Principal's Message

Dear Cathedral Parents and Guardians,

Today is a special day for Cathedral High School, the Feast Day of Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. One of my favorite Blessed Basil Moreau quotes is, "With eyes of faith, consider the greatness of your mission and the wonderful amount of good which you can accomplish." Blessed Basil Moreau's vision of educating hearts and minds is woven into our mission, and Cathedral High School educators are blessed to fulfill that mission on the Hill each and every day. We commemorated this special day by celebrating an All-School Mass. Father Doug Marcotte and Seminarian Liam Hosty celebrated mass with our freshmen in the Joe O'Malia Performing Arts Center. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors were socially-distanced in the Welch Activity Center, where they celebrated mass with Cathedral's Chaplain, Father Emmanuel Kallarackal. Covid-19 has caused us to rethink how we deliver our mission, but it will not stop us from fulfilling it!
 Speaking of Covid-19, we want to thank all of you who send your students to school with a mask. As mentioned last week, we have a new procedure to charge students for masks. Students can purchase them from the Spirit Shop and the dining hall. The Spirit Shop is open at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday through Friday to accommodate students. Apple pay, cash, credit card are accepted. Parents can even order online to have masks waiting for students. Monday-Friday, the dining hall will sell masks during breakfast and lunch. Students can use their ID to have money taken from their account. The masks at both locations are $1 each. For students who come to school without a mask, do not have cash on them or in their lunch account, and can't get ahold of their parents, they will be sent to Student Services, where they will be given a mask, and a note will be sent home to parents. We hope that students will remember to bring their masks to school, along with their lanyard, iPad, etc., and we won't have to worry about students who arrive without a mask. Also, please do not send your children to school if they are sick. Thank you for your help!

 As you likely noticed in last week's newsletter, we've released the 2022/23 school calendar. It is posted below again and on the website for your convenience. We certainly don't want to wish this year away but know many of you are making plans for this summer and next fall.
 I wish you and your family peace and good health! Enjoy the rest of your week and Go Irish!

Julie Barthel

This Week at a Glance

- Friday, January 21 - Day 4 - NWEA (No office hours)
- Monday, January 24- Day 5 - NWEA (No office hours)
- Tuesday, January 25 - Day 1 
- Wednesday, January 26 - Day 2 - NWEA (No office hours)
- Thursday, January 27 - Day 3  
- Friday, January 28 - Day 4 

Blessed Basil Moreau Feast Day Mass

Current Parent News

NWEA math testing continues Friday, January 21, for Algebra I and Geometry students who did not complete the test on Wednesday. Testing begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. Please make sure your child arrives for testing with a fully-charged iPad.

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