Vol.06 No.4, January 26, 2006
For All Administrators
2005 W-2’s mailed January 25
Administrators: Please share this information with your staff
The 2005 W-2’s were mailed to all employees’ homes on January 25, 2005. The forms are also available online
at the same website location where you can find your archdiocesan direct deposit pay information. To access
the W-2, logon to www.archindy.info and enter the personal password used to view your paychecks. When the
pay statement appears, click on the, ‘W-2’ tab and then ‘year 2005’. The W-2 can be viewed online or printed
for tax return filings. Please direct any questions to John Hansberry at email@example.com or by calling
Walgreen’s Joins PharmaCare Network
Administrators: Please share this announcement with your staff
ADVANTAGE Health Solutions has announced that effective immediately, Walgreen’s has joined the
PharmaCare network. Therefore, ADVANTAGE members can now begin filling prescriptions at Walgreen's.
Current participating Network Pharmacy Providers include: CVS, OSCO, Kroger, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Meijer,
and Walgreen’s. Also, a full service mail order through PharmaCare is available. If you have any questions
regarding your pharmacy benefits, please feel free to contact Belinda Johnson at 317-580-8467 or
Mark Your Calendar - 2006 Administrator’s Conference
Next summer’s Administrators’ Conference for youth ministers, parish administrators of religious education
and principals will be held Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1, 2006, in Nashville, Indiana. Watch
OCe-notes for additional details.
Professional Development Opportunities, Meetings and Events
as of January 26, 2006
A complete and updated weekly listing of the latest OCE professional development opportunities, scheduled
meetings and education and faith formation events is posted for your convenience under Professional
Development on the bottom of the front page of the OCE Website: http://archindy.org/oce/. Opportunities
offered by other sources are posted here as well. Please check here each week for the latest opportunities.
Links will lead you directly to detailed information and/or online registration. OCE does not necessarily
endorse workshops and events sponsored by outside groups, but list them for your information and convenience
Serra Vocations Essay Contest
Archbishop Daniel and the Serra Clubs of Indianapolis and Terre Haute sent a notice about the 2006 Serra
Vocations Essay Contest to all pastors, principals, DREs, and religion teachers in Catholic schools, grade 7-12.
The theme this year is “Washing the Feet of Others,” which is also the theme of this year’s Criterion Vocations
Supplement, January 13. Student writers are encouraged to read and discuss the articles in the Supplement as
they write their essays. Essays must be submitted no later than February 15, 2006. Contact Joe Peters with
questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please Pray For:
... the repose of the soul of Ronald J. Messick, brother of Rev. Severin Messick, OSB, pastor of St. Michael
parish, Greenfield. Mr. Messick was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
… the repose of the soul of John McCracken, a staff support person and head baseball coach at Cardinal Ritter
Junior/Senior High School who died unexpectedly January 22. Visitation is today from 3-8 p.m. in Cardinal
Ritter High School Gymnasium and the Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, Jan. 27 at St. Malachy, Brownsburg,
at 11:00 a.m. with calling there 10 to time of Mass.
…Cathedral alumni, Brad McNulty (’01) and Cory Herdrich (’02), who are recovering, yet remain in critical
condition, at Wishard Hospital from injuries sustained in a house fire last week.
…Paul Wagner, who recently had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Paul is the son of Carl (DRE, St.
Lawrence, Lafayette and treasurer for ICCL) and Kathy Wagner.
For Youth and Young Adult Ministries
St. Agnes’ Retreat – A Day of Reflection For Lent
Tuesday, February 21 from 9pm to 2pm, St. Agnes Parish in Nashville, IN will host a Day of Reflection for
Lent. The guest moderator will be Ray Lucas. For more information on the retreat, contact Rose Lehman at
email@example.com or call (812)944-823. A reproducible flyer can be found under Miscellaneous in the
Member Area or by clicking Retreat.
Archdiocesan High School Youth Rally
The Archdiocesan High School Youth Rally is on March 4th and 5th. The theme this year is “Holy Spirit
University”. A talent show will kick off the rally on the evening of the 4th. We are looking for talent acts from
your parishes! Please contact Marianne Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas! More
information about the rally can be found on the web in Our Programs>Youth and Young Adults
Minisitry>Downloads, or by clicking on Rally.
Theology of the Body Presentation
Christopher West, teacher of theology of the body at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, and at
John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family in Melbourne, Australia, will give two presentations in
Indianapolis: February 17 at Holy Name Parish, Beech Gove, and February 18 at Christ the King, Indianapolis.
A flyer can be found in Items of Interest – please share!
