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APOSTOLIC NUNCIATURE
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SACBC Dioceses
Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

LCCL (SA)
Leadership conference of consecrated life south africa

 Kroonstad Diocese

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Until 1924 this territory formed part of the Kimberley Vicariate. By a decree dated 26 November 1923, the Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide erected the northern half of the Orange Free State into a Prefecture and entrusted its care to the German Province of the Holy Ghost Fathers. On 24 March 1924, the Very Rev Leo Klerlein, CSSp, was appointed first Prefect Apostolic. On 8 April 1935, Kroonstad was constituted a Vicariate and Mgr Klerlein appointed first Vicar Apostolic.
In February 1948 the Eastern part was separated and constituted as the Bethlehem Vicariate; the Western part kept the name of Kroonstad Vicariate. In March 1948, Rt. Rev Mgr G Van Velsen, OP was appointed Apostolic Administrator of this territory which was entrusted to the Dominican Fathers of the Dutch Province.
When the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy was established in South Africa on 11 January 1951, the Vicariate became known as the Diocese of Kroonstad.
The Diocese comprises the civil districts of Kroonstad, Virginia, Theunissen, Welkom, Odendaalsrus, Allanridge, Bothaville, Viljoenskroon, Parys, Vredefort, Koppies, Sasolburg, Heilbron, Hennenman, Ventersburg and parts of Winburg, and Hoopstad, Wesselsbron

Province of Bloemfontein
Patron: 
St Patrick
Area:
 30 288 sq. km.
Total Population: 938 318
Catholic Population: 40 432

Appointed Bishop 01 April 2011. Ordained, 25th June 2011.

Address: PO Box 129, Kroonstad 9500.
Residence: Bishop’s House, The Peak.
Tel: 056 212 6639
Fax: 056 212 7705
E-mail: 
bishop.krd@act.co.za/pholidaykroonstad@gmail.com

Chancellor: Fr. Rasello Molahlehi Michael
E-mail:  mikerasello@gmail.com

Right Reverend
Bishop Peter Holiday

 


PREDECESSORS

  1. Rt. Rev Leo Klerlein, CSSp was first Vicar Apostolic of Kroonstad 8 April 1935. He died 22nd May 1950.
  2. Rt. Rev Bishop G van Velsen, OP, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Kroonstad (11 January 1951) retired 15 November 1975, He died on 3 March 1996 in Holland.
  3. Rt. Rev. Bishop J.L Brenninkmeijer, OP, second Bishop of the Diocese of Kroonstad. (24th July 1977). He died 2nd July 2003.
  4. Rt. Rev Bishop S. Brislin, third Bishop of the Diocese of Kroonstad. Ordained Bishop 28th January, 2007. Transferred to the Archdiocese of Cape Town on 7th February, 2010.

