Dear St. Rose of Lima Family,
We are thrilled to announce the 3rd annual St. Rose of Lima Parish annual fundraising Gala, Saturday, October 1, 2016. Due to popular demand, the Gala makes a final return to the luxurious Biscayne Lady motor yacht out of Haulover Marina, where guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining, dancing and a silent auction. In addition, several members of our parish community will be honored in recognition of their exemplary service to St. Rose of Lima Parish, School and our greater community.
We are so grateful for the success of this event as we have sold out two years in a row, which is why we are adding 100 additional tickets! First, as a “friend-raiser” -- this event is always a night that no one wants to end, a magical celebration under the stars and city lights, where parishioners, school parents, and members of our community mingle and make memories that will last a lifetime. Second, as a fundraiser -- thanks to our sponsors, donors, and guests, we have raised over $32,000 each year to benefit the church and school equally. The money raised over the last two years has funded new windows in the church bell tower and complete restroom renovations. The school was able to purchase a complete set of Chromebooks and this year each teacher will receive a laptop to increase educational access for teachers and stu-dents alike.
There is still much work to be done, and your involvement with the Gala can help. Our church needs pews repaired or replaced, and tile work on the alter. Our school also needs to update bathrooms and replace classroom air conditioning units. In addition to these costly but necessary repairs and upgrades, St. Rose of Lima relies on the generosity of our community to fund our tuition assistance program, which keeps Catholic education accessible, affordable and available to all families. These are but a few of our current needs.
In order to keep the tradition of St. Rose of Lima Parish alive, we must depend on the generosity of parents, alumni, friends, and corporations. We have included a list of sponsorship opportunities for your consideration. Simply complete the attached form and return via email or in person at the parish office at your earliest convenience.
For over sixty years, St. Rose of Lima Parish has offered a spiritual home to countless Catholic families, while St. Rose of Lima School has provided a nurturing and spiritual educational environment to thousands of children, offering our students strong spiritual and academic programs that will prepare and challenge them to give witness to Christian values throughout their lives.
We look forward to hosting yet another unforgettable evening, and hope you join the celebration as we move towards our seventh decade of worship and community. The St. Rose of Lima community thanks you in advance for your consideration and generosity.
8:15 a.m. | 5:00 p.m. (Vigil Mass)
7 a.m. | 9 a.m. (Family Mass) | 11 a.m. | 5 p.m. (All in English)
1 p.m. (in Spanish)
Weekdays 6:45 a.m. | 8:15 a.m.