The Office of Mission and Ministry at Cathedral Catholic High School is offering new educational opportunities for our school families. These nights, called “One Nights,” will focus on various topics within the Christian Catholic tradition that are relevant to Catholic schools. The goals of these nights are:
- To join in fellowship and grow deeper in our understanding of our Catholic faith and traditions;
- To engage in conversation about contemporary issues in Catholic schools;
- To enrich our understanding of compassion and mercy both within our own community and for “the least of these” in our society;
- To pray for our CCHS community;
The name “One Nights” comes from Jesus’ prayer for our Church, “that they may be one” from John 17:21. As we grow to embrace compassion and mercy, we are called to come together as one church that celebrates unity within our diversity. During these educational opportunities, we will engage in conversation about the radical compassion that Christ calls us to.
It is our hope that these communal gatherings of fellowship and dialogue will continue for years to come. During the 2017-2018 school year, we hope you will join us for the following “One Nights”:
September 6, 2017: What makes Cathedral Catholic?
This evening’s focus will be on discussing the Catholic identity of Cathedral Catholic High School. Fr. Martin Latiff, MC, Alison Purpera (Dean of Mission and Ministry), and Sandy Blackstone-Gardner (Religious Studies Department Chair) will offer reflections on how the Catholic faith is alive and growing at CCHS.
RSVP here for September 6, 2017 (6:00PM in Theater)
January 24, 2018: LGBT and the Catholic Church: Reflections on Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
In this discussion, a panel from the CCHS community and the Diocese of San Diego will share reflections on what it means to welcome the LGBT community in the Catholic Church with “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” as the Catechism of the Catholic Church calls for (CCC 2358). Special emphasis will be placed on discussing what the Church teaches regarding this topic and how Catholic schools can be places of welcome, compassion, and safety for all.
RSVP here for January 24, 2018 (6:00PM in Theater)
February 28, 2018: CCHS hosts Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking
In 2017-2018, our Social Justice focus for the year is on the pro-life issue of capital punishment. Throughout the year, students will learn more about Church teaching on Capital Punishment in LIGHT groups. Our drama department is producing the play “Dead Man Walking,” and our Advent drive will collect items for children with parents who are incarcerated. We are thrilled to host a preeminent figure in the Catholic Church’s opposition to capital punishment in the United States. Sr. Helen Prejean has authored two books, Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents. Fifteen years after beginning her crusade, the Roman Catholic sister has witnessed five executions in Louisiana and today educates the public about the death penalty by lecturing, organizing and writing. She continues to counsel not only inmates on death row, but the families of murder victims, as well. Please join us for an educational and inspirational evening with Sr. Helen.
RSVP here for February 28, 2017