A Message to Parents

Dear Parents,

Our hockey team has taken on a special service project.  They would like to assist Emily's Place which serves homeless young women. The team is trying to gather as many items as they can to help give these young women a chance to get off the streets and sleep in a warm house. They come without normal house items that we all take for granted. Some items they need include soap, detergent, coffee, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and anything else that seems fitting. The team's goal is to gather as much stuff as possible during their game on Saturday, January 23rd. Also, there will be a basket at Cathedral the following school week where people can drop off any other things they have to contribute. All supplies will be delivered to the house for these women to use ASAP.  As you do your shopping this weekend, please add an item or two for Emily's House. Thank you for your support!

1. Our Catholic elementary schools have a wonderful event with nationally known speaker Willow Sweeney coming up.  You are all invited and welcome.  Here's the necessary information:

Homework….Carpools…Packing Cold Lunches….being a parent is one of the toughest, yet most rewarding parts of our lives!
It’s time to take a break and attend an event that you will NOT WANT TO MISS!
And…it’s FREE!
Please mark your calendar, find a babysitter and join us for Top 20 Training with Willow Sweeney on February 8th and February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. Willow Sweeney is the co-founder of Top 20 Training. She as co-authored several books, including Top 20 Parents: Raising Happy, Responsible and Emotionally Healthy Children.  She is the most recent recipient of the St. Cloud Times 5 Under 40 recognition. 
Here’s what you need to know:
What:  Top 20 Training
When:  February 8th - Top 20 Parents Live Above the Line:  How Our Thinking Governs Our Experience
   February 22nd - Top 20 Parents Help Their Children Learn from Mistakes and Move Outside Their Comfort Zone
Where:  Paramount Theater
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE***This is an adult only event.***
How do you get tickets? Follow the Steps Here:
After these instructions, there is a link that will take you to the ticketing site. Tickets CAN NOT be accessed through the Paramount website. Only through the link below. 1)      Each person can reserve up to four tickets.2)      You can select “email” as a delivery option and you will be able to print your tickets right at home.  3)      You can also select “mail” and we will mail them to you, or “will-call” and we will keep them here for you to pick up.  

4)   You will be asked to create an account …. But at no time will you be asked for a credit card …5)Tickets for these two events can only be accessed through this link: 


2. We will be starting ACT prep with our juniors in February. Junior parents will be receiving more information about this.  I have purchased ACT prep books for juniors, so there is no need for parents to do that. 

3. Planning for Cathedral's main fundraising event Celebration of Seasons has started.  This event is extremely important to CHS.  Money raised at this event goes directly to support our school's arts, athletics, activities, and academics.  The money is also used to support scholarships.  This year's event will take place on Saturday, April 30th 2016 at the River's Edge Convention Center.  We will need your help to make this event successful.  The following are a few things needed..

1. Silent Auction items

2. Live Auction Items

3. Volunteers
Please contact Nina Steil at 320-257-2143, or nsteil@cathedralcrusaders.org if you are able to help.


This is an important message from our Bishop:

Listening Session

An allegation of past sexual misconduct involving Father Antonio Marfori has recently been made.  Because of that allegation, Bishop Kettler has asked a Diocesan Response Team to hold listening sessions for the people of all parishes in which Father Marfori served.  There will be listening sessions on the following dates:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm             St. Paul's, Sauk Centre (to be held at Our Lady of Angels due to the remodel project at St. Paul's)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 8:00 pm             St. Agnes, Roscoe (with St. Margaret, Lake Henry)

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:30 pm           Sts. Peter and Paul, Gilman (with St. Elizabeth, Brennyville and St. Joseph, Morrill)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:00 pm             Cathedral High School (with St. Francis Xavier, Sartell)

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm         Christ Our Light, Zimmerman

Father Antonio Marfori served in the following parishes:

St. Francis Xavier, Sartell, part-time associate              October 1978         Cathedral High School, St. Cloud                                       1978-1980         St. Paul, Sauk Centre                                                           1980-1984       Post graduate studies                                                           1984-1985         St. Agnes, Roscoe                                                               1985-1993         St. Margaret, Lake Henry (while continuing at St. Agnes)                           St. Pius X, Zimmerman                                                       1993-2007       St. Anne, Kimball                                                                2007-2008       Canonical Administrator, St. Elizabeth, Brennyville, Sts. Peter and Paul, Gilman, and St. Joseph, Morrill                                          2008-2010         Leave of absence (medical)                                                2010

You are invited to attend any of the above listening sessions. These sessions will have three primary goals:

1. to assure parishoners of Bishop Kettler's support and assistance;

2. to offer a process whereby sexual misconduct issues/concerns can be voiced and discussed; 

3. to allow other potential victims the opportunity to come forward and receive assistance and healing.

The Diocesan Response Team will be present for any parishioners who wish to attend. The listening sessions will not be open to the news media. 




Lynn Grewing