COVID-19 | Midwest District Updates

In light of the developments surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the schools and offices of the Midwest District have taken and are taking planned and coordinated measures to protect and promote the health and well-being of the members of our Lasallian Family.  This includes a necessary assessment of normal everyday operations and activities.  If and when changes were made, it was only after serious consideration and out of an abundance of caution for safety.

Please check this page often for updates and news.

Event Updates

  • Pastoral visit of the Superior General to the District of San Francisco New Orleans and the Midwest District (March 2-29) – postponed 
  • District gatherings of the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice (March 12-14, March 19-21) – canceled 
  • Meeting of Superior General, General Councilors and the Regional Conference of Christian Brothers (April 1-3) – postponed 
  • Lasallian Volunteers 30th Anniversary Mass and Gala (April 25) postponed  
  • St. George Alumni Banquet (May 4th, 2020)  – rescheduled to Monday, October 5th, 2020
  • International Mission Assembly (May 4-15)  rescheduled to September 21 – October 2 
  • Lasallian University Leadership Program sponsored by the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU) (May 31 – June 13) – rescheduled to January 10-23, 2021 
  • Lasallian Higher Education Colloquy on Racial Justice sponsored by the Lasallian Association of Colleges and Universities (LACU) (June 2-4) – postponed 
  • Buttimer Institute of Lasallian Studies (June 28 – July 11) canceled
  • Regional gathering of the Brother John Johnston Institute of Contemporary Lasallian Practice (July 13-17) – postponed
  • Lasallian Student Leadership and Global Understanding sponsored by IALU (July 5-18)  canceled 
  • Lasallian Social Justice Institute (July 19-15)  canceled, will be rescheduled for summer 2021 

Recent Updates

April 1, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has extended the “stay at home” order for the entire state through April 30.

In compliance with the order, the Midwest District Office will remain closed until April 30. Staff have been instructed to continue working from home and to return to the District Office on a very limited basis. Staff will be available by phone and email. Any other additional changes will be communicated in future e-blasts or on the District website.

Please continue to keep all those impacted by the virus in your prayers.

Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever!

From the Regional Office: Lasallians Respond to COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker today issued a “stay at home” order for the entire state starting Saturday at 5 p.m. through April 7.

Residents can still go to the grocery stores, put gas in their cars, take walks outside and make pharmacy runs, the governor said at a Friday afternoon news conference. All local roads, including the interstate highways and tollways, will remain open to traffic, as well.

The Midwest District Office will remain closed until April 7. Staff have been instructed to continue working from home and not to return to the District Office. Staff will be available by phone and email. Any other additional changes will be communicated in future e-blasts or on the District website.

Please continue to keep all those impacted by the virus in your prayers.

Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever!

From the Regional Office: Lasallians Respond to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

A message from the Superior General, Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, regarding COVID-19.

March 15, 2020

The Midwest District Provincialate Office will be closed until March 30.

In light of the developments surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and in an effort to keep our Brothers, staff, and community safe the Midwest District Provincialate office will be closed until March 30, 2020. Staff have been instructed to work from home and will be available via email. Any other additional changes will be communicated in future e-blasts or on the District website.

Please continue to keep all those impacted by the virus in your prayers.

Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever!