Local Priest’s Family OK in Typhoon

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 11/11/2013 11:29 pm

Father Noel Zamora is the pastor of Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Harrodsburg.  He has family in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.

“They thought it was the end of the world,” said Andrews.

Zamora moved to Kentucky about 12 years ago.  His parents, brother, sister and extended family all still live in the Philippines.

“You could only sit there and watch and pray because there’s nothing else you can do,” said Zamora who talked with his family Saturday and found out they were OK because they live in the northern island of the Philippines.  They got some rain and wind but missed most of the devastation from the storm.

Zamora says villages in the Philippines are made up of families which make the damage from this storm so much worse.

“It hit not just communities, but communities made up of people related to each other,” said Zamora.

“We would say Pana-parahon,” said Zamora.  “Whatever storm may come, we would weather it out, with our faith. “

There will be a Filipino mass Sunday, November 17th at 2:30 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Louisville.

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