Campus Ministry

Cardinals for Solidarity

Cardinals for Solidarity is an annual Symposium Series that takes place every Spring on campus at John Paul II High School. The program, which is in its third year, began as a week-long program in January 2017. It has now grown to encompass events spanning over three weeks in February 2020. The aim of Cardinals for Solidarity has been to engage in important dialogue through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching while building a more genuine and welcoming community within the Cardinal Family. Every year the symposium features prominent speakers, personal testimonies, panels, and group discussion comprised of students, faculty, and staff members.

Cardinals for Solidarity 2020: Mental Health & Wellness

All school day events will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. in the JPII Large Competition Gymnasium and various locations throughout campus, including 2nd and 6th period classes. 

Monday, February 10
Parent Meeting
6:30-7:30 p.m. | Athenaeum
How Parents Can Help Their Teenager Handle Stress
Vanessa Simpson, LCSW
Behavioral Health Care Manager | Children’s Health

Thursday, February 13 
Cardinals for Solidarity Kick-Off
All School Assembly 
10am-11:30 a.m. | JPII Large Gymnasium and 6th period classes
The Power and Positivity of Adolescence
Bridget Jowid, LMFTA, LPC-I
Tuesday, February 25
Documentary with Q&A
Large Group Screenings 
10-11:30 a.m. | Dining Hall, Athenaeum, and Presentation Halls
Film Screening: Angst
*Film viewing followed by Q&A facilitated by Children’s Mental Health professionals, film representatives, and school administration. 

Thursday, February 27
Parent Meeting
6-7:30 p.m. | Athenaeum
Film Screening: Angst
*Film viewing followed by a discussion with a film staff member. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
RSVP here

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