October 2017
Once again, our Holy Father has given us a tweet worth retweeting. If you reread the previous sentence, and cut and paste it to any of our previous 98 years at Cathedral, it would qualify as a foreign language! The idea of a Pope tweeting is brand new and exemplifies how quickly our world is changing right under our noses. However, while our current successor to Peter’s Chair gives us an example of new technology trends, he also keeps us grounded in our Faith. His first Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, is full of quotes, thoughts, and phrases to keep us with a full heart. One example is timeless and is as follows: “Jesus Christ loves you; He gave His life to save you; and now He is living at your side every day to enliven, strengthen and free you.” What a thought! As we sit in traffic on 56th Street or elsewhere, slowly losing our patience, Jesus is right there at our side to calm and comfort us. How’s that for a spiritual boost?

As October begins, we also heed Pope Francis’ words and look toward the future. In the near future, we have the opportunity to share our bold and exhilarating vision with our community at the annual Cathedral Fund Dinner on October 5. We hope to see you all there.

As we move closer to our 100th birthday, I am struck by the realization of what a blessing it is for me to be here—at this magical place—during this special time. One hundred years is definitely a landmark, and to run through this landmark rather than limp says a lot about our current situation. Nearing 100, we have the following: a robust alumni base with plans to boost that base and their involvement at Cathedral; a terrific teaching staff with a wide range of abilities and backgrounds; a truly diverse student body representing more than 100 schools and 33% ethnic diversity; a solid Holy Cross foundation and educational framework that guides us each day in the Catholic traditions; a dynamic action-oriented Strategic Plan and an accompanying Centennial Campaign that, when realized, will vault us further ahead of the pack as the leading high school institution in the state, and a new Archbishop who, along with a talented Archdiocesan school staff, continues to support the overall efforts to evangelize our city with the Gospel message in our schools, churches, and communities. (I should also mention that we have a Pope who tweets and does whatever is necessary to spread the message of love to the world!) Yes, Cathedral High School has been blessed for almost 100 years, and the best is yet to come! I hope to see you at an upcoming school event, and I kindly ask you to approach me and introduce yourself, knowing that it may take six or seven times for your name to stick!

May your October, a month dedicated to Our Lady Mary, be a safe, peaceful, and productive one for you and your family. Emboldened by all of our blessings, we look confidently toward the future, full of hope.

Robert A. Bridges Signature
Robert A. Bridges

On the Calendar

Cathedral Fund Dinner
October 5
Freshman Day
of Recollection

October 11
Fall Break
October 20-22
October 24
Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 26
Open House
November 9

News from Cathedral

Cathedral's 99th Birthday & Day of Service

Cathedral High School celebrated her 99th birthday on September 13. Special thanks to Father Eric Augenstein '96 for leading our all-school birthday mass. The following day, Cathedral students, faculty, and staff volunteered at more than 30 agencies, schools, non-profits, and food pantries for our Day of Service. We sorted, cleaned, and gardened. As a Holy Cross school, we are called to serve and bring hope to others.
Miss Circle City Classic

Miss Circle City Classic Contest

Cathedral High School was proud to have three students participate in the 2017 Miss Circle City Classic Contest. Our own Ken Barlow '82 escorted our contestants. Miss Circle City Classic 2017 is Destiny White '18! Jasmine Cheairs '18 was in the Top Ten and was recognized as a Top Fundraiser. Cherdalle Johnson '18 also did an excellent job representing Cathedral High School! Congratulations, ladies! We are very proud of all of you!
2018 U.S. Army All-American

Emil Ekiyor, U.S. Army All-American

Representatives from the U.S. Army have officially recognized offensive lineman Emil Ekiyor as a 2018 U.S. Army All-American. The U.S. Army recognized Emil for his talent, leadership, teamwork, dedication, and motivation to succeed. Players chosen as Army All-Americans have the strength of a soldier and are able to rise to meet whatever challenge comes their way. Only the top 100 football players in the country receive this honor. The All-American Bowl will air on NBC January 6, 2018.
Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week

One of our Holy Cross values is "Family" and there's no better time to celebrate our family than during Homecoming Week! Students enjoyed dressing up, decorating lockers, playing Powder Puff Football, and competing for the coveted Spirit Stick. Congratulations to the Class of 2018, winners of this year's Spirit Stick. Also, congratulations to our Homecoming Queen and King, Anna Flood '18 and Riley Wunder '18. In addition, congratulations to our football team on their 48-7 homecoming victory over Jeffersonville!
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