The Catholics of LaSalle in the Illinois River Valley are served by the Parishes of St. Hyacinth and St. Patrick as well as the Shrine Queen of the Holy Rosary and Trinity Catholic Academy.
TCA Spaghetti Dinner
TCA Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be Sunday October 19, 2014 from 11:30am-2:30 In the TCA school gym (enter though east doors) Cost is $8 per adult Children 10 and under are $5 Carry-out or dine in available. Dinner includes-famously delicious Spaghetti, Salad, Bread & Butter, Dessert, & Drink We will have a Bake Sale, 50/50 & Early bird Cash Raffle drawing for $1000 at 2pm.
The Chromebooks are Here!
This year TCA implemented a comprehensive 5-Year technology plan to outline our vision for implementing and sustaining the educational technology for our curriculum. The plan includes bringing enterprise class internet and wifi into our school, completely replacing our computer lab, continuing services such as the online grade book and Accelerated Reader, and upgrading our LCD projectors and school security cameras.
One of the most exciting parts of the plan is the implementation of a complete 1:1 laptop program for our Middle School. A 1:1 program means that there will one personal laptop (HP Chromebook) for each student. This year we are beginning the roll-out process allowing our teachers and students to explore the new technology together. The 1:1 program will be fully implemented by the 2016/17 school year.
We chose Chromebooks because they are reliable, efficient to manage, and will allow our parents and teachers to better manage and review student use and progress. The laptop-styled device is geared for the real work of creation - not just consumption. Our students will use the Chromebooks for making presentations, designing webpages, following and interacting with teacher presentations, as well as writing essays and papers.
Click here to see our 5 Year Plan.
Our New Gym Floor
Trinity Catholic Academy is pleased and humbled to announce we have reached our goal for a new gym floor! We are truly blessed to have wonderful families, devoted parishioners and local businesses come together and help us make our goal a reality. Thank you!
Read about our new floor in the News Tribune. Click here.
TCA Cash Raffle!
1st prize: $10,000.00!!
2nd prize $2,500.oo or parish tuition for one child.
3rd - 5th prize: $500.00 each.
Plus two early bird prizes:
$1,000 in cash drawn on 10/19/2014 at the TCA Spaghetti Dinner and $1,000 in cash drawn on 3/17/2015 at the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
Tickets Sold for a donation of $50.00 each. Three tickets can be purchased by the same party for $125 or six for $225. See the flyer for more details.
Welcome to our New Music Director
Conor Cook, LaSalle Catholic Parishes' new music director, is excited to begin serving the liturgy of the parishes through the music program. By training, a music theorist and composer, Conor has spent time both serving liturgical music programs as singer and instrumentalist and researching and exploring the treasure of sacred music.
Originally from Maine, he has received music theory degrees in Minnesota, both from St. Olaf College and, most recently, from the University of Minnesota, as well as taking a year to study composing for film and TV in London, England. Working closely with Frs. Dittmer and Carlson, as well as the musicians and singers of the parish, Conor is enthusiastic to assist in deepening the celebration of the liturgy. He and his Vermonter wife, Beth, along with Joseph, their two-year-old son, look forward to getting to know the parishioners and the town of LaSalle.
A Message from our New Sisters
We are Sisters Teresa Hernández and Roselia Aguirre, of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and the Poor Mexican foundation. We joined the pastoral work of the parish community of La Salle, Illinois on July 26, 2014. The Charism of our congregational is to extend the reign of the Sacred Heart, especially among the poor. The goal of all our actions is to bring Glory to God, through promoting devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as well as devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe; we come, therefore, to accompany, support and encourage the call to holiness that we all have by virtue of our baptism. We realize that the call to holiness consists in imitating the sentiments and attitudes of Christ as He lived in our world doing good. In this way, we are committed to serving all in this parish community, with the grace of God.
We deeply appreciate the warm welcome you have given us, especially our Pastor, Father Antonio Dittmer, who with great charity and kindness has provided everything we need, may God reward you all. With all that we mentioned above, we commit ourselves to the faithful fulfillment of our Lord’s promise to those follow Him, “That everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life." (Mt 19, 29) We feel at home and members of this family of Christ who makes us brothers and invites us to share in His Divine love. God bless you!
Expanded Adoration and Confession Schedule begins July 2014
View previous website entries in the Archives.