NEWS & RESPONSE UPDATES
NEW: The Office of Education has announced that the cancellation of in-person OOE events/activities is now extended through January 1, 2021. Those events/activities that will be held virtually will be announced at a later date. See letter from Michael Daniels.
Mont La Salle remains closed except for essential staff, as does the Covington office. The District Leadership Team and Office of Education continue to work from home and are available by email/phone weekdays, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time. See Leadership’s May Calendar.
The Brothers Communities contiue to follow their local municipality’s stay-at-home directives. The retirement communities are following additional safety protocols regarding guests and travel.
All SFNO school campuses are closed and students are completing the 2019-20 year via remote learning. Schools have either cancelled or postponed indefinitely all in-person end-of-year events/activities, including graduation ceremonies. Check the schools’ websites and social media for their latest information and updates.
POSTS FROM OUR DISTRICT MINISTRIES
Not long after the school closures and stay-at-home directives of the COVID-19 pandemic set in for everyone, SFNO Lasallians began to create a new normal for how they would continue to connect, to carry on and, above all, to care. Using, in some cases for the first time, the virtual communications technology at their disposal, they have reached across social distances with online words and images that demonstrate how they still are, and how all of us can still be, living each day “together and by association.”
We will work to continue to bring to you these special snapshots from all of our District ministries. Here are the latest posts:
Cathedral H.S., Los Angeles: “Brotherhood Class of 2020”
A video featuring student, faculty, and alumni offering messages of farewell and best wishes to the school’s graduates of 2020.
Christian Brothers HS, Sacramento: “I Know Where I’ve Been”
An audio recording from the CBHS Honors Chorale offers a timely song of resolve and hope.
De La Salle High School, Concord: “Congratulations Class of 2020″
A web page containing congratulatory messages and slide shows for the school’s graduating seniors.
De La Salle HS, New Orleans: “Good Morning De La Salle Final Show”
A video from principal Paul Kelly wraps up the series of daily video messages to the school community that he began posting on March 17, 2020.
La Salle College Preparatory, Pasadena: “In Gratitude for Living the Mission”
A student and adult-led Founder’s Day 2020 virtual prayer service, featuring touching farewell messages to faculty and staff who will be moving on from LSCP at the end of the school year.
Mullen H.S., Denver: “Congratulations Class of 2020″
A webpost honoring the school’s 225 graduating seniors, along with videos recognizing their class’ valedictorian, salutatorian, and Visitor’s Lasallian Award and Senior Esprit d’Corps Award recipients.
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco: “A Message from SHC”
A video message of affection and encouragement from the school to its students.
Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga: “Brothers Share Congratulations and Advice.”
SMC faculty and community Brothers offer messages of celebration, gratitude and hope to the members of its Class of 2020.
PRAYER FROM THE SUPERIOR GENERAL
Lord Jesus Christ, in your mercy and compassion look kindly upon us.
Bless our nurses, doctors, researchers and all healthcare personnel with courage and strength
as they continue to care for our sick sisters and brothers.
May your Holy Spirit inspire in all Lasallians a sense of social responsibility
and guide us to follow the directives of medical experts and governments
so that together we can ensure the well-being of all,
especially of those who are poor and have limited or no access to healthcare.
Grant to each of us, Lord, the eyes to see our relatives, neighbors and friends who are alone,
who have lost loved ones or who need a good Samaritan
to do their shopping or assist with other basic needs.
Give us a compassionate heart that moves us to generously respond to those in distress.
Lord Jesus Christ, in your mercy and compassion look kindly upon all members of the Lasallian Family.
Bless all of us with peace and good health. May the angels lead those who have died into paradise.