Monday, 29 May 2017


This is an email I received from Teri  HEALEY Evans.  Teri and all her sisters are graduates of St Patrick's Convent Schools.  Tragically, one of the sisters, Cindy, was taken by this cruel disease at just 58 years of age.  Teri is now appealing to our St Patrick's family for support in her efforts to help research into this devastating illness.  PLEASE READ TERI'S EMAIL AND PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS.  REMEMBER, EVERY CENT COUNTS! 
"My name is Teri Evans (formally Healey, from Brine St) At St. Patrick's the Sisters called me Teresa Healey.
I'm not sure if this is something you can post for me on the St. Patrick's Website & if it is not, I totally understand.
I hope I am sending the correct link, my computer skills are much to be desired!
Thanks! Teri

To My Former St. Patricks Family & Friends,
I have joined the WALK for ALS in my community, because I would like to do my part to find a cure for ALS. ALS, is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, after the famous American baseball player who died of ALS in 1941. ALS is a progressive and ultimately fatal neuromuscular disease, which has no known cause, cure or drug therapy of consequence. This devastating disease slowly robs the individual of the ability to walk, talk, and ultimately, to breathe. This disease attacked my sister, Cindy at the age of 58, literally overnight. My family have seen firsthand how devastating ALS is & are determined to help to find a cure. I am not asking for large donations (although most welcome) just the cost of your one coffees, a toonie can go a long way! Please support my fundraising efforts by clicking on the donate button.
Thank you
I wrote this rant a couple of days before Cindy (Jan 23, 2016) passed away to try to get out my frustration at the time. In honor of ALS Awareness Month I decided to post again. This June 11th in Cindy's honor my family are participating in the ALS Walk. If you haven't yet but would like to sponsor us you may do so (one dollar goes a long way when you are trying to find a cure & it this case a how/why also). Just message me if you would like to sponsor & if you can't please don't feel bad, we realize how much you have all already helped out Cindy during her illness. Also please share this "Rant" to spread awareness. Thanks!!!
Teri Evans"
"January 21, 2016 ·
Dear ALS.........I hate you, you have stolen so much from my sister. You are a monster, 1st you steal her beautiful voice & rob her of the things she loved so much, talking to her children & grand children, her family & friends, singing which she loved to do & could do so well. Next came the walking, you couldn't even leave her with that ability & then her arms. You stole them from her so that she could not hug her family & her two precious grandchildren. You made sure she couldn't even scratch an itch, you bastard. Then you decide, hey that's not enough, why don't I just make it difficult for her to breathe. Did you love seeing the fear in her eyes when she though she was going to choke? Did you enjoy hearing her scream? BUT just know this ALS, Cindy participated in research studies just to beat you & you may have won her battle but she is leaving a legacy for all of us to fight you & that we intend to do just that!. We will find a way to destroy you yet...mark my words!"


Saturday, 13 May 2017


On 13th May 1917, nine year old Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto were herding sheep at the Cova da Iria near their home in Fatima. To these poor humble children Mary the Mother of Jesus appeared. The apparitions continued until 13th October that year. Because she asked the children to pray the Rosary daily for peace,Our Lady of Fatima is also know as Our Lady of the Rosary.

Jacinta and Francisco did not live to adulthood, dying just a couple of years after the apparitions. Lucia became a Nun and lived to the great age of 97 years. She died on 13th February 2005

Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta
Today, 13th May 2017, Pope Francis is in Fatima.  On this 100th Anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, His Holiness will beatify the two little shepherds, Jacinta and Francisco Marto.

We Newfoundlanders have our own special connection to Our Lady of Fatima. Back in May of 1955, thousands of Portuguese fishermen walked in procession from the Harbour to the Cathedral (now Basilica) of St John the Baptist. Through the streets of St John's, these devout men bore on their shoulders beautiful statues of Our Lady of Fatima and the three little seers.  The old City rang with the voices of the fishermen as they praised Our Lady in song. Upon reaching the Cathedral, they reverently deposited the statues in a niche near the altar where they remain loved and honoured, to this day.

May 1955, thousands of Portuguese Fishermen accompany their Lady of Fatima to the Basilica
Thanks to CBC, this amazing footage of that memorable day in 1955 can be seen by clicking here.  Please take the time to watch this beautiful video.  It is another important part of our wonderful history.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us

Monday, 1 May 2017



My Name is Donna Hayes, formerly Donna Blyde, graduate of St. Patrick's. The following is the printed post that is supposed to be attached to the picture I have attached. It explains the fundraiser being held for Ann Moore, graduate of St. Patrick's, who is battling life threatening health issues and needs our help.  Please take the time to look at this picture and consider putting it on the St Patrick's site. Ann was a lovely girl in our school days and perhaps there are a lot more former students who would like to support her during this terrible time. Thank you in advance for reading my email.  

The bingo is being held at the Knights of Columbus, Greenwood Crescent, May 25 @ 8 pm.  The poster and explanation were by Melissa Catherine, Ann's daughter.
"Attention everyone! GREAT prize opportunity here! Fundraising for mom, who needs an infusion that is not covered by MCP for dermatomyositis use. It will cost approximately $32,000 for 4 doses of this drug. My kind friends have been nice enough to donate these lovely gift baskets to help us fundraiser. There is also going to be a goods bingo on May 25th, which is when this prize will be drawn for! Let me know if you want tickets and share this post so it reaches as many people as possible please!"

Thank you
Donna Hayes