On the same day as the first all-school Mass of the 2017-2018 school year, the CJ community welcomed special visitors from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Susan Gibbons, the superintendent of Catholic schools, Michelle Hinton and Vince Woodall joined students, faculty and staff for Mass at Emmanuel Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 30. Meg Sharpe and Sr. Kim Dalgarn, both from the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, were also welcomed guests.
Students may not be meeting in the classroom every day until later this month, but in July, members of the Faith Leaders in God’s Hands Today (FLIGHT) Class of 2018 gathered to prepare for the upcoming school year.
Members of FLIGHT are from the senior class. The students prepare monthly liturgies, lead retreats, plan service activities and provide prayer experiences for the CJ community.
Faculty and staff members recently joined Marianists from around the country when the national Marianist Lay Assembly was held at the University of Dayton July 13-16.
For many of the attendees, this was their first assembly. Jama Badinghaus, CJ counselor, said this was her second assembly with her first being in San Antonio in 2014.
Peace, laughter, pure joy.
Those were a few of the emotions students used to describe their experience attending a Steubenville Conference from July 7-9.
Along with speakers, students participated in adoration, Mass, and reflection time.
The CJ group, led by teachers Tim and Amy O'Loughlin, shared what they called life-changing experiences from the conference. You can watch the group's reflection here.
Students embarked on a new adventure when they traveled to Solsberry, Indiana for a week-long mission trip.
Earlier this month, a group of students and two adults traveled to Taos, New Mexico for a mission trip. This is the first time a group from CJ has traveled to serve in Taos.
“I have gone on four mission trips through CJ during my time as a student and Taos exceeded all my expectations,” shared Dani Ostendorf ‘17. “I wanted to go on this trip specifically because I really wanted to learn more about the culture that I was serving.”
Students came together for a cause as they traveled nearly 3,000 miles to Belize during the week of June 12. The group went to overseas as one of CJ's summer mission trips led by CJ parent Dr. Steve Huffman. The 11 students and three adults served at St. Joseph school by painting and building a classroom.
Art students used their talents to create paintings that will be displayed in the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur's Photovoltaic Learning Lab.
CJ STEMM students have been connected to the Photovoltaic Learning Lab since its inception in the winter of 2013. The lab was installed at the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur's Cincinnati campus in the winter of 2015.
For the 11th year, the CJ Ministry & Service office recognized students for serving in the Dayton community and beyond at the Service Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 3.
The idea of going without technology for an entire day was unfathomable to juniors in Dr. Mick Mominee's religion class. However, students were challenged to do just that as part of an assignment connected with Pope Francis' encyclical.