Immaculate Conception Parish in Jackson asks city for extension on construction plans

JACKSON, Mo. (KBSI)- The Immaculate Conception church is asking the City of Jackson for an extension to an agreement made in 2018 on their building plans for a new church.

The parish is requesting the extension due to needing to more funds before construction can begin.

Deacon Al Stoverink is the coordinator for the construction project and feels the pandemic was a major factor in raising funds for the project. “There’s been a longstanding need to build a bigger church, to accommodate not only current masses but to really provide growth into the future, because Jackson’s growing and so we’re growing with it.” Says, Stoverink.
“This church that we’re in now was I think built in the sixties, and it’s an indication that in fact, our population, parish population is growing.” Says, parish member, Kathleen Hartmann who expresses the need for the new church due to population.
And with a church of 1,100 parish members, Stoverink says the new church is badly needed.
City council will meet Monday, August 21st to vote on the request.

“We’re not quite there yet to start construction, and so we went to the city council and asked them for a two-year extension, and hopefully they will look favorably at that new request upon their next meeting.”

FOX23’s Multimedia Journalist Sasha Moore will have more information Friday at 9 p.m.

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