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Ingwavuma diocese

The truth will set you free

The Prefecture was erected by the Bull “Quoniam Praecipuas” dated 12 November 1962 and entrusted to the United States of America Eastern Province of the Order of Servants of Mary. The Prefecture was raised to the status Vicariate Apostolic by the Bull “Alacri Profecto” dated 19 November 1990. The boundries of the territory are: Mozambique and Swaziland to the North; the Indian Ocean on the East; the Diocese of Eshowe to the West and South. The Vicariate is comprised of three magisterial districts: Ingwavuma, Ubombo and Hlabisa.

Province of Durban
Patrons: 
The Good Shepherd, Our Lady of Sorrows
Area:
 12 386 sq. km.
Total Population: 746 586
Catholic Population: 25 780

Address: PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935
Residence:  Lot 51 Riverview Catholic Mission Mtubatuba
Tel: 035 550 1051

Bp House telephone number 035 – 5500418
Fax: 035 550 1062
E-mail: 
vicariatemtuba@gmail.com

Chancellor House : Lot 1579 Church avenue Riverview Catholic Mission Mtubatuba
E-mail: vicariatemtuba@gmail.com

Right Reverend Bishop
Bishop Sigfried Jwara CMM

PREDECESSORS 

  1. Rt Rev Mgr Edwin M Kinch, OSM was appointed Prefect Apostolic 13 November 1962, resigned May 1970.
  2. Rt Rev Mgr A Dennehy was appointed Apostolic Administrator by Pope Paul VI in May 1970 and resigned 1975.
  3. Rt Rev Bishop Michael M O’Shea, OSM was Appointed Prefect Apostolic 9 January 1976 and Bishop 19 November 1990. Bishop O’Shea was ordained 6 April 1991, died 30th May 2006.
  4. Rt Rev Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León IMC, Appointed Bishop 24th November 2008, ordained 18th April 2009. Appointed Bishop of Manzini and Apostolic Administrator of Ingwavuma Vicariate 29 November 2013. Took possession of the Diocese of Manzini 26 January 2014.

ADMINISTRATION

BISHOP: Bishop  Siegfried Mandla Jwara CMM, E-mail: sjwaracmm@webmail.co.za

VICAR GENERAL : Fr Bongumusa Mandlenkosi Msweli. PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935. Tel: 035 550 1051, Tel & Fax: 035 550 1062. email: bmmsweli@yahoo.com

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR:  Fr Mel Loftus OSM. melloftus@mweb.co.za

COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS: Frs Mandla Msweli, Fr Vusi Mthembu, Mel Loftus OSM, Fr TR Ntsele OSM and Fr Sifiso Mchunu OSM.

CHANCERY ADMIN:   Bhungane Radebe   –  Email:   Vicariatemtuba@gmail.com – 035-5501051/62

Vehicles (Proxy): Fr TR Ntsele E-mail:  Ntsele1233@gmail.com

VICARIATE PASTORAL COUNCIL: Mr Senso S Masuku  –  Chairperson: Mr Mlindeli N Nkabinde –  Dep Chairperson ; Ms Welile Mhlongo  –  Secretary ; Mrs Cecilia Nkosi  –  Dep Secretary ;Mr Robert V Manzini  – Add Member: Mrs Khululiwe Ngubane  –  Add Member: Mr Dumisani E Ndlozi  – Add Members:

VICARIATE FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE: Prof. L Mathenjwa, Mr L Nkabinde, Mr M Nsimbi, Mrs N Ngubane, Fr Loftus OSM and Fr V Mthembu.

VICARIATE FINANCE COMMITTEE: Bishop Mandla Jwara,  Fr Mel Loftus , Fr Sfiso Mchunu, Mr Senzo Masuku, Mr Victor Nsimbi.

VICARIAL DIRECTORS AND PROMOTORS

1. Bishop’s Lenten Appeal: Director: Rev Fr Dominic Mhlongo, P.O Box 412, Hlabisa 3937. 079 412 1902
2. Catechetics: Director: Rev Fr Dominic Mhlongo. P.O Box 412, Hlabisa 3937. 079 412 1902
3. Justice and Peace: Coordinator: Sr Lidia Danyluk, OP, Nkosinathi Community, PO Box 93, Hlabisa 3937. Tel: 035 838 1007.
4. Marriage and family life: Coordinator: Rev Fr Thasiso Masinga, OSM, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935. Tel: 035 550 1062
5. ontifical Mission Societies: Director: Rev Fr Thulani M. Ntsele, OSM, Star of the Sea, PO Box 151, Ngwanase 3973. Tel: 035 592 9923.
6. SACOP: Delegate: Fr Mafanisa M. Mthembu, OSM, Our Lady of Perpetual Help,
7. Vocations: Rev Fr BM Msweli, PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935. Tel: 035 550 1051, Tel & Fax: 035 550 1062.
8. Youth: Rev Fr Bhekokuhle Msizeni Mchunu OSM, Star of the Sea, PO Box 151, Ngwanase 3973. Tel: 035 592 9923

