Our Mission and Vision Based on Building the Kingdom of God Here on the Hill and Beyond

So many of you participated in our 100th anniversary celebrations a few weeks ago. The action-packed weekend was a tremendous success by every measure, because we did many little things well and one main thing very well. We stayed focused on our mission and vision, which for 100 years, has been grounded in our faith, centered on Jesus Christ and his everlasting teachings. We know by placing Jesus first in all we do, our students will benefit and grow in the faith, even when we have our doubts. Our school flourishes because we put God first. It is really not that complicated. Cathedral High School has simply followed the model of a Catholic education for more than 100 years and we are going fervently into the next 100.

All of you are a part of this Cathedral community. We learn and grow together, and while we have our home parishes and various backgrounds in faith, we hold Cathedral as our common thread. We are all connected to this wonderful, rollicking and devoted community. If we performed random DNA testing on our students and staff, I believe we could find at least a small strain of Irish DNA in each and every one of us! While maybe a slight exaggeration, the Irish spirit is clearly evident on the faces of our students as we celebrated Homecoming last week, and we know it is in the faces of our thousands of alumni and supporters.

As President of this great place during this landmark moment on our history, it gives me great pleasure to offer you the opportunity to become a part of our vision and our mission by supporting our Centennial Campaign. In honor of our 100th anniversary, Cathedral High School has launched the largest capital and endowment campaign in her history. The Centennial Campaign seeks to raise $25 million to fund several projects, including an Innovation Center. This is a time for you to become more connected in a way that I firmly believe will benefit you far beyond what you are able to give. By connecting yourself more completely to our mission and vision, you become a part of our efforts to build up the community of God, right here on our hill, and to share the blessings of the kingdom with those around us. We all know the world around us could use the sublime blessings of God at this time!

For 100-plus years, Cathedral has been a wonderful confluence of people from all stratas of society. Today and tomorrow is no different. We meet on common ground, and we share God’s gifts, and we all grow in the love of God. Cathedral will continue to grow the faith community, and I am proud to present you the opportunity to be a part of this special and sacred opportunity. Learn more about our capital campaign at www.cathedral100.com.

Thank you for being a part of the big Irish family, and thank you for considering a special contribution as we build our legacy for our next century!

Faithfully,
Robert A. Bridges Signature
Robert A. Bridges
President

On the Calendar

October 3
Living Rosary  
1:10 p.m.
October 10
Freshmen Day of Recollection
October 11 
Senior Parent Financial Aid Info Night - Cafeteria  6:30 until 8:00 p.m.
October 17
Senior Class Field Trip to IRT
October 18
Parent Teacher Conferences - Cafeteria, Welch Activity Center
5:00 until 7:30 p.m.
October 25
Raffle Free Day
October 26-29
Fall Break


News from Cathedral

The History of Cathedral High School
Cathedral High School - The First 100 Years


                     Centennial Celebration!

Thank you to everyone who made our Centennial Celebration such a phenomenal success! Our spectacular weekend began with our 100 Year Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. After mass, many people made their way to the Harvest Hop, which was held across the street in the building Cathedral called home for 50 years.

Mother Nature continued to bless us with phenomenal weather during our celebration, which was a welcomed treat for those who participated in our Centennial Golf Outing. Later in the afternoon, families enjoyed food and fellowship at our Family Fan Fest. Past coaches and football heroes were honored during half time at the football game. Our football team certainly gave Cathedral a fabulous birthday present that evening, an overtime victory over St. Xavier, 20-14.
Saturday evening was magnificent as we culminated the weekend festivities with our Grand Gala. Thank you to all of the speakers who took us down memory lane and articulated Cathedral's history so beautifully. Thank you to Jean Smith '97 who did an amazing job with our Mission Moment. Thank you to our Pride of the Irish Marching Band and our Centennial Choir for sharing their talents and adding the beauty of music to the celebration. Thank you to all the students who attended the Gala and added to our special moment at the end of the program. 

Thank you to all the parents who attended events and/or made sure their students made it to all the centennial activities. Thank you to the 100 year committee who worked for four years to make sure we enjoyed a fabulous celebration. Thank you to the staff members who worked so hard to pull off this once-in-a-lifetime commemoration. 

Many pictures were taken during our Centennial Celebration. Visit our website to view our albums and to find a link where you can share your photos with the Cathedral family. Click this link to view the pictures taken at the Grand Gala at our 100 year photo op site.
                                       Spread The Word!
After our fabulous 100 year celebration and a festive Homecoming week, let's keep the momentum going and spread the word to eighth graders and their families about the transformative education that happens at Cathedral High School! Share these important dates and links with your family, friends, and neighbors!

Shadow for a Day - Being a VIP or Very Irish Person gives eighth graders, and students considering transferring to Cathedral, an opportunity to spend a day in the life of one of our students. Find out more at www.gocathedral.com/shadow

Parent Preview Days - These days give parents/guardians the opportunity to see Cathedral in action during the day. To find out more, go to www.gocathedral.com/parentpreview.
Open House - Open House is Thursday, November 8 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. You can attend Mass in the Our Lady of Providence Chapel in Kelly Hall at 5:00 p.m. Open House is a wonderful opportunity for prospective students to meet current students, parents and alumni. Middle schoolers can also interact with teachers and students in every academic department. It's also a wonderful opportunity to learn about clubs, activities and athletics. To find out more, go to www.gocathedral.com/openhouse.
Yard Signs and Magnets - We have Open House yard signs and car magnets available for our community. Please stop by the admissions office and grab a sign and a magnet. We appreciate your help in getting the word out about our Open House.
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