Principal's Message

Dear Cathedral Parents and Guardians,

The Hill is always buzzing with activity, and over the next seven days, we'll really kick it into high gear! Tonight is the Evening of Excellencein which we induct new members of our Cathedral family into the Circle of Excellence and raise money for tuition assistance. I look forward to seeing all of you who can make it tonight.

Our next big event is a week from tonight... Open House! Please invite prospective families to register today. Father Jomy is offering Mass in the Chapel at 5 p.m., and Open House runs from 5:30-8:00 p.m. We will have a half day of classes, and school will dismiss at 12:10 on Thursday, October 5.  Also, lunch will not be served. We need help from our parents and guardians to make Open House a success.Please click here to see volunteer opportunities  with our admissions department and sign up!  
Please click here if you would like to assist the Mothers' Club with stuffing giveaway bags on October 4 or lending a hand the night of Open House.

As a reminder, the first quarter of the school year ends Monday, October 9. Please encourage your students to manage their time well, study hard, and reach out to their teacher if they're struggling in a class. As a reminder, office hours are offered on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 8:00-8:30 a.m. We're all here to ensure your student succeeds and has a phenomenal Cathedral experience.

Please be sure and read the entire Parent Newsletter. In the Current Parent News section, you'll find information about the Cathedral/Center Grove football game, Philanthropy Day, Fall Break, and how you can purchase an outdoor nativity scene for the Christmas season.

I pray all of you have a wonderful and restful weekend!

God bless, and Go Irish!
Julie Barthel

Quick Glance Calendar

September 29 - Day 2
Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

October 2 - Day 3
Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

October 3 - Day 4

October 4 - Day 1
Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

October 5 - Day 2 - 1/2 Day
Open House
Classes Dismiss at 12:10

October 6 - Day 3
Office Hours - 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
All-School Living Rosary - 10:15 a.m.

Here is a link to important dates for the 2023/24 school year. 
   Lead Them With Love
 A Message to share with your teenager...

Dear Teenagers, 
As we get closer to the end of the first quarter, you may be feeling a bit anxious about your grades. Please know your educators want to help you succeed. Click here for study tips that could help you, and don't forget to take care of your physical and mental health. Also, always reach out and ask for help if you're struggling in a particular subject.

Junie B. Jones Jr., The Musical

Prepare to laugh yourself silly while enjoying our students' fabulous performances! CaTheatre's first musical of the school year is Junie B. Jones Jr., The Musical, and it runs September 29-October 1. Our talented students are doing it all... directing, acting, singing, dancing, building sets, designing costumes, running tech, and having a blast! Bring the whole family and enjoy the fun! Click here to buy tickets and meet members of the cast and crew. Let's hear it for CaTheatre!

Current Parent News

We are so blessed to have two Holy Cross Priests and a Holy Cross Brother at Cathedral. Fr. Jomy is our Chaplain, and Fr. Geoff and Br. Matt teach math. We thought our families would love to know some of the outreach our Holy Cross Priests and Brothers are doing on campus. Please click the "Read More" tab below to read an email Fr. Geoff shared recently with educators.

Read More about Updates from Campus Ministry

Cathedral will host Center Grove in high school football action Friday, Oct. 13 at the Sellick Bowl on the Butler University campus in Indianapolis. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Tickets are $13 for all ages and can be purchased through Ticketmaster and Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for easier access to the venue, which will open at 6 p.m. Fans may utilize the Butler Athletics Ticket Office in Hinkle Fieldhouse to purchase tickets in advance of the event as well as the evening of the game. 

All tickets will be sent through Ticketmaster and must be claimed on the Butler Athletic App. 

Read More about Final Regular Season Home Football Game

All Cathedral women are invited to join the Cathedral chapter of Moms In Prayer International to pray for our students and our school community. We meet a couple times a month during the school day at a home near the school. Come as often or as infrequently as you are able.

Read More about Moms in Prayer

As we have begun the 2023-24 school year, the Advancement Office and the Financial Aid committee would like to thank the Cathedral High School community for their amazing generosity.  As a result,  we were able to award over $2.9 million in tuition assistance to nearly 550 Cathedral families.  This includes over $300K in Merit-Based scholarships, 155 students receiving free breakfast and lunch, and 180 siblings.  

Read More about Financial Aid Update
julie barthel

Principal Julie Barthel 

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Spirit Shop Hours 
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 10 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Thursday - 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - Noon - 4:00 p.m.