A Message to Parents

Dear Parents,
1. From our Campus Ministers:We want to inform you about our school food drive for Catholic Charities. We only have until Friday, so any food you could send in would be greatly appreciated. It is extremely important that we support our community. (This is such an easy way to make a difference during this holiday season. When you stop at the grocery store this week, please throw a few extra items in your cart for our food drive. Our Campus Ministers will haul it all to Catholic Charities so that it can be given out to needy families right away. If you would like to donate perishable items like potatoes, fruit, turkeys, etc., you may bring those items in on Thursday. - L.G)
2.Our next Parent Council meeting is Tuesday, November 17th @ 11:30 in the Conference Room off the senior lounge. This month Julie Notsch, CHS Media Coordinator, will be speaking to us about the Barnes and Nobles book fair and the goals for our library. We hope you can join us!
3. The Nordic Ski Team is selling beautiful poinsettias from St. Cloud Floral. Red, white, pink, burgandy for $15 and Blue w/Sparkles in memory of Ellie Sovada for $20. Contact any Nordic Skier or email Sue Sovada with your order: rsonpark@gmail.com. Sale ends Friday, Nov. 20. Delivery/pick up on Wednesday Dec. 2 from 10 am - 5:30 pm, Cathedral North Gym. All money collected benefits the CHS/Sartell Nordic Ski Team.
4.We have kicked off our annual Magazine Sale to benefit athletics and activities here at Cathedral. Funds raised will help purchase equipment, uniforms. and general supplies - and help pay for transportation costs. Online orders are delivered directly! They make great gifts - and there are also over 1,500 digital products/titles available.
Please forward this link to your friends and family and ask them to help. It really is that easy!

5. A message from Father Ben:
Dear Parents,
We have a great speaker that will be speaking to the students at CHS later this week! Fr. Michael Schmitz will be addressing the school Friday (Nov. 20th) from 2:00 PM until 3:00 in the North Gym. He will be talking about the theme “Living Your Faith Out Loud.” As many of you know, he is a very popular priest and speaker who is the pastor at University of Minnesota Duluth Newman Center. We will be sharing him with St. Michael’s and St. Joseph’s parish in Waite Park. Here is a link to learn more about Fr. Michael Schmitz: http://bulldogcatholic.org/about-fr-mike-schmitz/ Also, check out the events at St. Michael's parish where you also can hear him speak!

6. A note about a chance to help CHS students serve the world:
CHS hosts an annual mission trip to Africa to promote service and sacrifice. In June, 2016, 24 students are heading toTanzania. For a fundraiser, the students are taking orders for Thirty-One products. Thirty-One provides quality totes, handbags, storage containers and jewelry that can be customized. www.mythirtyone.com/nicolegosling Nicole Gosling will donate 20% of all sales to help fund this life-changing service trip. A folder which explains the fundraiser, including the 2015 Fall-Winter Collection, is available to view in the CHS Main Office. Products and displays will also be available at many of the home sporting events in November. December specials will become available on/about11/25/15, but all orders need to be submitted (on-line or in the orders forms in the back of the folder in the office) bySaturday, December 5, 2015to ensure delivery for Christmas gifts. Thanks for supporting this life-changing mission. 7. If you are new to Cathedral: we have an annual Grandparents' Day the day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 25, this year). It is one of the highlights of the whole school year. Please let us know if you have grandparents that we should invite. If they have already attended, they will automatically receive an invitation. Send names and address to Rose in the Main Office, either rmarsyla@cathedralcrusaders.org or 320-251-3421 - or you can register them online through the front page of our website.
Lynn Grewing