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Newsletter 9.06.19

Parent Volunteers Needed  – Linen Cleaning, All School Liturgy Purification & Service Trip Drivers

Sacred Linen Washing & Ironing
Each mass we use special linens for our Eucharistic celebration.  With our believe in the sanctity of the body and blood, these linens need special care in washing and ironing.  If you’d like to be in our linen prep rotation to help with this, please contact Stacy Wells (swells@cathedralcatholic.org).  Many blessings!

All School Liturgy – Parent Help with Purification
Parents help with the purification of the chalices and patens (plates) used for Holy Communion during our all school masses.  If you are interested in helping with this sacred role, please contact Cathy Sperrazo, cathysper@gmail.com.

 

FAITH in ACTION (formerly known as LIGHT GROUPS)
PARENT VOLUNTEERS WANTED!!

FAITH in ACTION is the CCHS Mission and Ministry service program  It is a hands-on program to get our students directly involved and responsive to our community’s needs and be the heart and hands of Jesus. 

Our freshman, sophomore, and junior students are taken by a CCHS-provided bus to a variety of organizations.  This service group includes 20 students, faculty member, and several parent volunteers. 

  • TUESDAYS: Our Juniors spend mornings with senior citizens at Nazareth House & the Gary and Mary West Center. Some Juniors will help with food donations at Feeding San Diego.
  • WEDNESDAYS: Sophomores go into four Catholic elementary schools and interact with younger students. 
  • THURSDAYS: Freshman serve our homeless neighbors lunch at Fr. Joe’s Village/St. Vincent de Paul. 

  

We NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS / CHAPERONES to make this possible.

There are three trips a week being coordinated almost every week of the school year, so we need A LOT of PARENT PARTICIPATION.

You can volunteer one time, or even multiple times, as much as you’d like. We APPRECIATE REPEAT VOLUNTEERS! Volunteering is EASY and UPLIFTING, and so very HELPFUL! We promise you will come back PROUD to be a DON PARENT.

Come be a model Servant Leader and put your own FAITH in ACTION!

Step 1: Contact Kathleen Merkin at rmerkin@san.rr.com for more detailed information.

Step 2: Go to www.signupgenius.com
Search the appropriate class signup to review the dates/openings:

Step 3: Complete the Clearance paperwork/online application after the link is sent to you. (This is actually painless, but necessary to keep our children safe).  

Thanks! Kathleen Merkin, Faith in Action Parent Volunteer Chair & Dara Brown, Sophomore Parent Chair

9-11th Graders – Required Service Sign Ups

Please follow this link to sign up for ONE service trip:
FRESHMAN SIGN UP
SOPHOMORE SIGN UP
JUNIOR SIGN UP

* Juniors in Campus Ministry classes DO NOT SIGN UP here. You will sign up in your campus ministry.

REQUIRED FORMS:

ALL STUDENTS: CCHS Permission Form

ALL FRESHMAN – CCHS Permission Form (above) AND the Fr. Joe’s Permission Form and return to frjoeforms@cchsdons.com.

  1. Fill out Permission Forms –

Any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Hurt. 

 

Service Immersion Opportunities

This year M&M is excited to offer the following:

  • Los Angeles – Homeboys & Homelessness Immersion Trip, Weekdays – October 7 & 8
  • Verbum Dei High School Collaborative Service Encounter Trip, Weekend (no school time missed) – October 25-27
  • Washington DC – Ignatian Family Teach-In Advocacy Conference, November 15-18 (see below)
  • San Diego Walk for Life –  Saturday, January 18th (we will take a bus from CCHS!)
  • West Virginia – Nazareth Farm/Appalachia Immersion and Service Trip, Second Semester

Please contact Mr. Hurt or Mrs. Wells for further details.

 


Newsletter 8.30.19

•  Parent Volunteers Needed  – All School Liturgy Purification & Service Trip Drivers

 

•  All School Liturgy – Parent Help with Purification
Parents help with the purification of the chalices and patens (plates) used for Holy Communion during our all school masses.  If you are interested in helping with this sacred role, please contact Cathy Sperrazo, cathysper@gmail.com.

 

•  FAITH in ACTION (formerly known as LIGHT GROUPS) PARENT VOLUNTEERS WANTED!!
FAITH in ACTION is the CCHS Mission and Ministry service program  It is a hands-on program to get our students directly involved and responsive to our community’s needs and be the heart and hands of Jesus. 

