From: Lindsey Neuman, Lasallian Animator
Words from St. John Baptist de la Salle
“Let the way you live be that of the Gospel” (Med. 84.3)
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 December and January, we focus specifically the Lasallian principle—Concern for the Poor and Social Justice. Throughout January, we will discuss the virtue of service. Part of our call as Lasallians is to offer service to others and help promote the human dignity of all. Students at Christian Brothers participate in service activities throughout the year to show their concern for the poor. During January, we will discuss how acts of service—both big and small—can help promote happiness in our world. Watch this video to see how even small acts of service can improve the lives of others. Take some time this month to discuss with your son charitable acts of service that he can do, or you and he can do together, to help spread St. John Baptist de La Salle’s mission of caring for those who are less fortunate.
Prayer of Sacrifice
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 will be serving at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen on Saturday, January 11 from 8:30-11 am. To sign up to join the group that morning, email Mr. Perry at email@example.com.
During the month of January, we will celebrate an all-school Mass on Friday, January 13 to welcome our Lasallian exchange students from Colegio LaSalle in San Jose, Costa Rica to our campus. Father Mike Werkhoven, pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit, will join us to celebrate Mass. We will be on a morning assembly schedule that day.
Thursday Morning Mass
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, January 5, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the wrestling teams.
Thursday, January 12, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the basketball teams.
Thursday, January 19, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Brothers of Faith, Brothers on Stage and the band.
Thursday, January 26, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Abban House.
325 years ago on November 21, 1691, John Baptist de La Salle, and two of his principal brothers, Nicholas Vuyart and Gabriel Drolin, professed the ‘The Heroic Vow’, to remain together in society even if they would have to beg and live on bread alone. This vow was monumental in maintaining the mission of the brothers of the Christian schools that de La Salle began. As Lasallians, we remember the faith in God’s Providence that John Baptist de La Salle and his early brothers had that has allowed the Lasallian community to spread internationally today.
St. John Baptist de La Salle. Pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts. Forever.