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Fox and Mr. John Rademacher, Diocese of Lansing Membership Director/West, presenting a check of $125,000 to Msgr. Todd Lajiness, Sacred Heart’s rector. The contribution will help to fund the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics, currently held by bioethicist Dr. Janet Smith and solely sponsored by the Knights. The program’s highlight was a dramatic video featuring vocation testimonies by three newly ordained graduates of the seminary: Fr. Sean Bonner, Fr. Mario Amore, and Fr. Brian Meldrum. Chef Jamie Miller prepared a magnificent dinner that did not disappoint. Archbishop’s Gala 2015 concluded with an afterglow of sweets and finger foods for the ride home. The students of Sacred Heart say “thank you” to attendees, sponsors, auction gift donors, and program advertisers who made the event a success. Special thanks go to these gala “exclusive sponsors”: the Michigan Knights of Columbus, Trinity Charitable Fund, Weingartz, a friend of St. Catherine of Siena Academy, Christian Financial Credit Union, Corporate Travel Service, Mersino, ConwayMackenzie, and Allied Rethink Ink. (Call 313596-7424 to ask about becoming a sponsor next year.) Check out video highlights and photos of Archbishop’s Gala 2015 at archbishopsgala.com. Msgr. Todd Lajiness accepts a “big check” for $125,000 from the Michigan Knights of Columbus. The Archbishop’s Gala is an evening out and a good time while helping to support the future of the Church. The seminarians of Sacred Heart are happy hosts of the annual event. Will We See You Next Year? The nineteenth annual Archbishop’s Gala will be held for the first time on a Friday (instead of Thursday), June 17, 2016. Can the seminarians count on you being there? We hope so! shms.edu 21