Concert to Support Christian Refugees in the Middle East

Paul Jernberg, Music Director of St. Monica and St. Lucy Parishes in Methuen, is pleased to announce three concerts to be held this November to raise funds for refugees and internally displaced peoples (IDPs) in the Middle East. The concerts will feature a choral performance of Canadian-American composer Roman Hurko’s Liturgy No. 3, an English setting of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, as well as a beautiful sung Compline Night Prayer for the Feast of St. Cecilia. All net proceeds will be used to provide food, shelter, and medical assistance to IDPs and Christian refugees through the Knights of Columbus Christian Refugee Relief Fund, under the auspices of St. Monica and St. Lucy Parishes and the Knights of Columbus Council 14725. The concerts will be presented on Friday, November 18 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Beverly, MA, on Sunday, November 20 at 5:30 pm at St. Monica Catholic Church in Methuen, MA, and on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00 pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Nashua, NH. No tickets will be sold but a free-will offering will be accepted. Light refreshments will be served at a reception following each concert. For more information or to help sponsor these efforts please email saintmonicachoir@gmail.com. Donations are also accepted via the youcaring.com fundraising page (656504).1

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