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Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) School Fire, December 1, 1958


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Special Memorial Mass
When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00 pm CST   (In 16 days 3 hours 16 minutes)

Where: OLA Mission Church
Iowa and Avers
Chicago, IL.

Cardinal Cupich will host this mass at the OLA church at the site of the 1958 fire.

From Connie Rose Straube:
Tom Ryan (Class of 1961) is arranging for bus transportation to take us to and from the OLA Church. We will meet in the Rosemont/Des Plaines area, exact location TBD. Cost is $24 per person. The bus holds only 22 people and it's half-filled already. Depending on the number of interested people who would like to take the bus, we might be able to secure more.
If you're interested in taking the chartered bus at the cost, please contact Tom Ryan at 773-315-0604 ASAP. He has to give a headcount to the bus company soon.

Angels Too Soon” On TV
To mark the 60th anniversary of the OLA fire, WTTW Prime will rebroadcast this Emmy Award-winning documentary.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:00 pm - An excerpt of Angels Too Soon will run on the program Chicago Tonight

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 6:00 pm - Angels Too Soon full documentary

Where: Chicago's WTTW Prime (Channel 11.2)

You can purchase “Angels Too Soon” on DVD at wttw.com/angelstoosoon or by calling 773-509-1111 ext. 6

Royal Airs Memorial at Queen of Heaven Cemetery
When: Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00 pm CST   (In 17 days 3 hours 16 minutes)

Where: Queen of Heaven Cemetery (Section 18)
1400 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL

The Royal Airs Drum Corps will hold a memorial at the Holy Innocents Shrine (section 18) of Queen of Heaven cemetery in honor of those whose lives were lost December 1, 1958. Three Royal Air members were lost that day: Roger Ramlow, Valerie Ann Thoma and Francis Guzaldo

For More Information: Royal Airs Memorial at Queen of Heaven

60th Anniversary Memorial Mass
When: Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 5:00 pm CST   (In 17 days 6 hours 16 minutes)

Where: Holy Family Family Church
1080 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL.

This Mass will honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the 1958 fire.

Historical Presentation of the OLA Fire by Jim Gibbons
When: Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00 am CST   (In 15 days 23 hours 16 minutes)

Where: Robert J. Quinn Fire Academy, 558 W. De Koven St., Chicago

Historian Jim Gibbons offers a presentation on the 1958 fire at Our Lady of the Angels School, sponsored by the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago. Click here for more info.

“Angels Too Soon” Available on DVD
Purchase the Emmy winning documentary of the OLA fire - Producer: Jay Shefsky

Order Online: http://www.wttw.com/angelstoosoon

Order by phone: 773-509-1111, ext 6

Price (with shipping): $25.00

The School's on Fire!
“The School's on Fire!” is a new book by Rebecca C. Jones about the OLA fire, aimed at young readers.

Visit the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago
The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago features historical information and artifacts from the six county Chicago region, including an exhibit for the Our Lady of the Angels fire.

Visit their website at www.firemuseumofgreaterchicago.org for more information

(Check the Chicago Fire Museum page of the Books, Videos and Museums page for contact information)