FOURTH ANNUAL 2013 KEYS AND SWORD AWARD BENEFIT

Cardinal O'Malley

His Eminence Seán Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. CAP
Archbishop of Boston to receive the 2013 Keys and Sword Award

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

On behalf of His Excellency, Bishop Herbert A. Bevard, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and the Very Reverend Monsignor Jerome Feudjio, Rector of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, we are delighted to inform you of our upcoming fourth annual Keys and Sword Award Benefit to be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Hotel. This elegant “white tie” affair will benefit the restoration of our 167-year old Mother Church Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral and we are pleased to tell you that phase three of the restoration will be announced shortly. We hope you will take time to stop by and enjoy seeing the restoration progress underway.


Bishop Bevard launched this premier event for individuals and friends of our Diocese who are recognized for their extraordinary contributions and selfless dedication to the Cathedral and to the Diocese. This accolade celebrates those among us with attributes of vision and character that rise above the norm through their past and present service to the Church.

We are very pleased to announce that Bishop Bevard will present the 2013 Keys and Sword Award to His Eminence Seán Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M.CAP, the Archbishop of Boston. Many of you may remember that Cardinal O’Malley was formerly Bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

Cardinal Seán's Blog (Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM,Cap.)

 

TICKETS, ADS AND PATRON CONTRIBUTIONS


Tickets, Local Ad packages and Patron contributions are available for this event at all parish offices and from committee members listed below. Please feel free to contact any one of them to make purchases. Tickets are $150.00 per person. (Note: $90.00 Tax Deductible). Patron contributions are UP to $250. The ad booklet will be among very notable prelates and will have a very wide distribution. Our Local Catholic Network Channel 16 – EWTN along with other media, will videotape this event. Table seating is limited to eight (8) per table. Special dietary restrictions in food preparation is available and should be requested to the person you have purchased your ticket(s) from.

For further information regarding this event, please feel free to contact Executive Committee Members: Charlotte Banks or Lillia King at (340) 774-3166, Ext. 213 at the

Catholic Chancery
P.O. Box 301825
St. Thomas, V.I. 00803-1825

Download the Keys and Sword Award Ticket Request Form

Learn more about the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Restoration Project


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS


The Marriott Frenchman’s Reef has reserved a block of rooms, with special rates per night, for guests attending this event. Please reserve your room ASAP by contacting Charlotte Banks at the Chancery Office 340-774-3166, ext. 213 or cell 312-504-6330. This special rate is good for three days before and three days after the event to persons attending the Keys and Sword Award Benefit. This is a great time to invite family and friends off island as well as throughout the Territory to join us in St Thomas for this wonderful event and enjoy a great get away.


Resort View: $289 (*plus 15% tax and gratuity)
Water view: $319 (*plus 15% tax and gratuity)


*Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 10%) in effect at the time of check in. Currently, Bellman and Housekeeping gratuities: Additional 5% of group room rate, per room, per night.
The Resort Fee of $30 per room per day will be activated on all individual guest accounts to be paid at checkout.
The Resort Fee includes the following amenties: Complimentary wireless Guest Room Internet • Free 800 calls • Free use of Beach Chairs and Umbrellas • Unlimited local calls • Bottled water in room (2 per room, per day) • Unlimited use of Tennis Courts and the Reef Fitness Center • Unlimited use of “Non-motorized water sports from the beach of Morning Star: snorkels, flippers, masks and floaters • Shuttle services throughout the Resort • $20 Lazule Spa or Salon Coupon to be applied to purchases of $150 or more for services at regular price.

 

KEYS AND SWORD COMMITTEE MEMBERS

(St. Thomas/St.John)
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
Cathedral Church Office (Main Street), Marlene Adams, Charlotte Banks, Mary Griffin, Esonia Hassel, Lillia King, Alrid Lockhart, Gilbert Pinney, Steve Olive, Marina Salem, Joselyn Williams, Gail Shulterbrandt, Karen Swan, Deanna Richardson.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH)
Keya Chongasing, OLPH Church Office and Carmen Sibilly
Church of the Holy Family
Allison Charles, Church Office, Jean Dragin, Claudy Brutus and Alicia Doute
Saint Anne, Frenchtown
Margie Magras, Church Office
Our Lady of Mount Carmel (OLMC) - St. John
Fr. Anthony Abraham, Church Office


(St. Croix)
Holy Cross: Selena Anduze, Church Office and Rita Schuster
St. Patrick’s: Bernadine Christmas, Church Office
St. Joseph’s: Fr. John Mark and Vicki Soto,Church Office
Saint Ann at Barrenspot: Maria Jones, Church Office

KEYS AND SWORD COMMITTEE IN ACTION

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Members of the Key and Sword Committee meet with Bishop Herbert Bevard

 

Dr. Alfred Heath, the 2011 Keys and Sword Recipient


LISTEN AND WATCH FOR MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENTS: NEWSPAPERS, RADIO AND TELEVISION!

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, January 26, 2013!


We look forward to welcoming you to our FOURTH ANNUAL KEYS AND SWORD AWARD BENEFIT!
BLESSINGS TO ALL!