2020 Saint Nicholas Charity Serata-thon
A Virtual Fundraising "Marathon"
The Saint Nicholas Charity Serata is the annual fundraising event held each year as part of the commitment of Saint Patrick's American Community of Rome (formerly located at Santa Susanna Church) for outreach to the poor, the ill, the refugee, the aged and the homeless in town. Over the last several years, the great success of this event comes from the commitment, creativity and energy of our community members and supportive friends.
Each year and close to the feast of St. Nicholas, Patron Saint of the Poor and Homeless, a gala dinner dance with raffle prizes, silent and live auctions, was held.
This year, due to the COVID-19, our Serata Organizing Committee (SOC) and Parish Council are even more committed to the annual community outreach! Deciding to transform the event into a 'Charity Serata-thon', inviting the community of Saint Patrick's, alumni and dear friends, near and far, to welcome the holiday season with the same spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas giving.
The ten-day fundraising 2020 St. Nicholas Serata-thon kicks off on Thanksgiving Day, 26th November 2020 inviting all parishioners, alumni and friends to make their annual financial gift contributions, also in honor of our former Rector Father Gregory Apparcel who just returned to the US to be the Director of Formation at the Paulist Fathers House of Mission and Studies in Washington, D.C. Father Greg has lovingly served our Rome American Catholics and English-speaking parishioners for a cumulative period of 22 years, and is beloved in his active spearheading of past annual Seratas to benefit the charities.
The Marathon will last until Dec 5th and concluded by a Virtual Raffle Drawing that will be Facebook-casted live.
About the Serata