Last updated 05/16/2013 2:05 PM
People & Places
The Lafayette Catholic School System recently hosted its annual Blue Knight Auction, celebrating 20 years of raising money at the event to support the schools’ tuition assistance program. More than 540 were in attendance at this year’s event, “A Platinum Knight,” making it the largest in the auction’s 20-year history. More than 600 items were available for bids in both live and silent auctions. The evening also included dinner, music and dancing. More than $3 million has been raised to support the Lafayette Catholic schools since the auction began in 1994. More than 200 families attending the schools receive some type of tuition assistance. The Lafayette Catholic School System includes St. Mary Cathedral School, St. Boniface School, St. Lawrence School and Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School.
The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill in Greensburg, Pa., invite single Catholic women ages 18 to 40 to “Pray and Serve” with them on June 20-24. Participants will have the opportunity to reach out to those in need in Fayette and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania. Participants also will have time to reflect on the experience of service, share prayer and Eucharistic liturgy, enjoy quiet time inside and outside, interact with the Sisters of Charity and meet new friends. There is no cost to attend. For more information, call Sister Barbara Ann Smelko at 724-836-0406, ext. 622, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Brochures and registration forms also are available at the Web site www.scsh.org. The sisters serve in five countries, 10 U.S. dioceses and four U.S. archdioceses.