Life Is Not About Being Good At Something, It Is About Being Something Good

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of a loving God…

I was eight years old and dad was taking my two oldest brothers and me
into various stores at the Lincoln Mall and keeping us generally amused as mom
took care of the necessary shopping. We had just entered Caldor’s Department
store (kind of like a Target for those of you who don’t remember) when my
father stopped abruptly. We looked at him and followed his eyes to see a man,
exiting the store, clearly carrying something under his short green jacket. My
father approached an employee, “Excuse me,” he said, “I think that man may be

Royalty Free Clipart Image of a Boy Stealing Candy #493181 | iCLIPART for SchoolsThe employee scowled at my father and shrugged. The thief began to
quicken his pace, he was just to the entryway when my father whipped around
and stated, “Stay with your brothers.”
With that he took off after the thief. We watched, as they sprinted out of
the store and disappeared around the corner.
The employee stood next to us, even more shocked than my brothers and
I at the sudden action of my father. After a few moments, he returned, out of
breath. He hadn’t caught the thief, who’d left his car idling just outside the mall.
Dad seemed disappointed. “Sorry,” he said to the still stunned employee,
“There weren’t even plates on his car.”
For some time after I always imagined how cool it would have been if my
dad had caught the thief – I pictured him tackling the man just before they got
to the corner, the stolen item falling to the tile floor. I pictured the police
jogging in, stopping short in awe of my father’s skill, shaking his hand, and
congratulating him on his bravery. But my dad got no such reward. No
congratulations. No rescued stolen object. No glory.
It took me a while to realize that it didn’t matter that he failed to catch
the thief. What mattered was that he had the courage to chase him. For me, this
incident has come to represent an element of our faith that society seems to
have forgotten: doing what is right for the sake of doing what is right. You see,

many people would view my father’s actions as foolish, crazy, or even
dangerous. What if the thief had a weapon? What if he had cover or back up in
the car? My father took a major risk and he didn’t catch the thief. But that
shouldn’t matter.
It seems, ever more increasingly, people take action only if they know they
will get something out of it – be it victory, fame, or money. They do what is
safe, and what will yield the best personal outcome. But how often are we
willing to speak out, stand up, or take action knowing that we will most likely
fail? Do we stay silent when we think no one will listen? Do we not try because
odds are we won’t succeed? Or do we have courage to do what is right even
when there are no tangible results?

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As much as our culture will have you believe, life is not about being good
at something, it is about being something good. You will not always be
recognized for it by those who hand out medals, or rewards. But someone will
always see what you do. You see, if my dad hadn’t chased the thief that day he
never would have succeeded in passing an important lesson to the watching eyes
of his children. And for my father, that was the most important reward he could
Let us pray,
Heavenly Father, let us look to you as the ultimate example. What could seem to
us more of a failure than death? Yet through Jesus’ death, we know how we are
to live. We are to live in loving service to each other. We are to live without
seeking reward for ourselves. We are to live through humble example before the
watching eyes of future generations. We are to live with the courage to chase
Saint John Baptist de La Salle …Pray for us
Live Jesus in our hearts… Forever


Mrs. Emily McLean, English Department Chair

June 2, 2021

Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon

Canticle of Brother Sun and Sister Moon
St. Francis of Assisi

Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honor
and all blessings.

To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to
pronounce Your Name.

Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is the day through whom You give us light.
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendor,
Of You Most High, he bears the likeness.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
In the heavens you have made them bright, precious and fair.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air,
And fair and stormy, all weather’s moods,
by which You cherish all that You have made.

Praised be You my Lord through Sister Water,
So useful, humble, precious and pure.
Praised be You my Lord through Brother Fire,
through whom You light the night and he is beautiful and playful and robust
and strong.

Praised be You my Lord through our Sister,
Mother Earth
who sustains and governs us,
producing varied fruits with colored flowers and herbs.
Praise be You my Lord through those who grant pardon for love of You and
bear sickness and trial.

Blessed are those who endure in peace, By You Most High, they will be

Praised be You, my Lord through Sister Death,
from whom no-one living can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin!
Blessed are they She finds doing Your Will.

No second death can do them harm. Praise and bless my Lord and give Him

And serve Him with great humility.

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Mr. Aidan Campolettano, Religion Teacher, La Salle Academy


Our Role as Stewards of the Land, Animals, and Earth

“Good Morning La Salle

This week, we celebrate Earth Week, a time of showing our love for the planet, being appreciative of the natural beauty that surrounds us, and recognizing that there is still much to be done to save the Earth. Mother Teresa said, “I only feel angry when I see waste, when I see people throwing away things that we could use.” The earth is suffering because of us. One third of all food producedSimple Mother Earth Drawing, Cliparts & Cartoons - ends up rotting in trash cans or spoiling due to poor transportation. 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water, and industrial waste are dumped into US water. 15 billion trees are chopped away each year. Billions of disposable masks have been found polluting the ocean. Now more than ever, we as a society need to wake up and do our part to help the Earth. This could include biking or walking instead of driving to reduce carbon fuels, planting trees, donating to clothing drives to combat fast fashion, recycling, and being aware of the impact our decisions make on the environment.

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Here is a poem I wrote from the perspective of the Earth, with a quote by Emily Dickinson.

I gave them the sunrise,

fiery yellow

The breath of air

Mournfully mellow


I gave them my water, food, and soil

They drank and ate and toiled and toiled


in return

they cut my trees,

polluted my seas,

grayed my skies–

They hurt my Eyes

Yet never once did I start to hate

For fear was born on anger’s plate


Sadness preys on the lonely soul

And makes a home til death do toll

The world is neither yours nor mine

Instead made from Divine design


I heard, “Hope is the thing with feathers,

That perches in the soul

And sings the tune without the words

And never stops -at all-”


I have hope in darkness,

Dreams despite death

Memory in tragedy

And love for life’s breath

Let us pray:

He's Got the Whole World in His Hands | Peace Clipart | Jesus drawings, Earth drawings, Hands holding the worldDear God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, please help us to live up to our role as stewards of the land, animals, and Earth. Allow us to notice and appreciate the little things, from the flowers blanketing the ground, to the sun rising early in the morning, to the beauty of blossoming trees. Help us to be conscious of how the decisions we make today affect the world we live in tomorrow.

Saint John Baptist de La Salle… Pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts… forever.

Sarah Wong ’21 La Salle Academy, Providence, RI

Be Both Host and Servant

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

 So, during supper,

fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power

and that he had come from God and was returning to God,

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He took a towel and tied it around his waist.

Then he poured water into a basin

and began to wash the disciples’ feet

and dry them with the towel around his waist.



Today, the Church observes Holy Thursday—that day when Jesus celebrated a last Passover meal with his friends and disciples, that day which became for Catholics the roots of our celebration of the Eucharist.  That meal—like all meals in fact—meant someone was both host and servant.  In John’s version of the last supper—the version which we hear at mass this evening—-the funny thing is that no mention is ever made of bread or wine.  Instead, what we have is a story of Jesus as teacher washing the feet of his friends and disciples.   When he is finished, he tells them clearly, “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.”

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Why is this important?  Because for the author of John’s Gospel—the meal is unmistakingly tied to a ministry of hospitality in which Jesus is both host and servant.   In other words, the point of the meal is not just to eat it, but rather to become so changed by the meal, that we become like Jesus, and live as servants.  Let’s not forget after all, that this meal for Jesus and his disciples—allOur Family's Haggadah | Passover Haggadah by Jill Maller-Kesselman devout Jews—was a celebration of the Passover—an event that marks the liberation of the Israelites from the bondage of oppression and slavery.  So the question becomes how will this meal change us so that we might become servants?

Like the disciples in the Garden, we can sometimes fall asleep on the job, be reluctant, and prefer not to be involved in the pain of others.  At the foot of the cross, only a few stood with Jesus.  Sometimes, we are afraid of the cost and we flee, when we should remain.  As we move to the end of our Lenten journey, we call to mind the image of Jesus on his knees washing his friends feet.  On this Holy Thursday morning, we remember the suffering of Christ as we face the suffering in our world.

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Let us pray,

God of love and mercy

Like the early disciples, we can be afraid, tentative, and weak

And we prefer not to see or experience agony.

So we call upon Mary and the women at the foot of the cross

To intercede for us.

To help us recognize the suffering in the man or woman standing besides us

As people of Paschal Mystery,

Help us to be present with our brothers and sisters in pain.

Be with us as we struggle to know that we can only move to the resurrection by way of the cross.


St. John Baptist de La Salle: Pray for us

Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever!

Mrs. Christine Estes, Lasallian Coordinator, Religion Department Chair

Lord, Make Me An Instrument Of Peace

Good Morning La Salle and De La Salle.

Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of a Loving God. 

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Throughout American history, women and girls have made vital contributions, often in the face of discrimination and undue hardship.  Courageous women marched for and won the right to vote, campaigned against injustice, shattered countless barriers, and expanded the possibilities of American life.  Our history is also replete with examples of the unfailing bravery and grit of women in America, particularly in times of crisis and emergency.  Women served our Nation during World War II, led organizing and litigation efforts during the Civil Rights movement, and represented the United States on the global stage in the fight for human rights, peace, and security.  Far too often, their heroic efforts and their stories have gone untold — especially the millions of Black women, immigrant women, and others from diverse communities who have strengthened America across every generation.

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As Women’s History Month comes to an end, let us honor, and continue to honor the accomplished and visionary women who have helped build our country, including those whose contributions have not been adequately recognized and celebrated.  And let us pay tribute to the trailblazers from the recent and distant past for daring to envision a future for which no past precedent existed, and for building a Nation of endless possibilities for all of its women and girls.

Let Us Pray,

Lord, make me an instrument of peace:

Bless all women who daily strive to bring peace to their communities, their homes and their hearts. Give them strength to continue to turn swords into plowshares.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love:

We pray for all women who face prejudice, inequality and gender disparities. Help us see and to face the discrimination against women in all the many forms it may take.

Where there is injury, pardon:

Comfort all women who suffer from the pain of war, violence, and abuse. Help them to become instruments of their own reconciliation and peace.

Where there is darkness, light:

Comfort all women who struggle in the darkness of poverty, and loneliness. May we stand with them in light to acknowledge their suffering and strive to remove the burdens of shame or embarrassment.

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We pray for all women who live in fear of forces that control their lives. Help them to be empowered to be their true selves through your everlasting love and faith.

Where there is despair, hope:

We pray for all women who live in the despair of poverty, violence, trafficking, slavery, and abuse. May the light of your love bring them hope.

Where there is sadness, joy:

Help us to see the strength and goodness in all women and men.

Transform our hearts to celebrate the love and grace of all people.

And may we be blessed with the courage to follow our own path of love for you and all our sisters and brothers. 

Amen. St. John Baptist de La Salle….Pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…Forever

Morning Prayer:  Ms. Rebecca Burgess, Campus Minister

We Have So Much To Learn From Our Elders!


Good Morning… Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God…

This past Sunday, my grandfather turned 95-years-old. I called him and told him how I wish we could all spend the day together celebrating, but that we would see each other soon to mark this incredible milestone. 

When I think of our elders during this time, I think about all they have lived through, all they have seen and how sad it must be for them to be distanced from the things and people they love. My grandfather was born during the Great Depression. He witnessed recessions, booms, busts, growth, and prosperity. He’s been alive for 17 Presidents (and counting). He’s also witnessed loss, felt disappointment, sadness, and hurt. He didn’t just witness a World War, he fought in one, serving in the Navy on the USS Missouri during WWII. For those who are unfamiliar with the history of the USS Missouri, or the “Mighty Mo” as it’s nicknamed, it was the battleship that hosted the surrender of the Empire of Japan in 1945, thereby ending WWII. My grandfather was on the boat that day, all of 19-years-old, and is forever part of history. He has 5 children, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

