo@yahoo.com

3. DEPARTMENT FOR DIVINE WORSHIP AND CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Department Coordinator: 
Rev. Fr Musawenkosi Nkosi, Cell: 082 742 1653. E-mail: MPNkosi@Vodamail.co.za
Office for Catechesis [General]: Rev. Fr Manqoba Ngcobo, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Cell: 079 605 2930.
Office for Adult Faith Formation (RCIA): Rev. Fr. Augustine Macuacua; PO Box 488 Eshowe 3815, Cell: 083 722 0861, Tel: 035 580 1027. E-mail: cuacs1@yahoo.com
Office for Liturgy: Rev. Fr. Musawenkosi Nkosi, Cell: 082 742 1653. E-mail: MPNkosi@Vodamail.co.za
Office for Music: Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ngema, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 060 396 1216.
Master of Ceremonies: Rev. Fr Lungisani Masondo PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 076 779 9007.

4. DEPARTMENT FOR APOSTOLATE OF THE LAITY
Department Coordinator: 
Rev. Fr. Tusokwakhe Buthelezi, Cell: 076 412 5273.E-mail: buthelezituso@gmail.com

Convener for the Council of the Laity: Mr. Khaya Ndaba, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 082 224 0830. E-mail: nhliksndaba@gmail.com
Chaplain-Sacred Heart: Rev. Fr. Tusokwakhe Buthelezi, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 072 314 8320. E-mail: buthelezituso@gmail.com
Chaplain-St. Annes Sodality: Rev. Fr. Nhlanhla Mazibuko, PO Box 488 Eshowe 3815, Cell: 072 713 4586. E-mail: nmazibuko69@gmail.com
Chaplain for Catholic Men: Very Rev. Fr David Mthiyane, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 076 237 6777. E-mail: sdmthiyane@eshowe.org
Chaplain for the Knights of da Gama: Rev. Fr. Jabulani Ndaba, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 082 979 1722.
Chaplain for Catholic Women: Rev. Fr. Bhekithemba Thungo, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 072 685 7073. E-mail: bthungo@yahoo.com
Chaplain for the Catholic Women’s League: Rev. Fr. Bhekithemba Thungo, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 072 685 7073. E-mail: bthungo@yahoo.com
Coordinator for Marriage and Family Desk: Rev. Fr. Mkheseni Xulu, PO Box Eshowe, 3815, Tel: 035 474 4151. E-mail: nohadugxabhashe@yahoo.co.uk
Coordinator for Lay Ministries: Mr. Petrus Mkhize, PO Box Eshowe, 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151

5. DEPARTMENT FOR YOUTH MINISTRIES
Department Coordinator: 
Rev Fr. Sibusiso Mhlongo; Cell: 072 268 0826.E-mail: mhlongobs@gmail.com

Office for Children (Chaplain): Rev. Fr. Thabo Mabaso, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, 078 275 9767. E-mail: mabasothabo4@gmail.com
Office for Children: Rev. Sr. M Teressa Zungu, Holy Childhood Convent, PO Box 488 Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 4242, Cell: 082 093 2002
Office for Youth: Rev. Fr. Lehlohonolo Tapole, Cell: 076 810 2011. E-mail: l_tapole@yahoo.co.uk
Office for Young Adults: Rev. Fr. Sibusiso Mhlongo, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Cell: 072 268 0826 E-mail: sbmhlongo@eshowe.org / mhlongobs@gmail.com
(ACTS): Rev. Fr. Simphiwe Kheswa, Cell: 079 420 4755. E-mail: simphsk@gmail.com

6. DEPARTMENT – CARITAS ESHOWE
Department Coordinator: 
Rev. Fr. Vincent Zungu, Cell: 072 803 4138. E-mail: gwabinivm@gmail.com
Office for Community Development: Rev. Fr. Sipho Johannes Mbatha, PO Box 488 Eshowe 3815. Cell: 072 193 0022. E-mail: mbathasj@gmail.com
Office for Justice and Peace: Rev. Fr. Vincent Zungu, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Cell: 072 803 4138. E-mail: gwabinivm@gmail.com
Office for Health Care Ministries: Rev. Fr. Musawenkosi Nkosi, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 082 742 1653. E-mail: MPNkosi@Vodamail.co.za
Office for LOCADE: Rev. Fr. Moruti Ntholeng, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815, Cell: 079 077 3972. E-mail: morutintholeng@gmail.com
Office for Educators: Rev. Fr. Raphael Chonde, 072 141 2792, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. E-mail: chondepr@yahoo.com
Office for Prison Ministries: Mr. Petrus Mkhize, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Cell: 083 664 3525.

