Gala FAQs

How much do the tickets cost?

General Admission:

    • February 1 to Day of Event | $100/each

Patron Tickets:

    • $200/each, with additional donation provided directly toward our North Campus kitchen renovation, and recognition in the Gala program!

Processing fees apply

What does my ticket include?

Each ticket includes a 3-hour cruise on the Yacht StarShip, passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations, drinks, and dancing.

Do I need to print out my ticket?

No. Simply access your ticket from your Qtego account on your smartphone to show one of our volunteers before boarding the Yacht StarShip. Volunteers will have a complete guest list.

Can I purchase tickets with cash or check?

Yes. If wish to purchase tickets with cash or check, simply visit the parish office, or contact Vicky McCarthy at

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Yes. If tickets are still available, they can be purchased until we sail.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is a scheduled concert at Amalie Arena on the night of our event, so it is recommended that all attendees plan their arrival in advance. Parking will be limited in the Garrison Street lot, and subject to special event pricing.

Discounted parking for Gala guests will be available at the Tampa Port Authority Channelside Parking Garage (369 South 12th Street). To receive the discounted rate, please download and present this voucher to the attendant upon entry to the garage beginning at 6 p.m.

If applicable, ridesharing to the gala is recommended, as there is rideshare drop-off and pick up available along Garrison Street, near Sparkman Wharf.

Serving downtown Tampa and the surrounding areas, the TECO Line Streetcar is another option for a fast and free ride to the StarShip. The closest stop is by Amalie Arena Station #8, located at the corner of Beneficial Dr. and Channelside Drive. Learn more at

What should I wear?

Wear your dancing shoes and cocktail attire with a Italian twist!

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds, but tickets are transferrable.

How do I bid on the silent auction items?

Our silent auction will be online alongside our ticketing supplier Qtego, with bidding beginning in March. Links and instructions will be provided at that time.

How can I help with planning and sponsorship?

You are encouraged to join our Parish Event Committee at their meetings for gala preparation! The committee is looking for volunteers who can assist with sponsorship and the silent auction. For more information, please contact Vicky McCarthy. Be sure to check the bulletin for their meeting dates and times.