Light the Night provides an opportunity to come together in prayer and reflection on the beautiful campus of University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. The evening is organized and hosted by seminarians, who will be present to lead the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet, answer questions about the Seminary, and for conversation about the Catholic faith. Priests will be present for Eucharistic Exposition, for confessions, and for celebration of Mass. The event also allows attendees to meet other youth from around the Archdiocese of Chicago, showing that the Catholic Church extends beyond their local Parish. This is a rare outdoor, public event on campus and many of the evening’s events will be held outdoors (weather permitting). The event is free, however attendance is limited to 1,000 tickets, and pre-registration is required.
LIGHT THE NIGHT – Saturday Evening, November 5, 2016
6:30pm – 7:00pm Arrival, check-in
6:30pm – 8:00pm Ongoing Rosary at Grotto; Divine Mercy Chaplet by outdoor image (simultaneous with events in Main Chapel)
6:30pm – 7:00pm Main Chapel: Confessions; Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; Lighting of prayer candles; Praise and Worship music
7:00pm – 8:00pm Main Chapel: Confessions and Exposition, continued
7:00 – 7:05 Greeting and Welcome: Fr Kartje, Rector
7:05- 7:10 Testimonial: seminarian Mike McMahon
7:10 – 7:15 Testimonial: Sister Alicia, MOLA
7:15 – 7:20 Testimonial: Fr Anthony Lajato, OFM Conventual
7:20 – 7:25 Testimonial: Ryan Rehkamp, marriage
7:25 – 7:30 Testimonial: Fr Mark Augustine, Vocations Dept, ArchChicago
7:30pm – 8:00pm Eucharistic Procession from Main Chapel to Cupola by Lake: Fr Kartje, Rector
8:00pm Exposition of Blessed Sacrament in Cupola by lake
8:15pm Repose of the Blessed Sacrament: Deacon Radley Alcantara; Silence in preparation for Mass
8:30pm Celebration of the Eucharist
9:30pm End of evening
The event is free, however attendance is limited to 1,000 tickets, and pre-registration is required.
While this event is open to the public, it is geared toward students in junior high and high school, 12-18 years old.
We ask that chaperones attend with their youth group (recommend 1 chaperone per 10 students).
Water and light snacks will be available for purchase.
1000 E Maple Ave, Mundelein, IL, United States