Saint Jude's Gala
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Saint Jude the Apostle Parish and School celebrates its annual Gala with the theme of Notte Rosa.
Notte Rosa is the Italian summer's New Year's Eve on the Riviera.
Like the members of Saint Jude the Apostle Parish and School, the Italian community comes together as a team, working together to plan the event and meet, socialize and celebrate.
An icon of the event is the color pink, which symbolizes the kindness and strong relationships within the dynamic community in Italy.
As the main fundraiser for the parish and school, the Gala is a fun evening for the Saint Jude Parish and School community filled with a silent auction, voice auction, elegant dinner, and dance.
Saint Jude’s Gala
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:For someone new to the School or Parish, what exactly is the Gala?
A:Now in its sixth year, the Gala is one of Saint Jude Parish’s main fundraisers. Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, the Gala has raised more than $285,000 to date. The Gala is an evening for parishioners to gather and enjoy fellowship, live entertainment, a gourmet dinner, raffle prizes, and a silent and live auction.
Q:Where do the proceeds from the Gala go?
A:The Gala is a Parish event. The money raised supports the ministries of our entire parish including the liturgy and music, human concerns outreach, religious education programs, the elementary school, and youth programs.
Q:What are the specifics for this year’s Gala?
A:This year’s theme is based on the annual Italian holiday that takes place along the Riviera Rimini, La Notte Rosa or “The Pink Night.” On Saturday, October 2, the event begins with the 5:00 pm mass, followed by drinks, appetizers, and the silent auction in the school hall. Guests will then proceed to the gym for a sit-down dinner prepared by Shully’s Catering, entertainment, and the live auction.
Q:When will I be receiving an invitation to the Saint Jude Gala?
A:La Notte Rosa invitations have been mailed! Most parishioners should receive their invitation this coming week. If you do not receive your invitation or have any questions about how to reserve your place at this year’s Gala, please contact Kim Muench at 258-8821 or email@example.com.
Q:Is there advertising space available in the Gala program book?
A:Yes, opportunities are still available for anyone wishing to advertise a business or personal message. The cost of a full-page ad is $100, and a half-page ad is $50. Electronic files of your ad or logo (bmp, tiff, gif format) can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.