Lumen Christi Gala + 120th Anniversary Celebration

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See All the Good Work Taking Place in the Diocese!

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Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors and Donors



Lumen Christi Presenting Sponsor ($100,000)

Carney Family Charitable Foundation

Fr. Murphy’s Founders Society ($10,000)


BayCoast Bank


Bob and Chris Long – Long Built Homes

Friends of the Cathedral ($5,000)

Paul & Donna Downey and
Biff & Mary Jane MacLean

Diocese of Fall River Catholic Cemeteries

James S. and Maryellen Sullivan Hughes

Richard and Muriel Lafrance and Family

Ropes & Gray LLP

Southcoast Health

Patricia and Jonathan Stott

St. Joseph, Guardian of the Holy Family Parish, Falmouth

Michael and Susan White

Chapel Angels ($2,500)

Boston Document Systems

Nicholas and Meg Christ

Charles and Gloria Clough

Mary Ellen Fauth

Gallagher Insurance

Mr. and Mrs. John Moreira

My Brother’s Keeper

Deacon and Mrs. Thomas P. Palanza,

In Memory of Anna and William Palanza

St. John Neumann Parish, E. Freetown – Rev. Jon-Paul Gallant

St. Mary of the Isle, Nantucket

St. Mary’s Parish, Dartmouth

Saint Mary’s Parish, Mansfield

Carl Sawejko

Stonehill College

Light Bearers ($1,250)


Angela and Brian Barcelos

Brown Advisory

Catholic Schools Alliance

Corpus Christi Parish, East Sandwich

Fisher Bus Inc.

Richard and Madeleine Grace

Habeeb & Associates

Holy Trinity Parish, W. Harwich

Russell and Joyce Morin

Rev. John M. Sullivan

St. John the Evangelist, Pocasset

Carl and Natalie Taber

Our Lady’s Benefactors ($500)


Bank 5

Gold Medal Bakery

Rev. Matthew Gill

Dennis and Maureen Gilligan

Rev. Thomas Lopes

Peter and Kristen Marshall

Kerry Peroni

Joseph and Virgina Ripp

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Acushnet

St. Pius X Church, South Yarmouth

Tables, Tickets and Donations


Kevin and Marianne Aguiar

George Alzaibak

Rev. George C. Bellenoit

Bishop Stang High School

Robin Blevins

Richard Bliss

Rev. William P. Blottman

Rev. Marcel Bouchard

Very Rev. Jeffrey Cabral, JCL

Christ the King Parish, Mashpee

Patricia Cleary

Mayor Paul Coogan

Michael Cryan

Dignity Memorial

Callery Dionne

Sheila Donovan

John Dutra

Fall River Municipal Credit Union

Edward Flaherty

Shawna Erickson Florio

John P. Foran – In memory of
Msgr. John Smith

Paula and John Freitas

Rev. Matthew Gill

Allison and Kevin Gingras

Jennifer and Dennis Golden

Holy Cross Parish, S. Easton

Immaculate Conception Church

Daniel & Rachael Higgins

Charles and Patricia Holden

Kevin and Frances Jones

John Kelleher

Eleanor Kitchen

Knights of Columbus Council 330

Roger and Diane Lacoste

Andrea Lavoie

Jean MacCormack

Cheryl Mazurek

Susan Mazzarella

Rev. Arnold R. Medeiros

Siew Mun and Paula Mui

Tom and Holly Murray

Molyneaux & Patricia Mathews

Thomas McDermott

Raymond Medeiros

Louise Mitchell

Gerald Morrissette

Jack and Jan O’Brien

John Olivieri

William O’Neil

Our Lady of Fall River Catholic


Our Lady of the Assumption Guild

Rev. Msgr. John A. Perry

Mary Anne Pietraszek

Prima Care, PC

District Atty. Thomas M. Quinn III

The Honorable Joseph J. Reardon

Jane and Kevin Robin

Senator Michael Rodrigues

Paulette Rouillier

Rev. Richard Roy

Saulino and Silvia

St. Anne’s Credit Union

St. Anthony-St. Rita Parish

Saint John of God Parish, Somerset

St. Jullie Billiart Parish, N. Dartmouth

Rev. Stephen Salvador

St. Margaret Parish, Buzzards Bay

Captain & Mrs. Richard Schultz

Joyce Simard

Gil and Carol Simmons

Rev. Chris Stanibula

Frances Tyrrell

Veterans Transition House

Rev. Msgr. Barry W. Wall – In Memory of the Most Reverend George W. Coleman

Beverly Ward

Rev. Richard Wilson