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 held our hands and guided us. 

As a result of our prayers and hard work, our Development Application was approved on 23 July 2017. Thereafter 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. The designs with all variations were completed in November 2019 and our application for further amendments and time extension was approved by council on 22nd November 2019. We started the stage-one works on site on 07th May 2020. We received the Loan offer for $3 million on 02nd July 2020. The Building Permit for the stage-two was granted on 30th July 2020. Currently we are trying to gather more funds to carry on the works without delay. I thank everyone for your cooperation and hard work towards this dream of our own parish church. 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). Let us prayerfully join our hands to fulfill God's dream on this land.  

 

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) 

As we progress with the construction of our church, I request your prayers and financial support. 

“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)

Church Building Fund Account 

Account Name: St Joseph Syro Malabar Parish Perth 

BSB: 066 000           

Account Number: 1225 7128   

 

NB: If you would like to start a Direct Debit towards the project, please download the form from the website. (Ezidebit Form)

 

"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) holyfamily.smcc@gmail.com  |website: https://www.syromalabarperth.org.au/

"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) holyfamily.smcc@gmail.com  |website: https://www.syromalabarperth.org.au/

Dear friends, 

 

Hope you are all keeping well by God's grace. 

 

It is with great pleasure and gratitude to Almighty God that I write this email. 

 

By the grace of God, we have come to the stage of pouring slabs for the Church, Parish hall and Presbytery on coming Friday, 04th September. So, we will be laying the foundation stone, which was previously blessed by Bishop Bosco Puthur, tomorrow, 03rd September at 5.00 pm. Unfortunately, the Covid restrictions and the wet site conditions do not allow us to have more than 15 people attending the ceremony. It was also advised that we shall not encourage large number of people for safety reasons due to the wet soil and other works going on at the site. Therefore, only the members of the building core committee and a few priests and helpers will be attending the ceremony. 

 

We will be live streaming the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony through our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Center/St-Joseph-Syro-Malabar-Catholic-Church-Perth-and-Western-Australia-818780764842353/) So kindly keep the ceremony and the works in your prayers. God bless you!

Thank you. 


 

?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) holyfamily.smcc@gmail.com  |website: https://www.syromalabarperth.org.au/

 

“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 Cor 9:7). 


 

Dear friends,


 

Hope you are well. 


 

I am writing this email to update you about the church building project and to request your prayers and support. 


 

By God's grace, the construction works are going on very well. Thanking God Almighty for his graciousness towards our parish community. Hope you are following the progress photos sent to you with the Sunday mails. Please find a few photos in the attached pdf file. The concrete walls of the church and parish hall are fixed yesterday and the steel works will commence in the coming weeks. The presbytery is also coming into its shape with the roofing completed yesterday. As per the construction programme, we will be able to complete the works by the end of next year. Thank you very much for your prayers and requesting continuous prayers for the successful completion of the project. 


 

I would also like to thank you for welcoming the house visit teams in your homes and offering your support.I am glad that all of you have offered your support while we visited your homes. Please consider this email as a gentle reminder for the contributions you have offered towards the church project at this time. As the construction works are progressing well, we are in need of your kind support. So kindly transfer the amounts offered to the bank account given below at least before the end of December 2020. Thank you. 


 

A/C name:St. Joseph Syro Malabar Parish Perth

A/C number:1225 7128

BSB:066 000

Reference: Your parish registration-PR-number(Please contact me or Kaikarans if you don't know your PR number)


 

If you wish to start a direct debit payment towards the church project, please find the DD form attached. 


 

Once again thanking you and requesting your prayers and kind support towards the successful completion of the Church project, 
 


 

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) holyfamily.smcc@gmail.com |website: https://www.syromalabarperth.org.au/

"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Mt 16:18)

Dear friends,

Hope you are well. 

I am writing this email to update you about the church building project and to request your prayers and support as we come closer to the completion of the project. 
 

By God's grace, the construction works are going on very well. Thanking God Almighty for his graciousness towards our parish community. Please find a few progress photos in the attached pdf file. 
 

The walls, roofing, mechanical and electrical part of the church and parish hall are complete now and the builder has started with the ceilings and other inside works. Presbytery is almost completed. As per the construction programme, the builder will be able to complete the works by August this year and then we will be doing our part of the project like fencing, landscaping etc. to bless the Church by the end of this year. Thank you very much for your prayers and requesting continuous prayers for the successful completion of the project. 

I would also like to thank you for your kind financial contributions towards this project without which we would not have come to this stage. As we come closer to the completion of the project, we are in need of your financial support. Therefore, I am requesting you to share your loving contributions to the project. 
 

So kindly contribute generously to the building fund to complete the Church Building project: 

A/C name: St. Joseph Syro Malabar Parish Perth
 

A/C number: 1225 7128

BSB: 066 000

Reference: Your parish registration (PR) number 

(Please contact me or Kaikarans if you don't know your PR number)

Also, thanking all those who are doing direct debits to support the project. If you are not doing a Direct Debit now but wish to start a Direct Debit payment towards the church project, please find the DD form attached. Kindly complete and return.   

Once again thanking you and requesting your prayers and kind support towards the successful completion of the Church project, 

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) holyfamily.smcc@gmail.com  |website: https://www.syromalabarperth.org.au/ 

 

Dear friends,  

 Hope you are well by the grace of God!   

 I am writing this email to update you about the church building project and to request your prayers and support as we come closer to the completion of the project.   

