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Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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Leadership conference of consecrated life south africa

Francistown diocese

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Created Vicariate of Francistown in 1998 with territory taken from the diocese of Gaborone that covered the whole country.  It was elevated to Diocese on 2 October 2017.The territory of the Diocese lies north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The Diocese of Francistown comprises of the following civil districts: Central, North East, North West, Chobe, Ngamiland and Ghanzi.
The Diocese of Francistown is bounded to the East by the Archdiocese of Bulawayo and the diocese of Hwange (Zimbabwe), to the North by Livingstone diocese (Zambia) and the Vicariate of Rundu (Namibia), to the West by the Archdiocese of Windhoek (Namibia), to the South by the Gaborone diocese and to the South East by the diocese of Polokwane (Pietersburg) in South Africa.

Province of Pretoria
Patron: 
Our Lady of the Desert and St. Francis of Assisi
Area: 472 995 sq. km.
Total Population: 982 000
Catholic Population: 31 095

Appointed first Bishop of Francistown 27 June 1998, ordained Bishop 7th November 1998.

Address: PO Box 702, Francistown, Botswana
Residence: Bishop’s House, 364/5 Moffat Street, Francistown, Botswana.
Tel: 00267 241 3601
Fax: 00267 241 7183.
E-mail: 
catholicoffice@rcc.org.bw

Secretary: Fr. Onkabetse Sebokolodi
E-mail:  catholicoffice@rcc.org.bw

Right Reverend
Bishop .............................

Predecessors

  1. Bishop Franklyn Atese Nubuasah SVD, appointed to Gaborone Diocese 2019

ADMINISTRATION

VICAR GENERAL:Very Rev. Fr. Mosalagae Anthony Ngwenya, PO Box 36191, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 9584.E-mail: vgcuria_diofra@outlook.com
SECRETARY: Fr. Onkabetse Sebokolodi, PO Box 702, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 3601 (Office); Tel: 00267 241 3488. Cell: 00267 7160 9509. E-mail: catholicoffice@rcc.org.bw
AIDS OFFICE: Ms. Judith Jackson (Coordinator) PO Box 702, Francistown. Tel: 00267 241 3601. E-mail: catholicoffice@rcc.org.bw
BIBLE APOSTOLATE: Fr. Sylvester Kaemana, PO Box 112, SEROWE, Botswana. Tel: 00267 4631 734. E-mail: boipuso16@gmail.com
CATECHITICAL OFFICE: Mrs. Angela Urio, PO Box 702, Francistown. Botswana. Tel: 00267 7155 3278.E-mail: urioangela@yahoo.com.
EDUCATION AFFAIRS: Rev. Fr. Onkabetse Sebokolodi, PO Box 702, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 3601 Cell: 00267 7160 9509. E-mail: fronkabetse@gmail.com
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR: Fr Mosalagae Anthony Ngwenya,  PO Box 702, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 3601. Cell: 00267 77 536 611. E-mail: accounts@rcc.org.bw
JUSTICE AND PEACE: Fr. Kenneth Mokgothu, P O Box 86 Mahalapye, Botswana. Tel: 00267 4710 451. Cell: 00267 7484 0570. E-mail: kenneth_mokgothu@yahoo.com
LITURGY COMMITTEE: vacant, PO Box 702 Francistown Botswana. Tel: 00267 2413 628.
PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES: Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mokgothu: PO Box 86, Mahalapye, Botswana. Tel: 00267 4710451. Cell: 00267 7484 0570. E-mail: kenneth_mokgothu@yahoo.com
PUBLICATION: Press Secretary and Communications Coordinator, Rev. Fr. Wiecek Slawomir, PO Box 31, Francistown. Tel: 00267 240 8053. Cell: 00267 7214 2656.E-mail: swiecek63@gmail.com. 
VACATIONS DIRECTOR: Rev. Fr. Mosalagae Anthony Ngwenya, P.O. Box 702, Francistown. Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 3601, Cell: 00267 71 609 509. E-mail: stjamesparishfrancistown@gmail.com

CENTRES

1. Kanamo Centre: PO Box 143, Mahalapye, Botswana. Tel & Fax: 00267 471 0491
2. Ave Maria Counseling Center: Resident Counselor, Wame Ncube. Tel: 00267 241 6483

