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St. Juliana Emerald City Gala

A grand dinner-dance event to benefit our parish and school returns! Visit the Gala website to buy tickets and learn more!

Gala Website

 

September 15, 2018
Donald Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois

Queen of Hearts Raffle

Chicago’s First Northwest-Side Queen of Hearts Raffle at St. Juliana Parish

        

 

 

 

Ticket Sale Locations are in Edison Park | $5 @ ticket 

*** Emerald Isle Mon-Fri 2pm-2am; Sat 12pm-3am; Sun 12pm-2am (Ticket sales will conclude at 8:45pm the night of the drawing.

*** Firewater Saloon Mon-Sunday 7am-2am (Ticket sales will conclude at 8:45pm the night of the drawing.

*** St Juliana Parish Office Tues-Fri 9am-3pm

*** Before and After Weekend Masses Sat 5pm Sun 7:30am 9:30am, 11am 5pm

Here’s how the game works:

The Raffle Board

A raffle board has a poker deck of 54 face down sealed numbered cards including 2 Jokers randomly placed in rows

The Raffle Ticket and Stub

  1. Players buy raffle tickets each week for $5 apiece. (cash only)
  2. The raffle ticket has two sections – the stub and the ticket.
  3. On the raffle stub the player will write their name, telephone number, a number between 1 to 54 and give it to the raffle coordinator
  4. The player will keep the raffle ticket.
  5. The winner will present the raffle ticket to claim their prize if they are the winner.

The Raffle Drawing

One raffle stub gets pulled from the raffle drum on Thursday 9pm at the Emerald Isle in Edison Park.

  • If the Queen of Hearts playing card is behind the corresponding number on the raffle stub, the raffle ticket holder is a winner.
  • If the card is not the Queen of Hearts, the game rolls over to the following week.

The Raffle Prize

When the Queen of Hearts is picked, 50% of the net proceeds will go to (1) winner. 

Please Note: Rules and Regulations will apply. Please see the complete list of the rules and regulations for more detail. Winner does not need to be present. 

Official Rules and Regulations

Men's Club Golf Outing

The event is now full.  Ticket sales are closed.  Please look for us next year. 

Thank you to all who signed up.  See you soon!  Please see details below.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • Bus leaves St. Juliana at 11:30am
  • Lunch will be served at White Pines
  • Shotgun start at 1:00pm
  • Contests for hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the pin!
  • Split-the-Pot and Raffles

White Pines Golf Course
500 W Jefferson Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
630.766.0304

Official Rules and Regulations for St Juliana Queen of Hearts Raffle

RULES AND REGULATIONS QUEEN OF HEARTS RAFFLE: (“Raffle”) is being conducted by Saint Juliana Parish (“SJ”), a not-for-profit religious organization. The Raffle is being conducted pursuant to the Illinois Raffles Act, 230 ILAFC 15/0.01 et seq., and the Chicago Municipal Code, all proceeds raised by the Raffle will benefit SJ in fulfillment of its religious, educational, and or charitable missions. The Raffle Official Rules and Regulations (the “Official Rules”) are set forth below. By purchasing a Raffle ticket (a “Ticket”), the purchaser acknowledges that they are aware of, and agrees to be bound by, these Official Rules and SJ’s interpretation of any such Official Rules. SJ shall be solely responsible for interpreting and applying the Official Rules. SJ’s interpretation and application of such rules shall be final.  SJ reserves the right to amend these Official Rules upon ten (10) days’ notice provided pursuant to an update provided on SJ’s website or otherwise published in SJ’s parish bulletin or some other written medium.

Eligibility: Any individual who is 18 years of age or older at the time the Ticket is purchased is eligible to enter the Raffle. SJ Queen of Hearts committee members, their respective spouses and children living in the same household are excluded from participating in the Raffle and are ineligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Raffle Board: Required to utilize the Queen of Hearts manufactured raffle board. The board has been developed specifically for this Raffle. The board has a poker deck of 54 face down sealed numbered cards, which includes 2 Jokers. Under the sealed number cards is a randomly placed queen of hearts card.

