Saint Jude the Apostle's 2011 Gala
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Join us at the Saint Jude the Apostle Gala, where we'll step back in time to the 1930s island paradise of Havana, Cuba, where novelist Ernest Hemingway once escaped to relax and find inspiration for his classic writings.
You'll get a taste and feel of island life as you drink, dance and dine your way through this year's biggest annual fundraiser for Saint Jude the Apostle Parish.
Saint Jude’s Gala
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: For someone new to the Parish, what exactly is the Gala?
A: Now in its seventh 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 $345,000 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 monies raised supports the ministries of the entire parish including 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 Hemingway's Havana. Step back in time to the 1930s island paradise of Havana, Cuba, where novleist Ernest Hemingway once escaped to relaz and find inspiration for his classic writings. On Saturday, October 22nd, the event begins with the 5:00 p.m. 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: Hemingway's Havana invitations have already been mailed! Most parishioners should have received their invitation last week. If you have not received 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.