A total of 24 Lasallian Volunteers are serving in the Midwest District this year. They are working in 12 different ministries and live in 8 communities, including a new Lasallian Community in St. Louis: the St Peter Claver Community, next door to De La Salle at St. Matthew’s. 15 are first-year volunteers.
Welcome–and welcome back—to the Midwest District!
Please keep all our LVs in your prayers as they begin the new school year.
Bro. Larry Schatz, FSC
Christian Brothers of the Midwest
For the past three weekends, Lasallian Volunteers gathered in various parts of the country for a discernment retreat.
The retreat included four staff members, Lasallian Volunteer staff,
and several Lasallian Volunteer alum.
For more photos of the Midwest and West Coast retreats, please go to:
Lasallian Volunteers serving in the Midwest District gathered at Toddhall Retreat Center in Columbia, Illinois the weekend of March 4-6 for the third annual discernment retreat. 20 volunteers from the Midwest were joined by one serving in New Orleans, plus four retreat staff and two members of the Lasallian Volunteer staff, along with Joe Kilmade, LV alum. In the photo, participants are showing off their new “Live Jesus in Our Hearts—Forever!” wristbands, a gift from Bro. George Van Grieken, Regional Vocation Director.
The Lasallian Volunteers serving in the DENA District gathered for their annual Discernment Retreat Feb. 25-27 at Mount St. Alphonsus Retreat Center in Esopus, NY.
Pictured are Lasallian Volunteers and retreat staff from the Midwest District: Front: Dylan Perry (CBU/CBHS), Kelly Lazarowski (Ohio), Kenny Latta (CBU/CBHS), Mike Fedoruk (Lewis); Back: Bro. Larry Schatz, Samantha Almanza (CBU), Kaitlin Depuydt (SMU), Kathleen McNulty (Minnesota), Bro. Stephen Markham, and Mollie Otto (SMU).
This school year brings a record number of Lasallian Volunteers to the Midwest District. Three new communities are hosting LVs for the first time: the De La Salle community in Chicago, the DeLaSalle community in Minneapolis, and the Roncalli community in Manitiwoc, WI. Two Lasallian ministries are hosting LVs for the first time as well: the Brother David Darst Center in Chicago and Roncalli High School in Manitowoc.
For more detailed information on individual volunteers and their sites, click on: LV Flyer