All are welcome to CJ for the Feast of St. Joseph Mass being held in the CJ Chapel on Tuesday, March 19 at 8:15 a.m.
Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. That is the theme for the 2019 Catholic Schools Week, being celebrated January 27 - February 2.
At CJ, celebrations of Catholic Schools Week are taking place each day.
On Monday, select seniors spoke with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr as part of a teleconference he holds with area high schools during Catholic Schools Week. In the afternoon, students said a special 3 o’clock in conjunction with the other Dayton-area high schools as a sign of unity.
Eagles bundled in hats, gloves, and walking shoes held signs of hope to end abortion as they marched in Washington, D.C. as part of the annual March for Life on January 18.
“It's amazing to see how many people share the same belief as you and who are willing to go out in the middle of winter and march in a huge crowd to stand up for something so important,” said Alex Camp ‘19.
Earlier this month, students spent part of their weekend engaging with students from other Marianist high schools for a Marianist LIFE Summit. For some of the students, it was an opportunity to reconnect with others they met over the summer during Marianist Summer LIFE week.
Social media has connected people all around the world like never before. Students of today have also never not known a world without social media, and many would say it’s a very important part of their lives. That’s one of the reasons behind CJ’s 2018 Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week campaign, “Social media CAN make a difference.”
Make a Difference Day is one of the largest service days of the year for CJ students. All are encouraged to help in the Dayton community by spreading their love and support by volunteering. The two-day event is part of a combined area-wide effort with the United Way of Greater Dayton. Students volunteering include several Eagle sports teams, clubs, and student-led organizations. Make a Difference Day was showcased to the CJ community through posters around the school encouraging others to attend and volunteer.
Two CJ educators traveled to Italy this summer for separate reasons, but came together for memorable experiences.
School chaplain and math teacher Fr. Bob Jones, SM went to Rome as a delegate in the 35th General Chapter of the Society of Mary.
Finding a few moments of peace during a day is difficult for most, especially high school students with their school work, after school activities, and home lives.
That’s one reason why CJ Chaplain Fr. Bob Jones, SM initiated a new opportunity for students to take time out of their day to pray and be with God.
New life springing forth from our Marianist heritage
This spring, in conjunction with the Marianist Environmental Education Center (MEEC), students volunteered in completing an environmental restoration project just outside of Roger Glass Stadium - Home of the CJ Eagles.
Peter Evans ‘13, who was with MEEC through his volunteer year with Marianist PULSE (Partners in Urban Leadership, Service and Education) coordinated this project. He shared his reflection on the culmination of the project below:
Current CJ students and faculty, along with alumni, came together for a pilgrimage to Ireland this summer. The experience was through the group 4Mary Inc., which serves the spiritually and materially poor.