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Gaborone diocese

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On 24 April 1959, Bechuanaland was constituted as a Prefecture Apostolic and confided to the care of the Passionist Congregation (St. Patrick’s Province, Ireland). On the August 1966 it became the Diocese of Gaborone.

Province of Pretoria
Patroness: 
Our Lady of Sorrows
Area: 174 821 sq. km.
Total Population: 1 128, 084
Catholic Population: 87 659

Appointed Bishop of Francistown on 27th July 1998, ordained 07th November 1998. Appointed Bishop of Gaborone 06th June 2019.

Address: PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana.
Residence: Plot 161 Queen’s road
Tel: 00267 391 2958
Fax: 00267 390 9572 / 00267 395 6970.
E-mail: nubuasah@rcc.org.bw/bishop@gaboronediocese.org

Vicar General: Very Rev Fr. Andrew G. Makgetla CP
E-mail: algmakgetla@gmail.com

Bishop-Frank-Nubuasah-SVD
Right Reverend
Bishop Frank Atese Nubuasah SVD

Predecessors

  1. Rt Rev Bishop U C J Murphy, CP, was ordained 14 September 1966 and died 27 February 1981
  2. Rt Rev Bishop Boniface Tshosa Setlalekgosi was Appointed Bishop of Gaborone 15th December 1981 he was ordained Bishop 6 March 1982, in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, Southern Africa. Retired 25th April 2009
  3. Rt Rev Bishop Valentine Tsamma Seane was Appointed Bishop of Gaborone 05th February 2009. He was ordained Bishop 25th April 2009 in Gaborone Republic of Botswana, Southern Africa. Resigned 09th August 2017

ADMINISTRATION

VICAR GENERAL: Very Rev Fr. Andrew G. Makgetla CP, PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 3912958, Fax: 00267 395 6970. E-mail: algmakgetla@gmail.com
CHANCELLOR: Very Rev Fr. Andrew G. Makgetla CP, PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 391 2958, Fax: 00267 395 6970 / 00267 390 9572.
FINANCIAL VICAR: Fr Stephen Molefi OMI, E-mail: diocesefoffice@gmail.com, Tel: +2671492099.
VICAR OF PROPERTIES: Fr Andrew Makgetla CP
COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS: Very Rev Fr Andrew Makgetla CP, Fr Stephen Molefi OMI, Fr Pako Rantutu. Fr. Benedict M. Leseteli Css.
CATECHISTS DIRECTOR: Rev. Fr. Vitalis Moji Phakisi Css, PO Box501679, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 392 2174.
ECUMENICAL AFFAIRS: PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 395 2928.
MATRIMONIAL TRIBUNAL: Fr Lawrance Pheto & Fr Stephen Molefi OMI
PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES: PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 3912958.
PRESS MEDIA : Sr. Phatsimo
VOCATION DIRECTOR: ………… PO Box 2215, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 316 4792.
There are five centres where people are trained in commercial courses, typing making of pottery ware, sewing, arts, crafts and cooking.
TIRISANYO CATHOLIC COMMISSION: – a committee for Christian Service and Development. PO Box 42, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 391 2958, Tel & Fax: 00267 395 6970. E-mail: E-mail: tirisanyo@info.bw, Coordinator: Vacant 
JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION: PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 391 2958. Chairperson: Vacant 

CLINICS

1. St Joseph: PO Box 13, Kgale, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 390 4966.
2. St Conrad’s: PO Box 20, Ramotswa, Botswana. Tel: 00267 539 0247.

CENTRES

1. St Charles Lwanga Diocesan Minor Seminary, Kgale: PO Box 2215, Gaborone, Botswana.
2. Rector: Fr Alex, Tel: 00267 316 4792.
3. Cathedral Commission School: PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana.Tel: 00267 391 2979.

PASTORAL CENTRE

1. Ave Maria Pastoral Centre: Plot 2862 Ko Kgale; PO Box 218, Gaborone. Botswana. Tel: 00267 318 2009, Fax: 00267 318 1379. E-mail: info@avemaria.co.bw Website: www.avemaria.co.bw

2. St Gasper Bertoni Retreat and Pastoral Centre: Stigmatine Community, Plot 31B Notwane Crocodile Farms, P.O. Box: 143, Gaborone, Botswana, TeL: +267 3161715, +267 3161716, Fax: +267 3161715, Website: www.stigmati.bw

