Annual Banquet

Annual Banquet and Father Cascia Service Awards

  • Place:    The Grand Oak Villa
                  550 Sylvan Lake Road
                  Oakville, CT  06779
    Date:     Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019
    Time:     5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Reservation Cost:  $55.00


  • Annual Banquet
    Father Cascia Service Awards

    Please join your friends and neighbors at our annual banquet as we renew our dedication to serve people in our community experiencing poverty, homelessness, hunger and mental health challenges. We come together for an evening of fine dining and friendship enriched by the spirit of our fellowship, commitment, and gratitude. The evening also includes music, silent auctions, and a presentation of our Father Cascia Service Awards. Click here to see past award winners.  


    Guest Reservations Cost: $55.00

    Please click link below for registration and sponsorships. 


    2019 Father Cascia Service Award Recipients


    Mark DePalma. Mark setup and managed the St. Vincent DePaul Mission website for approximately 12 years until our new website went online earlier this year. This work included frequent updates relative to event announcements, donation requests, social media links, and staff appointments. Of particular note is Mark’s value-added assistance in providing clear and comprehensive information for our two ongoing annual events: Walk in their footsteps -- Race for awareness in October and the annual banquet in April, including online registration. Mark also provided significant guidance in the project developing our new website.


    Michelle White. Michelle is the quintessential example of a Father Cascia Service Award nominee. She is the Monday cook in our soup kitchen and has been for over ten years. This work involves preparing hundreds of meals for lunch at the soup kitchen and the evening meal for the shelter. Michelle began her current role as part of the Friends Feeding Friends group from Church of the Epiphany (now St. Bridget of Sweden Parish, Cheshire). Motivated by her faith and by the warm relationships formed with the people who come to the soup kitchen for their meals, she stepped up her volunteer efforts to an even higher level. Michelle also serves on the Religious Education Staff of St. Patrick Anthony Church, Hartford.


    Waterbury HEALTH/Waterbury Hospital. Waterbury Hospital is a consistent, generous supporter of St. Vincent DePaul Mission events. The hospital provides sponsorships for our major events, organizes and encourages employees to participate in Walk in their footsteps – Race for awareness, including payment of event registration fees, and supports collections of basic personal items and fundraising activities among employees for SVDP. The hospital and SVDP Mental Health Division are also partners in the work of directly serving our poorest neighbors with behavioral health and addiction issues.


    The Grand Oak Villa

    550 Sylvan Lake Road

    Oakville, CT 06779

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    From: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Annual Banquet Photos


If you would like information on sponsoring this event, please download form or register online.


We are Grateful to All Supporters


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