The Great Gathering 2023

October 28 at the Edina Country Club

The Great Gathering is both a social event and a fundraiser for the parish. In addition to being a fun evening with your fellow parishioners, it also provides a chance to sign up for smaller social events throughout the year and bid on silent auction items. We welcome all members  – both new and existing – to this annual gala celebrating our faith and community. This year’s event will be held, October 28, 2023, at the Edina Country Club. Mark your calendar and join us for the social event of the year! Tickets will go on sale in mid-September.

Interested in doing a small party as part of the Great Gathering?

These small parties range in size from five to 125 guests. They have a wide variety of themes and take place in parishioners’ homes and other venues. If you’re interested in hosting a small party, would like examples of what’s been done in the past, or have other questions about it, please contact Pat Adkins at [email protected].

Interested in donating an item for the Great Gathering silent auction?

If so, here are a few things to keep in mind when thinking about what to donate.

  • Theme Baskets are popular. Please bring it the night of the Great Gathering, ready to put on display.
  • Tickets for a sports event, theater or concert, time at a vacation home, or some other experiences are also popular. For vacation home/timeshare experiences in particular, flexible dates are attractive to bidders. Tickets and other experience-type events do not need to be brought to the Great Gathering.
  • Other items that can be physically displayed on a table can be brought to the event.
  • Please note that we can’t accept gift cards as they have proven to be difficult to administer in the past.

Please contact Pat Adkins at [email protected] regarding your donation. She will need a description of the item or experience you are donating, a suggested minimum bid, and for things that will not be physically displayed on the bidding table, a photo or graphic that illustrates the auction item.