LAY ORGANISATIONS

1. Chiro Youth Movement: Spiritual Director of the Diocese: Rev Fr Sello Maliehe OMI, HolySpirit Catholic Mission, PO Box 285, Mmankgodi, Botswana. Tel: 00267 394 7698
2. Christian Life Communities (CLC): Spiritual Director: Sr Margaret Masala, Moreneng Kgale. PO Box 26795, Game City, Botswana.
3. CWA: Women of St Anne: Spiritual Director: Fr Tefo Bolokwe, PO Box 131, Mochudi, Botswana. Tel: 00267 577 7203.
4. Our Lady’s Guild: Spiritual Director: Fr Stephen Molefi, OMI, PO Box V20. Ramotswa, Botswana. Tel:
5. Sacred Heart Sodality: Spiritual Directors: Fr Paul Mokhoabo, Box V20, Ramotswa, Botswana. Tel: 00267 538 0549.
6. St Anne Sodality: Spiritual Directors: ………………………
7. St Vincent de Paul Society: Spiritual Director: ………… PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: +267 395 2928

CHAPLAINS FOR UNIVERSITIES

Fr………………………. P O Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 3952928. E-mail:

MEN RELIGIOUS

APOSTLES OF JESUS (AJ): Our Lady of Holy Rosary, Thamaga. Fr Wilbroad Bimanyirwomwe AJ

CONGREGATION OF SACRED STIGMATA OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (Stigmatines) CSS:
1. Stigmatine Community & Noviciate House, 31B Dove Lane, Notwane; PO Box 143, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel & Fax: 00267 316 1715. Fr. Frank Phiri CSS (Novice Master), E-mail:   stigmatinepublications@gmail.com
2. St Bernadette Catholic Church: Gaborone West.
3. Christ The King Cathedral House, Plot 161 Queens Road; P O Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 394 7698 or 00267 3952928. FR. Benedict M. Leseteli Css,Cathedral Administrator, and Fr Davie Thawapo CSS, 3. St Bernadette Catholic Church, PO Box 501679, Gaborone West, Botswana. Tel: +267 395 6970.Fr. Vitalis Moji Phakisi CSS,mojiphakisi@yahoo.com,

DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES(SVD)
1.
Holy Cross Catholic Church, PO Box 151, Mogoditshane, Botswana. Tel: 00267 395 2536. Fr. Anthony Rebello SVD
2. Metsimotlhabe, Divine Mercy Catholic Church, PO Box 44, Mogoditshane, Botswana. Tel: 00267 3105 089. Fr ………………………SVD

MISSIONARIES OF OBLATE OF MARY IMMACULATE (OMI):
1. Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Mankgodi.
 PO Box 285, Mmankgodi, Botswana. Tel: 00267 593 0530 Fr. Sello Maliehe OMI
2. Mary Mother of Sorrow Catholic Church, Kumakwane: Fr. Joseph Morena Koetlisi OMI
3. St. Bernard’s, Taung. P . o . Box……………… Taung. Botswana, Fr. Stephen Molefi Kuenane OMI
4. Kreste Motswedi Catholic Church, Tsabong. PO Box 162, Tsabong, Botswana. Tel: 00267 654 0462 Fr. Posholi OMI and Norbert Seabata Pepenene OMI
5. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Morwa. P. o . Box……………………  Morwa. Botswana.Fr. Khotso Thabang OMI
6. St. Conrad’s Catholic Church, Ramotswa. P . o . Box v20, Ramotswa. Botswana, Fr. Paul Mokhoaba OMI
7. Maria thuso ya bakreste Catholic Church, Goodhope. P . o . Box      , Goodhope. Botswana, Fr. Martin Lekarapa OMI

CONGREGATION OF THE PASSIONISTS (CP):
1.  Forest Hill, PO Box 1216, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: +267 390 4382. Fax: +267 393 8247. Fr Emmanuel Kabinga CP (Vice Provencial)
2. St. Andrew Catholic Church, Oodi, PO Box 341, Oodi, Botswana. Tel: +267 71 554 027. Fr. Andrew G. Makgetla CP ( Vicar General).
3. Sedibeng Mission, Molepolole, PO Box 188, Molepolole, Botswana. Tel: +267 592 0259. Fr. Deusdedit Patrick Kumbani CP

CONVENTS

HOLY SPIRIT SISTERS (SSpS):
1. St. Joseph College, P O Box 13, Kgale Gaborone. Tel: 00267 395 2038. Sr. MADE MARTINI, Martina Paulina SSPS (Superior)

GOODSHEPHERD SISTERS: Bishop’s Office, P O Box 218, Gaborone. Tel: 00267 318 2009. Sr. NDHLOVU, Evelyn GSS (Superior)

MISSIONARY SISTERS, SERVANTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (SSPS): St Joseph’s Mission, PO Box 13, Kgale, Botswana. Tel: 00267 395 2038.

