On Saturday, February 25th  , the Gate of Heaven C.Y.O. Annual Fundraiser/Cocktail reception will be held in the Gate of Heaven Church Lower Hall, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  During the event the Rev. Paul V. Donovan, Rev. A. Paul White and Jack McDonough Awards will be presented.

The Rev. Paul V. Donovan Award for the parish Outstanding Catholic Youth is presented annually to a person of our community who exemplifies the best of what it means to live out the Catholic faith in today’s society.

The criteria used in selecting the recipient are based on participation in parish C.Y.O. activities, on church attendance, and on personal characteristics which evidence a commitment to the Christian faith.

This award is presented as an expression of our pride in the youth of our parish.  Among all the concerns and pressures of their lives, we hope that they will always recognize in the Church a concerned and true friend, a true home.

The Jack McDonough Award is presented annually to the Outstanding Men’s Alumni Member of the Year who exemplifies Christianity in today’s society and the goals of the Gate of Heaven C.Y.O. and its Alumni Association.

The Rev. A. Paul White Award is presented annually to a woman in our community whose dedication and commitment has had a positive impact on the youth and families of the Gate of Heaven Parish and South Boston Community.

This Fundraiser is the C.Y.O.’s financial backbone.  With your continued support, we will be able to provide the services needed to point the youth of our community in a positive direction.


There are still tickets available for this annual event, which is a great night out for a good cause.  Our thanks to all our friends, sponsors, coaches, and parents who have continually supported the Gate of Heaven C.Y.O. programs.  We look forward to working together in the future to continue building a great program for our youth and hope to see a full house on Saturday, February 25th. You can contact any coach, C.Y.O. Director Kevin Lally, Commissioner Sean Monahan or Touchie McDonough for more info or tickets at 617-792-8570