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CCD: 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 Schedule
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Advocates of St. Angela Merici is a prayer group of Cathedral School seventh and eighth grade girls who meet on a regular basis after school. The Advocates meet for prayer and work together to create and put up the school's main bulletin board located near the school office. In addition to their gatherings, members of the group volunteer to lead the all-school rosaries, and participate in monthly Prayer and Pizza nights held at Cathedral. Contact: Arlene Wiebusch, Cathedral School teacher, 402.489.9621.

Catholic Kids Net: More information coming soon.

Godparent Program is a four-year program for students in grades 9-12. The primary purpose is to allow high school students to deepen, explore and share their Catholic faith. Weekly meetings are held in the homes of adult leaders. Topics range from Scripture to morality to everyday issues teens face. Students have an opportunity to discuss these issues and to learn the Catholic Church’s teaching in these areas. Godparent retreats, Advent and Lenten services, ski trips, trips to Worlds of Fun, and other social activities are available to students. Contact: Michelle Hoefener – 402.489.6763.

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: Dave Brady, 402-261-8183. Within the Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts 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. Contact: .

Brownie and Girl Scout Troops (grades 2 through 8) meet after school in the basement of the church. Girl Scouts participate in projects and community programs to develop a set of values and help guide their actions, but most importantly, to learn how to work with and support each other and have a great time. Contact: Kathy Brandon, 402.423.4905.

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, each day after lunch, one of the young men spends his recess time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Contact: Jeremy Ekeler, 402.489.9621.

Kids for Jesus (K4J) is a program for Catholic kids that allows them to learn in a very fun way, and to practice their faith in common, simple ways in their daily lives. Since we learn best by doing, K4J gives practical and simple activities that are fun for the whole family as they learn the truths of our faith. With their registered membership they receive Monthly Mission Packets full of games, activities, puzzles and ideas to practice their faith. There is a special insert each month to give parents great ideas about how they can help their children learn and live their Catholic faith. The program is designed for children in grades 2-6. Contact: Church office, 402.488.0948.

Summer Camp: More information coming soon.

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