Please join us on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood for our Annual Fundraising Banquet with featured keynote speaker, Dana Scallon.
Dana is the internationally renowned Irish singer, composer, and former member of the European Parliament. From her start as a schoolgirl winning the prestigious Eurovision Song Contest to her successful secular and Christian music career to her work as a Member of the European Parliament representing Ireland, Dana has consistently worked for peace, Christian family values and respect for Life.
At the banquet, we will also recognize our 2016 Banquet Award Winners, including Dr. William and Patsy Lawton with the Dr. Joseph Stanton Award; Rosalie Berquist wth the Peggy McCormack Award; and Regional Award recipients Doug Hayman of the Greater Lawrence chapter, Marie O’Donnell of the W. Roxbury/Roslindale chapter, and Jane Wilcox of the Greater Fall River chapter.
6pm Cocktail Hour
7pm Banquet Dinner
1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike (Route 1 Southbound)
Norwood, MA 02062
There will be Limited Seating, so please make your plans as soon as possible.
529 Main Street, Suite 1M9
Boston, MA 02129
For more information, contact us via email at email@example.com or 617-242-4199.
As a schoolgirl Dana became an overnight star as Ireland’s first winner of the Prestigious Eurovision Song Contest, beating out international superstars such as Julio lglesias. A highly successful music career and award winning television appearances followed, including her own hit series for the BBC – A Day Out with Dana and Wake Up Sunday.
In the midst of her flourishing career in secular music, Dana and her husband Damien began writing Christian songs together, including “Totus Tuus,” inspired by Pope St. John Paul II’s motto; “Lady of Knock”; now the officiai hymn the Marian Shrine of Knock in Ireland; “We Are One Body,” which was chosen as the theme song for World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, where she led over 280,000 young people in singing for the pontiff; and “Little Baby (Yet Unborn)” a pro-life song dedicated to their first child. Dana sang for Pope St. John Paul II on six occasions.
During the 1990s, Mother Angelica invited Dana, Damien and family to come live in Birmingham, AL so that Damien could set up the pilgrimage and retreat program for visitors to her Monastery. While there Dana hosted her own music and talk-show television series.
Dana was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 1999, representing her Irish constituency until she left elected office in 2004. In the spring of 2004, she became the first woman to be awarded the highly acclaimed San Benedetto (St. Benedict) Award in Subiaco, Italy for her “outstanding work in defending Family and Life”.
In early 2006, Dana and Damien founded their own music ministry, DS Music Productions, releasing both music and prayer albums. The website is www.dsmusicproductions.com.
Through it all, Dana has remained close to her Irish roots, working tirelessly for peace, Christian family values, and respect for Life. We are thrilled to welcome her as our Keynote Speaker this evening!