FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2019
THE BREAKERS PALM BEACH
The Diocese of Palm Beach is pleased to celebrate the 31st annual Lumen Christi Scholarship Gala on December 6, 2019. The theme of this year’s Gala is “IGNITE THE FUTURE!”
The purpose of the Lumen Christi Gala is two-fold, to raise funds for scholarships and to recognize the wonderful stories and people who are the heart of our Catholic schools. The Diocese of Palm Beach has a longstanding tradition of honoring and recognizing excellence and distinguished service in Catholic school education. The Lumen Christi Awards were created two years ago to recognize the outstanding efforts, contributions, and achievements of individuals on behalf of Catholic school education in the diocese. Each school was invited to select one award recipient and they were honored at the event.
In addition, the Diocese of Palm Beach announced that the Knights of Columbus Council 2075 has endowed scholarships for two Catholic schools in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Each year a 7th grade student at St. Juliana Catholic School and St. Ann Catholic School will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship for their 8th grade year. Grand Knight, Michael Gisewski and his wife Lisa, who is a teacher assistant at St. Ann Catholic School, presented Bishop Barbarito with a check for $300,000 to endow the scholarships.
Also, at last year's event, Mr. Richard LePore, who is a family member and Trustee for the Norma T. Pace Foundation also announced that the Foundation will be generously funding the Norma T. Pace Scholarships. Richard’s family and the Foundation trustees are pleased to offer these scholarships in loving memory of Richard’s aunt, Norma T. Pace. In her memory, a total of 47 scholarships will be awarded annually - three scholarships will be awarded at each elementary and high school and one scholarship at each preschool. Elementary scholarships will be $2000, High school scholarship are $3000 and preschool scholarships $250. It is anticipated that $100,000 will be distributed each year. Schools have already selected scholarship recipients for the current school year!
The Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach, congratulates the 2018 Lumen Christi award nominees!
CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH SCHOOL- Margaret and Jim Arrigo
ST. JULIANA CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Cindy Cerbone
ST. VINCENT FERRER CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Vikki Delgado
JOHN CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL- Margaret Hale (accepted by Mindy Miller)
SAINT JOHN PAUL II ACADEMY- Tim Hanley
HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL & CENTER- Mary Jo Higgins
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Jennifer Kerstetter
ST. HELEN CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Sharon Lowell
ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Jacqueline Marvin
ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Susan McGhie
ST. ANASTASIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Claire Melville
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Gary Smigiel
ST. JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Karen Sprague
ST. JOAN OF ARC CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Sister Josephine Sullivan
ST. CLARE CATHOLIC SCHOOL- Nancy Topper
Congratulations to all our 2018 Lumen Christi Award winners. Thank you for the amazing gift you have been to our Catholic schools!
Again at this year’s Lumen Christi Scholarship Gala there will be a presentation of the Lumen Christi Awards. The awards recognize the outstanding efforts, contributions and achievement on behalf of Catholic school education in the diocese. An outstanding person, couple or team from each of our 17 Diocesan Catholic school’s community will be recognized during the Lumen Christi Scholarship Gala. The award acknowledges a variety of people from accross the diocese such as teachers, priests, volunteers, School Advisory Council members, benefactors, parishioners—individuals who have positively impacted our Diocesan Catholic schools.
This year’s Lumen Christi Awards Recipients will be announced shortly.
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