St. Mary's to hold Live Auction

Cliff Cernek


Whats NEW?

NEW! Raffle Items:

Your smaller value donations and cash donations will all contribute to a successful raffle during the cocktails and appetizers.  Items will be on display and will be numbered. Containers will be located with each item and if you wish to take a chance on any item, you can put any number of raffle tickets into the corresponding container. After cocktails and appetizers, each item will have a raffle ticket drawn at random and the winning number announced.

New! Bottle Pull:

If you like wine, here is a guaranteed win! Buy a chance to pull a bottle of wine valued at over $20! You can choose to draw for red or for white depending on your preference! Everyone is a winner

NEW! Live Auction

All remaining items will be auctioned off live to the highest bidder. The auctioneer may announce a “Bell Ringer” on certain items. In this case, the second best bidder has the opportunity to purchase the item in addition to the winning bidder…. and the cost for both bidders rolls back to the second placed bid.


We Need your Donations

In the past we have had wonderful, creative, high value donations such as vacations, glider experience, babysitting, dinner party, wine, art, electronics, handcrafts, dance lessons, music lessons, massages, antiques and more! 

We are also looking for great Raffle items such as gift baskets, theatre tickets, gourmet items, and more. If you don’t have items to donate, you can donate money and we will buy items to raffle!

We would like to receive donations of bottles of Red and White wine valued at over $20. Please….just Red or White only!

We need you help. If you donate an item, let us know if you are willing to provide it to more than one bidder! Your item will become a Bell Ringer in the raffle or live auction!


 Let’s start collecting donations early!

Contact Cathy and Al Vonderahe at 973-729-6096, Click here to email  and look for the sign up sheet in the Narthex.


This will be our biggest fundraiser in years!! Please mark your calendar – Saturday February 7th, 2015. Entry is free! And bring a friend or two!!!

Kitchen Renovation

Its been just over 3 years since our last big fundraising auction but this coming February 7th 2015, we will be pulling out all the stops to raise big money to renovate the kitchen at St. Mary’s. 

Our auction events are spectacular because of you! Your generosity in donating items – treasure, talent and time – is the basis of our success. Your attendance and participation in the auction is what makes it the best night of the year!

In the past the format has been cocktails and appetizers followed by a live Auction.

In 2015, we are mixing in a couple of interesting twists that give everyone the opportunity to donate something AND walk away with something from the Auction.


Dress-up! What does Mardi Gras mean to you? Put on your best outfit and come and join us for cocktails and appetizers. When you sign in, you will receive a bidding paddle and will have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.


Contact Cathy and Al Vonderahe at 973-729-6096, Click here to email