We Are Faithful

Our hearts are guided by our faith. Rooted in the Lasallian Catholic tradition and inspired by our school’s patron, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, we are committed to cultivating the faith of all La Salle students.

We Pray… We Serve… We Build Community!

Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve.

Through liturgy, community service and education, La Salle’s Office of Campus Ministry encourages spiritual growth and participation in the sacramental life of the Church and Catholic charism of our Lasallian institution. We attend to the spiritual needs of our students and develop lifelong faith formation. We provide opportunities for participation in liturgical events, retreats and Christian service opportunities.

The Frank and Imelda Moeslein Chapel (pictured at right) was established in 2018 and provides students and faculty a true venue for prayer, worship, and reflection within the school building. Smaller-scale Masses are celebrated in our Chapel and school-wide Masses are celebrated in local Churches throughout the school year.

Integral to the mission of the Office of Campus Ministry is community service. Each of our students is required to complete 80 hours of service prior to graduation. Service opportunities are available throughout the year at various organizations and centers throughout New York City. La Salle also has several partnerships with Catholic organizations throughout NYC, including Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, parishes and elementary schools.

Service opportunities on the horizon include assisting those in need, tutoring, the Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Christmas Toy Drive.

“Twinning” is an initiative that pairs middle and secondary schools in our Lasallian world of the United States with 14 ministries in four countries in the Lwanga District of Africa: Kenya, Nigeria, Eritrea and Ethiopia. Our Twin School is The Child Discovery Center in Nakuru, Kenya. We assist them by organizing school-wide fundraising events here at La Salle Academy in New York City, but we also attempt to build relationships as brothers and sisters in the Lasallian family to share challenges, accomplishments, stories and experiences.

Students gather and are empowered to be examples of faith while serving the community throughout the school year. The goal is to take the Gospel message and put it into action. In July 2021, five La Salle Academy students took part in a virtual Lasallian Youth Assembly hosted by the Lasallian Region of North America (pictured at left.) 125 high school students from across the United States gathered attempting to grow in their understanding of faith, service, and community in themselves and the world around them.

“Campus Ministry is designed to help our community hear the call to serve, to be thankful and to use the example of Saint 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.”

— Mr. Jerome Pannell, Assistant Principal of Student Services