Construction for new church in Rawang to begin soon

After years of waiting, praying and hoping for a new church, the construction of the new Church of St Jude Thaddeus is expected to take off next year. The site of the new church is less than three km from the current Church of St Jude Thaddeus.

Nov 29, 2019

By Bernard Anthony
After years of waiting, praying and hoping for a new church, the construction of the new Church of St Jude Thaddeus is expected to take off next year. The site of the new church is less than three km from the current Church of St Jude Thaddeus.

Parish priest, Fr David Arulanatham disclosed this ‘good news’ to the thousands of parishioners and pilgrims who converged for the 11 day-long celebration of the feast of St Jude Thaddeus. He said the parish has received the approval development order from the authorities early this year, and have fulfilled almost all the various requirements that came with the order, from about 20 government agencies. Hence he expected that preliminary earthworks on the land, like levelling of the grounds, soil retention and soil nailing to begin from November 2019 for three months. Thereafter the tendering process, leading to the start of the physical construction of the new church building, would most likely be in February or March 2020.

Fr David said in the last few years he had asked all those who wished to donate to invest their monies so that when the time came, they  could expect to harvest a much bigger amount. “The time is now for you to  reap your harvest and send in your most appreciated donations to the Church Building Fund, as we are ready to  build the new Church.” Fr David mentioned that they needed RM20 million to fully build the new Church complex. He said  the fund has, to date, some RM5 million and they needed another RM15 million. He appealed to all to give and help build the new church with him.

The artist’s impression of the new church was posted on the parish notice board for all the faithful and pilgrims to view.

The current small church, built in 1957 on a small piece of land on a hillock in Rawang town, is inadequate in terms of classrooms for catechism and a proper hall for functions. A bigger church with proper facilities is needed to cater to the growing Catholic population in Rawang and its vicinity.

Those who wish to donate can walk into the church office (during office hours) throughout the year to make your donations, or make an online donation via the parish website ie. www.stjuderawang.org

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