Lake Zurich High School Choir Director Nick Juknelis shares highlights of trip to the Vatican.
Spring break for 110 Lake Zurich High School choir students was spent singing for the recently appointed Pope Francis in the Vatican as well as at other sites in Italy and Ireland. Parents and friends kept up with the adventure via the Lake Zurich High School Choir Facebook page and through Choir Director Nick Juknelis’ blog. Juknelis shared his top four highlights of the trip with Lake Zurich Patch this week.
St. Francis de Sales Parish donates money to fund Lake Zurich High School Choir's trip to Rome, where they will sing at St. Peter's Basilica.
Thursday, January 24
Fr. David F. Ryan, pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish, visited the Lake Zurich High School (LZHS) Choir, recently, to hand deliver a donation of $23,480.25. The money will help fund the Choir’s upcoming trip to Rome, Italy, where they will perform in St. Peter’s Basilica at The Vatican. The funds were raised by St. Francis de Sales parishioners the weekend of Dec.15-16, when approximately 100 members of the LZHS Choir performed Christmas songs and worship songs at five Masses throughout the weekend. In an effort to support the community’s youth, the parish took up a second collection for the LZHS Choir’s trip to Rome. During his recent visit to the high school, Fr. Ryan spoke to the choir about what a blessing it was to hear them …