DEHONIANS

Priests of the Sacred Heart

South African Province

"...our whole vocation, our purpose, our duty, our promises, are found in these words:

Ecce venio...

Ecce ancilla.."

Members of the Province:

Bishop Adam Musialek, SCJ

Originally from Poland Fr. Adam became the first Provincial Superior of the South African Province. He worked in the formation house in Kwa-Zulu-Natal taking care of the preparation of our candidates to priesthood. He was involved in the pastoral ministry in De Aar, Aliwal North and Pietermaritzburg. Since September 2009 he is the bishop of De Are Diocese.

Profession date: 11 September 1977

Ordination date: 09 June 1983

Bishop ordination date: 24 September 2009

Archbishop Zolile Petros Mpambani, SCJ

Fr. Zolile, a South African member of the Province, served in the formation as the novice master and the superior of scholastics in Pietermaritzburg. Also he was the member of the General Administration for six years. In February 2013 he became the fourth Provincial Superior of the South African Province. In August 2013 he became the bishop of Kokstad Diocese and now he is the archbishop of Bloemfontain Archidiocese.

Profession date: 28 January 1982

Ordination date: 25 April 1987

Bishop ordination date: 03 August 2013

Father John Strittmatter, SCJ

Originally from the United States Fr. John has served as the parish priest in many parishes in the De Aar Diocese. He has been very active in the field of social development and the eradication of poverty. In year 2012 he retired in the Monastery, Aliwal North.

Profession date: 08 September 1954

Ordination date: 23 December 1961

 

Father Zdzislaw (Paul) Koscielny, SCJ

Originally from Poland Fr. Paul has been working as the parish priest in both Aliwal and De Aar Dioceses. At present he serves the faithful in Colesberg, De Aar Diocese.

Profession date: 15 November 1981

Ordination date: 17 June 1987

Father Kazimierz (Angel) Gabryel, SCJ

Originally from Poland Fr. Angel ministered to the people of India. Since 2012 he has become a member of the South African Province. He ministered as parish priest in Graaff-Reinet, De Aar Diocese. He helped at St. Francis of Assisi parish, Durban Archdioces. At present, he is the superior and treasure of the Dehon International Formation House in Pietermaritzbur.

Profession date: 30 September 1984

Ordination date: 13 June 1990

 

Father Piotr (Peter) Surdel, SCJ

Originally from Poland Fr. Peter has worked in various parishes in both Aliwal and De Aar Dioceses. For several years he has served as the novice master in Bethulie. For short period of time he moved to formation house in K-Z-N, and later he became the third Provincial Superior of the South African Province. After his sabbatical year, at present, he serves as local treasurer of the Aliwal Community and also he is involved in pastoral ministry in Aliwal Diocese.

Profession date: 28 September 1985

Ordination date: 28 April 1991

Father Krzysztof (Chris) Grzelak, SCJ

Originally from Poland Fr. Chris worked in pastoral ministry in the Diocese of De Aar and Aliwal North. Since completing his Ph. D. Degree at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal he works at St. Joseph's Institute in Cedara. In February 2020, he became a Provincial Superior of the South African Province.

Profession date: 27 September 1986

Ordination date: 16 May 1992

Father Adam Maslowski, SCJ

Originally from Poland Fr. Adam has been working in both Aliwal and De Aar Dioceses, as parish priest and youth chaplain in the Diocese of De Aar. He worked as vocations director and then he served the Province as secretary, treasurer and councilor. 

Profession date: 22 September 1988

Ordination date: 11 May 1996

 

Father Bernard Tente Sompane, SCJ

Fr. Bernard, a South African member of the Province, after his ordination has been appointed as the parish priest in St. Teresa Mission in the Aliwal Diocese, then he worked in Bethulie. At present, he serves the faithful in Johannesburg, Soweto. He served the Province as a Provincial Superior. At present he is back in pastoral ministry in Johannesburg.

Profession date: 17 September 1992

Ordination date: 07 December 2002

 

Father Bernard Tente Sompane, SCJ

Fr. Ntsikelelo, a South African member of the Province, after his ordination he ministered in St. Teresa Mission. Since May 2014 he has been working in Graaff-Reinet, De Aar Diocese. At present, he serves as councilor and Provincial Secretary. He also is the director of initial Dehonian program.

Profession date: 02 February 2002

Ordination date: 19 December 2009

 

Father Ntsikelelo Bambatha, SCJ

Originally from India, Fr. Sanil, ministered in Middelburg in De Aar Diocese. Since 2013 he has become a member of the South African Province. At present, he ministers the faithful in the Archdiocese of Durban, at St. Francis of Assisi parish.

Profession date: 07 May 2003

Ordination date: 09 June 2008

 

Fr. Joshua Moorosi Mpiti, SCJ

Fr. Joshua, a South African member of the Province, after his ordination received the first assignment - pastoral ministry in St. Teresa Mission. He ministered the prisoners and the faithful in Aliwal Diocese. At present, he continues his pastoral ministry in Johannesburg Diocese and serves the Province as its treasurer.

Profession date: 02 February 2004

Ordination date: 19 December 2009

 

Deacon Zachaeus Tembo, SCJ

Diacon Zachaeus originally from Zambia graduated from St. Josephs's Theological Institute in Kwa-Zulu Natal. At present he helps with pastoral ministries in the Dioces of Aliwal.

Profession date: 12 August 2017

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Thabonyana Johannes November

from South Africa

First Profession: 12 August 2017

John Tembo

from Zambia

First Profession: 12 August 2017

Joseph Chaka Molapo

from Lesotho

First Profession: 12 August 2017

Andreas Keta

from Lesotho

First Profession: 12 August 2017

Sylvester Mutale

from Zambia

First Profession: 11 August 2019

Shepherd Vuyani Nhlapo

from South Africa

First Profession: 11 August 2019

Stephen Rorisang Malibo

from Lesotho

First Profession: 11 August 2019

Chibambo Owen

from Zambia

First Profession: 12August 2020

Provincial and His Council of the South African Province

2020 - 2023

 

 

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