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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye
to their green, letting go of what has been.
We, too, have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk.
Help us to let go when we need to do so.


Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us!

Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever


Daily Digest

  • 6:00pm: Varsity football section quarterfinal: #5 Minneapolis South at #4 DeLaSalle
  • 7:00pm: Varsity volleyball section quarterfinal: #5 Visitation at #4 DeLaSalle


In the news…

Today is an online learning day for all students. You will participate in classes asynchronously from home. Students should log into Canvas for assignments from their teachers that will be posted by 9:00am. Students can find other helpful tips for the day here. Tomorrow’s online learning day will give faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in ongoing formation around the Lasallian mission. There will also be an online learning day on Friday, November 12, which will allow faculty and staff to work through curriculum documentation and writing.

Our All Souls Day Mass is next Tuesday, November 2. This is a special Mass when we remember and pray for all who have died. Our school community will observe the feast of All Souls Day with a school Mass during WIN #1. At this Mass, we invite you to lift up your loved ones who have passed away in three different ways.

  1. Bring in a Framed Photo. The Mass will incorporate a traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ofrenda table in front of the altar. We will display the framed photos of those who have passed on the ofrenda table to remember and pray for them during Mass. Photos can be dropped off in the Lasallian Ministry office or theology classrooms. Please mark the back of your photo with your full name so we can return it to you after Mass.
  2. Names in the Book of Remembrance: All theology classrooms will have a booklet where you can write the name of your loved ones who have passed. We will include this booklet in our ofrenda table and prayers.
  3. Offer a Candle at the beginning of Mass: Have you lost a loved one in the past year? We would like to give special remembrance to those who have died in the past year by bringing forward a candle in their honor at the beginning of Mass. If you would like to bring forward a candle for your loved one, please complete this brief form.

Juniors and parents or guardians, it is time to jump to it and start your path to college. Gain helpful tips about how to search and apply for colleges with this informative presentation. Join us tomorrow night, from 6:30-7:30pm, in the Schulze Learning Lab (D104).

Are you interested in joining the Step Team at DeLaSalle? Alumni participants John Patterson and Olivia Haan will be on campus to find out who is interested and see if we can kick start the DeLaSalle Step Team once again! Please join us during WIN 2 tomorrow in Ms. Hodapp’s Room, B215.

Come to our first meeting and practice after school on Wednesday October 27 in B305. Unable to attend? Please contact Mr. Marrin.

Bring your best friend and your voice! The speech team will hold four days of tryouts – after school each day through Thursday. Join us in the Thies Lab from 3:15-5:00pm.

If you are interested in participating in Alpine Ski as part of a co-op this winter, please fill out this form. We have a possibility of participating in a co-op, but will need to know how many participants are interested.

This Friday and Saturday are the last two performances of DeLaSalle Theatre’s fall musical “Chicago – High School Edition.” Performances on the Friendshuh Stage in the Florance Center are at 7;30pm. Patrons may purchase reserved tickets for $15 in advance for Friday’s show here; and for Saturday’s show here. All other tickets will be sold at the door and cost $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and students, and free for DeLaSalle students with school ID.

Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Set in 1920s and based on real-life events, Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a wannabe vaudevillian star who murders her lover and is arrested, despite her attempts to convince her pushover husband, Amos, to lie for her. In the Cook County Jail, Roxie meets her hero, the famed double-murderess and nightclub performer Velma Kelly. When both acquire the same lawyer, the greedy superstar, Billy Flynn, tensions come to a head as they vie for the spotlight.

The 2020-21 yearbook has arrived! If you ordered a book last year, you should check your email for a message from about how to pick up your book. There are still books available for purchase for $60. Email to arrange buying one.

College advisers continue to have WIN sessions giving seniors dedicated time and space to work on college applications with the help of the college advising team. All seniors are welcome!

As an opportunity to seek God’s healing for ourselves and for our community, we invite you to join in this community wide pilgrimage.

What: A Pilgrimage with St. Martin de Porres, Patron Saint of Racial Reconciliation
When: Saturday, November 6, 2021 – 9:30am to 1:30pm
Where: Pilgrimage will start at 9:30am with a pancake breakfast at Ascension Church and end at the Basilica of St. Mary. (approximately 3 miles)
Cost: Free

Find more information and register here. Questions: Please contact Ms. Hodapp in room B215.

Do you have an opinion about the future of the Catholic Church? Have you ever started a sentence with “The Church needs to…”? High school students in particular are being asked to weigh in as part of a synod process that is underway in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Your input is important to helping shape Synod focus areas – important topics in our faith. One of these focus areas is, “Forming youth and young adults in and for a Church that is always young.” Get involved at your local parish. Find more information here.

Students may now register for winter sports at DeLaSalle! We offer boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ hockey, boys’ swimming, wrestling, winter sideline cheer, and, new this year, nordic skiing. If you want to participate in a sport, you should register here as soon as possible so that you can receive important information about practices and the team. You must also have a current physical on file with the Student Activities office. 

October is Respect for Life Month, a time in which we’re invited to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life. As part of our DeLaSalle celebration of life, we will be partnering with Agape Oasis Child Care and Crisis Intervention Center and Mary’s Place Transitional Housing to help support those in need. Agape Oasis is in need of SCHOOL SUPPLIES (pencils, markers, notebooks, etc.) and Mary’s Place is in need DIAPERS (size 2-5 preferred). Please drop off donations in the portable baby crib located in Albers Atrium. Thank you for your donations!!