A Message to Parents

Dear Parents,

Here is a service opportunity that Father Ben is putting together to help the Poor Clares:


Dear Cathedral Community,

 You may be know that we have a religious community in Sauk Rapids, the Poor Clares, who have been dedicated their lives to pray for our families, our school and our local Church. They are in great need with handling some substantial yard work both outside and inside the enclosure. It is my idea to organize a workforce of about 15 students to go in and remove brush, trim hedges, dig out unneeded hedges, put down plastic and spread mulch. It will be a week’s worth of work that will require a skid loader, trucks and trailers. I will be working with community members for these more advanced needs. I am in most need of student workers who would be interested in doing some of their CHS community service hours. We would begin each day at 4 PM and go until 9 PM. I will arrange for some grilling and we’ll make it fun! The dates are Wednesday, July 8-Tuesday July 13th (Sunday is out). I would create a sign up list where students can sign up to help each day. What I need to know is if we can get enough students interested. I will be sure to send a list of times tomorrow along with some specific needs. I would ask if you would mention this opportunity to your son or daughter and see if they would be open to this. More to follow in the immediate future!


Fr. Ben Kociemba

Here is his message for you to pass on to your students:


Would you like to do some CHS service hours outside and to have some fun with your Cathedral friends! We will be doing yard service with clearing and trimming hedges, placing plastic lining, spreading mulch, and hauling away logs from cut trees. This will be at the Poor Clare’s Monastery in Sauk Rapids. We will start on Wednesday, July 8th and end on Tuesday, July 14th. We will start at 4 PM each night and end at 9 PM. We will be doing some grilling (free food!) and perhaps a water fight might happen on the last day!

We will not do work on Sunday, July 12th. Saturday July 11th will be from 9 AM - 2 PM. Even if you can come for a good portion of the time, sign up! 

 Fr. Ben

 Go to this Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0849a8af2da0fd0-chspoor

or you can email Father Ben at bkociemba@cathedralcrusaders.org.  I hope we have lots of students willing to do this service for the Poor Clares. Please encourage your teen to gather some friends and go help out. Service is an important part of the Cathedral experience. Students will receive service hours for this work. 


Lynn Grewing