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Friday, March 2, 2018

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

God of justice and compassion, we pray for all children, women, and men who are enslaved here and around the world today. Give them a life of true freedom. Soften the hearts of their traffickers. And give us the courage to work to end the demand for human trafficking and increase justice for our brothers and sisters. Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!

On today’s calendar…



  • 4:15pm Basketball: Boys C Game vs. Columbia Heights High School @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 5:30pm Basketball: Boys JV Game vs. Columbia Heights High School @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 7:00pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Columbia Heights High School @ DeLaSalle High School

  • Period 1: 8:30-9:08
  • Assembly: 9:13-10:17
  • Period 2: 10:25-11:00
  • Period 3: 11:05-11:40
  • Period 4: 11:45-12:20
  • Period 5: 12:25-1:00
  • Period 6: 1:05-1:40
  • Period 7: 1:45-2:20
  • Period 8: 2:25-3:00

In today’s news…

We Are NOT…for sale, to be used, to be abused, to be controlled…

We are..Strong, independent, loved, children of God.

Today, we gather for an all school assembly to enjoy the Saakumu Dance Troupe from Ghana, West Africa. The award winning Saakumu Dance Troupe is dedicated to introducing new audiences to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. Touring the USA, we are fortunate to have them visit DeLaSalle for the 3rd time.  Immediately after the performance, students who have completed an anticipated absence form will be invited to come to the LL Gray gym for a workshop.

Thank you to the DeLaSalle community for your participation in Social Justice Awareness Week.  We hope you gained some newfound knowledge during the week’s events and that you will be encouraged to work for social change in our world.

DeLaSalle students who receive need-based financial aid must schedule and complete 10 hours of work-service each year in return for their grant. Seniors who have not completed work service need to do so by April 30; those considering participation in a spring sport or activity should get it completed BEFORE or DURING spring break. Work service shifts are usually available after school from 3:15-5:15pm. Special work service shifts are scheduled March 8 from 1:15-4:15pmMarch 9 from 9:30am-3:00pm, and during spring break (April 2-6) from 9:30am-3:00pm. To schedule work service, please contact Mr. Shelstad at 612.676.7614.

Join De students and over 1,000 students from throughout Minnesota for a lively praise and worship Mass at the NET Center in St. Paul on Saturday, March 3. (This Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation.) A DeLaSalle van will pick up students at De and at St. Mark’s in St. Paul. After the Mass, speaker, and adoration, we will go to Davanni’s for pizza and fellowship. Please sign up using this link.

Applications are now available for driver’s education classes, which will be offered in April, June, and late July/early August. Classes are limited to the first 25 students who register with a $200 down payment. Click here for class dates and applications. Instructor Ray Kroll will be at DeLaSalle on Monday to meet with students during lunches to answer questions and accept applications.

Support the children of Risen Christ Catholic School! Volunteers are needed prior to the Gala (January – April), at the Gala (Friday, April 27), or after the Gala (Saturday, April 28). Please see this flyer for more details.

OKI-NI-SOO-KA-WA (Come and See) DeLaSalle High School is sponsoring a trip for students to De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning, Montana July 7-15 The OKI-NI-SOO-KA-WA experience is rooted in faith, community, service, and social justice. Participants will live in community in a simple and safe setting. Each day involves service, reflection and prayer. Additionally, the group will be participating in the North American Indian Days July 12-15 The cost of the immersion trip is $450 (includes, transportation, housing, food while in Montana) You will need money for food during travel time and any additional cultural events and fees. Please see Ms. Hodapp if you are interested and the cost is prohibitive. Please complete this on-line form if you are interested in participating. You will receive Christian Service Hours.

Interested in learning more about your faith this summer? The Youth Theology Institute at the College of St. Scholastica will be holding presentations at all lunches on Wednesday, February 28, for a program upcoming this July. This will be a 10 minute presentation, at the start of all lunches in B215 (Brother Ryan and Ms. Hodapp’s classroom) Please join us and click here for more details!

St. Scholastica in Duluth and St Catherine’s in St Paul both offer summer youth theology institutes that are eligible for Christian Service Hours. Representatives from the events will be present during all lunches on Wednesday, February 28, in Room B215 with information. Please bring your lunch up to hear more.

Sacred Word, Sacred World, Sacred Call – St. Scholastica
Encuentro – St Kate’s

DeLaSalle Theatre presents its spring musical “Les Miserables” over three weekends in March. The production features the timeless story of Jean Valjean, a former convict, who spends a lifetime seeking redemption, set against the backdrop of 19th century France and the aftermath of the French Revolution.

Performances are March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24, at 7:30pm in the Florance Center. Reserved seating is $15, general admission is $10, students and seniors pay $8, and the play is free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

To purchase reserved seating, select the show date and follow the prompts.