Saint Francis Xavier 2020 Calcutta

NOTICE:  We have officially sold all 100 Calcutta Balls (to win the $1,500 jackpot), but if you’ve already purchased your ticket you can still purchase BALL INSURANCE for a second chance at the jackpot!  if you can not attend, you can still make a simple donation to our largest fundraiser for St. Francis Xavier School below…

WHO: You!  Supporters of our youth and amazing school, and anyone interested in a chance to win a jackpot of $1500.

WHAT: Calcutta XVIII – Annual fundraiser for the Saint Francis Xavier School.  This Football themed event is emceed by Top Hat Entertainment guaranteeing fun to be had by all.
Calcutta – Ball pull of 100 balls. Top 10 finishers can split the pot or press their luck.

Silent Auction – Over 75 items inclusive of gift certificates, Autographed Sports memorabilia, priceless projects created by the students at Saint Francis, and much more.

Live Auction – Always action packed!  Top items include travel get aways sponsored by Milne Travel, Grill and Electric Smoker sponsored by Lowes, a Paddleboard sponsored by  Saba Marine, and much more.


WHEN: Friday, January 31st at 6pm-10pm

WHY:  To support our amazing teachers and students at Saint Francis Xavier School. Funds raised go to different academic needs including tuition assistance.

WHERE: Hampton Inn, Colchester, Entrance C.

see what else we have for you!

We have MORE fun for you at the Calcutta!

1st ever tailgate party!

live auction & silent auction


We have a little extra for everyone.

The first 25 Tickets (50 people) purchased online will be invited to a exclusive pre-event TAILGATE party with FREE APPETIZERS and CASH BAR starting at 5pm.

Along with dozens and dozens of Silent Auction items, we will also be hosting a LIVE AUCTION with a few very extravagant items like a Grill, a Smoker, a Paddleboat, a Trip and a few other amazing prizes.

For those with a whimsical spirit and a few extra bucks in your pocket, raffle tickets are the way to go, giving you dozens of opportunities to win! 

Help Support Our School

Our annual Calcutta event is our biggest and most successful fundraiser of the year, bringing in nearly half of all donations collected throughout the year.  Although everyone has a slew of opportunities to make donations throughout the year, this event also brings together our broader community and financial supporters in a fun and unique way while building relationships and pride in our School. 

Purchase Calcutta Ticket

Join us at this year’s Calcutta Dinner and Auction Fundraiser Event.



If you can’t make this year’s Calcutta Dinner and Auction Fundraiser Event, but would still like to support the school, you can donate online here >>


Would you like to offer an item for our Live or Silent Auctions?  Review our 2019 – SFX Calcutta Donation Request Letter and 2019- SFX Calcutta Donation Request Form.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  All items must be received by January 24, 2020.

Do you have questions about this year’s Calcutta Dinner and Auction, then please contact us.

We have a dedicated group of organizers working hard to plan every detail of this event so that we all can have the very best night out while raising the funds necessary to support our school community.  If you have any interest in helping out with this event; know of a business willing to donate money or silent auction items or you yourself would like to plan or facilitate this event, please contact us!

Live Auction Items

We have compiled a list of Live and Silent Auction items as we collect them.  Keep the excitement alive and come back often to see what else new we’ve added to this year’s auction items!

Char-Griller Duo Black Dual-function Combo Grill

Donated by Lowes in Essex

Masterbuilt MES 35B Electric Smoker

Donated by Lowes in Essex

Bowling Party at SpareTime

Donated by SpareTime in Colchester


Donated by Saba Marine in Colchester

Jofran Storage Bench

Bench and Pillows donated by Wendell’s Furniture


2 Night Get-a-way Anywhere in North America for TWO!

Donated by Milne Travel

Something for everyone!

Silent Auction Items

We have dozens and dozens of items you can silently bid on throughout the night.  And best of all, we have something for everyone: from grocery gift cards to a Pair of Lift Tickets at a local ski resort, from dinner for two at your favorite restaurant to a stack of new books to read to your children.  

Make sure to view the whole list below!

Adding new items daily

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On any day, you can see Monsignor Lavalley sitting and chatting with  students or reading them a story, you can see Mr. Hill and Mr. Melnyk playing football at recess, you can see Principal Mr. Becker in a dunk tank, you can see Father Joseph Sanderson playing basketball or building legos….and the list goes on and on. This doesn’t happen at other schools and it is why SFX is so special! The kids don’t just see the adults as the people in charge – they see them as a part of their family and because of that, the students thrive.

– Chris Messineo, parent

Our son is being challenged and encouraged to explore his interests.  Rather than being told to read a book because he is done his work ahead of others, he is given more difficult problems to solve or encouraged to research something of interest to him.

Being able to be a part of the Masses on Tuesday mornings whether as a reader, member of the chorus or as an older buddy have become a huge source of pride for our children.  It has started a new family tradition in our home where I drive them to school and then attend their Mass. Being reminded that they are a beloved creation of God, not only at home, but also at school has made a difference in how they view themselves.  To be able to share their religion and faith with others, to be able to pray with their peers, to be able to celebrate Christmas and not just “Winter holidays” has resolved the discrepancy and angst we didn’t even realize they were feeling because they had to tamp down those things in public school.  At St. Francis Xavier they are able to be their authentic selves and that has completely changed their lives for the better.

We couldn’t be more pleased with Saint Francis Xavier School.  Our family has been part of the school and community for 12 years and we feel it is part of our extended family.  It’s very important to us that our children have a Catholic education. We are grateful for the parish and school support we have received to ensure that it is possible.  Our daughter is enjoying middle school and adores her teachers.