You may recall that last June, we applied to associate (once again) with the Lasallian Christian Brothers, the religious order that founded Trinity High School and two of our predecessor schools (Bishop Bradley High School and St. Joseph High School for Boys). Last month a group of three from the District of Eastern North America (DENA) made a two-day visit to Trinity and presented their findings to their Mission Executive Council the following week. I am happy and beyond excited to announce that the Mission Executive Council voted to accept our application!
We now begin a three-year discernment process by which we and DENA mutually discern if this is indeed something we both wish to pursue. If after the three years are up (2018) and we agree we both want to proceed, we will once again be a Lasallian school. This doesn't mean we will not be a diocesan school still or that anything will change legally. Rather, we will adopt the Lasallian spirituality of educating youth and will be a part of the order's worldwide network of schools. St. John Paul II Academy in Boca Raton, FL is going through the exact same process as we are. Ironically, the principal of the school is a Christian Brother and a graduate of Bishop Bradley High School, Bro. Dan Aubin, FSC '69.
We have been working on this process for a number of years and to finally see it almost come to fruition is extremely humbling and satisfying. If I accomplish nothing else at Trinity High School, this, I pray, will be my most proud moment. Please pray that through the intercession of St. John Baptist de la Salle, God's will be done.