Lasallian Student Life

High school years are an ideal time for young people to embrace and celebrate faith, discover and develop new talents, and to grow as servant leaders. An essential foundation of our students’ success is the deep sense of belonging and inclusive community at Christian Brothers High School. This place is their home. Teens become their best selves when they experience healthy community and support. 

The Lasallian Student Life Office (LSLO) is the heartbeat of student culture at Christian Brothers High School. We form students to lead our community in various activities and prayer experiences. LSLO creates opportunities for students to serve our Oak Park neighborhood, surrounding communities, and our network establishments. The LSLO is dedicated to building and developing our school spirit and spirituality all in concert with the Lasallian Catholic mission. 

LASALLIAN STUDENT LIFE OPPORTUNITIES 

Senior Retreat Leadership Team 

Rising Seniors apply to be part of a dynamic team of Senior Leaders who work with the LSLO to lead the Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Retreats. These students are faith-based teens who desire to grow in the Lasallian Core Principles and promote a healthy community at Christian Brothers High School. 

Freshman Retreat

All incoming Freshmen participate in the one-day retreat held at Sacramento Newman Center in September. Led by members of the Senior Leadership Retreat Team, the students engage on the theme of belonging. The retreat immerses the students in the Lasallian Core Principles, participating in fun activities and icebreakers for building community. 

Sophomore Retreat 

All Sophomores participate in the one-day retreat held at Sacramento Newman Center in October. Led by members of the Senior Leadership Retreat Team, the students engage on the idea of values, how to build on values and nurture friendships. This retreat builds on their freshmen experience and students participate in fun activities and icebreakers for building community. 

Junior Retreat 

Junior Retreat at San Damiano Retreat Center, November 2-3, 2022

The Junior Retreat is the first overnight retreat experience hosted by the LSLO and led by our Senior Retreat The Junior Retreat is the first overnight retreat experience hosted by the LSLO and led by our Senior Retreat Leadership Team (SRLT). This retreat emphasizes the student’s personal vocation in life and their gifts. This retreat is a reflection on their life journey thus far as a student at Christian Brothers High School. There are three retreats scheduled in this year. Register and pay via the links below to secure your student’s spot. Spots will fill quickly!

Junior Retreat November 8-9 at San Damiano Retreat Center.

Junior Retreat January 9-10, 2024, at San Damiano Retreat Center.

Junior Retreat March 6-7, 2024, at San Damiano Retreat Center.

Kairos

The pinnacle of our four-year retreat program is the Kairos retreat held for seniors. Kairos is a Greek word (καιρός) which at best translates to God’s time. It is different from time measured in the chronology of events. This time away with God welcomes seniors to examine, develop, and deepen their relationships with God, themselves, and others. There are four retreats available to seniors throughout the year and a summer retreat offered to rising seniors. Kairos will be experienced at Alliance Redwoods provides a “renewal in the redwoods” in Occidental, California, San Damiano Retreat Center which is a premier center in the East Bay, and at Applegate, California. All these locations provide the space for encountering God in creation. 

Kairos 92: Register for November 14-17 at Alliance Redwoods. Completely full.

Kairos 93: Register for January 23-26, 2024 at Alliance Redwoods. Completely full.

Kairos 94:Register for March 12-15, 2024 at Applegate. 

VENAVER

VENAVER, Los Angeles, November 6-11, 2022

VENAVER (Spanish for “Come and See”) has its origins in scripture. Jesus said, “Come and you will see” John 1:39-41. This program is an immersion experience that offers Junior and Senior students, faculty, and staff opportunities to participate in faith-based experiences in local and global communities. Participants explore faith, community, service learning, social justice, and simple living in a safe environment in every VENAVER experience. Students of all faith traditions and backgrounds are invited to participate in VENAVER. Four VENAVER retreats will be offered throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Please see here for details or email Ms. Hanshew at ehanshew@cbhs-sacramento.org with any questions.

God Squad 

Student leaders collaborate with the LSLO to create meaningful prayer services and liturgies. The school community assembles regularly to pray and practice faith in the presence of God.

God Squad worked diligently in obtaining new Stations of the Cross for the Chapel of Saint Joseph. The following images provide more reflection in the sacred space as we celebrate our Faith in the Presence of God. The Stations were blessed by Monsignor James Kidder following the community prayer service on Friday, March 31. 

Social Action Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.) 

A student led club that organizes drives that serve our community. We work in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento, Loaves and Fishes, the Sacramento Food Bank, and Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home to name a few. Be part of our concern for the poor and social action!