January 2018

Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle

“Let the way you live be that of the Gospel” (Med. 84.3)

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Brothers’ Way

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.

This month we strive to attain the virtue of service. Reflecting on the virtue of service helps us to be renewed in our commitment to the Lasallian principle of concern for the poor and social justice. A Brothers’ Boy sees a need and takes action. If we are blind to the needs of others, then we will certainly fail to act. Following our Lord, we want service to be part of our daily lives. We want to be a community of Christian servants. The virtue of service puts into action the principle of concern for the poor and social justice. Spend some time this month discussing with your son how he can be a man of service to others.

Prayer of Service

Lord, you call us to your service and to continue your saving work among us.

May your love never abandon us.

God of love, bring us back to you,

Send your Spirit to make us strong in faith and active in good works.

God of mercy, unite us in the Holy Spirit that we may serve you with all our hearts and work together with unselfish love.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lasallian Youth Trip

Please pray for a group of Lasallian Youth students who will be traveling over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend to Chicago to participate in an urban immersion retreat at the Brother David Darst Center.

March for Life

On Wednesday, January 17, thirteen students and two faculty members will head to Washington D.C. to participate in the March for Life. Please pray for their safe journey and continue to pray for a respect for all life from conception to natural death. They will return to Memphis on Saturday, January 20.

 January Mass

During the month of January, we will celebrate an all-school mass on Friday, January 19 to welcome our Lasallian exchange students from Colegio LaSalle in San Jose, Costa Rica to our campus. 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, January 4, mass will be offered for the intentions of the swim team.

Thursday, January 11, mass will be offered for the intentions of the basketball teams.

Thursday, January 18, mass will be offered for the intentions of the band.

Thursday, January 25, mass will be offered for the intentions of the wresting team.

St. John Baptist de La Salle       Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts            Forever

 

December 2017

Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle

“God inspires us to walk in the footsteps of his Son.”

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Brothers’ Way

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. This month all students were encouraged during their advisories to go out of their way to make a sacrifice for someone else. Ask your son what sacrifice he’s made this month.

 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.

December Mass

During the month of December, we will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, December 8 with an all school Mass. We will be on a morning assembly schedule that day.

Thursday Morning Masses

We 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 7, Mass will be offered for the intentions of students preparing for exams.

St. John Baptist de La Salle       Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts            Forever

 

November 2017

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

 Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle

“God of love, set me aflame with love for you and for my neighbor.”

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Brothers’ Way

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.

Although we all have unique qualities and characteristics, the brotherly love we have for all human life promotes the dignity of every person and carries out St. John Baptist de La Salle’s mission to bring God’s love and salvation to everyone. Throughout this month, discuss with your sons how they show love to others in their lives and the importance of being a loving person to everyone they meet.

Prayer of Love

Father God, I come into your presence so aware of my human frailty and yet overwhelmed by your love for me. I thank you that there is no human experience that I might walk through where your love cannot reach me. If I climb the highest mountain you are there and yet if I find myself in the darkest valley of my life, you are there. Teach me today to love you more. Help me to rest in that love that asks nothing more than the simple trusting heart of a child. Guide me to spread your love to others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

November Mass

We begin the month of November celebrating the holy day All Saints’ Day. On Wednesday, November 1, we will be on a morning assembly schedule, to celebrate an all school Mass.

Thursday Morning Masses

We will continue offering Mass every Thursday morning at 7:20 am 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, November 2, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Lasallian Youth members.

Thursday, November 9, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Brothers of Faith.

Thursday, November 16, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Knowledge Bowl team.

Thursday, November 30, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Theatre Program.

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

On Tuesday, November 21, we will hold a Thanksgiving prayer service. We will be on a morning assembly schedule that day.

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