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In 1923, a small handful of William & Mary students, along with Professor Carlos Castañeda founded the Gibbons Club - the first official Catholic organization at William & Mary. Within a decade of the Club's founding, a chapel had been constructed, and a permanent Catholic presence established. This chapel would become St. Bede Catholic Church, and later the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, where generations of Catholic students at William & Mary have encountered Christ over the past 100 years.
While the name of the ministry has changed a few times over the past century, and the approach to ministry has evolved to meet the needs of each generation, the mission of Catholic Campus Ministry has remained the same: to make God known on the campus of William & Mary.
​To celebrate this important milestone in the life of our ministry at William & Mary, we have a special weekend of celebration planned for November 3 & 4, 2023. The celebration will begin on Friday, November 3rd with a special Jubilee Mass celebrated by Bishop Barry Knestout, followed immediately by our Centennial Gala and Auction. The next morning will feature the Tribe Catholic Invitational, our benefit golf outing to support the ministry. Mark your calendar to join us!

Event Information
Centennial Gala

Centennial Mass and Gala


When: Friday, November 3rd, 2023 at 5:15PM

Where: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham 520 Richmond Road, William & Mary Alumni House 500 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

Meal: A delicious catered plated meal. Please alert us at time of ticket purchase of any special dietary needs.

Bar: Craft cocktails from a local distillery, locally brewed beers, wine, and soft drinks.

Tickets: $100/person ($40/person class of 2018-2023 Alumni). Available online, by phone (757-220-1415), with your RSVP card, or after select Masses at St. Bede and the Shrine during the month of September.

Tribe Catholic Invitational

Tribe Catholic Invitational

CCM Benefit Golf Outing

When: Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Where: Kiskiack Golf Course 8104 Club Drive Williamsburg, VA 23188

What: A benefit golf outing, supporting the ministry of CCM at William & Mary

Tickets: $85/person. Includes cart, greens fees, lunch, and awards reception. Available online, by phone (757-220-1415 x2604), with your RSVP card, or after select Masses at St. Bede and the Shrine during the month of March.

Event Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Video Sponsor

Robert & Kelly Van Niman

Bar Sponsors

Susan & Tom Chamberlain

General & Mrs. J. Michael Loh

Auction Sponsors

Ginny & Charles Crone

Carmen Hamner, Long & Foster Realty

Three Available!

Program Sponsors

James & Valerie Smith

Joseph & Stephanie Sell

Dr. & Mrs. John T. Spike

Adele & Bud Robeson

Edward & Deborah Whelan

Toni & Rick Gay

Rose Marie Butz

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Entertainment Sponsors

Hopke | Harrison Inc.

Architecture | Planning | Interiors

Jane Kaplan

Raffle Sponsors

Charles & Dana Johnson


Golf Hole Sponsors

Carmen Hamner, Long & Foster Realty

Seventeen Available!

Friends of CCM

Analisa Wellington

Dr. Charles Maranzano

James & Abby Adamson

Mr. Richard Hanley

Captain & Mrs. Roy L. Dooley

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Haines

Mr. & Mrs. Terrance Ford

Van Kniest Painting & Finishes, Inc.

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Marotte

Chuck & Mary Haines

Barry & Pam Fitzpatrick


This year's auction will include both live and silent auction components. Certain items will also offer online pre-bidding to allow for those who may not be able to join us in person to participate in the action. Our auction website will open up on October 1st for you to begin to preview items, and pre-bidding will begin on Monday, October 23rd.

In order to make this year's auction successful, we are in need of auction donations! Some examples of great auction items include:


  • Themed Gift Baskets (complete and ready for auction). Examples: Coffee Lover's Basket, Spa Day at Home, Artist's Starter Package

  • Outer Banks vacation home stay

  • River or mountain vacation home stay

  • Orlando destination vacation

  • Week at your timeshare

  • Appliances (new in packaging)

  • High quality tools (new in packaging)

  • High quality electronics (new in packaging)

  • Jewelry (new in packaging)

  • Gift cards for spa / nails / salon

  • Fine wine and/or spirits

  • Gift certificates for round of golf for four

  • Restaurant Gift Cards for Williamsburg-area restaurants (suggested amount $100)

  • High quality sporting goods (new in packaging)

Donated auction items are generally tax-deductible as in-kind donations at their fair-market value and receive a donation receipt from CCM, and auction item donors are graciously recognized in the auction listing (unless otherwise requested). If you are interested in providing an auction item, please contact Claire Áine Morse at to make arrangements.


Catholic Campus Ministry at William & Mary

(757) 220-1415   |   10 Harrison Avenue Williamsburg, VA 23185   |

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