Sponsorship Giving

Sponsor an Event, Activity or Special Item

Sponsorships are available most any time of year and in different seasons.  One may be a Major Sponsor of annual parish event, a one-time parish-wide activity or special event.  A Seasonal Sponsor for a particular liturgical or environmental items within a special season of church; or for a weekly, monthly or annual period of time.  

Major event sponsorships available from January through December include:

Primavera -- Annual Dinner Dance of parish; one of the best adult social events of year.  Adults gather to celebrate springtime in Franklin Square and the feast day of Saint Catherine of Sienna (April 29). The evening includes great dance music and dinner with hors d'oerves, main course, dessert and beverages.  There's a special atomosphere created as our auditorium becomes a grand dinner and dancing experience!  

Annual Family Festival  — Our parish patron Saint Catherine of Sienna was known for bringing people together, uniting those that may have differences and reaching out to others.  Our Annual Family Festival & Feast does that ... brings people together ... and has become a wonderful tradition for the whole town of Franklin Square.  With the help of many volunteers our property, adjacent streets and adjoining town parking lot are turned into an outdoor festival bringing our community together with many attractions, entertainment, rides and fun!  Food and drinks are a part of any family celebration and there are more than a dozen outdoor foods, deserts and beverages booths.  We offer outdoor and indoor seating. In recent years the Sons of San Paolino  join  with us in celebration with their 70 foot high Giglio honoring the Italian tradition and feast of San Paolino de Noala (Saint Paulinus of Noala).  Hundreds participate in carrying the giglio as parenza (lifters).  There’s also the lifting of children’s giglio by the little paranza.  There are more than a dozen different ways to see your family or buisiness name showcased as a sponsor by thousands of visitors.  Family fun for everyone!  (Five Days in Late June/Early July)

Thanksgiving Prayer & Dinner Celebration — We show our appreciation for all our blessings and the gifts God has given us with family prayer and singing, receive prayer card to use at your dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner is a buffet with soft drinks followed by a variety of desserts and coffee.  Following a prayful opening guided by youth of our parish families enjoy dinner, line dancing, table games, raffles and a wonderful auction.  In the spirit of thanks, fun for the whole family & friends! Traditionally held on the Friday before Thanksgiving Day.

Seasonal, Annual or Weekly Sponsorships available include:

Paschal Candle - large white candle in special candle stand located in sanctuary and placed accordingly to use in celebrations of Baptisms, Funerals and throughout the Easter Season. (one in Church; one in Chapel in Sienna Center) 

Christmas Trees - Trees placed in church in front of naive at foot of Sanctuary outside altar rail during Christmas Season and in various places outside on parish property in celebration of Christmas Season. 

Outside Planters - Large planters at entrance of Church and Sienna Center decorated with seasonal plants.

Altar Flowers - used weekly to decorate the altars and for many special liturgical celebrations.

These are just a few opportunities for gifting and well deserved and honored recognition.  For additional information on these sponsorships or other ways of giving, please contact the Parish Office.