MOSAIC Fall 2015 - Page 22

ADVANCING THE MISSION Fr. James Bilot, left, Cardinal Adam Maida, and Archbishop Allen Vigneron join friends for a group photograph. All for the Heart of Jesus Support is overwhelming for Archbishop’s Gala fundraiser. W ithout the generosity of our benefactors, Sacred Heart could not carry out its mission of forming the next generation of leaders for the New Evangelization. Benefactors again have shown their faith in this mission—and trust in the seminary’s ability to carry it out—through gracious support of the Archbishop’s Gala celebration. 20 A near-record-breaking crowd of more than 850 guests came together on Thursday, June 18, for the eighteenth annual gala at the Grand Riverview Ballroom of Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Counting all revenue sources, the gala generated an astounding $885,000 to support Sacred Heart’s priest, deacon, and lay ministry candidates—while attendees earned them