From December 26 - January 2, approximately 50 McAuley students were in Rome, Italy, along with students from Brother Rice. While abroad, they had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing for Pope Francis during the Pueri Cantores, a concert performed by grammar school and high school choirs. Senior Caitlin Hennessy was chosen to meet the Pope, who blessed her and gifted her with a rosary. In addition to this experience, the students were in a choir for Mass at St. John Lateran, performed in the special Honor Concert with choirs from Korea, Germany and France, and visited many famous sites.
Hear about Caitlin's experience in this article from the Daily Southtown.
Mrs. Julie McKee, choir director, uploaded videos of their performances while they were in Italy. You can view them by clicking the links below.