THE JUBILEE PRAYER OF MERCY – BY POPE FRANCIS

Lord Jesus Christ,you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;

the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;

made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.… Read more

THE DIOCESE OF KLERKSDORP

MY VISION FOR THE DIOCESE AS I TAKE OVER AS BISHOP (2015)

PROVIDENCE HAS PLACED OUR DIOCESE UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL.

ST PETER: Christ himself gave him a name Cephas or Peter. We, as Catholics, believe that Peter is the Prince of the Apostles. He is the pillar of the faith, the foundation of the Catholic Church, and he received the keys of the Kingdom from our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.… Read more

200 Years Missionary Oblates of Mary

Yesterday the diocese of Klerksdorp welcomed the General Superior of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). We celebrated Holy Mass with him at 10.30 yesterday at St Michael’s parish – Potchefstroom. The General lead the Mass. Oblates celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Oblates. We are grateful to God for these missionary giants. We honour those of them who have died.… Read more

Lenten Lecture

The Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer

Presents

2016 Lectures

18 Feb 2016 – Fr Sean Von Lillienfield “Our Lady of Mercy”

25 Feb 2016 – Fr Don BohE ” Lord have mercy on me”

3 March 2016 – Bishop Victor Phalana “Merciful like the Father”

10 March 2016 – Fr Victor Ngwenya “Pursuit of mercy”

17 March 2016 – Sr Rose “Divine Mercy”

All Welcome at Cathedral Klerksdorp at 7pm

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PASTORAL LETTER – 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

Benedict Daswa a Catechist: A call for the Church’s critical self-introspection

BENEDICT DASWA A CATECHIST:  A CALL FOR THE CHURCH’S  CRITICAL SELF-INTROSPECTION

It is good to note that Benedict Daswa was a catechist. The Church of Southern Africa, including the diocese of Klerksdorp is stronger today, as a result of many catechists who served and evangelized tirelessly in the past.

Bishop Emeritus, Hugh Slattery MSC, in his new book on Benedict Daswa, has this to say about this Servant of God “Nourished by prayer, the Word of God and the regular reception of the Sacraments, Benedict was deeply involved in the life of the parish.… Read more

Prayer for Evangelisation

PRAYER FOR EVANGELISATION

Lord Jesus Christ, you gave us the mandate to evangelise.
We need your power for we cannot do it on our own.
Give us the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim and witness
God’s unconditional love, forgiveness and compassion for all people.
We ask you to renew your Church for this purpose.
Renew us and grant us the experience of your love, forgiveness and compassion.… Read more

Ven. T. Daswa: Implications for SA Catholics

VENERABLE TSHIMANGADZO DASWA:
IMPLICATIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN CATHOLICS

(+ V.H. PHALANA)

It is my conviction that the Servant of God, Tshimangadzo Daswa is a martyr. In our Catholic Tradition, a martyr is someone who gave his or her life for the Christian Faith. The cult of martyrs arose early in the History of the Church. Altars and shrines arose over martyrs’ tombs and they were honoured during liturgical celebrations and through private devotions.… Read more

Golf Day Fundraiser, Sat 15 Aug 2015

GolfDay150The Diocese is hosting a Golf Day on Saturday 15 August 2015 at Orkney Golf Club to help raise funds for the diocese.

The Diocese is responsible for 32 parishes in the so called ‘Western Transvaal’ within the North West Province and is responsible for the well being of priests and their needs.
Due to the environmental crisis in Europe and worldwide, the budget for funds from the Vatican in Rome covering these costs have been cut.… Read more

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