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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:


So, what’s the story with Setting Our Hearts?

Simply, Setting Our Hearts is a celebration of Bishop Feehan. We showcase our school’s people, mission and vibrant spirit. And we share some of our vision for the future and how everyone can play a part in it.

Our third 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.

What’s new for this year?

So glad you asked. The big change is our venue - for the first time, Gillette Stadium will host Setting Our Hearts! Gillette is a jewel of our region, and we’re confident it’s convenient location, modern amenities and championship pedigree will make our night even more special.

We are proud to announce Christopher E. Servant '66, the recipient of this year’s Sr. Patricia Harrington, RSM Hero of Catholic Education Award.


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 this year 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 can I expect?

We put priority on fun, so there’s plenty of time for 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 (ten 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.

  • We're introducing "Pick a Trip", which will feature a variety of vacations (weeks and weekends, drives and flights) available for silent bidding.

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

That sounds like a full night. Any other highlights?

Only the biggest one? As mentioned above, we will honor Mr. Christopher E. Servant '66, a former Feehan teacher, coach, department chair, head of advancement, principal and president, as this year's Sr. Patricia Harrington, RSM Hero of Catholic Education AwardMr. Servant follows Sr. Pat herself (2017) and Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. (2018) as an award recipient.

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, but sponsorships with tickets are now available online. And everyone can support our $10,000 Cash Raffle.  Those tickets also are available online.

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 essential to our celebration. Contact Director of Advancement Dave Curtis ( to be part of the team!

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