Posts Tagged ‘Sacred Heart Basilica Timaru’

Mass, prayers, funerals and tears – Timaru community in mourning

Monday, August 16th, 2021
Timaru community

The Timaru community is mourning five young locals killed in a car crash last Saturday. Those who died were just 15 and 16 years old. Two were former pupils of Timaru’s Catholic secondary school, Roncalli College. At Thursday morning’s Mass (originally intended to mark the feast of the Assumption), Father Mark Walls said the deaths Read more

Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica finalist in heritage awards

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica has been named as a finalist in the biennial Canterbury Heritage Awards. The basilica is one of six finalists in the seismic category which also includes the Christchurch Town Hall, Muse Art hotel and the Rakaia Gorge No 1 Bridge. The church reopened in November 2020, following almost two years after Read more

Garage sale to raise funds for Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
garage sale

A garage sale was held in Timaru last Saturday to raise money for the Sacred Heart Basilica’s earthquake strengthening project, which began in early March. The project cost is $3.9 million. The parish and its community must raise $1.6m of this. Parish priest, Father Brian Fennessy, said that so far just over $1m has been Read more