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Students Fight Hunger with Ohio First Lady

This fall, Chaminade Julienne students were invited to join Ohio First Lady Mrs. Karen W. Kasich at The Foodbank where they worked side-by-side to fight childhood hunger.

The afternoon service project helped raise awareness for the FeedOhio campaign, an initiative aimed at bolstering support for the state’s 12 regional food banks. The campaign, which began Aug. 24 and ended Sept. 11, was responsible for donations totaling more than 6,000 pounds, or enough to feed 4,813 individuals at pantries in the Miami Valley.

2nd Pancakes to Pantry Breakfast

In the Marianist tradition of family spirit, the Grand Walkers Lay Marianist Community in conjunction with the Queen of the Apostles Social Justice Committee will host the 2nd annual Pancakes to Pantry breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 29 to support Chaminade Julienne’s student food pantry.

The event, held from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Si Lounge at Mt. St. John (directions), is open to the CJ community. Last year, $1,000 was raised to provide food and drink for students who, on any given day, may need something extra to supplement their lunch.

CJ Community Celebrates Eucharist Together

Fr. Matt Robben has a message he’d like all members of the CJ community -- parents, students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends -- to hear: “Come join us to celebrate the Eucharist.”

In his second year as chaplain at CJ, Fr. Matt is once again encouraging all to deepen their faith together at monthly all-school Mass in Emmanuel Catholic Church and at daily Mass in the Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Chapel located in CJ’s annex building.

Sr. Nicole Takes Perpetual Marianist Vows

Our prayers and best wishes go out to Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI, who professed her final vows with the Marianists on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the University of Dayton’s Immaculate Conception Chapel. A 4 p.m. Mass was followed by a private reception.

Continue to keep Sr. Nicole in your thoughts as she embarks on the newest chapter in her life of faith and prayer.


Nicole Trahan: Taking my Vows

English Teacher Wins Sr. Stang Award

For the fourth consecutive school year, a member of the Chaminade Julienne community was recognized by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for living out the legacy of one of its most beloved alumnae.

English teacher Molly Bardine was named a recipient of the 2013 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award. The award is given to Catholic faculty members, parish lay ministers, and graduating high school seniors who work to advance social justice by demonstrating the values of martyr Sr. Dorothy, SNDdeN, a 1949 graduate of Julienne High School – a CJ predecessor school.

Philanthropy Club Supports Non-profits

It’s no secret that service to others is synonymous with a CJ education, but guidance counselor Susan Eichenauer wanted students to learn even more about poverty in the local community, as well as what it takes for different organizations to serve those in need. She also wanted to introduce a new way for students to support those whose mission it is to help others, so she invited 10 students to join the newly formed philanthropy club.

The club is a member of Magnified Giving, a Cincinnati-based program founded by Roger Grein, which provides focus and structure for the club.

Assembly Recognizes Servant Leaders

Chaminade Julienne celebrated the value of volunteering at the school’s seventh annual Service Awards assembly May 8.

For the second consecutive school year, members of the CJ community donated in excess of 10,000 volunteer hours over and above what is required through religion curriculum. The total represents a contribution just shy of a quarter of a million dollars in today’s economy.


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