As a kick-off to the school's celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Chaminade Julienne welcomed Cincinnati Archbishop Schnurr to campus on Wednesday, January 27 to celebrate Mass with faculty and staff members, visit a few classrooms and join an open discussion with students involved with the peer ministry group, FLIGHT (Faith Leaders In God’s Hands Today).
He called on students to take what they learn at CJ and carry it out to others beyond the school's four walls... to be light in our world to others. After spending time with members of FLIGHT and learning more about the students' dedication to service, he said that it was evident that CJ students are already learning and living out this mission.
“When Archbishop Schnurr first arrived in Cincinnati, we asked him to consider visiting CJ to meet our teachers and students,” said Daniel Meixner, CJ president. “I am grateful that he chose this opportunity to join us, lead us in liturgy, and to see first-hand what makes CJ truly special among all Catholic schools.”
In addition to the Archbishop’s visit, CJ students will spend Catholic Schools Week focusing on the life and mission of Sister Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, a missionary who was murdered on February 12, 2005 for her pursuit of social justice for the poor farmers of Brazil. Students will learn how Sister Stang’s decision to follow God’s call remains a bright and meaningful example of servant leadership in their lives today.