ADMINISTRATION

VICAR GENERAL: Fr. M. Lisene. PO Box 40026, Motsethabong 9463 / PO Box 30286, Moreskof 9462. Parish Tel: (057) 396 3145 / Presbytery Tel: (057) 392 1310. Email: lisenemv@gmail.com.
CHANCELLOR: Fr. M. Rasello. PO Box 532, Kroonstad 9500. Cell: 0730269483. Email: mikerasello@gmail.com.
DIOCESAN SECRETARY: Ms. Nicolette, The Peak, PO Box 129, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 056 212 6639, Fax: 056 212 7705. E-mail: bishop.krd@xsinet.co.za
ASSOCIATE JUDICIAL VICAR: Appointment Pending.
CATECHETICAL COMMISSION:  Fr. M.M. Rasello. PO Box 532, Kroonstad 9500. Cell: 0730269483. Email: mikerasello@gmail.com.
CATECHETICAL DIOCESE COORDINATOR: P. Mngomezulu. Cell: 0739997514. Email: patricmngomezulu7@gmail.com
LITURGICAL COMMISSION: Pending
COMMISSION FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE : Chairman: Fr. P. Anyanwu. PO Box 146, Odendaalsrus 9480. Tel & Fax: (057) 354 1518. Cell: 082 5333 633. E-mail: chidoroa@yahoo.com
Diocesan Coordinator: Mr. T. Dimema. Cell: 078538 2658. Email: tebzadimema@gmail.com
COMMISSION FOR MINISTRIES: Pending.
COMMITTEE FOR PRISON: Pending
ARMY CHAPLAIN: Fr Ntuli.
COMMITTEE FOR EVANGELISATION: Fr. E. Ohdiambo MHM, PO Box 752, Parys. 9585. Tel: 056 817 6153, Fax: 056 817 2635. Cell, 063 418 0135. E-mail: ephraimodhiambo@hotmail.com
DIOCESAN DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Fr. K. L. Aneke MSP. PO Box 71, Virginia 9430.Tel & Fax: (057) 212 3216. Cell: 072 809 2384. Email: fadakrismsp@yahoo.com
DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL: Pending Chairperson: Information Pending
DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE: Fr. M. P. Hlomola. PO Box 71, Winburg 9420. Tel & Fax: (051) 881 0220. Cell: 072 507 4018. Email: mhlomola@gmail.com
PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES, BISHOP’S LENTEN APPEAL:
 Director: Fr. S.P. Giles MHM. PO Box 532, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 056 212 2819, Fax: 056 212 8642.Cell: 072 2548 921. E-mail: katkerk@act.co.za  Vocations’ Commission: Fr. J.F. Doran MHM. PO Box 54, Viljoenskroons 9520. Tel: (O56) 343 2011. Cell: 078 774 5127

CHAPLAINCIES

1. Chaplain to St Dominic’s College – Welkom: Fr M. Badenhorst OP, PO Box 198, Welkom 9460. Tel: 057 352 6944, Fax: 057 352 7479. Cell: 082 5512 394. E-mail: welkom@zaop.org.
2. Groenpunt Prison: Fr. S. Ponje MHM, PO Box 204, Sasolburg, 1947. Tel: 016 976 4043 Fax: 016 976 1117. E-mail: vespom79@gmail.com.
3. Hennenman Prison: Fr. L. Aneke MSP. PO Box 71, Virginia. 9430. Tel & Fax: 057 212 3216, Cell: 072 8092 384. E-mail: fadakrismsp@yahoo.com.
4. Kroonstad Vooruitsig Prison: Fr. J. Doran, PO Box 54, Viljoenskroon.9520. Tel: 056 343 2011, Cell: 078 774 5127.
5. Odendaalsrus Prison: Rev. T. Chuma OP, PO Box 198, Welkom 9460. Tel: 057 352 9977. E-mail: tomchuma@yahoo.com .
6. Parys Prison: Fr. E. Omollo MHM, PO Box 752, Parys 9585. Tel: 056 817 6153, Fax: 056 817 6153. Cell: 072 8485 449. E-mail: emmanuel.omollo@yahoo.com 
7. SANDF Kroonstad Camps & Prison Warders’ Training College: Fr J Doran, PO Box 54, Viljoenskroon 9520. Tel: 056 343 2011. Cell: 078 7745 127.
8. St Francis Haven for the Aged: Pastoral care given by St Dominic’s Catholic Church, PO Box 198, Welkom 9460. Tel: 057 352 6944, Fax: 057 352 7479.
E-mail: welkom@zaop.org
9. Ventersburg Prison: Fr. M. Ntomane, PO Box 71, Winburg 9420. Tel & Fax 051 881 0220. E-mail: mentomane@yahoo.co.uk
10. Virginia Prison: Fr. L. Aneke MSP, PO Box 71, Virginia 9430. Tel & Fax: 057 212 3216. Cell: 072 8092 384. E-mail: fadakrismsp@yahoo.com.
11. Winburg Prison: Fr. M. Ntomane, PO Box 71, Winburg 9420. Tel & Fax 051 881 0220. E-mail: mentomane@yahoo.co.uk

