Gala 2020

Due to the growing concerns and recommendations regarding large gatherings with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 St. Mary’s Gala will not be held as a public event. The charity auction will continue but will be conducted via online bidding only. This was a difficult decision by St. Mary’s Administration, however public safety is at the forefront of the school and parish at this time. All funds raised via the on-line process will greatly benefit the operations of St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School. Because the gala is our school’s largest fundraiser, please know that your support is needed now more than ever. 

Online bidding will begin at 7 pm this Saturday, (March 21st) with both silent and live auction items. Donors will also be able to purchase Wine Pull chances, Cash raffle, and Tuition Voucher raffles online once the link has been activated. The raffle winners will be drawn one week from Saturday via our Facebook live event on March 28th at 7 pm. Online bidding will officially end at 10 pm on Saturday, March 28th.  All purchases can be picked up at the St. Mary’s Rectory, 311 4th St. N in Humboldt, on Monday, March 30th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For anyone interested in the online auction that will be taking place instead of our regular gala, please be sure to follow this link and complete an online bidding profile. 

EVERYONE THAT WANTS TO BID MUST DO THIS, even if you’ve already preregistered for gala.

Step by step instructions:

1. Follow the link
2. Choose Start Bidding
3. Create account (Gala 2019 login is valid if you remember it)
4. Enter email address and Confirm
[It might take up to 24 hours to receive this email, depending on your server.]
5. Follow the link in your email to finish setup and Create your account.
6. Your bid number will be assigned to your account internally.
7. The on-line bidding will begin at 7 p.m. this Saturday, March 21st.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Saint Mary school.

As more details become available we will send them to you.  Watch the Saint Mary School Humboldt Facebook page for additional updates.  Please contact the parish office at (515) 332-2856, and direct all questions to Suzanne Newton,

The Gala 2020 team is sending prayers for good health and thanks you for your support.

God Bless you all!

Fr. Dan Guenther, Pastor--Mrs. Cindy Edge, Principal--Suzanne Newton, Development Director, Dan and Mindi O’Hern & Nick and Stephanie Harklau, Gala Host Couples


If you’ve already purchased your tickets to Gala 2020, please let us know if you would like to make it a 100% contribution to the school, or if you would like a refund. Please email your request.