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Annual Benefit 2017 A Success

On Sunday, September 24th, 2017, more than two-hundred friends of the Canons Regular of Saint John Cantius gathered with priests and brothers of the order for an elegant meal, lively entertainment, and one another’s company all with the cause of supporting the mission of Restoring the Sacred. The event was held in the famous Gold Coast room of the Drake Hotel in the heart of Chicago. This year’s event marked the record for highest attendance at the Annual Benefit Dinner.

Live piano music was provided during the cocktail hour by the Director of the “Gregory the Great” Schola Cantorum, Mr. Joseph Urbaszewski, who delighted his listeners with popular piano music, ranging from ragtime to classical. During the dinner live chamber music was provided the Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra.

We had the pleasure of being in the company of our old Friends Fr. Regis Barwig and Fr. Augustine Serafini, as well as His Excellency Bishop Joseph Perry. Father C. Frank Phillips, C.R. and others spoke about the exciting new endeavors and developments for the community. We are also thankful to Fr. David Olsen, professor and Associate Dean of formation at Mundelein Seminary, for providing a first hand account of how our seminarians are finding their place in seminary life.

054b ben2017At the conclusion of the meal, patrons enjoyed bidding on the auction items to help raise additional funds which cover tuition costs for the seminarians as well as medical and insurance costs for all the members of the Canons Regular.

On behalf of all the members of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius, Father Phillips thanks those in attendance for their ongoing support as well as those whose efforts made the evening a success, especially the benefit committee, Ms. Delphine Michalik, Mrs. Barb Caruso, and Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Romanuik. Special thanks to Mr. Justin Sheffield of Ashland Addison Florists for their assistance in making this event a success.

All of your contributions, large or small, are greatly appreciated and will continue to help us support our men in formation.


2017 Annual Benefit Dinner

A very special thank you to all our patrons who sponsored an ad in our 2017 Benefit Ad Book. We reached a record for participation this year. Thank you! You helped make this event possible.

Also, a special thanks to all those individuals and organizations listed below that donated items for the various auctions to help the cause. We couldn’t have done this with out you!


Anonymous Donor
Ms. Andrea Eisenberg
Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Caruso
Ms. Barbara Brooks
Ms. Brianna Palmore
Rev. C. Frank Phillips, C.R.
Mr. and Mrs. David and Line’ Tutwiler
Mrs. Elizabeth Mann
Mr. Frank Williams
Mr. Jed Gibbons
Mr. Gerry Buzas
Ms. Lois Loumis
Mrs. Luci Major
Mr. Mark Leger
Br. Mark Visconti, S.J.C.
Mr. Michael Foltz
Mr. & Mrs. Mitch & Elaine Brya
Ms. Karyn O’Connor
Mrs. Pam Ahearn
Mr. Richard Korsak
Rev. Sebastian Glentz, O.S.B.
Sharon M Sikora, D.D.S.
Mrs. Mary Sue Lareau


10 Pin Bowl
III Forks
312 Chicago
Anthony Cristiano Salon
Arc Light Cinema
Architectural Artifacts
Beauty & Balance Salon
Carnivale Restaurant
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Connie’s Pizza
D4 Irish Pub
Embassy Suites
Emerald Loop Bar and Grill
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse
Gaylord Indian Restaurant
Gethsemane Garden Center
Grand Lux Café
Greek Islands Restaurants
Hilton Hotel
House of Kahn
Hub 51
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House
Jack Perno Photography
Jerk Modern Jamaican Grill
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
Bar & Grill
Kathleen Carr Fine Art
Kendall College
Kings Bowl America
Les Nomades
London House Hotel
Lux Bar
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Mariano’s - New City
Mario Tricoci Salon
McCormick Bridgehouse &
Chicago River Museum
Nando’s Peri Peri Of New City
Offshore Adventures
Piccolo Sogno
Pizzaiolo by Panino’s
Pizzeria Uno
Pizzeria Via Stato
Quartino Ristorante
Rosebud Restaurants
Roy’s Restaurant
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Saint Augustine Academy Press
Sayat Nova
Slurping Turtle
Smith & Wollensky
St. John Cantius
Stanley’s Fruits & Vegetables
Tavern On Rush
Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland
The Drake Hotel
The Vintage Catholic
Tortoise club
Toys Et Cetera
Trio Salon
Tutwiler Fine Art
Vin Chicago
Yard House

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