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Week of November 26

We were excited to learn last week that our exciting and ambitious programme for La Nuit blanche à Montreal (February 28) has been accepted by the organisers. One of our planned events is an exhibition of art and photography when we hope to show off the creative talents of our congregation. The theme is Light. Natasha Henderson who will curate the exhibition would like to receive submissions by mid January. Please speak to her or to Ann for more information or with your ideas.

The Dix Mille Villages Fair Trade Christmas Boutique opens in the Atrium this Thursday at 11 am and continues until Sunday afternoon. If you’d like to help, please contact Opal at [email protected]. You can also visit the FB page https://www.facebook.com/events/598915340213613/

Monday, Dec 1 is the first of the 4 evenings when the Holy Land pilgrims will share their reflections, images and prayers. Not just a travelogue but a way to bring the gospel story to life as we share what was a profoundly spiritual and joyful experience. There will be time for discussion and prayer. We will also share some of the hymns we sang with gusto during our times of worship in the holy places. The other sessions are on December 5, 8 and 12.

If you love books, do consider joining the Cathedral’s reading group. Our next discussion on January 11 will be about The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West. However, before that we have a movie night on Dec 7 when we will drink Jane’s famous eggnog and watch the fascinating movie I Am. If you’d like to come to either of these get-togethers, please speak to Ann, Jane, Diana or Donna

The next Seniors’ Potluck Lunch is on Tuesday December 2 at 12:15 in the Hollis Lounge. There will be a meeting of the Social Service Society afterwards at 1:15. People attending the meeting are welcome to join the lunch. The January meeting coincides with Epiphany. Seniors are invited to attend the Choral Eucharist on January 6 at 12:15 followed by lunch at 1:15. Contact Janet King or Marjorie Sharp.

The office has a few 2015 Canadian Church Calendars for sale, $5 each. They will be available at coffee hour on Dec 7, or you can order one through the Cathedral office.

The Oasis Musicale concert this Saturday at 4:30 features Mark Djokic on violin and Julien Leblanc piano with music by Ysaýe, Gershwin and Sibelius.

The concert the following week will present a programme of Christmas music with singers Lucie Mayer and Soleil Dion, flautists Shayna Palevsky and Jonathan Bailey, organist Patrick Wedd and a horn quartet. The audience will be asked to join in the carols. It sounds like a wonderful celebration.

This of course is a season full of wonderful services and concerts. A detailed listing can be found here.

Finally, some news from Corporation. After 3 years as Rector’s Warden,  Veronica McDermott has resigned because of other commitments in her life. due to the pressure of her job which often takes her out of the country. We are most grateful to her for her faithful and energetic support for Paul and her valuable participation in Corporation over the past two and a half years. Donna Riley has agreed to be the new Rector’s Warden.

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