Building Updates

"Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house so that I may take pleasure in it and be honoured, says the LORD" (Haggai 1:8) By God's grace and with the support of our community, we could purchase a property at 347 Kelvin Road, Orange Grove in 2015 with the intention of building a parish church and related facilities for the St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Parish Perth. From then, we have been eagerly waiting, praying and working hard to bring this dream into a reality. Through struggles and sufferings, God has held our hands and guided us. As a result of our prayers and hard work, our Development Application was approved on 23 July 2017. Then we started working with the designs for construction and raising funds for the project. In June 2018, we called tenders for the project and we finalised Alita Constructions as our builder in March 2019. We lodged a building permit application for the forward works (site set out, earthworks, in-ground services, footings and ground floor slab) and it was approved by the city council on 06th June 2019. Our application for time extension and design amendments to Development Approval was also granted on 11th June 2019. Now, by God’s grace, we will be starting works on the property within a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, we will be working with the builder to get the final building permit approved to complete the project. Let us continue to pray for the successful completion of this project so that we and our generations may have a place of our own to worship God and to grow in faith.  
Prayer for Church Building Project every Monday from 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm with Eucharistic Adoration at Maddington Church  (Holy Mass in English at 7.00 pm )        As we progress towards the construction phase of our Church building project soon, I request your prayers and financial support. Our building committee members and parish councillors will be visiting your homes requesting your support. Kindly cooperate. Let us prayerfully join our hands to fulfill God's dream on this land.  NB: If you would like to start a Direct Debit towards the project, please download the form from the website. (Ezidebit Form)
As the Word of God says, "Each one of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7) Church Building Fund Account Account Name:             St Joseph Syro Malabar Parsh Perth BSB:                              066 000           Account Number:        1225 7128   “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.” (Luke 6:38)
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name. For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations" (Psalm 100:4-5)  Dear friends,  Hope you are doing well by God's grace.  This is to announce to you the glad news that we are starting the first stage of our church building project. We have signed the contract for the earthworks and the builder has already started clearing the site today. Thank you for your prayers and support. Kindly continue to pray for the successful completion of the construction so that we can worship Our Lord in our own parish church and have a place for our generations to grow in faith.  Remembering you and praying for you all in this special time. Let us stay united in prayer and intercede for the whole world for the protection from corona virus.  Yours in Christ,   Fr. Anish James VC |St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Parish, Perth||C/o Holy Family Catholic Church, 34 Alcock St.,  Maddington| WA 6109 | (p) 08-94931703(m)0405940305 (e)  |website:
Requesting your prayers for the church building project. The stage one-earthworks is going on well. For the stage two (remaining works) we are looking for a Construction Manager. If you know anyone who is eligible and experienced in commercial construction field to act as a construction manager for our project, please contact me with the details.  Fr. Anish James VC |St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Parish, Perth||C/o Holy Family Catholic Church, 34 Alcock St.,  Maddington| WA 6109 | (p) 08-94931703(m)0405940305 (e)  |website:
"The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work." (2 Cor 9:6-8) Dear friends,  Hope you are doing well by God's grace.  I just wanted to update you about the progress of our church building project and request your prayers and support. The first stage of the Church construction i.e. the earthworks started on 08th May 2020 and is progressing well. Please find some pictures of the works going on at the site. We hope to finish the first stage in August 2020 and to start the Stage two. Let us thank God for allowing us to start the works and pray for the successful completion of the project.  I would like to acknowledge and thank you all who work hard for this project and who support it with prayers and financial contributions.  As we have started the works, we are in need of your kind support. So, we have planned to start visiting your homes to request your financial contributions towards this church building project. Family unit leaders, parish councillors and building committee members will visit you in the coming weeks. Kindly support the project as you can, so that we shall have our church project completed successfully and we shall have our own church to worship the Lord. As the Word of God reminds us, '...for God loves a cheerful giver', let us give our financial contributions with a cheerful and generous heart. Also let us pray that the Lord may guide us and protect us in this endeavor.  Thanking you for your cooperation and support,  Yours in Christ,  Fr. Anish James VC |St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Parish, Perth||C/o Holy Family Catholic Church, 34 Alcock St.,  Maddington| WA 6109 | (p) 08-94931703(m)0405940305 (e)  |website:
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