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Dear Friends, Good evening and welcome to our Lucky Hearts Gala 2018. This year marks our 17th Annual Auction Gala and while some may attribute our continued success to our “Lucky Hearts” - we know that luck has nothing to do with it. Every good and perfect thing that has been bestowed upon our community is a blessing and gift from God. We are especially thankful for all those volunteers who have answered His call to work so diligently these past months to bring you this exciting evening of fun and fellowship. Tonight we are pleased to honor Lynice and Mike Wing with our Founders Award and Woodforest National Bank with our Community Partner Award. We thank them for their dedication and commitment to our school and Catholic education through the years. Their generous support and involvement coupled with that of all of our benefactors have made a significant difference for our students, faculty and staff. Thank you for joining us for this night of celebration! Your support helps our school to fulfill its mission today and you become part of the future of Catholic education for all of the families to come who will call this place home. May God continue to bless all of us abundantly as we continue the work of Jesus here on earth and in our school community. Yours in Christ,

Rev. Tom Rafferty Pastor

Renee’ B. Nunez Principal


6:00—7:00 p.m. Pre–Party (Sponsors & Paduan Patrons only) 7:00 p.m. Guest check-in begins 7:00—9:00 p.m. Casino games, silent auction, big board, photos, wine pull, cash bar and dinner stations 9:00 p.m. Champagne toast and dessert Awards Presentation Heads or Tails Live Auction featuring auctioneer David Ackel Dancing will begin after live auction concludes 11:00 p.m. Event concludes & silent auction closes Monday, April 16th | Check-out (item pick-up) 8:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. Contact to make alternate check-out arrangements.


Blueberries, St. Germain, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Elijah Craig 12 yr. Bourbon

Vodka, Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice, Simple Syrup, Splash of Lemon Juice, Splash of Sprite

Marinated Beef Tenderloin Brochette Tomato Caprese Bruschetta Grilled Sweet-Chili Chicken and Pineapple Skewers Miniature Braised Pork Wellingtons with black beans

Lemon marinated kale salad with roasted chickpeas, red onion & lightly toasted almonds Shrimp Cocktail | Seafood martinis Oak Fired Top Sirloin Picana | Chimichurri | Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Cavatappi pasta in truffled bĂŠchamel with aged cheddar, parmesan, and brie cheeses | Toppings: bacon, tomatoes, jalapenos, shredded cheddar and herbed bread crumbs

Chocolate Chiffon cake with dark chocolate icing


ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA FOUNDERS AWARD: Lynice and Mike Wing Our school is happy to honor Lynice and Mike Wing as this year’s recipient of the St. Anthony of Padua Founders Award. Lynice and Mike have made a significant impact to our school community. Lynice was an essential leader of our PTO organization (now Paduan Parents), serving as President for several years. Mike continues to serve as an advisor on the School Finance Subcommittee. They have given generously of their time, talent and treasure in many ways from on- and offcampus volunteering to serving as chairs for the gala to their consistent support of our fundraising efforts, even as alumni parents. They have always been true ambassadors of STAOPCS, and we are thankful for the countless hours they have given to support our school community.


We are honoring a business in our community who has consistently invested in our school, our students, and our staff through their generous support of our mission and vision. This honor is given only when a business or organization is identified for their exemplary dedication and commitment to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School. We are pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s St. Anthony of Padua Community Partner Award is Woodforest National Bank. Woodforest’s support includes sponsoring our first scoreboard on the athletic fields, consistently sponsoring our advancement efforts, and promoting fiscal responsibility through their student banking programs. Their steady patronage to our school enhances and enriches our programs and inspires us to reach higher levels of performance and achievement. We are very grateful to have a community partner like Woodforest.


