1917 | Celebrating the Centennial of the First Resident Pastor | 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Russo’s on the Bay (in Howard Beach)
6 p.m. Cocktails and reception
Followed by raffle drawing, program, dinner and dancing

Let’s join together for a social evening with fellow parishioners and friends in celebrating 105 years as a parish. This year is an extra special event because we are also marking the centennial of the First Resident Pastor, the Reverend (later Monsignor) Joseph R. McLaughlin, who was appointed on September 15, 1917 (Our Lady of Sorrows and the parish feast day).

As we look back, we recognize that God sent many faithful shepherds who, for the past 105 years, have helped to build, improve on, and preserve and maintain our vibrant parish. Our present-day parishioners continue this tradition with their uninterrupted support in so many different areas of parish life with our clergy, leaving a legacy for the future.

Individual Reservations
$ 90 per person
$180 per couple

Reserve a Spot with a Group!
$850 table for ten (10)

Ticket deadline: October 30! Purchase dinner-dance tickets, by cash or check, at the rectory during business hours or download the rate sheet with information on various sponsorship packages, print it and mail the form to the rectory with your payment.

GALA 2017 SPONSORSHIP FORM – prices and packages (pdf)

Sweepstakes tickets on sale in the rectory during business hours or after most Sunday Masses in the church vestibule starting September 10.

Great Raffle Items Available Too!
$25 Gala Triple-Play Raffle ticket for a chance to win an Apple Watch or iPad, a $250 JetBlue Gift Certificate or a $100 gift certificate!
$50 Gala Gold and Blue Sweepstakes tickets for a grand prize of $1000

Reasons to Attend
You’ll have a fabulous time!
You’ll have something to talk about long after. Check out scenes from past Galas!
You might win the raffle drawing and take home a terrific prize.
You’ll feel good knowing you are helping to raise funds to continue to preserve and maintain our parish.


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