Pastoral Appointments 2014

coarms_LRDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


I am happy to present to you new and old pastoral assignments and express my profound gratitude to the priests for being supportive on this restructuring process.


Priest in Charge

Assistant Priest in Charge

Our Lady of the Assumption

Fr. Sandile Mswane

Fr. Sakhile Ndwandwe

Fr. Giorgio Massa IMC

Salesian Priest

Christ the King

Fr. Pius Magagula


Fr. Dumisani Mazibuko

Fr. Joseph Mafola

Good Shepherd

Fr. Victor Mabuza

Fr. Mandlenkhosi Makama

Fr. Martin Bhila

Holy Rosary

Fr. Theodomir Sibomana

Mater Dolorosa

Fr. Jeconiah Mahazule

Fr. Christopher Maseko

Our Lady of Sorrows

Fr. Gaspard Ntakirutimana

Regina Mundi

Fr. Rodney Khuluse

St. John Bosco

Fr. Jonathan Daniels SDB

St. Joseph’s

Fr. Angelo Ciccone OSM

Fr. Francis Motsa OSM

St. Mary’s

Fr. Ncamiso Vilakati

St. Peregrine’s

Fr. Zweli Ngwenya

Wiseman Nkhomo (Seminarian)

St. Phillip’s

Fr. Gaston Nkurunziza

St. Constantine

Fr. Goodman Dlamini

The new appointments become effective from the 1st September 2014, 22nd second week of our Liturgical year A.

May I also inform you about Fr. Giorgio Massa IMC an Italian member of the Consolata Missionaries who will be joining the Diocese of Manzini in the next few weeks. He will be residing at the Bishop’s House and assisting at the Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral. He served the Church in South Africa for more than 40 years.

Meanwhile may I request all priests involved in these appointments to make some introductions on the following but not limited to:

  • Parish Community and Sunday and weekday Mass schedule

  • Register of the Sacraments

  • Finances and signing powers

  • Parish Pastoral Councils and lay organizations present in the parish.

  • Projects (if any) being held at the Parish for instance who is running it and the administration.

I have requested Fr. Jeconiah Mahazule (Vicar General) to be present in the different Parishes when the handover is being done. Where it won’t be possible for him to be present Fr. Sakhile Ndwandwe (Bishop’s Secretary) will be present.

With sincere thanks for all that you are doing in the Diocese!

Yours in Christ our Lord

+ Jose Luis Ponce de Leon IMC
Bishop of Manzini