Diocese of Springfield, MA: Rebuild Cathedral High School on Surrey Road
  • Petitioning Mark E. Dupont

This petition will be delivered to:

Chief Executive Officer, Diocese of Springfield
Mark E. Dupont
Bishop, Diocese of Springfield
Most Rev. Timothy A. McDonnell
Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Springfield
Sr. Andrea Ciszewski

Diocese of Springfield, MA: Rebuild Cathedral High School on Surrey Road

    1. Jack Mulcahy
    2. Petition by

      Jack Mulcahy

      Springfield, MA

On June 1, 2011 Cathedral High School was severely damaged by a tornado. It's been more than 2 1/2 years and rebuilding has not begun.

Since 1883 Cathedral has educated tens of thousands of students from Greater Springfield.  Its hallmarks are academic excellence and pride of its athletics and extracurricular activities.

From 1959 to 2011 the school was located on Surrey Road in East Forest Park.  After the tornado hit, the school was moved to an old elementary school in Wilbraham, MA.  Although the facilities are not ideal for a high school, the students, faculty, administrators and staff have persevered and waited patiently for Cathedral to be rebuilt.

In September 2013 it was announced that the Diocese received a 49.4 million insurance settlement for Cathedral.  However the Diocese has yet to announce a rebuilding plan.

Shortly after the tornado hit Bishop McDonnell said the Diocese will "undertake everything necessary to bring us back home, here to Surrey Road in East Forest Park." “Cathedral will be back. Cathedral will be here. Cathedral will continue."

It's time for Cathedral High School to return home to Surrey Road.

To show your support to Rebuild Cathedral High School please sign this petition. 

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Thanks.

Jack Mulcahy, Class of 2016

Brendan Markey, Class of 2016

Denny Tran, Class of 2016

To:
Mark E. Dupont, Chief Executive Officer, Diocese of Springfield
Most Rev. Timothy A. McDonnell, Bishop, Diocese of Springfield
Sr. Andrea Ciszewski, Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Springfield
Please rebuild Cathedral High School on Surrey Road in Springfield.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Help Out Cathedral High School!

      Jack Mulcahy
      Petition Organizer

      Please consider making a pledge to the Foundation for Tuition Assistance. http://www.cathedral-foundation.org/

      Cathedral High School Fundraising

      Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts needs your help to raise money and rebuild the school on Surrey Road.

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Cathedral High School Students Launch Online Petition Drive

      Jack Mulcahy
      Petition Organizer

      Follow this link to a November 29, 2013 Masslive news article about our petition drive. http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/11/cathedral_high_school_students_2.html

      Cathedral High School students launch online petition drive calling for school to be rebuilt in Springfield

      SPRINGFIELD - Three students of Cathedral High School recently launched a petition drive that urges the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield to return their school to its home on Surrey Road in the aftermath of being displaced by the tornado of 2011.

    4. Cathedral Kids Call on the Diocese to Rebuild

      Jack Mulcahy
      Petition Organizer

      Follow this link to a November 27, 2013 Valley Advocate news article about our petition drive. http://www.valleyadvocate.com/blogs/home.cfm?aid=17395

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. Cathedral still adjusting to challenges in aftermath of tornado

      Jack Mulcahy
      Petition Organizer

      Follow this link to the August 30, 2013 Masslive news article about the continuing logistical challenges for Cathedral.
      http://highschoolsports.masslive.com/m/boystrackandfield/article/6406559/

    7. See What's Going on at CHS

      Jack Mulcahy
      Petition Organizer

      See what's going on at Cathedral by visiting its website. You can donate to CHS on the Giving page. https://cathedralhigh.org/

    8. Reached 250 signatures
    9. July 25, 2011 commitment to rebuild Cathedral on Surrey Road in Springfield

      Jack Mulcahy
      Petition Organizer

      Follow this link to the July 25, 2011 Masslive news article about the Diocese's commitment to rebuild Cathedral on Surrey Road in Springfield.

      http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/bishop_announces_temporary_loc.html

    10. September 10, 2013 report of 49.4 million dollar insurance settlement

      Jack Mulcahy
      Petition Organizer

      Follow this link to the September 10, 2013 Masslive news article on the 49.4 million dollar insurance settlement.

      http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/springfield_diocese_reaches_fi.html

    11. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Robert Hopkins CHICOPEE, MA
      • 7 months ago

      I am an alumnus of CHS.

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    • Sandra Collins SPRINGFIELD, MA
      • 7 months ago

      I support Cathedral High School.

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    • Toni Reynolds SALEM, SC
      • 7 months ago

      My children received a great education at this location, it shall always be the Cathedral High School site. Please rebuild.

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    • Mary Jo Michonski ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL
      • 8 months ago

      As a graduate of Cathedral, I want to see it rebuilt for future generations.

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    • Mark McCann SPRINGFIELD, MA
      • 9 months ago

      Our communities need this, it is time to rebuild.

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