On Tuesday 26 November we celebrated our annual Thanksgiving feast as a school community. The faculty and staff worked very hard to prepare a traditional meal of turkey with all of the fixings. A group of students and faculty from Saint Peter's Boys High School, a Lasallian school located in Staten Island, joined us for our feast. The students were accompanied by their Principal, Mr. Michael Cosentino and Lasallian Youth coordinator, Mrs. Patricia Calchi. In the true Lasallian tradition and in the spirit of Thanksgiving the group from Saint Peter's arrived with food baskets for each of our students. The celebration began with a beautiful prayer service offering thanks to God for his many blessings to all in our Lasallian family. It was a beautiful day of thanks that celebrated our Lasallian family and brotherhood.
We began our celebration with a beautiful prayer service prepared by Mr. Salvatore Castellano. The rest of the time was spent sharing stories and getting to know more about each other and our respective schools. A great day was had by all and another reason to give thanks to the Lord for the many blessings he has bestowed upon us and our greater Lasallian community.
An affirmation of the success of our ministry was evidenced Saturday, 28 November when several graduates of The De La Salle School gathered at a local football field for a game of flag football. They then returned to the school where they shared a thanksgiving meal as brothers in the Lasallian family. Organized by our Associate Director of Graduate Support and alumnus, Mr. Patrick Aristhene this celebration has also become an annual tradition and cause to give thanks to God. Please pray that God will continue to bestow many blessing on the ministry of The De La Salle School and all of her graduates.
Please be assured of our continued prayers for each of you as we navigate this season of Advent and prepare with great joy for the birth of our Lord and Savior this Christmas season. We ask that you pray for each of our students and the continued success of the mission of The De La Salle School.
MAY YOUR ADVENT SEASON BE A TIME FILLED WITH HOPE!