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Cathedral • A Catholic School • Grades 7 - 12Mike Mullin, President 


  • President's Page - November 2016

    If you missed our annual meeting last Friday evening here are some excerpts from our Annual Report. This message was written to be given orally, as a speech, and so it will help if you read it while thinking about it being spoken.Bigger, Better, Stronger – Friends, Funds, and Fresh Faces – Catholic Schools are the Best Way to Strengthen Our Church18 Where there is no vision, the people perish – That’s right out of the Bible, Proverbs 29: 18 As Catholics we aren&rsquo...  Read More...

  • President's Page - September 2016

    We have completed 127 sit-down, face-to-face visits with people like you who have the capacity to make this project happen. We have received gifts or commitments ranging in size from $1,000,000 to $100,000 and some smaller amounts. Each gift is appreciated and adds to the total.In just a few more days it will be time to tally-up our efforts and determine the next steps.   Read More...

  • President's Page - August 2016

    On the outside of this envelope you saw, Deadline Approaching… Urgent!We aren’t trying to be dramatic, just honest. Nearly eleven months ago we launched the leadership gifts phase of The Campaign for Cathedral… There is only one way this campaign has a chance of being successful – and that is if we’re able to sit and visit with you and about 200 others who are in a position to be leaders.We have completed about 120 sit-down, face-to-face visits in the past ye...  Read More...

  • President's Page - July 2016

    Happy New Year!  Though this greeting is seldom used in July, it is the true beginning of a new year at Cathedral.  We’ve put the final touches on a very successful year #131 and now we forge ahead working toward an even stronger school, commended, accredited, and newly refreshed.Thank you for being at the very important center of our circle of support.  We cherish the relationship we have with you while noting we can’t do much without you.It’s too soon to give y...  Read More...

  • President's Page - June 2016

    The inevitable feeling of melancholy is synonymous with June and with saying good-bye to one-sixth of our students.  This year it was 120 of them.  Scott Warzecha’s speech to the Class of 2016 was unparalleled as it struck an inspirational chord with each graduate and with each guest in the standing-room only crowd of about two thousand.   Read More...

  • President's Page - May 2016

    It’s spring in Minnesota!  Each day – almost each hour – brings with it new flowers, blossoms, greening grass, ball games, track meets, tennis and Frisbee matches, musicals (Little Women this weekend), concerts, art shows, sunny days on the links, sidewalk chalk, rhubarb, scallions, and a school schedule filled to capacity.Friday May 27th is graduation day for the Class of 2016 – Cathedral’s 112th in the 131st year since its founding.  The Holy Guardi...  Read More...

  • President's Page - April 2016

     The President’s Page - April 4, 2016 “…focused on the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.” Up-to-the-minute information for members – and prospective members – of Cathedral’s Heritage Society*   Happy Easter! • Graduation • The Campaign for Cathedral Accreditation • A Celebration of Seasons • Athletic Achievements    Happy Easter!   It is said God gave us 50 days of Easter and only 40 days of lent because we are a joyful people; let’s prove that true. &nbs...  Read More...

  • President's Page - February 2016

       The President’s Page - February 10, 2016 “…focused on the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.” Up-to-the-minute information for members – and prospective members – of Cathedral’s Heritage Society* In another two days it will be Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.  Can you imagine the patience and persistence this introverted brooder pursued and practiced day after day being faithful to what he considered to be an oath registered in heaven?  How in the world was this guy wired?!&nbs...  Read More...

  • President's Page - January 2016

     The President’s Page - January, 2016 “…focused on the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.” Up-to-the-minute information for members – and prospective members – of Cathedral’s Heritage Society*  Cathedral Braves the Weather with a Broken Boiler! “We won’t have success if people think only about their incomes and make gifts accordingly.  This is about that old story of the chicken and the pig contributing to a bacon and eggs breakfast – the chicken makes a contribution, the pig make...  Read More...

  • President's Page - December 2015

     The President’s Page - December 1, 2015 “…focused on the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.” Up-to-the-minute information for members – and prospective members – of Cathedral’s Heritage Society*  We are on the way toward $16,500,000! “We won’t have success if people think only about their incomes and make gifts accordingly.  This is about that old story of the chicken and the pig contributing to a bacon and eggs breakfast – the chicken makes a contribution, the pig makes a commit...  Read More...

  • President's Page - November 2015

     The President’s Page - November 2, 2015 “…focused on the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.” Up-to-the-minute information for members – and prospective members – of Cathedral’s Heritage Society* Wait!  We Still Have Lots More Work to Do! Happy All Hallow’s Eve – and Feast of All Saints – and Feast of All Souls!   Read More...

  • President's Page - October 2015

       The President’s Page - October 5, 2015 “…focused on the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.” Up-to-the-minute information for members – and prospective members – of Cathedral’s Heritage Society* We're Moving Forward! We’re building, we’re growing, we’re strengthening, we’re including, we’re expanding. What other exciting vocabulary should we use?   Read More...

  • President's Page - September 2015

       The President’s Page - September 3, 2015 “…focused on the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.” Up-to-the-minute information for members – and prospective members – of Cathedral’s Heritage Society*  Enrollment is Up! • Campus Upgrades • Reunion Weekend • Heritage Dinner Master Plan 2018 Enrollment is Up! Enrollment is larger than last year, our fund raising success was better than for each of the last two years, and we’re delivering an education to our students whi...  Read More...

  • President's Page - August 2015

     The President’s Page - August 6, 2015 “…focused on the unrelenting pursuit of excellence.” Up-to-the-minute information for members – and prospective members – of Cathedral’s Heritage Society*  Master Plan 2018 • Administration • Faculty • Finance   Master Plan 2018 Bishop Donald likes our facilities plan and he supports it.   He is asking us to find a way to include the newly-formed and incorporated E-12 Catholic Schools System within the plan.  He also wants...  Read More...

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Our Mission:

Inspired and informed by Catholic tradition, our mission is to educate people while inspiring them to virtuous lives.

Our Shared Vision:

Cathedral’s effectiveness will be unmatched in its education, preparation, and formation of young men and women for adulthood – and in its delivery of religious, intellectual, social, financial, leadership, service, and cultural capital to Central Minnesota and the world.

(At first glance this shared vision might seem to be a big arrogant, certainly inappropriately so for a Benedictine-founded school and for one that is inspired and informed by Catholic tradition.  That's why we take great care to remind everyone we can never proclaim it to be true about ourselves and that if others say it about us, wonderful, but we will always work to be better and stronger, guided by hard data.)