Welcome Cathedral Alumni and Friends,
On behalf of the Alumni Association I want to thank those of you that have supported the alumni association fund raising events over the years. With the support of Cathedral graduates along with their family and friends we are able to contribute to financial aid programs, the academic boosters, the athletics boosters, and the performing arts boosters. Without your support we would not be able to accomplish our mission at our alma mater.
Brother Leonard Casper who embraced the teachings of the founder of the Christian Brothers Saint John Baptist de La Salle by devoting his life as a teacher, principal, and counselor to the many students that crossed his path started the alumni association. Brother Casper graduated from Cathedral in 1935 upon his return to his Alma Mater in 1962 he visualized organizing a group of graduates to carry on the traditions and spirit of Cathedral High School, thus, the Cathedral Alumni Association was inaugurated. Today the Cathedral Alumni Association plays a major role is assisting the Christian Brothers with their mission at Cathedral of educating young men and preparing them to become active members in society.
The Alumni Association is continuously looking for ways for alumnus to stay connected with Cathedral. In January we host the Alumni Basketball Tournament. Last March we introduced a new event ‘Club CP” a high-energy sound, and light atmosphere scene for the younger alumni. In April we have the entertaining “Comedy Night”. In July we have the Annual Golf Tournament. Last November we brought back the annual Thanksgiving Day “Turkey Bowl”. This October we are introducing a new event “Phantom Poker Night” in support of the Manual ‘Pops’ Palacio Athletic Fund. For you soccer and volleyball players we will also be hosting Alumni Soccer and Volleyball games. This year we will be launching the Alumni Association Annual Dues program. We will be sending out information to all alumni on how you can become a silver, gold, and platinum alumni member.
We encourage all alumni to attend the alumni meetings held the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM in the MHR conference center food and refreshments are served. Get involved and give back to the school that means so much to us, and future Phantoms.
At the 2010 Alumni Gala in August we celebrated the Cathedral Experience. I am often asked by friends, “What is it with you Cathedral guys and your school”. I want to thank Ruben Jaureguí class of 1959 for the perfect answer: “The Cathedral spirit is difficult to explain to non Phantoms. It’s not something you can touch: you can only feel it and know it in your heart that you are part of something very unique and special”.
Keep visiting the alumni website and follow us on face book for current alumni event information.
Hector Roman ‘76
CHS Alumni Association President