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DIOCESE OF QUEENSTOWN

(Ecclesiastical Province of Cape Town)

PATRON:

Christ the King

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.

Area: 24 499 km2        Total Pop.: 1 412 500           Catholic Pop.: 31 500


Right Reverend

Bishop Dabula Anthony Mpako

Appointed Bishop of Queenstown on 23 May 2011 and ordained Bishop on 6 August 2011.

P.O. Box 182, 5320 Queenstown

Tel: +27 (0)45 839 7325 – Bishop’s Office

Tel: +27 (0)45 539 7022 – Chancery

Fax: +27 (0)45 838 2209

E-mail: bishopqtn@telkomsa.net

 

 

Bishop's House

 

Diocesan Chancery

Street address: “Mayfield”, 10–12 Grey Street, Queenstown, 5319

PO Box 182, Queenstown, 5320

Tel: the Bishop’s direct line is 045 839 7325

Bishop’s E-mail address:bishopqtn@telkomsa.net

Diocesan Chancery Office

10–12 Grey Street, Queenstown, 5319;

PO Box 182, Queenstown, 5320

Tel: 045 839 7022 (reception)

Fax: 045 838 2209.

Chancery E-mail: qtdioces@telkomsa.net

Predecessors

Rt Rev Mgr Vogel SAC, († 11 May 1936).

Rev Fr P Hoffend SAC, as Administrator, until 1937;

Rt Rev Bishop J B Rosenthal SAC, retired 2 February 1972 († 22 May 1975) and;

Rt Rev Bishop JB Rosner SAC, retired 28 April 1984 († 8 April 1998).

Rt Rev Bishop Herbert Nikolaus Lenhof SAC, Appointed Bishop of Queenstown 3 February 1984, ordained bishop: 28 April 1984. Resigned 16 November 2009.

Rt Rev Bishop Michael Wüstenberg, Apostolic Administrator from 16 November 2009 to 6 August 2011


Administration

Secretary

Miss Hilda Gali

Vicar General

Very Rev Fr Siphiwo Vanqa SAC

Episcopal Vicar for Education and Schools

Very Rev. Fr S Zilindile

Diocesan Consultors

• Frs S. Vanqa SAC, VG

• SJ Zilindile

• BJ Reabow SAC

• D M Mbulawa

• M Mncwabe

• SA Wani

Bishop’ Secretary and Chancellor

Sr Paschaline Ndata CMDA (contact details: Diocesan Chancery)

Cell: 072 052 8219

e-mail: mariandata@vodamail.co.za

Financial Administrator

Mrs Maria Luise Nel (Contact details: Diocesan Chancery)

Vicar for Finance

Fr Heinz Schöder SAC

St Vincent Pallotti, Calderwood Street, P O Box 71, Whittlesea, 5360

Tel: 040 842 1091;

Fax-2-email: 086 697 0256;

(NB: the Fax number: 040 842 2051 is no longer in use.)

Diocesan Director Pontifical Mission Societies

Rev Fr BJ Reabow SAC

Cell: 082 940 3542

c/o Cathedral Presbytery, 91 Ebden St., Queenstown 5319, P O Box 2435, Komani 5322.

Tel & Fax: 045 838 2550;

Fax 2 email: 086 532 3973

E-mail: barryjr1938@telkomsa.net

Diocesan Director: Bishops’ Lenten Appeal

Rev Fr BJ Reabow SAC

Cell: 082 940 3542 (other contact details: see Queenstown, Cathedral of Christ the King.)

Diocesan Information Officer

Rev Fr F.T Mngoma 0458381989 Cell. 072 302 4959; St. Theresa, Mlungisi

E-mail: mthemngoma@gmail.com 

Deaneries

Queenstown Deanery

Dean: Rev Fr Siphiwo Vanqa SAC

Glen Grey Deanery

Dean: Rev Fr M Mncwabe

Transkei East Deanery

Dean: Rev D M Mbulawa

Retreat Houses and Conference Centres

Retreat House and Youth Centre

Pallotti Farm, PO Box 2740, Komani, 5322

Tel & Fax: 045 838 1374

Cell (Provincial Delegate): 082 313 3547

Email: pallottifarmcentre@gotmail.co.za

Hostels

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

Lay Organisations

Catechesis: Diocesan Co-ordinator

Fr. Richard Aluwizio Njanje SAC

PO Box 71, WHITTLESEA 5360

Tel: 0408421091

Cell: 0834283038

Email: srspsnaigo@gmail.com

Catholic Men’s Association

“Umanyano lwamaDodana”: Diocesan Chaplain: Fr. Thuthuka Mthokozisi Madlala TOR, Holy Family, Idutywa          0825052475

