A Sorrowful Message from the Cathedral High School Community

On behalf of our faculty and staff, trustees, and students it is with the greatest sadness that I share the sudden passing of our long-time teacher and Principal, Robert McGurrin.

BRobert McGurrinob was a beloved teacher, leader, colleague, and Principal. We will be forever grateful for his 15 years of dedicated service to Cathedral High School. As a school community, we mourn his tragic loss and we offer our prayers for the comfort and solace of his family and friends at this most difficult time.

Cathedral High School was closed Tuesday, April 30 and grief counselors will be available at the school starting Wednesday, May 1 to assist anybody in need. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Saint Mary in Waltham on Monday, May 6 at a time to be announced later.

In the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection, we pray for the repose of the soul of our dear friend and colleague, Bob and ask everyone to join your prayers to ours.

Know that we are available at the school should you need to contact us during this time of mourning.

Oscar Santos Signature
Oscar Santos, Ed.D.
Head of School


Update: Cathedral High School to Close Monday May 6 in Observance of Funeral for Principal Robert McGurrin

Cathedral High School is closed Monday May 6thThe Cathedral High School community continues to mourn and pray in light of the sudden and tragic loss of our beloved colleague, teacher, and Principal, Robert McGurrin.  

The school will be closed on Monday, May 6, 2019 in solemn observance of the funeral for Principal McGurrin. Monday’s closure will make it possible for faculty, staff, and students to attend the funeral Mass.  

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Joyce Funeral Home at 245 Main Street in Waltham.

On Monday morning, the Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary’s at 133 School Street in Waltham.

Free bus transportation will be provided on Monday morning from the school to the funeral and back for faculty, staff, and students who are interested in attending. Permission slips with a parent or guardian signature are required. Permission slips were distributed to students on Thursday, May 2. Students must be in full school uniform and should arrive to the Union Park Street entrance to Cathedral High School by 8:30 a.m. on Monday in order to travel by bus. 

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school. We appreciate your prayers and understanding at this difficult time.