The following email came from Catholic Answers on  June 21.

A gala is a very special event for an apostolate like Catholic Answers. It is a chance to meet and interact with key supporters, to thank them for all they have done to help the ministry, and to share with them our vision for where it is going.

The gala takes place in an elegant Staples setting and features events such as a cocktail hour, a gourmet meal, an exciting live auction, and entertaining talks and video presentations by Catholic Answers speakers and other dignitaries.

This year the Catholic Answers Gala will be held in our own hometown of San Diego, at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa. The event will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Once again Karl Keating, Tim Staples, and Leah Darrow will be there, as will other Catholic Answers personalities, such as Jimmy Akin, Patrick Coffin, Jim Blackburn, and Fr. Vincent Serpa.

The event will also feature dignitaries including San Diego’s new coadjutor bishop, the Most Rev. Cirilo Flores, and famed baseball player Mike Sweeney.

Though Catholic Answers is known nationally and internationally, and has helped millions of people worldwide, many here in San Diego aren’t aware of it and the many spiritual services it performs.

We’ve changed lives all over the world. Now it’s time to change more of them–right here in San Diego. We want to introduce Catholic Answers to a broader audience in San Diego so that it can have a greater spiritual impact on the local area, and we hope you will come to the gala and join us in this effort.

Now that we have Catholic radio in San Diego, we need to raise the funds required to expand the local community’s awareness of Catholic Answers and, in particular, of its popular, award-winning radio program, Catholic Answers Live.

The Catholic Answers Gala & Auction 2012 is your chance to:
– Hear the inside story of Catholic Answers,
– Mingle with dynamic Catholic Answers personalities,
– Meet other, like-minded Catholic Answers supporters,
– Bid on valuable items donated specifically for this event, and
– Help support and extend Catholic Answers’ work—right here in America’s finest city.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions

Kerry Beck, Catholic Answers

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