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Recent News and Events

26 May 2012: Themba Goliash & Mlulami Matiwane ordinations

On this Saturday May 26, Catholics from all over the Diocese of Aliwal North rejoiced in the ordination of two new priests, Themba and Mlulami, in a packed Cathedral. An outdoor procession led by Holy Cross majorettes was followed by an amazing songful 3 hours mass (you can hear a few songs on the “Listen […]

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, […]

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: […]

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 […]

Parliamentiary Liaison Office: Telling Statistics

RESPONSE January 9, 2012 Every year, with the release of the matric results, statistics take centre stage while the hard work of the successful matriculants is often just a sideshow. So, before we join many others in the national sport of analysing the matric results, let us celebrate the successes of those who managed to pass […]

Pastoral Letter at the beginning of 2012

Pastoral Letter at the beginning of the Year of the Lord 2012 on Marriage, “Lapsed” Catholics, Lent and Ordination Dear brothers and sisters, Greetings and blessings from your Bishop! At the beginning of the new year I wish to express my joy about the cooperation that we experienced in various ways in 2011: At Community Weeks, […]

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Sincere wishes and God bless

+ Michael Wuestenberg
Bishop of Aliwal