Lan and Steven Brady Ashley and Jonathan Brignac Deacon Baldy's Michelle and James Little Magnolia Family Medicine Planet Ford Abby and Geoff Beatty Melony and B.J. Bergeron Claire and Kurt Bitting Alessandra Vizzani and Enrique Gonzalez-Cruz Olga and Alan Heinle Catherine and Mark Miller Karmen and Chris Miller Lisa and Nate Olsen Michelle and Sid Reynaud Melanie and Steven Romero Beatriz and Brandon Shaughnessy Ramona Ortiz-Stamps and William Stamps Rachel Durst-Strecker and Jason Strecker Marlene Suarez Amparan and Javier Suarez Luz Llamas and Jorge Tejada Jenny and Brian Usner Amanda and Brad Walters


Thank you for your generous support of the Lucky Hearts Gala 2018! 7 Acre Wood Therese & Bob Abib Adventure Kids Playcare Woodlands Altitude Trampoline Park Animal Hospital of The Woodlands ASI Gymnastics The Axelrad Clinic Robert Barnes Beautiful Faces by Katie Abby & Geoff Beatty BEAUTYCOUNTER by Wendy Bellagreen (The Woodlands) Melony & BJ Bergeron Cindy & Chris Bierbaum Heather & Tony Birsinger Boni's Dance & Performing Arts Studio Emily & Tim Booth Boss Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Toi & Mark Boyd Michelle & Andrew Brennan Ashley & Jonathan Brignac Patricia Broussard Ana & Hal Brumfield Cactus Flower Boutique Camp North Star Maine Camp Pixel Project Card My Yard (The Woodlands) Cresta & Dennis Castillo Nestor Cayanan Chick-fil-A (Alden Bridge) Jennifer & Greg Childress Churrasco's Crave Cupcakes Mary & Dan Cunningham The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Jill & Ronny Daigle Ann-Marie & Bernard Dalton Andrea & Rodrigo De Aguirre Melba Aguilar & Eduardo Del Angel Rincon Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Marna & Phillip Dickinson Kristy & Arthur Doyle Linda & Perry Dueitt D.W.'s Tool Co., Inc. Brandi & Matthew Dykes Ella Heath Photography Monica Bomkamp Enia & Jason Enia Suzanne Ettman Erin & Bill Evans Tammy & Carey Fishman Anna & Thomas Flynn Food & Vine Time Productions - Wine & Food Week

Frassati Catholic High School Freedom Boat Club Gallery Furniture Rosa & Carlos Garza GEOMAR Suki & Eric Gibson Barbara & Mark Glanville Global Life Coaching Kari Golden The Gonzalez-Vizzani Family Goode Company Restaurants Kathy Graff Jill & Anthony Gregory Gringo's Guadalajura Hacienda Bernadette & Tim Haggerty Jamie & John Held Kari & Eric Heuring The Historic Hill House + Farm Houston Astros Houston Zoo Huti's 5 i9 Sports Isle of Capri Janie & Grace Boutique JEI Learning Centers Juice Plus (Melanie B. Romero) Kanga's Indoor Playcenter Kevin James McCrea Photography Brenda & Franco Knoepffler Heather & Mike Koett Kona Ice La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa L'Auberge Casino Resort - Lake Charles Ann & Thomas Laher Mary Beth & Joel Larkin Julie & Bryan Lipinski Little Beakers Lolli and Pops Kirstin Lorenzetti Ole Lorenzetti Monique & Jaime Loyo Main Street Theater Marble Slab Sterling Ridge Lisa & Alex Marcotte Meghann & Billy Martin Meredith & Cristofer Mattern Maximum Athletics Messina Hof Winery & Resort Mary Kate Molloy Mindy Harmon Photography Minted


Mom's Secret Chef Jenny & Justin Montague Leigh & Craig Moorman Rebecca & Mike Morris Katherine & Matthew Naeher The Nice Winery Sandra & Matthew Novak Renee & Chip Nunez Obstacle Warrior Kids Janay & Tommy O'Connor The Oilerie (The Woodlands) Lisa & Nate Olsen Prudence & Fazil Osman Tatiana & Miguel Otero Stephanie & John Ourso Panera Bread Kristi Parks Play Smarter Kids Plush Nails Meghan Preuss Lisa & Dale Quickel Gloria & Jose Ramirez Sonja & Joseph Rangel Mona & Gaston Rodriguez Rosa & Xavier Rubio Cynthia Ruff Cathy & Tim Russell Sakekawa Jeniffer & Peter Salinas The Refuge Steakhouse and Bourbon Bar Salt Remedy Kristy & Raul Sanchez Leon Tiffney & Joey Scale School of Rock (The Woodlands) Shannon Stroubakis Photography Sandra Simmons Abby & Josh Smith Juliana & Brandy Snipp

