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CDU Gala To Celebrate 35 Years of Serving the New Evangelization

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 02:47 PM

CDU’s gala and graduation convocation mass will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018.

The event will be celebrated at The John Paul II National Shrine at 3900 Harewood Road., NE, Washington, DC. CDU answered the call of St. John Paul II to make the internet a new forum for proclaiming the Gospel, so the Shrine is a perfect location for celebrating our milestone. Guests will enjoy the spectacular John Paul II exhibit. Plus, there is plenty of free parking and valet service available.

In addition to celebrating our graduates and our 35th Anniversary, the Basilica of St. Mary of Alexandria will be acknowledged with the Bishop Welsh Parish Award.

Helen Alvaré will join us for the evening as our emcee.

Join in the excitement of the cocktail reception, dinner and the silent auction. This year, we will feature trips from our non-profit partner AmFund. Celebrate your next special occasion with one of these lifetime adventures:

  • An Alaskan Cruise
  • Champagne and Chateaux in France
  • A Tropical Escape to Costa Rica
  • Greece and The Greek Islands
  • Castles of Ireland
  • James Bond’s Secret European Hideaways
  • San Francisco and the Wine Country
  • Italy’s Amalfi Coast
  • Family Fun in Florida
  • The Pleasures and Treasures of Tuscany

For more information or to RSVP, visit or contact Annie at 304-724-5000 ext. 727 or