Catholic Women’s League

Fr. Calistus Zulu TOR, St. Joseph’s, Stutternheim, 0718379362, The Diocesan President C.W.L

c/o Parish of Saint Theresa, Parkvale. P O Box 232, Queenstown, 5320

Cell: 083 749 5785

Education for life

Sr Michaelina Nkuzo CMDA

PO Box 182, Queenstown, 5320

Tel: 045 839 7022

Cell: 083 422 8803

E-mail: vnkuzo@vodamail.com

Hospitals

Rev. Marinus Peltenburg

c/o Christ the King Cathedral

Cell: 082 871 4905

Knights of Da Gama

The Grand Knight KdG

Diocesan Chaplain: Rev Fr B Reabow

c/o PO Box 2435, Komani, 5322

Liturgy

Fr Thembela Mngoma

(contact details : Diocesan Chancery)

Priests Ongoing Formation

Fr Siphiwo Vanqa SAC

(contact details: Diocesan chancery)

Queenstown Development Office (PHILANI)

Co-ordinator: Sr Felicitas Solani CMDA

P.O Box 182, Queenstown, 5320

10-12 Grey Street, Queenstown, 5319.

Tel: 045 839 7022

Fax: 045 838 2209

Cell: 072 060 4115

Sodality of St Anne

Diocesan Chaplain: Rev Fr D Mbulawa

Queen of Peace Parish, P O Box 34, Willowvale, 5040.

Cell: 078 116 3080

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: sivuyile78yahoo.com

Union of Catholic Apostolate

The Secretary UAC

Rev. John Mangwele SAC, Queen of Apostles, Pallotti Farm, P O Box 2740, Komani, 5322

Cell: 079 210 8795

Vocations

Fr Sivuyile Wani

(contact details: Sodality of the Sacred Heart)

Youth

Diocesan Chaplain: Fr Thembalethu Matywatywa

Holy Cross Mission, P O Box 583 Lady Frere, 5410

Cell: 078 012 2655

Care Institutions

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

Tel: 047 878 9581

Cell: 083 681 4723

Religious Institutes of Women

Congregation of Our Lady, Mother of Divine Love

1. Ntaba Maria Convent, PO Box 875, Queenstown, 5320

Tel: 047 878 5477

Sr Ancilla Luthuli Sr Thrasilla Jokozela
Sr Genevieve Kasi Sr Perpetua Bulwana
Sr Peter Snaigo Sr Therese Ntutu
Sr Lucia Saliwa Sr Agatha Okoro

2. Zigudu Convent, Zigudu via Cofimvaba. PO Box 181, Cofimvaba, 5380

Tel: 047 874 1257

Sr Bonaventura Ndike

3. Convent Butterworth, 32 Daly Street, PO Box 16, Butterworth, 4960.

Sr De Sales Solani Sr Fabiola Bixa Sr Bernardette Kwinana

 4. Convent Mayfield, 12 Grey Street, Queenstown, 5319; PO Box 182, Queenstown, 5320.

Tel: 045 839 7022

Sr Paschaline Ndata (Superior General)
Sr Felicitas Solani Sr Michaelina Nkuzo

Schönstatt Sisters of Mary

House Schoenstatt, 22 Rhodes Street, Cathcart, 5310.

Tel & Fax: 045 843 1045.

E-mail: sister.mkathleen@gmail.com

Sr M Kathleen Sauren Tel: 045 843 1156 Cell: 072 528 6946

Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood

Catholic Mission PO Box 33, Cofimvaba 5380.

Tel: Convent 047 874 0037, School 047 874 0207;

Fax 047 874 0273

Sr. Maria-Mechtild Biberauer (House Leader) Sr. Josepha Mpopiya
Sr. Hilary Ngqanda Sr. Celine Nxopo
Sr Peter Mondi

Religious Institutes of Men

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: 082 313 3547

E-mail: hermespao@ovi.com

Fr Hermes Paononga SAC (Provincial Delegate)

2. Pallotti Farm, Retreat and Conference Centre,

PO Box 2740, Komani 5322;

Tel & Fax: 045 838 1374. (Ext 4).

Fr Hermes Paononga SAC(Prov. Delegate)  
Fr John Bosco Sungamoyo SACRev Ignacio Chiphiko SACRev Rodrick White Phiri SACRev John Mangwele SACRev Jones Samson Wellos SAC  

Schools

Cathcart RC Primary School

P.O. Box 26, Cathcart 5310

Tel: 045 843 1672

Cofimvaba: St James’ Public Senior Secondary School

(Grades 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)

Keilands School

PO Box 690, Stutterheim, 4930

Zigudu School

PO Box 181, Cofimvaba, 5380

Tel: 047 874 1294

Parishes

Queenstown - Cathedral

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 and 045 838 1062

Fax: 045 838 2550;

Fax-2-email: 086 532 3973

Parish Priest Cell: 082 6701308

Parish Secretary Cell: 081 390 8377

E-mail: siphiwovanqa@yahoo.co.uk

Also serving: Komani Hospital.

