DECEMBER 2019 Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God. Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle “God inspires us to walk in the footsteps […]
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle
“God inspires us to walk in the footsteps of his Son.”
The young boys who enter CBHS are challenged to grow into young men of faith and character. Throughout their experience as a Brothers’ Boy, they will learn about the Brothers’ Way—a set of virtues that each Brothers’ Boy should embody in his life. Each month throughout the school year, teachers and students will focus on a different virtue in order to expand their understanding of themselves and the world around them. These virtues each connect to one of the 5 Lasallian Core Principles.
During the months of December and January, we focus specifically on the Lasallian virtue—Concern for the Poor and Social Justice: The Lasallian Core Principle of Concern for the Poor and Social Justice: Through sacrifice of ourselves and service to others we show our concern for those less fortunate than we are.
In December, we reflect on the virtue of sacrifice. Sacrifice by nature is an interior struggle. When you sacrifice, you give a part of yourself. Your sacrifice is a gift no one else can give. Give yourself to those around you. Help your brother out. Help him carry his burden. When you see someone struggle, you can either be a bystander or a brother. The virtue of sacrifice fosters the disposition of concern for the poor and for social justice.
In advisory this month, freshmen and sophomore will discuss what it means to sacrifice to achieve one’s own goals or help others. They will watch this video to aid in their discussion. Juniors and seniors will discuss why it’s important to sacrifice and help those who are less fortunate. This interactive lesson will help them visualize how easy it is to end up in a situation where help is needed. Take some time this month to talk about the virtue of sacrifice with your sons and how it influences your decisions daily.
Prayer of Sacrifice
Dear God, I humbly come before you today in appreciation for all that you have done for me. Thank you, Jesus, for your sacrifice so that I may be reconciled to God and set free from the bondage of sin. Thank you for enduring so much suffering on my behalf. I pray that I will have the same kind of strength to endure life for your sake, in your name I pray. Amen.
On Friday, December 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.
Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
During the month of December, Msgr. John McArthur will celebrate an all school Mass on Monday, December 9 for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We will be on a morning assembly schedule that day.
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, December 5, Mass will be offered for the Key Club and the Automotive Club.
Thursday, December 12, Mass will be offered for the Brothers of Faith.