World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation


4 key points of the pope's message



For the first time, Pope Francis has published in advance his message for the ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation‘ which is celebrated every September 1. It marks the beginning of the Season of Creation, an ecumenical period that unites Christians to pray and take action for our common home.… Read more

Becoming an ‘E’ Diocese

My Vision and Prayer for the Diocese of Klerksdorp

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

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the
second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

24 July 2022

Dear Friends,
“In old age they will still bear fruit” (Ps 92:15). These words of the Psalmist are glad tidings, a true “gospel” that we can proclaim to all on this second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. They run counter to what the world thinks about this stage of life, but also to the attitude of grim resignation shown by some of us elderly people, who harbour few expectations for the future.
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Permanent Diaconate Ordination in the Diocese of Klerksdorp

The 16th of December 2020 marks another day of growth in the Catholic Diocese of Klerksdorp as one of the faithful is raised to the order of Permanent Diaconate. A medical doctor by profession, Dr. Kiewiet Vlok on this day accepts to serve in this ministry. Join us at 10:00am South African time for this special occasion presided over by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Klerksdorp.… Read more