CathedralFest

Winners’ Circle

Raffle:

$2500 - Raymond Finnegan

$100 - Diana Goodwin, Celine Robinson,

Lupe Rosas, Jim Chamberlain, Mary Combs

 

Pie Contest:

Mary Kay Wolfe 

 

Chili Contest:

"People's Choice" - Mike Anderson

"Judges’ Choice" - Kathy Beach

"Restaurant Winner" - Timber Bistro

 

School Raffle Ticket Sales:

Madeline M

 

Cathedral Cup Run:

2.5 mile Adult: Jeff Marshall/Molly Neuman

2.5 mile Youth: Eli Burbach/Emma Smith

1 mile Youth: Jack Lammers/Eleanor Richards

 

Soccer Tournament:

Cathedral Strikers U10 Boys

 

Thank you especially to:

Event Chairs:

Mike/Ann Downey

Jim/Trish Elliston

Jim/Jean Smith

 

Soccer Tournament Chair:

Michael Beelman

 

Cathedral Cup Run:

Charles Smith

 

Spaghetti Dinner and Street Dance:

Tim/Wendy Sully

 

White Elephant Sale:

Marletta McKercher

 

Booths and Games:

Julie Swartz

 

Sweet Shoppe:

Molly Haske

 

Cake Spin:

Kim Joyce

 

Beer Garden:

Matt Stoffel

 

Chili Contest:

Dan O’Brien

 

Pie Contest:

Ruth Maguire

 

Silent Auction:

Judy Wees, Mary Lynn Bushman, Mary Clemens

 

Friday Night Concert:

Shawn/Anna Kolterman

 

Raffle Ticket Sellers:

Jim/Jean Smith 

 

 

CathedralFest, our annual fall event, raises important monies for the parish while providing an opportunity for parish and community fellowship. Hundreds of volunteers from young to long time parishioners, as well as alumni, create an atmosphere that appeals to all ages. The signature big top tent serves as the center of a midway of booths and inflatables and the not-to-be-missed White Elephant floor, the silent auction and the gymnasium booths. 

CathedralFest takes place on the first full weekend in October, beginning with the Blessing of the Animals and concluding with the Grand Prize raffle drawing. 

 

  2017

LET THE

FUN BEGIN!!!

  


We have a trio of couples leading this year’s festival: Tricia and jim Elliston, Ann and Mike Downey, and Jean and jim Batenhorst-Smith bring a wealth of CathedralFest leadership experience to this year’s event. They will coordinate a multitude of volunteers for CathedralFest weekend that promises fun for everyone.

 

  Festival flyer

 

 Raffle ticket form 

 

Friday night adults only “countdown to CathedralFest”  —  Friday, October 6, 6:30 - 11:00 PM  Under the big top tent

$5 entry plus food/drinks

This new event is an adults only (21 or older) party to get ready for the weekend fun! 5 Drink choices…4 hours of fun… 3 rockin bands… 2 food trucks… 1 big party… 0 kids!!!

The three bands:

     Jerome Brich from 7-8 pm

          · Cathedral high School Alumni

          · Veteran of the Omaha music scene

          · Founder of Folk House Concerts now in their 17th year 

     Sarah Benck and her band from 8-9 pm

          · A recognized Omaha indie rock artist who has recorded several albums

     Daddy Mac and the Flak from 9 - 10:45 pm

          · Veterans of the Omaha music scene that are a “rootsy, bluesy, rock’n rollin’ power house”

 More information

 

CATHEDRAL CUP RUN   —  Saturday, October 7 at 9:00 am

The fun begins at 9:00 am at the Saint Cecilia school main entrance. To get an entry form or for more information contact Charles Smith at 402-301-5603 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Download a form

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST  —  Saturday, October 7 at 9:00—10:00 am

Breakfast under the Big Top Tent is $5. Sponsored by our Boy Scout Troop. Proceeds benefit Cathedral and the Troop.

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS  —  Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 am

Saint Cecilia Cathedral will host an outdoor celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Bring your pets (dogs on a leash please) to the Cathedral steps at 10:30 am and join in this delightful event for all creatures great and small. Palladium Brass and Children’s Choir at 10:30 am, Blessing at 11:00 am

 

BEER GARDEN  —  Saturday, October 7 at 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Come and enjoy good food, drinks and football on the big screen TV.

 

CHILI & PIE BAKE-OFF  —  Saturday, October 7 at 1:00 pm

For $10 you can sample all the chili you can eat from your fellow parishioners and school parents and have a great time! pie slices for sale too!!

 

MASS  —  Saturday, October 7 at 5:30 pm

Join us for Mass, stay for dinner and the street dance afterward!

