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Article | January 22, 2021

Carnivale 2021: An Afterparty to Remember

Blog|Joann Dethman

Every year, we host Carnivale, an annual gala, to raise funds that help us reimagine church with courage, joy and wonder. This year, we’re celebrating Mardi Gras a little differently!

You’ve heard about the unveiling of our art installation with Root Division, inspirational speakers and lively auctions. Have you also heard about an incredible afterparty brought to you by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence? This nonprofit is a leading-edge order of queer and trans nuns based in San Francisco. The Guardian writes “… their ministry is anything but a performance. The Sisters fundraise hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for underserved grassroots organizations; in 2020 they made grants to legal aid clinics serving LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, an alliance empowering deaf queer people, and a community safe house for Black and indigenous trans people, just to name a few.”

A Devotion to Service, Ministry and Outreach (and joy)

Since Easter Sunday, 1979, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have brought on all of the fun, while devoting themselves to community service, ministry and outreach. In alignment with this year’s theme, Grace for All, we are honored to partner with The Sisters and amplify our shared values of diversity, human rights and tolerance of all people. We celebrate the unique beauty inside each of us. The Sisters have long been a part of the culture at Grace Cathedral, bringing their talents to one of our most popular events, Sister Act Sing-along Pride Mass.

Sister Dana Van Iquity – a member of the Order of SPI for 35 years – has been privileged to participate in the annual Sister Act Mass for four consecutive years as a proud member of The Vine church at Grace Cathedral.

What are you waiting for? Invite your friends, wear your fanciest (or most comfortable) outfit and be whisked away into a time of sheer fun and self-expression.

The Sisters bring dance, imagination and movement into new dimensions so don’t miss your chance to join us for some late night revelry! All Carnivale guests have access to the late night afterparty. Tickets start at $25.

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