Queenstown - St Theresa of Lisieux - Afrikaans

St Theresa of Lisieux, 1926

Afrikaans-language parish. 11 Scanlen Street, Queenstown, 5319

(contact details see) Cathedral of Christ the King – above.

 

 

 

Queenstown – St Josephina Bakhita - Khayelitsha

St Josephine Bakhita 1993, Xhosa-language parish

Priest-in-charge: Fr FT Mngoma
Cell: 072 3024959
Tel: 045 8384583
email mthemngoma@gmail.com

Queenstown - St Theresa – Mlungisi

 

St Theresa of Lisieux, 1929, Xhosa-language parish, 12-14 Scanlen Street

Priest-in-charge: Fr FT Mngoma
Cell: 072 3024959
Tel: 045 8384583
email mthemngoma@gmail.com
email sttheresamlungisiparish@gmail.com

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: hermespao@ovi.com

Balfour

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St Francis Xavier, 1954.

Served from Cathcart

 

 

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

Good Shepherd, Butterworth

Good Shepherd Crèche, Msobomvu.

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

Cathcart

Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, 1928. 6 Jacobs Street,

PO Box 94, Cathcart, 5310

Tel. and Fax: 045 843 1131

Parish Priest Cell: 0797725116

E-mail: sssipho18@gmail.com

Institutions: Schönstatt Sisters of Mary Tel: 045 843 1045

Cathcart–Katikati

 

 

Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, 1991; as preceding

Centane

Holy Spirit, 1972. Catholic Mission, P O Box 225, Centane, 4980.

Also serving: Holela/Teko, Ngethe

Cell: 083 598 8785

Cofimvaba

St James, 1930. Catholic Presbytery, Main Street,

PO Box 33, Cofimvaba, 5380

Tel: 047 874 0080,

Fax: 047 874 0273

Parish Priest Cell: 072 268 0052

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).

St.James Cofimvaba

St.James School Cofimvaba

Dutywa

Holy Family, 1952. Catholic Presbytery, Kiddell Street,

PO Box 18, Dutywa, 5000

Tel & Fax: 0474891326

Parish Also serving: Fort Malan; Msintsane; Qora; Ngqabara; Bolotwa; eMbewuleni; Keti; Hlobo; Kotana; Timane, Zundwana

eZibeleni

 

St Vincent Pallotti, 1980. Catholic Mission eZibeleni,

Fr M E Maphumulo

Cell: 076 1415171
email emmanuelmlumaph@gmail.com

Ilinge

 

St Michael, 1969. Catholic Mission, Ilinge. Also serving: Machibini, Mtebele.
Fr ME Maphumulo
Cell: 076 1415171

email emmanuelmlumaphu@gmail.com

Keilands

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Holy Family, 1886

Keilands, Distr. Stutterheim. Catholic Mission, PO Box 690, Stutterheim, 4930. (Served from Cathcart)

Lady Frere

St Francis de Sales, 1968

Catholic Presbytery, 64 Grey St, PO Box 23, Lady Frere, 5410

Fr. M R Mncwabe

Tel: 047 878 0098

Parish Priest Cell: 079 558 8865

also serving (Cacadu, Cumakala, Kwa-Percy, Trust, Ezingqolweni (Lower Ndonga), Bengu, Lumko, Esikhwankqeni, Rwantsana, Tshatshu

Lumko

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Mckay’s Nek

Holy Cross, 1931

McKay’s Nek Mission, PO Box 583, Lady Frere, 5410

Fr. T Matywatywa

Parish Priest Cell: 078 0122655

email mathembabotle@gmail.com

Also serving: St Paul, Mtsheko; St Mary’s, Ngqanda; St Luke, Mkapusi; St George, Xonxa; St Mbanga, Bolotwa

Ngqamakhwe

Holy Spirit, 1980. (Served from Butterworth)

Ntaba Maria

Our Lady, Mother of Divine Love, 1964. Ntaba Maria Mission, Nonesi Administrative Area, Cacadu District.

P O Box 875, Queenstown, 5320. Tel: 047 878 5085.

Institutions: Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady, Mother of Divine Love (CMDA), Generalate and Motherhouse.

Tel: 047 878 5477.

