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Legacy of Sr. Dorothy Stang Alive at CJ

Today, Feb. 12, the Chaminade Julienne community remembers Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN ‘49. On this day in 2005, Sr. Stang was murdered in Anapu, Brazil while living out God's call as a Catholic missionary. She served the poor and marginalized people of the Amazon, who were continually subjected to abuse and oppression from loggers and landowners, for nearly 30 years.

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week 2013

The 2013 celebration of National Catholic Schools Week is being observed Sunday, Jan. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 2. This year's theme is "Catholic Schools Raise the Standards." At CJ, we will mark the celebration with activities, prayer, reflections and an all-school Mass.

As a tangible representation of our unity, the students, faculty and staff at CJ, Alter, Carroll and Fenwick will recite a special prayer at 2:55 p.m. from their respective locations Monday afternoon. We invite others to pray along with us at that time.

Founder's Day Celebrated with Mass

On Jan. 16, a new wall on the first floor of our main hallways was built to separate our students from second floor construction. As the final piece of drywall was put up, the entire school was celebrating our annual Marianist and Notre Dame Founder’s Day Mass in Emmanuel Church. At the end of the liturgy, Brother Brandon Pauloch, S.M., spoke about Mary’s mantle or cloak, which shelters us like the walls of our community.

CJ Students Serve in Spirit of Advent Season

For senior members of FLIGHT (Faith Leaders in God’s Hands Today) and Eagle softball players, serving others is just as much a part of celebrating Christmas as decorating the tree and hanging the stockings.

Both groups were spotted spreading Christmas cheer among the young and elderly members of the greater Dayton community during the first week in December. According to Kelli Kinnear, director of ministry and service, creating a holiday tradition of giving back helps keep students reminded of the real reason for the season.

CJ Raises Awareness Before Giving Thanks

Each year, Chaminade Julienne students, faculty and staff use the week before Thanksgiving to actively raise community awareness about the local, national and international issues of hunger and homelessness.

A combination of donation drives, service opportunities and co-curricular enrichment experiences make up CJ’s “Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week,” organized by the office of ministry and service. During the week of Nov. 12-19, all members of the school community are being encouraged to choose one way to become involved in the plight of others.

CJ Joins in Doubling JHMV Efforts

More than 155 students and 17 members of the faculty and staff pitched in during this year's area-wide community service project known as Join Hands Miami Valley (JHMV), a local celebration of National Make a Difference Day.

Members of the CJ community again joined with hundreds of volunteers from Dayton-area schools and corporations October 26-27 to do their part on one of the nation’s largest days of volunteerism. JHMV is one of five community-wide volunteer service days organized by United Way of the Greater Dayton Area's Volunteer Connection.

Reflecting on the 2012 SNDdeN Conference

Have you ever wondered what faculty and staff are up to during the late-start period between 8 and 9:37 a.m. on block Wednesdays?

Unlike students who may choose to catch up on sleep, teachers and other employees at CJ schedule different gatherings for the hour and a half before school starts. Their morning “Block Wednesday” calendar includes time for things like technology training, strategic planning meetings and bi-monthly Faith Sharing sessions.

South American Students Stay Over

Several CJ families hosted teenagers from Marianist high schools in Peru and Argentina this summer as a component of a three-week course put on by the University of Dayton's Center for International Programs.

During the weekend of July 20, host families and visiting students performed service at sites around the Dayton area, enjoyed a variety of leisure activities together, and shared dinner at a group cookout after attending Mass.

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