Each summer, Totino-Grace student ministers, juniors and seniors committed to being faith leaders in our school community, select a theme for the coming school year based on the lives of one of our founders.
For the 2020-2021 school year, we focus on the life of our founder St. John Baptist de La Salle. Next year's theme will be introduced at the opening mass in the fall of 2021.
Our theme this year is inspired by the reality of constant change in human society. As Lasallians, we are challenged to not only provide a quality education but an education that includes forming citizens who are critical and aware of reality, who are committed to the service of the marginalized and vulnerable, who propose solutions to the problems of inequity, and who delve into the understanding of social and political processes.
St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools have and continue to face adversity. However, even through their fears and uncertainties, they have always sought out the needs of their community and responded with dignity and grace. We turn to the Brothers as an example of a life of full commitment to one another, the world, and to God. St. John Baptist de LaSalle spoke of his institutions as spaces of transformation. In order to transform, we must encounter and hear the cries of those who are poor, marginalized, addicted, illiterate, or hungry for knowledge. They are calling us to be beacons of hope and purveyors of wellbeing
How will we grow this year to be beacons of hope and purveyors of transformation?
Are we open to being agents of transformation in a constantly changing human society?
We are excited to share our theme this year with the hope of being challenged to be a community of empathy and unity, advocating for change in a society ridden by injustices, contributing to a society that is more compassionate and just for everyone. With the grace of the Holy Spirit, we will open our hearts and minds to go beyond our borders to promote growth among ourselves and our communities to change the things we cannot accept.