Spiritual Life

The development of the Catholic faith is central and fostered through daily prayer, religious instruction, sacramental preparation, regular Mass attendance, and participation in liturgical services.

Catholic Values in Action

Students are encouraged to support various service organizations, such as The Christ Child Society, St. Vincent DePaul Society (Young Vincentians), Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, and other local needs of our own community. This allows our students to put their Catholic values into action.

Young Vincentians

The Cathedral School of St. Matthew's Young Vincentians share the same mission as the St. Vincent de Paul Society to serve the poor and needy in our community. The Young Vincentians do this by participating in the St. Vincent de Paul blanket drive, Eric’s Promise, and the community Walk for the Homeless. They work closely with the parish Vincentians to keep the food pantry well-stocked and clean. They make small gifts for our parish homebound and accompany food deliveries throughout the year. The goal of the Young Vincentians is to instill the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul in young people and to help them to see the face of Christ in those they serve. This program teaches our students stewardship at a young age.

We encourage school wide participation by asking each classroom to donate specific food items to keep the pantry fully stocked. Please try to avoid items that are past their expiration date, open, or severely damaged as we cannot give those out. We welcome and are grateful for ALL donations.

K– rice and beans

1- instant potatoes

2 – snacks

3 – pasta and sauce

4 – breakfast foods

5 – fruit and fruit juices

6 – vegetables

7 – peanut butter and jelly

8 – soups

We ask that students support this program with the help of their families. Shopping together helps children see charity in action.

Pilgrimage Program

Now in it's 5th year at at the Cathedral School of St. Matthew, the Pilgrimage Program is an excellent way for the students to integrate their faith in a tangible way. Each grade has the chance to visit a holy site and deepen their love of our faith.

Suspended during fall of 2020-21 school year. 

Will resume when recommended to do so.

Pilgrimage destinations for each grade:

8th Grade - Chicago, IL

Mission of Our Lady of the Angels, The National Shrine of Maximilian Kolbe and Mundelein Seminary

7th Grade - Fort Wayne, IN

Diocesan Offices to visit with Bishop Rhoades, Cathedral, and St. Francis University

6th Grade - Munster, IN

Carmelite Fathers Monastery

5th Grade - St. John, IN

Shrine of Christ's Passion

4th Grade - Notre Dame, IN

Advent Nativity Display and tour of the Basilica

3rd Grade - Mishawaka, IN

St. Francis Convent

2nd Grade - Mishawaka, IN

Church Hopping

1st Grade - South Bend, IN

Church Hopping

Kindergarten - Mishawaka, IN

Grotto at St. Francis Convent

Preschool - South Bend, IN

St. Matthew Cathedral