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2015 Winter Newsletter




Christmas Concert at Cathedral

Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.


Minnesota-based pianist Steven C. Anderson will fill the historic Cathedral of Saint Paul with glorious Christmas music in a one-night-only free concert: Christmas Beyond.


Anderson, a St. Paul resident, has sold more than 2 million records and has performed with  Mannheim Steamroller and the London Symphony Strings. Special guest musicians will include Cathedral's music director Lawrence Lawyer on the organ, Saint Cecilia and Saint Gregory Choristers of the Cathedral Choir School, and internationally-known arranger, Adi Yeshaya, conducting.  Free Tickets 



5th Annual Festival of Lights Gala a success!


This year's theme, Let There Be Light! put a spotlight on the Cathedral's iconic stained glass rose windows. Our 2015 gala event raised $100,000 for the project, including a generous $25,000 grant from the Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. Foundation. We covered costs for restoring the south rose window which has now been reinstalled.Now we are focused on the north rose window, currently undergoing restoration at the Gaytee Palmer Stained Glass Studio in Minneapolis(see pictures). We need $50,000 to finish the project and we welcome your help in spreading the word. Look for the north window to be reinstalled before Christmas.  

(L to R: Dr. Marla Okner, Dr. Tom Okner, CHF Chair Mary Schaffner, Retired CHF Curator Mary Ann Okner, Dr. Glenn Okner)   More event pictures CHF Facebook


Get a start on Christmas shopping & 

support the Rose Window Project 


The Cathedral Heritage Foundation has created beautiful reproductions of the medallions in the south rose window. Each one features a saint depicting a Beatitude, like this one of St. Frances of Cabrini: "Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice."  The CHF is asking for a $20 donation for each "ornament" or $140 for a complete set of all eight saints (one free).  Each medallion comes in a colorful organza bag with the saint's story to make this a meaningful gift for a friend or family member.  100% of the proceeds will be used to support completion of the rose window project. Available after Masses starting Dec. 12/13.


Electronic Giving Kiosk


Coming soon! A new way to give with a swipe of the card.  The CHF will be installing a Giving Kiosk near the welcome desk on the main level of the Cathedral. It's going to make giving to our historic landmark so much easier, especially for those thousands of visitors we welcome each year. All donations at the Giving Kiosk will be used to support the CHF's preservation work and help restore the Cathedral building. The swipe card terminal is simple, fast, and secure. We'll be following the lead of many other large Cathedrals across the country including Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston.  Give it a try and let us know what you think. 


Long view from down track

RBCI returning for a 5th year to Cathedral Hill  Feb. 26-27, 2016


Cathedral doors will be open once again during the Crashed Ice races and we are planning  for another Frosty Fun Gathering at the University Club with shuttle service to the hill. Stay tuned to the Cathedral Heritage Foundation Facebook page and website for updates.



Please consider the Cathedral Heritage Foundation and its many projects for your year-end giving plans. Learn more and donate here. 



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