Mary’s Woods Celebrates An Irish Christmas Gala Weekend

Mary’s Woods Celebrates An Irish Christmas Gala Weekend


Award-winning trio, Affinití, from Dublin, and Howard Crosby, nephew of Bing and brother of Mary’s Woods residents Bob and Katie Crosby Ferguson, performed to sold-out crowds on December 5th and 6th in Mary’s Woods Chapel of the Holy Names as part of a very special White Christmas tour. Their visit was a highlight of Mary’s Woods 2014 Gala Weekend and Music in the Woods concert series.

Affinití’s December 6th performance brought together the oldest and newest of the Sisters of the Holy Names’ sponsored works in Oregon – St. Mary’s Academy and Mary’s Woods. St. Mary’s renowned Marian Singers joined with Affinití and Mr. Crosby to perform for more than 420 residents, family, Sisters, sponsors and friends.

Gala Weekend activities included an elegant dinner for residents, sponsors and friends, as well as two concerts and a Mass featuring the talented women of Affinití and their musical colleagues. These events raised more than $184,000 for Mary’s Woods Resident Fund, Employee Education Fund and more.

Special thanks to our Gala partners and sponsors, performers, Bob and Katie Crosby Ferguson, and all those who contributed to this wonderful weekend of music, fundraising and community building.

Gala Sponsors: B.P. Lester & Regina John Foundation; St. Mary’s Academy; The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary; Providence Health & Services; Providence Home Services; Catholic Charities; Marylhurst University; R&H Construction; USI; Aloha Produce; Boyd Coffee Company; Directions in Design; Scott Director’s Furniture; Garvey Schubert Barer; LB Day; Infinity Rehab; MagnaCorp/Tom & Marilyn Fink; Prairie Electric; Propac Pharmacy; Riverview Abbey Funeral Home; Stone Wolf Vineyards; Umqua Bank; US Bank; Ball Janik; Clean Services NW; CPM/Don Hynes; Cundiff Engineering; EcoDigital Media; The Floor Store; Food Services of America; Gard Communications; KPMG; Hunter Davisson Milestone Electric; Pacific Seafood; Levi Sim Photography; Torgerson Painting; TruGreen Lawn Care; A&M Meats; Fisher Broadcasting; Geezer Gallery; GRI; HHPR; Oregon Center for Aging and Technology; Youth Villages