De La Salle students have put down the books and computers for a day to serve the community in the spirit of St John Baptist De La Salle. Every year they celebrate the feast of our Founder, the patron saint of teachers, by emulating his devotion to the community. Students were involved in activities like caring for children, charitable fund raising and environmental care.
Father Tom of St. Aloysius Parish began the day with Mass in Carmody Hall. Our music students performed beautifully to add to the spirit of our liturgy, along with inspirational words from Fr. Tom about St. La Salle. Fr. Tom spoke of his life of sacrifice for the benefit of those less fortunate. This was followed by a presentation of a hamper to our neighbours, the De La Salle Brothers, who still do so much for the college they founded here in 1936. Their spirit and presence provide daily inspiration for both students and staff.
Organizer of the day, Mrs. Rachel O’Connor said, ”The students really rise to the occasion to support good causes in our community. Not only does the community get much-needed volunteers, but the students get life skills and develop empathy with others. I have always found these activities are great builders of school spirit and collegiality. The way they overcame the adverse weather to help out was truly admirable.”
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