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DINNER THEATER PERFORMANCE OF ST. MARK'S GOSPEL IS JUST ONE OF THE FEATURES OFFERED AT “CATHOLIC FESTIVAL OF FAITH” IN ROSEMONT


CHICAGO (January 20, 2006) A special "dinner theater" production of famed Catholic composer Marty Haugen's musical The Song of Mark will be presented on Friday evening, February 16, during the Archdiocese of Chicago's Catholic Festival of Faith, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5500 N. River Rd., in Rosemont.

The Song of Mark is a one-act musical adaptation of the Gospel of Mark, and

will be performed by a cast of Chicago-area performers and musicians. A children's chorus will also be featured in the performance. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., and the musical performance will begin at 8:15 p.m.

Tickets for both the dinner and the musical performance cost 40. A limited amount of theater-only tickets may be purchased for $10. All tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, February 1, and are available to be purchased online at 208.254.146.105 (http://208.254.146.105/) or by phoning the Catholic Festival of Faith office at 312/-8388.

The Song of Mark is only one of the musical events offered at the three-day Catholic Festival of Faith taking place February 16-18, 2006. Open to Catholics of all ages and to all those interested in the Catholic faith, the Catholic Festival of Faith will offer Catholic liturgies, opportunities for prayer, concerts, keynote speakers and hundreds of workshops.

To read more about the many scheduled offerings at the Catholic Festival of Faith – or to register to attend online -- please visit the official event website at 208.254.146.105 (http://208.254.146.105/). Online registration will be accepted through February 1, 2006.

Additional questions about the Catholic Festival of Faith can be answered via email to _catholicfest@archchicago.org_or by phoning the Catholic Festival of Faith office at 312/-8388.

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