LAY ORGANISATIONS

1.Catholic Nurses Guild Kroonstad: Fr. M Rasello, PO Box 30286 Moreskof, 9462. Tel: 057 396 3145, Cell: 073 0269 483.
2. Catholic Nurses Guild Welkom: Fr M. Rasello, PO Box 30286, Moreskof 9462. Tel: 057 396 3145, Cell: 073 0269 483.
3. Catholic Women’s League: Diocesan Director: Fr M. Rasello, PO Box 30286 Moreskof 9462. Tel: 057 396 3145, Cell: 073 0269 483.
4. Diocesan Aids Management Committee: Sr. O Ogbeide SND, PO Box 476, Kroonstad 9500 Tel: 056 215 1003, Fax: 056 215 2122, Cell: 078 7183 382. E-mail: obehisnd@lantic.net.
5. Knights of Da Gama: Chaplain: Fr M. Badenhorst OP, PO Box 198, Welkom 9460.
Tel: 057 352 6944, Fax: 057 352 6944. Cell: 082 5512 394. E-mail: welkom@zaop.org
6. Sodality of the Catholic Men of St Joseph: Chaplain: Fr. J. Doran MHM, PO Box 54, VIljoenskroon, 9520. Tel: 056 343 2011, Cell: 078 7745 127.
7. Sodality of the Sacred Heart: Chaplain: Fr M Lisene, PO Box 583, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 076 1286 271.
8. Sodality of the Women of St Ann: Chaplain: Fr. M. Rasello, PO Box 30286, Moreskof 9462. Tel: 057 392 1310, Fax: 057 392 1643, Cell: 073 0269 483. E-mail: mike.rasello@vodamail.co.za.
9. St. Stephen’s Altar Servers:
 Fr. E. Omollo MHM, PO Box 752, Parys 9585. Tel: 056 817 6153, Fax: 056 817 2635, Cell: 072 8485 449. E-mail: emmanuel.omollo@yahoo.com 
10. Youth Chaplain & Diocesan Co-ordinator: Chaplain: Fr. M. Hlomola, PO Box 30286, Moreskof 9462. Tel: 057 392 1310, Fax: 057 932 1643, Cell: 060 6654 552. E-mail: mhlomola@gmail.comRELIGIOUS MEN
11. Dominican Community: St Dominic’s Community, 87 Jan Hofmeyr Road; PO Box 198, Welkom 9460. Tel: 057 352 8994, Fax: 057 352 6944. Fr Martin Badenhorst (Superior), Cell: 083 570 8543. E-mail: martinb@zaop.orgMissionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Kris Aneke, MSP, c/o St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Virginia, 29 Toring street; P.O. Box 71, Virginia 9430. Free State. Tel: 057 212 3216, Fax: 086 2460 841. Cell: 072 8092 384. E-mail: fadakrismsp@yahoo.comMill Hill

Missionaries:
1. 21 George Grey Street, PO Box 204, Sasolburg 9570. Tel: 016 976 4043, Fax: 016 976 1117.
2. 58 Phillip Street, PO Box 752, Parys 9585. Tel: 056 817 6153, Fax: 056 817 2635.

Fr. Emmanuel Omollo MHM, E-mail: emmanuel.omollo@yahoo.com
3. 77 Englebrecht Street, PO Box 54, Viljoenskroon. 9520. Tel: 056 343 2011.
4. 6 Moll Street, PO Box 532, Kroonstad. 9500. Tel: 056 212 2819, Fax: 056 22 8642. Cell: 072 2458 921. E-mail: katkerk@act.co.za

CONVENTS

1. Dominican Sisters (KWT): St Joseph’s Convent, PO Box 88085, Bronville 9473. Tel: 057 394 1133.

2. Sisters of Notre Dame: 1. 16 Turner Street, Kroonstad 9501; POBox 476, Kroonstad, 9500. Tel: 056 215 1003. E-mail: sndkroon@act.co.za.

3. CuvillyCommunity,Maokeng: 3604 Constantia, 9499; PO Box 476, Kroonstad, 9500. Tel: 056 218 1654. E-mail: snd@lantic.net.

