April 8, 2013
Amarillo—San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S. will be the guest speaker at the second annual Bishop’s Gala, set for Friday, May 3 at the newly remodeled Amarillo Country Club, 4800 Bushland Blvd.
The gala is sponsored by the Catholic Foundation of the Texas Panhandle, with all proceeds from the evening restricted for the Diocesan Pastoral Center and Diocesan Archives and Museum building fund.
Activites begins with Social Hour at 6:00pm, followed by dinner at 7:00. In addition to remarks from Archbishop Gustavo, the evening will include a live auction, dance and casino tables.
Chairing the gala are Dr. Steve and Linda Astuto, parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Amarillo.
Tickets are $75.00 per person and Benefactor tables are $1,500 for ten. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. Please contact Kim Richard at 383-2243 or via email at email@example.com for more details and benefits of Gala Sponsorships.
Checks for tickets and sponsorships should be made payable to “Bishop’s Gala.” Tickets for the Gala will be on sale through Wednesday, April 24.
Items to be sold during a Live Auction include:
• An original oil painting by artist Jim Ward;
• A gourmet dinner for eight people or four couples at Bishop Patrick J. Zurek’s residence;
• A fine piece of jewelry donated by Graham Brothers Jewelers of Amarillo;
• A guided dove hunt for four people in Dalhart;
• A trip for two to Napa Valley Wine Country, including airfare, and a three-night stay at a resort and spa, which also includes a Napa Wine train meal; and,
• Three gift baskets, each valued between $600 and $700.
Archbishop Gustavo was named Archbishop of San Antonio by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 14, 2010. Installed as Archbishop on Nov. 23, 2010 at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in San Antonio, he succeeded Archbishop Jose H. Gomez as the sixth Archbishop of San Antonio.
He was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the Chicago Archdiocese on Jan. 24, 2003 by Blessed John Paul II, and ordained on March 19, 2003 by Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Helen Sage at 467-0762, Sandy Riney at 359-6706 or Carmen Salamy at 352-3584. Overnight lodging will be available at the Holiday Inn, West Medical Center, at $89, plus tax.
Those planning to stay overnight are asked to make those reservations using the code “The Bishop’s Gala.” Hotel reservations will be accepted until Friday, April 19.