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Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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Leadership conference of consecrated life south africa

 Queenstown Diocese

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On 20 February 1929, the civil districts forming the Diocese of Queenstown were separated from the Eastern Vicariate (Port Elizabeth) and entrusted to the “Pious Society of Missions” (Pallottine Fathers and Brothers). In 1947 the Holy See restored the original name given to the Society by the Founder, Saint Vincent Pallotti: “Society of the Catholic Apostolate” (Societas Apostolatus Catholici, abbreviated: “S.A.C.”).
The diocese originally comprised the districts of Queenstown, Cathcart, Stutterheim, Tarka, Hofmeyr, Glen Grey, Stockenström, Maraisburg and a part of St Mark’s. By decree of the Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide, approved by Pope Pius XII on 7 February 1952, the magisterial districts: St Mark’s, Tsomo, Ngqamakhwe, Butterworth, Dutywa, Centane and Willowvale, which, until then, had formed part of the Umtata Diocese, were incorporated into the Diocese of Queenstown.

Province of Cape Town
Patron: 
Christ the King
Area:
 24 499 sq. km.
Total Population: 2 625 000
Catholic Population: 31 500

Appointed Bishop of Queenstown on DAY/MONTH/YEAR and ordained Bishop on DAY/MONTH/YEAR.

Address: PO Box 182, Queenstown, 5320
Residence: “Mayfield” 10–12 Grey Street, Queenstown, 5319
Tel: 045 839 7325
Fax: 045 838 2209
E-mail: 
bishopqtn@telkomsa.net

Chancellor: Sr Paschaline Ndata CMDA
E-mail: paschaline51@gmail.com

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

PREDECESSORS

  1. Rt Rev Mgr Vogel SAC, († 11 May 1936).
  2. Rev Fr P Hoffend SAC, as Administrator, until 1937
  3. Rt Rev Bishop J B Rosenthal SAC, retired 2 February 1972 († 22 May 1975)
  4. Rt Rev Bishop JB Rosner SAC, retired 28 April 1984 († 8 April 1998).
  5. Rt Rev Bishop Herbert Nikolaus Lenhof SAC, Appointed Bishop of Queenstown 3 February 1984, ordained bishop: 28 April 1984. Resigned 16 November 2009.
  6. Rt Rev Bishop Michael Wüstenberg, Apostolic Administrator from 16 November 2009 to 6 August 2011.

ADMINISTRATION

VICAR GENERAL: Very Rev Fr Siphiwo Vanqa SAC
DIOCESAN CONSULTORS: Frs S. Vanqa SAC, M Mncwabe; SA Wani; D. Mbulawa; M. Madlala TOR; M. Ndau SAC.

BISHOP’S SECRETARY AND CHANCELLOR: Sr Paschaline Ndata CMDA (contact details: Diocesan Chancery) Cell: 072 052 8219. E-mail: paschaline51@gmail.com

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR: Mrs Maria Luise Nel (Contact details: Diocesan Chancery)
DIOCESAN DIRECTOR PONTIFICAL MISSION SOCIETIES: Rev Fr M. Mncwabe , Cell: 079 435 7264 c/o Cathedral Presbytery, St Francis de Sales Mission; P O Box 23, Lady Frere, 5410. E-mail: rmmncwabe@yahoo.com 
DIOCESAN DIRECTOR: Bishops’ Lenten Appeal: Rev Fr  M Mncwabe (other contact details: see above)
DIOCESAN INFORMATION OFFICE: Vacant

DEANERIES

1. Queenstown Deanery: Dean: Rev Fr Siphiwo Vanqa SAC
2. Glen Grey Deanery: Dean: Rev Fr M Mncwabe
3. Transkei East Deanery: Dean: Rev Fr D Mbulawa

DIOCESAN COMMISSIONS

1. Catechesis: Diocesan Co-ordinator: Rev Fr R Njanje SAC. P O Box 71 Whittlesea 5360. Cell: 083 368 5747. E-mail rinjackx@gmail.com
2. Liturgy: Fr T Matywatywa (contact details: Diocesan Chancery)
3. Priests Ongoing Formation: Fr Siphiwo Vanqa SAC (contact details: Diocesan chancery).
4. Vocations: Fr Sivuyile Wani (contact details:Christ the King Parish, P O Box 16, Butterworth, 4960. Tel: 047 491 4203;
Cell: 082 479 1448; E–mail: sivuyile78@yahoo.com  )
5. Youth: Diocesan Chaplain: Fr Thembalethu Matywatywa;
Holy Cross Mission, P O Box 583 Lady Frere, 5410. Cell: 078 012 2655. E-mail: mathembabotle@gmail.com
6. Education for life Diocesan Co-ordinator:  Ms Bucy Ntsuntswana (Contact details: Diocesan Chancery)
7. Caritas Queenstown Co-ordinator: Sr Felicitas Solani CMDA. PO Box 182, Queenstown, 5320. 10-12 Grey Street, Queenstown, 5319.

