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Friday, December 6, 2019

Prayer Celebrating the Beatification of Blessed Brother James Miller
Loving and gracious God, we thank you for the gift of our Blessed Brother James Miller. By his example and intercession, grant that we may follow his example of selfless service to those entrusted to our care. May we also carry on his work of educating the poor and alleviating their oppression. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen. 

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us! 
Blessed Brother James Miller – Pray for us! 
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever!


Daily Digest

Today, we’ll gather as a community to celebrate Mass in recognition of the Immaculate Conception, in which the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without original sin. The Mass will also celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Hour 18:30am9:08am
Hour 210:25am11:00am
Hour 311:05am11:40am
Hour 411:45am12:20pm
Hour 512:25pm1:00pm
Hour 61:05pm1:40pm
Hour 71:45pm2:20pm
Hour 82:25pm3:00pm




  • 5:00pm Basketball: Boys 9 Gold Game vs. Southwest Christian @ Southwest Christian High School


  • 10:30am Competitive Cheer: JV Competition @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 10:30am Competitive Cheer: Varsity Compeittion @ DeLaSalle High School
  • 12:45pm Basketball: Boys Varsity Game (Breakdown Tip-Off Classic) vs Mankato East @ Hopkins Lindbergh Center


*For the most up-to-date information about athletic competitions, matches, or games, please refer to the DeLaSalle’s Activities website and calendar.


In the news…

For the past 27 years, DeLaSalle has spiritually adopted several families through Sponsor a Family Minnesota in addition to helping teenagers served by Sharing & Caring Hands and Avenues for Homeless Teens. These recipients have benefited greatly from our generous spirit; last year, students and staff collected over $5,000.

This year’s recipients include families through Sponsor A Family Minnesota as well as families from the Cheyenne River Reservation with whom DeLaSalle connected during a weeklong service project this summer. Thank you in advance for thinking about these families who may not be able to provide a Christmas for their children.

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this year’s Christmas Basket Collection! Donations will be accepted through Tuesday.

If you would like to go Christmas Shopping for our adopted families today from 3:15-5:30 p.m. please sign up asap. We will take a bus to Target at The Quarry.

A De La Salle Christian Brother from Wisconsin who once taught in the Twin Cities will move a step closer to sainthood this weekend when he becomes the first Brother from the United States to be beatified. The beatification ceremony for Brother James Miller occurs tomorrow in Huehuetenango, Guatemala and you can watch a livestream of it here. Gunmen shot the 37-year-old Miller to death in February 1982 outside a school for indigenous children where he was working. Pope Francis approved Miller’s beatification last year, after ruling that he died as a martyr for the faith. A miracle must be attributed to Brother James after his beatification in order for him to be considered for canonization to sainthood. Read more here about Brother James.

You are invited to join us on Wednesday, December 11 as the Bel Canto and A Cappella Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band present their Christmas Concert. Doors open at 6:30pm – and the Parent Association will serve treats to those waiting in line beforehand. The Christmas Concert begins at 7:00pm.

All students are invited to join LEAP (Lasallians for Equity and Peace) today in D104 during all lunches for a brief presentation and informal discussion about mental health.

Lasallian Ministry is getting shirts!

Black-hooded sweatshirts – $25 – or – Grey Tshirt – $15

Optional “LEAP” or name on back – additional $5

Orders are due Wednesday, December 11 with hopes of getting them by Christmas (no guarantee). See the order form and shirt design preview for more information. Forms are available in Lasallian Ministry office as well.

Contact Ms. Stecklein with questions.

To help students put the puzzle pieces together and approach the ACT with confidence, DeLaSalle is offering two optional prep classes for juniors. The classes will give students the opportunity to take 5 full ACTs and review their errors. During class, students will review topics tested on the exam and learn testing skills to improve their pacing and scores.

The exact times and dates for classes are listed here. To register, complete the online Registration Form by December 13, 2019.

If you have any questions, please see Ms. McAdams

Ms. Stipkovits from the Guidance Office will go into 9th grade English classes during the weeks of December 2 and December 9 to help students interpret their ITED (Iowa test) scores and complete a career activity on Naviance.  Naviance is a college preparation program that helps students connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals and assists with college and career planning.

11th and 12th Grade Students — The College Advising team has arranged for a college visit to Dougherty Family College in Minneapolis.

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  • 9:00 AM – Depart from DLS
  • 9:45 AM – Arrive on Campus
  • 10:00 AM – Admissions Presentation
  • 10:45 AM – Brief Campus Tour
  • 11:00 AM- Additional Q&A (optional)
  • 11:30 AM – Depart Campus
  • 12:00 PM – Return to DLS

Parent Permission is required for this college visit. There are 5 spots available for students. Please reach out to your College Advisor to inquire about attending the college visit.

When: Feb. 21-23, 2020

Who: 10th, 11th and 12th grade students

More info: The Darst Center Urban Immersion is a workshop retreat that serves as a tool to explore issues of justice and the reality of oppression. Through partnerships with local agencies, retreat participants get to know people served by these agencies, challenge stereotypes, confront fears, and break down barriers. Daily communal prayer, meal preparation, recreational and educational sessions are designed to reflect on the work and observations conducted at agencies.

Examples of social agencies that will be used as the sites for the field experiences include: The Chicago Food Depository, Su Casa, The Port, San Miguel Schools, Chicago Youth Centers, St. Martin DePorres.

Participants will be awarded 18 Christian Service hours upon completion of the retreat.

The cost of the retreat is $260. A $60 non-refundable deposit is due December 10 and the final $200 payment will be due by January 15, 2019. See Ms. Stecklein if the cost is prohibitive.

Register online.