FEBRUARY 2020

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

Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle

“How long has Jesus been knocking at the door of your heart, waiting to enter?”

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.

During the months of February and March we focus specifically on the Lasallian Principle—Faith in the Presence of God: The Lasallian Core Principle of Faith in the Presence of God: In prayer, we come into God’s holy presence and receive the zeal to be a devoted Christian Brother.

In February we strive to attain the virtue of prayer. This means we try to pray every day, so that our life becomes an ongoing prayer. By encountering the holy presence of God in prayer, our soul comes to life. We cultivate a disposition that is more receptive of God’s voice and inspiration.  We are committed to becoming men of prayer and brothers of Faith. The virtue of prayer gives us the disposition to always remember that we are in the Holy presence of God. Spend some time this month discussing types of prayers with your sons and praying together.

Prayer

Lord God,

Teach me how to pray. So many times I come to you like a troubled child, lost and struggling. Help me to enter into prayer with more faith. Help me be open and honest when I come to you.  Help me to relax in your trusting arms. May your Holy Spirit give holy breath to my soul.  Amen.

Eucharistic Adoration

On Friday, February 7, 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.

Senior Retreats

Every Thursday during the months of January and February, a group of 25-30 seniors attend a retreat at St. Thérèse the Little Flower Catholic Church. During the retreat, they have the opportunity to reflect on their lives and their relationships—particularly with themselves, their friends, and family—and the role their faith plays in those relationships as they prepare to leave high school and embark on the next stage of their lives. Please keep these young men, along with Tim Neuman and Shawn Morgan who lead the retreats, in your prayers throughout the month.

Faculty/Staff Retreat

On Friday, February 14, the faculty and staff will spend the day on retreat. Throughout the day, they will pray and reflect on how they can best teach the minds and touch the hearts of their students in this ever-changing world. Please keep our faculty and staff in your prayers. Students will have a day off from school on February 14.

Ash Wednesday Mass

On Wednesday, February 26, CBHS Chaplain Msgr. McArthur will celebrate Mass for the student body to begin the season of Lent. 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, February 6 – Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Brothers in Law and the wrestling team.
  • Thursday, February 13 – Mass will be offered for the intentions of the knowledge bowl team.
  • Thursday, February 20 – Mass will be offered for the intentions of the water polo team.
  • Thursday, February 27 – Mass will be offered for the intentions of the language clubs and guitar club.

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