CathedralFest 2021
October 1-3

Let the fun begin!

Our annual parish, school, and community festival weekend filled with fun, games, music, food, sales, and more on the Saint Cecilia Cathedral campus!!!

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CathedralFest, our annual fall event, raises important revenue for Cathedral while providing an opportunity for parish and community fellowship. Hundreds of volunteers (from our youngest school students to long-time parishioners, alumni, and friends) create an atmosphere that appeals to all ages. Everyone from the parish, school, child care, neighborhood, and city is welcome to take part and have a great weekend.

The signature big top tent serves as the center of a midway of booths and inflatable fun for the kids, the not-to-be-missed White Elephant sale, the silent auction, cake walk, and so much more. 

CathedralFest takes place on the first full weekend in October, beginning with a Friday night party/concert and concluding with the Grand Prize raffle drawing at 6:00 pm Sunday evening. It is also a great "homecoming" event for all of our Cathedral High School and Grade School alums!!

Plan to join us in this weekend of fun. It is the greatest show around!!!!!

Friday Knight Countdown to CathedralFest

Friday, October 1, 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Family friendly party and concert to kick off the weekend fun featuring dance routines from our Karen and Karenni parishioners as well as Three Young Irish Men (CHS ‘55 grads), Jerome Brich (CHS ‘79 Grad), and the Bucky McCann band.
Food trucks on site and drinks available for purchase.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
5:00 pm Doors open - 11:00 pm Doors close
$5 entry Fee at 7:00 pm
Adults only after 8:00 pm

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Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 2, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Breakfast under the Big Top Tent!!

Relax after the race or the game, or before the Blessing of the Animals, and join us for a fabulous hot breakfast under the Big Top Tent! Who needs the Pancake Man? Nobody else has a rotating culinary flapjack apparatus. We have two. Come and see!

9:00 - 11:00 am
Cost: $8. (Pets can eat our mistakes for free)

Sponsored by Saint Cecilia Boy Scouts.
Proceeds benefit the troop.

Color Fun Run

Saturday, October 2, 9:00 am

Untimed 2 mile COLOR fun run/walk around the beautiful Cathedral campus.

8:00 - 8:30 am: Same-day registration until 8:30 am
8:30 am: Shirt pick up
9:00 am: Walk/run fun begins!

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Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 2, 10:30 am

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.

Music at 10:30 am.
Blessing at 11:00 am.

Come early and bring your pooch with you to the Pancake Breakfast!

Flag Football Tournament

Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3

Student teams will compete for the Saint Cecilia Championship on the Cathedral campus.

Great fun for all to watch!
Bring a chair.

Soccer Tournament

Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3

Catholic Youth Soccer League teams will compete for the Saint Cecilia Tournament Championship.

Medals for all players.

Great fun for all to watch! Bring a chair.

Beer Garden

Saturday, October 2, 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sunday, October 3, Noon - 6:00 pm

Join us under the big top tent for our annual beer garden!

Good food, drinks, and football on the big screen!!

Chili, Pie, and Beer!

Saturday, October 2, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Our annual food contests: CathedralFest Brew-Off, Chili Cook-Off, and Pie Bake-Off

For $20 you can sample craft beer from local brewers, vote for your favorite beer, and enjoy two full pours, bottles, or cans! Bring your beer buddies and have a great time!

For $15 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 $5!

Holy Mass

Saturday, October 2, 5:30 pm

As always, the Mass is at the center of what we do at Saint Cecilia Cathedral.

Join us for Holy Mass in our beautiful church!

Then stop in to the big top tent for dinner and the street dance!

Saturday Night Special

Saturday, October 2, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Spaghetti Dinner, Dance, Football on the Big Screen!!
Lots of family fun beginning with a spaghetti dinner.
The beer/pop garden will be open with football on the big screen.
And, if that’s not enough, there will be 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).

Festival Fun

Sunday, October 3, Noon to 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! 

Fun for the Kids

Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3

Friday:
Food Trucks
Karen and Karenni Dance Performances

Saturday:
Soccer Tournament
Flag Football
Color Fun Run
Pancake Breakfast
Blessing of the Animals
Chili & Pie Tasting
Spaghetti Dinner
Street Dance

Sunday:
Soccer Tournament
Flag Football
Food & Sweets
Game Booths
Inflatables
Cake Spin
Dime Pitch
School Spirit Booth

Food Court

Sunday, October 3, Noon to 6:00 pm

Join us under the Big Top Tent for goodies during the Festival!

Italian Sausage
Marci’s Chili
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Hamburger
Hot Dog
Chili Dog
Homemade French Fries
Cheese Fries
Chili Cheese Fries
Egg Rolls
Beer, Pop, and Water

Wheel of Meat

Sunday, October 3, Noon to 6:00 pm

Take your chance (2/$1) under the Big Top Tent to win some fabulous meat prizes.
We will also have special drawings throughout the day for other great prizes! Join the fun!!!

White Elephant Sale

Sunday, October 3, Noon to 6:00 pm

One of our biggest attractions is our White Elephant Sale! Located in the cafeteria below the gym, this sale is bursting with donated items that will fit everyone's budget and look great with anyone's decor style.
Bring your cash to purchase household items, sports equipment, toys, tools, kitchen decor and utensils, and so much more!

Raffle

Drawing is Sunday, October 3, 6:00 pm

For $5 you can have a chance at winning the $2,000 1st place cash prize or one of two second prizes of $100 each.
Contact us at the Cathedral Administration Office 402-551-2313 to purchase your tickets or buy at any of the weekend's events on campus.