MASHPEE — Once again, supporters of Catholic education are invited to enjoy a summer evening on Cape Cod replete with food and festivities while at the same time help Catholic school students in the Fall River Diocese.

The 19th annual Foundation to Advance Catholic Education, Inc., (FACE) Summer Gala will take place on Friday, July 15, at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. Proceeds from the evening benefit FACE, which provides need-based scholarships to children attending Catholic schools on Cape Cod and throughout southeastern Massachusetts.

Osterville residents Richard and Marilyn Colman are serving as co-chairs for this year’s Gala and with their committee are planning an evening of delicious food, music and merriment.

Beginning with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception, the festivities will include a multi-course dinner, silent and live auctions with fantastic prizes, and entertainment by Frank Zarba Music of Boston.

In his letter of invitation to the Summer Gala, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., notes the ongoing challenge to maintain Catholic schools and to provide a quality Catholic education to thousands of children amid rising costs and changing demographics.

“The continued increased cost of education and dwindling enrollment make our mission more difficult, while the need to be of service and our desire to continue our mission of educating future generations has not diminished,” writes the Bishop.

Because of the generosity of supporters of FACE, the Fall River Diocese “has been able to provide scholarships to many children who would otherwise not be able to attend a Catholic school,” Bishop da Cunha explains, adding that, “the need continues to grow.”

The FACE Summer Gala offers a great opportunity to help support Catholic education in the Fall River Diocese. For details, including ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jane Robin at 508-759-3566.

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