The deacons of Chicago will gather this year on October 9 to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and their ministry. This St. Francis Day Dinner provides an opportunity for our community to come together in fellowship and an opportunity to raise the necessary funding to support the work and mission of the Diaconate Council, the association of all of Chicago’s deacons and wives.
Monies raised at the dinner provide an education fund for deacons and wives, provide a mutual aid fund for deacons in need, provide funding for various charities supported by our community and provide operating funds for the council.
The Council’s primary sources of income are the St. Francis Day dinner cash raffle and the event’s ad book. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each or six tickets for $25. Cash prizes: one $1,000 winner, one $500 winner, two $100 winners and six $50 winners. Tickets can be purchased by mailing a check to the Diaconate Council, 816 Marengo, Forest Park IL 60130. Check should be made payable to the “Diaconate Council.” If possible, please also include address labels so we can put them on your ticket stubs. Your raffle tickets will be mailed to you, or—if you like—contact me and I will get you the raffle tickets.
The cost of a full page in our event ad book to promote your business or ministry is $100. Other ad costs: a half page is $60 and a quarter page is $30. If you are interested in taking an ad or would like more information, please contact the Diaconate Office at 708.366.8900.
Another source of income at the event are our basket raffles, silent auctions and live auctions. We are in need of both large and small items for our raffles and auctions.
If you have any items to donate, please contact me by leaving a message at the Rectory or calling me directly at (708) 215-5407
Please know it is our privilege to serve the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago. I know that all deacons appreciate your prayers and support.