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Cleveland Mission Trip

In Matthew 5:13-16, Jesus talked about being positive agents of change for our world referencing the salt and light. During the week of June 21, a group of CJ students used that teaching as a foundation for their mission trip to Euclid, Ohio, near Cleveland.

Annual Mission Trip To Belize

For the fifth year in a row, a small group of CJ upperclassmen and adult chaperones spent a week in Belize working and learning from the local community and deepening their own faith.

The journey began on June 7 with the mission in mind to build a cafeteria for Belizean students at Cotton Tree School. The principal told the group that students previously had to sit on the floor of verandahs to eat their lunch.

After arriving safely in Belize, the group noticed only three bags of their luggage made it to the airport.

Statues On Display In The Welcome Center

The window in the Welcome Center has a different look this month. That's because during May, six statues of Mary are on display as well as fresh flowers. The presentation is in honor of the devotion this month to Mary.

According to the International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton, "the roots of the May devotion reach back to a Marian custom determined by devotion to the Passion, to honoring the Cross, and to prayers for good weather."

Juniors Participate in C.O.P.E. Simulation

Two years ago, CJ teacher, Mick Mominee, and Director of Ministry and Service, Kelli Kinnear, were inspired to think outside the box and started an important tradition at CJ. Mominee and Kinnear attended a Think Tank C.O.P.E. event at Sinclair Community College. C.O.P.E. stands for Cost Of Poverty Experience, and an experience it certainly was.

The simulation places participants into family groups where they are each given a specific role and task to achieve. Every group has different assets, such as a car, and different burdens, such as low wage jobs.

Seniors Present Their Capstone Projects

Students in the Class of 2015 may be thinking about their individual futures, but on Thursday, April 30, they shared with the CJ community how they have made a difference in the future of others during the Stang Symposium.

The symposium was in honor of graduate and martyr Sr. Dorothy Stang, SNDdeN, '49. During the program, students presented the findings from their Senior Capstone Project- a cross-curricular, inquiry-based research project that calls seniors to become servant leaders in our world today. 

Importance of Nutrition

Nutrition is an important aspect of living a happy and healthy life. Unfortunately, not everyone in the United States has access to nutritional foods on a regular basis.  Particularly in urban environments, many people struggle to find fresh or local produce and other alternatives to processed food.

Capstone Focuses on Literacy

Statistically, many underprivileged children in the U.S. grow up without an emphasis on the importance of reading or with any books of their own. As a consequence, children brought up in lower income families are often at a disadvantage later in life when it comes to literacy. Seniors Danielle Ames, Haleigh Shaw, Erin Staley and Rachel Stayer are using their Senior Capstone project to contribute a creative solution to this nation-wide problem.

Donation Drive For Goodwill

Calling all spring cleaners! Creative CJ seniors are partnering with Goodwill to create an exciting donation drive this April.

After last year’s successful e-cycling drive, seniors Connor Bramlage, John Mescher, Anthony Genovesi, and Zakery Shrewsbury have decided to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors. This group of dedicated young men has decided to use their Senior Capstone project as an opportunity to gather donations from the community and educate others about Goodwill and the donation drive process.

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