A Message to Parents
is Exploration Day at Cathedral. We will be welcoming 6th grade
students from the area Catholic grade schools. It's a fun day with a
serious purpose. We hope that all of these sixth graders choose to
attend Cathedral next year. Our 8th graders have their class retreat tomorrow at St. Peter's.
One of the important topics of professional development here at
Cathedral relates to resiliency in our students. We want to foster the
ability to go forward after stumbling or even failing. Young people must
be allowed to make mistakes and recover from them. Facing and
recovering from small mistakes as a teenager will provide the knowledge
and ability to recover and go forward as an adult. Expecting students
to always have perfect grades does not allow them to learn important
lessons about picking one's self up and going forward. Mistakes are
sometimes the best way to learn, and certainly provide an opportunity
for important conversations. Please do not expect your teen to be
perfect all the time, or to never make mistakes. We want them to be
able to bounce back, and to understand that life is full of mistakes and
even failures. Resiliency is much more valuable than any kind of
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 an exciting time in the life of our Church where we see Pope
Francis’ leadership moving the hearts of people of all faiths and
backgrounds! I was just reading a report where many people on Wall
Street were interviewed as they were on their commute to their jobs.
Many had positive things to say about the Pope’s words, even comments
that he is right to mention some of the abuses of capitalism. They felt
he was right to address them as a moral leader. Continuing with his
leadership, in Rome, as you know, there is a special “synod” going on.
This is a gathering of over 360 participants including Archbishops,
heads of Eastern Churches, 18 married couples and more. They will
discuss the the theme “The vocation and mission of the family in the
Church and the contemporary world”. This past year, they have collected
data about family life from around the world and their discussion will
take place from this past October 4th to October 25th.
Please pray for them! Even consider doing some fasting or something out
of the ordinary. The Holy Spirit really speaks during these
discussions! We await the fruits of this assembly that will address our
complex and sometimes very difficult family realities today.
Posted on Fri, October 9, 2015
by CHS Editor filed under