In the Old World, the centre of a city was thought to be wherever its Cathedral stood. Although Saint John, New Brunswick is a city encompassing an enormous area with dozens and dozens of distinct neighbourhoods, it has but a few places that everyone recognizes as being in the very heart of the city. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is one such place. Built between 1853 and 1855, it is Saint John's only cathedral. Just steps from King Square, the Cathedral is the centrepiece of a community neighbourhood that also includes a hospital; respite and elder care facilities; community outreach ministries and services; and affordable housing that will reshape the former St. Vincent’s High School.
The Cathedral Restoration & Waterloo Village Revitalization Project is a $20-plus million project that will restore and preserve these historic properties, including the improvement of the Cathedral’s setting and visitor experience.
Nova Scotia Mass Choir & STU Singers at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Rothesay, NB
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord & Celebrate! Southern Gospel and contemporary Canadian folk music share the stage at a benefit concert for the Cathedral Restoration Project. East Coast Music Association winners – the Nova Scotia Mass Choir – and St. Thomas University’s renowned choristers – the STU Singers – join us for a rousing Thanksgiving season program. Free will donations at the door. Sponsored by Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception and Les Religieuses NDSC.
Friday December 15, 2017
Measha Brueggergosman Home for the Holidays at Saint John High School Auditorium
Concerts in the Cathedral presents New Brunswick’s own Juno Award winning superstar at a benefit concert for the Cathedral Restoration Project. Advance tickets $30 available at Harbour Station Box Office 800-267-2800 or www.harbourstation.ca $35 at the door. Sponsored by Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception and Les Religieuses NDSC.