7. DEPARTMENT FOR FINANCE
Financial Administrator: 
N.N.; Tel: 035 474 4151/2. E-mail: finance@eshowe.org
Vehicle Officer: Rev. Fr. Musawenkosi Nkosi, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Cell: 082 742 1653. E-mail: MPNkosi@Vodamail.co.za
Land and Property Officer: Rev. Fr. Aquilin Mpanza, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Cell: 082 513 2665. E-mail: ammpanza@eshowe.org
PMS and Lenten Appeal Promotor: Mrs. Gugu Gule, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151, Cell: 078 801 8080. E-mail: luciagule@gmail.com

DIOCESAN ONGOING FORMATION PROGRAMS

1. General Ongoing Formation Coordinator: C/o Chancellor, 42-44 Webber Street; PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151/2, Fax: 035 474 4644. E-mail: chancery@eshowe.org
2. Renew Africa Coordinator: Mr. Michael Ntimbane, 42-44 Webber Street, PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151/2, Fax: 035 474 4644, E-mail: renew@eshowe.org
3. Education for Life Coordinator: Br. Lungelo Mabaso OSB, 42-44 Webber Street; PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815. Cell: 71 175 0555. E-mail: cellarer@inkamana.org

HOSPICE

1. Blessed Gérard’s Care Centre and Hospice: Rev Fr. Gérard Lagleder OSB, 61 Anderson Road, PO Box 440, Mandeni 4490. Tel: 032 456 2743, Fax: 032 456 7962. E-mail: bbg@bbg.org.za; Website: www.bbg.org.za

STATE INSTITUTIONS

PRISONS
1. Diocesan Co-ordinator: Mr. Petrus Mkhize, PO Box 488 Eshowe 3815.
2. Empangeni Prison: St. Patrick’s, PO Box 83, Empangeni 3880. Tel: 035 772 1820.
3. Eshowe Prison: Mr. Petrus Mkhize, PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151
4. Kandaspunt Prison: Inkamana Abbey, Private Bag X9333, Vryheid 3100.
Tel: 034 982 2577.
5. Melmoth Prison: Catholic Church, PO Box 26, Melmoth 3835. Tel: 035 450 2258.
6. Nkandla Prison: Catholic Church, PO Box 12, Nkandla 3855. Tel: 035 833 0051.
7. Nqutu Prison: Catholic Church Cassino, PO Box 9, Nqutu 3135. Tel: 034 271 0009.
8. Vryheid Prison: The Monastery Inkamana, Private Bag X9333, Vryheid 3100. Tel: 034 982 2577.

UNIVERSITY CHAPLAIN
1. University of Zululand: Rev Fr. Gerard O’Reilly, OFM, Sacred Heart Parish,
PO Box 23406, KwaDlangezwa 3886. Cell: 082 7133 474

RELIGIOUS MEN

1. BENEDICTINE MONASTERY: (OSB)
1. Inkamana Abbey, Private Bag X9333, Vryheid 3100. Tel: 083 304 2084 (Reception), Tel: 034 982 2577 (Reception), Tel: 083 304 2084, Fax: 086 530 2211,Cell: 071 0684 979. E-mail: abbey@inkamana.org
Abbot John-Paul Mwaniki, OSB, E-mail: cellarer@inkamana.org
2. Fr Gérard Lagleder OSB, PO Box 440, Mandeni 4490. Tel: 082 492 4043, Fax: 086 693 8940. E-mail: gerard@inkamana.org
3. Fr Victor Chavunga OSB, St Thomas More Catholic Church, Private Bag 9309, Vryheid 3100. Tel & Fax: 034 982 2432, E-mail: hchavunga@gmail.com
4. Fr Raphael Chonde OSB, Holy Angels, Bhekuzulu, Private Bag X 9309, Vryheid 3100. Cell: 072 141 2792, E-mail: chondepr@yahoo.com

2. OBLATES OF MARY IMMACULATE: (OMI)
1. Ngome Marian Shrine, Tabernacle of the Most High, Tel: 034 967 9120 / (010) 001 9297 (Shrine), Fax: 0866 467 085. E-mail: shrine@ngome.co.za
Website: www.ngome.co.za ; GPS Co-ords: S 270 51,316’E 31 27,223’
Sr. Rosuta Jiyane OSB – (Superior of Convent)
2. Our lady of Ngome Shrine: PO Box 1186, Vryheid 3100.

3. ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR: (OFM)
1. Sacred Heart Parish, PO Box 23406, KwaDlangezwa 3886.
2. Bl Joseph Nardini Parish, PO Box 8592, Empangeni Rail, 3910

CONVENTS

1. BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF TWASANA:

 1. Twasana Convent, Mother House, Private Bag X 9373, Vryheid 3100.Tel: 034 981 0021. E-mail: charyzibzul@yahoo.com. Sr. M Bonaventure Shabalala (Mother Prioress) Cell: 073 350 9938.
2. Twasana Sisters, Christ the King Parish, PO Box 604, Nongoma 3950. Tel: 035 831 0051. Cell: 076 899 7277.Sr. M Hilaria Kubheka (Local Superior).
3. Twasana Sisters, Ngome Marian Shrine c/o Private Bag X9333, Vryheid 3100. Cell: 076 979 3942. Sr. M Roswita Jiyane (Local Superior)
4. Cassino Convent, PO Box 9, Nquthu 3135. Cell: 073 728 7235. Sr. M Rosalia Mchunu (Local Superior).
5. Ebuhleni Convent, PO Box 63, Mtunzini 3867. Cell: 079 3474 150. Sr. M Emma Cele (Local Superior)
6. St Francis Xavier Convent, PO Box 6, Mahlabatini 3865. Tel: 035 873 0235. Cell: 076 9226 415. Sr. M Fidelis Mangazi (Local Superior).
7. Twasana Sisters, Inkamana Abbey, Private Bag X9333, Vryheid 3100. Tel: 034 982 4849. Cell: 072 1819 798. Sr. M Cynthia Zulu (Local Superior)
8. Twasana Sisters, Blessed Gérard’s Convent, PO Box 440, Mandeni 4490. Tel. 032 456 2743. Cell: 072 6883 123.Sr. M Augustine Bhengu (Local Superior)
9. Twasana Sisters, Little Flower Convent, PO Box 488, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 0017. Cell: 082 6721 795. Sr. M Regina Mbambo (Local Superior)


2. FRANCISCAN NARDINI (FNS):
1. NardiniConvent,PrivateBag9309,Vryheid3100.Tel:0349816158, Fax: 034 983 2012. E-mail: regiofranasi@bundunet.co.za. Sr. M Ellen Lindner (Regional Superior).
2. Nardini Convent, Private Bag 9309, Vryheid 3100.Tel: 0349816158, Fax: 034 983 2012. E-mail: franasi@bundunet.co.za. Sr. M Dolorosa Sorour (Superior).
3. Nardini Sisters, PO Box 12,Nkandla 3855. Tel: 0358330033, Fax: 0358330317.  E-mail: nardinis@mweb.co.za. Sr. M Ellen Lindner (Superior)
4. St Francis Convent, PO Box 552, Richards Bay 3900. Tel: 035 753 2587. Pre- Primary School: 035 753 2333. E-mail: nardinistfrancis@telkomsa.net. Sr. M Carmelina Zinkl (Superior) Sr. M Hilbalda Ferch

3. SERVANTS OF THE HOLY CHILDHOOD OF JESUS (Franciscans) (OFS):
1. Holy Childhood Convent, Private Bag 553, Eshowe 3815. Tel:0354744241, Fax: 035 474 2661. E-mail: awerresh@netactive.co.zaSr. M Fidelis Schramm (Superior).
2. St. Francis Formation Convent, Private Bag 553, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 4242, Fax: 035 474 2661. E-mail: awerresh@netactive.co.za. Sr. M Teressa Zungu (Superior and Formation Directress) Cell: 082 093 2002. 3. Mbongolwane: Holy Childhood Convent, Private Bag 506, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 476 5994, Fax: 035 476 6262. E-mail: holychildhoodmbo@gmail.com. Sr. Assumpta Hadebe(Superior and Regional Superior) Cell: 072 757 2246