For Catholic Schools
February 23rd Principal's Meeting-Teacher Milestone Recognition Luncheon featuring:
Fr. Ron Nuzzi of Notre Dame.
Important links about the meeting:
To register for the meeting -- Go to the Calendar of Events for February 23, or click on REGISTRATION.
To access important information regarding the meeting -- go to the Member Area/Miscellaneous or click on
To access teacher years-of-experience form, go to Member Area/Forms or click on YEARS. These are due by
Wednesday, February 1.
Student Permanent Records in Indiana are just that – PERMANENT! Unlike public school districts that simply
transfer student permanent folders from-building-to-building within the district, we are not a “district” as such.
Therefore, it has always been the rule in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, that each school maintains basic
student information in perpetuity in a permanent student file. When a student transfers to another school
(Catholic or public), records are sent to the receiving school upon request, but a permanent record (copies) must
be maintained at the school site that has at minimum: enrollment and withdrawal dates, attendance, grades, test
scores, IEPs and other pertinent documents. Health and psychological records should also be maintained for
five years, but can be destroyed after that. Please do not “transfer” any records to another school including our
Catholic high schools without keeping copies of pertinent information.
Although the information regarding preschool students has been collected, please remember to enter this
information in the MISi program. It is NOT necessary to assign these students an STN number. While it was
initially felt that since the state department of education did not require preschool information, that it was not
necessary to include those students in the MISi system. However, the information concerning these students
and their religion, ethnicity, etc., will be used both this year, and in the future, so it is necessary for that
information to be in the system. Please call Virginia Kappner at 317-592-4057 with questions.
Catholic Educator Class Openings
There are openings in the Catholic Educator Class THL 126 Introduction to the Old Testament at St. Matthew
School with instructor, Dr. Mike Clark, Marian College Theology Department, on Saturdays, March 11, 18, and
25, from 9:00am to 2:30pm. Please RSVP to Laurie Elixman @ 317-251-3997, extension 3902 to register.
AHERA Asbestos Surveillance Reports Due
AHERA Asbestos Surveillance Reports are due at OCE by Tuesday, January 31. This is a legal requirement
under the AHERA law. A copy of the form, along with instructions, was sent today in the weekly mailing.
The form can also be found in the Member Area or by clicking AHERA. If you have already filed the report,
please disregard this notice. Questions should be directed to Joe Peters at email@example.com.
Catholic School Voices
Many parents, educators, school administrators, pastors, and others interested in Catholic education, should
regularly write, call or visit legislators when called to action. An important message from Rose Milto, a
member of the Archdiocesan Education Commission and representative to the Indiana Federation of Catholic
School Families (IFCSF), can be found in Items of Interest, or by clicking on VOICES. Please share this
information and website reference with your parents via the school newsletter. Constituents making themselves
heard are what make the organization effective!
Lori Greeley will be taking registrations for the NCEA Convention only if you do not have 5 people from your
school attending, so that you can get the group rate. Please complete the form and return it to Lori before
February 27, 2006. No registrations can be taken after this date. You can access the registration form on the
website (below). Please complete the form (you do not have to fill in the top part, Section A) and return it to
Lori with your check made out to the Office of Catholic Education for the amount of $90.00 (per person). You
may register online now at: https://www.xpressreg.com/register/ncea046/start.asp.
You may also download and print out a registration form by visiting:
For Evangelization and Life-long Faith Formation
DRE Skills and the Indiana Catechetical Leadership Institute
The Ad Ministry for Faith Formation workshop at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College on June 18-23 offers a
bridge between the foundational theory and practical application using the Loyola Press “DRE Skills Series.”
An adult model of learning will be used throughout the course with input, interaction, and large and small group
activities. Participants will work to develop practical concrete skills for ministry through presentations,
readings, and discussions. The workshop will help fulfill the requirement for certification as a Parish
Administrator of Religious Education according to our new Catechist Formation Guidelines as well as the
catechetical skills component of the Ecclesial Lay Ministry program of the Archdiocese. For a copy of the
registration brochure please click here: Brochure. If you have any questions please contact Harry Dudley at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-236-1446 or 1-800-382-9836, 1446.
DRE Skills Workshop: Religious Education and the Law
It’s not too late to register for this comprehensive workshop on Religious Education and the Law on Tuesdays,
in February, at the Catholic Center. For more information and to register go to February 7 on the OCE Events
Calendar or click on Law. If you have any trouble registering please contact Robin Andrews at
email@example.com or 317-236-1441. The registration fee for this series of workshops is $50.00 and
includes materials. . Contact Harry Dudley at 317-236-1446 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a
scholarship to attend this series.