FALMOUTH — Planned for the first Sunday of February, the 13th annual Winter Brunch sponsored by the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education or FACE offers an opportunity for an enjoyable get-together to break up a cold month and a way to assist Catholic school students in the Fall River Diocese at the same time.
The FACE Winter Brunch will take place on Sunday, February 4, at the Coonamessett Inn of Falmouth, with doors opening at 11:15 a.m.
Guests will enjoy a classic Sunday Brunch featuring roasted meats, chicken, eggs, bacon, sausage, vegetables, salad selections, muffins, pastries and an extensive dessert bar. Along with delicious foods, there will be fun-filled family raffles, a silent auction, mystery prizes, special activities for children, and more.
Host of the Winter Brunch will be Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., of the Fall River Diocese. Mary and Larry McGrath, parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Pocasset, are serving as chairpersons for the event.
Proceeds from the Winter Brunch support FACE, which provides need-based scholarships to students attending Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese including those on Cape Cod. In the current school year alone, FACE is providing $1.4 million in tuition assistance to 1,100 students in diocesan schools. Of that amount, $112,000 is being directed to 56 students who are part of a new “Hope and Opportunity Initiative,” which aims to reach elementary school students living at or below the poverty line with expanded tuition aid.
Tickets for the Winter Brunch are $30 for adults; $15 for youth (under 13 years); and complimentary for children under 7. Seating is limited and reservations must be made prior to the event. No tickets will be available at the door. Please contact Jane Robin at 508-759-3566 for tickets and further information.