Hintonburg’s Family Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 19, 2004
7:00 to 9:00PM
at ST.FRANCIS OF ASSISI CHURCH
(corner of Wellington and Fairmont Sts.)
Concert ForPEACE 2003
Sunday, December 21, 2002
St. Francis of Assisi Church, Ottawa
GIFT OF DANCE
"Mother of Peace" Liturgical dance choreographed and performed by Le Jazz Hott Dance and Ballet School under the artistic direction of Vanessa Plettell-Chevrier. Tonight’s dancers include: Genevieve Levesque Mumford, Melanie Giroux Cook, Celine Richard Robichon, Katie Mahonin Michelle Delisle Purrell, Phillippe Cornet and Vanessa Plettell-Chevrier. (We are immensely grateful to Vanessa and her beautiful dancers for their generous participation in our program again this year )
GREETINGS AND INTRODUTION OF DIGNITARIES
Master of Ceremonies: "Magi Baltazar," Fred Schubert /Director of His Mercy Friendship Center /Fr. Samuel Chiasson, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church and The Regional Vicar representing Archbishop Marcel Gervais
PRAYER AND SONG OF PEACE
FOR THE HOLY LAND AND THE MIDDLE EAST
"The Prayer of St. Francis" by Jessica Dalton
"The Song of Peace" written and sung by Jeannette of Nazareth
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Choir with Karen Lahaise
Under the direction of Donna Bowers:
O Holy Night: Karen Lahaise, soloist; Louise Rathier, piano / In Bethlehem: Composer and piano, Anne Hurley. Sung by Karen Lahaise, Véronique Bergeron & Louise Rathier / Emmanuel: Karen with St. Joseph's Choir; Anne Hurley, piano; Louise Rathier, guitar / The Long Awaited One: St. Joseph's Choir; Louise Rathier, piano
BRIEF CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
Rev. Anthony Bailey, Pastor of Parkdale United Church
THE PARKDALE UNITED CHURCH CHOIR
Carols sung by a small group of the Church Choir, conducted by Desmond Hassell, Director of Music at Parkdale United Church: Send Me Now solo by Rachel Eugster, Go, Tell it on the Mountain /I Believe/ Balulalow / Kings in Glory /The Infant King / Halle, Halle, Halle /: Choristers: Rachel Eugster, LuAnn Cunliffe, Wendy Martin, Beth Gutsell, Nancy Iacobucci, Chris Armstrong, Bryan Healey, Peter Dawson, Doug Rutherford, Ian Rutherford
HINTONBURG NEIGHBOURHOOD APPRECIATION AWARDS
Magi Baltazar awarding – Rev. Anthony Bailey and The Parkdale United Church
Dr. Jay Baltz, President of the Hintonburg Community Association awarding - Monique Lachapelle , Doreen Duchesne and John Leaning
Cheryl Parrot and Vance Vandre of The Economic Development Committee awarding - Sam and Simon Saikaley (The Carleton Tavern and Restaurant)
and Representatives of 200 volunteers
The Honorable Richard Patton MPP (and Fr. George Sammut) honoring and awarding - The Honorable Mayor Bob Chiarelli
FREE WILL OFFERING
BY GIVING GENEROUSLY, YOU HELP HIS MERCY CONTINUE SERVING
" The Homeless of the Heart " IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND CITY.
To obtain a charitable tax receipt for a cheque donation address to:
HOLY ROSARY PARISH / HIS MERCY
THE ST. CHARBEL MARONITE SINGERS
Two Arabic songs of the Nativity from St. Charbel’s Maronite Catholic Church. Under the direction and accompaniment of Johnny Barhoum with Daniel Estephan and soloist, Sana Eskander.
MAGI FAMILY SING-A-LONG
Led by Darcy Dalton and Guy Dacquay of Orleans
Join The Magi in their annual community-caroling portion of the evening. .
WALK OF THE MAGI
GIFT PROCESSION TO THE OUTDOOR CRECHE
The police-escorted procession begins immediately after the concert at 9pm.
PRAYERS FOR PEACE AT SOMERSET PARK
Neighborhood ministers offer their prayers for PEACE in front of the community nativity scene
Rev. Anthony Bailey (Parkdale United Church) - for our Hintonburg family
Rev. George Sammut (Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church) - for our Ottawa family
Rev. Charles Orchard (St.Mary’s Church) - for our Canadian family
Deacon George Moufela ( St. Charbel Maronite Church) - for our The Middle East and Global family
A BIG ~THANK YOU~ FROM HIS MERCY FRIENDSHIP CENTRE . . .
~to our warm and gracious hosts, Fr. Samuel Chiasson and the parishioners of St. Francis Church, for accommodating our 8th annual neighbourhood Christmas Concert in their
~to all of you, our concert singers ,dancers and guests, who have taken the time,
during this busy season, to gather here with friends and neighbors in the true spirit of Christmas
and to pray for God’s gift of PEACE in our troubled world.
~ to all our honored dignitaries who came to join us this evening and our special guests who were bussed here from our downtown shelters, courtesy of LAIDLAW TRANSIT
~ to both the Hintonburg Community Association and the Hintonburg Business Development Committee for their continued encouragement and support
~to all our benefactors, with special mention of The Colautti Construction Company and Employee Association, Urbandale Corporation, TELAV Audio/Visual and St. Maurice Parish Community
~ to all who have given us their monetary support or have purchased presents for "the homeless of the heart" in this year’s "Gifts of The Magi" Christmas out-reach.
Thank you one and all for your generosity and overwhelming support…May God Bless You ALL!
This Christmas 2002, many prayers and wishes for peace and justice from all over the world are being sent to Bethlehem which is still a "military zone". These prayers will be used at a religious ceremony in Bethlehem on Dec.31st. PAX CHRISTI’s International President Michel Sabbah, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, who will preside at the ceremony, encourages us to inspire hope in the despairing people of Bethlehem. Large numbers of young Christians and Muslims will be attending the ceremony. PLEASE DO NOT SEND BEFORE DEC.25TH.Messages will be included in the ceremony on December 31 2002.All messages should be sent to: [email protected]
...WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM...