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La Salle Responds To Support Those Affected By The War In Ukraine

The Mission and Ministry Office will be collecting funds through our "La Salle Responds" Initiative to help support those in who are being affected and displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Students can donate $5 in homeroom on Friday, March 11 to "dress down" for the day to show their support for this fundraising initiative. 

Our efforts will provide much needed resources for the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Red Cross and other charities helping the people of Ukraine.

The extended La Salle Community is also invited to "dress down" and donate to the cause.  Parents, Alumni and Friends of La Salle are invited to donate via Venmo or online using this form

Contributions can be made via Venmo (@LaSalleCollegeHSGiving) at the following link.  Please mention the Virtual Dress Down Day when making your donation in your comments.

More resources and prayers to support Ukraine are available from the District of Eastern North America. #LaSalleForUkrainians

From the Brother Superior

Dear Brothers, Partners and all Members of the Lasallian Family,

Grant us, O Lord, we pray, That the course of our world May be directed by your peaceful rule….[1]

Let us pray that the spirit of peace and reconciliation inspires our prayer, our thoughts, and our behavior as together we begin our Lenten journey. As women and men who proclaim Jesus Christ, we are called to be witnesses to fraternity and to build communities of mutual support and tolerance. Today more than ever we must be instruments of reconciliation and bearers of the bright light of Christian hope. We must work together with all people of goodwill to dispel the clouds of darkness and banish the winds of war.

I recall the Pope Francis’ words as the fury of war wreaks havoc in the Ukraine:

Lent is a favorable time to seek out–and not to avoid–those in need; to reach out–and not to ignore–those who need a sympathetic ear and a good word; to visit–and not to abandon–those who are lonely. Let us put into practice our call to do good to all, and take time to love the poor and needy, those abandoned and rejected, those discriminated against and marginalized.[2]

I invite all Lasallians to support “La Salle for Ukrainians” as a concrete way to reach out to our sisters and brothers who are seeking refuge from war. Information about how to show our love and support accompanies this letter.

As we prepare to celebrate Easter, let us redouble our efforts to be builders of peace, witnesses to reconciliation and brightly shining beacons of hope. Let us raise our voices, and in the words of Pope Paul VI, shout from the rooftops “No more war, war never again!”

Fraternally,

Brother Robert Schieler, FSC
Brother Superior

 

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