SISTERS OF CALVARY:
1.
“GENERALATE”, Tel: 00267 393 8105, E-mail: gwisanejo@hotmail.com Tel: +267 393 5428. Sr Josephina Mpatane (General Superior), Cell: +267 725 65292, Sr Bontle Mmolaaphalana: +26771708602, E-mail: letletse18@gmail.com, Sr Margaret Mosala: +26771732434, E-mail: neomarg16@yahoo.com, Sr Boitumelo Wadikgosi: E-mail: boiwad@yahoo.com.
2. St. Paul’s Community, Game City, Gaborone. PO Box 26795, Game City, Gaborone, Botswana. Fax: +267 393 5428. E-mail:Sr PriscaGaebuse:+26773870788, E-mail: priscakoneno@yahoo.com,Sr. Macdelyn Mosalagae : +26771761460, E-mail: macisdozah@yahoo.uk.com, Sr  Ruth Mooketsi, +26771399326, Sr Tidimalo Mswela: +26775528731, E-mail: mswelatidimalo@yahoo.com, Sr Kose Lesetedi: +26775424284, E-mail: koselesetedi@yahoo.com,
3. Noviciate, Gaborone, Botswana: PO Box 26784, Game City, Gaborone, Botswana. Fax: 00267 393 5427. Sr Lucy Monggae (directress): +26775500808,E-mail: Monggaelucy3@gmail.com, Sr Boitumelo Matlhabe: +26773914517, E-mail: bamatlhabe@yahoo.com,
4. Gaborone Cathedral Convent: P.O. Box 2198, Gaborone, Tel: +2673914315, Sr Tshepo Sengwatse (Superior), +26771615801, E-mail; stshepocarol@yahoo.com, Sr Maria Masasa: +26773896888, E-mail: Masasa.maria@yahoo.com, Sr Gosego Ntapu: +26771755590, E-mail: ntapu@yahoo.com, Sr Ellen Modisang: +26772380945, E-mail: modisangnkamo@hotmail.com, Sr Resego Keabilwe: +26774592177, E-mail: keabilwer@gmail.com, Sr Maikano Modisane: +26772958099, E-mail: maikymod@gmail.com, Sr Kaone Tshikanokane: +26774363234, E-mail: kaonetshikanokane@gmail.com.
5. St Paul’s Convent, Mochudi, PO Box 131, Mochudi, Botswana. Tel: +267 5777203. Sr Rosemary Deseko (superior): +26771714321, Sr Phatsimo Ramokgwebana: +26774409656, E-mail: phatsrams@hotmail.com, Sr Katlego Kgoreletso: +26775472760, E-mail: khettoluv@hotmail.com.
6. St. Conrad’s Convent, Ramotswa: PO Box V1391, Ramotswa, Botswana. Tel: +267 5380549, Sr Reginah Mosomane (Superior): +26771511389, E-mail: mmankomosomane@yahoo.com, Sr Constance Letselea: +26772270006, E-mail: letseleamokete@yahoo.com, Sr Rosa Moseki: Tel: +26773481072, E-mail: Rosah.mose@gmail.com, Sr Tebogo Ntsuape: +26774954324.
6. St Theresa’s Convent, Lobatse: PO Box 440, Lobatse, Botswana. Tel: +267 533 0352. Sr Reginah Koorapetse: +26772863080, E-mail:ginahkoo@gmail.com, Sr Otsetswe Musindo: +26774165432, E-mail: binaotis@live.com, Sr Masego Ramaphoi: E-mail: ramsego26@gmail.com.

SISTERS OF CHARITY OF NAZARETH
1. KANYE Thapelong Catholic Mission, P O Box 285, Kanye, Botswana. Tel: +267 544 0231. Sr. MUTHUKATTIL, Anna SCN (Coodinator)
2. LOBATSE,  P.O. Box 10298, Woodhall, Lobatse. Botswana. Tel: +267 530 1634. Sr. PINTO, Olive SCN (Contact Person)
3. METSIMOTLHABE, Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, P O Box 659, Metsimotlhabe. Botswana. Tel: +267 310 5696. Sr. CHALIL, Vinaya SCN (Contact Person)

SISTERS OF THE CROSS AND PASSION:
1. PO Box 1279, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel & Fax: 00267 394 7083. E-mail: hope@botsnet.bw. Sr. Angela Kebakile (Regional Superior)

 

PARISHES

1. GABORONE: Cathedral of Christ the King 1968. 161 Queens Road, PO Box 218, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 395 2928 (House); Tel: 00267 395 6970. Office No. & Fax. Institutions: Cathedral Commercial School.

