Thursday, November 01, 2012

New Center for Seafarers and Migrants at Keelung Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

 Frs. Mario and Bobin together with the faithful in front 
of the Sacred Heart Church, Keelung, Taiwan 
The Keelung Seafarers Center (KSC) was inaugurated on Taiwan’s Migrants Day at the Sacred Heart Church. The center is sponsored by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) to assist seafarers, migrants and youth. The KSC, though simple compared to other centers in the different ports in Taiwan, responds to the need of seafarers, migrants and youth, even as it shows our concern for their welfare.

The inauguration began with the celebration of the Mass in English presided by Fr. Bobin Punnackapadavil, and with the participation of a lot of migrants. During the eucharistic celebration, special prayers were said for the welfare of the migrants in Taiwan, as well as acknowledging their contribution to the development of the society and the local church.  

The Keelung Seafarers Center has officially opened its doors to the public on October 21, on the occasion of World Mission Day, coinciding also with the day our parish celebrated the feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret.

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