4. Franciscan Sisters of Siessen: 655 Kgotsong Township, Bothaville. PO Box 859, Bothaville, 9660. Tel: 056 515 7859

SCHOOLS

1.Edmund Rice School: c/o PO Box 574, Welkom.9460. Tel & Fax: 057 396 2221. Little Flower Pre-School: Hani Park, PO Box 88017, Bronville, 9473
2. Mmakhotso Pre-School: PO Box 40026, Motsethabong 9463. Tel: 057 383 0211. Tel: 057 396 3145.

3. Mmamohau Pre-School: PO Box 40026, Motsethabong 9463. Tel: 057 355 1482, Northern Free State Institute of Development: PO Box 2318, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 056 212 5775.
4. St Dominic’s College: High School: PO Box 574, Welkom 9460. Tel: 057 352 3905, Fax: 057 353 4631.
Primary School: PO Box 382, Welkom 9460. Tel: 057 352 2686, Fax: 057 357 1021. Pre-Primary School: PO Box 382, Welkom 9460. Tel: 057 352 3279.
5. St Peter Claver High School: PO Box 62, Kroonstad. 9500. Tel: 056 212 2302, Fax: 056 212 2303.
6. St Peter Claver R C Intermediate School: 6148 Constantia, PO Box 5039, PO Lengau, Kroonstad 9503. Tel: 056 214 1211, Fax: 056 218 2440.
7. St. Mary’s Creche: 655 Khotsong Township, PO Box 859, Bothaville, 9660. Tel: 056 515 7859
8. Thabiso Skills Development Centre: ISS Building, Pres. Steyn No 2. PO Box 122, Welkom 9460. Tel: 057 356 0004.

PARISHES

1. ALLANRIDGE/ NYAKALLONG. St Peter the Apostle 1989, Nyakallong Township, PO Box 19, Allanridge 9490. Tel: 057 361 0030. Mass times: information pending.

2. BOTHAVILLE/ KHOTSONG. St Mary 1939. 655 Khotsong Township, PO Box 859, Bothaville 9660. Tel: 056 515 7859. Mass times: Sun; 10h30.

3. DENEYSVILLE/ REFENGKHOTSO: St. Cornelius 1999. PO Box 204, Sasolburg.1947. Tel: 016 976 4043. Fax: 016 976 1117

4. EDENVILLE/ NGWATHE. St Thomas Aquinas 1990. 635 Ngwathe, Edenville 9535; PO Box 385, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 076 1286 271. Mass Times: Information Pending.

5. HEILBRON/ PHIRITONA. St Theresa 1930. 333 Nthaka Street, Phiritona Township, Heilbron 9650; PO Box 204, Sasolburg, 1947. Tel: 016 976 4043, Fax: 016 973 1117.

6. HENNENMAN/ PHOMOLONG. St. Francis de Sales 1973. 10001 Phomolong Township, Hennenman 9446; PO Box 1811, Virginia 9430. Tel & Fax: information pending.

7. HOOPSTAD/ TIKWANA: St John Bosco 2008. 2139/2140 Tikwana, Hoopstad. PO Box 403, Wesselsbron, 9860. Tel: 083 621 6391. Mass times: 08h00 / Third Sunday 11h00.

8. KOPPIES/ KWAKWATSI. St Odilia 1930. Kwakwatsi Township, Koppies 9540; PO Box 752, Parys 9585. Tel: 056 817 6153, Fax: 056 817 2635.

9. KROONSTAD. Cathedral Church of St Patrick 1904, 6 Moll Street, PO Box 532, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 056 212 2819, Fax: 056 212 8642. Mass times: Sun: Summer: 08H00, Winter: 08h30.

10. KROONSTAD/ BRENTPARK. SS Peter and Paul 1961. Abdul Street, Brentpark, PO Box 532, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 056 212 2819, Fax: 056 212 8642. Mass times: Summer; 09h45. Winter; 10h15

11. KROONSTAD/ MAOKENG. St Peter Claver 1916. 1363 Seeisoville; PO Box 385, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 073 026 9483. Mass Times: Information Pending. Outstations: Passie, Edenville, Panorama, Heuningspruit. Institutions: St Peter Claver RC School, PO Box 5039, Kroonstad 9503. Tel: 056 214 1211. Mass times: Sat: 17h00. Sunday: 09h00.

