Founder's Week commemorates life of St. John Baptist de La Salle on 300th anniversary of his death

April 7, 2019 is the 300th anniversary since the death of St. John Baptist de La Salle. To honor De La Salle’s legacy, Christian Brothers High School celebrated Founder’s Week from April 1-5. Throughout the week, students and faculty participated in events to commemorate the Lasallian mission. On Monday morning, the whole school gathered on the football field to create a #300 like many other Lasallian schools around the world. Students were tested on their Lasallian knowledge Tuesday with a trivia contest during advisory. Faculty and staff gathered early Wednesday morning to hear Br. Tom Johnson, Director of Formation of the Midwest District, discuss the Vocation of Educators and then the administration honored faculty and staff members for 5, 20, and 25 years of service here at CBHS. (CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW)

The whole school gathered on Thursday for an all-school Mass celebrating De La Salle’s life. During the Mass, 13 brothers renewed their perpetual vows to the Institute of the Christian Brothers and our two young brothers, Br. Mark Engelmeyer and Br. Matt Kotek, renewed their annual vows. On Friday, the week culminated with Eucharistic Adoration all day in the chapel where Msgr. John McArthur, CBHS Chaplain, was available for the sacrament of Reconciliation. All students were treated to hand-dipped ice cream cones for dessert at lunch. It was a great week honoring the mission started by St. John Baptist de La Salle and continued at CBHS 300 years later.