LAY ORGANISATIONS

1. Charismatic Renewal: Spiritual Director: Fr. Gabriel Gaie, PO Box 1661, Bobonong, Botswana. Tel: 00267 262 9500. E-mail: gabrielgaie@yahoo.com
2. Chiro Youth Movement: Spiritual Director; Fr. Mosalagae Anthony Ngwenya, P O Box 36191, Metsef, Francistown. Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 9584, Cell: 00267 77 536 611.
3. Christian Life Community (CLC): Spiritual Director: Rev. Bro. Charles Ashun, SVD, PO Box 209, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 3927. Cell: 00267 7395 6389. E-mail: nyameyie@rcc.org.bw
4. Sacred Heart Sodality: Spiritual Director: Fr Gabriel Gaie, PO. Box 1661, Bobonong, Botswana. Tel 00267 262 9500.
5. St. Mary Guild: Spiritual Director: Fr Sylvester Kaemana. PO Box 112, Sereowe, Botswana. Tel 00267 463 1734.
6. St. Anne’s Sodality: Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Kenneth Mokgothu, PO Box 86, Mahalapye, Botswana. Tel: 00267 471 0451.
7. St. Joseph’s Sodality: Spiritual Director: Fr. Emil Sungey, P O Box 390, MasungaTel: 00267 248 9644,
8. Youth chaplain:  Sr Bernadette Masekamela.SC. P O Box 5, Palapye. Tel: 492 1351. Cell: 00267 71 554 026.
9.Young Adults: chaplain: Rev.Fr Onkabetse Sebokolodi. P O Box 702 Francistown.Tel: 00267 241 3601 Cell: 00267 72 940 982
10. Choir: chaplain: Rev.Fr Gabriel Tanki Batere.OMI, P O Box 5 Palapye, Tel: 492 1351

INSTITUTIONS

1. Mater Spei College: Private Bag F12, Francistown, Botswana.
Manager: Rev Fr. Tomasz Trojan SVD. Tel: 00267 241 2283. Cell: 00267 7263 7933.
School Head: Mr. Jabulani Munyere Tel 00267 241 2283 / 241 2726
Bursar: Rev. Bro Charles Ashun, SVD Tel: 00267 241 2283.
Chaplain: Rev. Fr Francis Mligo. Tel: 00267 241 2283

2. St. Kizito Secondary School: PO Box 702 Francistown. Tel: 00267 240 5149. Cell: 00267 7256 5292, E-mail: stkizito@rcc.org.bw
 Headmaster: Macdonald Masvosva . Tel: 00267 240 5149.

PRE-SCHOOLS

1. Corpus Christi Pre-School: P O Box 390, Masunga, Botswana. Tel: 00267 298 9644.
2. Little Friends Center for Orphaned Children: PO Box 112 Serowe, Botswana.
3. Marang Day Center: PO Box 112 Serowe, Botswana. Tel: 00267 463 0357.
4. Modisa Yo O Molemo Pre-School: PO Box 908, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 6170.
5. Our Lady of the Desert Pre-School: PO Box 31, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 2773 / 241 3488.
6. Small Paradise Pre-School: PO Box 7, Selebi-Phikwe, Botswana. Tel: 00267 261 0474.
7. St. Agnes Pre-School, POBox 497, Maun, Botswana
8. St. Augustine’s Pre-School: PO Box 497, Maun, Botswana. Tel: 00267 686 0398.
9. St. Bridget’s Pre-School: PO Box 19, Shashe, Botswana. Tel: 00267 248 4285.
10. StJames Pre-School: PO Box 702, Francistown. Tel:00267 241 3601
11. St. Mary’s Pre-school: PO Box 38, Sebina, Botswana. Tel: 00267 298 1207.
13. St. Patrick’s Pre-School: PO Box 86, Mahalapye, Botswana

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

1. Our Lady of the Desert Primary School: PO Box 31 Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 3433.
2. St. Arnold’s English Medium Primary School: PO Box 428, Tonota, Botswana. Tel: 00267 248 0194
3. St. Gabriel’s Primary School: PO Box 2276, Serowe, Botswana. Tel: 00267 463 0357.
4. St. Patrick’s Primary School: PO Box 86, Mahalapye, Botswana. Tel: 00267 471 0451.

RELIGIOUS HOUSES FOR MEN

1. Divine Word Missionaries (SVD):
1. Provincial House:
 Inchwe River Plot No. 3, PO Box 209, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 6390 (Prov), Tel: 00267 241 3927, Fax: 00267 240 3696. E-mail: svd.bots@info.bw Website: www.svdbotswana.com.
Very Rev. Fr. Gabriel Afagbegee, SVD. (Provincial Superior)
Fr Donatus Simbolon (Treasurer)

CONVENTS

1. MISSIONARY DAUGHTERS OF CALVARY (CMfC):PO Box 579 Kasane Tel: 00267 625 2631

2. Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS): PO Box 31, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 2288, Fax: 00267 241 7411. E-mail: hsconvent@botsnet.bw. Sr Matthew Raji Elizabeth (Local Leader)