LAY ORGANISATIONS

1. Catholic Men’s Association: “Umanyano lwamaDodana”: Diocesan Chaplain: Rev Fr  M  Madlala TOR, Holy Family Mission, P O Box 18, Dutywa, 5000 Cell: 082 505 2475.
2. Catholic Women’s League: The Diocesan Chaplain, Rev Fr C. Zulu TOR, P O Box 23, Stutterheim, 4930, Cell: 071 837 9362.
3. Knights of Da Gama:  Fr Siphiwo Vanqa SAC (contact details: Diocesan chancery).

4. Sodality of St Anne: Diocesan Chaplain: Rev Fr D Mbulawa, Queen of Peace Parish, P O Box 34, Willowvale, 5040. Cell: 078 116 3080

5. Sodality of the Sacred Heart: Diocesan Chaplain: Fr Sivuyile Wani, Christ the King Parish, P O Box 16, Butterworth, 4960. Tel: 047 491 4203;
Cell: 082 479 1448; E–mail: sivuyile78@yahoo.com
6. Sodality of St Vincent Pallotti: Rev Fr M. Ndau SAC, P O Box 71, Whittlesea. 5360. Cell: 076 1919840, E-mail: mikendau@yahoo.com

RETREAT HOUSES AND CONFERENCE CENTRES

1. Retreat House and Youth Centre: Pallotti Farm, PO Box 2740, Komani, 5322. Tel & Fax: 045 838 1374. Cell: 084 082 1441
E-mail: pallottifarmcentre@hotmail.co.za

HOSTELS

1. St James’ Girls’ Hostel: PO Box 33, Cofimvaba, 5380. Tel: Sister Superior, Marie–Therese Convent, 047 874 0037. School Tel: 047 874 0207; Hostel Tel: 047 874 0273.

CARE INSTITUTIONS

1. Good Shepherd Crèche: PO Box 16, Butterworth, 4960. Tel: 047 491 4573. Ntaba Maria Clinic: c/o Sister Ancilla CMDA; PO Box 182,
Queenstown, 5320. Cell: 083 681 4723.

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTES OF WOMEN

1. Congregation of Our Lady, Mother of Divine Love:
1. Ntaba Maria Convent,
PO Box 875, Queenstown, 5320. Cell: 0720528219
2. Zigudu Convent, Zigudu Mission, Cofimvaba. PO Box 181, Cofimvaba, 5380.
3. Convent Butterworth, 32 Daly Street, PO Box 16, Butterworth, 4960.
4. Convent Mayfield, 12 Grey Street, Queenstown, 5319; PO Box 182, Queenstown, 5320. Tel: 045 839 7022, Sr Paschaline Ndata (Superior General)

2. Schönstatt Sisters of Mary: House Schoenstatt, 22 Rhodes Street, Cathcart, 5310. Tel & Fax: 045 843 1045. E-mail: sister.mkathleen@gmail.com

3. Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood
Catholic Mission, PO Box 33, Cofimvaba 5380. Convent Tel: 047 874 0037, School Tel: 047 874 0207, Fax: 047 874 0273.
Sr. Maria-Mechtild Biberauer (Hse Leader)

RELIGIOUS INSTITUTES OF MEN

1. Pallottine Fathers and Brothers (Society of the Catholic Apostolate):
1. Seat of the Provincial Delegate:
Pallotti Farm, Queenstown District, PO Box 2740, Komani, 5322. Tel & Fax: 045 838 1374. Cell: 084 082 1441. E-mail: pallottifarmcentre@hotmail.co.za
Rev Fr Jones Wellos SAC
Rev Fr  John Mangwele SAC
Rev Br  Martin Banda SAC
2. Pallotti Farm, Retreat and Conference Centre, PO Box 2740, Komani 5322. Tel & Fax: 045 838 1374.

