October 13, 2017 // Local

Around the Diocese: October 15, 2017

A new statue of St. Francis of Assisi stands prominently in front of the University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne. Placed the morning of Oct. 3, the work is a replica of the statue designed by the late Sufi Ahmad, former USF art professor and sculptor, which sits in front of Brookside Mansion on the main campus of the university. — Mollie Shutt

The St. Vincent de Paul Society in Fort Wayne organized its annual CharityFest Sept. 30 at The University of St. Francis Robert Goldstein Performing Arts Center. A live auction, silent auction Pumpkin Patch gift card sale, cookie sale, jewelry sale, 50/50 raffle, dinner and dancing were enjoyed by the guests. All CharityFest funds directly support the St. Vincent de Paul Society charitable programs. — Provided by Tim Fagan

Students at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel School, Fort Wayne, recently collected school supplies that will be delivered to their counterparts in Catholic schools in Florida that were affected by Hurricane Irma. — Provided by Kurt Homan


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