PASTORAL LETTER: March 2019

1 March 2019

Dear People of God

Laudetur Iesus Christus (Latin for “Praised be Jesus Christ”)
“in saecula saeculorum! Amen” (Latin for “Now and forever! Amen”)
A go bakwe Jesu Kriste, Jaanong le ka bosena bokhutlo, amen.

  1. LENT:

What is Lent? Above all else, Lent is the season for the experience of giving your life over — in each moment, bodily, deliberately — to Christ and to what the Spirit is showing you.… Read more

SACBC PASTORAL LETTER: 2019 General Election

A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa
to the Catholic Community and all People of Goodwill.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“…Remembering the mercies of God … let the renewing of your minds transform you, so that you may discern for yourselves what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and mature.” (Romans 12:1-2)

In this spirit, we pray that the upcoming Elections will constitute a further step both in bringing about the kind of society God desires for us and in giving us leaders, men and women of integrity who will build that society.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER, October 2018

18 October 2018

Dear Priests, Deacons and People of God,
I have just come back from the pilgrimages with renewed energy to serve you in this diocese with joy. Thank you for your prayers.

VOCATION PROMOTION
Those who have been discerning their vocations may apply with immediate effect so that we can meet the registration deadline with St. Francis Xavier, Orientation Seminary, Cape Town.… 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