Celebrate Commitment and Community at the Keys and Sword Gala in Philadelphia

Keys and Sword gala

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, along with the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel, is set to host its prestigious annual Keys and Sword Gala. This elegant evening promises an unforgettable mix of cocktails, dinner, music, and fellowship, all taking place at The Logan Philadelphia Hotel on Friday, June 28, 2024.

The gala begins at 6:00 p.m. at The Logan Philadelphia Hotel, a renowned venue located at One Logan Square, offering guests a luxurious setting for the night’s festivities. This event not only serves as a celebration of the Catholic community’s vibrant spirit but also honors individuals who have shown exceptional fidelity to the Church and the Gospel through their actions and commitments.

The Keys and Sword Award, traditionally presented at this gala, recognizes outstanding contributions to both the religious and civic communities. It celebrates those who have demonstrated a selfless dedication to others and an extraordinary commitment to the Gospel’s teachings. Among the esteemed previous recipients are figures such as Monsignor James J. Howard, Charles Ramsey, Dr. Rosalie Mirenda, the Missionaries of Charity, and Robert Sims—all of whom have left indelible marks on their communities through their faith and service.

This annual fundraiser and dinner play a crucial role in fostering a culture of financial support, ensuring that the Cathedral Basilica and the Cathedral Parish can continue to meet their extraordinary needs and serve the community effectively.

Guests interested in attending this gala of fellowship and celebration can show their support by purchasing sponsorships or buying ad space in the 2024 program book. These contributions not only provide vital financial backing for the Cathedral’s initiatives but also affirm the community’s shared commitment to nurturing the values of faith and service.

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With black-tie attire optional and complimentary parking available at the Cathedral, the Keys and Sword Gala invites you to a night of elegance, purpose, and community spirit. Join fellow supporters in celebrating the remarkable individuals who embody the Gospel’s teachings through their life and work. This event promises to be an evening of joy, inspiration, and collective affirmation of the values that unite the Catholic community.

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