Served from McKay’s Nek. (contact details see McKay’s Nek)

 

Qoqodala

Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1928. Catholic Mission.

PO Box 567, Queenstown, 5320

Tel: 047 878 8643

Parish Priest Cell: 083 716 3137

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

 

Stutterheim

St Joseph, 1869. Alfred Street, PO Box 23, Stutterheim, 4930

Tel & Fax: 043 683 1420

Also serving: Bolo

Parish Priest Cell: 0718379362

E-mail: callistuszulu@gmail.com

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.

 

Tsomo

St Thomas More, 1956. Catholic Mission, PO Box 8, Tsomo, 5400

Also Serving: Emgwenyane, Mbulukhweza, Gqogqora, Makwababa, Ngqwaru

Parish Priest Cell: 082 683 5067

 

St.Vincent Pallotti of Whittlesea

Outstation Ekuphumleni – St Mary Queen of Peace

Whittlesea

St Vincent Pallotti, 1996 (formerly St Patrick, 1954). Calderwood Street, PO Box 71, Whittlesea, 5360.

Tel: 040 842 1091

Fax-2-email: 086 697 0256

Parish Priest Cell: 071 5288822

E-mail mikendau2008@gmail.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

Willowvale

Queen of Peace, 1959.Catholic Mission, Doran Street, PO Box 34, Willowvale, 5040

Tel: 047 499 1309

Parish Priest Cell: 078 116 3080

Fax-2-email: 086 610 0927

Email: 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

Zigudu

Christ the King, 1950. Catholic Mission Zigudu, PO Box 181, Cofimvaba, 5380

Tel: 047 874 1290

Parish Priest Cell: 078 166 7389

Also serving: Nciba, Hoita, Sabalele, Nqolosa

Institutions: Convent of the Sisters of Ntaba Maria (CMDA)

Diocese Members

Priests in the Diocese

FRINGS, Karl SAC047 874 0080Cell 072 268 0052St James, Cofimvaba
GUBULA, Thulani, 045 843 1131Cell: 078 427 8124Queen of Apostles, Cathcart
KHEWU, V. Lawrence082 975 3947; Christ the King, Zigudu
MAPHUMULO, Mlungisi 047 873 1384Cell: 076 141 5171St Vincent Pallotti, Ezibeleni
MATYWATYWA, Thembalethu Cell. 078 012 2655; Holy Cross, McKay’s Nek
MBULAWA, DezilinaCell: 078 116 3080Queen of Peace, Willowvale
MNCWABE, Mthuthuzeli047 878 0098Cell: 079 558 8865St Francis De Sales, Lady Frere
MNGOMA, Thembelenkosini Cell. 072 302 4959; St. Theresa, Mlungisi
MPAKO, Dabula Anthony Rt Rev BishopBishop’s House, Queenstown
NSAMBA, MatthiasCell 083 716 3137
REABOW, Barry John SAC045 838 2550 or: 045 838 1062Cell: 082 940 3542Christ the King, Queenstown
SCHERER, Leopold, Ntaba Maria
SCHÖDER, Heinz J. SAC040 842 1091, 071 407 8396St Vincent Pallotti, Whittlesea
SHAI, Mokhitli Anthony 083 545 4748
VANQA, Siphiwo SAC043 683 1420; 082 670 1308St Joseph’s, Stutterheim
WANI, Sivuyile047 491 4203; 082 479 144Christ the King, Butterworth
Zilindile, Sonwabiso J082 683 5067St Thomas More, Tsomo
 NDAU Michael SAC, St. Vincent Palloti, Whittlesea, 0715288822

 

Deacons in the Diocese

ANTONI, James083 598 8785Holy Spirit, Centane
BOSMAN, James045 854 7638Cell 078 988 9885Christ the King, Queenstown
GWADISO, Paulos045 839 5762; 072 182 9744St Theresa’s, Queenstown–Mlungisi
HEWU, Paul073 127 4516Butterworth Pastoral District
NCAMBACHA, Charles072 912 0363St. Francis de Sales, Lady Frere
NGONZO, George, Retired
NGXOWA, Thobile Elias047 878 6624; 078 595 9628Holy Cross, McKay’s Nek
PELTENBURG, Marinus R045 838 1337, 082 871 4905Christ the King, Queenstown
SELANA, Augustine073 247 7731Mother of Divine Love, Ntaba Maria

 

Brothers in the Diocese

GROSS, Alfons SAC082 976 7758Mother of Divine Love, NTABA MARIA and Queen of Apostles, PALLOTTI FARM

Priests on Sabbatical

JAYIYA, Ludwe, Cell. 084 702 4040
FONGOQA, Mark Cell 078 579 6857