There are numerous ways that you can support Cathedral’s enrichment program and help ensure that the students receive the kind of Catholic education they deserve in an environment that fosters a love of God as well as a love of learning.

In addition to our volunteer opportunities and religious organizations, you can also provide financial support or participate in The Scholarship Moment.

Volunteer

Junior Achievement

Become a volunteer for Junior Achievement! Give just 5 hours a year to a classroom in our school, and we’ll show you how big a difference you can make. JA partners business/community volunteers in the classroom to teach students lessons in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. You’ll get to share your expertise and experience with Lincoln’s students, contribute to their success, and show them that their community cares about their education. JA staff will work hard to match you with a grade and time slot that works best for you.

Cathedral is a 100% committed JA School, including a revolutionary capstone project that connects potential future entrepreneurs with some of the area's best business leaders. The JA staff provides a one-on-one training for you that takes just 45 minutes.  All the lessons are prepared for you in an easy to follow format. To join our JA Eagle Team call the JA office at 402-467-1741.

Careers in the Classroom

The Catalog of Guest Speakers is a classroom resource for our teachers to enhance their classroom instruction.  If you have an area of expertise or a hobby that the teachers could tie into a unit they are teaching, we would like to include you in our catalog. Whether you are a plumber, an artist, a gardener, a birdwatcher, a nurse, a banker...or anything in between- imagine how your real world experience could make science, math, history, or English come alive to a kid!

Take a few minutes to complete this form, and we will let the teachers know they can contact you to set up a date and time to share your passion with their students. Just 30 minutes of your time could spark a lifetime of learning. Send your form to the main office or to Emily Villa at emilyhaden@aol.com.

Volunteer School Nurse Program

The school nurse program is run by volunteer nurses who are at school on a daily basis from 10am to 2pm. Many of our nurses also visit classrooms to discuss proper hand-washing technique, germs and other hygiene issues. Nurses administer medicine and also track and document asthmatic and diabetic students when not placing band-aids or distributing medications. Never a dull moment, if you are interested in volunteering your time and talent please contact karla-wagner@cdolinc.net or call 402-489-9621.

Landscaping

In an effort to beautify the school, Cathedral is currently running a campaign to upgrade the campus landscaping. Areas of interest include the outdoor classroom, Sheridan Blvd. landscaping, entrance aesthetics, and general maintenance. If you are interested in helping plant or act as caretaker to any of the facilities please contact the school at 402-489-9621.

Lunchroom

We are always looking for help in our school lunchroom, especially during lunch for the younger children (between 11am and noon). If you are interested in helping us monitor the lunchroom please contact the school at 402-489-9621.

Homeroom Parent

The homeroom parent program is set up through the Cathedral School Family Association. Please contact Sarah Kauffman at Sarah-Kauffman@cdolinc.net to get involved.

Organizations

CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine)

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 2013-14 Calendar.

Daughters of Mary

Daughters of Mary is a prayer group for 5th and 6th grade girls. Our primary focus is to help your daughter(s) grow in faith through prayer, studying the lives of Saints, and works of mercy. Each month we will be making cards and a craft for our priests to take along during their First Friday visits to the sick and home-bound. Sixth grade girls will be required to attend at least four lunch time prayers each month to stay a member. All members are required to attend at least five of the scheduled meetings. Daughters of Mary will meet once a month after school on a Thursday from 3:30-4:15pm.

Advocates of St. Angela Merici

The Advocates of St. Angela Merici is a Junior High vocation club for 7th and 8th grade girls. It was started at Cathedral fifteen years ago. The charter group chose St. Angela and wrote a prayer of dedication. The girls have promised to serve Jesus and follow the example of St. Angela of Merici and imitate the purity of the life of Mary and walk in her steps. The girls attend monthly prayers as well as monthly meetings and work together to create and put up the school’s main bulletin board located near the school office . In addition, they peer teach the younger students at Cathedral the Faith.

Soldiers of Saint Sebastian

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, the boys take part in monthly prayers.

Cadets of Fr. Kapaun

Fr. Kapaun, a simple Midwestern boy, spent his life in service and died humbly in a prison camp in North Korea after inspiring thousands with his devotion to Christ. The Cadets of Fr. Kapaun is a vocations club for 5th and 6th grade boys as they begin to foster a special love and duty to Jesus, using the model of Kapaun. Their activities include monthly prayers and learning to serve the Mass in preparation for becoming a Soldier of St. Sebastian.

Cathedral Abbey Program

The Cathedral Abbeys were started to promote unity and teamwork among our 6th, 7th and 8th grade classes. Each team is assigned a patron and the charter members choose team colors as well as mottos for their Abbeys. The groups earn points for their Abbeys be participating in competitions, scoring well on selected tests, and by being named a St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Scholar each quarter. Team points accumulate with a winner named in May.