 

SPAGHETTI DINNER, DANCE, FOOTBALL ON THE BIG SCREEN  —  Saturday October 7, 6:30–10:00 pm

Lots of family fun beginning with a spaghetti dinner. The beer garden will be open with football on the big screen. And, if that’s not enough, there will be a disc jockey to provide dancing music for the whole family. Tickets for Street Dance/Spaghetti Dinner are $10 adults, $5 child, and a maximum of $35 per family (pay at the door).

 

SOCCER TOURNAMENT  —  Saturday/Sunday, October 7 — October 8

Catholic Youth Soccer League teams composed of 2nd & 4th graders will compete for the Championship. medals for all players. Great fun for all to watch! Bring a chair.

 

FESTIVAL FUN  —  Sunday, October 8, Noon – 6:00 pm

All the traditional fun of CathedralFest is here. Hang out under the Big Tent with food, music, and raffles. The beer garden will be open with football on the big screen. Try your hand at many games of skill. Check out the booths of sweets, books, the Silent Auction and the White Elephant sale. There will be rides for the kids, games, and lots of other fun! Game tickets are 25 cents each.

Volunteer to help out! 

 Download information here for adults

 

CATHEDRALFEST RAFFLE  —  1st Prize $2,500

For $5.00 you can have a chance at winning the $2,500 1st place cash prize or one of the five second prizes of $100 each. Drawing is Sunday, October 2 at 6:00 pM.

 More information

 

 

Volunteers Needed

 

Booths and Games

Everyone young and young at heart is welcome and encouraged to volunteer!! Talents and skills of any kind can be put to use in many ways, either Saturday or Sunday or both.

Contact: Julie Swartz 402-490-0980 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Download information here for adults

 

Raffle Ticket Sellers

Call the school office or parish rectory to get some tickets to sell. Sold tickets can be turned in every Tuesday at school, put in the Sunday collection basket, or dropped off at the church rectory during normal business hours. 

Contact: Jean Batenhorst-Smith 402-516-4210.

 

Beer and Pop Garden

Volunteers are needed for Friday from 6:30—11:00 pm, Saturday from 11:30 am—11:00 pm to cover the Chili Feed and Spaghetti Dinner, and again on Sunday during the Festival from 11:00 am—7:00 pm. Choose a shift that best fits. 

Contact: Matt Stoffel 402-707-8288.

 

White Elephant Sale

We have two hour shifts, plus pack up available. Work from 11:45-2, 2-4, 4-6, or start at 5:45 until finished (usually about 7). 

Contact: Marletta McKercher This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 402-980-4587. 

 

 

Chili Cooks Needed

The Cathedralfest Chili Cookoff needs you! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded prizes! Students, parents, grandparents and parishioners are encouraged to enter. Prizes will be announced at the end of the Chili Cook-Off (2 pm).

Saturday, October 7: Chilis need to be at the Chili Booth in the parking lot by noon. Event opens to the public at 1 pm.

 

Contact: Dan O’Brien   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Pie Bakers Needed

The Cathedralfest Pie Contest is your chance to show off!! 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be awarded prizes! Students, parents, grandparents, teachers and parishioners are encouraged to enter. Prizes will be announced with the Chili winners at the end of the Chili Cook-Off (2 pm).

Saturday, October 7: Pies need to be at the Pie Booth in the parking lot by noon.

 

Contact: Ruth Maguire This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   402-680-4613.

 

Donations Needed

Books and CDs

Booth: Book

Drop off: green shed near the east side of the gym

Contact: Anna Palmer 402-616-3948.

 

Glassware

Booth: Dime Pitch

Drop off: green shed near the east side of the gym

Contact: Jean Smith 402-516-4210.

 

Sweets and Goodies

Booth: Sweet Shoppe (sponsored by Catholic Daughters)

Drop off: school gym on Saturday, October 7 or Sunday morning October 8

Contact: molly haske 402-319-1918

 

Cakes

Booth: Cake Spin

Drop off: school gym on Saturday, October 7 or Sunday morning October 8

Contact: Kim Joyce 402-578-8749

 

Auction Items

Booth: Silent Auction

Drop off: call jean batenhorst-smith to arrange

Contact: jean Batenhorst-smith 402-516-4210

 

Treasures

Items: jewelry, linens, dishes, glassware, small working appliances, sporting equipment, hardware, antiques, lamps, tools, craft supplies, bikes, pots, toys, games, puzzles,

kitchenware, camping gear, holiday  decorations, office items and more.

Unfortunately we cannot accept mattresses, computers/printers/fax machines, clothing/hangers or chemicals.

Booth: White Elephant Sale

Drop off: green shed near the east side of the gym

Contact: Marietta McKercher 402-980-4587

Jill Stoffel 402-213-6480

 

 

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