clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Shrine of Christ the King to hold outdoor mass, rally Saturday

The church is marking the one year anniversary of the fire that nearly destroyed the historic structure

The city of Chicago famously rose again after a devastating fire that wiped out much of the city’s downtown, and the historic Shrine of Christ the King church in the Woodlawn neighborhood is looking to be rebuilt after a fire nearly destroyed the historic Henry Schlacks-designed building one year ago. To mark the one year anniversary of the devastating fire, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest is inviting community members to join the congregation for a morning mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by a rally which will begin at noon.

As we approach the 1 year Anniversary of the Shrine fire this weekend, let us reflect on where our community was just 13...

Posted by Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The congregation will hold a ceremonial procession to return its famous statue of Christ the Infant King to its place above the alter. The statue will be carried around the block for residents to view before it is taken into the church. Saturday’s mass and rally will be held in the church’s parking lot at 6401 S. Woodlawn Avenue.

At the end of August, the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest obtained permits from the city to start constructing the church’s new roof. However, the restoration effort will carry on well into the new year.