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First Annual Lasallian Day Twin Cities

Lasallian Day Twin Cities

“Together by Association”
A gathering of the De La Salle Christian Brothers family in greater Minneapolis-St. Paul; Brothers, alumni and friends. Join Visitor/Provincial Brother Larry Schatz

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Chino Latino
2916 Hennepin Avenue (corner of Lake & Hennepin) in uptown Minneapolis

Our host, Pete Mihajlov of the Parasole Restaurant Group, will welcome us with an exciting pig roast at this award-winning restaurant.

Tickets are $25, with proceeds to benefit Lasallian ministries in the Twin Cities and in Browning, Montana. RSVP by filling out the form below or calling the Provincial Office at 630-323-3725.*

*Reservations are being accepted online and by phone in order to more efficiently manage the costs of this event.


LASSCA 2013 in Tucson: Feb. 24-27

Chris Fey, Julie Michels, and Bro. Chris Englert

Chris Fey, Julie Michels, and Bro. Chris Englert

The 2013 LASSCA (Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators) Conference opened Sunday evening with the presentation of the first Brother Michael Collins Award of Excellence given to The Band Program at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, the oldest high school band in the United States. Immediate Past President of LASSCA Julie Michels (Totino-Grace) presented the award to Brother Chris, President, and Chris Fey, Principal, of CBHS. CONGRATULATIONS to CBHS!


The Midwest District was represented by 35 participants, including chief administrators, board members, presenters, exhibitors, and Brothers Larry and Mark. The theme of this year’s conference was: “Sustainability and Viability: Let’s Accomplish Both!” Keynote presentations were done by Greg Kopra, Director of Formation for Mission, District of S.F.; Bro. William Mann, FSC, President of SMU; and Rev. James Heft, SM, President of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC.

Bro. William Mann, "The Challenge of Holding the Lasallian Baton"

Bro. William Mann, “The Challenge of Holding the Lasallian Baton”

District events included a special dinner on Monday night, a Tuesday breakfast meeting of the Presidents, and a District meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Sue Skinner (BSM). Kathie Brown (Holy Family) and Bro. Mark

Sue Skinner (BSM), Kathie Brown (Holy Family), and Bro. Mark

John O'Connor (O'Hara), Bro. Konrad (St. Pat's), Fr. Paul (DLSI) and Jim Segredo (Montini)

John O’Connor (O’Hara), Bro. Konrad (St. Pat’s), Fr. Paul (DLSI) and Jim Segredo (Montini)

Dr. Bill Hudson (TG) delivered the Closing Presentation with Greg Kopra.

Dr. Bill Hudson (TG) delivered the Closing Presentation with Greg Kopra.

A special highlight of the Conference was a visit to San Miguel High School in Tucson. For more information and photos of LASSCA 2013, visit the Region Website at:http://lasallian.info/



Lasallian Youth Gathering 2012

The Midwest District Lasallian Youth Gathering took place at Lewis University on June 25-29. Over 60 Lasallian Youth from nine high schools participated. The theme was “Carry the Light” and the focus was on FAITH. This year’s gathering was coordinated and staffed by University Ministry at Lewis and involved many hours of planning and prepping. All of it paid off beautifully. By all accounts the week was very successful. On a personal note, I was present Monday afternoon to deliver the keynote address on Faith and returned Thursday afternoon and evening for the closing festivities. The difference in the faces and attitudes of the young people in those three days was amazing. They had clearly formed a vibrant Lasallian community together.

The opening liturgy on Monday with DLSI President Paul Novak presiding.

Much of the actual animation for the week was carried out by the LYG Companions, a dynamic group of college students who accompanied each of the four small groups or “tracks”: Men’s Spirituality, Women’s Spirituality, Scripture, and Prayer. LY Moderators were also present in each of the groups.

LYG Companions  and University Ministry Staff

Peter Gleich, veteran LY Moderator from Cretin-Derham Hall commented: “Thanks for making our summer gathering a reality again. As always, it was a transforming experience for the kids and adults. For me, the gathering is in some ways a culmination of the school year in that I see the kids take what they’ve spend the last nine months and 16/17 years learning and now they are living it out with joy and enthusiasm.”

Mary Gleich, CDH LY Moderator, with two Lasallian Youth.

Lasallian Youth and Moderators at Buckingham Fountain in Chicago.

Midwest District High Schools who attended the 2012 LYG are: Bishop Kelley, CBHS (Memphis), CBCHS (St. Louis), Cretin-Derham Hall, DeLaSalle HS (Mpls), De La Salle Institute (Chicago), Holy Family Catholic HS, Montini Catholic, and Totino-Grace.

The Men’s Spirituality group.

Thursday night’s social and dance, sponsored by Lewis President Bro. James.

A huge THANK YOU to Brother Phil Johnson and the  University Ministry staff for accepting the challenge to host and plan the 2012 Lasallian Youth Gathering and for doing it so well. On to CBU Memphis in 2013. Live Jesus in our hearts—and especially in the hearts of our Lasallian Youth!

Brother Larry