Prize: Queen of Hearts is a progressive 50/50 raffle. When the queen of hearts is picked 50% of the net proceeds will go to (1) winner.  "Net Proceeds" means the gross receipts from the conduct of such Raffle, less the reasonable operating expenses incurred by SJ as a result of operating such Raffle.   The maximum Raffle pot will be $4,000,000 with $2,000,000 awarded to the winner, subject to the City of Chicago Municipal Code.  Total prize updates will be updated and displayed on Facebook @stjuliana.org.

Odds:  Probability varies based on ticket sales and how many remaining cards left on the Queen of Hearts board.

Cost:  Tickets will be $5.00 per ticket.  Cash will be the only form of payment accepted.

How to Enter: Raffle tickets may be purchased by eligible persons at the Saint Juliana Parish Center, 7200 N Osceola, Chicago, IL 60631 between the hours of 9-3pm Tuesday-Friday, after Sunday and Saturday Mass when available, Emerald Isle, 6686 N. Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60631, and Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave, Chicago, IL 60631, as well as other SJ events when available.  All sales at Emerald Isle and Firewater Saloon will promptly end at 8:45pm on the night of the scheduled drawing.  Cash will be the only accepted form of payment.  All sales of Tickets are final.  Entries which have been or appear to be tampered with are void.  All contact information shall be legible on the ticket including full name (no nicknames) and phone number.  If the queen of hearts is not picked, ticket sales for the next week Raffle will begin immediately following the weekly drawing.  Only one (1) eligible person may be entered in the Raffle per Ticket sold. If the name of more than one (1) person is provided on a Ticket entry form and that Ticket is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first will be deemed as the holder of record of that Ticket and declared the winner. The division of any prize among a group of persons purchasing a Ticket in common shall be the sole responsibility of the person named as the holder of record of that Ticket should that Ticket be selected as a winner. SJ is not responsible for resolving any disputes that may arise from different individuals listed on a winning Ticket.  An individual can purchase as many Tickets as they may wish, subject to availability.  Neither SJ nor its directors, officers, employees, agents or other representatives assumes any responsibility or liability for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible or undelivered entries, or any other failure to receive entries, or any failure to deliver a receipt of purchase prior to the drawing deadlines.

Raffle Drawings: Will be conducted every Thursday at 9pm CST by a representative of SJ at the Emerald Isle, 6686 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL, 60631.  One Ticket will be selected in a random drawing (the Drawing”) from all the Tickets sold that week.  If the contact information is illegible a new Ticket will be selected.  The number on the Ticket will determine which of the 54 cards on the board is opened.  If no number is written on the Ticket the lowest available number on the board will be chosen.  If the number on the Ticket has already been picked, the lowest available number on the board will be opened.  If the queen of hearts is not selected, the game will roll over to the next week and that card will remain face up and unavailable for future selection.  The progressive raffle can last up to 54 weeks. Each week, all other Tickets not selected will be destroyed. Entrants need not be present to win. Winners will be selected at random. All orders for Tickets must be received and/or purchased by the indicated deadline to be eligible for the applicable drawing. In the event the drawing cannot be conducted at the date, time, or location advertised by SJ for any reason, or if a prize cannot be awarded for any reason, representatives of SJ shall set a new date and location for a subsequent drawing.

