Outside, Jean Ciambrone greets Mary [Wilczynski] Wernicke.
From the left are Father Pierre Barr, Pat Thompson, Fathers Charlie Kouba, Ron Kondziolka, Joe Bennett, and Ed McKenna.
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
After dinner, we welcome the Cantores Minores, the Chicago Boy Choir, directed by James Brian Smith.
Father Gene Winkowski, founder of the Chicago Boy Choir.
Joan Braden and Pat Gnaster helped organize the benefit and the Silent Auction.
Heidi and Doug Cipriano, outside. Tonight, Doug is the Master of Ceremonies.
Bishop Jerome Listecki speaks in honor of Msgr. Ken Velo, tonight's honoree, and says grace after meals, following a sung litany.
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. Velo here receives a proclamation of honor from the Mayor of Country Club Hills, the Honorable Dwight Welch.
During dinner, with interest, people read of the items available at the Silent Auction.