Our freshman, sophomore, and junior students are taken by a CCHS-provided bus to a variety of organizations.  This service group includes 20 students, faculty member, and several parent volunteers. 

  • TUESDAYS: Our Juniors spend mornings with senior citizens at Nazareth House & the Gary and Mary West Center. Some Juniors will help with food donations at Feeding San Diego.
  • WEDNESDAYS: Sophomores go into four Catholic elementary schools and interact with younger students. 
  • THURSDAYS: Freshman serve our homeless neighbors lunch at Fr. Joe’s Village/St. Vincent de Paul. 

We NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS / CHAPERONES to make this possible.

There are three trips a week being coordinated almost every week of the school year, so we need A LOT of PARENT PARTICIPATION.

You can volunteer one time, or even multiple times, as much as you’d like. We APPRECIATE REPEAT VOLUNTEERS! Volunteering is EASY and UPLIFTING, and so very HELPFUL! We promise you will come back PROUD to be a DON PARENT.

Come be a model Servant Leader and put your own FAITH in ACTION!

How to Help with FAITH IN ACTION:

  • Step 1: Contact Kathleen Merkin at rmerkin@san.rr.com for more detailed information.
  • Step 2: Go to www.signupgenius.com. Search the appropriate class signup to review the dates/openings:

                CCHS FRESHMAN FAITH in ACTION 2019-2020

                CCHS SOPHOMORE FAITH in ACTION 2019-2020

                CCHS JUNIOR FAITH in ACTION 2019-2020

  • Step 3: Complete the Clearance paperwork/online application after the link is sent to you. (This is actually painless, but necessary to keep our children safe).  

Thanks! Kathleen Merkin, Faith in Action Parent Volunteer Chair & Dara Brown, Sophomore Parent Chair

 

•  9-11th Graders – Required Service Sign Ups
Please follow this link to sign up for ONE service trip:

* Juniors in Campus Ministry classes DO NOT SIGN UP here.
You will sign up in your campus ministry.

 

•  REQUIRED FORMS – ALL STUDENTS: CCHS Permission Form

  1. ALL FRESHMAN – CCHS Permission Form (above) AND the Fr. Joe’s Permission Form and return to frjoeforms@cchsdons.com.
  2. Fill out Permission Forms –

Any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Hurt.



•  Service Immersion Opportunities:

This year M&M is excited to offer the following:

  • Los Angeles – Homeboys & Homelessness Immersion Trip, Weekdays – October 7 & 8
  • Verbum Dei High School Collaborative Service Encounter Trip, Weekend (no school time missed) – October 25-27
  • Washington DC – Ignatian Family Teach-In Advocacy Conference, November 15-18 (see below)
  • San Diego Walk for Life –  Saturday, January 18th (we will take a bus from CCHS!)
  • West Virginia – Nazareth Farm/Appalachia Immersion and Service Trip, Second Semester

Please contact Mr. Hurt or Mrs. Wells for further details.


Newsletter 8.23.19 

All School Liturgy – Parent Help with Purification

Parents help with the purification of the chalices and patens (plates) used for the distribution of Holy Communion during our all school masses.  If you are interested in helping with this sacred role, please contact Cathy Sperrazo, cathysper@gmail.com.

FAITH in ACTION (formerly known as LIGHT GROUPS) PARENT VOLUNTEERS WANTED!!

FAITH in ACTION is the CCHS Mission and Ministry service program  It is a hands-on program to get our students directly involved and responsive to our community’s needs and be the heart and hands of Jesus. 

Our freshman, sophomore, and junior students are taken by a CCHS-provided bus to a variety of organizations.  This service group includes 20 students, faculty member, and several parent volunteers. 

TUESDAYS: Our Juniors spend mornings with senior citizens at Nazareth House & the Gary and Mary West Center. Some Juniors will help with food donations at Feeding San Diego.

WEDNESDAYS: Sophomores go into four Catholic elementary schools and interact with younger students. 

THURSDAYS: Freshman serve our homeless neighbors lunch at Fr. Joe’s Village/St. Vincent de Paul. 

 

We NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS / CHAPERONES to make this possible.

