2020 Virtual Fall Dinner

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Virtual FACE Fall Dinner

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Janna Lafrance, Lafrance Hospitality and John Feitelberg, President, Hub International

Kait Walsh, WPRI Channel 12

Featuring Matt Maher, Inspirational Speaker and Performer


Join us for an inspirational evening featuring a virtual performance by Christian recording artist Matt Maher

Juno Award winning, nine-time Grammy nominee and four-time GMA Dove Award winner, Maher is a staple in the artistic and songwriting community. His inspirational songs have garnered multiple radio successes, writing and recording songs such as “Lord, I Need You,” “Because He Lives (Amen),” “Alive & Breathing,” and many others. Matt achieved a career highlight in 2013 when he performed at the Vigil Mass presided by Pope Francis, in front of a crowd of three million people, for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro. Two years later he performed again for the Pope in downtown Philadelphia as part of the World Meeting of Families, appearing along with The Fray, Aretha Franklin, Juanes, Jim Gaffigan, and Mark Wahlberg, among others.

Click Here to View the Invitation

Click on the videos below to hear from Matt Maher and members of the choir who will be performing at the Virtual FACE Fall Scholarship Dinner on November 4th

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Performance Sponsor

Lead Act Sponsor

Director Sponsor

Norman and Maryellen Sullivan Shachoy

Producer Sponsor

Nicholas and Meg Christ

Cast Member Sponsor

Bank 5
Brown Advisory
Catholic Community of Central Fall River
Catholic Schools Alliance
Claudine Cloutier, Esq.
Collette Tours
Joseph Feitelberg
Greater New Bedford Catholic Schools
(All Saints, Bishop Stang, Holy-Family-Holy Name, St. Francis Xavier, St. James-St. John, St. Joseph’s)
Holy Name Parish and School
William and Mary Jane MacLean
J. Karam Management
Long Built Homes
Plimoth Investment Advisors
Saint Anne’s Hospital
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Mattapoisett
Koreen Santos
Daniel and Kathleen Sullivan

Ensemble Member Sponsor

Rev. George C. Bellenoit
Bishop Feehan High School
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Coogan
Michael and Helen Dandurand
E. A. Dion
FACTS Management
John and Paula Feitelberg
Karam Financial Group
E. Dennis and Michelle Kelly
John and Marilyn Kiley
Gay & Gay, P.C.
Gold Medal
Lee’s Market
Lemieux Heating, Inc.
Brett and Kerry Peroni
Prima Care, P.C.
John P. Redding
S & S Concrete Forms Construction, Inc.
Mim and Jeff Sherman
Rev. John M. Sullivan
Carl and Natalie Taber
Michael and Anna Tamburro
Oppenheimer-Bernard Taradash
Waring Sullivan Home @ Cherry Place

Crew Member Sponsor

Air Masters HVAC Services of New England, Inc.
Anthony F. Cordeiro Insurance Agency, LLC
Paul Antonellis
Bishop Connolly High School
Bogle, DeAscentis & Coughlin, P.C.
Paul J. Briggs
Maria Bunker
Rev. Jeffrey Cabral
Catholic Mutual Group
Melanie Cherry
John and Jean Conners
Cryan Landscape
Delta Dental
Donnelly’s Clothing
Folan Waterproofing and Construction Co.
The Hartford
John and Janine Higgins
Holy Cross Parish, South Easton
Jani-King of Rhode Island
L.E.R., Inc.
Barbara Martin
Robert and Susan Massoud
John J. Norton, Esq.
Oakwood Senior Estates and North Farm Senior Estates
George Oliveira
Ralco Electric
R.S. Gilmore Insurance Agency, Inc.
RxBenefits, Inc.
Saint Bernard Parish
Saulino & Silvia, P.C.
The Ski House
Tim and Ellen Sullivan
James Wallace
Yard Boss Landscape Design, LLC

Virtual House Seat

Araujo Farms
Rev. William P. Blottman
Rev. Marcel Bouchard
Peter Bullard
Paul A. Christian
Paul Coogan
Thomas J. Durkin
Margaret M. Foley
Allison Gingras
Richard and Madeleine Grace
Jardin & Dawson, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. George Luzitano
Tom and Pat Marmen
Carol Murphy
Charles K. Murphy, Sr.
Andrea Oliver
Our Lady of Lourdes School
Faith Piazza
Lauren Pimentel
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pestana
Martha Reed
Kevin and Jane Robin
Jo-Anne Sbrega
John Sbrega
Sandra and Mark Sevigney
State Senator Michael Rodrigues
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, New Bedford
Roger Sullivan


Atlantic Elevator South Co., Inc.
Stephanie Barbosa
Paul and Karen Berge
Lucy Borges
Richard Brewer
Linda and John Burkly
Vincent Byrne
Carvalho’s Landscaping
John and Susan Caughey
Nick Christ, Jr.
Bishop Emeritus George W. Coleman
Christina Duggan
Shawna Erickson
Dale Ferris
Gary Friedmann
John and Paula Freitas
Higgins Real Estate
Holy Redeemer Parish, Chatham
David A. Hutchinson
Daniel C. Keleher, Jr.
John D. Kelleher
Robert G. Kfoury
Kevin and Susan Kiley
Knights of Columbus-Holy Family Council #11510
Knights of Columbus-Msgr. Jean A. Provost Council
Deacon Joe and Catherine Harrington
Holy Trinity Church, West Harwich
Holy Union Sisters
Chris and Janna Lafrance
Donna Lamontagne
Mary and Arthur Lewis
Daniel Long
Patrick Long
Rev. Thomas C. Lopes
Jean F. MacCormack, Ph.D
William and Mary Jane MacLean
Maureen Makkay
Joseph McGinley
Larry and Mary McGrath
Rev. James R. McLellan
Joan Medeiros
Maria Medeiros
Betty Ann Mullins
Carolyn Novo
Rev. Chris Peschel
Faith Piazza
Alan E. Pontes
Martha Reed
Maria Rego
Rockland Trust
Ron Pacheco-Pacheco Appraisal Service
Danielle Roussel
Michael Russo
James J. Saba
Koreen Santos
Saint Anne’s Hospital
Paul and Susan Sherman
St. Anne’s Credit Union
St. Ann’s Knights of Columbus #10289
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, New Bedford
Committee to Elect Paul Schmid
Paul A. Schmid III
Sherry Construction
John Silva
Helene Sousa
Southcoast Green Light Energy
Kenneth Steen
Tradition Energy
Francis Vendetti
The Wharf
Rev. Richard Wilson
Michael Wojcik
Leonard Worsley
Gifts In-Kind
Boston Irish Sweaters Co
Catholic School Alliance
Delta Dental
The Franchise Group
Mary Ellen Francis
KatCo Creations
Tom and Pat Marmen
Moby Dick Brewing Company
W.B. Mason
White’s of Westport

Let us thank all those who teach in Catholic schools. Educating is an act of love; it is like giving life.

Pope Francis

The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) continues to meet the original mission of the St. Mary’s Education Fund in supporting scholarships for children. The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education strives to support welcoming more culturally and economically diverse students to our Catholic Schools, while addressing the sustained increase in the demand for financial assistance for families seeking to send their children to our schools. The goal of the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education is to ensure that no child is deprived of the opportunity to attend one of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Fall River due to financial hardship. A commitment to FACE is an investment in the future education and dreams of hundreds of children from all across the Diocese.