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Sunday, August 24, 2014

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake | Napa Catholic Institutions

Diocese of Santa Rosa: http://www.santarosacatholic.org/

St. Joseph Health, Queen of The Valley Hospital: http://www.thequeen.org/
A Catholic non-profit, full-service diagnostic and therapeutic medical facility, Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded in 1958 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and is part of the St. Joseph Health.
Quake's toll: 120 treated at Napa hospital
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/2576044-181/quakes-toll-120-treated-at
UPDATE: ABC7 NEWS reports 221 people treated at Queen of The Valley Hospital: http://abc7news.com/news/south-napa-earthquake-causes-damage-injuries/278683/

Napa, California: area parishes and schools

Holy Family Catholic Church (American Canyon)
http://www.holyfamilycatholicchurch-amcan.org/
101 Antonina Ave, American Canyon, CA, United States. 707-645-9331

St Apollinaris Catholic Church
www.stapollinaris.org
3700 Lassen St, Napa, CA, United States. 707-257-2555

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
www.stthomasaquinasnapa.com
2725 Elm St, Napa, CA, United States. 707-255-2949

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church
main.stjohnscatholic.org
960 Caymus St, Napa, CA, United States. 707-226-9379

Saint Apollinaris Catholic School
www.stapollinaris.com
3700 Lassen St, Napa, CA, United States. 707-224-6525

Saint John the Baptist Catholic School
school.stjohnscatholic.org
983 Napa St, Napa, CA, United States. 707-224-8388

We pray today for the safety of the residents of Napa, and everyone working to provide safety and functioning services there.

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