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!

Please meet and get to know Audrey O’Driscoll.  Audrey is coordinating appointments and conversations as we earnestly begin to raise money for the $16.5 million campaign approved recently by Bishop Donald, the Pastors, and our Board of Directors.

Please give Audrey your full attention and your support when she contacts you.  And, if you’re eager, contact her at 320-257-2140 or before she beats you to the punch.  The next sixty days are important because of the December 31st tax deadline.

This project has been at some stage of preparedness for nearly seven years – and now it’s a reality.  Yes, we’re really going to do this.

For the $16.5 million we will construct a new building on the site of the former 1914 building and Zardetti Mansion.  This new building – with dramatic views to the Mississippi River – will address the great need we have for science, Catholic identity, music, art, 21st century learning, and exposure to the natural environment.

As an initiative of the E-12 Catholic Community Schools, ten percent (10%) of monies raised during Phase One will be used to strengthen the area Catholic elementary schools.  This is smart given what Cathedral needs most is more kindergartners.

The campaign has started and you’re an important part of it.  Before it’s over we will have invited the entire 50,000-member Cathedral community to be involved.  Details will be shared during face-to-face visits and later in printed materials as well as on our web site.

Welcome to a new era for Cathedral and for the local Catholic elementary schools!  Together we are working to strengthen our schools, expand our enrollments, and as a result, strengthen our Church.  We need you and we want you with us.

Questions?  Just ask.


Bountiful blessings!


Michael A. Mullin

*Established in 2009, the Heritage Society is a distinguished group of alumni, parents and friends, who, year after year, set the pace for the Cathedral Fund by making a gift of $1,000 or more. The Heritage Society members' philanthropy accounts for more than 65% of all the Cathedral Fund support making education affordable and accessible for today's students.


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