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Friday March 17, 2017

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

God our Father
You sent Saint Patrick
to preach your glory to the people of Ireland.
By the help of his prayers,
may all Christians proclaim your love to all men and women.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…

BREAKFAST PIZZA (WHOLE GRAIN CRUST, BREAKFAST GRAVY, CHEESE AND/OR MEAT),  FRUIT OR FRUIT JUICE

ENTREE: CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE, RED POTATOES, BISCUIT; A LA CARTE: PESTO PIZZA; HUMMUS VEGETABLE TRAY; ST PAT CAKE

In today’s news…

The Island is buzzing with March Madness this morning.

Congratulations to the boys’ basketball team for their 71-68 Section 6AAA championship win over Orono last night. The Islanders move on to the Class 3A state tournament, with our first game likely to be Wednesday, March 22. Please check delasalle.com later today for game scenarios, school impacts, fan bus, and ticket information.

Meanwhile, the girls’ basketball team topped Waseca 51-43 yesterday afternoon to move in to today’s consolation championship against Grand Rapids at 4:00pm at Concordia University. DeLaSalle will run a fan bus to the game; the bus leaves at 3:15pm and is first-come, first-serve. Tickets to the game cost $7 for students and $10 for adults.

DeLaSalle Theatre presents the final performances of its spring musical ‘Urinetown” this weekend. Showtimes are 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow. Tickets are free for DeLaSalle students with a current student ID. Reserved tickets cost $15 and are available here.

What is ‘Urinetown’? Winner of three Tony Awards, “Urinetown” is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp that helps highlight issues of conservation and social justice. In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single company: the UGC. DeLaSalle Theatre has partnered with the GREEN Team to create a set that will be made completely out of recycled materials.

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.

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!

Several more spring sports start Monday, March 20. Practices are scheduled for JV and varsity baseball as well as boys’ and girls’ golf. Click here for more information:

Join us in the school chapel on Monday at 7:45am for a short prayer service. All are welcome. The chapel is located on the 2nd floor of Christian Brothers’ Hall, and you can access it from the Lasallian Ministry office.

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.

This Parent Association sponsored group meets on campus monthly to lift up the school community in prayer. The group meets Monday from 8:30-9:30am in in the Florance Center. Students, staff, and families may place prayer requests in prayer boxes in the Lasallian Ministry office, Main Office, or Theology classroom; requests may remain anonymous.

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.