DEPARTMENT FOR FORMATION, LIFE AND APOSTOLATE OF THE LAITY

Mandate
The Department for Formation, Life and Apostolate of the Laity is at the service of the local dioceses, strengthening communion between the laity and the hierarchy, committed to the implementation of the vision of the Conference as promoted by the Council for Evangelisation and other magisterial documents.

Function
The Department for Formation, Life and Apostolate of the Laity:

Initiates and implements programmes for the ongoing formation of the laity, as envisaged by the teachings of Vatican Council II and other subsequent Church documents.

Promotes the participation of the laity in the life of the Church, giving attention to all, professional and lay.

Coordinates Sodalities, Associations and Movements of the Laity;

The official liaison with the Pontifical Council for Laity and its constituent bodies, viz. women, family, youth, sport;

Liaises with other Departments of the Conference and other relevant bodies;

Coordinates the Youth Ministry through the Youth Office;

Coordinates the Ministry to Families through the Marriage and Family Life Office;

Organises Pastoral Forums every three years as well as pastoral consultations through the Laity Council, monitoring and encouraging the implementation of the decisions of the Forums;

Examines, analyses and interprets issues facing the Laity regarding Evangelisation proposing goals and priorities to the Conference through the Council for Evangelisation.

Membership
The membership of the Department consists of the following:

  • Episcopal Chairperson
  • Episcopal Vice-Chairperson
  • Liaison Bishop for Youth
  • The Coordinating Secretary of the Department
  • The Directors of Pastoral Training from St. John Vianney Seminary and St. Joseph’s Theological Institute
  • The Chairperson of the Laity Council
  • Inter-Diocesan Youth Chaplain
  • Inter-Diocesan Youth Chairperson
  • Secretary of the Marriage and Family Life Office

Laity Department Bishops

Chairperson: Bishop Z. Mpambani SCJ
V. Chairperson:Bishop Joao Rodrigues
Coordinating Secretary: Fr Sakhi Mofokeng

Laity Council Executive

1. Chairperon: Ms Ursula Collings: E-mail: ursulacollings7@gmail.com
2. V. Chairperson: Ms Kelly Shikwabana: E-mail: st.gabnel@telkomsa.net
3. Secretary: Mr Enency Mbatha: E-mail: enencyff@gmail.com
4. V. Secretary: Mr Josie Ralebenya: E-mail: josieral@executivemail.co.za
5. PRO: Mr Joseph Nkumane: E-mail: bluewatersgarage@swazi.net

Laity Council Members

SEQ NAMES
DIOCESE E-MAIL
1 Ms Nikiwe Tsemane Alliwal North 1  pearlmgemane@yahoo.com
2 Bishop Zolile Mpambani SCJ Kokstad  bishop@kokdiocese.org
3 Mr Josie Ralebenya Bethlehem  josieral@executivemail.co.za
4 Gerald Lemao Bloemfontein  geraldlemao@yahoo.com
5 Fr Mthembeni SACBC- Youth tmdlamini@sacbc.org.za
6 Fr Sakhi Mofokeng SACBC  smofokeng@sacbc.org.za
7 Dipontsho Phate Bloemfontein  Lipontso.Phate@eskom.co.za
8 Ms Kelly Shikwabana Cape Town  St.gabnel@telkomsa.net
9 Ms Ursula Collings Durban  Ursulacollings7@gmail.com
10 Mr Theo Kgapola Johannesburg  theokgapola@gmail.com
11 Mr SO Mpanza Ingwavuma  mpanzaso@gmail.com
12 Ms Nomonde Macoba Kokstad  Nomondemacoba2@gmail.com
13 Mr Patric Mngomezulu Kroonstad  Bishop.krd@act.co.za
14 Mr Joseph Nkumane Manzini-SD  bluewatersgarage@swazi.net
15 Mr Frederick Haines Marianhill  Goooza.haines@gmail.com
16 Mr Johny Claasen Oudtshoorn    johnyclaassen@gmail.com
17 Mr Ambrose Matsheta Polokwane  Matshetaa@gmail.com
18 Ms Enency Mbatha Pretoria  enencyff@gmail.com
19 Ms Ntombikho Gijana Queenstown  Ntombikho.Gijana@metropolitan.co.za
20 Ms Julia Sephikoe Rustenburg  Cjsephokoe.kr@gmail.com
21 Ms Rendani Mabaso Tzaneen  rendanim@gmail.com
22 Mr Nolan Thurston Umtatha  nolanthurston@gmail.com
23 Mr Sipho Mhlongo Umzimkhulu  Mhlongos28@gmail.com
24 Mr Danny Makaza Upington-Keimos  Danfredm@sassa.gov.za
25 Mr Meshack Nyathi Witbank  msongelemeshack@gmail.com
26 Ms Naledi Masooane Klerksdorp  Klddio1@gds.co.za
27 Ms Judy Moalekwa Kimberley  judymolekwa@gmail.com
28 Ms Sindi Ntuli Eshowe  Sindin77@gmail.com
29 Mr Octavio Seitshiro Gaborone  Octavian2304@gmail.com
30 Mr Skhumbuzo Sibeko Dundee  Khumbusibeko57@gmail.com
31 Mr Khona Salavu Port Elizabeth  Salovukhona@gmail.com
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