Approximately 200 Lasallian Youth from across the Region gathered with moderators for inspirational assemblies in their Districts this summer.
Students took part in the July assembly in the District of Eastern North America at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY. Throughout the weeklong gathering, they participated in prayer services, service activities, group discussions and various presentations around the theme of “Faith in Action through Civic Engagement.”
The 84 young people represented the following schools: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Brooklyn, NY; Central Catholic High School, Pittsburgh, PA; Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, NJ; La Salle Academy, New York, NY; La Salle Academy, Providence, RI; Saint John’s College High School, Washington, DC; Saint Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, Buffalo, NY; Saint Mary Magdalene Parish, Springfield Gardens, NY; Saint Peter’s High School, Staten Island, NY; Saint Raphael Academy, Pawtucket, RI; Trinity High School, Manchester, NH; and West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, PA.
The Midwest District Lasallian Youth Gathering took place at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, in June with more than 60 students from nine high schools: Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa, OK; Christian Brothers High School, Memphis, TN; Christian Brothers College High School, St. Louis, MO; Cretin-Derham Hall, St. Paul, MN; DeLaSalle High School, Minneapolis, MN; De La Salle Institute, Chicago, IL; Holy Family Catholic High School, Victoria, MN; Montini Catholic High School, Lombard, IL; and Totino-Grace High School, Fridley, MN.
The theme was “Carry the Light” with a focus on faith. Lewis students led most of the animation which was broken into four groups: men’s spirituality, women’s spirituality, scripture, and prayer. Lasallian Youth in the Midwest District will gather again in 2013 at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN.
Lasallian Youth in the San Francisco District also gathered in June. Sixty-one students took part in the weeklong event at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, which promoted faith, service and community. The theme was taken from the writings of Saint John Baptist de La Salle: “Lord, this work is yours.” In that spirit, the event included service projects at local agencies and schools. Joseph Gilson, International Coordinator for Young Lasallians, encouraged participants to continue their Lasallian Youth Assembly experience by making an impact in their own schools.
Students participated from Cathedral High School, Los Angeles, CA; Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento, CA; Justin-Siena High School, Napa, CA; La Salle High School, Yakima, WA; La Salle High School, Pasadena, CA; La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, Milwaukee, OR; Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, CA; St. Mary’s College High School, Berkeley, CA; and San Miguel High School, Tucson, AZ.