The event, held December 17, was hosted by parish priest, Fr Jose Marie and the Shrine Committee. The proceeds will be used for the second restoration phase of the church’s building. This restoration is expected to cost approximately $1 million.
The evening began just before 6 p.m. with the praying of the Angelus. The lights of the church were switched off as the musicians, all holding lit candles, processed to the strains of the well-known Advent hymn, ‘O Come, O Come Emmanuel’.