Notification of Winners: SJ will have the sole discretion to determine whether an owner of an Entry selected at the Drawing (the “Potential Winner”) is an Eligible Entrant and otherwise eligible to be the winner of the Prize in accordance with these Official Rules (the “Official Winner”).  As a condition of its right to collect a Prize and become an Official Winner, any Potential Winner must deliver to SJ: (a) a signed statement certifying that the Potential Winner is the rightful owner of the winning Ticket or provide Ticket receipt in accordance with these Official Rules and all applicable laws.  Winners will be notified according to the contact information provided to SJ at the time of Ticket purchase.  If a selected winner is unable to be contacted or located after reasonable attempts by SJ, or if the Prize cannot be awarded for any other reason, representatives of SJ shall conduct another drawing and select another Ticket in order to identify a Potential Winner.  In order to collect a prize, a winner must sign and deliver to SJ: (a) such written information as is required by any applicable tax and/or real estate laws, including, without limitation, Social Security Number; (b) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to SJ showing that the person claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning Ticket. Winners may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by SJ) for tax withholding purposes and may be required to pay withholding tax in an amount required by IRS regulations.

Non-Deductibility of Ticket Purchase: The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently, the purchase of a Ticket does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution.

Taxes: There may be federal, state and/or local tax consequences of winning a prize in the Raffle. Any and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Purchasers of Tickets are advised to consult their own tax advisors with respect to tax liabilities that may arise from winning a prize in the Raffle. Winners may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by SJ) for tax withholding purposes and may be required to pay withholding tax in an amount required by IRS regulations.

Terms and Conditions: The Raffle is subject to these Official Rules. These Official Rules cannot be changed by any oral statement made by any employee, consultant or agent acting on behalf of SJ. By entering the Raffle, entrants accept and agree: (1) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of SJ which shall be final and binding; (2) waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Raffle or these Official Rules; (3) that SJ may use the entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, or voice for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the Raffle in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation, except where prohibited by law.

BY ENTERING THE RAFFLE, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES SJ, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, THE CATHOLIC BISHOP OF CHICAGO, AN ILLINOIS CORPORTION SOLE, THEIR AFFILIATES AND ALL OF THEIR CLERGY, OFFICERS, AGENTS AND VOLUNTEERS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEY’S FEES) CAUSED BY PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR WINNING ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, AND EACH WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SJ HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE. A RAFFLE ENTRANT’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM AGAINST SJ ARISING OUT OF THE SALE OF TICKETS OR THE CONDUCT OF THE RAFFLE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THEIR TICKET(S). IN NO EVENT SHALL SJ, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR VOLY BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURIES TO EARNINGS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE RAFFLE OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES) UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES AND CONDUCTED IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.

Cancellation/Termination of Raffle: By purchasing a Ticket and choosing to participate in the Raffle, each Raffle participant acknowledges and agrees that SJ has the right, in its sole discretion, to elect not to proceed with the Raffle for any reason whatsoever or for no reason.  In such an event SJ will conduct one final drawing in which Tickets will be drawn until the Queen of Hearts location is determined on the board.

Registration with the State of Illinois: SJ has registered with the City of Chicago under Raffle License Number 2483670.

 

First Responders Appreciation Mass

In recognition and gratitude for those who put their lives on the line to serve, protect and heal our community, we'll gather for a special appreciation Mass on June 10, 2018 at 11:00am in church.

Everyone is welcome to join us for this special day. Highlights include:

  • CPD Emerald Society Pipe Band
  • CPD Mounted Patrol

Farewell Mass & Reception

On June 3, 2018 we'll honor and say good-bye to three staff members who are moving on to the next chapter in their lives effective July 1. All are welcome to join us for a special Mass at 11am, followed by a reception in the Ahearn Center.

Fred LaCerra

Fred is retiring from his role as athletic director after decades of service. Fred had retired from full-time teaching in 2016.

Fr. Laurent Mhagama

Fr. Laurent completes his five-year assignment as our associate pastor, and will be moving to a similar position with another parish in the Archdiocese..

Margie Shiel

Margie will be retiring from her position as our music director, a position she's held since 1981.

St Patrick's Party

Get ready to get your green on with us at another fabulous night of Irish-American fun and frivolity in the aptly-named Ahearn Activity Center!

Advance ticket sales are now closed but you can buy tickets at the door tonight. Tickets are $50 per person and include full buffet dinner (ch,oice of corned beef or chicken, sides and dessert,) open bar all evening (beer, wine and pop) and the finest in Irish and American music and dancing entertainment!

February 24, 2018
6:00pm–midnight
Ahearn Activity Center
7210 N. Oketo Ave, Chicago
Dinner buffet from 6:30–8:00pm
Open bar from 6:00pm–midnight

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Gala Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in being a sponsor of the Saint Juliana Emerald City Gala on September 15, 2018.

The main fundraising priority for the Emerald City Gala is to build a STEM lab and curriculum for our students. STEM offers an interdisciplinary approach to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We would appreciate your support to help us raise the $200,000 necessary to build a STEM lab for our students.

Our community includes 1,700 registered parishioners supported by a K-8 school that earned the 2016 National Blue Ribbon for Excellence in Education, a vibrant religious education program and an active alumni organization.

Online Sponsorship Form   Print Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Levels

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  • The Grand Oz · $20,000

    • Logo prominently displayed on electronic and hard copy invitation
    • Logo prominently positioned on gala website
    • Sponsorship will be recognized on social media
    • Logo will be visible to all guests during event check-in
    • Logo will be highlighted throughout the event on electronic sponsorship screens
    • Logo on a tabletop display on each bar (there are 4-5 total)
    • Logo prominently displayed on the stage
    • Sponsorship will appear in the St. Juliana Church Bulletin
    • A special section will be designated to sponsor in four publications of the Gala Gazette
    • Sponsorship will be included during back to school promotion
    • Special recognition during gala ceremony
    • Full page ad on back page of gala program book (offered to first confirmed sponsor)
    • Includes VIP table of 10 to the Gala
  • Emerald City · $10,000

    • Logo prominently displayed on electronic invitation
    • Logo prominently positioned on gala website
    • Sponsorship will be recognized on social media
    • Logo will be visible to all guests during event check-in
    • Logo will be highlighted throughout the event on electronic sponsorship screens
    • Logo displayed on the stage
    • Sponsorship will appear in the St. Juliana Church Bulletin
    • Sponsorship will appear in the Gala Gazette
    • Sponsorship will be included during back to school promotion
    • Special recognition during gala ceremony
    • Full page ad on back inside cover of program book (offered to first confirmed sponsor)
    • Includes VIP seating for 10 to the Gala
  • Yellow Brick Road · $5,000

    • Logo on electronic invitation
    • Logo on gala website
    • Sponsorship will be recognized on social media
    • Logo will appear on electronic sponsorship screens
    • Logo displayed on the stage
    • Sponsorship will appear in the St. Juliana Church Bulletin
    • Sponsorship will appear in the Gala Gazette
    • Sponsorship will be included during back to school promotion
    • Recognition in gala program book
    • Includes 4 tickets to the gala
  • Over the Rainbow · $2,500

    • Logo on electronic invitation
    • Logo on gala website
    • Logo will appear on electronic sponsorship screen
    • Recognition in gala program book
    • Includes 2 tickets to the gala
  • Medal of Courage · $1,000

    • Company name listed on the website
    • Recognition in the gala program book
  • There's No Place Like St. Juliana · $500

    • Name listed on the gala website
    • Recognition in gala program book
  • If I Only Had a Heart · $200

    • Name listed on the gala website
    • Recognition in gala program book
  • Donate a Raffle or Auction Prize

    Contribute a raffle item for our live or silent auction. Do you have a vacation home or access to a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Gift cards, airline tickets, sports memorabilia, jewelry—the list goes on! Provide the details here or contact us and we'll make arrangements to pick it up.

Saint Juliana Parish is a 501(c)3 organization and your contribution may qualify as a charitable deduction to the extent allowed by the IRS. One hundred percent of the event's net proceeds will go towards much needed capital improvement projects on our campus. Please contact us if you would like to customize your sponsorship. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support of Saint Juliana.

Checks and printed sponsorship forms should be directed here:

Saint Juliana Parish Gala
7200 N. Osceola Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

Gala Sponsorship

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