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La Salle Academy
612 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401)351-7750
Fax: (401)444-1782
Spiritual Life
The spiritual life of La Salle Academy is based in the gospel messages of Jesus Christ. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit each program seeks to develop a faith life in the tradition of the Catholic Church and the charism of our founder, St. John Baptist de la Salle.

Prayer is the heart of La Salle Academy. The school day begins with a traditional La Sallian reflection led by faculty, staff and students. Additionally each class, activity, or assembly begins with the words “Let us remember we are in the Holy presence of God.”

The La Salle community finds its strength in the sacramental life of the Catholic Church. The Eucharist is celebrated on all Holy days of obligation as well as daily during the seasons of Advent and Lent. We have a Mass of the Holy Spirit celebrated in the beginning of the school year. A welcome Mass for the freshman class and parents is held each September at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. A Junior Liturgy during the month of October is celebrated in a local parish for the blessing of the class rings. Ash Wednesday we gather together to begin the season of Lent. Finally in June we celebrate a Senior Mass for our graduates and parents.

Our school chapel is found in the Campus Ministry center. This Eucharistic chapel affords both faculty and students the opportunity for quiet meditation and prayer during the school day. The Campus Ministry team coordinates the spiritual life for La Salle. Each student attends a yearly retreat and is offered an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation. This essential program also provides prayer experiences, pastoral counseling, and service opportunities to help us witness to the gospel values of Jesus Christ.
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Campus Ministry Calendar
October 16 - Junior Class Liturgy at St. Pius V Church

November 1-3 -
Kairos 12 Retreat, Fr. Marot CYO Center, Woonsocket

November 25 -
Grandparent Day; Liturgy in the theatre

January 24-26 -
Kairos 13 Retreat, Rejoice in Hope CYO Center, Cranston

February 16-22 -
Service Trips to Camden, NJ and New Orleans, LA

March 5 -
Ash Wednesday services; Hunger Banquet in the evening

March 28-30 -
Kairos 14 Retreat. Rejoice in Hope Youth Center, Cranston

April 17 -
Holy Thursday Prayer Services

April 20-26 -
Service trips to Tucson, AZ and the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, MT

June 3 -
Graduation Liturgy at the Cathedral of Ss. Peter and Paul
18   St. Jaime Hilario Barbal, martyr                                           
          obligatory memorial
26   Transfer of the relics of St. John Baptist de La Salle (optional memorial)
29   St. Benilde Romancon (for schools not in session on 8/13)
30   St. Mutien-Marie Wiaux, religious (obligatory memorial)
9    St. Miguel Febres Cordero, religious (obligatory memorial)
7    St. John Baptist de La Salle, priest (universal Church)
26  Our Lady of Good Counsel (obligatory memorial)
27  Blessed Nicolas Roland, priest (optional memorial)
8    Our Lady of the Star (feast)
15  St. John Baptist de La Salle, priest, Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Patron of  Teachers (solemnity)
19   Blessed Raphael Rafiringa, religious (optional memorial)
13   St. Benilde Romancon, religious (obligatory memorial)
2    Blessed Solomon Leclercq and the Blessed Martyrs of the French Revolution (optional memorial)
22   The Blessed Martyrs of Valencia (optional memorial)
27   Blessed Scubilion Rousseau, religious (optional memorial)
9    The Sainted Martyrs of Turon, Asturias (obligatory memorial)
21   Blessed Nicolas Barre, priest(De La Salle’s Spiritual Director) (optional memorial)
23   Blessed Arnold Reche, religious (optional memorial)
6    The Blessed Martyrs of Spain (optional memorial)

16   The Blessed Martyrs of Almeria (optional memorial)
17   Dedication of the Church of St. John Baptist de La Salle (solemnity in Generalate) (optional memorial elsewhere)