Christian Brothers High School celebrated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 29 – Feb. 1 by not only showing appreciation for students and teachers but also providing several opportunities for spiritual development. The week began with an all-school Mass celebrated by Msgr. John McArthur, AFSC, CBHS Chaplain. During his homily he focused on the theme of service and reminded students to be thankful for the service of their teachers, coaches, and administrators who have dedicated their lives to Catholic education. He also encouraged students to be service-minded themselves and open to God’s call in their lives to serve Him.
Later in the week, a school-wide reconciliation service was held. Catholic students had the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation while non-Catholic students attended a talk on types of prayer and their importance given by Br. Joel McGraw. The week ended with first Friday Eucharistic Adoration available all day in the chapel for students to spend time with the Blessed Sacrament. Throughout the week, religion teacher Gerry Taulman spearheaded a student appreciation drawing for students to receive gifts from faculty and staff members. The Parents Association also held a drawing to show their appreciation of faculty and staff with gifts. The week was an opportunity for everyone on campus to appreciate the gift that Catholic School education is to all involved.