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We are pre-dominantly a rural-diocese serving the Church’ mission at the frontiers of the country. Most of our missions and parishes are located in the peripheries of the country where the poverty of the communities served is real not imagined. As a diocese we are involved in a number of life-giving pastoral activities ranging from education, health-care delivery, parish work, and social work among others

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Most deacons are "transitional", that is, preparing for the priesthood and they are usually ordained priests about a year after their diaconal ordination.

Vigil: Is 62:1-5/Acts 13:16-17, 22-25/Mt 1:1-25 or 1:18-25(13)

Night: Is 9:1-6/Ti 2:11-14/Lk 2:1-14 (14)

Dawn: Is 62:11-12/Ti 3:4-7/Lk 2:15-20 (15)

Day: Is 52:7-10/Heb 1:1-6/Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-14 (16) Pss Prop

1 Jn 2:18-21/Jn 1:1-18 (204) Pss Prop

Ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart and elevated.


Each Commission acts as a small parish council of its own

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP)

The Diocese of Chinhoyi is located in two political provinces Mashonaland West and Mashonaland Central (nine civil districts namely Makonde, Hurungwe, Zvimba, Kariba, Rushinga, Mt. Darwin, Centenary, Guruve, Mbire, Hurungwe and Muzarabani.


Caritas Zimbabwe was founded in 1972 as the Commission for Social Services and Development (CSSD) by the then Rhodesian Catholic Bishops Conference to carry out the social work of the Church.

Health Commision

The Health Commission provides affordable quality and accessible Health Care to all, especially vulnerable groups, that uphold their dignity.

Social Communications

Social Communications is the Commission responsible for the promotion of the Church’s mission of evangelization through the Media. It is the church’s instrument for advocacy and public relations.


Serving and supporting the Diocesan mission in education is Catholic Education Services (CES).


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