On Sunday, Dec. 2, the worldwide Lasallian network opens a year dedicated to Lasallian vocations. The 2018-19 liturgical year marks 300 years since the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and patron saint of Christian teachers. To help begin the celebration of this important year, join the Saint Mary’s community for Mass at 10:30 a.m. or 9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 2, in the Saint Thomas More Chapel.

With the intent to celebrate the impact of the mission founded by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, this year will bring attention to all who work, “together and by association, to further the mission of education in the spirit of the Lasallian Catholic mission.” Goals of the year include:

  • Celebrate and give thanks for our common heritage and our vitality through our association for the transformative human and Christian education of the young, especially the poor.
  • Renew our commitment to respond to the reality and needs of today through promoting our mission, charism, and founding story.
  • Share our hope for the future within the unity and diversity of Lasallian vocations by witnessing the movement of the spirit in our lives and ministry.

Both as a local community and a worldwide network, we will be participating throughout the next year in highlighting the Lasallian vocation of the De La Salle Christian Brothers who serve our campuses and community, our work as partners in the mission, and our hope for the future. We will also have students participating in the worldwide young Lasallian celebration, taking place in Panama in January in conjunction with World Youth Day.

Learn more about this celebration of 300 years.