Founders Week - April 6-9 2021

Each year, Founder’s Week at CBU honors the Legacy of our Founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, who founded an Institute in the Catholic Church for the purpose of teaching, particularly the young and the poor. The De La Salle Christian Brothers were first founded in the 17th century, and almost 350 years later the Teaching Methods of the first Brothers live on in some 80 countries around the world.

Lasallian Brothers, affiliated members, and Lasallian Partners (lay men and women) around the world have embraced the Lasallian traditions of “Faith, Service, and Community” and “Together by Association.” Christian Brothers University is one of around 70 colleges and universities around the world (one of which, Bethlehem University, is actually in the Holy Land). In the North American Region, we have seven universities.

Founder’s Week 2021 will include the following events:

Tuesday, April 6

  • CBU Moments of Rest and Reflection*
  • Campus announcement of Distinguished Lasallian Education of the Year Awards
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Lasallian Posts (Alfonso Dining Hall). Stop by to write on a post-it what being Lasallian means to you. Notes will be displayed in Alfonso to demonstrate the unique bond we have as Lasallians at CBU.
  • 8:00 pm Lasallian Trivia Night (Alfonso Dining Hall). Snacks and prizes!

Wednesday, April 7

  • CBU Moments of Rest and Reflection*
  • 12:30 pm Distinguished Lasallian Educator Awards Recognition (Rozier Gazebo)
  • 2:00 pm Adoration (Barry Hall Chapel)
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm Service Opportunity: PB & J Sandwiches for Soup Kitchen (Alfonso Dining Hall)
  • 5:00 pm Mass in Honor of the Feast of St. John Baptist de La Salle (De La Salle/Stritch Chapel)

Thursday, April 8

  • CBU Moments of Rest and Reflection*
  • 5:00 pm  Mass  (De La Salle/Stritch Chapel)

Friday, April 9

  • CBU Moments of Rest and Reflection*
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm  A Note of Thanks (Alfonso Dining Hall). Students are invited to write a note of gratitude to a faculty or staff member who has positively influenced their Lasallian journey through education.
  • 5:00 pm Mass (De La Salle/Stritch Chapel)

*CBU Moments of Rest and Reflection will be held at each person’s discretion. Booklets for guided thoughts are available in Alfonso Dining Hall; a link is at the top of this page.