The annual Archbishop’s Gala is Sacred Heart Major Seminary’s signature event in support of tomorrow’s priests, deacons, and lay leaders. Attendees will enjoy a fine dinner, an entertaining program, a chance to win valuable raffle items, and a chance to meet up with good friends for good conversation. The Archbishop’s Gala is held in the picturesque Grand Riverview Ballroom in Detroit’s Cobo Center—perhaps the premiere conference venue in all of southeastern Michigan. Please mark your calendars. Archbishop’s Gala 2019 will be Friday, June 14. The Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, and the entire Sacred Heart family hope to see you there.

Dear Friends in Christ,

From my first days as a seminarian, Sacred Heart Major Seminary has been close to my heart and that bond has only grown stronger through the years. As a regional seminary with an international reach, Sacred Heart is sending out graduates of passionate faith into dioceses and ministries throughout the state of Michigan, across the United States, and across the globe.

Please consider joining me and Msgr. Todd Lajiness, the rector of Sacred Heart, and many others, at the upcoming Archbishop’s Gala. Your attendance will be making a statement – that supporting the Catholic evangelists of tomorrow is close to your heart, too.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit


Grand Riverview Ballroom, Cobo Center

1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226
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See photos and videos from the 2018 Gala!

Gala 2018 Recap


Thank you to our 2018 Exclusive Sponsors


Knights of Columbus

Title Sponsor – $35,000



Raffle Sponsor – $35,000


The Trinity Charitable Fund

Event Sponsor – $30,000

Christian Financial Credit Union

Reception Sponsor – $30,000

St. Catherine of Sienna Academy through the generosity of a mutual friend.

Production Sponsor - $25,000

Ave Maria Mutual Funds

Afterparty Sponsor – $20,000

Saint Joseph Mercy

Promotional Sponsor – $20,000 

Alpha & Omega

Decor Sponsor – $15,000

Genthe Automotive

Valet Sponsor – $12,000


Wine Sponsor – $12,000


Forming Hearts and Minds. Proclaiming Jesus Christ.

The mission of Sacred Heart Major Seminary is simple and compelling: to educate and form priests, deacons, and lay ministers to be leaders of the new evangelization of our increasingly secularized world.

Sacred Heart’s students are formed by highly-credentialed instructors who teach according to the mind of the Church. Students are inspired by the example of the Good Shepherd and the surrounding urban environment to answer the call to serve human needs. Called into a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, students are thereby prepared to assist others into that same intimate friendship.

Visit shms.edu to learn more.