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Though he has lived a great life, my grandfather is not big on legacy. Well maybe he is, but he never speaks in those terms. Some advice he has given me includes: “Don’t get married”, though he shared a wonderful marriage with my grandmother before she died in 2005. He loves telling a good story, (even if he’s already told it), yet always ends by shrugging and saying, “what’s it all about?”. And if you ask him how he is, he’ll usually respond sarcastically with “I’ll let you know.” Free What Cliparts, Download Free Clip Art, Free Clip Art on Clipart Library

I bear some commonalities with him, besides our familial resemblance. His name is John DeLeo, my dad and I are both Joe DeLeo, so we share the same initials. My grandfather got a license plate right after he came home from WWII with his initials on them: JD-767. When my dad went to college, he gave him the car that had this plate on it, and my dad drove with that plate for 40 years. When I bought my first car in college, my dad gifted me that plate. It is one of my most prized possessions, not because it bears my initials, but because it represents the love of a father to a son, and that son’s love to his son.

We have so much to learn from our elders. No, they do  not know about TikTok, but they know about other things and other technologies. No, they may not listen to Cardi B, but they appreciate music and good times. No, they may not move fast, but they appreciate the ability to move, to walk, to give someone a big hug, and to cook you your favorite meal. I bet you that during COVID lockdown, your grandparents handled the solitude the best! I know mine did, and again not because they had nowhere to go or nothing to do, but because they have seen struggles and strife and know that it is all going to be okay. I also value the fact that my grandparents are still safe, when many others were not.Grandparent Clipart {Creative Clips Clipart} by Krista Wallden - Creative Clips

We value and praise youth in society and what’s “new” but really, it is much more interesting to hear what our elders have to say. They were young once, and they had dreams and ambitions, in fact… they still might have dreams and ambitions! They remind us to never stop growing and learning. I am so fortunate to have 3 grandparents still alive. In fact, I’ll be taking my other two grandparents to CVS tonight so they can receive their second dose of the COVID vaccine. I hope you all have someone older in your lives that you can turn to for advice and for comfort. Listen to what they have to say, and cherish every moment that you get to spend with them. 

Let us pray… 

Dear God, thank you for our elders and for the gifts that they continue to give us. Please bless our grandparents for the life they gave to us, and for the ways they have helped us and made us stronger. Let us remember that they are some of our first teachers, and they continue to inspire us everyday. 

Saint John Baptist De La Salle… Pray for us…

Live Jesus in our Hearts… Forever!

March 16, 2021 Mr. Joseph DeLeo, Dance Instructor

Founder’s Day Prayer

Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God

Recently a special friend of mine cued me in on some little known information on the origins of Lasallian education. It involves a man named Adrian Nyel, who was a layman providing education for the poor. His first call was at the convent of the teaching Sisters in Reims, France. And one day, an unnamed wealthy widow asked Nyel to see about founding a charity school for boys. I find it to be a beautiful coincidence that we celebrate our Founder’s Day the same time as Women’s History Month, because it was a woman who proposed that this school for poor boys be established.

St John Baptist De La Salle White Background, HD Png Download - kindpng Around the same time, born in 1651, our founder St. John Baptist DLS, a native of Reims, France, felt a call to serve God. DLS was named a canon of Reims Cathedral when he was 16, and was ordained a priest and became a doctor of theology by the time he was 29 years old. So, For the first 29 years of this man’s life, DLS thought that his mission was to – climb the church hierarchy.

That is until one day by pure chance DLS met with Adrian Nyel, and agreed to help Nyel establish the proposed school for poor boys. And they succeeded in hiring teachers and opening these schools, but shortly thereafter Nyel continued his own path and left Reims to open more schools elsewhere. SO then DLS was left as the lone leader of all these teachers. He set up a network of schools throughout France and, well the rest of the story is history — but also, the rest of the story is sitting right next to you. 

