Our Lady of Lourdes' AWAKENING CONCERT

Want to join me in making a difference? Our Lady of Lourdes Church is raising money to support our Soup Kitchen at this critical times. 

“AWAKENING” happens when passion meets purpose. On Oct. 30, 2020 at 7 p.m. our AWAKENING  Concert will combine music and imagery for the purpose of supporting our Soup Kitchen of Our Lady of Lourdes parish. The concert will feature a World Premier, Latin orchestral piece written by Julian Molina Abad and conducted by Sam Sharp. We will also be gifted by the Gospel Choir of St. Agatha parish as well as our own soloist Jennifer Carlin. Fr Michael Shanahan and Johanna Ortegon will present a variation of the Sergei Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto on two pianos. This virtual concert will be testimony to the power that is created when passion unites with purpose. Our ultimate sense of purpose and passion comes from the Christ. Thank God for the faith that leads us forward.


One of the greatest gifts of life is to have a sense of purpose. When we know what we are here for we find motivation, commitment and courage. Our Lady of Lourdes has carried the mission of Christ in bold and selfless ways for many years. Despite many obstacles, including Covid-19, the many ministries of our parish have adapted to the shifting priorities of our days. We are grateful for the constant support in donations of time, talent and treasure. You, the parishioners and friends of Our Lady of Lourdes have contributed to our Soup Kitchen since its opening in 1980. Thousands of families and individuals have been nourished by hospitality and a warm meal throughout all those years. This is evidence of passion and purpose. This is a good story to tell. 

Learn more about this fundraiser and the performers by visiting AWAKENING

Our goal is $50,000. We have collected $38,745 due to the generosity of some parishioners and many friends from outside the parish who have already shown big-heartedness for this concert. But in order to achieve this goal, we ask for your donation along with continued prayers to raise the remaining $11,255. Any size donation will help make an impact. 

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause.


  • ME Sullivan 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Linda McBride  
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Cesar/Marie/Claire Mula/Padilla Family 
    • $750 
    • 1 mo
  • Chuck Elliott 
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
  • Marie Padilla  
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
See all

Fundraising team: AWAKENING Concert Committee (3)

Iris Brenk 
Raised $125 from 2 donations
Chicago, IL
Our Lady of Lourdes Church 
Registered nonprofit
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ME Sullivan 
Team member
Raised $200 from 2 donations
Michael Shanahan 
Team member
Raised $150 from 2 donations

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