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Goretti Gaela

To Our Goretti Community,

We write this note to notify you that our annual Goretti Gaela, scheduled for October 26th, has been postponed until Spring of 2024. 

After careful consideration, we feel that this is a better time to hold the event and allow for more of our Goretti family and community to participate. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience or disruption to your plans.

We are very excited about holding our Gaela at the Gael Center this year and are planning a date for late Spring. We will keep you informed of any developments and look forward to celebrating with you in the near future.

Purchased tickets and/or sponsorships committed for this year’s 2023-2024 Gaela will remain valid for the rescheduled date.  

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of St. Maria Goretti Regional Catholic High School. 

Dr. Joseph Padasak

If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please feel free to contact Caroline Sayres, Director of Advancement.
(301) 739 4266 ext. 2152

The theme of this year's event is 'Goretti Through the Years.' It will be like none other, as we pay homage to Goretti, with an ode to the past. As you walk into the Gael Center we'll begin in the year 1954, when ground was broken on the original St. Maria Goretti High School building. When you travel through the Gael Center, you'll see photos and relics throughout the years, all leading to where we are today.

Our event will include a social hour that begins at 5:30 pm, a formal dinner catered by Nick's Airport Inn, all followed by our annual awards recognizing our supporters, partners, staff & faculty, as well as a recognition of our 25th and 50th graduation reunions.

Schedule of Events:

5:30 pm - Registration and Reception

6:45 pm - Seated Dinner

7:30 pm - Remarks and Awards

Registration Information Coming Soon!

Thanks to all who supported our Sold out Second Annual Goretti Gaela on the Evening of October 27, 2022!

With your help we were able to more than double our donations from last year! We raised $150,911 to benefit our Goretti annual fund and tuition assistance program.

Thanks to our generous supporters, St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School provides a Catholic college prep education that inspires academic excellence, spiritual growth, leadership, and service.

Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors:

Liberty Petroleum

Antique Crossroads

Ewing Oil

Titanium Sponsors:

The Archdiocese of Baltimore

Platinum Sponsors:

Bushey Feight Morin Architects

Kathleen & Mike Murray

Bob & Jan Cirincione

Ret. Judge Kennedy Boone

Blackie & Ginny Bowen

Gold Sponsors:

Mike & Sheila Muldowney

Silver Sponsors:

Dr. Joseph & Cathy Padasak

Paul & Harriet Muldowney

Jim & Ann Marshall

Parishes of Washington County

Robert & Virginia Fennel

Jim & Georgia Pierne

The Lorensen Family

Don & Mary Bowman

Bob & Sukie Rankin

Jim & Cindy Holzapfel

Bronze Sponsors:

Somerset Fire Alarm & Security

Middletown Valley Bank

John & Denise Bowen

A special THANKS to Craig O'Connor for again serving as our Master of Ceremonies.

To The Maryland Theatre for Hosting us.

To Nicks Airport Inn for Dinner.

To the RRR Band for the Music.

And to all else who made this evening possible!