 By God’s grace, the construction is progressing well, and builder will be able to complete the contracted works by July. Once we complete the rest of the works to be done by us, we will be able to bless our Church by the end of this year. Let us thank God for his continuous providence all throughout this project and pray for its successful completion.  

 The following works are completed/commenced as of today:   

 Site clearing & preparation works complete  

  • Foundations complete
  • Concrete wall panels complete
  • Slab on ground to church, hall and presbytery complete
  • Roof frame complete
  • Roof cover complete
  • Roof safety install complete
  • External cladding & soffit linings complete
  • Aluminium windows & doors install well advanced
  • Wall & floor tiling commenced
  • Internal wall linings & ceilings well advanced
  • Acoustic barrier ceilings complete
  • External painting commenced
  • Airconditioning & ventilation ductwork & equipment installed
  • Roof plant deck & walkways complete. Aircon condensing units installed
  • In-ground plumbing works complete
  • Plumbing works to internal amenity areas on-going
  • Electrical services installation on-going
  • Fire pumproom 95% complete
  • Fire pumps & tanks install complete
  • Presbytery building 95% complete
  • Roadworks and parking area commenced

 Thank you very much for your prayers and kind financial contributions towards this project without which we would not have come to this stage. I also gratefully remember all those who offered contributions to the project. As we come closer to the completion of the project, we are in need of your financial support as we have a shortfall of amount to complete the project. The previous parish council and building committee meeting has decided to recommence the house visits to collect more funds in this situation. The parish trustees and the leaders will visit those who offered contributions and those homes we could not visit last time. I request all of you to please co-operate with the house visits and contribute generously.   

 You may also send your contributions to the project using the following bank details:   

 A/C name: St. Joseph Syro Malabar Parish Perth  

A/C number: 1225 7128  

BSB: 066 000  

Reference: Your parish registration (PR) number   

 Once again thanking you and requesting your prayers and kind support towards the successful completion of the Church project,   

 Yours in Christ,  

 Fr Anish James VC  

Fr Sabu Jacob VC

“The latter splendour of this house shall be greater than the former, says the LORD of hosts;

and in this place, I will give prosperity, says the LORD of hosts” (Haggai 2:9)

 

 

Dear friends,

Good evening.

 

I am extremely happy to announce that we are going to bless our new parish church!

 

As you know, due to the Covid19 restrictions on interstate travel, Bp Bosco is not able to come to Perth now. But he has granted a special permission to bless the church and open it for the use of the parish community so that we will be able to start Holy Qurbana and all other sacraments and services in the new church. Therefore, we are blessing our new Parish Church on coming Saturday, 12th February 2022. I cordially invite everyone of you to join the blessing ceremony on 12th February at 2.00pm followed by Solemn Holy Qurbana in our new church at 347 Kelvin Rd, Orange Grove, WA 6109.

 

If you are not able to join physically, you may watch the ceremony live with the following link : https://youtu.be/e7jYnsz08uQ

 

For your attention:

 

-If you are unwell or have flu symptoms, please stay home.

-Please wear a face mask always inside the church and outside if you are not able to keep social distancing.

-Register your details using the SafeWA app or by writing down your details on the sheet provided.

-For Covid 19 contact registration and other arrangements, you may please register your details with the link : https://forms.gle/VEerh8eYPpV4yTdu8

 

-Parking and traffic: We have parking bays in front of the church and on the left side of the church. We can also use the neighbouring property (337 Kelvin Rd, Orange Grove) for parking cars after dropping off your family at the church. Please follow the instructions from the volunteers.

-Please note that there won't be 9.00 am Mass on Saturday at the hall.

 

Thanking and appreciating all of you for your hard work and prayers for the success of this project.

 

Let us come together to praise God for this ineffable gift! Thank you.

 

Yours in Christ,

 

Fr. Anish James VC

|St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Parish, Perth

"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, 

It is with great pleasure to invite you to the Consecration Ceremony of our church on Sunday, 01st of May 2022. Most Rev. Bishop Bosco Puthur will be consecrating the newly built church and its altar to the Lord at 2.00 pm on Sunday followed by a public meeting at 4.30 pm. On this auspicious occasion of the consecration of the church, let us thank God Almighty for his abundant blessings. I thank each and every one of you for your kind prayers, contributions, support and hard work for the successful completion of this church. 

The schedule of the day :

Sunday, 01 May 2022

1.45 pm : Receiving His Exc. Bishop Bosco Puthur and chief guests

2.00 pm : Consecration Ceremony with Solemn Holy Qurbana

4.30 pm : Public Meeting 

5.00 pm : Fellowship Meal

Please join to thank the Lord and to celebrate the day. Kindly make sure to come early, at least by 1.30 pm to avoid traffic congestion and to secure a seat inside the church. We have parking bays in front of the church and on the left side and back of the church. Please follow the instructions from the volunteers for parking. As per current Covid 19 restrictions, mask wearing is mandatory and 2sqm rule applies to venues. 

In order to get the numbers for seating arrangements and food preparation, kindly register with the below link if you are attending the ceremony at least by 28th April. There will also be live streaming on the day if you are unable to attend. 

Link to register: https://forms.gle/mryHhMiSb5pT9b2o8

(Please note that there will be no Qurbana in the morning and there won't be Qurbanas in any other centre on that Sunday)
Requesting your prayers and blessings for the day of consecration, 

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Anish James VC
|St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Parish, Perth|

|347 Kelvin Rd, Orange Grove | WA 6109| (phone) 0892591493 (m)0405940305 

(e) office.perth@syromalabar.org.au (web) www.syromalabarperth.org.au

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