12. KROONSTAD/ MAOKENG. St Albert the Great 1987, 398 Gelukswaarts; PO Box 385, Kroonstad 9500. Tel: 073 026 9483. Mass times: Sunday: 08h00 & 10h00.

13. ODENDAALSRUS. St Paul 1961. 36 Boshoff Street, Odendaalsrus 9480. Tel: 082 533 3633. Mass Times: Information Pending.

14. ODENDAALSRUS/ KUTLWANONG. St Luke 1957, Kutlwanong 239 Block 5; PO Box 146, Odendaalsrus 9480. Tel: 082 533 3633. Mass Times: Information Pending.

15. ORANJEVILLE. St. Clementine Anuarite Martyr Congo 2002. PO Box 204 Sasolburg 1947. Tel: 016 976 4043, Fax 016 976 1117. Mass Times: Information Pending.

16. PARYS. Visitation of Our Lady 1942. 58 Phillip Street, PO Box 752, Parys 9585. Tel: 056 817 6153, Fax: 056 817 2635. Mass Times: 08h00.

17. PARYS / TUMAHOLE. St John the Baptist 1942. Tumahole Parish, PO Box 752, Parys 9585. Tel: 056 817 6153, Fax: 056 817 2635. Mass Times: 09h00.

18. SASOLBURG. Our Lady Assumed in Heaven 1958. 21 George Grey Street; PO Box 204, Sasolburg 1947. Tel: 016 976 4043, Fax: 016 976 1117. Mass Times: 09h00.

19. SASOLBURG/ FRANS. St Francis 2005. PO Box 204, Sasolburg, 1947. Tel: 016 976 4043, Fax: 016 976 1117. Mass Times: 08h00.

20. SASOLBURG/ ZAMDELA. Martyrs of Uganda 1958. Zamdela Township, PO Box 204, Sasolburg 1947. Tel: 016 976 4043, Fax: 016 976 1117. Mass Times: 09h00.

21. THEUNISSEN/ MASILO. St Norbert 1973, 375B Masilo Township, Theunissen 9410; PO Box 71, Winburg 9420. Tel: 072 507 4018. Mass Times: Information Pending.

22. VENTERSBURG/ MAMAHABANE. St Maria Goretti 1951. Mamahabane Township, Ventersburg 9450; PO Box 71, Winburg 9420. Tel: 072 507 4018. Mass Times: Information Pending.

23. VILJOENSKROON. St Daniel 1937, 77 Engelbrecht Street; PO Box 54, Viljoenskroons 9520. Tel: 056 343 2011. Cell: 078 7745 127. Mass Times: Sat: 17h00/ Sun: 09h00.

24. VILJOENSKROON/ RAMMOLOTSI. St Paul 1937. 242 Sekwate Street, Rammolotsi,PO Box 54, Viljoenskroon 9520. Tel: 056 343 2011. Cell: 078 7745 127. Mass Times: Sun: 10h30.

25. VIRGINIA. St Augustine 1958, Cnr Highland & Government Ave.; PO Box 71, Virginia 9430. Tel & Fax: 057 212 3216. Cell: 072 8092 384. Mass Times: Sun: 09h00 & 11h00.

26. VIRGINIA/ MELODING. St Martin de Porres 1955, 128 Meloding; PO Box 1811, Virginia 9430. Tel: 0825243159. Mass Times: 10h30.

27. VIRGINIA/ MANDELA PARK. Mofumahadi wa Khotso. Some Information Pending.

28. VREDEFORT/ MOKWALLO. St Joseph the Worker 1990. Mokwallo Township, Vredefort 9595; PO Box 752, Parys 9585. Tel: 056 817 6153, Fax: 056 817 2635. Mass Times: Information Pending.