There are three trips a week being coordinated almost every week of the school year, so we need A LOT of PARENT PARTICIPATION.

You can volunteer one time, or even multiple times, as much as you’d like. We APPRECIATE REPEAT VOLUNTEERS! Volunteering is EASY and UPLIFTING, and so very HELPFUL! We promise you will come back PROUD to be a DON PARENT.

Come be a model Servant Leader and put your own FAITH in ACTION!

Step 1: Contact Kathleen Merkin at rmerkin@san.rr.com for more detailed information.

Step 2: Go to www.signupgenius.com

Search the appropriate class signup to review the dates/openings:

CCHS FRESHMAN FAITH in ACTION 2019-2020

CCHS SOPHOMORE FAITH in ACTION 2019-2020

CCHS JUNIOR FAITH in ACTION 2019-2020

Step 3: Complete the Clearance paperwork/online application after the link is sent to you. (This is actually painless, but necessary to keep our children safe).  

Thanks! Kathleen Merkin, Faith in Action Parent Volunteer Chair & Dara Brown, Sophomore Parent Chair

Service Immersion Opportunities

This year M&M is excited to offer the following:

Los Angeles – Homeboys & Homelessness Immersion Trip, Weekdays – October 7 & 8

Verbum Dei High School Collaborative Service Encounter Trip, Weekend (no school time missed) – October 25-27

Washington DC – Ignatian Family Teach-In Advocacy Conference, November 15-18 (see below)

San Diego Walk for Life –  Saturday, January 18th (we will take a bus from CCHS!)

West Virginia – Nazareth Farm/Appalachia Immersion and Service Trip, Second Semester

Please contact Mr. Hurt or Mrs. Wells for further details.

 

FAITH-in-ACTION Service Trip STUDENT Sign-Ups:

Attention! Faith-In-Action Service Trips begin in September!

Student service trips are required for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Freshmen will serve at Fr. Joe’s Village, Sophomores will serve at a Catholic elementary/middle school, and Juniors will serve the elderly and at a food resource center.

In order to take part in this required activity, your student will need to complete the following two steps:

  1. Fill out Permission Forms:

All students will need to complete the following online CCHS Permission Form: CCHS Permission Form

And in addition to the CCHS Permission Form, ALL Freshman (if you have not already turned in your forms) will need to complete the following Fr. Joe’s Permission Form and return it to frjoeforms@cchsdons.com

Fr. Joe’s Permission Form

2. Sign Up for a Service Trip – Click on the appropriate link below to sign up for ONE service trip.

FRESHMAN SIGN UP

SOPHOMORE SIGN UP

JUNIOR SIGN UP

* Juniors in Campus Ministry classes DO NOT SIGN UP here. You will sign up in your campus ministry class.

NOTE: All forms should be completed and submitted by Aug. 30th

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Hurt, nhurt@cathedralcatholic.org.

LAST CALL for Servant Leadership Theme Team Student Leaders

Each year CCHS engages with a Mission & Ministry theme.  This year our theme is Servant Leadership. What does it mean to put your faith in action?  How can we ‘live the call’ and use our gifts to love God and others? Do they know we are Christian by our love? Our faculty & staff will be starting our school year with a service retreat at the site of the new Cristo Rey school in San Diego – kicking off the year in service to others.  Students are invited to join the student leadership ‘Theme Team’ to help envision further engagement, events and activities around Servant Leadership. Please contact Mrs. Wells by dropping by the office or via email: swells@cathedralcatholic.org with questions or to be part of our Theme Team!

RETREAT SIGN-UPS FOR CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021:

Seniors and Juniors: Kairos (Senior Retreat) and our Junior Retreat sign-ups opened last spring.  There is still room on some retreats. The link to the sign-up is on the CCHS Mission & Ministry page on the school website or click the links below.

Retreat Dates:

Kairos 16 – September 18 – 20, 2019

Kairos 17 – November 6 – 8, 2019

Kairos 18 – February 5 – 7, 2020

Kairos 19 – March 4 – 6, 2020

Kairos 20 – April 22 – 24, 2020

Junior Retreat 1 – October 23 – 25, 2019

Junior Retreat 2 – January 15 – 17, 2020

Junior Retreat 3 – March 18 – 20, 2020

Note:

* Kairos retreats leave at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and return by 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. 