SCHOOLS

1. Holy Childhood School: Primary: Private Bag 553, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 474 1225, Fax: 035 474 2753. Pre-Primary: Tel: 035 474 4770.
2. Impumelelo High School: PO Box 168, Mahlabathini 3865. Tel: 035 873 0169.
3. Inkamana High School, Private Bag X9333, Vryheid 3100. Tel: 034 982 4717.
4. Little Flower Primary School: PO Box 38095, Umlalazi 3894. Tel: 035 474 1686.
5. Nardini Convent Primary School: 96 Landdrost Street, Priv. Bag X9309 Vryheid 3100. Tel: 034 981 6157. Pre-Primary School: 034 982 2807.
6. St Catherine’s Convent School: PO Box 162, Empangeni 3880. Tel: 035 772 3067.
7. St. Francis Pre-Primary School: 2 Kurperkurwe, Meerensee, PO Box 552, Richards Bay 3900. Tel: 035 753 2333
8. Twasana Convent Schools: Private Bag X 9373, Vryheid 3100. Tel: 034 981 0018.

RETREATS AND CONFERENCE CENTRES

 1. Little Flower Retreats and Conference Centre: 42- 44 Webber Street, Eshowe, 3815, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Tel: 035 474 0017
2. Mansuet Biyase Community Development Centre: 46- 50 Webber Street, Eshowe, 3815, PO Box 488, Eshowe, 3815. Tel: 035 474 4151
3. Sea View Retreat Centre (Mthunzini): 10 William Street, Mthunzini, 3867, PO Box 25, Mtunzini 3867. Tel: 035 340 1644 / 340 1034.

PARISHES

1. CATHEDRAL – ESHOWE. 1952. Cathedral Church of St Benedict. Address: 05 Binns Avenue, Eshowe, 3815; Private Bag 553, Eshowe 3815.
E-mail: cathedral.parish@eshowe.org Communities: Nkanini; Nogobhoza; Vuma; Imbali; Mananda, Ndumane; Sunydale, Wombane. Institutions:Holy Childhood Convent; Holy Childhood Convent Primary School 035 474 1225, Fax: 035 474 2753; Pre Primary School: Tel: 035 474 4770. Little Flower Primary School Tel: 035 4741 686. Sunday Mass – Cathedral: 08h00

2. BHEKUZULU. Holy Angels Catholic Church, Address: 103 Landdrost Street, Vryheid 3100. Cell: 072 141 2792. Communities: Louwsburg, Gluckstadt, Nhlangwini. Sunday Masses – Bhekuzulu: 08h00

3. DINUZULU. 2014. Opus Dei Catholic Church. Address: 02 Binns Avenue, Eshowe, 3815, Tel: 035 474 0196. PO Box 38088, Umlalazi 3894.
E-mail: dinuzulu.parish@eshowe.orgCommunities: Kwa-Dinuzulu; Ezingeni; eMlalazi; Mpumazi; Ezindophi; Mandawe; Habeni; Mtilombo; Wombane. Sunday Mass – Dinuzulu: 08h00

4. DLANGUBO (Formally Fatima). 2009. Blessed Josef Nardini Catholic Church, Address: PO Box 8592 Empangeni Rail 3910. Cell: 079 741 3786. Communities: Sangoyana; Oyemeni; Mambuka; Mkhandlwini; Fuyeni; Okhula; Mevamhlophe; Mbotsheni; Debe; Ofasimba; Muchanana. Sunday Mass – Dlangubo: 09h00

5. EBUHLENI. 1899. St Joseph Catholic Church Ebuhleni, Address: PO Box 110, Mthunzini 3867. Institutions: Benedictine Sisters of Twasana; Ebuhleni Clinic. Sunday Mass – 11h00

6. EMOYENI. 1896. Holy Cross Catholic Church, Address: PO Box 142, Gingindlovu 3800. Tel: 035 337 4026. Communities: Gingindlovu; Mkhukhuze; Mabhokweni; Dengwini; Obanjeni; Institutions: Holy Cross Clinic and Aids Hospice. Sunday Times – Emoyeni: 08h30

7. EMPANGENI. 1952. St Patrick Catholic Church, Address: 13 Higgs Road, Empangeni, 3880, PO Box 83, Empangeni 3880. E-mail: stpatricks@zuluchom.net. Tel: 035 772 1820. Institutions: Dominican Convent; St Catherine’s Convent School (High School and Primary School); Girl’s Hostel; St Catherine’s Pre-Primary School. Tel: 0351 772 3067. Sunday Masses: 08h00 (English) & 09h30 (IsiZulu)

