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Archbishop's Gala

It’s Gala Time Again—and You’re Invited!

Mark your calendar today to attend the Seventeenth Annual Archbishop’s Gala to celebrate your support of the seminary.

Archbishop’s Gala for Sacred Heart Major Seminary keeps growing because its great fun and a great cause. Get ready for another evening of merriment and fellowship—with a few surprises, too. Join your hosts Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, and Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness, Sacred Heart’s rector, for “An Artful Gala,” on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

We’re delighted to hold the Seventeenth Annual Archbishop’s Gala in the beautiful new Grand Ballroom of Cobo Center, right in downtown Detroit. Many consider Cobo Center the premiere conference venue in all of southeastern Michigan. Guests will enjoy a stunning view of the Detroit waterfront and Windsor skyline.
Our gala promises plenty of excitement along with a delicious gourmet dinner. So why not invite your family and friends to join you for the evening? Eight-person table packages are available. Sponsoring a table is a great way for a pastor to reward hardworking parish staff and volunteers with a delightful evening out.
The evening will include the honoring of a true Detroit icon: longtime faculty member and pastoral formation director at Sacred Heart, Sr. Mary Finn, HVM. We will celebrate Sister Finn’s eightieth birthday and her forty-five years of service to the seminary, as well as her loving ministry to the people of Detroit. Will you help us to salute the work of this great and gentle soul?
Sponsorship opportunities and advertising spaces are available in our commemorative gala program. They are a fantastic way to promote your business or organization. To purchase a sponsorship opportunity or to place an ad, call Emily Berschback, event manager, at 313-883-8782 or for more information.
(Download an Archbishop’s Gala invitation package here. It includes Sponsor opportunity card and ad rate card)
Click here to RSVP for this event.
Please consider supporting Sacred Heart and its sacred mission to form the next generation of priests, deacons, and lay leaders who will proclaim the teachings of Christ to our families, parishes, and future generations. This essential work is made possible by your prayers and generosity. Mark your calendar to attend the Seventeenth Annual Archbishop’s Gala on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
What Will I Enjoy?
▪ Complimentary valet parking

▪ Cocktail reception to mingle with old and new friends
▪ Photo opportunity with Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
▪ Magnificent dining experience by Chef Jamie Miller of Centerplate
▪ Silent auction to win valued and unique prizes
▪ Raffle drawing for “Car of the Year” 2014 Chevy Corvette
▪ Cordials and treats at the Sweet Endings Afterglow
How to “Get Ready to Gala” 
▪ Look for your gala invitation package in the mail in April. 
 (Remember! Reservations must be placed by June 5, 2014. RSVP here.)
▪ Download a gala invitation package here.
Feeling Lucky?
There will be plenty of raffle tickets available at the gala for a chance to

  win a 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Z51 1LT.  The winner of the prestigious North American Car of the Year award is loaded: 450-hp V-8, nine-speaker audio system, rear-vision camera, all-aluminum frame, seven-speed manual transmission, leather seats, and much more.
The super-sporty Stingray has been donated by  great friends of Sacred Heart’s, Kathy and Richard Genthe of Dick Genthe Chevrolet in Southgate. You can’t win if you don’t play!
For ticket information, please contact Janice Beers ( or 313-883-8508).
You’re Invited!
Seventeenth Annual Archbishop’s Gala
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Grand Ballroom, Cobo Center
Cocktail reception: 5:30 PM. Dinner: 7:00 PM. Program ends: 9:00 PM