2013 Lumen Christi Gala

In 2013, the Diocese of Palm Beach celebrated 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. The Lumen Christi Gala was held on December 14, 2013, at The Breakers Palm Beach.


Felicia Rodriguez, WPBF 25 News Mornings Anchor, was the special program guest. During the gala, Mr. Louis V. Gerstner Jr. was 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 helps to support need-based scholarships, subsidies to schools serving a diverse student population as well as an education endowment fund. 


If you have not attended in the past and would like to join us for this festive evening with Bishop Barbarito, please contact us. E-mail us your name and address at kwildes@diocesepb.org or call us at 561-775-9520 and we will be sure to send you an invitation. Tickets are $350.00 per person and $3,500.00 per table of ten. Please visit our Lumen Christi Gala web page.


Please visit our Lumen Christi Gala video