Harvest Ball in Portland Returns on October 20

PORTLAND---The 15th Harvest Ball is set for Friday, October 20, at the Holiday Inn By the Bay on 88 Spring Street in Portland. The ball, hosted by Bishop Robert Deeley, will include a social hour, silent auction, dinner, the music of The Carmine Band, and great company.

All proceeds from the ball’s ticket sales and silent auction support the evangelizing mission of Harvest, the magazine of the Diocese of Portland, which is sent free of charge to tens of thousands in Maine, serving as an instrument of teaching, community building, and joy.

“When we tell our stories of how we know God, we are evangelizing. We are sharing the Good News as we have come to know it. Harvest is a great example of this kind of evangelization,” said Bishop Deeley. “We read the stories of those whose lives have been touched by the Spirit in the midst of the community of the Church and have found ways to bring the love of God that they have known to others.”

The ball is a wonderful evening of socializing, shopping, dining, and dancing which attracts attendees from around the state to both celebrate this wonderful ministry and support it. 

“I have heard from countless readers who have shared their gratitude after growing in faith thanks to a story or column in Harvest. For that, I am grateful,” said the bishop. “I invite you to join me at the ball to support the magazine and its continuing success and growth.”

Registration is now open for the Harvest Ball at www.portlanddiocese.org/harvestball. For those who wish to stay overnight at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, a reduced room rate is available for ball attendees. When calling, let them know it is for the Harvest Ball. When registering online, use the code HAR. For more information about the magazine, visit www.portlanddiocese.org/harvest.