WE EXCITEDLY WELCOME AVE MARIA RESIDENTS AND GUESTS TO OUR PATRONAL FEAST! The Annunciation !
This year’s celebration begins with a vigil procession beginning at the Ave Maria Catholic Church in the center of town, winding on a 1.6-mile route through the town and ending on the Ave Maria University campus at the shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Anyone wishing to participate should gather outside the church at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The first vigil procession last year drew hundreds of people. That event can be found here: Vigil Procession
Many in town plan to gather Saturday morning to watch the sunrise. The distinctive church in town was oriented specifically so that it would be in a direct line to the exact point of the sunrise on March 25. That event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1672223923096742/
Following a Mass in the church at 11 a.m., Ave Maria University has invited everyone in town to a lunch on the university mall Saturday that will also mark the 80th birthday of the university’s founder, Tom Monaghan. Following lunch, there will be a number of family activities, an art show, and, concurrently, an Ave Maria Development event called the Landshark Luau featuring music in the town center. Land Shark Luau Ave Maria Development event
There is a dinner put on by AMU on the mall beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by a concert by the popular group Sythian and culminating in a fireworks display. AMU Feast dinner and Events
The lunch, afternoon activities, concert and fireworks are free but there is a charge for dinner of $18 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.annunciation.sga.av
Full story can be found at the AveHerald.com