Tag: earthquake

Earthquake response progress

May 2014 Feature David Mullin Many parishes are investigating the costs of projects to improve their buildings following the earthquake risk assessment of archdiocesan buildings over the two years to December 2013. The Project Stronger working group’s main task was the seismic assessment of archdiocesan and parish buildings identified at highest risk in an earthquake.

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Quake survivors count blessings and God’s guardians

News Cecily McNeill September 2013 One parishioner in the tiny town of Ward near the epicentre of last month’s 6.6 earthquake is planning to teach her grandchildren about their guardian angels because she says someone was certainly looking after them. Mary Hickman who, with husband Ossie, and their three sons form the nucleus with the

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Quake too much for Seddon crucifix

News Cecily McNeill Mass became rapidly more dramatic for parishioners in Seddon the nearest town to the big quake on Sunday 21 July. Blenheim parish priest Fr Aidan Kay CP had just started to read the gospel when the 6.5 quake struck just 25 kilometres away. ‘I stepped back from the lectern against the wall

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