Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy

First Friday Speaker Series

First Friday is a speaker and happy hour series offered during the academic school year on the first Friday of the month. The school will host two different series. One series will include a half-hour Mass from 11:30am-noon with lunch to follow. During lunch there will be a guest speaker covering a variety of topics that promotes the mission, vision and core values of Cathedral Prep and Mother Teresa Academy. Guest speakers will include administration, staff/faculty, Board of Directors, alumni, and parents/donors. Lunch will be included for a $10 fee.

The second series will be an alumni happy hour from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at various locations throughout Erie. Here you will meet key members involved with the school including administration, faculty/staff, and Board of Directors. All alumni and friends are invited to attend free of charge. Light appetizers will be served with a cash bar available.  

Upcoming Dates, Times & Locations (click on the date to register):
Friday, October 7 • 11:30 a.m. ∙ $10  
Kick-off with President Kevin Smith • Hagerty Family Events Center 
November 23: Young Alumni Happy Hour
Friday, December 2 • 5:00 p.m. 
Happy Hour at the Brewerie 


Friday, January 6 • 11:30 a.m. ∙ $10   
Rick Herbstritt '96, Veronia Seip & Will Pituch '01VMA • Hagerty Family Events Center 
Friday, February 3 • 5:00 p.m. 
Happy Hour at Buffalo Wild Wings
Friday, March 3 • 11:30 a.m. ∙ $10   
Hon. Daniel Brabender '70 • Haggerty Family Events Center

April: No event in observance of Easter 

Friday, May 5 • 5:00 p.m. ∙ $5
Happy Hour at Salata Technology & Innovation Center