2. BROADHURST: 1981. PO Box 40164, Broadhurst, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 397 1105. Outstations:

3. GABANE: St Peter’s Mission 1991. PO Box 146, Gabane, Botswana. Tel: 00267 394 7698.Outstations: Goo-Nku

4. GABORONE WEST: St Bernadette’s Catholic Church, PO Box 501679, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 392 2174. Outstations: Kreste Lefika. Naledi 1990

5. GOOD HOPE: Maria Thuso ya Bakreste 1996. PO Box 41, Good Hope, Botswana. Tel: 00267 540 4072. Outstations: Papatlo, Hebron, Tlhareseleele, Bethel, Phitshane Molopo, Pitsane, Metlojabe, Mokatako, St Martin’s Primary School, Mabule, Ngwatsau.

6. HUKUNTSI: St. Boniface Catholic Mission, PO Box 54, Hukuntsi, Botswana. Tel: 00267 651 0336. Outstations: Kang, Monong, Zutswa.

7. JWANENG: Lapa La Lerato 1983. Catholic Church, PO Box 583, Jwaneng, Botswana. Tel: 00267 588 0562. Sunday Masses: 8:30am (English); 10:00am (Setswana). Outstations: Betesankwe, Mabutsane.

8. KANYE: Thapelong Catholic Mission: P o Box 285 Kanye, Botswana. Tel: 00267 548 0065 Lotlhakane, Moshana, Mathethe and Ntlhantlhe

9. KGALE: St Joseph 1928. Catholic Mission, PO Box 13, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 395 2951. Institutions: St Joseph’s College. Tel: 00267 395 2038. Co-ed. Form to Cambridge O Level. Primary School – Std 1 to 7. Clinic. Outstation: Mmokolodi

10. LOBATSE: St Theresa’s Catholic Church 1929. PO Box 29, Lobatse, Botswana. Tel: 00267 533 0419. Outstations: Kgomokasitwa, Digawana. Institutions:St Theresa’s Primary School, St Theresa’s Pre-School.

11. LOBATSE: St Mary’s (Wood Hall). Institution: St Mary’s Pre-School. Outstations: Molapo wa Bojang.

12. METSIMOTLHABE: Divine Mercy 2004. PO Box 44, Mogoditshane, Botswana. Tel: 00267 310 5089 Outstation: St. Placid, Mmopane.

13. KOPONG: Sacred Heart 2013. P O Box Kopong. Botswana. Tel: Outstations: Kgope, Lentsweletau.

14. MMANKGODI: Holy Spirit Catholic Mission 2000. PO Box 285, Mmankgodi, Botswana. Tel: 00267 593 0530. Outstations: Mogonye, Manyana.

15. MOCHUDI: St Paul’s Catholic Mission 1967. PO Box 131, Mochudi, Botswana. Tel: 00267 577 7203. Outstations: Mabalane, Mathubudukwane, Modipane.

16. MORWA: Mount Carmel Catholic Mission 2014. P O Box Morwa, Botswana. Institutions: Our Lady of Carmel Primary School, Morwa. Outstation:Bokaa.

17. PHAPHANE: St. Emmanuel Catholic Mission, c/o PO Box 131, Mochudi, Botswana. Tel: 00267 5777203. Outstations: Artesia.

18. MOGODITSHANE: Holy Cross 1957. Holy Cross Catholic Mission, Mogoditshane, PO Box 151, Mogoditshane, Botswana. Tel: 00267 395 2536. Outstations: St. Placid, Mmopane.

19. MOLEPOLOLE: Sedibeng 1991, Sedibeng Catholic Mission, PO Box 188, Molepolole, Botswana. Tel: 00267 592 0259, Fax: 00267 592 0259. Outstations:Letlhakeng.

20. PHAKALANE: Good Shepherd 2009, Good Shepherd Catholic Mission, PO Box 341, Gaborone, Botswana. Tel: 00267 391 3192. Outstation:

21. RAMOTSWA: St Conrad’s Mission 1935. PO Box V20, Ramotswa Village, Botswana. Tel: 00267 539 0560. Outstations: Otse, Mogobane. Institutions: St Conrad’s Mission School, Tel: 00267 539 0265, St Conrad’s Mother and Child Welfare. Tel: 00267 539 0247, Sisters of Calvary: Tel: 00267 539 0209.

