NEW DATE: APRIL 2, 2022
CATHEDRAL MASS 4:30 PM | COCKTAIL RECEPTION 5:30 PM
DINNER & PROGRAM 6:30 PM | ENTERTAINMENT & DANCING 8:00 PM
CHRIST CATHEDRAL & PLAZA
13280 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840
The Orange Catholic Foundation will be recognizing our angels at the altar, our priests, at Gala 2021 “A Night of Country Under the Stars.” Under the pastoral leadership of our Honorary Co-Chairs, Fr. Brandon Dang and Fr. Bruce Patterson, we invite you to join us in celebrating the lifetime dedication of our priests.
The evening will open with Mass in Christ Cathedral, celebrated by the Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann, Bishop of Orange. As you and your guests arrive at the Gala, you will be immersed in our spectacular Country soiree with its spirited signature cocktail and delicious four-course dinner. Dress for the evening is black tie optional with boots welcome.
The program will include The Orange Catholic Foundation’s President’s Award to Dr. Vincent Nguyen and recognition of our 2021 retiring priests. A Live Auction and a Special Appeal to support retired diocesan priests will close the gala’s program and open up the stage to Gary LeVox, lead vocalist of Rascal Flatts. We’ll brush up on our line dancing moves and sway the night away.
For partnership and underwriting opportunities, please contact Gennifer Billish at 714.282.3138 or email GBillish@OrangeCatholicFoundation.org
GARY LEVOX, LEAD SINGER OF RASCAL FLATTS
Gary LeVox made a name for himself as the lead singer in the multi-platinum-selling country-pop group Rascal Flatts. Since their founding in 2000, the band went on to infuse country’s traditional mainstream with smooth-pop textures, arena-rocking energy and faithful positivity, impacting countless fans and fellow artists along the way. They racked up 17 Number One hits, over 23.4 million albums sold, 35 million digital downloads, 2.2 billion streams worldwide and 4.4 billion streams solely on Pandora, while also selling over 11 million concert tickets and earning more than 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, making them the most awarded country group of the past decade.
PRESIDENT’S AWARD HONOREE
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY LEADER OF THE YEAR
DR. VINCENT NGUYEN, D.O., C.M.D.
Dr. Vincent Nguyen is the recipient of The Orange Catholic Foundation’s first-ever President’s Award. This award recognizes an outstanding Catholic leader in the Orange County Catholic community. Dr. Nguyen embodies Catholic values and exemplifies the Holy Spirit through his work and compassion to those with serious illness and end-of-life issues.
In collaboration with the Diocese of Orange Office of Pastoral Care for Families in All Stages, he currently serves on the Whole Person Care Leadership team to implement best practices to improve care for the seriously ill and their family in local parishes. Representing the Providence-St. Joseph Health System, Dr. Nguyen has served as a Board Member of the Supportive Care Coalition, the only national Catholic membership organization whose primary mission is advancing excellence in palliative care. His volunteerism and grace exemplifies servant leadership, both in Orange County and nationally. Because of his efforts, countless individuals and families have benefitted from his outreach and personal ministry.