* Junior retreats leave after school on Wednesdays and return by 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. 

When signing-up, please take into account other commitments such as athletics, classes, drama performances, etc. 

To sign-up, click on the appropriate link below and choose from the retreats listed on the Mission & Ministry web page. 

Sign-up for Junior Retreat

Sign-up for Kairos Retreat


Newsletter 8.16.19

Mass of the Holy Spirit – Thursday, 8/22, 8:10am
Please join us in the Claver Center (gym) for our first all-school liturgy.  We will be celebrating the Mass of the Holy Spirit – calling down the Spirit to guide us and bless us this school year.  It will be a red mass where we will all wear red shirts and our liturgy attire (pants and dress shoes). Students will be sitting with their Red 1 class and visiting families have open seating around the upper rows of seating.

FAITH-in-ACTION Service Trip STUDENT Sign-Ups:

Attention! Faith-In-Action Service Trips begin in September!

Student service trips are required for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Freshmen will serve at Fr. Joe’s Village, Sophomores will serve at a Catholic elementary/middle school, and Juniors will serve the elderly and at a food resource center.

In order to take part in this required activity, your student will need to complete the following two steps:

  1. Fill out Permission Forms:

All students will need to complete the following online CCHS Permission Form: CCHS Permission Form

And in addition to the CCHS Permission Form, ALL Freshman (if you have not already turned in your forms) will need to complete the following Fr. Joe’s Permission Form and return it to frjoeforms@cchsdons.com

Fr. Joe’s Permission Form

  1. Sign Up for a Service Trip – Click on the appropriate link below to sign up for ONE service trip.

FRESHMAN SIGN UP

SOPHOMORE SIGN UP

JUNIOR SIGN UP

* Juniors in Campus Ministry classes DO NOT SIGN UP here. You will sign up in your campus ministry class.

NOTE: All forms should be completed and submitted by Aug. 30th

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Hurt, nhurt@cathedralcatholic.org.

Servant Leadership

Each year CCHS engages with a Mission & Ministry theme.  This year our theme is Servant Leadership. What does it mean to put your faith in action?  How can we ‘live the call’ and use our gifts to love God and others? Do they know we are Christian by our love? Our faculty & staff will be starting our school year with a service retreat at the site of the new Cristo Rey school in San Diego – kicking off the year in service to others.  Students are invited to join the student leadership ‘Theme Team’ to help envision further engagement, events and activities around Servant Leadership. Please contact Mrs. Wells by dropping by the office or via email: swells@cathedralcatholic.org with questions or to be part of our Theme Team!

Service Immersion Opportunities

This year M&M is excited to offer the following:

Los Angeles – Homeboys & Homelessness Immersion Trip, Weekdays – October 7 & 8

Verbum Dei High School Collaborative Service Encounter Trip, Weekend (no school time missed) – October 25-27

Washington DC – Ignatian Family Teach-In Advocacy Conference, November 15-18 (see below)

West Virginia – Nazareth Farm/Appalachia Immersion and Service Trip, Second Semester

Please contact Mr. Hurt or Mrs. Wells for further details.

 Washington DC and Ignatian Family Teach-In Advocacy Conference November, 2019:

CCHS will return to the Ignatian Family Teach-In Conference in Washington DC. This conference allows students to meet with high school and college students from all over the country to learn about social justice issues that are pertinent to today’s youth and young adults. The theme of this year’s conference is “Radical Hope Prophetic Action.” The conference will cover many topics such as race relations, immigration, prison reform, and many others that important in the life of the Church. The conference culminates visiting the offices of the Senators from California.

The dates of the trip are November 15th – 19th. (Depending on the schedule of our visit with the Senators’ offices, we may be able to return on the 18th.)

For more information or to express your interest, please contact Mr. Hurt (nhurt@cathedralcatholic.org) and visit the conference website here

RETREAT SIGN-UPS FOR CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021:

Seniors and Juniors: Kairos (Senior Retreat) and our Junior Retreat sign-ups opened last spring.  There is still room on some retreats. The link to the sign-up is on the CCHS Mission & Ministry page on the school website or click the links below.

