The 18th Annual Mother Cabrini Shrine Gala took place at the Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver on Friday, June 21. The near sold out crowd enjoyed a wonderful evening that included a silent and live auction, raffle and dinner all in support of Mother Cabrini Shrine. Sr. Diane Olmstead, MSC, Provincial, of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus gave the invocation and welcome.
The Company for Cabrini Award was given to FOCUS, The Fellowship of Catholic University Students. FOCUS is a wonderful organization of missionaries who spread the gospel and the love of Jesus on college campuses all over the world. Their headquarters are near the Shrine and their leadership and administrative teams often come to Mass and use the retreat facilities at the Shrine.
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The Spirit of Cabrini Award was given to Rick & Dionne Lewis. Rick is a popular radio show host of two daily radio shows and he is also the Denver Broncos Color Analyst. Rick and Dionne and their family have had a special connection to Mother Cabrini Shrine for three decades and they have been so generous with their financial support.
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The money raised at the gala is used for the operations, maintenance and special projects of the Shrine and it helps us continue our ministry and the great legacy of St. Frances Cabrini in Colorado. The Shrine was in dire need of new snow removal equipment. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and friends in the Paddle Raiser, we are able to purchase a new front end loader and keep the road to the Shrine open.
Additional Gala Photos can be seen at https://www.flickr.com/photos/141021425@N02/?fbclid=IwAR0-1z30F6dKSO2q6hgg_e5VU-vSVDyliGLwCvAUFMq4hcxnyPYSV6dB1lg