SOCIETIES

1. St Anne: Mrs Sarah Makhasi – PO Box 1328 – Mtubatuba 3935, Cell: 076 4238 089, ChaplainFr Daniel Nkosi  

2. Sacred Heart: Mrs Nelisiwe Ngubane, P O Box 151, Ngwanase, 3973. E-mail: ngubanenelisiwe@gmail.com, 
Chaplain:
 Fr M. Msweli 

3. St John: President: Mr MN Nkabinde, PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935.
Chaplain: Fr. Mel M. Loftus, OSM

4. Daughters of St  Anna : Ms Ntombikayise Nsele: Chaplain: Fr Raphael Mthembu

CONVENTS


1. Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: PO Box 834, Ngwanase 3973. Tel: 035 592 9922.
2. Dominican Sisters (Oakford), Nkosinathi Community, PO Box 93, Hlabisa 3937. Tel: 035 838 1007, Fax: 086 544 8427 and 086 589 4699.
E-mail: ophlabisa@metroweb.co.za

RELIGIOUS ORDER

1. Servite Communities:
1. Star of the Sea Mission
, PO Box 151, Ngwanase 3973, Kwazulu-Natal. Tel: 035 592 9923, Tel: 035 592 9922 (Mission).
2. Our Lady of Perpetual Help,PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935, Kwazulu-Natal. Tel: 035 550 1062, 035 550 1051.
3. Seven Holy Founders Community, 73 Mimosa Avenue, Mtubatuba. PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935. Tel: 035 5503205; Cell: 076 488 3780 . E-mail: ntsele1233@gmail.com, Fr Thulani Ntsele (Provincial Delegate)

SCHOOLS

Priest in charge : VG Fr Mandla Msweli
1. Malusi Omuhle Primary School: Private Bag 5036, Hlabisa 3937. Tel: 035 838 1001.
2. Star of the Sea School: Private Bag 306, Ngwanase 3973. Tel: 035 592 9920.

Parishes

1. Ingwavuma Parish: Parish Priest: Fr Thabiso Masinga, Email adress: Ourladyingwavuma@gmail.com

2. Our Lady of Ingwavuma 1948. 54 Baxter Street, PO Box 1, Ingwavuma, Zululand 3968. Tel: 035 591 0013. Outstations: Bambanana 07h00, Bomvini 12h00, Esihlangwini 07h00, Nyamane 09h00, KwaMaKhani 07h00, Kwambuzi 09h00, Lindizwe 07h00, Dedefana 12h00, Mbovini 10h00, Ndabeni 12h00, Ndumo 09h30, Madeya 09h00, Our Lady of Ingwavuma 09h00, Manyiseni 10h00

3. Ndumo Parish .  St Philip 09h30. Parish Priest: Fr. Vukani Phoseka.Email adress: ndumoingwavuma@gmail.com, P.O. Box 168, Ndumo 3965.

4. Hlabisa Parish: Malusi Omuhle (Good Shepherd) 09h30.
Parish Priest: Fr Dominic Mhlongo, Email adress:  hlabisaingwavuma@gmail.com, 1951. PO Box 412, Hlabisa 3937. Tel: 035 838 1008. Outstations: Malusi Omuhle (Cathedral) 09h30, Dukumbane 12h30, Ezibayeni 12h30, Hlambanyathi 12h30, Mabhokisi 07h00, Matshemhlophe 09h30, Mayakazi 07h00, Mgangatho 09h30 Mpembeni 07h00, Mthwadlana 07h00, Qunwane 07h00, Stezi 12h30. Phaphasi 16h00 (Fri), Manzibomvu 16h00(Fri). Institutions: Nursing Service, PO Box 48, Hlabisa 3937. Tel: 035 838 1013. Email adress: hluhluweingwavuma@gmail.com

5. Hluhluwe Parish . Our Lady of Assumption’s 08h00.
Parish Priest: Fr Daniel Nkosi, 6 Higgs Street, P O Box 475 Hluhluwe 3960. Tel: 035 562 0022. Outstations: Our Lady of Assumption 08h00, Macabuzela 08h00, Nibela 10h30, Manqoba 12h00, Mfekaye 10h00, Nkundusi 12h00 and Mduku 12h00.

