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CJ Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service describes the foundation of Catholic schools. It also serves as the theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week from Sunday, January 29 through Saturday, February 4.

"We are blessed to be part of  community that has strong academics, commitment to faith and service, and this week is an opportunity to celebrate those blessings," said Director of Ministry & Service Kelli Kinnear.

At CJ, the school is celebrating Catholic Schools Week in several ways throughout the week:

Seniors Target Mental Health and Depression for Capstone Project

Throughout the week of January 17, the Senior Capstone Group of Kayla Chumack, Brianna Gavin, Caroline Nevius, Hannah Schwager and Lydia Stamper held a Mental Health/Depression Awareness Week at CJ.

“There are so many teens who feel they are all alone with their mental illness and I wanted to show them that they are not alone,” shared Gavin.

Chumack agreed, “I don't want anyone to feel alone and I want them to know even the small things count, even the small wins are something we should appreciate.”

Each day throughout the week had its own theme:

Marianist Icon Travels to CJ

A Marianist icon that was commissioned in honor of the order's bicentennial and being taken to Marianist communities around the world was on display at Chaminade Julienne on Thursday, December 8. The icon's visit correlated with the school's celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Students Share Gratitude at Scholarship Breakfast

"CJ has been a really influential part of my life and I've had a lot of opportunities that if I hadn't gone to CJ, I wouldn't of had otherwise."

Sarah Hartley '18 was one of the dozens of students who shared that sentiment with benefactors during the annual scholarship breakfast on November 18.

"I've had a lot of faith development and gotten to go on mission trips and retreats," Hartley reflected.  "With the academics and athletics too, it's really helped shaped me into the person I am."

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week: Nov. 14-21

For more than 25 years, the CJ community has spent the week before Thanksgiving thinking of others by participating in the national Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.

"The timing is nice because it is right before Thanksgiving and we can be thankful for our blessings," Director of Ministry & Service Kelli Kinnear said. "It can inspire us to give more."

The school's theme for this year's Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week is #bemercyCJ.

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