Words from St. John Baptist de la Salle
“Remembering that God is with you will help and inspire you in all that you do.”
The Brothers’ Way
The Brothers Rule of 1718 on Regularity states, “those who live in community should, above all else, love God and next their neighbor because these are the principal commandments given to us by God.” As we begin our new school year at CBHS and form a Lasallian community focused on transforming hearts and minds, we strive to abide by that rule of loving God and our neighbor. 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.
In September, we will focus on the virtue encouragement. Brothers are called to encourage each other in all that they do. By offering a smile, a pat on the back, or friendly words, we can encourage others during difficult times and help promote community amongst our brothers. This month, encourage someone in your life every day.
Watch this short video for encouraging Bible verses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR3YE35K168
Prayer of Encouragement from St. Francis de Sales
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: "The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me, and I in Him." Amen.
Lasallian Days of Peace
From September 21 through October 21, the Lasallian Community will celebrate the 10th annual Lasallian Days of Peace. During this month, Young Lasallians from all over the world are invited to celebrate peace through concrete means, while focusing on a specific theme every year. This year’s theme is: Our Voices of Mercy Are Calling for Peace. Throughout the month, we will be focusing on this theme as a community at CBHS.
Lasallian Youth will be serving at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen on Saturday, August 13 from 8:30-11 am. To sign up to join the group that morning, e-mail Mr. Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September Mass Schedule
On Thursday, September 15 we will celebrate an all-school Mass commemorating the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. 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, September 1, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the golf team.
Thursday, September 8, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the football team.
Thursday, September 22, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Flavian House.
Thursday, September 29, Mass will be offered for the intentions of the Student Ambassadors.
September Feast Days
During the month of September, the following Lasallian feast days will be celebrated by the Catholic Church. If you click on the name, you can find out more information about these beatified brothers.
Friday, September 2: Blessed Martyrs of the Rochefort
Friday, September 2: Blessed Brother Solomon Leclercq
Tuesday, September 27: Blessed Brother Scubilion Rousseau
St. John Baptist de LaSalle, Pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.
Lindsey Neuman, Lasallan Animator