We Are Faithful
Our hearts are guided by our faith. Rooted in the Lasallian Catholic tradition and inspired by the charisma of our founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, we are committed to cultivating the faith of all La Salle students.
Through liturgy, community service and education, the Office of Campus Ministry encourages spiritual growth and participation in the sacramental life of the Church. We attend to all of the spiritual needs of our students and develop lifelong faith formation. La Salle’s strong, Christ-centered ministry department also provides opportunities for pilgrimages, participation in liturgical events, retreats and school-wide fundraising events for our fellow Lasallian schools in Kenya and Papua New Guinea, as well as for the people of Haiti.
“Campus Ministry is designed to help our community hear the call to serve, to be thankful and to use the example of St. John Baptist De La Salle to be true Christians to one another. Through ministry, through liturgy and through dialogue, our community is called to be a light to each other and to the greater community at-large through our prayers and example as Lasallians.”
—Jerome Pannell, Director, Office of Campus Ministry
Integral to the mission of the Office of Campus Ministry is community service. The site locations where service opportunities are available include:
The Cardinal Spellman Center
Run by Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New York, the Cardinal Spellman Center, has been serving East Village residents and Catholic parishes in the neighborhood since 1963.
The Catholic Worker
A movement that was founded in 1933 during the Great Depression. It is best known for houses of hospitality located in run-down sections of many cities. Food, clothing, shelter and welcome are extended by unpaid volunteers to those in need according to the ability of each household.
The Bowery Mission
Located near La Salle, the Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879.
The Lott Residence
This not-for-profit community-based organization provides quality care and supportive services to a diverse population of senior citizens.
La Salle has several collaboratives with Catholic organizations throughout New York City, including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, parishes, and elementary schools.