3. NEW EVANGELIZATION SISTERS (NES): PO Box 19, Shashe, Botswana Tel: 00267 248 4960. Sr. Mary Tansi Nonyelim Asoebo (Superior)

4. SISTERS OF CALVARY (SC):
 1. PO Box 702, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 3628. Sr. Gemma Mohamadi(Superior)
2. PO Box 96, Mahalapye, Botswana. Tel: 00267 471 0296. Sr. Sylvia Mogampane (Superior)
3. PO Box 370, Palapye, Botswana. Tel: 00267 492 0655. Sr. ………………. (superior)

4. SISTERS OF OUR LADY OF APOSTLES (OLA):
1. PO Box 1848, Maun
. Tel: 00267 686 5564 E-mail: olasisters@rcc.org.bw. Sr. Bernadette Diane McCarthy (Superior)
2. Francistown Community,
PO Box 702, Francistown. Tel: 00267 240 5149. Sr Benedicta Asomontsi.OLA (superior)

5. URSULINE SISTERS OF THE ROMAN UNION:
1. St Gabriel’s Mission,
PO Box 685, Serowe, Botswana. Tel & Fax: 00267 463 0492. E-mail: lizmarkham44@gmail.com. Sr Elizabeth Markham (Leader)

PARISHES

1. FRANCISTOWN: Our Lady of the Desert Cathedral (1954): Plot 249 Light Industrial Area, Sam Nujoma Road; PO Box 31, Francistown, Botswana Tel: 00267 241 3488,Fax: 00267 241 6544. E-mail: oldcathedral.ft@gmail.com English Mass 8:00am, Setswana. Outstations: Borolong, Mathangwane, Shashemooke and Makobo.

2. BOBONONG: Pelo e Boitshepo Catholic Mission (2004). PO Box 1661, Bobonong, Botswana. Tel: 00267 262 9500. Mass: 10:00am.

3. FRANCISTOWN: St. James Catholic Church (2005). Plot 11645 Goldmine Street, Block 8; PO Box 30528, Metsef, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 9584E-mail: stjamesparishftown@gmail.com English Mass 8:00am, Setswana 10:00am.

4. FRANCISTOWN-Donga: Modisa Yo O Molemo (1988). PO Box 908, Francistown, Bostwana. Tel: 00267 241 6170. Plot 5886 Kaunda Crescent, Donga. Mass: English 8:00am, Setswana 10:00am. Outstations: Tsamaya, Siviya, Jakalas no.2, Matsiloje, Senyawe, Matshelagabedi.

5. GHANZI: St Anne’s Catholic Mission (2002). PO Box 250, Ghanzi. Tel: 00267 659 7674. Plot 972 Kgaphamadi Ward. English Mass 8:00am, Setswana 10:00am Outstations: Tshootsa, Charles Hill, Karakubis, Nojane.

6. GUMARE:St. Joseph’s Catholic Mission (2002). PO Box 504, Gumare. Botswana. Tel: 00267 687 4604. Plot 599 Bothatogo Ward. Mass: 10:00am. Outstations: Shakawe, Mohembo, Kaukwi.

7. KASANE: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission (2004). PO Box 579, Kasane, Botswana. Tel: 00267 625 2631. Plot 271-273. Kgaphamadi Ward. Mass: 10:00am.

8. LETLHAKANE: Holy Family Catholic Mission (2001). PO Box 1202, Letlhakane, Botswana. Location; Mokobelele Ward. Tel: 00267 297 8540. Mass: English 8:00am, Setswana 10:00am. OutstationsOrapa,Rakops, Mopipi, Mokubilo.

9. MAHALAPYE: St. Patrick’s Catholic Mission (1960). PO Box 86, Mahalapye, Botswana. Tel: 00267 471 0451, Fax: 00267 41 2415. Location; White City Ward.English mass: 7:00 am, Setswana 8:30 AM. Outstations: Mookane, Shoshong, Bonwapitse, Machaneng, and Sefhare.

10. MASUNGA: Corpus Christi (2000). PO Box 390, Masunga, Botswana. Tel: 00267 248 9644. Plot 792A.  Mass 10:00am. Outstations: Jakalas no 1, Sekakangwe.

12. MAUN: St. Augustine Catholic Mission (1982). PO Box 497, Maun, Botswana. Location; Mabudutsana Ward. Tel: 00267 686 0398.    English Mass8:00am, Setswana 10:00am.

