Whitehorse benefits from Catholic Missions In Canada's Tastes of Heaven

By  Nicholas Carafa, The Catholic Register
  • April 14, 2009
TORONTO - Catholic Missions In Canada is holding its annual fundraising dinner, Tastes of Heaven, on April 22 with the goal of raising $100,000.

The dinner will help support 12 parishes and 21 missions throughout the diocese of Whitehorse. Whitehorse Bishop Gary Gordon will be the guest speaker. 

“This is a very unique event. People can meet the heroes of our dioceses and recognize the work they do,” said Kathleen Ancker, the National Director of Development for Catholic Missions In Canada.

Bishops from 26 missionary dioceses across Canada are expected to attend the dinner to be held at Sal Caboto at Villa Colombo. During the course of the evening, Catholic Missions In Canada will hand out its St. Joseph Award, which honours a missionary whose life has been dedicated to serving as a light for the world and salt of the Earth. This year’s recipient will be Fr. Bertrand Mathieu, OMI, a priest from Keewatin-Le Pas diocese.

For this year’s “From Sea to Sea” theme, Toronto chef and restauranteur Biagio Vinci has developed an entire menu of seafood dinner plates.  

The evening will also include a musical performance and silent auction, where patrons can bid for paintings, hand-made blankets and mukluks, as well as sculpture carvings.

Tickets are available through Catholic Missions In Canada. For information contact Patricia Guylay at (416) 934-3424 ext. 227.

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