25th Anniversary of the Lumen Christi Gala

Dec 14, 2013

Mark your calendar! This year the Diocese of Palm Beach celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Lumen Christi Gala. This black-tie event is the Bishop's annual dinner dance to benefit Catholic school education and our 17 Catholic schools. The diocese is pleased to announce Mrs. Vera Ferola, a long-time supporter of Catholic Education and a past Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton award recipient, will serve as our chairperson. We hope you will join us. If you have not attended in the past and would like to join us for this festive evening with Bishop Barbarito, please e-mail your name & address or call us (contact information is below) and we will be sure to send you an invitation. 


Felicia Rodriguez, WPBF 25 News Mornings Anchor, will be the special program guest. During the gala, Mr. Louis V. Gerstner Jr. will be awarded the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award. The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates a commitment to Catholic education, contributes in an exemplary manner to enhance our schools and demonstrates a dedication to making a difference in the lives of students.


The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach provide for the education and formation of more than 6,000 students throughout the diocese's five counties. Your attendance will help to support need-based scholarships, subsidies to schools serving a diverse student population as well as an education endowment fund. 


Tickets are $350.00 per person. For more information, including sponsorship information, please visit our Lumen Christi Gala web page.


Please click on the photos to the right of this page to view photos of this year's event.

Please click on the following titles to view photos from the 2012 Lumen Chrisit Gala and the 2012 Lumen Christi Gala video.




Event Information

The Breakers
1 South County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Pictured are Honorary Chairperson Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito; Chairperson Mrs. Vera Ferola; and diocesan Superintendent of Schools Gary Gelo.
Pictured are Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito with 2013 Lumen Christi Gala Special Program Guest, Felicia Rodriguez, WPBF 25 News Mornings Anchor, and husband, David Miller.
Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito pictured with the Gerstner Distinguished Scholars, accepting the 2013 Elizabeth Ann Seton Award on behalf of Mr. Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
2013 Lumen Christi Gala
2013 Lumen Christi Gala
2013 Lumen Christi Gala