(Prayer offered on the Public Address system to the La Salle Academy educational community on Tuesday, 20 May 2014)
Good morning and let us remember we are in the holy presence of a loving God.
Over the last four years I’ve built a lot of lasting memories. Football games under the lights, sports championships, and school dances are all events I will never forget. However, it’s not the big events that I’m going to remember the most; it’s the little memories.
It’s Brother Fred shaking hands outside room 213 whenever you see him, it’s my friends coming to the game and chanting ‘collo legend,’ it’s the support from the staff —from Mr Ciccone yelling at the fans to be more rowdy in a Lasallian manner to Brother Paul sitting in his chair right by the entrance of the gymnasium; it’s walking into Mrs. Cottle’s Freshman Religion class on a Friday for the first time hearing “Testify to Love”; it’s the bonds we have formed with each classmate and all the faculty that we won’t, ever, forget. LaSalle has molded us into the people we are today. The class of 2014 owes a big thank you to each member of the faculty for leading us into the next chapter of our lives.
Let us pray.
We have all built these little memories throughout our years here at the academy.
For me, I will never forget Brother Ralph telling us to turn down the music in the boy’s locker room, Coach Pereira’s speech on the bus home from Rhode Island College Junior year, and Miss Dillon’s smile in homeroom each day. Let us offer a prayer of thanks for these personal memories we have collected. I know how sentimental the last couple days of Senior year can be; but, I challenge each of us to go up to a teacher or friend who has touched us in a special way and helped us build one of these little memories. Sincerely, thank this person for what they have done. Let us also pray for strength and success as we embark on the next chapters of our lives, whatever that may be.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in out Hearts…forever.
Scott Deffley and Ryan St. Pierre (Class of 2014)