2021-2022 Mission & Ministry News

Cathedral Catholic High School Chapel, St. Therese Chapel

Día de los Muertos

CCHS will honor those who have died with a special table in the Chapel with a Catholic prayer for the dead and a traditional celebratory Día de los Muertos altar in the Academic Center.  We encourage everyone to join in these traditional observances. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican/Mexican-American holiday that celebrates and remembers those who have passed away. It is believed that those who have departed visit their families November 1st & 2nd.  Drop pictures and/or special remembrances of your deceased friends or loved ones (pictures, crosses, something that belonged to them) to Mission & Ministry by the end of the day on Monday, 10/25.  Be sure to label items with their name, YOUR NAME, and where you would like them honored. (We will make copies if you’d like them included in both locations.) Que Dios los bendiga, God bless!

Speaker & Book Club

On Monday, December 13, 2021 CCHS welcomes Immaculée Illibigaza to share her experiences in Rwanda.  THIS WILL BE A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL with release at 2:20.  

Mission & Ministry is hosting a book club for students and employees featuring her book – Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. This story has challenging, sometimes violent content and should be considered carefully for sensitive students. It is an important, compelling story of faith in trying times. Students, please indicate your interest in book club participation here and pick up a copy of the book in Mission & Ministry. It is also available for purchase as an e-book from Amazon, Apple Books and Barnes & Noble. The book club will meet at lunch on Oct 27, Nov 4, Nov 17, and Dec 2.

Faith In Action Service Program

Faith in Service School Day Service Trips
ALL 9-11th grade students participate in direct service experiences.  Contact Mr. Nicholas Hurt, Assistant Dean of Mission and Ministry, nhurt@cathedralcatholic.org, with questions regarding the program or Julie Cairelli, Administrative Assistant for the Office of Mission and Ministry, jcairelli@cathedralcatholic.org, with any questions or concerns about sign up details or permission slips, etc.

Service Saturdays
The Mission & Ministry team plans service projects on Saturdays helping local schools and organizations throughout the San Diego area.  This service is open to all in the CCHS community. Stay tuned for Service Saturday dates.

Faith in Action Lenten Drive for Schools
Each spring the CCHS community participates in a Lenten drive raising funds for scholarships for students to attend the Catholic elementary schools where our students volunteer throughout the school year.  Stay tuned for details on our drive this year.

Caritas Service Award & Dedicated Don Service Award
Caritas Awards, recognizes students for unlimited loving-kindness (caritas) toward and service to others. CCHS students who have completed over 100 approved hours of Faith In Action Service in a twelve-month period will be recognized in Spring.  See the Caritas Award page for more details.

Dedicated Dons, chosen by committee for their self-less, humble service to others, will be recognized at all school liturgy once a month this spring.  

Dons for Life, March for Life & Life Week

Cathedral is a vibrant faith community in support of the dignity of every human life.  Our Dons for Life student pro-life club holds weekly lunch meetings on Wednesdays.  For more information about DFL or the Walk for Life, please contact Miss Christine LaPorte, claporte@cathedralcatholic.org