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The Priest Appreciation Dinner

Due to health concerns,
we are postponing this event until a later date.

We hope to be able to celebrate our Priests, 
but it looks like it will be in Spring of 2023

​We will keep you posted! 
Thank you and stay healthy!  God bless.

Our fundraiser to benefit Seminarian education was held 6/18/18.
A new venue this year--beautiful Sandia Golf Club Event Center
We had a sold out crowd!  Over 350 attended!
We had 65 Priests, Deacons and Seminarians attend
Cocktails on the patio with a beautiful view of the Sandias
A big Thank You to Relevant Radio for all the complementary ads to help make this such a success!
A very jovial crowd enjoyed the evening!  Folks came from all around the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
Registration flowed so smoothly thanks to name tags for all our guests!  Thanks, Jane!!!
Serrans enjoy the company of our Vocations Director, Fr. John Trambley
Guest Speaker Daniel diSilva offered many items related to the Original Image, available for purchase
Some of the Serra Club members responsible for this event
Most guests have arrived!
Dinner is served!
The dining room was filled to capacity, plus a table out on the patio!
President Bob Calvani opens the program.
Filmmaker Daniel diSilva is guest speaker.  The topic is his passion--the Original Image of Divine Mercy.
Topic:  Divine Mercy and the Holy Priesthood
All, including Archbishop Wester, enjoy the presentation
Assistant Vocations Director, Fr. Michael Niemczak presents the seminarians in attendance
What a great group of guys--our future priests!
Acknowledging our Priests and their years of service.
Fr. Thomas Mayefske -- more than 60 years since his ordination!
Very Rev. John Daniel draws the winning raffle tickets.
10 winners - $100 bills for winning priests!
Our magnificent priests!  Thank You!!!
Fr. Ed Domme -- Chaplain of our Serra Club
Daniel diSilva auctions off the replica of the Original Image of Divine Mercy
An enormous THANK YOU to our very generous auction bidder - Tom Gallegos!
Archbishop John C. Wester gives closing comments
We thank everyone for their amazing generosity and attendance at this event!  God bless!!
Click on an image below to view larger or see a slideshow from the 2018 dinner held at the same venue:
This is our bi-annual​ evening to thank and celebrate 
our Priests who answered God's call to serve the people of 
the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
All funds raised go DIRECTLY to our Seminarians for their personal expenses 
and to support other vocation activities.

The theme of the 2023 Priest Appreciation Dinner is 
To Rediscover the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the Catholic heritage in New Mexico 
and the  legacy of those who followed the example of Saint Francis, living lives of heroic virtue, often in simple, hidden ways.  Our Native American, Spanish, and other immigrants made many sacrifices for their faith and created beautiful architecture and artwork. They  developed unique expressions of their faith that still inspire and can help to heal the wounds in our church.

Our Guest Speaker will be renowned artist and NM Santero
 Charlie Carrillo

Thanks to our Premier Sponsor: