Tuesday 27 November 2012

A Christmas for Giving

A Christmas for Giving
Sharing the joy of Christmas by giving to those affected by Hurricane Sandy
In Newfoundland over the next few weeks, many will be making preparations for Christmas celebrations with family, friends, and co-workers. Those in our homes and neighbourhoods will be blessed by generosity and love. No one will be unaffected by the presence of joy and sharing in the local community.
In Long Island, Statten Island, Brooklyn and Queen’s over the next few weeks, individuals and communities will be continuing their struggle to return to normalcy following the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Many are still without adequate access to electricity, clean water, and shelter. For them Christmas may be a time of scarcity and hopelessness. Families face grief, loss of home and community.
This Christmas, consider sharing your joy to neighbours in the New York Region.
The Parish of the Ascension and community partners are offering a Gala for those in Newfoundland to share Christmas with our neighbours to the south.
The Parish has linked with Churches in the New York Region, and will be sending funds so that families and neighbourhoods in New York can receive care, support, and the gift of Christmas.
The Gala includes a three-course dinner, silent auction, live auction, and performances by various local artists.
All proceeds raised will be given to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Dinner will be prepared by a team of prominent local chefs including,
Roary MacPherson, Mike Barsky, Andrea Maunder, Michelle Leblanc, Shaun Hussey, Brian Piercey, Angie Ryan, Jillian Lake, Thomas Canning and Hans Uebel.
A Christmas for Giving will take place Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the CLB Armoury, St. John’s. Doors open at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.
For more information contact David at 368-5693 or email aChristmasforgiving@gmail.com
Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the following locations:
Parish of the Ascension, Mount Pearl
House to Home, Mount Pearl.
Johnny Ruth, Downtown St. John’s
Share the joy of Christmas by giving to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Festival of Music and Lights, Bowring Park

Come join us Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 5 p.m. where we will be joining other choirs and performers for the Festival of Music and Lights.

There will be hot chocolate and cookies !!!

See you at the Duck Pond, Bowring Park........

Friday 23 November 2012

Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale

Why not use this as an opportunity to purchase some unique Christmas gifts?
Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale

Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, and Development & Peace are hosting a Christmas Festival Sale of fairly-traded gifts benefiting artisans from over 30 developing countries.
Sale will be held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road:
T  Thursday, December 6, 2012 – 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
   T  Friday, December 7, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
        T  Saturday, December 8, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Your purchases will help provide steady work, fair wages and better life for struggling families around the world.

Admission: FREE

More information call:  722- 0082 

 Website:       http://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/festival/1836


Ticket sales are so popular an additional matinee has been added for Sunday. So don't delay and contact the Arts and Culture for your tickets.

Go to Peter MacDonald Productions Facebook page for more information: http://www.facebook.com/PeterMacDonaldProductions

Monday 5 November 2012

Christmas at the Kirk

Mark your calendars and come join the festivities with us.
For Seniors and Guests
Sunday, December 9, 2012  @ 3:00 pm
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, The Kirk
Free Admission
(a non-perishable food item for Bridges of Hope Food Bank would be appreciated)
The Seniors' Resource Centre Presents a
Christmas Concert and Sing-A-Long
A huge thank you to The Ellsworth Group of Companies for sponsoring this wonderful event for seniors and the Bridges to Hope Food Bank.

Friday 2 November 2012

Sing For Care

What a night !!!  Surrounded by sound from groups such as the NSO Philharmonic Choir, Newfound Sound, Soloist Adina Cahill and Doug Dunsmore and the Children's Chorus from Scrooge; Les Ms (& Friends) have now raised over $80,000 for the Dr. H. Bliss Cancer Centre patients. This money assists patients and families who require travel to receive their treatment. So an evening filled with uplifting music that was good for the soul and raised funds that heals the body.

Next performance for Holy Heart of Mary Alumnae Choir is our Seniors Christmas Concert at the Kirk, December 9, 2012. This is free of charge to seniors with an entry fee of a non-perishable item for the Food Bank.

We will be participating in the Bowring Park Festival of Music and Light, Saturday, December 1 at 5 p.m.   Join us there for hot chocolate and a sing-a-long. Fa...la...la...la...la.

Yes.. we are gearing up for Christmas.

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Book Signing

The Five Island Art Gallery

Is thrilled to have a book signing with
Jean Claude Roy
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Place: 7 Cove Road, Tors Cove, Southern Shore
To ensure you get a copy please pre order by phoning
709-334-3645 or email fiveislandgallery@nf.aibn.com.


 features paintings of every community in Newfoundland.

Come along to the book signing to meet Jean Claude and get your personalized copy of this stunning new release, with over 800 images, for the incredibly low price of $60.

Five Island Art Gallery New Fall Schedule
Open Friday to Monday (10 am – 5 pm)

Thursday 27 September 2012

Sing for Care

Spend a wonderful evening with Les Ms and Friends and help support a fundraiser that is near and dear to HHMAC. Tickets are available from the Holy Heart Theatre Box Office or on-line through:

Visit Les Ms Facebook page for all upcoming events. Like or Share this page.

Monday 24 September 2012

Presentation Gala - September 23, 2012

What an evening !!! We performed with other local groups and soloists for a talent filled night that delighted the Presentation Sisters' many delegates from around the world. Jacinta Mackey entertained the audience between performances with trivia questions and prizes (sacred medals and pastel coloured rosary beads).
HHMAC closed the evening with three selections:
   - Why We Sing
   - Jack (Dr. Valerie Long arr.)
   - River in Judea

We were honoured to wrap up the evenings festivities with the Ode to Newfoundland and finally our treasured Holy Heart of Mary School Song.  What a way to kick of this year.

Next performance - Sing for Care.

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Peter MacDonald Productions

Peter MacDonald Productions "Anything Goes" is a must see performance. Hurry and get your tickets !!!

To keep in touch with upcoming productions see Peter MacDonald's Facebook page:
or Peter MacDonald Productions web site:

Presentation Gala

We have been invited to celebrate with the Presentation Sisters at their Gala on September 23, 2012

Please join us to celebrate this joyous occassion.

Thursday 26 July 2012

Great News - Valerie receives Torch Bearer Award

Valerie with her Torch Bearer Award and HHMAC
Cape Spear, NL July 24, 2012
On Tuesday July 24, 11:30 am at Cape Spear National Park, the presentation of the Torch Bearer Award will be made to Dr. Valerie Long by the World Harmony Run organization, honouring her as this province's winner of this prestigious award and we invite you to attend and show her your support. "The Torch-bearer Award is an award which recognizes and honours individuals who have been of extraordinary inspiration and service to their communities". Valerie's work with HHMAC and Les MS is an indication of that inspiration to the community and we are proud to announce this award on her behalf.  

The international run will conclude at Cape Spear as the torch is passed and with a ceremonial run of 2 km to the finish line, and runners who wish to join are also invited to participate. T-shirts will be provided to all runners. Please email mrebidoux@mun.ca to register for the run and give her your size for the shirt. This is a public event so spread the word to your friends and colleagues. Runners are asked to meet at Victoria Park Day Camp at 10:30 to receive their shirts and, if you wish, you will be driven to the site of the run and then returned to Victoria Park at the end of the ceremony (approximately 12:00-12:30).

You will find a link to profiles of this year's Canadian recipients of the Torch-bearer award here:


Here is a link to a CBC (central NL) podcast where Valerie is interviewed regarding the Torch Bearer Award and she speaks about the Alta Pusteria Festival.

                                                             Congratulations, Valerie !!!!!!