The best kept secret in San Diego is going to come out. Catholic Answers has helped tens of millions of people—all around the world. We’ve strengthened the faith of Catholics, brought souls back to the Church, and brought converts into the Church, including people who never dreamed they would become Catholic.
We’ve answered attacks on the Church, cleared away misconceptions, and opened the eyes of those who oppose her. We’ve helped people during a crisis of faith, reassured the doubting, and answered the most pressing questions of countless others.
But despite our global reach, too many Catholics right here in our hometown of San Diego don’t know about us. That’s about to change. We’ve got big plans and we need your help to make them happen.
The secret is out. Catholic Answers is holding its first gala here in San Diego. This is going to be a very special evening. There will be a cocktail hour, a gourmet meal in a beautiful location, an exciting live auction, and entertaining speakers.
This will be your chance to meet and mingle with the personalities from Catholic Answers—as well as important guests and dignitaries.
Best of all, you will learn the inside story of Catholic Answers—and how you can help take its work here in San Diego to a whole new level. We’ve got big plans. You need to come to this important and inspiring event. Space will fill up fast, so reserve your place now.
The event takes places at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
Catholic Answers will be hosting it’s first Fall Gala and Charity Auction on October 22, 2011. This video presentation is a snapshot of what we do and why.
Check-In begins at 5:30pm
5:30 — 6:30pm: Cocktail Reception
7pm: Dinner and Program (Speakers and Live Auction)
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90045
To reserve a non-refundable room at the lowest rate, please visit www.laxhilton.com .
To reserve a 10% discount room, please call 310-410-4000 and ask for the
“ZS” courtesy catering discount. There is no room block for this event.
Parking — As guests of our event, you will receive a discount self-parking rate of $10
and discount valet parking rate of $18.
Tickets: $100 each, Table for 10: $1000
Chicken Piccata with Risotto and Seasonal Vegetables
Flat Iron Steak with Mushroom Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Vegetable Wellington — puff pastry filled with mixed vegetables and marinara sauce
We will be hosting a live auction during the program.
Business attire (i.e. coat & tie, dress)
Catholic Answers Chastity Speaker, Leah Darrow, gives practical advice on how parents can dear with a child who is cohabiting.
From America’s Next Top Model to now Catholic Speaker, Leah’s journey in faith has been a battle at times, but has left her with a refreshed and hopeful perspective of the world today and the hope for a better one tomorrow. For Leah, her slow fade from her Catholic faith didn’t happen overnight. It developed with bad choices, missed opportunities and choosing a comfortable life versus an extraordinary life.
Even the years prior to her Reality TV fame, her Catholic faith took a backseat role but all this changed during one special photo shoot in which God allowed her to see her soul in its current state. This extraordinary and supernatural grace gave her the courage to change every aspect of her life: her friends, her beliefs, her clothes (yikes!), and her opinion of the world and herself.
Changing her life and leading a chaste one was easier in some aspects and harder in others. For any fashion model, clothing is a big deal. Leah realized the great importance of how clothing can communicate to the world who she is, where she is going, and what she believes. By simply changing her fashion style, Leah was able to tell the world that her heart, her mind, and her spirit had been transformed in Christ. And believe it or not, Christ inspired fashion is definitely “in style.”
Inspired by Blessed Mother Teresa and Pope Benedict XVI, Leah has found her own Calcutta helping all of those lost in sin, scared to change and offers them the lighted pathway to Christ, our Hope and our Salvation. Pope Benedict XVI said, “The world promises you comfort but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness!” Leah inspires her audiences to become great with Christ; to become a great light of Christ for the world to see!
For information on how to get Leah to speak in your area, please call Monica Duren at 619-387-7200.
Topics covered: America’s Next Top Model and Leah’s wake-up call/reversion; the Modeling industry; Definition of chastity; Interest of young people in the message of chastity; Chastity under attack; Advertising/promotional trend toward immodesty; Counter examples of modesty; Dating and courtship; Heartbreak in unchaste relationships