The Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators (LASSCA) fosters and preserves a cooperative spirit among the chief administrators in the Region.
The LASSCA Conference is planned by chief administrators for chief administrators. Each year it explores a theme in more detail that is important to the leadership of our secondary schools. It also provides an opportunity for leadership to share best practices and innovative ideas.
LASSCA fosters a cooperative spirit among the chief administrators of secondary schools in the Region. It establishes a forum for discussion and a vehicle for action whereby the leadership of the member schools and the leadership of the Region collaborate in the promotion of the Lasallian mission to provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor.
The 5th Annual Young Lasallian Spring into Action is March 15 – April 30, 2017. Spring into Action is an initiative that highlights service that occurs within our Lasallian ministries. It is a time to celebrate service and do something for others. The challenge is to join other Lasallians by participating in a volunteer or service activity and share that experience with others through pictures and social media. Sponsored by the Regional Council of Young Lasallians of the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), Spring into Action was created in response to a call to action found in Circular 461.
Blessed Nicolas Roland, upon whom St. John Baptist de La Salle often relied for guidance, died April 27, 1678. He was beatified October 16, 1994. The Midwest District provided this prayer service to honor Roland.
St. John Baptist de La Salle was born into an influential family in Reims, France on April 30, 1651. His parents died when he was 20 and De La Salle became responsible for the family estate and took care of his six younger brothers and sisters while completing his studies. He was ordained a priest in 1678, and two years later he received his doctorate in theology. While serving as a Canon in the Cathedral of Reims, a chance encounter with a layman establishing schools for poor boys set him on a new life path. More on De La Salle. The Midwest District created this prayer service in honor of De La Salle’s birth.
Each year, Lasallians honor St. John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and patron saint of teachers, on May 15, known as the Solemnity of St. John Baptist de La Salle or Founder’s Day. It’s a day to reflect on the rich history of the Lasallian mission and celebrate the man whose vision and dedication to providing a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, launched the worldwide Lasallian network. Many schools and ministries host various events and liturgies to honor De La Salle. The resources below are available to assist in planning or enhance your knowledge of the Founder. Share your resources and Founder’s Day stories by emailing them to email@example.com.
About De La Salle
Prayer Services (Midwest District)
On the Web
Pictures of De La Salle from the Institute
Pierre Romançon was born in the village of Thuret in south-central France. He was so far ahead of his classmates in elementary school that when he was only fourteen years old the Brothers engaged him as a substitute teacher. Read more >
Brother Solomon was secretary to Brother Agathon, the Superior General, after having been a teacher, director and bursar. He was martyred on September 2, 1792, during the French Revolution. He was the first Brother of the Christian Schools to be martyred, and the first to be beatified. Brother Solomon was canonized in a ceremony in Saint Peter’s Square in Vatican City on October 16, 2016, with Lasallians from around the world in attendance. Read more >