MASHPEE — The 22nd annual FACE Summer Gala to support Catholic school students in the Fall River Diocese is set for Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee.

With a delicious multi-course dinner, a live auction and more, an enjoyable evening for all is planned with the proceeds going to the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education, (or FACE).

FACE provides need-based scholarships to children attending Catholic schools on Cape Cod and throughout the Fall River Diocese.

Boston TV personality Billy Costa, host of WGBH-TV’s High School Quiz Show, and NESN’s Dining Playbook, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Summer Gala.  Falmouth resident Peggy Foley is serving as chairperson for this year’s event.

In his letter of invitation, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., writes that the FACE Summer Gala is an opportunity for friends “to come together and demonstrate their love and support for Catholic education.”  He points out that through 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,” adding that, “the need continues to grow.”   For the 2018-2019 school year, FACE gave out over $1.3 million in scholarships to 925 students.

For ticket information or to find out about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jane Robin, Event Coordinator, at 508-759-3566 or  Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online at

The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Bishop of Fall River