Parish-SeptemberFest Raffle


$25,000 Tuition Raffle 2019

Now that SeptemberFest is in full swing, we need your support of our $25,000 tuition raffle. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold at $25 per ticket. The prize can be used towards the following: 

  1. Tuition for ANY K thru 8 school
  2. Tuition for ANY high school
  3. Tuition for ANY accredited college or university in the U.S.
  4. Pay back college loans 

Please note several key points: 

  1. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold
  2. 1,000 tickets must be sold by August 15th
  3. Prize is paid directly to the institution
  4. Up to 2 students may be designated by the prize-winner
  5. The prize is to be paid in consecutive years, for up to 4 years, beginning with the student’s first year of financial obligation
  6. Consider this an investment in the present or in the future 

If fewer are sold, the raffle will be canceled and the ticket purchasers will receive a full refund. The drawing will take place at the end of SeptemberFest, Sunday September 15 at 6:00 PM. To purchase tickets, please contact the parish office Monday-Thursday 9-3 PM.

$25,000 Tuition Raffle Winner 2018

Our $25,000 Tuition Parish Raffle drawing was held at the closing of SeptemberFest.

    The lucky winner of our raffle is: Matthew Gosselin

 Congratulations to Matthew! Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s parish raffle.

Hi. My name is Matthew Gosselin and I am a Sophomore at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. I am a Biology major and am currently engaged in ecological research on campus. I am the 2018 recipient of the Tuition Raffle hosted by Our Lady of Assumption Church. Thank you to the SeptemberFest Committee for creating this wonderful raffle. 

When I found out that I had won the raffle, I couldn’t quite comprehend what had happened. My grandmother, who had bought the ticket, was fiercely insistent that she had purchased the winner, but everyone is always overly optimistic about their chances, and I wasn’t holding my breath. 

The night of the raffle, I received two phone calls. One was from my overjoyed parents and the other was from my grandmother, who sounded like she had just seen Jesus in person. Hearing both of them announce the good news didn’t help it to sink in though. I couldn’t fully grasp the odds of me winning and the size of the prize. It wasn’t until I finally signed the papers to accept that it all sunk in. 

Each year the cost of Stonehill’s tuition rises. With this raffle prize I am able to plan my classes for Junior year and not have to worry about the cost of my classes or seeing the growing tuition bill in July. I can focus on my academic plans and not worry about seeking a student loan, which comes with higher interest rates each year. 

I encourage all families to fill out a raffle ticket for SeptemberFest 2019. Not only are you in the running for covering some or all of your tuition, but you are helping a very worthy cause. 

Thank you Our Lady of Assumption Church and the SeptemberFest committee.