8. ESIKHALENI. 1980. St Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Address: J 1518, Sagwaca Street, Esikhaleni, 3887 Catholic Church, PO Box 95, Esikhaleni 3887. Tel: 035 796 1226. E-mail: stmartins@worldonline.co.za Communities: Empembeni. Sunday Mass – Esikhaleni: 08h30

9. FATIMA. 1930. Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. Address: PO Box 488 Eshowe 3815

10. GEZAHLALE. 1955. Regina Mundi Catholic Church. Address: Fort Louis, PO Box 398 Nkandla 3855. Communities: Ohlelo, Qanjane, Chwezi, Nhlabamkhosi, Ntinini, Babanango. Sunday Mass – Gezahlale: 08h00

11. GONZAGA. 1929. St Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic Church, Address: PO Box 306, Nkandla 3855. Communities: Jubhili; KwaNqulu; KwaGiba; Macala; Magogo; Manqele; Masangweni; Mashisa; Mathanda, Matshemade; Mpotholo, Mthumeni; Mvutshini; Nhloshane; Nkanini; Noyibewu; Nsingabantu; Pholela, Siphande; St Michael’s. Sunday Mass – Gonzaga: 08h30

12. INKAMANA. 1922. Inkamana Abbey Church, Address: Private Bag X9333, Vryheid 3100. Tel: 034 981 2577, Fax: 034 980 9689. Institutions: St Joseph’s College (High School); Hostels (boys and girls); Benedictine Sisters of Twasana. Sunday Mass: 08h00

13. KWA-DLANGEZWA. 1980. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Address: 349 Unongiyaza Street, Vulindlela Township, KwaDlangezwa, 3867; PO Box 23406, KwaDlangezwa 3867 Tel: 082 475 7047. Sunday Masses: 08h00 Parish Mass & 10h30 University Mass

14. KWAMBONAMBI. 1960. St Paul’s Catholic Church, Address: 83 Bredilia Street Kwambonambi, 3915; PO Box 768, Kwambonambi 3915. Tel: 035 580 1235.
E-mail: stpauls123@telkomsa.net. Communities: Patane, eNseleni; Ntuthunge, Siyembeni, Maqabaqabeni; St. Aquilin; St. Mansuet, St. Nikolaus; Sabhuza, Mfolozi, Lamula. Parish Masses: check parish office

15. MAHLABATHINI. 1930. St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Address: PO Box 6, Mahlabatini 3865. Tel: 035 873 0235. Communities: Lomo; Mashiyane; Thombothi; Ceza; Bhokweni; Dayeni; KwaMame; Nkonjeni; Mbilane; Mtholi; Wela; Eyezulu. Impumelelo High School Tel: 035 873 0169; Hostels (boys and girls). Sunday Masses – Mahlabathini: 08h00

16. MANDENI. 1964. St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Mandeni, Address: 314 Sundumbili Township, Mandeni 4490; PO Box 78, Mandeni 4490.
Tel & Fax: 032 456 2477, E-mail: rccmandeni@telkomsa.net. Communities: Sundumbili (St Benedict); Mambane (Emanuel’s); Ndulinde (Holy Rosary); Nembe (St. Clare); Nyoni (St. Andreas); Vutha. Institutions: Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard; Blessed Gerard’s Care Centre (Hospice; Childrens Home) Tel: 032 456 2743; Fax: 032 456 7962; E-mail: bbg@bbg.org.za Sunday Mass – Mandeni (Blessed Gérard’s Church): 09h30, Sundumbili (St. Benedict’s Church): 08h00

17. MANGETHE. 1953. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mangete: Address: PO Box 20, Mandeni 4490. Tel: 032 458 4022, Fax: 032 458 4289. Communities:Whebede (eNkanyezini), Wangu (Sacred Heart), KwaMpungose (St Patrick), Mhlubulweni (St Francis), KwaNgqofela; Sinyabusi (St. Anne); eMgovuzweni (St. Michael); Ngulule (St. Peter and Paul); Xabiweni (St. Thomas); Mangqakaza. Institutions: Blessed Gerard’s Pre-Primary School and Crèche 032 456 2747. Sunday Mass – Mangethe: 08h00

18. MATHUNGELA. 2014. St Josemaria Roman Catholic Church. Mathungela; Mloyi; Nsuze; Osungulweni; Mpaphala; Mthungweni; Nyawoshana.

