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"Thou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind." – Matthew 22:37
- Cathedral School was founded in Natchez, Mississippi by the Daughters of Charity in 1847. These courageous women traveled into the wilderness to establish a Catholic Christian School where no schools existed before. The spirit of these brave sisters live on in a school that requires every student at every level to receive theological training in an academic yet faith-filled environment.
- Cathedral students attend masses and prayer services
regularly that reinforce strong Christian values and help to
establish a communal bond among all participants.
“We walk by Faith, not by sight.”- 2Corinthians 5:7
Students in grades 7 – 12 are required to perform five hours
of community service per quarter. This service is a means in which
to instill Christian ethics into daily routine. The service is to
include volunteering for Church, School, and Civic needs.
“Faith without works is dead.” – James 2:26
Students in grades 6 – 12 participate in annual class
retreats. Retreat Days are set aside to foster spiritual growth and
encourage class unity. Cathedral School’s Peer Ministry Team plans
and implements a retreat based on the needs of each particular
“Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1
- The Cathedral Family begins each school day in prayer. Each
individual class begins with prayer throughout the day. The richness
of prayer is encouraged and extended into athletic events, all
school meetings, and most especially one’s personal life.
"All things, whatsoever you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive." - Matthew 21:22