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Event Information & Registration

Father Daughter Dance
The Father Daughter Dance was started in 2006 and continues to be a huge success with sellout crowds every year. It is open to girls in PreK through 6th grade. Dads and daughters get dressed in their finest for an evening of fun. The night includes a social period, dinner, live DJ for dancing, professional photography, photo booth and party favors. 
CSW Logo
National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. CSW has traditionally been held the last week in January. The week is observed with assemblies and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members to celebrate our Catholic schools. Everyone is welcome to join Mass on Wednesday of the week. Students from all schools come together as one community of faith to celebrate the Eucharist in McHale Gymnasium at Central Catholic Jr. - Sr. High School. 
Day of Giving
Day of Giving is a 24 hour day to share stories and give back to Catholic education. All monies raised directly support teacher pay, student programs, and help keep tuition affordable. 
Mother Son Bowling
Mother Son Bowling started in 2019 from feedback received from parents. Held annually in March at one of the local bowling alleys, the event is open to all Kindergarten through 6th grade mothers and sons. Due to alley capacity, the event sells out quickly so register early! The evening includes food, drinks and prizes. 
Sponsorship opportunities are available to make the event affordable for all families who want to be part of this special evening. Details are sent home in school folders and through digital communication channels for specific date, time and registration information. Contact the Advancement Office at (765) 474-7500 or [email protected] if you would like more information on how you can support. 

Trivia Knight

Trivia Knight is a new event for 2023. This is an adult-only even on February 25, 2023 at Central Catholic. It will include a casual dinner and desserts, along with a cash bar. Tables of 8 are $350 dollars, $100 for a couple, or $50 for an individual. Questions? Call 765-474-7500 or email [email protected] 
Battle of the Saints
The Battle of the Saints is an annual dads basketball game between fathers and guardians of St. Boniface Crusaders and St. Lawrence Ramblers in grades 4th through 6th. This spirited contest is played in McHale Gymnasium at Central Catholic and the winning team gets to keep the coveted trophy in their school for the year. 
Information for the event is sent home in student packets and via digital media channels. 
Central Catholic Jr. - Sr. High School Grandparent's Day started in 2016 and is run by the Campus Ministry Department with support from the Advancement Office. The annual event is for 9th and 12th grade students only, due to capacity. The day includes the following:
  • Social gathering with coffee and donuts
  • School tours
  • Student presentation
  • Mass
  • Family photo
  • Student entertainment
Dates to be determined by Campus Ministry.
The Blue Knight Auction (BKA), held the last Saturday in April, has become a Lafayette Catholic School System tradition. Since 1994, when Dave and Angie Schrader started the event, the BKA has raised over $5 million dollars for Catholic education. It is one of, if not, THE premier one-night fundraising event in the area. The BKA strengthens the LCSS Community through social interaction, service and financial support. Businesses and individuals throughout the broader community support the entire school system through donated items and sponsorship. Special projects and teacher wish list items are funded through this event. 
Knight to Remember
A tradition was started in 2006 to acknowledge distinguished Central Catholic alumni for their achievements in spiritual, community, service and professional life. This is the highest accolade reserved solely for alumni. In 2020 a new tradition was started to recognize and celebrate faculty, staff, administrators and honorary individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution of time, talent and effort to the Lafayette Catholic School System. Nominations are accepted year round and all nominees are reviewed and recommended by a selection committee composed of the LCSS Advancement Committee, CC alumni, past winners and school leaders in the month of March. Winners are announced at the Blue Knight Auction and recognized on stage during the commencement ceremonies. 
A reception is held the day before commencement to honor each individual. 
Each July the Knights of Columbus Local #457 hosts the annual K of C Car Show on the front lawn at Central Catholic Jr. - Sr. High School. The event includes food, entertainment, fun and free stuff. Over 15 classes of cars are judged for prizes and recognition. All proceeds benefit the Central Catholic Professional Development for Teachers. 
Sponsor a hole or get your foursome together in the Fall for the annual Lafayette Catholic School System Golf Outing. The annual event is held in conjunction with Alumni Weekend in September. 
10:30 A.M. Registration Starts
11:30 A.M. Shotgun Start & Box Lunch
Complimentary golf range
Recognition for awards will be sent out electronically after the event
Click here for more information or to register for the Golf Outing. 
Alumni Weekend was started in 2016. The annual event continues to grow in popularity for reunion class years due to the coordination of multiple events. It is hosted on a Central Catholic home football weekend when Purdue University is on the road to reduce hotel expenses for guests who may be traveling. The weekend includes the following:
  • LCSS Golf Outing
  • Fish Fry
  • Home Football Game
  • 5K Walk/Run
  • School Tours
Alumni classes are welcome to arrange school tours on Saturday and have Mass in the beautiful St. Joseph's Chapel. Contact the Advancement Office at (765) 474-7500 or [email protected] if you would like more information for your reunion. 
Please visit our Alumni Weekend page for more information and registration links.  
The Lafayette Area Catholic Schools Foundation, Inc. (LACS) was formed in 1976 to receive Legacy Gifts to secure a solid financial foundation for the Lafayette Catholic School System. It is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit (EIN: 35-1376312) governed by a board of directors. Since its inception, the foundation has continued to grow and professionally invests donor assets. The interest from the fund's corpus in the foundation is always put to use in the school system and continues to grow through donations and gained investment income. Each year Lafayette Catholic School System supporters are invited to an annual reception to learn more about the future of the Lafayette Catholic School System, get a financial update, and socialize with other community supporters. The event is held each August and invitations are sent via mail and electronic communication. All are welcome to attend. 
If you have questions about the LACS, please contact the Advancement Office at (765) 474-7500 or [email protected]
Join us for a fun-filled evening including a Trunk or Treat, food truck, bounce house, and apple dumpling sales. Wear your costume and enjoy the fun! 
Catholic Schools Week
Day of Giving
Battle of the Saints
Knights to Remember Reception
Knights of Columbus Car Show
Lafayette Area Catholic Schools Foundation Reception
Golf Outing
Alumni Weekend
PTO Fall Festival