Prayer Breakfast

prayer breakfast

10th Annual Brother Martin High School Prayer Breakfast

Thanks to our sponsors!
Table Sponsors

Robin and Gregg Clement – Clement Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC
Jeanne and David Gallo ’77 – Gallo Mechanical, LLC
Erin and Joseph Caruso ’79
Gary Delahoussaye ’74
David Gaines – Ochsner Health System
Marge and Don Garvey ’50 SA
Jennifer and Dennis Lauscha
Dr. Anthony Melito ’76
New Orleans Saints
Todd Owens – Jostens
Fox 8 – WVUE
Regions Bank
Jerry Reso ’55 SA – Baldwin, Haspel, Burke & Mayer
Ralph Romaguera, Sr. ’67 SA, Ralph Romaguera, Jr. ’90, Ryan Romaguera ’92 – Romaguera Photography
Karen and Chuck Stall ’76 – Orion Rigging & Supply
Sandy and Leni Sumich – Awards by Mark

Individual Sponsors

Dr. Brian Barkemeyer ’79
Mark Benson – Benson’s Upholstery
Michele Benson
Robert Bonnaffons ’74 – Adams & Reese
Lou Bravo ’48 SA
Lawrence Centola ’64 SA
Dr. Guy Cresson ’71 – Bucktown Dental Care
Thomas Cronin ’74
Christine and Milton Dureau, Jr. ’69 CJ
Caroyln and Fred Escher ’63 SA – Escher Equipment Co., LLC
Susan and Bill Fulham ’61 CJ
Mary Beth and Jefferey Haro ’74
Elsa and John Hodges ’62 SA
Robert Hodges ’89
Judge Joseph Landry ’74
Sandy and Wayne LeBlanc
Ken Leithman ’47 SA
Dottie and Deacon Terry Manieri, Jr. ’64 SA
Bob Menard and Josephine Everly – The Catholic Foundation
Beverly and Timothy Napier
Peter Quirk
Nell Nolan
Scott Shea ’81 – Shea Law Office
Mary Ann Valentino
Connell Vallette, Jr. ’64 SA
Fr. Jim Wehner

Tuesday, October 21st, Brother Martin hosted the 10th Annual Prayer Breakfast at Metairie Country Club. This year’s keynote speaker was Mrs. Gayle Benson. Mrs. Benson spoke about the troubles from her past and how always putting trust in God will help guide you through life.

Mrs. Benson is a native of Algiers and a talented business professional and philanthropist. She has worked as an interior designer, property manager, and construction consultant and has received numerous professional awards throughout her career.

Mrs. Benson is currently a member of the Ochsner Health Foundation Board and the Tulane Board of Directors. She is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of St. Louis for her dedication to the Catholic Church. Jointly she and Mr. Benson were awarded the St. Elizabeth Seton Award for service and philanthropy to the National Catholic Education Association.

In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI awarded Mr. and Mrs. Benson the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award for outstanding service to the Church and the Pontiff. This is the highest Papal award a lay person can receive.