Letter from the Archbishop

Dear Friends and Family of the Archdiocese of Miami:

Thank you for your continued support of the Archdiocese of Miami. I am truly humbled by your generosity and stewardship.

I, along with our gala chair, Mrs. Bunny Bastian, am pleased to announce that the Archdiocese of Miami will be hosting the 2013 Archbishop’s Gala on Friday, October 25, 2013 in celebration of its 55th Anniversary. In response to Pope Francis’ call to be A Church for the Poor, the proceeds from this event will benefit our social outreach to the poor throughout South Florida. As we celebrate 55 years of serving and protecting the poor in South Florida, we are reminded that we are called to help the poor not because they are Catholic but because we are Catholic.

The 2013 Archbishop’s Gala: A Church for the Poor is a great opportunity – not only to walk in solidarity with the poor, but it will also help in our efforts to train and teach parishioners and our youth the importance of social outreach to the poor. Any support that you can provide is greatly appreciated and will make a significant, direct impact on the poor and others in dire need in this community. We look forward to celebrating with you.

Enclosed please find the sponsorship opportunities. I ask that you consider joining me in answering Pope Francis’ call to be A Church for the Poor by supporting and participating in this very special event. If you would like to sponsor or would like more information, please contact Martha Velasquez at (305) 762-1051 or

Thank you for all that you do and the spirit in which you do it. Be assured of my continued prayers for you and those you hold dear!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
Archbishop of Miami