SpryART Rachel & Jason Strecker Kelly & Brett Sturgeon Marlene & Javier Suarez Sweet & Sassy (The Woodlands) Sarah Taliaferro SwingZone Patricia Tamez Tarka Indian Kitchen Loretta & Michael Thompson Tiff's Treats Total Wine Trader Joe's Katie & Dave Tressel Tumbleweeds & Notions Sarah Turner Urban Rocks Usborne Books Jenny & Brian Usner Shelby & Josh Veach Shawn & Brian Velardo Rachel & Joseph Vieceli VillaSport vomFASS Adriana Patino & Jerry Walker Nicole & William Walker Walking Tots Amanda & Brad Walters Erin & Donnie Weixel Whimsical Creations Adriana Casas & Matthew White Vanessa & Mike Wilson The Woodlands Country Club The Woodlands Dance Center The Woodhouse Day Spa (Vintage Park) Woodlands Allergy Center Woodson's Local Tap + Kitchen Yoga Pod (The Woodlands)


Reverend Thomas F. Rafferty

ReneĂŠ B. Nunez, Principal Susan Leddy, Assistant Principal Kendall Shamas, Assistant Principal

Thank you to our 2018 Gala Committee for their dedication to the success of the Lucky Hearts Gala! Hal & Ana Brumfield, Co-Chairs Gloria & Jose Ramirez, Co-Chairs Adriana Casas Cresta Castillo Andrea De Aguirre Rosa Garza Jeniffer Salinas Courtney West


Pre-K3: Sandra Cervantes Kim Hess Pre-K 4: Allison Liggon Priya Pinto Michelle Santiago Kindergarten: Ileana Amparan Jamie Held Misty Twellman Shelby Veach First Grade: Paola Mora

Second Grade: Kristen Burns Cresta Castillo Hilda Lease Jeniffer Salinas

Fifth Grade: Tessie Doucet Tatiana Otero Sio Pitre Juliana Snipp

Third Grade: Irma Cavaluzzi Jessica Greenleaf Chrissy Piefer

Sixth Grade: Shannon Kalke Mirtha Lopez Rachel Vieceli Jodi Trotter

Fourth Grade: Autumn Buchler Carolyn Dufrene Maria Johnston Mary Ross

Mimalexandra O’Connor

Ferdinand Tamas Adriana White


Seventh Grade: Adele Doiron Jennifer Rivers Eighth Grade: Carey Bell Tito Bernardo Lan Brady Anna Flynn

Thank you to all of our Room Parents for working together to create some great Class Projects for 2018! Class Projects are available for bidding on the Big Board until 9 p.m. PRE-K3 CLASS PROJECT: Picture Collage With Copper Tiles This project is a picture collage of the students in Pre-K3 forming the words JOY, OTHERS, YOURSELF. The children also have embossed a square of copper to decorate the project along with a copper cross and a quote from St. Anthony.

PRE-K4 CLASS PROJECT: Growth Chart Tree Wooden growth chart with Pre-K 4 students' hand-painted leaves.

KINDERGARTEN CLASS PROJECT: “Leaf it Up to God” Quilt For 17 years our Kindergarten class has assembled a quilt for the Auction Gala! This year’s quilt will be treasured for years to come!

1ST GRADE CLASS PROJECT: Puzzle Wine Rack Life is a puzzle that we decipher each day. Let us help you make difficulties more tolerable and toast for successes with this rack to store your favorite wines, with a colorful puzzle top decorated by first graders.