29. WELKOM. St Dominic 1951. 87 Jan Hofmeyr Road; PO Box 198, Welkom 9460. Tel: 057 352 6944, Fax: 057 352 6944. Mass times: Sat: 18h00. Sun: 09h15, 11h00 & 18h00, Institutions: St Dominic’s College/ Edmund Rice Primary School/ Thabiso Skills and Development Centre/ St Francis Haven for the Aged.

30. WELKOM/ BRONVILLE. Our Lady Cause of our Joy 1968. PO Box 88085, Bronville 9473. St Joseph’s Convent King Dominican Sisters. Tel: Information pending. Mass times: 11h00.

31. WELKOM/ MOTSETHABONG. Our Lady of the Rosary 1948, Thabong, Welkom; PO Box 40026, Motsethabong 9463 / PO Box 30286, Moreskof 9462. Tel Church: 057 396 3145 / Tel Presbytery: 057 392 1310. Mass Times: 07h30 & 10h00, Outstations: St Kizito 33348. Hani Park 9473. Mass Times: 10h00 & Matjhabeng: Mass Times: Information Pending. Institutions:Little Flower Pre-school, Hani Park. Tel: Information Pending & Mamohau Pre-school, Motsethabong. Tel: Information Pending.

32. WELKOM/ MOTSETHABONG. St Barbara 1994 Thabong, Welkom, PO Box 40026, Motsethabong. 9463/ PO Box 30286, Moreskof 9462. Tel Presbytery: 392 1310/ Cell: 079 775 1683. Mass times: Sun: 10h00. Institutions: Makgotso Pre-School, Motsethabong. Tel: Information Pending.

33. WESSELSBRON/ MONYAKENG. The Holy Name 1963, Monyakeng Township; PO Box 403, Wesselsbron 9860. Tel: 0836216391. Mass Times: 08h00 / Fourth Sunday 11h00.

34. WINBURG. Holy Ghost 1928. 36/38 de Villiers Street, PO Box 71, Winburg 9420.

35. WINBURG/MAKELEKETLA. St Joseph 1926, 1023 Makeleketla Township; PO Box 71, Winburg 9420.Tel: 072 507 4018. Mass Times: Information Pending.

PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE

PRIESTS  STATION
1. ANEKE, Kris MSP VIRGINIA
2. ANYANWU, Patrick ODENDAALSRUS/ KUTLWANONG/ ALLANRIDGE
3. BARASA, Gabriel MHM VILJOENSKROON/ RAMOLOTSI/ BOTHAVILLE/ KHOTSONG
4. CHOMANE, Thabo MONYAKENG/ TIKWANA
5. DORAN, John MHM VILJOENSKROON/ RAMOLOTSI/ BOTHAVILLE/ KHOTSONG
6. GILES, Stephen MHM KROONSTAD/ BRENTPARK
7. HLOMOLA, Modise WINBURG/ MAKELEKETLA/ MASILO/ MAMAHABANE
8. HOLIDAY, Peter Rt Rev Bishop KROONSTAD DIOCESAN OFFICE/ CATHEDRAL
9. LISENE, Molibeli MOTSETHABONG
10. MOETI, Tebello MOTSETHABONG
11. MOKETE, Vincent OP MOTSETHABONG
12. MOKHOAMATHE, Molula WEKLOM
13. MVULA, Lucky WINBURG/ MAKELEKETLA/ MASILO/ MAMAHABANE
14. MWALE, Mike OP MAOKENG/ NGWATHE
15. NDICHIA, Anthony MHM WELKOM/ BRONVILLE
16. NTOMANE, Moshoeshoe ZAMDELA/ FRANS/ PHIRITONA
17. NTULI, MELODING/ PHOMOLONG
18. OHDIAMBO, Ephraim MHM KROONSTAD SANDF
19. PONJE, Sylvester MHM PARYS/ TUMAHOLE/ MOKWALLO/ KWAKWATSI
20. RASELLO, Michael SASOLBURG/ DENEYSVILLE/ ORANGEVILLE
21. MAOKENG/ NGWATHE
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PERMANENT DEACONS

DEACON STATION
LESENYEHO, Simon

MAOKENG

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