13. PALAPYE: St. Anthony’s Catholic Mission (1967). PO Box 5, Palapye, Botswana. 532 Old Industrial Area, Lotsane Ward. Tel: 00267 492 1351. English mass8:00am, Setswana 10:00am. Outstations: Letsheng, Pilikwe, Makoro, Radisele, Ratholo,

14. SEBINA: Mary Mother of Christians (1983): PO Box 38, Sebina, Botswana. Location; Nzinba Ward.Tel: 00267 298. 1207. Mass 10:00am. Outstations: Marobela, Marapong, Nata, Sowa,Nshakazhogwe, Makaleng.

15. SEFHARE: Catholic Mission, PO Box 376, Sefhare, Botswana. Tel: 00267 494 8095. Service 9:30am.

16. SELEBI – PHIKWE: Tlhatlogong (1974): Plot2607/8 Phikwe Close; PO Box 7, Selebi – Phikwe, Botswana. Tel: 00267 261 0474. English Mass 8:00am, Setswana mass 10:00am.Outstations: Mmadinare, Sefope, Mogapi, Topisi, Tobane.

17. SEROWE: St. Gabriel’s Catholic Mission (1961): PO Box 112, Serowe, Botswana. Location; Mathuba Ward. Tel: 00267 463 0357. English mass 8:00am, Setswana mass 10:00am. Outstation: Paje, New Town– St. Bakhita Church Mass; 8:00

18. TONOTA: St. Bridget’s Catholic Mission (1984): PO Box 19, Shashe, Botswana. Location; Manyanda Ward. Tel: 00267 248 4285. Mass 10:00am. Outstations: Tati Siding, Mandunyane, Foley.

19. TUTUME: St.Peter’s Catholic Mission: PO Box 541, Tutume, Botswana. Location; Mabikwe Ward. Tel: 00267 298 7079. Mass 10:00am. Outstations: Dukwi Refugee Camp, Dukwe village, Maitengwe, Mosetse.

PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE

1. AFAGBEGEE, Fr Gabriel SVD, Provincial House, PO Box 208, FRANCISTOWN, Tel: 00267 2413927, Fax: 00267 2403696 Cell: 00267 74 601 256, E-mail: gabbylionel@gmail.com
2. ATTA, Fr. Aidoo Francis, St Bridget Catholic Mission, PO Box 19 Shashe, TONOTA, Tel: 00267 248 4285, E-mail: attaaidoo@yahoo.co.in
3. GAIE, Fr. Gabriel , Sacred Heart, PO Box 1661, BOBONONG, Tel: 00267 2629 500, Fax: 00267 2619101, Cell: 00267 7212 5662, E-mail: gabrielgaie@yahoo.com
4. JALANG, Fr. Anselmus, St Joseph’s Catholic mission. P O Box 504, Gumare. Tel: 00267 687 4604
5. KAEMANA, Fr. Sylvester,St Gabriel Catholic Mission, PO Box 112, SEROWE. Tel: 00267 463 1734, E-mail: boipuso16@gmail.com
6. KERAF, Fr Hilarius Rafael Ola, St Anne’s Catholic mission, PO Box 250 ,Ghanzi, Botswana. Tel: 00267 659 7674.
7. KORNU, Fr Anthony, St Gabriel Catholic Mission, PO Box 112, SEROWE. Tel: 00267 463 1734K
8. KOZHIKADDAN, Fr. Koriakose. St. Arnold’s Primary School PO Box 428 Tonota. Tel: 00267 248 0194
9. KUSZTYB, Fr. Mateusz. Tlhatlogong Catholic Mission, PO Box 7 Selebi-Phikwe. Tel: 00267 261 0474
10. LETSATLE, Fr. Galeage Monnamongwe, Holy Family, PO Box 1202, LETLHAKANE, Tel: 00267 2978 540
11. LUMAMBA Fr, Earnest, St. Augustine’s, PO Box 497, MAUN, Tel: 00267 6860398, E-mail: earnlums@gmail.com
12. MOKGOTHU, Fr Kenneth Bolokang, St Patrick, P.O. Box 86 MAHALAPYE, Cell: 00267 7484 0570. E-mail: kenneth_mokgothu@yahoo.com
13. MOKGOTHU, Fr. Reuben, PO Box 31, FRANCISTOWN, Tel: 00267 4630357. E-mail: reuamokgothu@yahoo.com
14. NELLUVELY, Fr. Thomas SVD, St. Arnold’s Primary School PO Box 428 Tonota. Cell: 00267 7269 4375, E-mail: tomnelluvely@gmail.com
15. NGWENYA, Fr Gaone , St Patrick’s Catholic mission, PO Box 86, MAHALAPYE, Tel: 00267 471 0451,
16. NGWENYA, Fr Mosalagae Anthony St. James Catholic Church, PO Box 36191, FRANCISTOWN, Tel: 00267 2419 584, Fax: 00267 2419584,
17. NUBUASAH, Frank Atese, SVD, Rt. Rev Bishop, Plot 14061 Tsie Street, Area W; PO Box 702, Francistown, Botswana. Tel: 00267 241 3601 (Office), E-mail: nubuasah@rcc.org.bw
18. SANTOSO, Fr. Simbolon SVD, St. Joseph, PO Box 504, GUMARE, Tel: 00267 6874604, Cell: 00267 7515 9318, E-mail: donatussvd@yahoo.com
19. SEBOKOLODI, Fr Onkabetse. Our Lady of the Desert Cathedral, PO Box 31, FRANCISTOWN. Tel: 00267 2413 488, Fax 241 6544
20. SLAWOMIR, Fr. Wiecek SVD, Our Lady of The Desert Cathedral, PO Box 31, FRANCISTOWN, Tel: 00267 240 8053, Fax: 00267 241 3488, Cell: 00267 72142656, E-mail: swiecek63@gmail.com
21. SUNGEY, Fr. Emil , Corpus Christi, PO Box 390 Masunga Tel: 248 9644 Cell: 00267 7446 4757, E-mail: fr.sungey@yahoo.co.uk
22. TANKI, Fr Gabriel Batere, St. Anthony’s, PO Box 5 Palapye. Tel 00267 492 0230
23. TIRKEY, Fr. Ajit SVD, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, PO Box 579, KASANE, Tel: 00267 2987079, Cell: 00267 7223 3809, E-mail: ajittirkeyin@yahoo.co.in
24. TOMEK, Fr. Trojan SVD, Mary, Help of Christians, PO Box 38, SEBINA, Tel: 00267 2981207, Fax: 00267 298 1207, Cell: 00267 7263 7933, E-mail: tomektrojan@hotmail.com
25. UJAN, Fr. Elfridus SVD, Tlhatlogong Catholic Mission, PO Box 7 Selebi-Phikwe. Cell: 00267 7188 2103, E- mail: Ujan2001@yahoo.co.uk
26. VARGHESE, Fr George, St Peter’s Catholic Mission. P O Box 541 Tutume, Tel: 00267 298 7079
27. WATU, Fr Hubertus, St Joseph’s Catholic mission. P O Box 504, Gumare. Tel: 00267 687 4604