6. Riverview Parish. Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Parish Priest: Fr Thulani M. Ntsele OSM, Email adressriverviewingwavuma@gmail.com, Church Ave, Riverview. Catholic Church, PO Box 23, Mtubatuba 3935. Tel: 035 550 1062, Outstations: Dukuduku 09h30, Gwabalanda 09h00, Ndlovu Village 09h00 , Nordale 07h00,  Riverview  18h00 (Sat for Sun English Mass) 07h00 (Sun for IsiZulu mass), Makhambane 07h00, Qoboshenge 09h30. Other Priests in the Community: Frs Doherty OSM, Loftus OSM

7. KwaMsane Parish. Parish Priest: Fr Mandla Msweli. TEL: 035 551 1011, Email adresskwamsaneingwavuma@gmail.comOutstations : Somkhele 08h00, Umfolozi 12h00, Emachibini 10h00, Gunjaneni 11h00 KwaMsane 08h00, Nkombose 10h00, Ntondweni 12h00,

8. Star of the Sea Parish. Parish Priest: Fr  BM Sfiso Mchunu, Email adressstaringwavuma@gmail.com, Star of the Sea 1950. PO Box 151, Ngwanase 3973. Tel: 035 592 9923. Outstations: Star of the Sea ( Main) 08H00; St Phillips (Mshudu) 08H00, St Michael ( Gazini)11H00  Nyamazane (11H00)

9. Manguzi Parish: Parish Priest: Fr Ndabenhle Mncwabe CMM, Email adress: manguziingwavuma@gmail.comOutstations : Maria Maculate ( Manguzi) 08h00, Our Lady of Wayside (Thengani ) 07H00, St Juliana (Nkumende) 11H00; St Michael ( Mvelabusha)11H00

10. St Joseph Parish: Parish Priest: Fr Mbuso  Duma CMM, Email adress: stjosephingwavuma@gmail.comOutstation:  St Joseph (main Mahlungulu )07H00 , St Johannes (Thelizolo )11H00 , St Theressa (Hlomula )10H00 , Kosibay 10H00

11. Riverview Retreat Centre: Priest in charge: Fr Mel Loftus ST LUCIA ESTUARY. St Lucia 1965.  162 McKenzie Street, PO Box 18, St Lucia Estuary 3936. Tel: 035 590 1018. Served by Frs Loftus OSM and Doherty OSM from Mtubatuba 08h00 (Sun), Wed 07h00, Fri 07h00.

12. Ubombo Parish, Parish Priest: Fr Vusi Mthembu, Email adressubomboingwavuma@gmail.com, St Alexis 1950. St Alexis, PO Box 7, Ubombo 3970. Tel: 035 595 1177.  Outstations: Cezwana 11h00, Hlalanathi 10h30, KwaMsizi (Ezintombini) 08h00, KwaSonto 13h00, Mbazwana 10h00, Mkuze 10h30, Mseleni 09h00 Nkangala 10h30 , St Alexis 08h00,

Jozini Parish: St Benedict Daswa, Parish Priest : Fr Vusi Mthembu : Email adress:  joziniingwavuma@gmail.com. Outstations: St Benedict Daswa ( Jozini ) ;Makhonyeni 16h00. Makhonyeni

RETREAT CENTRE

1. St Lucia Retreat and Training Centre. PO Box 18, St Lucia Estuary 3936. Tel: 035 590 1018. Served by Frs Loftus OSM and Doherty OSM from Mtubatuba 08h00 (Sun), Wed 07h00, Fri 07h00.

PRIESTS IN THE VICARIATE

1. Fr DOHERTY OSM, Declan M

2. Fr LOFTUS OSM, Mel M

3. Fr MASINGA OSM, Nkosingiphile M

4. Fr Sfiso Mchunu OSM

5. Fr MHLONGO,Dominic

6. Fr MKHWANAZI, Wilbert

7. Fr MSWELI, Mandlenkosi

8. Fr MNCWABE CMM, Leonard Ndabenhle

9. Fr MTHEMBU OSM, Mafanisa M

10. Fr MTHEMBU, Raphael

11. Fr MTHEMBU, Vusi

12. Fr NKOSI, Daniel

13. Fr NTSELE OSM, Thulani M

14. Fr  PHOSEKA, Vukani

15. Fr TOLAND OSM, Charles M

16.Fr TEMBE OSM, Ayanda M

17. JWARA, Siegfried

18. Mandla CMM Rev Bishop

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