2002 American Catholic Press Benefit

Jean Ciambrone
Outside, Jean Ciambrone greets Mary [Wilczynski] Wernicke.

2002 Clergy
From the left are Father Pierre Barr, Pat Thompson, Fathers Charlie Kouba, Ron Kondziolka, Joe Bennett, and Ed McKenna.

2002 Joan Termini
During dinner, Joan Termini gets up and makes raffle tickets available. She is looking forward to heart valve repair and then a kidney transplant. Her condition is stable, and she has recovered well from illness. Here, she is speaking with the mother of Father Jerry Boland, pastor of Holy Family Church in Chicago. In the background are Nettie and Larry Panozzo.

Cantores Minores
After dinner, we welcome the Cantores Minores, the Chicago Boy Choir, directed by James Brian Smith.

Father Gene Winkowski
Father Gene Winkowski, founder of the Chicago Boy Choir.

Joan Braden and Pat Gnaster
Joan Braden and Pat Gnaster helped organize the benefit and the Silent Auction.

Heidi and Doug Cipriano, outside
Heidi and Doug Cipriano, outside. Tonight, Doug is the Master of Ceremonies.

Bishop Jerome Listecki
Bishop Jerome Listecki speaks in honor of Msgr. Ken Velo, tonight's honoree, and says grace after meals, following a sung litany.

Msgr. Ken Velo
On the left, Msgr. Ken Velo receives the Gratiam Dei Award, especially for his good work for the Archdiocese of Chicago, under Cardinal Bernardin.

Msgr. Ken Velo with Mayor Dwight Welch
Msgr. Velo here receives a proclamation of honor from the Mayor of Country Club Hills, the Honorable Dwight Welch.

Auction reading at dinner
During dinner, with interest, people read of the items available at the Silent Auction.

Paige and Ethan Jaffe
This is a fund-raiser.

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