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A Total Renovation of the Catholic Church for the Convenience of Church Worship Be the first to comment!

The condition of the St. Joseph Catholic Church which was founded in 1928 will be completely renovated The condition of the St. Joseph Catholic Church which was founded in 1928 will be completely renovated Photos: Haryono

PRO KARIMUN (BP) – The Saint Joseph Catholic Church in the center of the City of Tanjungbalai Karimun will be totally renovated to be built. The goal is none other than to provide a sense of comfort for Catholics who will perform worship. Given, the current condition of the building is no longer possible and is not able to accommodate the people.

"Now we will socialize first. Understandably, the capacity to accommodate our people is only 100 people today. And about 600 people came, every time they performed their services, 'explained St. Joseph Tanjungbalai Parish Priest Karimun, Fr. Kristiono Widodo, Saturday (10/27), after holding a service attended by the Bishop of the Pangkal Pinang Diocese, Mgr. Prof. Dr. Adrianus Sunarko, OFM.

He said, the condition of the Saint Joseph Catholic Church was quite alarming at this time. When it is summer, the congregation feels hot and in the rainy season the church roof is leaking. Thus, when carrying out worship is less convenient and automatically less focused worship.

"In essence, we want people to feel comfortable when doing worship. Understandably, this church building has not been completely renovated for decades and many conditions have been damaged, '' he said.

Meanwhile, the chairperson of the church's public relations committee (PPG), Romesko Purba, revealed that the total rehab of the Catholic Church of Saint Joseph had already obtained a Building Establishment License (IMB) no 0386/DPMPTSP/IMB-81/2019, on 2 October 2019 by the Regent of Karimun through the Head of Investment Office, One Door Integrated Service in Karimun Regency.

"For the licensing process, it takes eight years. So we completely renovated by erecting a church building with an area of ​​576 square meters with a height of 11.80 meters one floor and one rectory building (Houses and Offices) with three floors covering an area of ​​784 square meters, 'he explained.

Himself, can ensure the shape and concept of the church will not use catholic symbols such as crosses outside the building, or the statue of the Virgin Mary. That is, the church is really a building for a place of worship with a capacity of 500 people. Also, it does not exceed the height of the Karimun District Office's home.

"Anyway, we accommodate local wisdom. Understandably the existence of this church was founded in 1928 and until now there has never been a total renovation, '' he said. (tri)


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Welcome to the Official Site of the St. Joseph Parish of Tanjung Balai Karimun, Kepri Province of the Pangkal Pinang Diocese, this site is expected to be a window of unifying information and a place for bridges of love especially in raising donations for the construction of the Church of Saint Joseph Parish.

Parish Priest, RD Kristiono Widodo

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