Saturday, May 26, 2012

2012 March: Busan: Namcheon Cathedral

Namcheon Cathedral in Pusan/Diocese of Pusan 
Location: 70-1, 70-4 Nam Cheon 1 Dong, Busan, 600-094 South Korea

How to get there:  Take Line 2 (GREEN) Namcheon station.  The closest exit is #2 which is accessible only by taking the long stairs.  (The elevator is available from other exit but we were not able to see pedestrian lanes on the streets.)


Make sure you study the location on maps.google.com.  This is just close to KBS station building.

Unlike the Roman Catholic churches here in the Philippines, the one in Namcheon has a different structure that makes it unique in my eyes.  High ceiling on the right and these walls are used for the Station of the Cross.  (It is about a week before the Holy Week 2012 and we saw  group of aunties doing their prayers on the 14 stations.)  While the left wall is sliding and is designed with stained glass.

Outside area is designed with red walking area and everything is covered by greenery.

Based on my online research there is a daily mass (Tue/Thu at 12:15pm, Wed/Fri 5:30pm), but we did not see during our visit at 12:15pm.  Here is the schedule posted on the place (but in Korean).


Travel Date: March 29, 2012

Updated:
Other English Mass in Busan - you may check here.
Choryang Catholic Church
Location: Busan dong-gu 15, Choryangsang-ro 79beon-gil (Choryang-dong)
Phone: +82-51-467-1209

Services: Services in Vietnamese (Sundays, 2 p.m.), English (Sundays, 4 p.m.)

12 comments:

  1. Ill translate the schedule
    Weekdays-600,10:30 730pm
    Saturday 430
    Sunday 600

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    1. Thanks for translating and dropping by to this page.

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  2. Thank you so much for your detailed direction. I managed to find the church too yesterday. God bless

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  3. Hi! Thanks for your post, is there an English mass?

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    1. Is there an English mass? I'm curious about it too :)

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    2. From this site (http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=display_site_info&siteid=116008), looks like no English Mass.

      I found another church, possibly may have English Mass.
      Ref: http://pusanweb.com/guides/worship/index.htm
      Holy Cross Cathedral of Busan (hongbo@catholicpusan.or.kr) has an English-speaking mass at 4 p.m. every Sunday

      Other Reference (no English): http://www.catholicbusan.or.kr/

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    3. Ah okay. I just wanted to attend a Christmas mass while I am here in Korea. Thanks eh :)

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    4. Wishing you best trip for this Holiday Season!

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  4. Apologies, no trace found in the provided details above.

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  5. Hi ruffeecola, thanks for this posting. My family and I are going to Busan in early December staying in Seomyeon area. From my research on google, there is a Catholic Church in Seomyeon. Do you know if there's English mass in this church (if it exists)? Rgds, Jill

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    1. From this site (http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=display_site_info&siteid=116008), looks like no English Mass.

      I found another church, possibly may have English Mass.
      Ref: http://pusanweb.com/guides/worship/index.htm
      Holy Cross Cathedral of Busan (hongbo@catholicpusan.or.kr) has an English-speaking mass at 4 p.m. every Sunday

      Other Reference (no English): http://www.catholicbusan.or.kr/

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    2. Thanks, ruffeecola for the prompt reply. Will check out the various links you've given. God bless. Rgds, Jill

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