September 2019

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Words from St. John Baptist de la Salle

“Remembering that God is with you will help and inspire you in all that you do.”

Throughout the school year, students will engage with virtues that connect to the 5 Lasallian Core Principles. These are the virtues that Brothers’ Boys strive to embody as they grow into young men of character and faith. For each core principle, the first virtue is applied to form the personal and interior disposition that embodies the spirit of that core principle, and the second virtue is concerned with practically exercising the core principle in our daily actions.

During the first two months, students are encouraged to focus on the principle of an Inclusive Community: The Lasallian Core Principle of Inclusive Community starts with personal gratitude which leads to brotherly encouragement.

In September, we will focus on the virtue encouragement. Brothers are called to encourage each other in all that they do. By offering a smile, a pat on the back, or friendly words, we can encourage others during difficult times and help promote community amongst our brothers. By virtuous acts of encouragement, we build an inclusive community for all. This month encourage someone in your life every day.

During advisory this month, students will discuss and engage in activities to demonstrate the importance of encouraging words. Some students will watch this video that shows how encouraging words can save a life. Talk to your son about the importance of building each other with encouragement every day.

Prayer of Encouragement from St. Francis de Sales

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: “The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me, and I in Him.” Amen.

Serve 901—A Service Immersion Trip

         From Friday, August 30-Monday, September 2, Mr. Perry and Br. Mark will take a group of students on a service immersion trip here in the city of Memphis. They will participate in activities with the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry, the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen, and the Manna House to name a few. They will have an opportunity to earn 10 service hours on this trip while also discussing and unpacking their experience. If you’d like more information about future trips, please contact Mr. Perry at dperry@cbhs.org. Please pray for these gentlemen and their efforts over Labor Day weekend.

Eucharistic Adoration

            On Friday, September 6, Eucharistic Adoration will take place in the Brothers’ chapel from 8-2:30. Parents are invited to join our students, faculty, and staff in prayer that day. Stop by for a few minutes or spend an hour in prayer and adoration with the Blessed Sacrament. Msgr. McArthur, CBHS Chaplain, will be available for the sacrament of reconciliation throughout the day.

Lasallian Days of Peace

From September 21-October 21 the Lasallian Community will celebrate the 13th annual Lasallian Days of Peace. During this month, Young Lasallians from all over the world share the desire and the passion to promote and spread peace. This year’s theme is: Peace is always Possible. As Lasallians, we believe peace is possible. We want to reaffirm our conviction by inviting all the Lasallians to assert, proclaim and prove with concrete actions that #PeaceIsAlwaysPossible. Throughout the month, we will be focusing on this theme as a community at CBHS.

September Prayer Service

         On September 24, as part of the International Lasallian Days of Peace, the student ministry team will lead a prayer service focusing on peace and how to be active in promoting peace in our community. Students will have the opportunity to pray together and to spend time in reflection on these topics. We will be on a morning assembly schedule that day.

Freshman Retreats

This year, freshmen will have an opportunity to attend one of three retreat days with their classmates. The retreat will unpack what it means to be a Brothers’ Boy. Throughout their high school career, students will continuously hear this phrase, so the retreat is geared to focus on who a Brothers’ Boy is in conjunction with the Lasallian Core Principles.  Juniors and seniors on the Student Ministry Team will give talks and lead the retreat. Please pray for these young men and their development as young men of faith, character, and service.

Thursday Morning Masses

We will continue offering mass every Thursday morning at 7:20 in the Brothers’ chapel. Each week the mass will be offered for the intentions of a different organization or team on campus, but all are welcome to attend.

Thursday, September 5, mass will be offered for the intentions of the cross-country team and the Student Ministry Team.

Thursday, September 12, mass will be offered for the intentions of the golf team and the Brothers Leadership Council.

Thursday, September 19, mass will be offered for the intentions of the football team.

Thursday, September 26, mass will be offered for the intentions of the student ambassadors.

Service Hour Resource Online

            This year, you can find an updated list of service opportunities—direct and community hours—on our school website. After logging in, go to the Resources tab to view Service Opportunities. If your son is looking for ways to get involved in more service work, this is an excellent resource.

St. John Baptist de la Salle        Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts            Forever

AUGUST 2019


Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.


“Think of what a blessing it is that the Holy Spirit lives in you.” (Med 62.2)

Throughout the school students will engage with virtues that connect to the 5 Lasallian Core Principles. These are the virtues that Brothers’ Boys strive to embody as they grow into young men of character and faith. For each core principle, the first virtue is applied to form the personal and interior disposition that embodies the spirit of that core principle, and the second virtue is concerned with practically exercising the core principle in our daily actions.

During the first two months, students are encouraged to focus on the principle of an Inclusive Community: The Lasallian Core Principle of Inclusive Community starts with personal gratitude which leads to brotherly encouragement.

In August, we focus on the virtue of gratitude. We reflect and humbly acknowledge that the great traditions and faith that we share are extended to us freely from our predecessors. True gratitude focuses on the gifts that we share. Gratitude focuses on all the blessings we receive from being included in a special community.  The virtue of gratitude creates the disposition that is essential for fostering an inclusive community.

In advisory this month, students will discuss how an attitude of gratitude can have a positive impact on their lives. This video explains how the gratitude experiment works. Take some time this month to discuss the importance of gratitude with your son and give thanks for all the blessings in your lives.

Prayer of Gratitude

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of my day, I sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in my life.

My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.

I thank you, too, for those things in my life that are less than I would hope them to be. Things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. When my heart feels stretched and empty, and tears form in my weary eyes, still I rejoice that you are as near to me as my next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, I am growing and learning.

In the silence of my soul, I thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love.

Amen.

Senior Leadership Mass

On Wednesday, August 7, the seniors will be commissioned as leaders of the school in a special Mass celebrated by Msgr. John McArthur, CBHS Chaplain. Please pray for our seniors as they begin an important school year.

August Mass

On Thursday, August 15, Msgr. John McArthur will celebrate an all-school mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will be on a morning assembly schedule that day.

Thursday Morning Mass

We will continue offering mass every Thursday morning at 7:20 in the Brothers’ chapel with Msgr. McArthur presiding. Each week the mass will be offered for the intentions of a different organization or team on campus, but all are welcome to attend.

Thursday, August 21, Mass will be said for the intentions of the Student Ministry Team. Thursday, August 29, Mass will be said for the intentions of the Brothers Leadership Council.

Student Ministry Team

The Student Ministry Team has their team training retreat day on Sunday, August 11. The Student Ministry Team will be charged with planning liturgies for the school year, providing their services as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Altar Servers at each Mass, as well as leading the student body in prayer at House prayer services. They will also be leading our freshman and sophomore retreats throughout the year. Please pray for this group of young men as they begin their ministry.


St. John Baptist de La Salle… Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our hearts… Forever!