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Friday, February 14, 2014

Cathedral Restoration Kicks Off With A Concert

You may have noticed a bucket catching drops or the pews that are blocked off due to falling plaster.   

The Cathedral on Waterloo needs a lot of work and the fundraising campaign to make it happen begins this weekend. 

Lynn Forbes-Gautier tells CHSJ News a concert on Sunday showcases the various cultures that make up the diocese of Saint John.

She the lineup included African spirituals, traditional Native drummers and Irish Celtic fiddlers.

Historian John LeRoux will speak on the church's role in provincial history.

The concert begins at 2pm on Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Waterloo Street.

A goodwill offering is being collected.

They goal is raise $10 million dollars and that money will allow them to create an endowment fund that can be used for future repairs the church may need.