Franciscan Friars to Hold Fundraiser Gala on April 7

Date: Saturday, April 7, at  4 p.m.

Place: Henry Jacob Manson in Joliet

Cost per table for 10 persons: $650

Cost per person: $65

Mass: 4 p.m. at the mansion chapel, followed by, at 5 p.m., a fellowship hour, which is then followed at 6 p.m. by a dinner. The awards will follow at 7 p.m. There will be a silent auction (baskets, etc.) and a silent dessert auction.


This fundraiser is to help the Franciscan Friars at St. John’s the Baptist Friary update their friary home, which was built in 1960. However, things are falling apart and in need of repairs. It is in need of a new laundry room upstairs, as well as a new kitchen that would be located upstairs. They also need an elevator and private bathrooms. The friars are ageing and these updates in the friary would help them continue to serve the people of God.  Any kind of assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Level breakdown of donation gifts:

$1,000:  St. Francis

$650: St. Clare

$350: St. Anthony of Padua

$150: St. John the Baptist

For more information, contact Brother Ed Arambasich, OFM, at the St. John the Baptist Friary in Joliet at 217-316-4335.