SCHOOLS

1. Cathcart RC Primary School: P.O. Box 26, Cathcart 5310. Tel: 045 843 1672
2. Cofimvaba: St James’ Public Senior Secondary School (Grades 8, 10, 11, 12) with hostel for girls: PO Box 33, Cofimvaba, 5380. Tel: 047 874 0207; Hostel: Tel: 047 874 0273(conducted by the Precious Blood Sisters).
3. Keilands School: PO Box 690, Stutterheim, 4930.
4. Zigudu: Zigudu School: PO Box 181, Cofimvaba, 5380.

PARISHES

1. QUEENSTOWN. Cathedral of Christ the King, 1959 (until 1959: St Dominic’s, 1876). 91 Ebden Street, Queenstown, 5319; Postal: PO Box 2435, Komani, 5322. Tel: 045 838 2550, Parish Priest Cell: 082 670 1308, Email: siphiwovanqa@yahoo.co.uk; Parish Secretary Cell: 076 504 3102. E-mail: secr@qtncathedral.co.za; Also serving:  Hospitals and Madeira Home.

2. QUEENSTOWN. St Theresa of Lisieux, 1926. Afrikaans-language parish. (contact details see) Cathedral of Christ the King.

3. QUEENSTOWN–KHAYELITSHA. St Josephine Bakhita 1993, Xhosa-language parish. Priest-in-charge: serving Lesseyton and Tarkastad. (contact details see Diocesan Chancery).

4. QUEENSTOWN–MLUNGISI. St Theresa of Lisieux, 1929, Xhosa-language parish, 11 Scanlen Street. Priest-in-charge: Catholic Mission eZibeleni. (Contact details see Diocesan Chancery).

5. QUEENSTOWN–PALLOTTI FARM. Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, 1960; Retreat House, Conference Centre and Youth Centre, ±16,5km from Queenstown, on the “Fincham’s Nek” Road. PO Box 2740, Komani, 5322. Tel: 045 838 1374; Fax: 045 838 1374; E-mail: pallottifarmcentre@hotmail.co.za

6. BALFOUR. St Francis Xavier, 1954. Served from Whittlesea.

7. BUTTERWORTH. Christ the King, 1935. 37 Fuller Street, Butterworth, 4960. Presbytery: 37 Fuller Street, Butterworth, 4960. Postal Address:
PO Box 16, Butterworth, 4960. Tel: 047 491 4203; Parish priest Cell: 082 479 1448; Email: sivuyile78@yahoo.com Also serving: Mcubakazi, Mtebele, Sokapase,
Rwantsana (serving also: Ngqamakhwe: see below.). Institutions: Catholic Convent CMDA. Tel: 047 491 3546; Good Shepherd Crèche, Msobomvu, Butterworth.

8. BUTTERWORTH–MSOBOMVU. Good Shepherd, 1975, Msobomvu Township, Butterworth (Address and contact details: see above, Butterworth). Institutions: Good Shepherd Crèche, Msobomvu, Butterworth. Tel: 047 491 4573.

9. CATHCART. Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, 1928. 6 Jacobs Street, PO Box 94, Cathcart, 5310. Tel. and Fax: 045 843 1131; Parish Priest Cell: 079 772 5116, E-mail: sssipho18@gmail.comInstitutions: Schönstatt Sisters of Mary Tel: 045 843 1045.

10. CATHCART–KATIKATI. Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, 1991; as preceding.

11. CENTANE
. Holy Spirit, 1972. Catholic Mission, PO Box 225, Centane, 4980. Also serving: Holela/Teko, Ngethe. Cell: 083 598 8785

12. COFIMVABA. St James, 1930. Catholic Presbytery, Main Street, PO Box 33, Cofimvaba, 5380. Tel: 047 874 0080, Fax: 047 874 0273; Parish Priest. Also serving: Camama (Annunciation of the Lord), Upper Xolobe (Our Lady Assumed into Heaven), Mtshanyana,
Mnkcunkcuzo, Ntshingeni, Qamata, Qombolo. Institutions: Marie Thérèse Convent: Sisters of the Precious Blood (CPS)
Tel: 047 874 0037. St James’ Public Senior Secondary School (Grades 10, 11, 12) Tel: 047 874 0207; Fax: 047 874 0273, with Hostel for girls (conducted by the Precious Blood Sisters).

