JANUARY 2020 Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God. Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle “Let the way you live be that of […]
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle
“Let the way you live be that of the Gospel” (Med. 84.3).
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. In advisory this month, students watched a Ted Talk about how service should stem from their own passions. They discussed how using their God-given gifts and talents will allow them to serve others and have more meaningful experiences.
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.
On Friday, January 10, 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.
March for Life
On Wednesday, January 22, twenty students and 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 25.
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.
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week is January 26-February 1. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. Throughout the week, teachers and faculty will show their appreciation for our students—who are the reason for our school—through a daily drawing of gifts. On Thursday, January 30, Msgr. McArthur will celebrate all school Mass for Catholic Schools Week. 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 9, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the band.
Thursday, January 16, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the basketball teams.
Thursday, January 23, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the swim team and student ambassadors.