Candlelight Ball

Since the early 1960s the Parish Family of St. Catharine – St. Margaret has held the annual Candlelight Ball, the only major fundraiser within the Parish.  The money raised through raffle sales and from the Donor Club directly benefits the children in St. Catharine School and in the Parish Religious Education Program.
Without the gracious support of our Benefactors, the children within our Parish would not be able to receive the vital religious education that will benefit them throughout their lives.
The students, faculty and staff of both our school and religious education program, thank you so very much for your continued support.

This year we celebrate the 53rd Annual Candlelight Ball.  We also celebrate and honor a tremendous individual, Monsignor Harold F. Cullen. Tonight we celebrate Monsignor Cullen’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination to the Preisthood, his promotion to the rank of Monsignor and his retirement. He officially retired as Pastor of St. Catharine- St. Margret Parish on June 30, 2019.

The 53rd Annual Candlelight Ball will take place on July 12, 2019 at the Spring Lake Golf Club.


Tickets must be purchased in advance and may be done so through the St. Catharine School website HERE. They will also be available by contacting the rectory at 732-449-5765. Invitations will also be sent to parishioners of St. Catharine- St. Margaret Parish Family.

Option 1. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00PM followed by Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, Dancing and Entertainment by Brian Kirk and the Jirks. ($150 each)

Option 2. Dessert and Dancing tickets are also available. Guests will arrive at 8:30PM and join the festivities. ($100)

Open bar is included in the price of both tickets, all attendees must be 21 and over. 


Donor Club- If you would like to sponsor the event please complete the sponsorship form HERE and return it to St. Catharine Rectory at 215 Essex Avenue Spring Lake, NJ 07762. Sponsorship levels of $2,500 and above include tickets to the event. Please see the form for the amount of tickets included with your sponsorship.

If you would like to attend the Ball but are unable, please prayerfully consider purchasing a ticket for an Honored Guest. These tickets are used so our wonderful priests and sisters may attend the event and celebrate with us.

Wine Pull- Donations of bottles of wine with a minimum retail value of $25 may be dropped off at the Rectory at 215 Essex Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762.


This year’s raffle options are as follows and can be purchased after mass at both St. Catharine and St. Margaret Churches or through the rectory. Winners need not be present at time of drawing.

Super 50/50 ($50) 1st Prize- 25% of proceeds, 2nd Prize- 15% of Proceeds, 3rd Prize- 10% of Proceeds

Giants Tickets ($20) Prize includes 2 Season Tickets to the New York Giants along with parking passes.

Ireland Trip ($50) Six Night Getaway to Ireland, gift certificate toward airfare included.

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