April 2018

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

Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle

“Keep the goals of your work as clear as those of Jesus Christ, so that you will draw his blessing and grace upon yourself and all your labours.”

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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 February and March we focus specifically on the Lasallian Principle— Quality Education: The Lasallian Core Principle of Quality Education: Quality education is the fruit of personal integrity and academic determination.

During the month of April, we pray for and reflect on the Brothers’ Way virtue of integrity. Integrity makes a brother reliable and trustworthy. Integrity is when a person’s moral character is upheld despite the trying circumstances. Integrity demonstrates that you are not susceptible to corruption. The virtue of integrity builds the disposition to always be honest even when no one is looking. The virtue of integrity keeps quality education as a just and honest endeavor.

Prayer for Integrity

Spirit of Truth, give me the strength and courage to act and speak with integrity. Help me to be honest and truthful as I carry out my roles and responsibilities. May I strive to be one who holds fast to the inner compass of conscience, thereby holding to my promises and commitments. Guide me in all my ways, and let me walk each day in integrity. Amen.

Founder’s Week

April 3-6, the CBHS community will celebrate Founder’s Week—a week remembering and celebrating St. John Baptist de La Salle’s vision and mission which led to the founding of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in France and now is a global network of schools to which CBHS belongs. There will be various activities throughout the week to celebrate including Founder’s Day mass on Friday and a faculty/staff celebration of service during the faculty meeting on Wednesday. During that mass, students will witness the 6 brothers who teach and work at CBHS renew their vows and promises to the Brothers’ Institute committing themselves to another year of serving students and following De La Salle’s mission. We will be on morning assembly schedule that day. Please take a moment this week to offer a prayer of thanksgiving for the Lasallian Christian Brothers, their mission, and the influence they have had on young men in the city of Memphis since 1871.

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, April 5, Mass will be said for the intentions of the language clubs.

Thursday, April 12, Mass will be said for the intentions of the rugby team.

Thursday, April 19, Mass will be said for the intentions of the baseball teams.

Thursday, April 26, Mass will be said for the intentions of the soccer teams.

 

St. John Baptist de La Salle       Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts            Forever

 

March 2018

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

Words from St. John Baptist de La Salle

“Earnestly ask Jesus that his Spirit may be alive in you.”

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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 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.

The Brothers’ Way Virtue of the month for March is zeal. What if you went about your day feeling fully alive? People would notice that something is different. St. Paul writes to Timothy “Fan into flame the gift of God that you have… God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but of power, and love, and self-control.” (2 Tim 1:6, 7) The spirit of zeal is real. By tapping into the love of God, we exude the presence of God to all around us. The virtue of zeal makes the invisible faith in the presence of God become clearly shown in our daily actions.

Prayer for Zeal

Lord of Life,

You desire that all should turn back to you and live. You are the Father of all the living. Pour into my soul your life and goodness.  Fill me with zeal for your good and holy will. Help me overcome the sins of apathy and indifference. Give me strength to joyfully embrace the cross with your Son. I invite your Holy Spirit to live in me and move me throughout this day, so that I may be a lively Christian to all those around me. Amen.

Lenten Prayer Service

As part of the season of Lent, students will participate in a prayer service on Tuesday, March 20 centered on a Lenten theme. We will be on an extended advisory schedule that day.

Eucharistic Adoration

Every first Friday of the month, Eucharistic Adoration is available in the Brothers’ chapel from 7:45-2:20. Students have the opportunity to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament during their religion classes, before school, and during lunch.

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, March 1, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the lacrosse teams.

Thursday, March 8, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the trap team.

Thursday, March 22, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the tennis team.

St. John Baptist de La Salle       Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts            Forever

 

February 2018

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?”

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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 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.

Reconciliation Service

On Thursday, February 1, Catholic students will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the school day. 10 priests from around the Diocese will join us that morning to provide students an opportunity to go to Reconciliation prior to the beginning of Lent. Non-Catholic students will listen to a talk about prayer and types of prayer by Br. Joel.

Eucharistic Adoration

Every first Friday of the month, Eucharistic Adoration is available in the Brothers’ chapel from 7:45-2:20. Students have the opportunity to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament during their religion classes, before school, and during lunch.

Ash Wednesday Mass

On Wednesday, February 14, Msgr. McArthur, CBHS Chaplain, will celebrate Mass for the student body to begin the season of Lent. We will be on a Morning Assembly Schedule that day.

Senior Retreats

Every Thursday during the months of January and February, a group of 25-30 seniors attend a retreat at His Way Retreat Center. 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 John Ward and Tim Neuman who lead the retreats, in your prayers throughout the month.

Sophomore Retreats

This year, sophomores will have an opportunity to attend one of two retreats with their classmates on either Tuesday, February 20 or Tuesday, February 27 at the St. Louis Church John Paul II Youth Center. The retreat will encourage students to consider their beliefs and what they value and how those beliefs and values impact their actions daily. Juniors and seniors on the Student Ministry Team will give talks and lead the retreat along with Mary Delgado, CBHS Campus Minister, and Lindsey Neuman, Director of Mission and Ministry. Please pray for these young men and their faith development.

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 1, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the band.

Thursday, February 8, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the mock trial team.

Thursday, February 15, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the water polo team.

Thursday, February 22, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the chess club, yearbook and Maurelian staffs.

St. John Baptist de La Salle       Pray for us

Live Jesus in our hearts            Forever

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.