Below is a reflection done by Senior Eddie Finn at Evensong on September 11th. Thank you Eddie for sharing your story.
Finding God on Campus
|The goal, in those places where Lasallians minister in a multi-religious context, needs to be a deepening of faith in each student. It is our hope that students of all religions would graduate from our Lasallian schools professing their beliefs more faithfully and be committed to the construction of a better world. – De La Salle Christian Brothers Circular 461On campus this week, we hope students find a space, a way to deepen their own faith journey. Through the different event throughout the Finding God on Campus week, we hope each person is”challenged to contemplate life’s ultimate questions as they develop their faith, engage in a free search for truth, and explore their full human potential.” (Mission Statement)If you do not see your faith tradition present please contact us email@example.com or 215-951-1048.|
Every Other Friday throughout the semester, we will post student reflections on different topics of faith and service. Also on these days all the intentions made through this link, will be added to our Intention book and remembered in our prayers throughout the upcoming two weeks. Below is our first reflection done by Jack Dimatteo, Class of 2017:
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24
This verse reminds me of my purpose in everything I do. My goal is to bring Him glory with whatever I do. So often, we struggle with discovering our calling and feel that a lot of what we are doing every day isn’t important. But when you change your perspective, and look at every interaction and every task in your life as a chance to let God’s light shine through you, purpose can be found everywhere.
For me, this means that I put a full effort into everything I do, whether it is academically, athletically, or in trying to serve others. God has blessed me with opportunities and strength and I want to use those gifts for Him…working with a full heart for the Lord Christ who I am serving. A lot of times I fail but thankfully God loves me so much that He sent His Son to save me. With the gift of a life I don’t even deserve, I hope to make the most of my opportunities to make His Name known.
Jack Dimatteo, Class of 2017
Thank you to all who came out to our opening mass on the quad. It was a big success. Also, thank you to all of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the La Salle family that submitted intentions to be remembered. Your intentions were remembered during the celebration and will be kept in prayer throughout the year.
La Salle University senior Matthew Roche has been named a Newman Civic Fellow for his dedication to service and outreach. Presented by Campus Compact to inspiring college student leaders, only 197 students nationwide were designated as fellows for 2014. This is the third consecutive year a La Salle student has been named a Newman Civic Fellow.
“Service is a part of what it means to be human, and I use the gifts I have been blessed with and the opportunities available to me to try and help other people, because that is what needs to be done. Service is something that everyone should strive to do,” Roche commented.
This is a video done by Molly Mahon, a student who participated in Project Mapendo this year. The trip traveled to Browning, MT to volunteer at the De La Salle Blackfeet School located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
This video features a special performance at the Final Sunday Mass of the 2013-2014 school year at La Salle as we bid farewell to all our seniors!
Have a wonderful Summer and we’ll see you in the Fall!
This is a video done Anson Marsh, a student who participated in the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge in Forsyth County, North Carolina over Spring Break 2014
|La Salle University has published this book: La Salle University and its Catholic Lasallian Mission. It serves as one of the many ways La Salle shares its story with students.Read the book and learn about what it means to be a member of the community known as La Salle University.|