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I had said that Adrian Nyel met DLS by pure chance, but actually it was God’s hand that placed Nyel in DLS’s path. These may seem like coincidences only to us, because we can’t comprehend or predict the path that God, the greatest storyteller, has already written for us. It took 30 years for DLS to enter the world of education, and now 300 years later, here we are, honoring him everyday for something that he didn’t even know that he could do until God placed someone in his life like a train track that suddenly changes course no need to question no need to think — just do just follow, the shepherd and trust that he knows the way.

Let us pray,

Dear God, May we become more aware of the ways in which we can serve as your instruments in order to open possibilities for others that they had previously not thought possible. Dear God, I thank you for the people in this very building that you have placed on my journey in this life, that have set me on a path that I never would have known.

Dear God may we trust only your plan, and remain open everyday to the possibility of changing course. May we commit to our faith and our service to others and may we not worry about trying hard to find our purpose because God already has it in place – we need only submit and trust as our founder did. 

St. John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us.

Live Jesus in our hearts – Forever.

Mr. Armondo Monge, Spanish Teacher, La Salle Academy, Providence, RI

Lasallians – Haiti Solidarity Week

Good morning. Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of a loving God. 

Last week, I was asked to participate in a video for the Alumni Office here at La Salle. They asked me to answer a pretty simple question but one that could have many answers: Why La Salle? For some of us, we chose La Salle because our parents, grandparents, or siblings went here before us. My dad graduated in 1984, and after growing up hearing stories of his time at La Salle, I decidedImage result for clip art La Salle academy providence at a certain point that I wanted to make La Salle stories of my own. But I’ve found that the most rewarding part of being Lasallian goes deeper than getting hyped at a football game, going to Harvest Ball, or dressing up with your friends during spirit week. The most rewarding part of being Lasallian is being connected with a worldwide network of people that love you unconditionally. I see this every time I meet someone who went to or goes to a Lasallian school, whether that be a judge, a politician, or even a small boy in rural Montana. Each of them could tell you their own unique stories, and the reasons why they came to choose La Salle. Image result for clip art La Salle academy providence

Our Lasallian community extends to over 80 countries throughout the world, consisting of over 2,000 Christian brothers and 88,000 laypeople, not to mention the millions of Lasallian students educated worldwide. 700 of these students live in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and attend the St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle school there. Historically, Haiti has been a place ravaged by immense poverty and socioeconomic despair, especially due to the natural disasters that seem to occur there on a regular basis. This Lasallian school in Port-au-Prince stands as a beacon of hope for roughly 700 students and their families, but, as you can expect, their resources are limited. Their school runs almost entirely on donations from the worldwide Lasallian network, especially our school here in Providence. 

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As some of you may know, this week is Haiti solidarity week. Tomorrow and Friday will be “dress down” days in an effort to raise money for this school within our Lasallian network. This year, our goal is $9,625. If each one of us donates anywhere in between $5 and $10, we will surpass our goal, allowing for the purchase of student desks, teacher desks, a portable sound system, everyday educational supplies, and scholarship funds. By simply finding a pair of $5 bills on the floor of your car or in a couch cushion at home, you could change the entire year of a Lasallian in need. Reassure the students in Haiti that no matter how many obstacles are thrown their way, they will always have a worldwide system of unwavering support. Please, please donate. Image result for clip art La Salle academy Haiti Solidarity

Let us pray. Heavenly Father, keep Lasallians in Haiti, Providence, and across the world in the palm of Your hand. Help us to appreciate the opportunities and blessings You offer us every day, and to never take for granted how lucky we are to be Lasallian. Guide us to recognize our “why” in the world, and teach us to live as de La Salle lived: humbly, faithfully, and lovingly. Amen.

St. John Baptiste de La Salle – Pray for us. 

Live Jesus, in our hearts – Forever.

Neil D’Attelo, Class of 2021

Being Lasallian Comes With Great Responsibility

Let us remember we are in the holy presence of a loving God.

As I finished a run last spring, an unfamiliar mail carrier called out to me from across the street-mailman

“La Salle Academy! Great school!”

I looked down and realized I was wearing a La Salle shirt.

