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People and Places logoFaith Killian-Fassnacht, a parishioner of St. Boniface, Lafayette, recently received the Indiana Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest award that Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can earn. For her award project, Killian-Fassnacht made compassion blankets for the Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Neonatal Unit. A junior at McCutcheon High School in Tippecanoe County, Killian-Fassnacht also received a Distinguished Citizen Award from Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski in recognition of her efforts.

Parishes in the diocese wishing to conduct Peregrinatio Pro Christo projects are encouraged to contact Stephen Goodman by writing him at 1220 N. Ridge Road, Muncie, IN 47304; call 765-289-7591, or e-mail Part of the evangelization work of the Legion of Mary, the projects involve door-to-door visits to identify the religious preferences of residents within a parish area.

Monthly memorial Masses will be celebrated at two Indianapolis cemeteries this month. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 435 W. Troy. Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery Chapel, 9001 Haverstick Road. All are welcome to attend.

Denis McNamara, assistant director and faculty member of The Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary, will give the Dolle Lecture on Church Art and Architecture on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. CDT in the St. Bede Theater on the Saint Meinrad campus. McNamara’s topic will be “Shadow, Image, Reality: The Biblical Foundations of Church Architecture as a Sacrament of Heaven.” McNamara earned a bachelor’s degree in the history of art from Yale University and master’s and doctoral degrees in architectural history from the University of Virginia. His academic specialties include the theology of liturgical art and architecture, classicism and sacramental aesthetics. The Sept. 16 lecture is free and open to the public.

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