Mount Carmel Centre is seeking for a Manager

Individual of Christian faith required to manage the development and promotion of Mount Carmel Centre; a formation centre for children, youth and adults (Located 16km south out of Aliwal on Elandshoek Road).We are looking for an enthusiastic, self motivated person with;

  • At least 2 years relevant experience
  • Tertiary level of education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Accounting, book-keeping experience
  • Fundraising skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Full, clean driving license
  • Fluent in English – knowledge of Xhosa would be an advantage

Accommodation available according to profile of individual selected.

Monthly salary range between R12000 and R15000.

Closing date for receipt of applications 30th of June 2012

Apply here

Vision statement of the Diocese of Aliwal

“Rooted in Christ we are partners in Faith, Hope and Love.”

Mission Statement of the Diocese of Aliwal

“Guided by our commitment to bring changes, the Diocese of Aliwal exists to create a faith living community, to develop a self-sustainable church through:

  • pastoral care,
  • catechesis,
  • liturgy,
  • proclamation and
  • diacony.


The core work consists of:

  1. Building and sustaining SCCs.
  2. Proper selecting and training of leaders.
  3. Offering alternative experiences with Gospel Values
  4. Enriching the lives of the faithful by well celebrated liturgies.
  5. Adding Christian values to projects and social outreach.
  6. Inspiring the Spiritual Formation of people by offering good catechesis and Biblical Formation.
  7. Providing joyful experiences through recreational events.


  1. Commitment/Zeal
  2. Responsibility
  3. Prayer
  4. Unity
  5. Transparency
  6. Constructive interaction, Respect, Honesty and Loyalty.

Promulgated for the whole Diocese in the presence of the ADPC on 17 March 2012

Senate meeting

The “summer session” of Senate meeting took place between February 27 and March 1st in Mount Carmel.

4th anniversary of Bishop’s Michael ordination

On the 24th of February, a feast was organised for the 4th anniversary of Bishop’s Michael ordination.

Priests and local congregations have participated to the celebration in the cathedral followed by a supper in the hall.

Lenten Appeal

Lenten Appeal 2012

Our Journey into Holiness

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings and love from your South African Bishops.
With joyful hearts we thank you for your generous contributions to your Lenten Appeal for 2011. We received a remarkable contribution of R8 million. May the Lord bless each and every one of you for the sacrifice and support you give to your Church.

In the Pastoral letter we issued in 2011 calling for “A year of Eucharistic Renewal” we invited you to renew your love and celebration of the Eucharist and the way in which we live the Mystery of Faith. This takes on special value in this season of Lent which is completely built up around Eucharistic Spirituality. The Eucharist makes us saints, and there can be no holiness that is not enveloped in Eucharistic life. “The one who feeds on me will have life because of me” (Jn. 6:57).

As your Bishops, we invite you to enter the 2012 Lenten Season seeking to rediscover the treasures that God has placed in each one of you. “May you be established in love, that you may obtain all the riches of a full understanding and know the mystery of God, Christ himself. For in him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and
knowledge.” (Col 2:2-3)
This is also an invitation to meet each other anew as we become one flesh and blood through our communion in the flesh and blood of the Lord. “Blessed are all who are invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb”. (Rev 19:9)

Read more on the SACBC Lenten Appeal Brochure and find out about Distribution of 2011 Lenten Appeal