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CFJ President Raises Funds through Triathlon

From The Trenton Monitor (July  2017)

“Through the triathlon, Peddicord raised more than $7,500 for the Center for FaithJustice, a nonprofit organization based in Lawrenceville rooted in Catholic tradition that aims to foster economic, political and social justice through service-immersion programs for young people …”

“Hundreds from across the Diocese joined together Jan. 16 for a day of service projects in memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

From those in St. Mary of the Lakes School and Parish, Medford, preparing food for the hungry to the Lawrenceville-based Center for FaithJustice teaming up with Mercer County middle-schoolers and the youth group in St. Thomas More Parish

“Teen and adult volunteers from Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts, the Center for FaithJustice and the Church of Saint Ann, Lawrenceville, celebrated Martin Luther King Day of Service making seed bonbons and natural bird feeders….

“It’s a fall tradition at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, for freshmen to begin their first semester with experiences that underscore the Mercy Core Values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion and service, which is why as the leaves fell around the campus Oct. 14 and 21, some 220 freshmen participated in two mornings of service project opportunities

“As Director of Campus Ministry from the early 1990’s through 2014, Helen brought faith formation and outreach service to a new level for Immaculata and the community.  Helen conducted countless spiritual programs, including liturgies, prayer services, and retreats and dozens of outreach efforts as reflected in the many accolades and honors that she, Immaculata, and Campus Ministry received while under her directorship.  Most notable, Immaculata’s Campus Ministry is the only program to receive the Basilica of Immaculate Conception in Washington DC’s Charity Social Service Award twice

“Whether she is caring for 38 children at an orphanage in India or empowering young girls through a STEM program she established, Bridgewater resident Trisha Parayil leads with compassion and innovation

“….Volunteers and staff from several Sourland region organizations including Bristol-Myers Squibb and the Center for FaithJustice have been working throughout summer to remove invasive species including garlic mustard, honeysuckle, autumn olive, callery pear, Toringo crabapple and multiflora rose….

“Catholic social teaching – including the life and dignity of the human person, solidarity and care for the poor and vulnerable – are embedded in the Catholic faith and mainstays in both Catholic school education and parish religious education classes.

And each summer, for a number of young people in the Diocese of Trenton and beyond, that social teaching comes alive through JusticeworX, an immersion in service and reflection on the intersection between faith and social issues facing our society

“Fifty years ago, when Immaculata High School opened its doors, it adopted “Unitas Caritas” or Unity through Charity as its motto. Generations of Immaculata Spartans have embraced that motto during the teen years and incorporated it into adult lives, volunteering to help the poor, elderly, the handicapped, and youth both here in America and around the globe. Careers have been selected based on the rewards experienced here at IHS in helping those in need….

“…Center for FaithJustice, Lawrenceville, $1,000: Housed in the former St. Ann Parish convent, CFJ strives to provide transformative experiences of faith in action through a passionate commitment to service, peace and justice. Proceeds from the fund will help to sustain three CFJ programs for students of varying ages to explore the connections among faith, service and justice in everyday life….


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