On Friday, October 14th, over 315 gathered at the annual Friends of the Seminary Gala. It was without exception the most successful and inspirational Friends to date. We are so grateful for Chairperson, Dr. Michaela Scott and her committee of Vero Beach friends who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event.
The evening began in St. Vincent’s Chapel with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski and the Bishops of Florida and Georgia. Following Mass, the St. Vincent de Paul Award was given to Msgr. Keith Brennan in recognition for the witness of his life as a pastor, rector and administrator. The late, Robert Grudzinski was also the recipient of the Award in recognition for the witness of his life as a father, grandfather, and as a champion for promoting vocations to the priesthood.
Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and silent auction before sitting for a formal dinner prepared by our kitchen and served by our seminarians.
On behalf of the seminary community and our Chairperson, Dr. Michaela Scott, we are so appreciative for all who participated. Please continue to keep St. Vincent’s in your prayers.