Outreach


Housing First Cathedral project update – November 2019



Housing First Cathedral project update – November 2019

Housing First project taking shape November 2019 update If all goes well, three homeless people will have roofs over their heads next summer in a three-unit townhouse owned by Christ Church Cathedral. Penny Ericson, chair of the cathedral’s Outreach Committee, said the cathedral’s project on Albert Street and a four-unit townhouse on Jaffrey Street, owned […]

2019 Out of the Cold



2019 Out of the Cold

URGENT HELP NEEDED –  St. Paul’s United Church, corner of York and George, has issued an urgent and immediate call for volunteers to help at its overnight warming space for homeless people, which will fill a gap in services until the planned, new, out-of-the-cold shelter is up and running. Volunteers would need to stay overnight […]

Monday Morning Drop-in Christmas 2018



Monday Morning Drop-in Christmas 2018

SANTA’S ELVES – Marilyn O’Hara (left) and Mary Lou Cotter busily pack 85 gift bags for people in need who attend the Monday morning drop-in at Cathedral Hall. Bags contain many donated items such as warm socks, a knitted hat or scarf, candy canes, granola bars, tissues, candy, chips, pens, hot chocolate mix, toothbrushes, hotel-size […]

The Cathedral and the Road Home



The Cathedral and the Road Home

Bishop and Chapter have approved in principle the sending of a letter of intent to enter into a partnership that would support four of the homeless population. The final approval would be subject to the proponents being able to secure adequate federal, provincial and local support as well as the Chapter’s approval of a 20-year […]

2018 Christmas Angels



2018 Christmas Angels

This year’s crop of angels has arrived at the Cathedral! Paper angels from the Fredericton Food Bank are waiting to be chosen from small trees in the cathedral and in the hall foyer. Each of the 60 angels indicates a specific gift for a needy boy or girl in our city. Unwrapped gifts, with the […]

Summer outreach a success



Summer outreach a success

The joy of giving was obvious this summer among people who took part in three Monday morning drop-ins for people in need. “Usually, the Outreach Committee operates weekly drop-ins from mid-September until mid-May and takes the summer off to give our dedicated volunteers a chance to rest and relax,” committee chair Penny Ericson explained. “This […]