On Friday, Feb 9th, many Seton students and teachers participated in the Night to Shine held in the Parish Activities Center at All Saints Catholic Church. The Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. All Saints was one of more than 500 churches around the world hosting ‘2018 Night to Shine,’ sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. 92 honored guests and their parents attended and over 150 volunteers (many from Seton) made this night possible.
Many of the Seton students participated as buddies for the 92 registered guests. As buddies, the students were responsible for ensuring their guest had an unforgettable prom experience. This included escorting their guest to hair and makeup or shoeshine, taking them on a limo ride, joining them for dinner, and dancing the night away. The highlight of the night came when the buddies got to crown their guest as the king or queen of the prom. It was truly an amazing night and everyone that participated, whether as a guest or a volunteer, was touched by the love that was shared in the room. A love that can only come from God.
A SHINING NIGHT TO SHINE: Our Night to Shine event last Friday evening has to be one of Seton’s finest hours. Mary Jo Smith and Danielle Smith spearheaded an event that involved students, parents and staff in an outpouring of love for our special guests. So many people have told me how amazing our students were. I know that, but it’s gratifying to hear it from others. To all of you who played any part in this evening, thank you for your generosity and your self-giving love. You made the Night to Shine a night to remember for all of the guests. You made God’s love present for them. May God bless you for it.