CJ Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

The 2012 celebration of Catholic Schools Week is being observed January 29 through February 5. This year's theme is "Catholic Schools: Faith. Academics. Service," and to get in the spirit, members of the CJ community have planned some exciting events throughout the week.

Each day, our morning prayers will be centered around celebrating Catholic schools (read along each day by clicking the 'Daily Prayer' link, located on the right side of the home page). Before praying together in the morning and afternoon, one student and one member of the faculty and staff will share how being in a Catholic school has impacted his or her life.

Students in all religion classes have been writing reflections about the influence of Catholic education in their own lives. Their thoughts will be displayed in our halls throughout the week, and a few will be shared out loud during announcements.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, members of the CJ community are invited to the chapel at 7:30 a.m. to pray the rosary for area Catholic schools. Over the week, CJ will gift the rosaries, along with a card, to each school. During the school day Tuesday, all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear a Catholic school t-shirt or sweatshirt (grade school, CJ or college).

Finally, everyone is invited to join in the celebration of Catholic Schools Week on Sunday, Feb. 5 as CJ proudly hosts the 4th annual Southwestern Ohio Catholic Honor Band. The hour-long event, beginning at 3 p.m. in the auditorium, is free and open to the public. Enjoy the combined talents of students representing high schools throughout the Archdiocese as they present four concert pieces.