Seminary Dinner

Annual Dinner

Celebrating the Seminary

Thank you for the overwhelming response to our Annual Dinner! The event has reached capacity! If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Lisa Brielmaier at 414-747-6463.











The 21st Annual Seminary Dinner

Friday, October 6, 2023
The Baird Center
(formerly the Wisconsin Center)
400 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

5:45 p.m. Cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and program


Event Chairs: Father Enrique Hernandez and Beth Grusenski

$175 per person
$1,750 per table of ten

There are amazing things going on at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary! God has blessed us with more than 80 remarkable men who have experienced a call to the priesthood – and these seminarians have ZEAL! They are brimming with an intense love for the Lord and His Church. They stand resolutely for all that is true, good, and beautiful, and they will not be deterred from bringing the love of Christ to those they serve.

It is a sacred mission and we hope you will join us in it! Our Annual Dinner will be an inspiring evening that gives praise to God for all the ways the Lord is bringing renewal to the Church through seminary formation. Our prayer is that the dinner will ignite your faith as you support the seminarians who will one day, God-willing, serve you as priests of Jesus Christ.

Please consider taking a leadership role in supporting the event. Despite inflation, we have held our registration fees, because for many, the cost of the dinner is their donation. If you are able to give more to offset rising costs, you would be offering a beautiful sacrifice that helps the Salesianum continue its mission. Please take a look at the opportunities listed below and be as generous as you can.


The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at the Seminary for dinner attendees. Please join us in prayer at 4:45 p.m. in Christ King Chapel, if you are able. The Seminary is located at 3257 South Lake Drive, Saint Francis. Please indicate if you wish to attend the Mass when you RSVP to the dinner or contact Lisa Brielmaier at 414-747-6463.


There are many public parking lots near the Baird Center. For more information, visit MKE Downtown or Spot Hero.

If you choose to park at the Hilton (600-630 N. 5th St.) they will sell coupons upon your arrival at the skywalk. Parking will be $15 on a first come, first served basis.

If you choose to park at the Hyatt (Isaac's Garage 330 W. Wells St.) they recommend the following:

  • Click the garage link Isaac’s Garage (330 W. Wells)
  • Enter requested information (email/cell phone)
  • Where it says “Start Time Now”
    • Click to “Select a Start Time”
    • Enter the date and time you expect to arrive at the garage
    • double check the date has changed
  • Select the amount of parking you will need
  • Click the red text that says “Add Promo Code”
    • Enter SFS106
  • Rate will be reduced
  • Click Pay and follow payment instructions
  • To enter/exit garage you will need to scan the QR code you received
    • It will also be in your email or as a text depending on what info you gave



2022 Annual Dinner

We were blessed to have a soldout ballroom of 2,000 people joining in the mission of the Seminary on Friday, October 7 - the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. We are grateful to all who made the evening so special as we celebrated FORTITUDE.

Enjoy and share the video we premiered at the dinner!

Listen to Fr. Luke Strand give an exciting update on events at the Salesianum, followed by seminarian Aaron Siehr's talk on spiritual fatherhood.

2021 Annual Dinner

Please enjoy the video we premiered at the 19th Annual Dinner on September 24, 2021.

Many ways to giveYouTube Link

Any donation to the Seminary is greatly appreciated, and there are many options for giving.

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