Cathedral High School will be blessed by the presence of a new Holy Cross team for the upcoming school year. Thanks to Br. Ken Haders, Provincial for the Midwest Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and in cooperation with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, three Holy Cross religious men will be on staff the 2020/21 school year. These men, two Brothers, and one priest will live and assist in an Indianapolis parish on the weekends, and be a part of the full-time staff at Cathedral High School.
The three are as follows:
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Babu Joseph Kallarackal, CSC, Ph.D., aka "Fr. Emmanuel". He is a longtime Holy Cross educator, most notably as the President/Principal and founder of a Holy Cross secondary school in India for 15 years. He earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University in New York City. He is due to arrive at Cathedral sometime in the fall due to the worldwide pandemic and travel complications, and he is thrilled to be coming here! He has a thousand stories to share and a disarming smile. Fr. Emmanuel will serve as our school chaplain, and his presence will be a tremendous gift to us!
Br. Roberto Jiminez, CSC, is a longtime Holy Cross educator, most notably as a teacher, coach, and campus minister at Holy Trinity High School in Chicago and Holy Cross School in New Orleans. He also was a Pastoral Associate at San Jose Sanchez del Rio Parish in Chicago for 13 years. Br. Roberto has a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, and a BA in Bilingual Education from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Br. Roberto will be teaching 11th and 12th-grade Religion and will also assist as a liaison to the Latino community.
Br. Robert Livernois, CSC, aka "Br. Bob", is also a longtime Holy Cross educator with tremendous experience in teaching, counseling, and leadership training. He has been a longstanding admirer of Cathedral and is "joyfully excited" to be coming to us. Br. Bob earned a BS in Education and an MA in Guidance and Counseling. He also has an MA equivalent degree in School Administration. Br. Bob will be teaching US History and helping with our new Holy Cross Formation Team. He comes to us from Gilmour Academy outside of Cleveland and has also served at Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Ohio, and Holy Cross College in South Bend, among other schools.
"Having spent two years at Cathedral just a few years ago, I know how great the school is," says Br. Ken. "I am very pleased that three new Holy Cross religious are to join the Cathedral Family at this time. I am confident their gifts will contribute to the school’s mission to transform students to have the competence to see and the courage to act."
We look forward to welcoming these three outstanding Holy Cross educators to Cathedral very soon. Thanks to Br. Ken Haders and the Congregation of Holy Cross for helping with this bold endeavor. God is calling all of our students to greatness, and these extraordinary men will inspire our young people to answer that call.