Lutherans & Catholics: Celebration

COMMEMORATION OF THE 500 YEARS OF THE REFORMATION

CELEBRATION OF THE JOINT DECLARATION ON THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION

(Bishop Victor Phalana)

On October 31 2016, Lutherans and Catholics agreed on the need for unity that can be built through 5 common commitments. Working together for the suffering and for the protection of Creation.

The fact is that the success of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reform went beyond every expectation.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER – APRIL 2018

PASTORAL LETTER – APRIL 2018 BY BISHOP VICTOR PHALANA

DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

BECOMING AN “E” DIOCESE

Two years ago I was in Rome at a special seminar for bishops. During that seminar I got an inspiration to lead our diocese to become an “E” diocese. During the Mass of the 200 years of Catholicism in South Africa and the 40 years since we became a diocese, I requested all of us to be part of turning this diocese into an”E” Diocese.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER- February 2018

05 February 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

LAUDETUR IESUS CHRISTUS! NUNC ET IN SAECULA SAECULORUM, AMEN.
PRAISED BE JESUS CHRIST! NOW AND FOREVER, AMEN.
A MORENA JESU KRESTE A BAKWE! JAANONG LE KA BOSENA-BOKHUTLO, AMEN.

I. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
I would like to request you, on the 11th of February, to take a Holy Childhood collection. If you are not satisfied with the amount collected, ask the parish to take another one during the Easter Season.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER – June 2017

PASTORAL LETTER
JUNE 2017
DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST
LIFE AFTER EASTER!
My dear brothers and sisters: Christ is risen. The Resurrection sets Christ apart. No other religious leader broke the power of death and conquered sin. The Resurrection proved that Christ was divine. The fact that Jesus Christ died on the cross does not prove in itself that he is God.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER – September 2017

05 September 2017
DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
LAUDETUR IESUS CHRISTUS! NUNC ET IN SAECULA SAECULORUM, AMEN.
PRAISED BE JESUS CHRIST! NOW AND FOREVER, AMEN.
A MORENA JESU KRESTE A BAKWE! JAANONG LE KA BOSENA-BOKHUTLO, AMEN.
I would like to thank you all for your great love and loyalty to Christ and to his Church. I can see your efforts in trying to make this diocese a wonderful, active, spirit-filled, evangelizing and generous place.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER – June 2016

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BISHOP PASTORAL LETTER JUNE 2016
“CALLED TO TRANSFORMATION, SENT TO EVANGELIZE”
JUNE 2016

1. RENEW AFRICA

After our diocesan consultations in 2015, we identified pastoral challenges and the needs of our diocese. It is now time to come up with a pastoral response. I have identified Renew Africa as a possible pastoral programme to answer of the needs of the diocese.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER NO 1/16 – April 2016

Bishop Phalana C of A

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF KLERKSDORP

PASTORAL LETTER NO 1/16 – APRIL 2016

DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
PRAISED BE JESUS CHRIST! NOW AND FOREVER! Amen.
A MORENA JESUS KRESTE A TLOTLISWE, JAANONG LE KA BOSENA BOKHUTLO! Amen.
LAUDETUR JESUS CHRISTUS. IN SAECULA SAECULORUM! AMEN.

GREETINGS. This is my first letter in 2016 and it is a follow up letter to the one dated 20 December 2016.… Read more

PASTORIAL LETTER – Jubilee Year of Mercy, 08 December 2015

Bishop Phalana C of A

PASTORAL LETTER: JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY 08 DECEMBER 2015

Jubilee_of_Mercy_logo_smallDear People of God, Klerksdorp Diocese
It is with great joy to announce to you the Jubilee Year of Mercy, declared by His Holiness Pope Francis, starting from the 8th December 2015 – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, to November 20, 2016 – the Solemnity of Christ the King (Misericordiea Vultus #5).… Read more

PASTORIAL LETTER – Message to the Diocese of Klerksdorp

Bishop Phalana C of A

Bishop Victor PhalanMY MESSAGE TO THE DIOCESE OF KLERKSDORP

It is by God’s grace that I, the least among my brethren in everything, have been called to the see of Klerksdorp. It is a humbling experience. Thank you for receiving with such love and enthusiasm. You have no idea how scared I was before I came here. Your hospitality made me at home and your participation at my episcopal ordination convinced me that I am at home!… Read more

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