2ND GRADE CLASS PROJECT: Yard Games Tired of bag toss? Play your last round of horseshoes? These fun games will provide hours of outdoor excitement all summer. Don't let your competitive edge soften in the sun— grab some friends and have a blast. (Dominos, Yardzee, Farkle and Tic-tac-toe) 3RD GRADE CLASS PROJECT: Adirondack Chairs w/ Side Table The 3rd Grade class will be painting 2 Adirondack chairs with a side table to match. These pieces will be a great addition to anyone’s outdoor areas to be able to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. 4TH GRADE CLASS PROJECT: Crawfish Table Gather your friends and spice up the pot to have a crawfish boil St. Anthony style! Be the highest bidder and you can impress your guests with your very own custom crawfish table! This fabulous 48x96 double sided crawfish table was built by 4th grade families and decorated by the hands of our amazing students and teachers. One side is painted to look like a football field with seafood in the end zone. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

5TH GRADE CLASS PROJECT: Backyard Oasis Beverage Cooler Get your drink on....Adding a custom tiled outdoor beverage cooler is a great way to add enjoyment to your outdoor living and entertaining space. At the end of a busy day at work, school or errand running, your backyard is a great place to unwind with your favorite beverage (and friends). Adding a fantastic and functional cooler makes your gathering place great for deck parties and family gatherings.


6TH GRADE CLASS PROJECT: Canvas Photo Print featuring the 6th grade class “We hold our children’s hands for a little while...but they hold our hearts forever” 7TH GRADE CLASS PROJECT: Family Night at the Campfire Gather round your friends and family for a good oldfashioned night of fun. Enjoy the warmth from your brand new fire pit table! Relax in one of your two deluxe camping chairs, complete with attached cup holders and insulated cooler bags, while you watch the kids roast marshmallows and concoct their own specialty s'mores. All the ingredients you'll need are in the gift basket. Still cold? Wrap yourself in the hand-tied fleece blanket signed by each 7th grade student or snuggle up with the custom handmade quilt and pillow made by 7th grade mom, Bernadette Haggerty. Enjoy making S'MORE family memories with this great auction item! 8TH GRADE CLASS PROJECT: Outdoor Crawfish Boil Package No outdoor party would be complete without friends, food, and a few adult beverages. This package has everything you need to make your next crawfish boil a hit for family and friends to enjoy. It includes a $200 gift card along with an 82 quart crawfish pot with burner and accessories to make cooking a breeze. A basket filled with wine and spirits, and a jumbo size Jenga set decorated by the 8th graders will complete the package. You will be ready to entertain. You can relax with a favorite drink in the backyard while the kids have fun playing Jenga. Laissez les bon temps rouler for your next get together!


All Heads or Tails participants will have the chance to win a Yeti cooler — stocked with the cocktail supplies for the ultimate party! $25 per person Each participant may purchase up to 4 chances! HOW DO I PLAY? 

Heads or Tails will be played at the beginning of the live auction.

Everyone stands.

Auctioneer asks participants to choose whether they wish to be “heads” (place hands on their head) or “tails” (place hands on rear end).

The auctioneer tosses the coin, and the result announced (“Heads” or “Tails”).

"Winners" remain standing. All those who did not "win" sit down.

Game continues until we have one “WINNER!”


BIG BOARD TRANSFER At the 9:00 p.m. close of the Big Board bidding, the class project with the highest bid will become our second Live Auction item of the night!

Congratulations to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School on your 17th Annual Gala!


CUSTOM T-SHIRT QUILT Do you have a pile of treasured old t-shirts you just can’t bear to throw away? Why not give them new life by transforming them into a lasting heirloom tshirt quilt? Our very own STAOPCS parent Dr. Bernie Haggerty will use your shirts to create a oneof-a kind, fun and functional quilt that tells a personal story. Custom crafted T-shirt quilts make unique and thoughtful gifts for any occasion. Graciously donated by: Dr. Bernadette Haggerty


THE REFUGE: WINE TASTING AND DINNER FOR 8 The artisan chefs and experienced bar staff at the Refuge Steakhouse and Bourbon Bar have created a unique wine list to pair perfectly with their mouthwatering menu items. Each flavor-packed selection is sure to please your taste buds! Dinner for eight (8) will include four different wines accompanied by a four-course meal. Graciously donated by: The Refuge Steakhouse and Bourbon Bar Offer valid Sunday - Thursday, excluding holidays.


