Jayapura, Jubi – The chairman of the School of Philosophy and Theology (STFT) Fajar Timur Abepura, Pastor Neles Tebay Kebadabi, Pr., said the library on its campus is the best library in Papua.
He said he hoped that the library can be used well.
“Students and faculty are asked to read books, journals at the library as well as to be able to read about the current situation and bring in prayer, reflection and testify it,” he said.
“It means that upon reflection, we put it in writing and publish it in the media, such as Cepos (Cendrawasih Pos), Jubi and many local and national newspapers, so that through the media we are witnessing,” said Pastor Neles
It was said during his speech at Anniversary of STFT Fajar Timur Hall Seminary in Padang bulan,, Jayapura city on last week.
The celebration was preceded by a Mass of thanksgiving rite led by Pastor Yanuarius You, Pr. who was accompanied by Father Neles Tebay, Pr. and Father Yan Java, SVD. In his sermon, Father Januarius said we should be grateful because STFT has produced human resources for church and state.
There were also alumni of STFT who became bishop (leader of the local church), that is Mgr. Aloysius Murwito, OFM, Bishop of the Diocese of Asmat and Mgr. John Philip Saklil, Pr., Bishop of the Diocese of Timika and many other pastors in Papua.
In addition, some state officials, such as Asmat regent, Intan Jaya, Paniai and legislators are also an alumnus of STFT.
“For that we should be grateful to the Holy Spirit, because this school still exists because of God’s will, “said Father Januarius.
While the anniversary committee chairman, Agus Pawika in its report said to celebrate STFT anniversary, the committee has carried out several competitions, including soccer, volleyball and badminton competitions, as well as Bible quiz.
Meanwhile, chairman of the Foundation of the Catholic Theological College (STTK),Father Januarius Maatopai You, Pr. in his speech explained, had great hope to change the face of STFT better. Therefore, he was ready to make something while serving as chairman of the foundation
“When I was appointed as chairman, I do not refuse because I have hope by 2019 there should be a breakthrough, ” he said.
He continued, there will be a master program.
“Private Universities Coordinating Body ask to have more than one program. So, we will open master program in Theology. Hopefully in 2017, this master program will be started, “he hoped. (Hendrikus Bobii/Tina)