Cathedral School Weekly Newsletter


February 13, 2020

 Look Ahead

Thursday, February 13         5:30pm Soccer (Home) vs ACCS (V/JV)

5:30pm MS and HS Dance Team Tryout Meeting in cafeteria

                                                (Anyone trying out must attend with one parent)

Friday, February 14              4:30pm/6:30pm HS Baseball at Amite School Center

Saturday, February 15          11:00am/1:00pm MS Baseball at Centreville

Monday, February 17           TBA Soccer Playoffs Round 1

Tuesday, February 18          4:30pm/6:30pm HS Baseball (Home) vs Porter’s Chapel

Wednesday, February 19     Class Pictures PK-3-8th Grade

Thursday, February 20         4:00pm/6:00pm MS Baseball at Porter’s Chapel

                                                5:00pm Mandatory HS and MS Cheer Tryout Meeting

                                                (Anyone trying out must attend with one parent)

                                                TBA Soccer Semi-Finals

Friday, February 21              TBA Baseball at Loyd Star Classic

Saturday, February 22          TBA Baseball at Loyd Star Classic

                                                TBA Soccer Championship


Cathedral School Mission Statement:

Our mission as a Catholic School is to develop, encourage and support the spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, social and physical growth of each member of our school community. 


AR 500 Point Club Congratulations to our newest member, 3rd grader Molly McLemore!!

Suicide Awareness The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Four Rivers MS affiliate for Southwest Mississippi is hosting a Suicide Awareness Forum Thursday, February 27, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Natchez Community Center. The feature presentation will be Shatter the Silence - Suicide the Secret You Shouldn't Keep. A Question and Answer period will follow with a professional and experienced panel offering insights and resources.  Click here for more information.

Lost and Found The lost and found is overflowing. Please check in the high school and elementary offices if you are missing a sweatshirt or jacket.


Counselor News


April 15

Deadline to Apply without $15 Late Fee

May 1

Deadline to Submit Enrollment Deposit

Jackson State University

1. First-Time Freshman (FTF) Merit Scholarships

Students must be admitted to the university to apply for scholarships.

FTF scholarships are based on College Preparatory Curriculum and ACT/SAT Composite Scores. (We do not super score)

Students must meet all above requirements by February 15th

For more information regarding each scholarship, please click on the link below or call 601-979-0930.


University of Louisiana Monroe

Freshman Academic Scholarships - priority application deadline is Friday February 15, 2019.

The ULM Foundation Scholarships application is open throughout the month of February.

You can search and review all Foundation Scholarships anytime at



                               2019-2020 National ACT Test Dates


Test Date                        Registration Deadline              Late Fee Required

April 4, 2020                     February 28, 2020                    February 29- March 13, 2020

June 13, 2020                   May 8, 2020                            May 9-22, 2020

July 18, 2020                    June 19, 2020                          June 20-26, 2020


Register at     Cathedral School Code   252-097


 Yearbook deadlines

-Senior pictures:  You must have your photographer submit to Andree Gamberi on disc or by email.  Please have them submit to this email:  

****Face shot, not full length body shot (chest up), in a vertical format. 

Senior picture-you may use any photographer you wish

Group picture- All senior girls will need a solid black dress and black heels.  All senior boys will need khaki pants, white button up shirt, navy sports jacket, and a green tie or bow tie.  

Fastweb-Seniors need to take the time to sign-up, if they haven’t.  Please remember to ask your child about this and check your email daily for these scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships-All scholarships which cross my desk are announced on the weekly newsletter and I will occasionally send out emails to senior parents.  (Please make sure the school has an email address which will be checked by a parent.)

         -LA residents-TOPS deadline is the April ACT test. (You must send your ACT scores directly to TOPS-1595.)  You must have at least a 23 on the ACT to qualify for this.

         -MS residents-MTAG deadline is Sept. 15, 2020.  You must register with MTAG and this can be done in January.  School will submit the GPA and ACT in April.  Student must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA to qualify for this.  

