Annual Shrine Benefit Dinner: Each spring for the past six years, hundreds of friends of the Shrine from across Chicago have gathered for a culturally-themed dinner event in order to raise funds for the restoration of the historic landmark church which is home to Christ the Infant King and to so many of His people. Last year’s Evening in Roma raised over $51,000--a new record!

The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the threefold manifestation of the divinity of Our Lord to the whole world: the adoration of the Magi; the baptism of Christ in the Jordan; and the first miracle at the wedding feast of Cana.

See this magnificent conceptual video for the Institute’s National Shrine of Christ the King!

On Sunday, January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, after the 12:30 Mass Canon Ueda will bless chalk and distribute it so the head of each household can follow the tradition of blessing the home by marking the door lintel or the riser on the top front step with: 20 + C + M + B + 19. Epiphany water that will be blessed on January 5 will also be available on Sunday to take home with the chalk for the house blessing, and the faithful are encouraged to use the Epiphany water for blessing the family and the sick throughout the year. More about the significance of Epiphany and the custom of blessing the house on that day ...