Posts Tagged ‘Sacred Heart Cathedral’

Soldiers enter Myanmar Catholic cathedral, detain archbishop

Monday, April 11th, 2022
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Soldiers from the Myanmar military forcibly took control of a Catholic cathedral in Mandalay and detained an archbishop along with dozens of worshippers. Approximately 40 soldiers entered Sacred Heart Cathedral before a Lenten prayer service on Friday, April 8. They refused to allow worshipers to leave. The soldiers also occupied other buildings on the compound. Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral farewell’s its music director

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Tears flowed freely when Sacred Heart Cathedral parish farewelled its music director Michael Fletcher. Fletcher was the Director of Music at the cathedral for the past ten years. The occasion followed his final choral Mass on Sunday 14 March with tributes from choristers and parishioners emphasising Michael’s outstanding contribution to the cathedral, particularly in music Read more

Blessing starts $16.5 million Sacred Heart Cathedral project

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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Catholic Archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John Dew will bless construction workers, and the city’s Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in a ceremony at 10 am on Friday to mark the start of the cathedral project restoring and strengthening the Category I historic building. The classical-style cathedral in Hill St, Thorndon – designed by Dunedin Read more

Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral closed for an indefinite period

Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thorndon, Wellington, closed its doors on Friday. An assessment has found the building’s structural integrity to be just 15 per cent of the standard for a new building. This means there would be a significant risk to occupants if there was an earthquake. While Sacred Heart Cathedral is closed, weekday masses Read more

Earthquake risk Cathedral staying open

Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Engineers have told the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Wellington that it meets less than 33 percent of the new building standard. The 117-year-old cathedral has been evaluated by engineers in a verbal report and a brief written assessment. Sacred Heart Cathedral’s Reverend Father James Lyons said beams in the roof needed to be strengthened. But Read more