PRINCIPAL FOR THE DAY Here's your chance to swivel in the big chair and act as Principal for a Day. For one awesome day your child can be “Boss of the School” as Principal for the Day. Their day will include a working lunch with Mrs. Nunez, her administrative staff, your child and the chosen “staff” of two. Other privileges include writing a proclamation for their class or the entire school. All "staff members" will receive a set of business cards and an official name badge to preserve these memories. Offered for one student currently enrolled in 3rd - 8th grade at STAOPCS for the 2018 - 2019 school year. This special day will be scheduled during 2019 National Catholic Schools Week.


LAKE TAHOE SKI GETAWAY Sun, snow, scenic vistas, sumptuous accommodations—all this is waiting for you as you escape to breathtaking Lake Tahoe! Lucky winners will enjoy round trip airfare for 2 to Reno. Settle in for 3 nights at the 4-diamond rated Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, recipient of the Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award. You may use your $250 in Hyatt gift cards to purchase lift tickets for skiing or snowboarding at Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Take advantage of a dedicated travel agent provided by Winspire Booking & Concierge Service to help you plan the perfect trip! Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Airfare taxes and a $25 per person processing fee are the responsibility of the purchaser. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.


ASTROS FEVER WITH FATHER TOM Ride the wave of Astros excitement during Catholic Family Day at Minutemaid Park! You and 5 guests will join Father Tom to cheer on our World Champions as they take on the Oakland Athletics on April 28 at 7:00 P.M. Father Tom will treat you to dinner at the BBQ Inn before the game. The winner of this package will also take home three original newspaper printing plates used for the front pages of the Houston Chronicle on November 2, 2017— a unique and priceless piece of history to commemorate the Astros World Series win!


PREMIER PARKING SPOT This auction item is worth its weight in gold! Are you running late for Mass? Are you ready to volunteer at a school event? Do all this in style! Your parking spot will be reserved with personalized signage. YES! YOUR NAME! Your personal parking spot and can be used any time of day and any day of the week. Valid August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019


DREAM VILLA - SAN JUAN DEL SUR, NICARAGUA This stunning Pacific Ocean hideaway dream villa in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua will take your breath away! This luxury home is perched high atop a cliff with sweeping ocean views from every room. You will appreciate the infinity-edge pool with swim -up bar after a fun day of fishing, surfing, or hiking through the jungle. A personal chef is available to prepare the day’s fresh catch. If you prefer to do your own cooking, the fridge can be fully stocked with fresh produce, chicken and fish, as well as any special requests you may have. This is a one-of-a-kind luxury home with amenities to match! Graciously donated by: Travis Knight


BLESS THIS HOUSE Invite your friends and family to share in the grace of a private Saturday Vigil Mass and home blessing bestowed by our pastor, Father Tom. This special package includes a $500 gift certificate for Sakekawa, a local favorite serving world-class Japanese cuisine. Graciously donated by: Fr. Tom Rafferty, Sakekawa 24

At St. Anthony of Padua our top priority must be the safety and security of our precious children. Funds from “Raise the Paddle� will be used to install added security features throughout our campus, including but not limited to ballistic sheeting on additional doors, classroom door window shades, visual safe zones, and added door safety features. Security upgrades are necessary to maintain the integrity of our campus. Our children deserve no less!



Congratulations to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School on your 17th Annual Gala!



Lucky Hearts Gala Program  

Thank you to our supporters of Lucky Hearts Gala - April 13, 2018!

Lucky Hearts Gala Program  

Thank you to our supporters of Lucky Hearts Gala - April 13, 2018!