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Frequently Asked Questions                            

Unsure of what’s happening when you hear Setting Our Hearts ~ The Gala for Bishop Feehan? Here’s a quick primer:


I hear Setting Our Hearts is the “night of the year” for Feehan. What’s it all about?

Simply, Setting Our Hearts is a celebration of our school community. We showcase Feehan’s people, mission and vibrant spirit. We share some of our vision for the future and how everyone can play a part in it. And we do it all at an amazing venue for an amazing night - Gillette Stadium, home of the Super Bowl champs!

Our fourth annual Gala - which has roots in a decades-old dinner/auction - will include great food, cocktails, time with friends and live music. But Setting Our Hearts is even more. You’ll love our Feehan-centric touches and some surprises thrown in!

Who can and should attend? Is this for parents only?

Our Gala is for everyone who loves and supports our school: parents, alumni, past parents, and Feehan friends.  Our biggest goal always is to expand the number of folks who get to enjoy this big Feehan night.

Grads - this is the perfect night to grab some classmates and get a table.  Alumni parents - you know you miss those other moms and dads that you sat in the stands with at so many Feehan games or races or matches.  Get a table for a fun night out. And if it's just you or just you and your spouse - grab a ticket or two and you’re guaranteed to be at a table with new Feehan friends, who love this place as much as you do.


Tell me more about the night - what should I expect?

We put priority on fun, so there’s lots of time for and a big emphasis on catching up with friends and connecting with some new ones. But we’ll also provide plenty of opportunities to capture the Feehan spirit and support the school.

  • We still have our auction, a live one with just a handful (10 or fewer) of special,  exclusive opportunities.

  • We’ll draw our $10,000 cash prize raffle winner - tickets available for purchase by mail or at the Gala.

  • Our live auction raffle - an huge hit each year - will be back. A limited number of tickets will be sold only at the Gala, and the winner can have his or her choice of some of our amazing auction items, before the auction bidding opens.

  • Other opportunities to participate and win, including our Vacation Silent Auction set-up where guests can bid on vacations of all types and sizes.

We'll also have a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, a Feehan-centric (short!) speaking program and fun surprises galore.


All this great stuff - I want in! How I can be part of Setting Our Hearts?

Most importantly – attend.  And bring friends. We want this to be a huge night for all those who love and support Feehan.  

Formal invitations will be mailed in late January, and sponsorships with tickets will be available online in December. And everyone can support our $10,000 Cash Raffle.  Those tickets also are available online.

That sounds like a full night. Any other highlights?

Only the biggest one. We’ll continue our annual tradition of presenting the Sr. Patricia M. Harrington, RSM Hero of Catholic Education Award (click here for more information).

This year’s recipient is Fr. David Costa.

Past recipients include:

  • Sr. Pat herself (2017)
  • former Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. (2018)
  • former Feehan teacher, coach, principal and president Christopher E. Servant ‘66 (2019). 
I’d love events and want to help plan Setting Our Hearts. How can I help?

We’d love to have parents, alums and friends join our dozens of volunteers who serve as community ambassadors for the Gala and do the behind-the-scenes work essential to our celebration.

Contact Directors of Operations Jen Breckner P’21, ’22 and Lori DeRosa P’22 at for more details.

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