1. An important message from our President Mike Mullin:
We're Moving Forward!
We're building, we're growing, we're strengthening, we're including, we're expeanding
What other exciting vocabulary should we use?
This past Friday
the Members of the Cathedral Corporation (that's Bishop Donald and the
nine Pastors) voted unanimously to proceed with Cathedral's goals #8 and
#9 from the Master Plan 2018 within a much broader, exciting, and more
broader and more comprehensive context - happily welcomed by us - is
the inclusion of the E - 6 (that's early childhood through grade #6 if
you're not up on the lingo) program under the umbrella of our campaign
and Catholic Community Schools. It also includes the assumption that
this is but the first of many campaigns to come - all aimed at
strengthening our Catholic Schools.
We have been working toward this green light go-ahead for more than six years. We're thrilled.
none of this will work or even come close to working if each os us
doesn't roll up our collective and individual sleeves to work harder and
to be more generous than we, as a community, have probably been since
1957 - the culminating year of the capital project which resulted in the
signature south (main) classroom building.
the days, weeks, and months ahead we will send you more detailed
information as it becomes available. Though we've been working on this
for a number of years, we have not wanted to presume anything and have
tried neither to put the cart before the horse...nor to count our
chickens before they've hatched. With this vote of support and
encouragement, we will now move forward immediately to put a tactical
plan in place for raising the money, putting the final functional design
on the building, and coordinating the remaining essential elements.
Welcome to a new era for Cathedral and the local Catholic elementary schools!
Winter Sports Registration is open ! If your son or daughter is
planning to play a winter sport, please register them soon via our
Activities page on our website. If you are a returning user and do not
remember your user phone/password, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Just a reminder that Competitive Dance Team starts on Oct. 19 and 7/8 Boys' Basketball and Girls' Hockey start on Oct. 26. All other winter sports starter after October.
3. A message from Father Ben:
is my hope to do a weekly column to connect a little bit with you. We
had an extraordinary week with Pope Francis! From reading his homilies
and speeches from his very busy schedule, he really left us with an
impression that he is close to us in his prayers and his intentions.
Rather than being that "equal opportunity disturber" that so many
people thought would define his visit and approach, he, more than
anything else expressed compassion and encouragement to all of us as we
address the serious issues in our world today. With his smile he gave
us a sense of real hope in the presence and power of God and together
taking responsibility. Let us pray for the Pope and let us pray for
ourselves, that we might move forward with that real hope that is found
in Jesus! - Father Ben