2020 Gala Ticket Sales Suspended

The Oblates of the Virgin Mary and Gala Co-Chairs Paul and Emily Dix are sad to announce the cancellation of our Annual Gala on April 25, 2020 following the World Health Organization’s categorization of coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic. There are no plans to reschedule the event this year, and we look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Gala next spring.

You can still help. All of the proceeds from this event and ticket sales benefit the Seminarian Scholarship Fund. This crucial financial assistance ensures that our seminarians have the support they need to continue on a path to service and spread our founder’s message of hope and mercy. Take a minute to meet our latest seminarians, and consider making a donation directly to the Scholarship Fund.

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Join us at the 2020 gala!

Early Bird Ticket Holders

Thank you for being among our most faithful supporters of the Seminarian Scholarship Fund! We will work with you to refund your ticket price or convert your tickets to a fully tax deductible gift. Our Advancement office will reach out to you about next steps in the coming weeks. If you have any immediate questions, please contact us at oblategala@omvusa.org


All Seaport Hotel room reservations associated with the OMV Gala have been released. If you still plan to travel to Boston in April and would like to reinstate your reservation, please email advancement@omvusa.org immediately for assistance.

Guest Speaker: Arthur C. Brooks

We were excited to welcome Arthur Brooks as our guest speaker for the 2020 Gala and will be looking for opportunities to have him share his advice with our community in the future.

Arthur C. Brooks is a Harvard professor, author, and former president of the American Enterprise Institute. Check out his latest book, Love Your Enemies, and recent speech from this year’s National Prayer Breakfast to learn more about his Catholic faith and his work.

Gala Co-Chairs: Paul & Emily Dix

Paul and Emily are parishioners and volunteers of St. Mary’s Church in Alton, IL, which has been staffed by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary since 1987. The OMV’s have always been a part of their extended family, from the celebration of their wedding to the baptism and schooling of their sons, John Paul and James. The Dix’s look forward to many more years of continued growth, both personally and spiritually, at St.Mary’s and the greater OMV community at-large.

Look Forward to 2021

The annual Oblates of the Virgin Mary Gala has always been a celebration of community, and we are already planning for our Spring 2021 event.

The Gala will feature a guest speaker as well as live and silent auctions with exclusive items and unique experiences. The dates for our 2021 Gala will be announced in the coming weeks. We hope to see you there for a shared experience of fun and faith!


Your support is more important than ever. Sponsorship provides our young seminarians with the funds they need on the road to ordination and lives of service. Help us to continue the mission of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary by becoming a sponsor. 

There are a variety of sponsorship levels and recognition, and we welcome you to review our 2020 sponsor information to learn more about making a commitment.

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St. Ignatius Province of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the US under EIN: 04-2596681