MTAG/MESG-Mississippi residents may go to the Mississippi Student Financial Aid website and register.  The website is:  There are many scholarships available:

 MTAG-Minimum 2.5 GPA and 15 on ACT ($3,000 over 4 years)

MESG-Minimum 3.5 GPA and 29 on ACT ($10,000 over 4 years)

HELP-Minimum   2.5 GPA and 20 on ACT, student and parent’s combined income cannot exceed $36,500.  

NISSAN Scholarship-2.5 GPA and 20 ACT, essay Required-Deadline:  March 1

This is just a small listing of scholarships available through this website.  

Academic Common Market-If Mississippi does not offer your child’s intended major, check on the Academic Common Market.  Many schools will waive out-of-state tuition with certain majors.  LSU waives Mississippi resident’s out-of-state for:  Coastal Environmental Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Management Systems.  

Financial Aid-You will be able to go online to after October 1 and start your application.  You may go online now and apply for a pin number.  You must have your completed 2018 tax returns to actually start the application process.    Please be wary of organizations which promise to find scholarships for you.  Watch out for

College Applications-At this point, your child should have at least 3 colleges in mind.  You may apply on-line.  Once application process is complete, student should tell me and I will send transcript.  You may get correspondence from college telling you that application process is not complete and they are missing transcript.  This usually means the Final transcript. 




YOUTH BAKE SALES – Feb. 15 & 16 After Sat. Vigil & Sun. Morning Mass

The Youth Groups are having a Bake Sale after both the Saturday Vigil and Sunday Morning Masses. We'll have cakes, cookies, brownies, homemade candy, casseroles, homemade soups and more! Proceeds from the bake sales help support our Youth Programs. Calling All Bakers!!!! St. Mary’s Youth welcomes and greatly appreciates any parishioner’s help in making treats for our upcoming bake sale immediately following Mass. Baked goods can be dropped off in St. Therese Hall before each Mass.

SAVE THE DATE!!  The upcoming Abbey Youth Festival is set for Saturday, March 21, 2020 at St. Joseph Seminary in Covington, LA – and we leave the evening before.  Abbey Youth Fest is a one-day, outdoor, Catholic youth conference/rally.  The day will include wonderful keynote presenters, live music, breakout sessions, praise and worship, mass, a variety of vendors will be on-site from various religious orders and communities, and the evening will end with candlelight adoration.  Approximately 4,500 youth and young adults from all over the country gather each Spring for this annual event. Their keynote speakers are AMAZING this year – as they are every year – but you simply do not want to miss this event!

Visit the AYF website ( for all the details or click here for more information. They have a great line-up of speakers and musicians this year.  The Parish and Youth Programs are helping to sponsor this trip and the cost is $55 to participants. Ages from 8th grade on up – through people in their 40’s – are invited to attend. The $55 includes your meals, t-shirt, 1 night stay at the Country Inn & Suites in Covington, and transportation to and from the event (by charter bus) or adults can choose to drive themselves. We will leave around 4:30/5:30 pm on Friday, March 20 and return around midnight on Saturday, March 21 (the festival ends at 9pm). Please contact Carrie Lambert at (601) 445-5616 or if you wish to attend. Seating is limited at this time!

St. Mary’s Kids (PreK3-2 Grade) & KCYO (3-5 Grade)

Wed., Feb. 19 – Mardi Gras Parade & Craft after Parish Meal.


JCYO (6th-8th grade)

Sat., Feb. 15 & Sun., Feb. 16 – BAKE SALE – After Both Masses

Sun., Feb. 16 – 5-6:30 - Meeting and Meal

Sun., Feb. 23 – 4:30-6 – Meeting and Meal


CYO (9th-12th grade)

Sat., Feb. 15 & Sun., Feb. 16 – BAKE SALE – After Both Masses

Sun., Feb. 16 – 5-6:30 - Meeting and Meal

Sun., Feb. 23 – 5:30-7 – Meeting and Meal