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Thursday March 16, 2017

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

God, Help me to make better choices and guide me in the right direction.  Show me who my real friends are and who really cares about me.  Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



In today’s news…

Good luck to the boys’ basketball team, who will face Orono in the section championship tonight at 7:00pm at Chanhassen High School. Sign up here before the end of lunch today to ride a fan bus to the game. If you sign up to ride the bus, please meet in the front of De by 5:45pm. Tickets for tonight’s game cost $5 for students and $7 for adults and you can buy them at the game.

Thanks to all of the fans who supported the DeLaSalle girls’ basketball team in their state tournament appearance yesterday. The Islanders lost to Winona 64-59 and move to the consolation bracket, where they will play today at 4:00pm at Concordia University.

Go Islanders!

Students may dress today in Islander spirit wear or black-and-gold in honor of the girls’ basketball team’s state tournament appearance and to cheer on boys’ basketball in their quest to return to the state tournament.

Catholics abstain from eating meat on Fridays during the 40-day season of Lent. Recognizing, however, that Friday, March 17 corresponds with St. Patrick’s Day, which “has traditionally been an occasion for joy-filled celebrations in this Archdiocese,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda has granted a dispensation from the obligation of abstinence from meat on March 17. Those taking advantage of the dispensation are encouraged, however, to perform a work of charity, an exercise of piety, or an act of comparable penance during the second week of Lent. The DeLaSalle Cafe will serve corned beef and cabbage as the main entree on March 17. The Cafe serves meatless only options on all other Fridays in Lent.

Priests will be available again on Monday to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation or to meet with students of other faiths. Several priests will be available again in Christian Brothers’ Hall. Please check in with the Lasallian Ministry office. You can learn more about the sacrament via this U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage.

Students who would like to participate on a 15-day academic trip to Bolivia and earn college credit through the school’s Global Advantage Program have until tomorrow to submit an application. The course, offered in partnership with St. Catherine University, will help students explore the social determinants of public health. The trip, including airfare, lodging, meals, and more, will cost $3,800. In addition to the application, students must secure two teacher recommendations. Click here to apply. The Global Advantage webpage has more information.

Lasallian Ministry students, if you are interested in helping to plan Founder’s Week, we will start that planning this morning. The meeting will take place in the Lasallian Ministry office from 7:30-8:20am. All are welcome.

TableTop Games Club: This week’s game is Pandemic, another cooperative game. Can you and your peers save the world from multiple disease pandemics? Check out Wil Wheaton’s TableTop Pandemic episode for a rules intro.

Are classes stressing you out? Need a great way to cap off the week and start your Friday? Come by D117 on Fridays at 7:45am for Meditation Club. Mindfulness techniques and some light relaxation yoga are some of the activities available.

Cycling Club will hold an informational meeting this Friday from 3:30-4:30pm in A206. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting to get to know fellow cyclists and to talk about our upcoming plans!

Students who receive financial aid must complete 10 hours of work service during the 2016-17 school year. Work service shifts are available after school from 3:15-5:15pm. Space is available each day this week. Please see Mr. Shelstad to sign up for a shift.

Students are invited to apply to participate in the Lasallian Youth Gathering, to be held June 25-29 at St. Mary’s University in Winona. This is a week-long immersion experience centered on the Lasallian components of Faith, Service and Community. Students are encouraged to use their talents and are challenged to make an impact in their local communities. The time in Winona will feature several service opportunities; times to gather in prayer and reflection; and social outings. Students receive 30 Christian Service Hours upon completion of this week.

Join other high school students for a retreat about how to live your faith in a real world. Immaculate Conception in Columbia Heights is hosting the “Get Real!” youth gathering April 1 from 8:30am-12:00pm, with a presentation by David Rinaldi from NET Ministries. You can also play basketball or make a “Jesus Freak” tie dye t-shirt. The gathering costs $5 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information.