13. DUTYWA. Holy Family, 1952. Catholic Presbytery, Kiddell Street, PO Box 18, Dutywa, 5000. Tel & Fax: 047 4891 326. Parish Priest Cell: 082 505 2475. Parish Also serving: Fort Malan; Msintsane; Qora; Ngqabara; Bolotwa; eMbewuleni; Keti; Hlobo; Kotana; Timane, Zundwana. eZIBELENI.
St Vincent Pallotti, 1980. Catholic Mission eZibeleni. Priest Cell: 076 141 5171. E-mail: emmanuelmlumaph@gmail.com

14. ILINGE. St Michael, 1969. Catholic Mission, Ilinge. Also serving: Machibini, Mtebele. (contact details see Ezibeleni).

15. KEILANDS. Holy Family, 1886.Keilands, Distr. Stutterheim. Catholic Mission, PO Box 690, Stutterheim, 4930. (Served from Cathcart).

16. LADY FRERE. St Francis de Sales, 1968. Catholic Presbytery, 64 Grey St, PO Box 23, Lady Frere, 5410. Tel: 047 878 0098. Parish Priest Cell: 079 435 7264;
also serving (Cacadu, Cumakala, Kwa-Percy, Trust, Ezingqolweni (Lower Ndonga), Bengu, Lumko, Esikhwankqeni, Rwantsana, Tshatshu.

17. LESSEYTON. St Martin de Porres, 1992. (Served from Queenstown – St Theresa’s)

18. LUMKO. St Michael and All Angels, 1929. (Served from Lady Frere).

19. MCKAY’S NEK. Holy Cross, 1931. McKay’s Nek Mission, PO Box 583, Lady Frere, 5410. Parish Priest Cell: 078 012 2655; E-mail: mathembabotle@gmail.com; Also serving: St Paul, Mtsheko; St Mary’s, Ngqanda; St Luke, Mkapusi; St George, Xonxa; St Mbanga, Bolotwa.

20. NGQAMAKHWE. Holy Spirit, 1980. (Served from Butterworth).

21. NTABA MARIA. Our Lady, Mother of Divine Love, 1964. Ntaba Maria Mission, Nonesi Administrative Area, Cacadu District. PO Box 875, Queenstown, 5320.
Institutions: Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady, Mother of Divine Love (CMDA), Generalate and Motherhouse. Served from McKay’s Nek. (contact details see McKay’s Nek)

22. QOQODALA. Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1928. Catholic Mission. PO Box 567, Queenstown, 5320. Also serving: St Joseph’s, Deep Level; St Charles
Lwanga, Bankies; St Mary’s, Zwartwater, 1987; Holy Cross, Zingquthu, 1987; Queen of Peace, Ngonyama, 1987; St Anthony of Padua, Jojweni, 1989;
Holy Family, Qhugqwaru, 1990: St Michael’s, Mateyise, 1992.

23. STUTTERHEIM. St Joseph, 1869. Alfred Street, PO Box 23, Stutterheim, 4930. Tel & Fax: 043 683 1420. Also serving: Bolo. Parish Priest Cell: 071 837 9362. E-mail: callistuszulu@gmail.com

24. STUTTERHEIM. St Mary’s (Our Lady, Mother of Divine Love), 1936. St Mary’s Mission, Alfred Street, PO Box 195, Stutterheim, 4930. Tel & Fax: 043 683 1420. Also serving: Kubusi Township, Luzana, Nobomvu (Kubusi Saw mills), eMgwali, St Michael’s, Ndakane, St Mary’s, Mlungisi, St Martin de Porres, Van Rensburg Township. (Contact details see above)

25. TARKASTAD. Uganda Martyrs 1992. (Served from Queenstown–Khayelitsha).

26. TSOMO. St Thomas More, 1956. Catholic Mission, PO Box 8, Tsomo, 5400. Also Serving: Emgwenyane, Mbulukhweza, Gqogqora,
Makwababa, Ngqwaru. Parish Priest Cell: 078 579 6857; E-mail: zfongoqa@yahoo.co.uk

27. WHITTLESEA. St Vincent Pallotti, 1996 (formerly St Patrick, 1954). Calderwood Street, PO Box 71, Whittlesea, 5360. Parish Priest Cell: 076 191 9840 E-mail: mikendau@yahoo.com; Also serving: Sada, St Gabriel; Ekuphumleni, Queen of Peace, 2000; Mitford; Thornhill, St Michael; Tendergate; Mbekweni; Didimana, St Joseph; Esibonile; Who-Can-Tell?; Yonda, Zweledinga; Tambo Village.

