Welcome to our first ever VIRTUAL GALA! We are so excited to celebrate the grace that has brought us through our (not-your-average) school year. We have re-envisioned this "event" and thank you for joining us at Embrace Grace 2020 Virtual Gala. While this year may have unfolded in an unexpected and challenging way, the St. Francis school community has come together to make it a successful school year. This event allows us to prove once again that we are willing to persevere and shine in the midst of such different times.
CHECK OUT THIS MESSAGE FROM MRS. RUSSO:
As you'll see we have many incredible and generous items up for grabs! Feel free to browse them all, or if you're looking for something specific, use the CATEGORIES at the bottom of the Items Page to narrow down your search.
IMPORTANT! Be sure to check out our School Page on Facebook and give the page a follow! We will be posting lots of great information about this virtual gala, giving sneak peeks at some of the items, giving updates on bid statuses, and announcing winners. PLUS, we'll be going live with some special guests!! So keep your phone in one hand and your computer in the other. This way, you can watch all the exciting things we're posting LIVE on the Facebook page while you bid on the items you've had your eye on! You'll receive text messages throughout your bidding fun to let you know where you stand on your specific items. This is also how you'll be notified if you're the lucky winner!
All winners: Stay tuned to find out how to claim your winning items!!!
* Please note that due to the postponement of this event due to COVID-19, some gift certificates might have expired dates. If you have any problems redeeming your Gift Card, please reach out to the school for assistance. *
Introducing alumni speaker, Emily Lemieux, Class of 2015!
Since graduating from St. Francis in 2015, Emily continued on to Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School where she excelled in the medical assisting program and graduated as Salutatorian of the Class of 2019. Currently, Emily is working towards her Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience with a pre-medical track. She hopes to continue onto medical school and become a doctor to help those in need.
Watch the video below to hear more about how Emily's experience at St. Francis has shaped her success.
This year's Cornerstone Award has been presented to the Dominican Sisters of Hope. These sisters were the original administration and teachers of our school, building the strong academic, and unashamedly Catholic foundation that continues to be built upon today. Father traveled to New York in February, to visit with the remaining sisters who worked at our school, and presented them with the award, as well as St. Francis blankets as tokens of our love and appreciation. Father is pictured here with Sister Janine Parent and Sister Mary Marin Delakanty. Unfortunately, Father was unable to visit with Sister Louise Place as she was ill at the time of his visit.
Thank you, Dominican Sisters of Hope for being a cornerstone of our SFX community!