The 2016 Taste of St. Thomas Auction & Gala promises to again be unforgettable, an evening that is genuinely St. Thomas raising valuable dollars which empower the Basilian Fathers to continue their indelible 116-year tradition of teaching goodness, discipline and knowledge while nurturing the complete student and champions for life.

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For more information, contact chairs Melissa Dolan … Caroline Hassell or Brenda Lanza

Among the many dazzling items available for bid October 29 …



Bright Lights and Big Dreams!  A party of four will be captivated by this magnificent adventure around the United States.  Your itinerary includes …

December 16-19:  A long weekend escape in trendy Manhattan, NYC.   Start your winter holidays out with two hotel rooms, three nights each in the Wyndham Midtown 45.  This accommodation offers state-of-the-art amenities and is a five minute walk away from Macy’s and the famous Madison Square Garden.

January 13-16, 2017:  Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler in the Warehouse District of New Orleans!   Enjoy two-one bedroom suites at the historic Wyndham La Belle Maison Hotel located at 209 Magazine Street.  New Orleans’ attractions, such as Louisiana Children’s Museum and Old Absinthe House are within an easy walking distance.  Jackson Square, Pat O’Brien’s and the Historic New Orleans Collection are a mere 20-minute walk.

February 17-20:  Experience the Epicenter of Entertainment – Las Vegas.  Two Deluxe Bedrooms at the striking Wyndham Desert Blue resort near Caesar’s Palace.

April 13-17 (Easter Thursday-Easter Monday):  Amid the irresistible energy of the world’s most famous theme parks, enjoy your stay the Hilton Grand Vacation Resort in SeaWorld Orlando, Florida.  This Bermuda-styled retreat is located across the street from SeaWorld and just minutes away are Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and Wet ‘n Wild.  Spend your Easter in one of the world’s most celebrated travel destinations in two One Bedroom Deluxe Rooms, each containing a master bed and a pullout couch.

Included are four $250 Southwest Airline Gift Certificates for airfare.

Generously donated by Steve & Paula Winter and Mark & Melissa Dolan

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Dealer Bo Huggins will be asking “hold ‘em or fold ‘em?” in the Residence’s private media room on Saturday, January 14 beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Enjoy NFL playoff action on the big screen while enjoying selected Scotches and beer with man food (sandwiches, chips and dips) followed by cigars and brandy.

$20 buy-in provided with reentry at $100.  Limited to six male guests.

Generously donated by Fr. Jim Murphy, CSB, Bo Huggins and a Friend of St. Thomas

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A personal memory treasured forever!  Have your very own personal action portrait created by Paula Winter.  Hunting, fishing, skiing with the family or maybe your son participating in his favorite sport at St. Thomas – it is up to you.

Passionately driven to express the light and color in God’s creations, Paula Winter has been interested in art and design for the majority of her life.  With a degree in Graphic Design from the University of Houston, Paula worked in advertising design professionally for several years. On a friend’s suggestion, she took up oil painting and it has been her outlet for many years while she and Steve raised their family.

Paula travels across the country to study with many modern day masters of painting such as Huihan Liu, Kevin Macpherson, Walt Gonski, Skip Whitcomb, Matt Smith and many others.  She participates in numerous juried shows and her paintings are in several private collections in Texas and across the United States.  Paula paints daily in her studios and garden in Houston and Hockley when she is not volunteering at St. Thomas.

Your 20’ x 30’ oil painting commission of this memory is waiting for you.  Up to four (4) persons and two (2) pets may be included in your painting.  Your painting includes initial consultation, additional photography as necessary, in-studio update meeting and materials.  Portrait does not include framing, wiring and hanging of the portrait. Painting to be finished within four months following the gathering of all necessary images.

Generously donated by Paula Winter, mother of Christopher ’15 & Max ‘17

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See you October 29!