March 26, 2015
Thursday evening at 5:30pm
The Grand Oak Villa
Please join your friends and neighbors on the evening of March 26 as we recall and renew once again our partnership in service to the poor of our region. We will gather at the Grand Oak Villa, a local banquet facility well known for fine dining and hospitality. The donation is $50 per person or $450 for your table of ten.
Sponsorships are available ranging from $150 to $2,500.
Click here to download and print our Sponsorship Selection Form.
For information and reservations…
Please call Lorein Cipriano (203-754-0000) or
Emma Barone (203-758-5911) or George Pettinico (860-274-9310).
Click here for directions to Grand Oak Villa
550 Sylvan Lake Road, Oakville, Connecticut
Father Cascia Service Award
The banquet program will feature the presentation of the Father Cascia Service Award to Reverend Ronald Ferraro, to Sacred Heart Church of Southbury, to Westover School and , in memoriam, to Thomas Proulx. The 2015 honorees have, in their own way, exemplified the spirit of service and the dedication of Father Philip Cascia who founded the Mission in 1978 and served as its chief officer, counselor, and guide throughout the early years of operation.
Reverend Ronald Ferraro
Reverend Ronald Ferraro is the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and St. Lucy Church in Waterbury. He has been a priest for 55 years, serving multiple generations of Waterbury families for decades, families whose history he knows quite well. He is one of the founding members of St. Vincent DePaul Mission. Father also serves as chaplain of the Police Department, Fire Department, and the Unico Club.
Sacred Heart Church, Southbury
Sacred Heart Church has generously supported the Shelter in many ways including evening meal service, building maintenance and repair, special needs collections, and other direct service to Shelter residents. The people of this church serve many charitable organizations through multiple outreach programs, near and far.
Westover School, Middlebury
On Wednesday evenings for the past ten years, Westover students volunteer at the Shelter serving the evening meal to residents, often bringing the food as well. Community service is a high priority for students at this school for young women who devote countless hours in diverse charitable work both on and off campus.
Thomas Proulx, in memoriam
Tom was a director of SVDP from 1983 until his passing in 2014. He was instrumental in the fundraising drives to establish the Shelter and more recently to purchase new equipment. Tom along with Bridget, his wife, served Thursday evening meals at the Shelter for 25 years. He was a volunteer with Middlebury Fire Department and Ambulance services.