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Rejoice In Hope!

Saturday, September 14, 2024

  • 9:30am-10:50am | Social, Cash Bar, Wine Pull, Silent Auction

  • 11am-1pm | Program with Three-Course Luncheon

P.S. Can't attend? You can still participate.


Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Landmark

5615 Landmark Pkwy.
San Antonio, Texas 78249


Keynote Address

"TOMORROW'S HOPE BEGINS NOW"
Be inspired by local legend Stan Laing, award-winning leader, educator, and Director of Athletics for NISD. How can we answer the world's urgent need for hope today? Known for his personal style of coaching, Stan will guide you to a renewed spirit and a strengthened sense of hope!


Honorees: Missionary of Hope Award

Dr. Mitch & Chrissy Finnie have experienced the power of Pilgrim Center of Hope (PCH)'s ministry as event attendees and Holy Land pilgrims, and have responded in generous and ongoing support of this vital mission; promoting PCH events through Shavano Family Practice, participation in our Holy Land Rosary project, and contributing their family's story to Journeys of Hope.

Please join us at Rejoice In Hope in honoring the Finnies for their role as Missionaries of Hope.


2023 Recipients: Raymond & Mary Baird, 2022 Recipients: David & Janet Pollock, 2021 Recipients: Dennis & Joyce Ullrich


Message for you, from the Co-Chairs:

We invite you to join us supporting this vital mission of evangelization! Through the years, Pilgrim Center of Hope has served diligently in bringing people to Christ and the Church and providing inspirational messages of hope to a world so much in need of hope and peace. Consider being a sponsor and know your support will bear much fruit! Thank you! -- Mary Jo Quinn & Mary Midkiff


Sponsor Hope

We need you! Rejoice In Hope is our only annual event to fund our work. We invite you to consider one of the five levels of sponsorship to reach our goal of $115,000.

  • $250 Promoter of Hope

    • Website recognition
    • Listing in event program

  • $500 Contributor of Hope

    • Website recognition
    • Listing in event program

  • $1000 Partner of Hope

    • Listing in event program
    • Website recognition
    • Event on-screen recognition

  • $2,500 Supporter of Hope

    • Table of Eight
    • Plus, recognition listed above

  • $5,000 Patron of Hope

    • Table of Eight
    • Complimentary drink coupons
    • Plus, recognition listed above


Thank You, 2024 Sponsors!

Patrons of Hope: Charles and Mary Midkiff; Partners of Hope: Chris and Patty Parma


Emcee Eddie Cavazos is a songwriter, arranger, music educator and music minister. In his long career of teaching music, he has written musicals, choral music, songs to accompany children’s books by award winning authors, songs for the dedication of new schools and folk song arrangements published by GIA Music.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from UTSA, and is a three-time recipient of Teacher of the Year Awards.

During his 40+ years as music minister, his compositions include choral music, church anthems, praise and worship songs, and two Mass settings which are sung throughout the world. His music has been published by GIA, Colla Voce Music, Hal Leonard Music, Alfred Music, Walton Music, Indianapolis Children’s Choir Publishing House, Simply Liturgical Music and WorshipNOW.

Eddie and his wife, Laura, live in San Antonio, and are blessed with four children, two granddaughters and two grandsons. Eddie and Laura generously composed and performed the official theme song for Rejoice In Hope.

Why Support This Ministry?

LettyEncouraged amid Challenges

"Especially now with all the changes and challenges in our lives, your work resounds that God remains as God; inviting us to be in relationship with Him. For me this has been a unique time to reflect on my response to God’s love. I’ve got a lot to work on- to let God work on, or to work with God on. Thank you for being present and working with God."

Parish SecretaryGrateful for Resources

"Pilgrim Center of Hope is a great place… THANK YOU to you all who work there to keep God’s word well presented to us. All are a blessing."

Young Adult (30s), Encouraged to Keep Faith

"I love your establishment… Every time I stop and open my emails, I’m never disappointed. I’m always encouraged."

Event Attendee, Inspired to Live Faith

"This has shown us what Christ can do in different situations. First we have to give all of our being to Christ for him to work through us so that then, we can turn around and be Jesus’ hands and feet to our community."

JenniferHelped through Difficulties

"Thank you for the wonderful things you do to alleviate the difficulties that people encounter in their daily lives and at the same, bringing hope, and preaching the Gospel of God!"