A Message to Parents

Dear Parents,

The final Cure for Cabin Fever at Cathedral for 2015 is fast approaching! It is Friday, March 13, 6 to 9 pm.  Cure for Cabin Fever is a fun opportunity for children, ages 5-12  to interact with Cathedral students, and for parents to enjoy a little time off.  A childcare setting will be provided for children under age four. For this upcoming event, we have adopted a reading theme and have planned many activities around reading. As part of the Dr. Seuss reading theme, children are encouraged to come in their PJ's and also wear their "foxiest socks."  We will vote on the most clever socks worn that night.  To register, go to the Cathedral website and click on Cabin Fever.  

A reminder that Parent Council meets next Tuesday, March 17, in the Conference Room at 11:30 am.  The speaker this month is Rebecca Brown-Medvec who will be educating and bringing us up to date on Cathedral's International Student Program.  This is our last regular Parent Council meeting, so if you haven't had a chance to, please join us next Tuesday!

From Father Ben:

Dear Parents,

I hope that you had a wonderful week last week over our winter break! I hope that this season of Lent has also been going well for you! The word "Lent" actually comes from the Latin word "rebirth".  It is a time where we can open ourselves to something new.  One of the beautiful opportunities that we will have at Cathedral for this is to have a day for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  The senior campus ministers will be leading penance services that will be followed by individual confessions heard by local priest..This will happen on Friday, March 27.  I would like to extend the invitation to all of you to have the opportunity to celebrate this sacrament in your own parish as well.  It is the opportunity to experience "rebirth" with God's mercy and to be forgiven.   Some of the best moments of peace in my life is when I've heard those words: "Your sins are forgiven.  Go in peace." Have a blessed Lent!


The Global Issues class will be traveling to the Dominican Republic later this spring.  Baseball is very popular there because they have spring training for some MLB teams there.  The students are looking for new or gently used shirts, hats, gloves, baseballs/softballs, and sweatshirts that they will give to the needy. Check around your household or consider purchasing an item for this worthwhile drive.  The students will be collecting items in bins in the Commons or Mr. McMorrow's room (C116) until Friday, March 20

We will be helping our juniors prep for the ACT once again, although this year we have decided to do this intense prep during the school day. This means no schedule conflicts with spring sports, jobs, or Special Friends.  It also means that we will only be charging families for the ACT book and a small stipend for the extra work that the presenters take on.  Junior parents will receive a letter soon with the details of our plan. 

I hope everyone is making plans to attend Celebration of Seasons on April 25.  It is so important that the whole community supports this important fundraiser.  This is Cathedral's big event, and it benefits so many of our student activities.  


Lynn Grewing