19. MBONGOLWANE. 1914. St Joseph Catholic Church. Address: Private Bag 506, Eshowe 3815. Tel: 035 476 6361, Communities: Vimbimbobo; Qoqo; Gobamahlamvu; Dumayo; Masundwini; Hlangakhulu; Mombeni; Mvuzane; Skebeza; Mpaphala; Mamba; Ezimbulungeni; Kwa Ntuli; Kwa Mhlongo. Institutions: Holy Childhood Sisters, Tel & Fax: 035 476 6262, Pre-Primary School and Creche. Sunday Mass – Mbongolwane: 09h00

20. MELMOTH. 1955. St Pius X Catholic Church, Address: 02 Main Road, Melmoth, 3835;
PO Box 26, Melmoth 3835. Tel: 035 450 2258. Communities: Mkhindini; Ndundulu; Mfanefile; Nkwenkwe; Makhasaneni; Hospital KwaMagwaza.
Sunday Mass – Melmoth: 08h00

21. MONDLO. 1967. St Raphael Catholic Church. Address: A 444 Nzima Road, eMondlo, 3105; PO Box 381, eMondlo, 3105. Tel 034 933 2364. Communities:Mphazima; Kandaspunt; Haladu; Shalala; KwaMhlongo; Mvunyane 2; Mvuzini; Ntababomvu; Ezidulini; Esigodini; Qweqwe. Sunday Mass – Mondlo: 08h00

22. MTHUNZINI. 1953. Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Address: 10 William Street, Mthunzini, 3867; PO Box 25, Mtunzini 3867. Tel: 035 340 1644 / 340 1034. Sunday Mass – 08h00

23. NGOME. 1992. Tabernacle of the Most High Marian Shrine, Address: nr. 123 Lot 4 of Sub A, Langgewacht 275, GPS Co-ords: S 27°51,316’ E 31°27, 223’; PO Box 1186, Vryheid 3100, Tel: 034 967 9120. Institution: Benedictine Sisters of Twasana,
Tel: 083 216 3600. E-mail: shrine@ngome.co.za Website: www.ngome.co.za
Sunday Mass: 10h00

24. NGWELEZANE. 1971. St Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, Address, A654 Lwanga Road, Ngwelezane Township, Empangeni, 3910; PO Box 7089, Empangeni Rail 3910. Tel: 035 794 2647. E-mail: stlwanga@webmail.co.za Sunday Mass: 08h00

25. NKANDLA. 1939. Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Address: PO Box 12, Nkandla 3855. Tel: 035 833 0051. Communities: Nomangci; Ngwegweni; Mandaba; Cholwane; Nkonisa; KwaBadala; Vungwini; Nkungumathe; Dlabe; Ndlovana; Esikhaleni; eZimambeni; Mahlayizeni. Institutions: Franciscan Nardini Sisters Convent, Tel: 035 833 0033, Fax 035 833 0317. Sunday Mass-Nkandla: 08h00

26. NONGOMA. 1926. Christ the King Catholic Church, Address: 01 Vryheid Road, Nongoma, 3950; PO Box 137, Nongoma 3950. Tel: 035 831 0215.
Communities: Bhekumthetho; Bululwane; Buxedini; Dabhazi; Ekuthokozenii; Ekuvukeni; Embilane; KwaDenge; Mpunzana; Mthwadlana; Ngwabe; KoMbuzi; Mahashini; Maphophoma; Maye; Mfemfeni; Mona; Mpuphusi; Qongqo; Qoqoda; Sibonelo; Thokazi; Thusane; Vungama, Wela. Institutions:Benedictine Sisters of Twasana Tel: 035 831 0020; Hostel (boys and girls) E-mail: ck@telkomsa.net
Sunday Mass– Nongoma: 08h00

27. NQULWANE. 2014. Uganda Martyrs Catholic Church; Nqulwane Village. Communities: Nqulwane; Okhukho; Zilulwane; Ntilingwe; Njomelwane; Sangoyane.

