Cathedral Heritage Families

What is a Cathedral Heritage Family?

You may have a generations-long connection to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the parish churches of the Diocese of Saint John in New Brunswick. Or you may have a more recent affiliation with the historic mother church of the Diocese. Your family has witnessed family milestones here and commemorated special events, including baptisms, marriages, and funerals, within its walls. You celebrate this historic and iconic church and are committed to securing its future and the renewal of the community it represents.
 

Become a Cathedral Heritage Family by pledging your family’s support and commitment.

Each and every family who contributes a minimum cumulative gift of $5000 to the Cathedral Restoration Project through the Cathedral Heritage Families Campaign will be acknowledged in a permanent manner. Consider a Cathedral Heritage Families gift through combined contributions by extended family members. And there are rewards, too…

Cathedral Heritage Families will be eligible to receive: 

  • signed, limited edition reproduction of specially commissioned art
  • opportunity to leave a permanent family record in the “Cathedral Families Storybook” in the Cathedral’s Visitors’ Interpretive Centre 
  • historical heritage docu-video Embracing our Heritage – Transforming our Future 
  • preferred pricing for ticketed Concerts in the Cathedral performances
  • private tours of the Cathedral 
  • invitations to special events and programs

Contact the Cathedral Heritage Foundation Office at 506.653.6967 for more information.

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Cathedral Heritage Familieshave pledged their support

Questions about making a donation?

Contact the Cathedral Heritage Foundation

506-653-6967

CHOOSE YOUR CONTRIBUTION OPTION:

Minimum of $5,000 donation. Cathedral Heritage Families Campaign gifts of $10,000 or greater may be pledged over three (3) years with an initial minimum contribution of 10 percent. Many choose the pledge option with payments spread over multiple years in order to achieve a greater impact for their gift.

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Cathedral Heritage Families Giving Societies

Those who become Cathedral Heritage Families and contribute to the Embracing our Heritage... Transforming our Future campaign become members of our Giving Societies. Members of these societies will receive regular reports on the progress of the campaign and will be invited to special stewardship events and programs designed for society benefactors.

Stewards Society - $1 million gift or more
Members of this society have recognized the triumph of our ancestors in building a strong community in their new homeland and have made an extraordinary commitment to rebuild the Cathedral and its surrounding neighbourhood. They exemplify commitment to family, faith, and community, they have done their part to secure the future of Saint John’s only cathedral.

St. Patrick Society - $750,000 to $999,000
In honour of the cathedral’s original Irish builders, members of this society carry on the tradition as modern cathedral builders.


St. Dunstan Society - $500,000 to $749,000
In tribute to the patron saint of the original cathedral of the Diocese of Saint John, these donors have given selflessly to preserve our heritage. They are among our leaders in guiding the future of our community.


St. Michael Society - $250,000 to $499,000
Following the example of St. Michael, members of this society have done their part to defend the future of the Catholic Church in New Brunswick.


St. Vincent Society - $100,000 to $249,000
St. Vincent de Paul was a champion of the disadvantaged.  Members of this society emulate his life in their commitment and service to others.


Heritage Society - $25,000 to $99,000
Dedicated to preserving our built heritage, members of this society have contributed to preserving the legacy of the Cathedral and Cathedral families for generations to come through their commitment.


Builders Society - $5,000 to $24,000
Helping to grow our historic community, members of this society are committed to ensuring this historic building will endure and have a lasting impact on the community.

 

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Cathedral Heritage Families campaign gifts of $10,000 or greater may be pledged over three (3) years with an initial minimum contribution of 10 percent. Many choose the pledge option with payments spread over multiple years in order to achieve a greater impact for their gift.

We invite you to contact the Cathedral Restoration Project office (506.653.6967) for information about how you can become a Cathedral Heritage Family.

Thank You Cathedral Heritage Families!

Thousands of families have celebrated important life events and milestones at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Many have pledged their support to the Cathedral Restoration Project by becoming Cathedral Heritage Families…. Built by and for families and handed down as a legacy and civic trust, the generosity and stewardship of nearly 10 generations have helped to secure the future of Saint John’s only cathedral. 

We thank them for their commitment. Contact us to learn how you can join them.  Together, we can transform our future!

Some of our Cathedral Heritage Families are listed here. Others have asked that their contributions remain private.

Forestell

Sheehan

Bardsley

Kelly

Green

Ervin

MacGillivray

Fitzpatrick

Foley

Higgins

Irving

Kinsella

Wilson

Whalen

McGinn

Cronin

MacDougall

Irving

Woods

Keating

Harris

Henneberry

Streeter

McAloon

Daley

Debly

McGinn

Murphy

Shannon

Debly

Barry

Loggie

McGarrity

Flood

Woods

Vachon

Savoie

Owens

FitzGerald

Fairweather

Richards-Carleton

Mitchener

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