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De La Salle Week

About De La Salle Week

Saint Mary’s University has celebrated Founders' Day for many years to commemorate its founding in 1912. It has been a time of celebration and recognition of individuals within the Lasallian community.

With so much to celebrate about our Lasallian history and mission, six years ago our annual day of celebration expanded to become De La Salle Week. Students, staff and faculty members are warmly invited to a week of opportunities for learning, reflection, discussion and connection with others.

De La Salle Week events are sponsored by the Offices of Mission and Student Life.

Guest Presenter

Brother Ernest Miller, FSCBrother Ernest Miller, FSC 

A native of New Orleans, Brother Ernest has been a Brother of the Christian Schools for 20 years. He is a doctoral student at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He recently completed three years as the associate director for Mission and Ministry in the District of Eastern North America, the geographic region for all Lasallian educational ministries in six states, Washington, D.C., and Ontario, Canada.

He also served for two years as Director of Education and Lasallian Mission Formation in the Legacy District of Baltimore and served on the faculty of Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, Pa., and West Philadelphia Catholic High School.

While at Central Catholic, he served as founding director of the Brother David S. Baginski, FSC Scholars Program, an interdisciplinary studies endeavor for honors-level students. He helped co-found the Central Catholic Human Rights Initiative for Societal Transformation, or C-CHRIST, a co-curricular student organization promoting human rights and social change. In April 2010, he was the Convener of the Lasallian Convocation on the Rights of the Child at the United Nations in New York.

Lasallian Volunteer visit

Lasallian Volunteer, Evan Saunders ’13, will be on campus March 30 - April 2 to provide information to students about the Lasallian Volunteer program.

 

  

 

 

 

Daily Events
SUNDAY, MARCH 30

 

OPENING LITURGIES
10:30 a.m. & 9 p.m. – Saint Thomas More Chapel; refreshments served after Mass

SAINT MARY'S BAND CONCERT
3 p.m. – Page Theatre. The Concert Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert in celebration of “Music in our Schools Month.”

 MONDAY, MARCH 31 
 

Faith in the presence of God

7:30 a.m. – Donuts, first floor, Saint Mary’s Hall

LASALLIAN LUNCHEON: FACULTY & STAFF*
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – President's Room, Toner Student Center
Experiencing the Reign of God: the Ecology of the Lasallian Spirituality and Doing Justice” with Brother Ernest Miller, FSC. RSVP to richmond@smumn.edu or Ext. 1643.

LITURGY
12:10 p.m. – Saint Thomas More Chapel

DINE WITH THE DIVINE: STUDENTS*
5:30 p.m. – Saint Mary’s Press
Experiencing the Reign of God: the Ecology of the Lasallian Spirituality and Doing Justice” with Brother Ernest Miller, FSC.  RSVP in the Office of Campus Ministry.

TUESDAY, APRIL 1 - FOUNDERS' DAY
 

Quality Education

7:30 a.m. – Donuts, first floor, Saint Mary’s Hall

FOUNDERS' DAY CELEBRATION & CONVOCATION

LITURGY
10:45 a.m. – Saint Thomas More Chapel
Most Reverend John M. Quinn, Bishop, Diocese of Winona, celebrant

CONVOCATION
1:15 p.m. – Page Theatre

  • Presentation of Presidential Awards for Outstanding Merit
  • Presentation of the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award
  • Presentation of the Bishop Patrick Heffron Award for Service to the University
  • Presentation of the Outstanding Senior Awards

Watch a live stream of the Convocation.

CONVOCATION RECEPTION
3 p.m. – Hall of Fame Room

HUNGER BANQUET
5-6 p.m. – President's Room, Toner Student Center
At this interactive event, the place where you sit and the meal that you eat are determined by the luck of the draw, just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
 

Inclusive Community

7:30 a.m. – Donuts, first floor, Saint Mary’s Hall

LITURGY
12:10 p.m. – Saint Thomas More Chapel

INTERFAITH PRAYER EXPERIENCE: STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF
4:45 p.m. – Toner Student Center, Lounge
Sponsored by the International Center and the Office of Campus Ministry, this event will include sacred texts, reflections and prayers from a variety of faith traditions.

SUSTAINABILITY FORUM SERIES
7:30 p.m. – Damien Commons, Watter’s Hall
SMU Solar Initiative: The team behind the Saint Mary's Solar Panel Initiative will explain the details behind this renewable energy project. Come to learn about solar panels and the benefit of sustainability.

THURSDAY, APRIL 3
 

Respect of al persons

LASALLIAN LUNCHEON: FACULTY & STAFF
11:45 a.m. – Room 9, Toner Student Center  
Students will reflect on their experiences from the SOUL mission trip to India and the Holy Land pilgrimage. Hear how the Lasallian mission is lived across the globe. Lunch is provided. RSVP to richmond@smumn.edu or Ext. 1643

INDIA & HOLY LAND TRIP PRESENTATIONS: STUDENTS
8-9 p.m. – Toner Student Center Lounge
Students will reflect on their experiences of the SOUL mission trip to India and the Holy Land pilgrimage. Free T-shirts to the first 50 students. Grab a snack and support international mission-inspired programs at SMU.

OPEN MIC NIGHT
9 p.m. – Toner Student Center Lounge 

FRIDAY, APRIL 4
 

Concern for the Poor and Social Justice

FAIR TRADE FRIDAY
7:30 to 10 a.m. – first floor, Saint Mary’s Hall
Hosted by the Peace and Justice Club; donations to benefit Christ the Teacher Institute for Education in Nairobi.

LITURGY
12:10 p.m. – Saint Thomas More Chapel

SMU JAZZ ENSEMBLE
7:30 p.m. – Page Theatre

LENTEN RETREAT
Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
This OCM-sponsored retreat for all students is a great opportunity to deepen your relationship with God. The retreat will draw on some of the themes and techniques of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Contact Eric Styles in the Office of Campus Ministry for more information. Register online.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5
 

LENTEN RETREAT
Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
This OCM-sponsored retreat for all students is a great opportunity to deepen your relationship with God. The retreat will draw on some of the themes and techniques of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Contact Eric Styles in the Office of Campus Ministry for more information. Register online.