OCTOBER 2019 Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God. Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle “The more humble people are, the more God […]
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle
“The more humble people are, the more God accomplishes great things through them.”
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 connects to one of the 5 Lasallian Core Principles.
The months of October and November, we focus specifically the Lasallian principle—Respect for All Persons: The Lasallian Core Principle of Respect for all Persons: Filled with humility, we esteem others more than ourselves, and seek to love all God’s people.
Respect for all persons begins in October with the virtue of humility. Although no one is perfect, we should always strive to respect them as a beloved child of God. God’s love is unconditional. We do not earn it; that’s humbling. The virtue of humility fosters the disposition that recognizes the inherent dignity and respect for persons. This month students will look at an example of a young man whose social media post taught him a difficult lesson in humility. Please take some time to discuss the virtue of humility with your son this October.
Prayer of Humility
Lord, I offer you all my thoughts, words, and actions. May all I do please you. What can I give except what I have–my life, simple as it is. Help me to do all my daily routine tasks cheerfully and well. May I see goodness in all the people I meet today, and may I be aware of your great love for them. By your grace may I overcome my weaknesses. May your holy will be done in me today. Amen.
On Friday, October 4, Eucharistic Adoration will take place in the Brothers’ chapel from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 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. CBHS Chaplain Msgr. McArthur 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.
The last Freshman retreat will be held on Thursday, October 3. 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.
Senior Day of Service
As a part of our focus on the core principles, Respect for All Persons and Concern for the Poor and Social Justice, on Wednesday, October 30, the senior class will participate in the 5th annual senior day of service. That morning while all the underclassmen are taking the Pre-ACT, the seniors will be sent out to approximately fifteen different work sites throughout the city of Memphis to complete service projects. Seniors will gather in Heffernan Hall at 8 am for an opening prayer and breakfast. They will return to school for dismissal at 1 pm. Please pray for our seniors and their experience that day as they go out and serve the Memphis community.
Thursday Morning Masses
We will continue offering Mass every Thursday at 7:20 a.m. 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, October 3 – Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Mountain Bike Club and the Freshman Football Team.
- Thursday, October 17 – Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Smash Brothers Club and the Dungeons and Dragons Club.
- Thursday, October 24 – Mass will be offered for the intentions of Bro Life.
- Thursday, October 31 – Mass will be offered for the intentions of Brothers on Stage.