We are planning a trip to THE FIRESIDE in Fort Atkinson, WI, on Wednesday, November 20, for the Broadway version of the movie, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL.
A Christmas Story is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that an Official Red Ryder Carbine-action Air Rifle ends up under his Christmas tree. This show is a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays with your friends from St Joseph and St Mary Churches. The menu for the day starts with Tomato Bisque and features Chicken Cordon Bleu and a Beef Short Rib along with Gingerbread Frozen Custard Pie.
The bus will leave from St Joseph at 8:45am. The cost per person is $98 and includes dinner, theatre, transportation and driver tip.
To register, call Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687. Payment is due before October 21; please make checks payable to St Joseph Church. Checks may be placed in the collection in an envelope marked BUS TRIP.
Vianney Performance Thank You The Vianney performance was without a doubt an exceptional event. The audience consisted of visitors, children, and many parishioners. It was a top quality performance and a true life story about a parish priest who became the patron saint of all parish priests. It was performed here, in Freeport, on Vianney’s 200th anniversary of becoming a parish priest for Ars, France. It was very inspiring, soul wrenching, enlightening and totally on mark with current events.
Leonardo Defilippis did a Q&A after the event and he was very welcoming to this parish. He gave all he had for the performance. He and his stage manager were a true joy to work with.
There were many people and organizations that came forward after the sponsorship list had been printed for the program, and who aided in making this event possible. At this time, I wish to express my appreciation for their generous support in helping set-up and tear down, as well as, their sponsorship. There isn’t enough room to mention all of them, but I would like to take this moment to thank some of the sponsors: Attorneys Ed & John Mitchell, Randall J. Manus, Esquire, Mr. & Mrs. James Scholtz, in memory of Margret Scholtz, Professor Joseph Vu, Luke Beggin of BTL Capital Management, and the Marian Society. You helped God touch many souls that night.
Through your act of kindness and financial support, others have benefited by your good heart and giving nature. The graces that flow into the community will mostly be unseen. But God always rewards those who serve Him. May the angels of God always assist you!
We thank you for your loving support. You are in my prayers. ~ Cynthia Saar, Event Coordinator