The mission of the religious education program (CCD) at Cathedral is to assist parents of public school students in grades 1 - 8 in the religious formation of their children. The Catholic Church has always taught that parents are the primary educators of their children. The religious education program provides systematic instruction to students to supplement the teaching and example of their parents. The goal of the program is to work cooperatively with parents to give their children a good knowledge, understanding, and love of their faith, so they are prepared to live a Christian life in today’s world. CCD 2013-14 Calendar.
Daughters of Mary
Daughters of Mary is a prayer group for 5th and 6th grade girls. Our primary focus is to help your daughter(s) grow in faith through prayer, studying the lives of Saints, and works of mercy. Each month we will be making cards and a craft for our priests to take along during their First Friday visits to the sick and homebound. Sixth grade girls will be required to attend at least four lunch time prayers each month to stay a member. All members are required to attend at least five of the scheduled meetings. Daughters of Mary will meet once a month after school on a Thursday from 3:30-4:15. For more information click here.
Advocates of St. Angela Merici
The Advocates of St. Angela Merici is a Junior High vocation club for 7th and 8th grade girls. It was started at Cathedral fifteen years ago. The charter group chose St. Angela and wrote a prayer of dedication. The girls have promised to serve Jesus and follow the example of St. Angela of Merici and imitate the purity of the life of Mary and walk in her steps. The girls attend monthly prayers as well as monthly meetings and work together to create and put up the school’s main bulletin board located near the school office . In addition, they peer teach the younger students at Cathedral the Faith.
Soldiers of Saint Sebastian
Soldiers of St. Sebastian consists of seventh and eighth graders from our school who serve at Cathedral School’s daily Masses. The group plays a prominent role in parish liturgies such as funerals, First Friday devotions, Stations of the Cross, Benediction, First Confession, First Holy Communion, and the May Crowning procession. In addition, the boys take part in monthly prayers. Contact: Monsignor Tucker
Cadets of Fr. Kapaun
Fr. Kapaun, a simple Midwestern boy, spent his life in service and died humbly in a prison camp in North Korea after inspiring thousands with his devotion to Christ. The Cadets of Fr. Kapaun is a vocations club for 5th and 6th grade boys as they begin to foster a special love and duty to Jesus, using the model of Kapaun. Their activities include monthly prayers and learning to serve the Mass in preparation for becoming a Soldier of St. Sebastian.
Cathedral Abbey Program
The Cathedral Abbeys were started to promote unity and teamwork among our 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes. Each team is assigned a patron and the charter members choose team colors as well as mottos for their Abbeys. The groups earn points for their Abbeys be participating in competitions, scoring well on selected tests, and by being named a St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Scholar each quarter. Team points accumulate with a winner named in May.
Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 54 is composed of boys 10 ½ -18 years old led by the boys with adult supervision. The purpose of the Boy Scouts is to introduce young men to the role of leadership, to instill good moral values, above-reproach character, and sense of duty to God, country, and self through fun with teaching skills and exciting outdoor activities. Meetings are held on Thursdays at 7:30 PM in Rectors Hall. Visitors are welcome at anytime. Contact: Paul Woita, 488.3169.
Cub Scouts Pack 54 is for boys in grades 1 through 5. Parents and leaders work together to help boys achieve: character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship and fitness, family understanding, respectful relationships to self and others, personal achievement, friendly service, fun and adventure, and is a good preparation for Boy Scouts. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in Rectors Hall. Contact Dave Brady, 261.8183