“Class of ‘03!” I yelled back.

“76!” he replied.

“No way. My dad graduated in ‘76,” I said. “Francis Smith.”LaSalle Academy tax break under fire

“Francis Sm…oh my God you look like Francis!”

I laughed because…it’s true.

And as I walked up my front steps, I flashed back to a moment …to something my father said to me in our living room when I first came downstairs in my La Salle basketball uniform as a freshman. Now before I read this part two things:

First of all – I only played basketball the one year at La Salle and after that stuck to cross country, swimming, and theatre.

And secondly, this thing that I’m about to share with you… what my father said …sounds outrageously cheesy and contrived, but if you ever knew my father at all, you would know that this is precisely the kind of thing he would say, and absolutely believe: “When you wear that uniform you aren’t just representing yourself. You are representing your team, your school, your family, and the countless others who have worn the name of La Salle before you.”

What does it mean to wear something that says “La Salle?”

It – in name-  identifies us as Lasallian. And being Lasallian comes with great responsibility. But this year…in a year of great grief, exhaustion, and pain… we don’t have as many opportunities to participate as we once did…in sports, in clubs, in person. But what we do have is an opportunity to continue to wear the name of La Salle proudly in what we do, what we say, and how we live.


Let us pray,

In this, our school’s 150th year, a year also filled with great trials, and grief, may we continue to remember who we are. May we show the younger and newer members of our community what itSt. John Baptist de La Salle – La Salle Worldwide | lasalleorg | Rome means to be Lasallian.

And may we repeat with intention each day.



St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle

Pray for Us

Live Jesus in Our hearts forever.

Trust in God’s Gift

Good Morning. Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God…

Saint Theresa of Avila told her fellow sisters that they were not entitled to anything. And that to even think about entitlement was like “getting a reptile in your head”. We hear this voice everyday. Entitlement Illustrations and Clip Art. 697 Entitlement royalty free illustrations, drawings and graphics available to search from thousands of vector EPS clipart producers.The reptile says to you “you’re entitled to be first, to get this, to have this.” When our lives get chaotic, it is because we feel things are going “off-script”. “I was supposed to get this promotion. I was supposed to get that role. I was supposed to get onto the team. I was supposed to get into my dream school. Events have to pan out the way I want them to go.” 

We are the center of our own universe. And when the road gets bumpy, we turn to God and say “God, please don’t let this happen to me.”

But what if that is exactly what is supposed to happen to us? What if the path we have chosen for ourselves is really an illusion, a myth? What if it is a story we have spun for ourselves that is not based in reality, but in fantasy? What if where we want to go isn’t where we are meant to be?God's Plan For Me

God has a plan for all of us, and although we claim we want to hear it, we really only want to hear it if it aligns with what we want it to be. This is something we all have to deal with, students and adults alike. It is hard to put your trust into something that may not turn out to be like what we see in the movies or on social media. But in reality, we cannot make things happen in our life. We can only meet the moment. 

If you look at the wonderful things you have, most of them, you had nothing to do with. Your talents, your height, your family, your life-circumstances, your name. None of it was created by you. Try this at some point today: If you look at someone who loves you, and you look at them when they aren’t looking at you, and you know that deep in their heart, their soul, by you being there in their life, their life is much better, much deeper, more meaningful… know that that is not something you can make happen. Their love for you is born out of something much greater than you or I could ever manufacture. That is God’s gift to us. Trust in that gift.

And so though we may not be entitled to anything, we are certainly worthy of all the good things that have come into our lives. Whatever our “wins” are here on earth, they will never be able to compete with the “win” we will have with God.

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Let us pray… Dear God, let us put our faith in you, during this time, and everytime. Let us overcome our fears of the future and enjoy in hopeful anticipation the mysteries you will unfold before us. Let us remember the example you set with your Son, who trusted in you completely. 


Saint John Baptist de La Salle… Pray for us. 

Live Jesus in our hearts… Forever!

MORNING PRAYER: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Mr. Joseph DeLeo, Physical Education/Health/Dance Teacher