The Saint Mary’s community will celebrate De La Salle Week this Sunday, March 11, through Friday, March 16, with various events planned throughout the week. De La Salle Week celebrates our Lasallian Heritage and Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and patron saint of teachers. It’s sponsored by the Offices of Mission and Campus Ministry.

Here is a schedule of events:
Coffee and donuts Monday-Friday 8:15-10:15 a.m.
Monday-Thursday, Vlazny Lounge / Friday, first floor of Saint Mary’s Hall

Mass – 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., Saint Thomas More Chapel

Faculty and staff open house with De La Salle Christian Brothers — 4-5 p.m., Christian Brothers’ Residence. Stop by for appetizers and beverages and visit with our community.

Student S.O.U.L. Presentations – 7 p.m., SLC 200. Students who participated in Spring Semester S.O.U.L. trips will share their experiences with stories and photos

Founders’ Day
Mass — 10:45 a.m., Saint Thomas More Chapel; Convocation — 1:15 p.m., Page Theatre, with reception in Hall of Fame Room immediately following; Groundbreaking for Brother William Hall — 3:30 p.m., Celebration Canopy, located behind Pines Hall

Lasallian Trivia Night — 8 p.m., Cardinal Club. Form teams and play trivia about Saint Mary’s history and our Lasallian tradition to win prizes. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

Sister Victoria Battell, RSM “Radical Hospitality: Living the Values of Respect, Unity, and Diversity” — 7 p.m., SLC 200. This event is also in celebration of National Catholic Sisters Week. Sister Victoria is a Sister of Mercy from the UK currently ministering in Albany, N.Y. as vice president for mission at Maria College. She chairs the Mission Officers Council for the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. An experienced educator, Victoria teaches social justice ethics, cosmology, and spirituality. She is a speaker and published spiritual writer and has more than 12 years of experience in spiritual formation and working for mission and values led institutions.

Conference of Lasallian Education in Latin America: Participant Reflections and Highlights — 4:30 p.m., SLC 200. Enjoy a presentation by Dr. Kyle Black and students who traveled to Mexico in October.

Etiquette Dinner — Noon, faculty dining room. Don’t miss the last annual event hosted by Dr. Mary Fox. Contact Mike Hagarty for more information at Ext. 6695 or

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