From: Lindsey Neuman, Lasallian Animator
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.”
The 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 April and May, we focus specifically on the Lasallian Core Principle—Quality Education. The purpose of CBHS is to educate students and encourage them to become life-long learners constantly striving to improve themselves. During April, the Brothers’ Way virtue is integrity. Students will focus on the virtue of integrity and discuss how integrity plays a vital role not only in their education but also in the development of their character. In their advisories, they will discuss the importance of making good decisions and maintaining their integrity in all their actions. Watch this video for an informative description of integrity and its importance in our society. Take some time this month to discuss integrity and its significance with your son.
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.
April 3-7, 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—the feast day of St. John Baptist de La Salle—and a faculty/staff celebration of service during the faculty meeting on Wednesday. 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 me in the city of Memphis since 1871.
Spring into Action
From March 15-April 30, Lasallians throughout the region are participating in Spring into Action—an initiative encouraging students to go out into their communities and complete service work. The faculty/staff of CBHS will join in the Spring into Action movement on Monday, April 17 with a morning of service work. Lasallian Youth will also participate in various service events throughout this time. Contact Dustin Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Lasallian Youth Moderator, for more information regarding this event.
April holds many opportunities for our community at CBHS to join in prayer. Friday, April 7, is the feast day of St. John Baptist de La Salle. To celebrate this occasion, Monsignor John McArthur, AFSC, will join us for an All-School Mass. During that Mass, students will witness the 7 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.
CBHS students will reflect on Holy Week with a House prayer service on Tuesday, April 11. We will be on a Morning Assembly schedule that day. During the assembly period, students will meet in their houses and go through a prayer, reflection, and discussion about Jesus’ trial before his death and resurrection.
After the Easter holidays, the CBHS community will celebrate Easter season with an Easter Mass. We will be on Morning Assembly schedule that day.
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, April 6, Mass will be said for the intentions of the language clubs.
Thursday, April 20, Mass will be said for the intentions of the baseball teams.
Thursday, April 27, Mass will be said for the intentions of Clement House.
St. John Baptist de La Salle. Pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts. Forever.