De La Salle Festival or DLS Fest is an amazing new festival created for anybody in Year Eleven and above (16+) looking to explore their faith, encounter other like-minded individuals and find unity in their experiences. Whether you have been to St Cassian’s before or this is your first time we look forward to welcoming you all!
‘Wherever I go I will find my God’ St. John Baptist de la Salle
Every July DLS Fest is usually held in the inspiring grounds of St Cassian’s Retreat centre, an old school for De La Salle Brothers, set in the gorgeous West Berkshire countryside and transformed into a place dedicated to young people encountering, discovering and living out their faith. The centre is brought to life by its annual residential volunteer community who are at the core of everything we do. This mission is underpinned by the five Lasallian core principles: Faith in the Presence of God, Concern for the Poor and Social Justice, Respect for all Peoples, Inclusive Community and Quality Education.
‘Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.’ Psalm 95:2
This year due to COVID-19 the festival will not be able to take place as usual but the team have been working extra hard to get it online, free and accessible for all those willing to explore their faith and Lasallian Spirituality. The theme for our festival this year is 'Great Things are Possible!' Join us as the team plus special guests tackle the five core principles in light of this and through the lens of Faith, Service and Community. Embrace the opportunity to delve deeper into how God's powerful love for us allows us to live in the knowledge that no obstacle is ever too big for us to conquer.