Annual Benefit Dinner 2024

Celebrating Success: A Night of Generosity and Inspiration

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are thrilled to share the success of our recent Annual Benefit Dinner held on May 1, 2024, at the exquisite Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre. The evening was a celebration of generosity and inspiration, all in support of Southdown’s mission to provide integrated holistic programs and services to ordained clergy, women and men religious, lay pastoral ministers, and other people of faith.

An Evening to Remember

The evening began with a delightful reception, where guests were warmly greeted with smiles and camaraderie. Laughter and conversation filled the air as they enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, creating an atmosphere of warmth and inclusivity that set the stage for an evening of elegance and heartfelt generosity.

Inspiring Testimonials and Reflections

During dinner, two heartfelt testimonials underscored the enduring benefit and essential need for the transformative programs and services offered by Southdown to ordained clergy, and women and men religious. The evening’s guest speaker, His Grace Archbishop Francis Leo, delivered a moving reflection on the Gospel passage John 10:10, emphasizing the significance of abundant life and compassion in our community.

We are grateful to His Grace for generously providing a print version of his inspiring reflection, a token that will continue to inspire us in our mission. You can access the PDF copy of the reflection by clicking on the link below:

Annual Benefit Dinner Address

A Culinary Delight

Guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner served in the elegant surroundings of the art gallery, enhancing the sense of community and shared purpose among all present. The carefully planned menu featured a delectable selection of dishes, each a testament to culinary artistry and local flavours. Against the backdrop of soft piano music, the ambiance of the gallery added an extra layer of sophistication and inspiration to the evening.

Making a Difference Together

The success of this special event would not have been possible without the generosity of our benefactors and donors. To each of you who attended, donated, and supported our cause to provide financial aid those in need of our programs and services, but who lack the financial resource, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. Your generosity continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of many. Thank you!

For those who still wish to contribute, you can donate by scanning the QR code below or visiting our Donate page.

Thank you once again for your unwavering support and commitment!