Held at The California Club in downtown Los Angeles on December 2, 2016, this festive event honored the 2016 Investees of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta. Proceeds will benefit Catholic Charities’ poverty programs that serve poor and homeless children and families at the agency’s 22 community centers.
Tom and Julie Condon, Christmas Gala Chairs and Benefactors, greet Archbishop José Gomez.
Richard and Maria Grant, Gala Committee Members and Benefactors, meet Archbishop Gomez.
Frank and Kathleen Kostlan, Gala Committee Members and Patrons, visit Archbishop Gomez.
Michael Maloney, Gala Committee Member and Patron (in kilt), introduces his guests to Archbishop Gomez.
Viktor and Mary Beth Rzeteljski, Gala Committee Member and Patrons, with her sister, Sister Rose Hoye, greet Archbishop Gomez.
Elisa and Gary Amaral, Gala Committee Members and Patrons, pay their respects to Archbishop Gomez.
Pianist, Cathy Miller Popovic, and tenor, Nathan Granner, please the guests with beautiful Christmas music.
Paul Tosetti, Catholic Charities’ Board President and M.C. of the Christmas Gala, welcomes the guests.