28. NQUTHU. 1932. St Benedict Cassino Catholic Church, Address: PO Box 9, Nqutu 3135. Tel: 034 271 0009. Communities: Dophi; Nondweni; Maphaswaneni; Belungwane; Langakazi; Mkhonjane; Ngobothi; Siqhova; Ngwebini; Hlazakazi; Hlathikhulu; Eshowe Manzimnyama; Ngendla; Maduladula; Nzimane. Institutions: Benedictine Sisters of Twasana Tel: 034 271 0161; Pre-Primary School. Sunday Mass: 08h30

29. PAULPIETERSBURG: St. Anne Catholic Church, 25 Wolmarans Street, Paulpietersburg, 3180; PO Box 58, Paulpietersburg, 3180. Tel: 034 995 1389. Communities: Bilanyoni; Mieleevlei; Tholakele; Ophuzane; Dumbe-Township; Rooipoort; Bhadeni. Sunday Mass: check parish office

30. RICHARDS BAY. 1975. St Francis Catholic Church, Address: Corner of Weigelia & Cycad Veld en Vlei, Richards Bay, 3900; PO Box 21239, Richards Bay, 3900. Tel & Fax: 035 789 1031. Communities: Meerensee; Mandlazini; Nzalabantu, Institutions: Franciscan Nardini Sisters Tel: 035 753 2587: St Francis Pre-Primary School Telefax: 035 753 2333. E-mail: stfrancisrbay@telkomsa.net. Sunday Mass – Richards Bay: 08h00

31. TWASANA. 1946. St Scholastica Catholic Church, Address: Private Bag X 9373, Vryheid 3100. Tel: 034 981 0021. Community: Dlebe. Institutions:Benedictine Sisters of Twasana; Twasana Convent School; Girls Hostel; Twasana Clinic.
Sunday Mass – Twasana: 09h00

32. ULUNDI. 2008. Kwamalusi Omuhle Catholic Church, Address: 1311 Unit C, Ulundi 3838; PO Box 574 Ulundi 3838 Tel: 035 870 2109,
E-mail: kwamalusi.omuhle@telkomsa.net. Communities: Makhosini, Mpungamhlophe, Ekujulukeni, Hlophekhulu, Zondela, Mabedlane, Lomo. Sunday Masses – Ulundi: 08h00

33. VRYHEID. 1951. St Thomas More Catholic Church, Address: 97 Landdrost Street; P/Bag X9303 Vryheid 3100. Tel & Fax: 034 982 2432. Communities:Coronation, Hlobane, Neckerfarm, Ntabankulu, Nyathi, Sheepersneck, Shoba, Skolberg Lakeside. Institutions: Franciscan Nardini Sisters Convent, Tel: 034 981 6158; Nardini Convent School (Primary) Tel: 034 981 6157; Pre-Primary School: Tel: 034 982 2807. E-mail: stthomasmorevryheid@telkomsa.netSunday Masses– Vryheid: 08h00

PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE

PRIEST STATION
1. BUTHELEZI, Tusokwakhe E. St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Qhudeni
2. CHAVUNGA, Victor OSB St. Thomas More, Vryheid
3. CHONDE, Raphael OSB Holy Angels, Vryheid
4. EIREINER, Leo OSB Benedictine Abbey Inkamana
5. KAMUSHISHI, Boniface OSB Benedictine Abbey Inkamana
6. KHESWA, Simphiwe OFM Sacred Heart, KwaDlangezwa
7. KHUMALO, Goodintent G. Eshowe
8. KUMALO Xolelo Thaddeus Rt St. Benedicts Cathedral, Eshowe
9. LAGLEDER, Gérard OSB Blessed Gérard Care Centre, Mandeni
10. MABASO Thabo OFM Blessed Nardini, Dlangubo
11. MACUACUA, Augustine, J. St. Paul’s, Kwambonambi
13. MASONDO, Lungisani Phakamani St Joseph, Mbongolwane
14. MAZIBUKO, Nhlanhla P. Christ the King, Nongoma
15. MBATHA Sipho J. St. Francis Xavier., Mahlabathini
16. MEYIWA, Nkululeko OMI Marian Shrine, Ngome
17. MHLONGO, Henry B M Sacred Heart, Mangethe
18. MPANZA, Aquilin M Holy Trinity, Nkandla
19. MTHIYANE, David S St. Benedict’s Cathedral, Eshowe