22. TLOKWENG: Tsholofelong Mission 1982. PO Box 30783, Tlokweng, Botswana. Tel: 00267 392 8029 / 391 2958. Outstation: Holy Family, Modipane.

23. TSABONG: Catholic Mission, PO Box 162, Tsabong, Botswana. Tel: 00267 654 0462. Outstations: Bogogobo,  Dek Bos, Goa, Keng, Khuis, Kolongkwaneng, Makopong, Middlepits, Werda.

24. KUMAKWANE: (Mother of Sorrow) and Outstations:

25. THAMAGA: (Our lady of Holy Rosary) and Moshupa

26. TAUNG: (St. Bernard’s Catholic Mission)Institutions: St Bernard’s Mission School, Tel: 00267 539 0246.

27. OODI: ( St. Andrew Catholic Mission) P . o . Box     Oodi, Botswana

PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE

  NAMES PARISHES / MISSIONS LOCATION  
         
1 Andrew Godiraone Makgetla CP St. Andrew  Oodi  
2  Khoma Dennis Mantu Corpus Kresti Broadhurst  
3 Pako Gabriel Rantutu Corpus Kresti Broadhurst  
4 Thatayaone Thipe St. Peter’s  Gabane  
5 Emmanuel Kabinga CP  Forest-Hill Gaborone  
6 Dave  CSS Christ the King Gaborone  
7 Benedict Mohapi Leseteli Css Christ the King Gaborone  
8 Vitalis Moji Phakisi  St. Bernadette Gaborone west  
9 Ronal Rony Dameni St. Pater’s Gabane  
10 Tshiamo Logic Makaba St. Boniface Hukuntsi  
11 Moarabi Gilbert Molefe St. Boniface Hukuntsi  
12 Foster Olator  Lapa la Lorato  Jwaneng  
13 Adolph Mpho Adonis Matshediso  Thapelong Kanye  
14 Thomas Puthukkattuchirayil cmi Thapelong Kanye  
15 Gofaone James Pheto  Sacred Heart Kopong  
16 Michael Yogo Ogweno CP Forest-Hill Gaborone  
17 Ketshepileone Puoeng St. Theresa Lobatse  
18 Lawrence Ofentse Pheto St. Theresa Lobatse  
19 Seiso Bonang Vincent Seiso Divine Mercy Metsimotlhabe  
20 Sello Samuel Maliehe OMI Maria Thuso ya Bakreste GoodHope  
21 Martin Magibisela  St. Placid Mmopane  
22 Tefo Oratile Bolokwe St. Paul Mochudi  
23 Octavianus Jawa SVD Holy cross Mogoditshane  
24 Deusdedit Patrick Kumbani CP Sedibeng  Molepolole  
25 Thabang Michael Khotso OMI Our  Lady of Mt. Carmel Morwa  
26 Frank Paul Phiri Css Notwane Notwane Novitiate
27 Johannes P. Kgaodi  Goodshephard Phakalane  
28 Mojaboswa Lephogole St. Conrad’s Ramotswa  
29 Paul Mokhoabo Khatala OMI St. Condrad’s Ramotswa  
30 Stephen Molefi OMI St. Bernard’s Taung/Ramotswa  
31 Wilbroad Bimanyirwomwe  AJ Our Lady of the Rosary Thamaga  
32 Camillus Chikezie Ogaraku Msp. Tsholofelong Tlokweng  
33 Kebitsamang Nathanael Posholi Kreste Motswedi Tsabong  
34 Liju Kalloor CMI St. Mary’s Woodhall/Lob  
35 Bakang  Malila Maria Thuso ya Bakreste GoodHope  
36 Seabata Norbert Pepenene OMI Holy Spirit Mankgodi  
37 Ian Kalumba CP Forest-Hill Gaborone  
38 Aubrey Sameeng Mawela Lusaka Zambia Rector
39 Anthony Rebello SVD Holy cross Mogoditshane  
40 Tumelo Hans Poo Css St. Benedette Gaborone west  
41 Kizito   Ramatlabama  
42 Richard   Moshupa  
43 Kelly Sankalimba CP St. Andrew  Oodi  
44 John  Le Sang SVD  Holy Cross  Mogoditshane  
45 Sello Terai OMI Holy Spirit Mankgodi  

PERMANENT DEACON IN THE DIOCESE

DEACON  STATION
1. MARUMO, David Thapelong, Kanye
2. MATSHENG, Joseph Seate MariaThuso ya Bakreste, Good Hope
3. MORUAKGOMO, Peter MariaThuso ya Bakreste, Good Hope
4. RAMASEDI, Oaitse Tsholofelong, Tlokweng

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