We invite people of all faiths to join us for Catholic Charities’ 5th Annual Beacon of Hope Gala, in support of our women and children programs which provide needed emotional and material support to current mothers and women facing an unexpected pregnancy. Catholic Charities will unveil new and exciting opportunities to become part of their mission including our new Marketplace.
4:00 pm: Mass Celebrated by Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila
5:30-7 pm: New this year, our Marketplace which will feature kiosks with restaurant gift cards, wine, our signature bracelets, and beautiful religious items for purchase. Also, there will be an opportunity to buy a brick for Lighthouse Women’s Center garden, supporting the continuum of care needed for those women and their children who are struggling.
7-9 pm: The Gala and Live Auction offers a delicious meal and wine while listening to stories of hope from families that we serve. Keynote speaker, Jennifer O’Neill, a former Cover Girl and devoted Christian, will share her story that embraces the theme, “All that glitters is not gold.”
An additional new element this year is the Young Professional Lounge (YPL) for those between the ages of 21-35. The YPL allows one to experience the event from the Mezzanine in an enjoyable lounge while enjoying a contemporary buffet style menu.