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CJ Welcomes Fr. Jim Mueller

The CJ community welcomes Fr. Jim Mueller as the school chaplain for the 2015-2016 school year.

Fr. Mueller hails from San Antonio, where he attended Central Catholic Marianist High School.  He is the second youngest of seven children and has 36 nieces and nephews. While growing up, Fr. Mueller said his father, who was a physician, would take care of the brothers, giving Fr. Mueller his first exposure to the Marianists.

Seniors Make Healthy Impact in Dayton

Update- August 24, 2015: To date, the Got Veggies? group has donated more than 5,500 pounds of produce to Catholic Social Services. According to the group's Facebook page, even though they have well surpassed their original goal, the students want to continue their mission of bringing local produce to CSS throughout the school year. To contribute to the group, you can e-mail them here.

Rural Plunge in Solsberry, Indiana

Living simply is not something many high school students are used to in this modern age. But 14 CJ students, along with 14 students from Moeller High School in Cincinnati, chose to do just that for nearly a week as part of a rural plunge experience.

The group traveled to the Solsberry Hill Retreat Center in Solsberry, Indiana to participate in several service projects.

Cleveland Mission Trip

In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus talked about being positive agents of change for our world referencing the salt and light. During the week of June 21, a group of CJ students used that teaching as a foundation for their mission trip to Euclid, Ohio, near Cleveland.

Annual Mission Trip To Belize

For the fifth year in a row, a small group of CJ upperclassmen and adult chaperones spent a week in Belize working and learning from the local community and deepening their own faith.

The journey began on June 7 with the mission in mind to build a cafeteria for Belizean students at Cotton Tree School. The principal told the group that students previously had to sit on the floor of verandahs to eat their lunch.

After arriving safely in Belize, the group noticed only three bags of their luggage made it to the airport.

Statues On Display In The Welcome Center

The window in the Welcome Center has a different look this month. That's because during May, six statues of Mary are on display as well as fresh flowers. The presentation is in honor of the devotion this month to Mary.

According to the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton, "the roots of the May devotion reach back to a Marian custom determined by devotion to the Passion, to honoring the Cross, and to prayers for good weather."

Juniors Participate in C.O.P.E. Simulation

Two years ago, CJ teacher, Mick Mominee, and Director of Ministry and Service, Kelli Kinnear, were inspired to think outside the box and started an important tradition at CJ. Mominee and Kinnear attended a Think Tank C.O.P.E. event at Sinclair Community College. C.O.P.E. stands for Cost Of Poverty Experience, and an experience it certainly was.

The simulation places participants into family groups where they are each given a specific role and task to achieve. Every group has different assets, such as a car, and different burdens, such as low wage jobs.

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