A release from the church indicated that the building has been in need of repairs for some time now and renovation work is real and pressing. The church officials said that though the main building is structurally sound, there are parts of it that are, at best, outdated. The roof of the church lets in torrents of water whenever rain falls and the electrical system has caused at least one black-out and two minor fires in recent months.
And hard though it may be for some to believe, said the official, the need of your financial support is imperative. “When life challenges whatever preconceptions one may hold about anything, and presents seemingly adversarial experiences for us to address, it is a blessed thing to be buttressed by those who know you most and best, for it is then that you are almost certainly guaranteed success,” said the statement.
The upcoming concert will feature Friends of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, ValLimar Jansen & Tom Kendzia (together with their respective spouses) who readily accepted the invitation of the Basseterre parish fundraising committee to journey to St. Kitts once again and help with the church’s efforts to raise money for some urgently required renovations.
Just as they did in 2008, these dynamic, multi-talented performers will make their presence heard and felt in a pulse raising, spirit lifting, fundraising Gospel concert. However, this year, it’s a family affair – with Frank Jansen & Mary Carol Kendzia providing musical and other forms of accompaniment to the concert’s main performers.
Also performing will be local mega-talented singers Masud Sadiki, Larry Vaughan, and Nigel Browne as well as steel pan impresario Melvin Hewlette, are all performing at this concert and assisting the church in this endeavour.
The Catholic Church in Basseterre has been at the service of the people of St. Kitts-Nevis (regardless of creed) for well over 150 years. They have fed many of our hungry, poor, neglected citizens; clothed our naked, uplifted our destitute and cared for our infirm. Now, the church is in need of the help of the community it has supported over the years.
The concert is being held under the Distinguished Patronage of His Excellency, Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, Governor General of St. Kitts-Nevis, on June 4th, 2011 at the Sir Cecil Jacobs (Eastern Caribbean Central Bank) Auditorium. It begins at 7:00 pm sharp.