Monastery News Page
November 12, 2019

A Memorable Night of Fellowship
      On Saturday evening, November 9th, we celebrated our annual St. Benedict Monastery Benefit Dinner.  A few months ago we started to make preparations and sell tickets and by the day before the event.  Over 180 people came to show their support for our community and spend an evening enjoying good food, fun and fellowship.  The event directly raises funds to support our community and the ministries we are engaged in.

     This year the fundraiser took place at the Boulder Pointe Golf Club & Banquet Center in Oxford.  The first activity that took place after the doors were opened at 5:30 p.m. was the recitation of the Holy Rosary (led by Br. Mark Orcutt).  The major features of the evening were a delicious meal provided by the staff of Boulder Pointe, 50/50 raffles, the main raffle, silent auctions and of course the fellowship of all who gathered for the evening.  The silent auctions included items such as signed memorabilia, appliances and hand-crafted items.  However, the highlight of the auction was a painting created by Br. Antony Maldonado.  The main raffle was the last event of the evening.  The participants waited in anticipation to find out who were the fortunate ones who had the winning tickets.  In a run-off fashion, four tickets were drawn from a drum with the 1st and 2nd tickets pulled winning $1,000.  The 3rd ticket drawn won $3,000.  The 4th ticket winner of the main raffle took home a $5,000 Grand Prize!

     The benefit was a successful and enjoyable evening for all who participated.  We would like to say thank you for the assistance we received from those who sold tickets for the monastery, the businesses that sponsored the event, the staff at Boulder Pointe and everyone who made the night so memorable by their presence!

For last week's news story, click here.