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Archbishop’s Gala returns in person, raises funds and hope for seminary’s future

Outgoing rector, successor and others say Sacred Heart’s commitment to forming hearts and minds after Jesus is key to mission

by Editorial Team

Patrons, seminarians, priests and deacons gathered on a warm evening Friday, June 11, in Chevrolet Plaza outside of Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit to support and celebrate Sacred Heart Major Seminary during the 24th annual Archbishop’s Gala. 

Far removed from last year’s gala, which was held virtually because of COVID-19, this year’s event saw a much-welcomed return to in-person festivities as those gathered reflected upon the evening’s theme: “Credo,” or “I Believe.”

“Everything is done better in person, and as Catholics, we really are committed to the Real Presence –– whether it be in the Eucharist or something like this where we are showing our support,” said Fr. Jeffery Day, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of Detroit.  

Attendees enjoyed a sit-down dinner and open bar, live music by Cosmic Groove, a $25,000 cash raffle sponsored by Weingartz and a rousing, violin-forward rendition of “Be Thou My Vision” performed by the seminarians.

Read the full Detroit Catholic story here.

by Editorial Team

Editorial Team

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Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a Christ-centered Catholic community of faith and higher learning committed to forming leaders who will proclaim the good news of Christ to the people of our time. As a leading center of the New Evangelization, Sacred Heart serves the needs of the Archdiocese of Detroit and contributes to the mission of the universal Church.