28. WILLOWVALE. Queen of Peace, 1959.Catholic Mission, Doran Street, PO Box 34, Willowvale, 5040.  Parish Priest Cell: 082 368 5747; E-mail: cathmisstsomo@gmail.com; Also serving: Places with churches: Luvundu, Mevane, Mpume, Mpozolo, Nkelekethe, Qwaninga, Qhakazana, Ramra and Thaleni. Places without churches: Dadamba, Ngwane and Nkanga.

29. ZIGUDU. Christ the King, 1950. Catholic Mission Zigudu, PO Box 181, Cofimvaba, 5380; Parish Priest Cell: 082 975 3947; E-mail: nxeko1962@gmail.com; Also serving: Nciba, Hoita, Sabalele, Nqolosa. Institutions: Convent of the Sisters of Ntaba Maria CMDA)

PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE

1. DUBE, Khulekani, Cell: 083 6983 4551; St Theresa – Mlungisi

2. FONGOQA, Zwelinjani, Cell: 078 579 6857

3. KHEWU, V Lawrence, Cell: 082 975 3947; Christ the King, Zigudu

4. KHUBONE, Simon, Cell:079 772 5116; Queen of Apostles – Cathcart

5. MADLALA, Mthokozisi, Cell: 082 505 2475; Holy Family – DutywaI

6. MANGWELE, John, Cell: 079 210 8795; Queen of Apostles – Pallotti Farm

7. MAPHUMULO, Mlungisi, Cell: 076 141 5171; St Vincent –  Pallotti, Ezibeleni

8. MATYWATYWA, Thembalethu, Cell: 078 012 2655; Holy Cross – McKay’s Nek

9. MBULAWA, Dezilina, Cell: 082 368 5747; Queen of Peace – Willowvale

10. MNCWABE, Mthuthuzeli, Cell: 079 435 7264; St Francis de Sales – Lady Frere

11. MPAKO, Dabula Anthony, Rt Rev bishop; Bishop’s House – Queenstown

12. NDAU, Michael SAC, Cell: 076 191 9840; St vincent Pallotti – Whittlesea

13. NJANJE, Richard SAC, Cell: 083 428 3038, St Vincent Pallotti – Whittlesea
14. NSAMBA, Matthias, Ntaba Maria

15. VANQA, SiphiwoSAC, Cell; 082 670 1308; Christ the King Cathedral – Queenstown

16. WANI ,Sivuyile, Cell: 082 479 1448; Christ the King – Butterworth

17. WELLOS, Jones SAC, Cell: 084 082 1441; Queen of Apostles – Pallotti Farm

18. ZILINDILE, Sonwabiso Johannes, Cell: 082 683 5067;  Sacred Heart – Qoqodala

19. ZULU, Callistus, Cell: 071 837 9362; St Joseph’s – Stutterheim

PRIESTS ELSEWHERE

JAYIYA Ludwe

in another diocese

GUBULA, Thulani

study (Rome)

SHAI, MOKHITLI

DEACONS IN THE DIOCESE

ANTONI, James,

083 598 8785; Holy Spirit, Centane

BOSMAN, James,

045 854 7638, Cell 078 988 9885; Christ the King, Queenstown

GWADISO, Paulos,

045 839 5762; 072 182 9744, St Theresa’s, Queenstown–Mlungisi

HEWU, Paul,

073 127 4516, Butterworth Pastoral District

NCAMBACHA, Charles,

072 912 0363; St. Francis de Sales, Lady Frere

NGONZO, George,

Retired

NGXOWA, Thobile Elias,

047 878 6624; 084 706 2094 Holy Cross, McKay’s Nek

PELTENBURG, Marinus R,

045 838 1337, 082 871 4905; Christ the King, Queenstown

SELANA, Augustine,

073 247 7731; Mother of Divine Love, Ntaba Maria

BROTHERS IN THE DIOCESE

GROSS, Alfons SAC, 082 976 7758; Mother of Divine Love, NTABA MARIA and Queen of Apostles, PALLOTTI FARM

RETIRED PRIESTS

FRINGS, Karl SAC,  Ntaba Maria
REABOW, Barry John SAC, Queenstown
SCHERER, Leopold, Ntaba Maria
SCHOEDER,,Heinz SAC, Queenstown