The Luck of the Irish Spring Gala is our annual celebration of our Catholic Church & School Family.
The greatest part of the gala each year is the community itself. At St. Benilde, we eat, we drink, we sing, we dance, and we enjoy each other's company. From the start of the Sunset on Pontchatrain Patron Party until the last "after party" ends, you will find no shortage of friends (both old and new) looking to have fun and enjoy their night.
Are you a silent auction fan? Our silent auction has plenty of items - both large and small - for you to bid on. Pay attention to early bird bidding opportunities and keep your phone close throughout the night of the gala for notifications if you are the winning bid or if someone has outbid you!
The centerpiece of this year's gala will be the presentation of the Benilde Medal for Service to Parish and School to Mrs. Lynne Pilie. Since 1991, Mrs. Lynne has been serving as a classroom assistant. She has been a guiding light and support for numerous teachers, trusted by multiple principals, and a friend to all she meets. She ensures that each child she serves is loved,cared for, and never goes without. Few people are as generous as she is. After over twenty years of service to St. Benilde School, Mrs. Lynne has announced that it is time for her to enter into retirement. Her heart remains as committed as ever, and she plans to continue to remain a part of the St. Benilde School family through her grandchildren. We can think of very few people as committed to the education and formation of young children as Mrs. Lynne!
The proceeds from the Luck of the Irish Spring Gala go to improving our school facilities and classroom equipment. Thanks in part to the gala, the school has been able to purchase new classroom furnishings for the Seventh Grade homeroom, open a second Prekindergarten 2 classroom, replace building doors that were in disrepair, and install a new and more secure fence for the field along Division Street.
Thank you for your constant support of St. Benilde School. We look forward to seeing you on April 8 at the Landmark Hotel here in Metairie!