Georgia Bulletin

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Navigator’s Ball To Benefit Lyke House Student Center

Published March 20, 2008

The event, which is open to all, will feature live entertainment, door prizes, food, drinks and more. Proceeds from the Navigator’s Ball will benefit the Lyke House—The Catholic Center at the Atlanta University Center. Alumni of the Lyke House are specially invited to attend.

Over the years, the Lyke House has served as a center of spiritual growth for the students attending Atlanta’s historically black colleges and universities and has truly lived up to this mission of being a place for faith development for the Atlanta University Center family, with a spirit of Christian love and service in the black Catholic tradition of campus ministry. The student center was designed primarily, but not exclusively, for Catholic students who attend the six institutions that make up the Atlanta University Center: Clark Atlanta University (CAU), Spelman College, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, the Interdenominational Theological Center (I.T.C.), and Morehouse School of Medicine.

The main goal of the Lyke House Catholic Center is to achieve the full, conscious and active participation of the students in worship. To achieve this goal, the Lyke House strives to relate the worship experience to students in ways that will incorporate elements from various cultures.

Located in 34 states, the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. and Ladies Auxiliary is the largest African-American lay Catholic organization. It has 298 councils (men divisions) and 312 courts (ladies divisions), with 123 junior councils (young men) and 208 junior courts (young ladies) between the ages of 7-18 years old. The organization was founded by four Josephite priests and three lay Catholic men in 1909 in Mobile, Ala.

Tickets are $40 and are on sale now at local parishes. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (404) 218-1384.