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Jordan Merlo's Blog – February 2010 Archive (8)

Ash Wednesday

The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) called for the renewal of Lent, recovering its ancient baptismal character. This recovery was significantly advanced by the restoration of the catechumenate mandated by the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (1972). As Catholics have increasingly interacted with catechumens in the final stage of their preparation for Baptism, they have begun to understand Lent as a season of baptismal preparation and baptismal renewal.…


Added by Jordan Merlo on February 17, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Two-Week Report #2

Four-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the organization further… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on February 17, 2010 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

Fundraiser Challenge at Galway Arms

Starting today Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection is proposing the first of many fundraisers for Cabrini Madness to come.

This fundraiser in particular will be a challenge to see which team of kids, volunteers, staff members, board members, and friends and family of Cabrini Connection can raise the most money. To celebrate our efforts and the money we fundraised for the Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor cause we will host a bar night.

So, round up all…


Added by Jordan Merlo on February 8, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

2010 Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference

For 16 years Cabrini Connections has been hosting the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference all over Chicago. This year I am proud to say that our 31st conference will be held at Loyola Universitys Lakeshore campus. This biannual conference is part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality and availability of tutor/mentor programs in areas of Chicago with high concentrations of poverty. Through the Internet, this conference connects program leaders and supporters in Chicago…


Added by Jordan Merlo on February 5, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Update as of Thursday, February 4 2010 on the Maranatha School and Orphanage in Haiti

New York Group Arrives with More Food and Tents: Richard Laurent, Haitian-American supporter from NY, and a few other fellows just arrived at Maranatha via the DR for their 2nd humanitarian trip. They brought 60+ tents, donated by individuals in NY, as well as by Tent City. Thanks to the New Yorker’s for providing our Haitian neighbors with a home! Richie also filled the bus with more than 1,000 lbs. of food. Crossing from the DR was difficult this time, as the border patrol are now…


Added by Jordan Merlo on February 5, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

Lowest voter turnout in four years.

Board of Elections says Illinois primary elections yesterday was the lowest turnout than in previous years. With outrage over the recession, corruption, crushing deficits and endless partisan bickering one would assume there would of been a flood of voters casting their ballots. Instead that flood turned into a trickle. City officials estimated that Chicago turnout was 26… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on February 3, 2010 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

Details on todays Military delivery of food in Haiti

Below is an email from Lynda Russo-Jones updating us on our efforts in Source Matelas, Haiti. If you in anyway feel compelled to help please visit the Life For the World website at http://www.lifefortheworld.com/

Thank you.

The nuclear-powered ship USS Carl Vinson with its crew of 4,000 “green sailors” performed 13 air drops to the village of Source Matelas today at the beseeching of the Maranatha Orphanage staff.… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on February 1, 2010 at 1:41pm — No Comments

It takes a village!

Building awareness requires a consistent message. Interns at Cabrini Connections like Emily Gunn, E Wilson, and I write blogs and connect through social media realms in order to help continually spread the message of helping tutor/mentor students in low-income neighborhoods. We… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on February 1, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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