Retreat Dates:

Kairos 16 – September 18 – 20, 2019

Kairos 17 – November 6 – 8, 2019

Kairos 18 – February 5 – 7, 2020

Kairos 19 – March 4 – 6, 2020

Kairos 20 – April 22 – 24, 2020

Junior Retreat 1 – October 23 – 25, 2019

Junior Retreat 2 – January 15 – 17, 2020

Junior Retreat 3 – March 18 – 20, 2020

Note:

* Kairos retreats leave at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and return by 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. 

* Junior retreats leave after school on Wednesdays and return by 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. 

When signing-up, please take into account other commitments such as athletics, classes, drama performances, etc. 

To sign-up, click on the appropriate link below and choose from the retreats listed on the Mission & Ministry web page. 

Sign-up for Junior Retreat

Sign-up for Kairos Retreat

 


Newsletter 8.9.19

Attention! Faith-In-Action Service Trips begin in September!

Student service trips are required for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Freshmen will serve at Fr. Joe’s Village, Sophomores will serve at a Catholic elementary/middle school, and Juniors will serve the elderly and at a food resource center.

In order to take part in this required activity, your student will need to complete the following two steps:

    1. Fill out Permission Forms:

All students will need to complete the following online CCHS Permission Form: CCHS Permission Form

And in addition to the CCHS Permission Form, ALL Freshman (if you have not already turned in your forms) will need to complete the following Fr. Joe’s Permission Form and return it to frjoeforms@cchsdons.com

Fr. Joe’s Permission Form

    2. Sign Up for a Service Trip – Click on the appropriate link below to sign up for ONE service trip.

FRESHMAN SIGN UP

SOPHOMORE SIGN UP

JUNIOR SIGN UP

* Juniors in Campus Ministry classes DO NOT SIGN UP here. You will sign up in your campus ministry class.

NOTE: All forms should be completed and submitted by Aug. 30th

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Hurt, nhurt@cathedralcatholic.org.



Servant Leadership

Each year CCHS engages with a Mission & Ministry theme.  This year our theme is Servant Leadership. What does it mean to put your faith in action?  How can we ‘live the call’ and use our gifts to love God and others? Do they know we are Christian by our love? Our faculty & staff will be starting our school year with a service retreat at the site of the new Cristo Rey school in San Diego – kicking off the year in service to others.  Students are invited to join the student leadership ‘Theme Team’ to help envision further engagement, events and activities around Servant Leadership. Please contact Mrs. Wells by dropping by the office or via email: swells@cathedralcatholic.org with questions or to be part of our Theme Team!

 

Service Immersion Opportunities


This year M&M is excited to offer the following:

  • Los Angeles – Homeboys & Homelessness Immersion Trip, Weekdays – October 7 & 8
  • Verbum Dei High School Collaborative Service Encounter Trip, Weekend (no school time missed) – October 25-27
  • Washington DC – Ignatian Family Teach-In Advocacy Conference, November 15-18
  • West Virginia – Nazareth Farm/Appalachia Immersion and Service Trip, Second Semester

Please contact Mr. Hurt or Mrs. Wells for further details.

 

RETREAT SIGN-UPS FOR CLASSES OF 2020 AND 2021:

Seniors and Juniors: Kairos (Senior Retreat) and our Junior Retreat sign-ups opened last spring.  There is still room on some retreats. The link to the sign-up is on the CCHS Mission & Ministry page on the school website or click the links below.

Retreat Dates:

Kairos 16 – September 18 – 20, 2019
Kairos 17 – November 6 – 8, 2019
Kairos 18 – February 5 – 7, 2020
Kairos 19 – March 4 – 6, 2020
Kairos 20 – April 22 – 24, 2020

Junior Retreat 1 – October 23 – 25, 2019
Junior Retreat 2 – January 15 – 17, 2020
Junior Retreat 3 – March 18 – 20, 2020

Note:

* Kairos retreats leave at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and return by 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. 

* Junior retreats leave after school on Wednesdays and return by 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. 

When signing-up, please take into account other commitments such as athletics, classes, drama performances, etc. 

To sign-up, click on the appropriate link below and choose from the retreats listed on the Mission & Ministry web page. 

Sign-up for Junior Retreat

Sign-up for Kairos Retreat

Welcome Father Paul

Please help us warmly welcome Father Paul de Soza to our CCHS community.  Father Paul is a member of the Miles Christi. Father Paul is just moving here from Minnesota. We are so blessed to have him here with us!