PRIEST ELSEWHERE

PRIEST AREA
1. KWELAGANO, Fr. Elmar Botswana

REVEREND BROTHERS IN THE DIOCESE

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PRIEST AREA
1. ASHUN, Charles, SVD Mater Spei College, Francistown

SISTERS IN THE DIOCESE

SISTER AREA
1. ASOMONTSI, Sr Benedicta.OLA MAUN
2. BALIMA, Sr Pascalina.OLA KASANE
3. GWENJERE, Sr. Bhekinkosi, CMfC SEFHARE
4. GYAN, Sr. Doris Benneh, OLA KASANE
5. IRRIGWE, Sr. Veronica, NES MAUN
6. KEBAKILE, Sr. Bame, SC TONOTA
7. McCarthy, Sr. Bernadette Diane, OLA FRANCISTOWN
8. MARKHAN, Sr Elizabeth Markhan, OSU MAUN
9. MASOKO, Sr Kgomotso.SC SEROWE
10. MASEKAMELA, Sr. Bernadette, SC PALAPYE
12. MASIE, Sr. Gofaone, SC FRANCISTOWN
13. MEKGWE, Sr. Diphana, SC PALAPYE
14. MFULWANE, Sr Onalenna.SC PALAPYE
15. MOGAMPANE, Sr. Sylvia, SC FRANCISTOWN
16. MOHAMADI, Sr Gemma.SC FRANCISTOWN
17. MOKGANELWA,Sr Kgalaletso.SC MAHALAPYE
18. MOTSUMI, Sr. Goitsemodimo, SC TONOTA
19. MITIZIRA, Sr Glotilda MAUN
20. NONYELIM, Sr. MaryTansi, NES FRANCISTOWN
21. NTLOLE, Sr Patricia.SC FRANCISTOWN
22. NWADIKE, Sr. Cynthia Shirley, OLA FRANCISTOWN
23. RAJI, Sr Matthew, SpS FRANCISTOWN
24. SANTANDER, Sr. Justina, SSpS MAUN
25. SEJALLWANE, Sr Kebabonye.SC SEROWE
26. SZATKOWSKA, Sr Iwona Joanna.SSpS
27. UMODO, Sr Agnes.OLA
28. ZNIDARSIC, Sr Fani.OSU

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