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Rector’s Dinner raises over $15,000 for seminary endowment
the Inland Register
(From the Jan. 13, 2011 edition of the Inland Register)
Father George Haspedis (left), a former rector of Bishop White Seminary, and Bishop Blase Cupich were among the guests at the 2010 Rector’s Dinner at Bishop White. (IR photo courtesy of Spencer Getz, Bishop White Seminary)
On Sunday, Nov. 21, Bishop White Seminary hosted the first annual Rector’s Dinner. The event allowed the seminary community to thank and recognize for-mer rectors, friends and benefactors of the seminary for their work and contributions. Nearly 70 people were in attendance, including Bishop Blase Cupich.
Father Darrin Connall, Rector of Bishop White, began the evening by presiding over solemn vespers, sung by the seminary community. A social and dinner followed.
At the end of the meal, the seminary schola choir performed several choral pieces.
The dinner over $15,000 for the Bishop White Seminary Endowment. Plans are already being made for next year’s dinner, which will be held on the campus of Gonzaga University, allowing for even greater attendance.