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The Lourdes Event is the annual, major fundraiser for Lourdes Central Catholic School. Each year dozens of volunteers from the school and its supporters rally to run this gala, themed event for approximately 400 people! The first Lourdes Event was held in 1994 when the idea for a dinner/auction was brought to the attention of Tom and Dorothy Funke and Lu and Arvon Marcotte. This first year, donors helped to raise $40,000. Since its inception, this fundraiser has grown significantly and has grossed over $100,000 in past years - $80,000 each in the last two years. Total funds raised during the course of The Event's history total over $1.4 million. Some of the past "themes" have included:
This year's Event "Those Fabulous Fifties," will be the 22nd year for the fundraiser.
The evening begins with mass at St. Mary's Church and proceeds to Lourdes High School where a social hour and silent auction start the evening off in style. After you have had a chance to peruse the hundreds of items available, a sit down, catered dinner, and live auction take place. Live auction items have included trips to exotic locations, weekend get-a ways, catered dinners with fun themes, patio furniture and grills, and adorable items hand-made by our students! Funds raised from The Event go directly into the general fund to maintain the day to day operating expenses of the school.
Tickets for The Event are pre-sold and often sell out in the first week they are available. Tickets for “Those Fabulous Fifties” will go on sale the first week of December 2016.
WHAT IS TOTUS TUUS?
Totus Tuus, a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours,” was the motto of St. Pope John Paul II. Taken from St. Louis de Montfort’s work, True Devotion to Mary, it signifies our desire to give ourselves entirely to Jesus Christ through the hands of our Blessed Mother Mary. It also expresses our effort to give all that we have to every young person we encounter. Totus Tuus seeks to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, an openness to their vocation by challenging them to give themselves entirely to Jesus Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of her.
The Totus Tuus program has divided the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church into a six year cycle. Additionally, each summer is dedicated to the mysteries of the Rosary.
Congratulations to our State level History Day Winners!