Array of Hope hosted it's 1st Gala on October 12, 2016 at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ. Guests entered through the Gates of Heaven equipped with a meeting from St. Peter and a marching band playing “When the Saint Go Marching In”. The Theme of the evening was, “Who Says You Can’t be a Saint?”
Guests were entertained and enjoyed the witness and performances of the Josh Blakesley Band, The Bosco Boys, and The CostaCrew. Gus Llyod, host of the radio show on Sirius XM Radio The Catholic Channel “Seize the Day,” kept the audience laughing and entertained as the Master of Ceremonies. Mario Costabile, Co-founder and Producer of Array of Hope, said, “Array of Hope is that transformative event when people turn back to the Truth, and decide to unite their family with Christ.”
The Array of Hope ministry honored New Jersey Assemblyman, Jay Webber and Catholic married couple Peter and Linda Maliani. Array of Hope presented the Witness of Hope award to Jay Webber for his lively hope, his inspiration to others and his vigorous love for the Catholic Church. Peter and Linda Maliani were honored with The Threshold of Hope award for embracing the divine origin of family and faithfully living out the vocation of marriage.
It was truly an evening of faith, hope and love, where attendees were filled with God’s love and joy.