Postponed until fall

Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center
1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104

Registration begins at 4:00pm Sunday
Workshop concludes at 1:00pm Tuesday
Attire: Business casual

This year’s workshop is being partially underwritten by the Office for Mission and Ministry, and we are pleased to offer the registration fee for the same as past workshops at $225. Registration includes all workshop materials, accommodations, meals and socials. Please note: Transportation is not included in the cost of the workshop.

Great Things Are Possible!

The annual Brother Luke Salm Workshop will be a summit this year for Religion Department Chairs, Directors of Campus Ministry, Mission Officers and ministry based Vocation Coordinators. We will gather inspired by the recent visit of Superior General Brother Robert Schieler’s call to “spend time considering our work of (pre) evangelization and to consider how we network with one another in doing so.”

We will also consider the DENA Strategic Plan on evangelization and the recently published Lasallian Reflection #5: Great Things Are Possible.

Over the past several BLSWs we have been presented with the significant results of the Going, Going, Gone study conducted by Saint Mary’s Press. We have been informed about the Youth Synod held last year in Rome and considered how our ministries are a place of welcome as we evangelize and catechize the young people entrusted to our care.

Our goal for this year’s gathering is to assess what we are doing in the area of preevangelization, evangelization, religious formation and social ministry outreach and how in the words of Brother Robert to determine how we can “network” with one another to ensure that the Good News continues to be proclaimed and practiced in our ministries.

Our days together will include dynamic presentations, time for networking with your Lasallian colleagues, personal reflection and communal prayer experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s workshop!

LukeSalmThe goal of this annual workshop is to enhance and support the Christian education and evangelization of the young by providing professional development for and accompaniment to the District’s Religious Studies instructors, Campus Ministers and other Lasallian educators. Named in memory and honor of Luke Salm, a Brother of the Christian Schools and a theologian, he was the first non-ordained person in the Catholic Church to receive a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD). He ministered in religious and theological education at Manhattan College for over 40 years. He played a significant role in drafting The Brothers of the Christian Schools: A Declaration, a seminal text from the 39th General Chapter following Vatican II for renewal of the Brother’s vocation and the Lasallian educational mission. Lovingly known as “one of the Lasallian giants, his very ‘presence brightened everything’ and his devotion as brother, teacher, and friend inspired and taught many, not only ‘the road to heaven,’ but the pathway toward a more full and glorious life” (William Mann, FSC).

Previous Workshops

2019 – One Heart. One Commitment. One Life.

2017 – The Growing Trend of Disaffiliated Young Catholics

2016 – Lasallian Education: Evangelizing and Catechizing in a Community of Welcome

2015 – The Radical Good News of the Gospel: Evangelizing Youth Today

2014 – Huether Conference on Evangelization and Catechesis

2013Fostering Faith in Adolescence: A New Map for Changing Territory

2012The Multi-Cultural Realities of Evangelization and Catechesis

2011Sharing Faith: The Lasallian Vision of Christian Education

2010Evangelization and Catechesis in the 21st Century

“The Lasallian school is to be a living community where young people, coming from different social (ethnic, religious) and family backgrounds, educate one another by mutual understanding and respect, openness of mind in dialogue, acceptance of the uniqueness and limitations of each, growth in spirit of service, and the practice of justice and charity.”

— The Brother of the Christian Schools in the World Today: A Declaration, 1967