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photoDear Brothers and Partners

Happy New Year!
With 2012 underway and classes in session, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you back, and wish you and yours many blessings.

As we look back on 2011, it’s easy to say The District has come a long way. Our first District Chapter, the Brothers’ Summer Retreat, and the Mission Assembly have put many pieces of the puzzle in place to finalize this project we call DENA. Stay tuned for the second session of the District Chapter in March where we take all the hard work of Lasallians throughout the District to the last step.

As for the Finance office, our Bookkeeper Mary Ellen and I are happy to welcome Mr. Ed Meehan to the team as our Accountant. Brother Gerard Conforti returned to Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) in New York at the end of October, 2011. Welcome Ed!

A happy, healthy new year to you.

Br. Timothy Froehlich, FSC
Director of Finance


“You are called to inspire God’s love in the hearts of those whom you instruct.”

— Med 39.1

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Website Spotlite


Meet the Brothers

As Brothers and Partners alike, it is our responsibility to invite young men and women to discern a religious vocation. Sometimes the simplest way to open the door to the Brothers’ vocation is to learn about the Brothers. Share this link, and come learn about some of the many Brothers in the District of Eastern North America. Check back regularly as we continue to add new Brothers’ bios. For every Lasallian, it’s our hope that each one will reach one!

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Brother Stephen Olert, FSC
Director of Senior Brothers

When Brother Stephen Olert was recently asked to consider moving from the Manhattan College Community to the De La Salle Hall Community, his immediate response was affirmative. This response is typical of Brother Stephen’s life as a Brother for over 50 years. He is and continues to be available to do “whatever he is asked and to go wherever he may be sent”.

Read about Br. Stephen >

Featured Ministry

Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Founded: 1851
Students: 740 young men and women
Faculty: Over 70 full and part-time
Mascot: The Lions

Originally a parish school opened in 1851, Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School was chartered by New York State with a Board of Trustees as St. James Academy. In 1897 it became St. James Dicoesan High School.

See featured story >

Council CornerBr. Michael McGinniss, FSC

District Council Member


Now in his second term as President of La Salle University, Brother Michael J. McGinniss, F.S.C., Ph.D., became the University’s 28th president in 1999. He previously had been a member of the school’s Religion Department and for five years was president of Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.

Read about Br. Michael >

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imageLooking Back

The newest edition of the Looking Back history section is now available on the district website! Check it out here.

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