Save the Date

39th Annual Father Mac Scholarship Dinner

Monday, May 1, 2023



Damask Header in Cougar blue with the Father Mac Dinner Logo in the center

38th Annual Father Mac Scholarship Dinner


Jason Hanson, Detroit Lions Legendary Placekicker


Mary Lou Heberlein

Past Community Service Award Recipients

2019 Most Reverend Carl F. Mengeling

2018 Bud and Kay Bowen Dr. James M. and Maryjo Bullock

2017 Fr. Steve Mattson

2016 Ray and Beth Rzepecki

2015 David M. Flint, DDS

2014 Kevin Neugent

2013 Rev. John Byers

2012 Alonso and Stefeni Collar

2011 Kris Kazmirzack

2010 Lynn Fuller

2009 Rev. Joseph Krupp

2008 Sam and Judy Eyde

2007 Msgr. Michael Murphy

2006 Mary K. Dalla

2005 Kellie and Marilyn Dean

2004 Jim Kasprzak

2003 Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

2002 Jack and Noella Maloney

2001 Donald and Mary Hillman

2000 Margaret Zirbes Perrone

1999 Msgr. Slyvester Fedewa

1998 Jim and Jan Squires

1997 Rosemary Bettman

1996 Vernon and Joan Johnson

1995 Mary Frank

1994 Msgr. James A. Murray

1993 Thomas E. Brennan

1992 Paul Cook

1991 Sister Juanita Marie Gonzales, SC

1990 Tony and Carmen Benavides

1989 Rev. Francis Martin

1988 George Perles

1987 Rev. John Weber

1986 Dr. Edgar L. Harden

1985 Duffy Daugherty

After two years, we are excited to welcome the Catholic community back together for the 38th Annual Fr. Mac Scholarship Dinner! This cherished event draws over 400 members of our community together to celebrate our legacy of success and the traditions we hold dear. Dinner proceeds benefit the Fr. Mac Scholarship Fund for tuition assistance for students in need desiring the gift of Catholic education at Lansing Catholic High School. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Cougars for the Arts silent auction. During the cocktail reception, guests will have the opportunity to view and bid on original artwork in our Cougar Gallery, showcasing our amazingly talented student and alumni artists. 

This year's dinner features Keynote Speaker Jason Hanson, Detroit Lions Legendary Placekicker. Hanson retired in 2012 from the Lions after completing one of the best careers in NFL history, spanning 21 seasons as one of the league’s most productive kickers. He is an active speaker in the Christian community and helped establish Providence Youth Outreach, which helps at-risk youth in Pontiac.

On this night we will also acknowledge our Community Service Award recipient: Mary Lou Heberlein. Mary Lou has been involved as a Lansing Catholic High School parent for 15 years graduating her last of 5 children in 2020. She has participated in two Strategic Planning Initiatives, attended Mission Trips, and served on the LCHS Board of Trustees for 13 years. It is the straightforward lesson of love, learned, and practiced through experiences of service that shapes the Heberlein family’s life of discipleship. 


Committed to Catholic Education

The Monsignor Jerome MacEachin Scholarship Dinner, affectionately known as the Fr. Mac Dinner, supports Lansing Catholic High School’s commitment to finding and enrolling talented and diverse students from the area while providing the necessary financial support for those in need.

A Catholic education goes beyond merely preparing students for college or careers. At Lansing Catholic, students grow in faith, knowledge, tradition, and service.