Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Edition #22
Cathedral High School Vision
Cathedral High School, a Catholic institution
in the Holy Cross tradition,
will be the model for all high schools
as she profoundly shapes the way students
think, serve and lead.
Dear Cathedral Parents,
Cathedral High School Mission
We welcome three new faces to Cathedral High School this Cathedral, a Catholic college preparatory high school
semester. in the Holy Cross tradition,
Eric Glanders has joined our Social Studies Department.
provides to a diverse group of students opportunities
for spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional
Sarah Nolan is part of the English Department. and physical growth through service and academic excellence.
Brittany Byrum is student teaching in Latin with Lucy
We are pleased that you have joined our Cathedral family!
Also, be sure to check the Cafeteria section of the email for actual entrees for each day for the next two weeks.
On Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th, our American Flag in front of the building will be flown at half-staff in
memory of Staff Sgt. Jonathon Metzger, husband of Erica Lair Metzger (’98). Jonathon was killed in Afghanistan
recently. We will also have morning Mass on Thursday, January 19th for Jonathon. May he rest in peace!
Use these hyperlinks to find information quickly:
Advancement Choir News Prayers
Announcements College Information Service
Athletics Congratulations Smart Quote
Band Dates to Remember Theatre
Bookstore and Spirit Shop Mass Information Tutoring
Cafeteria Mothers’ Club
Dates to Remember:
T-F, Jan 17-20 Senior Retreat #4
Tues, Jan 24 County – AM Activity Schedule
The January IAIS meeting 10:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Th-F, Jan 26-27 Junior Men’s Overnight Retreat
Sat, Jan 28 Instrumental District Solo and Ensemble contest at Beech Grove High School
Sun, Jan 29 Theatre Production - Zooman and the Sign (Black History Month Benefit)
Mon, Jan 30 Beginning of National Catholic Schools Week
Tues, Jan 31 National Catholic Schools Week Mass – Mass Schedule
Wed, Feb 1 AM Assembly - AM Assembly Schedule – Dr. Terry Johnson
Parent Assembly with Dr. Terry Johnson at 7:00 p.m.
Fri, Feb 3 End of National Catholic Schools Week
Amy’s Day – Cafeteria at 6:00 - 7:15 a.m. in Cafeteria
Mon, Feb 6 Football Championship Day – no school
Tues, Feb 7 PLCs – PLC Schedule
Fri, Feb 10 Dad’s Day Breakfast – Cafeteria – 6:15 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
T-F, Feb 14-17 Senior Retreat #5
Tues, Feb 14 County – AM Assembly Schedule
Math League – 6:55 a.m. in Cafeteria
1. From the Desk of the Chaplains ~ Daily Mass is offered in the Chapel at 7:00 a.m. on each
day. Fr. Zahn, our Chaplain, encourages members of the Cathedral Family to contact him to have
a mass said in memory of a loved one. If you wish to register a Mass, please contact Sister Lynne
at 968-7383 for details and arrangements. If you are not able to pay the $10, you may still submit an
intention for our daily Mass. Morning Masses begin at 7:00 a.m. in the Cathedral Chapel.
2. If you wish to speak with a priest, please call Father John Zahn at 379-3054.
3. We are very happy to have Father Munshower with us following his back surgery! He will be
coming back slowly at first. Welcome home, Father!
4. Mass intentions:
RIP Staff Sgt. Jonathon Metzger, husband of Erica Lair
Thurs 1/19 Weekday Mass
Metzger (’98) from the Cathedral Family
Fri 1/20 Sts. Fabian & Sebastian Communion Service – private petitions
Mon 1/23 Weekday Mass Still Available
Tues 1/24 St. Francis de Sales Still Available
Wed 1/25 Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle Still Available
Thurs 1/26 Sts. Timothy & Titus Still Available
Fri 1/27 St. Angela Merici Still Available
Cathedral students and ICE Hockey players Robbie Baillargeon (’12) and Jon Gillies (’12) have been chosen to play
in the USHL/NHL top prospects game. This is quite an honor for these two gentlemen!
Congratulations to four of our "Pride of the Irish" musicians chosen for membership in two elite honor groups
performing at the Indiana State Music Educators' State Convention this weekend in Fort Wayne.
Sophomore Maddi Shake was selected to the percussion section of the Indiana All-State Orchestra, and seniors Alex
Moore (alto saxophone) and Edward Steppe (euphonium), along with junior Chris Jones (trombone) will be members
of the IMEA Honor Band. These students will be leaving Thursday afternoon to travel to Fort Wayne for rehearsals and
performances. GREAT JOB MADDI, CHRIS, EDWARD AND ALEX!
Congratulations to Alexis Goedde! While a student at Purdue, she's been the student manager for four years with
the Women’s Swimming Team with a level one scholarship. She's traveled with the team over these four years and
maintained a 3.6 gpa with Health Science major and a minor in both psychology and child development. She also has
made time to return each year to serve as a senior retreat leader. She will be a leader in this week’s retreat!
Teacher Debbie Gallo's daughter, Beth, gave her the best New Year's present ever! Ellie was
born last Saturday January 14. She weighed 6 lbs.11 oz. and was 19.5 in. long. Grandma is smiling!
On Thursday, January 19th, the flag at the entrance of Cathedral will be flown at half-staff in
memory of Staff Sgt. Jonathon Metzger, husband of Erica Lair Metzger (’98). Jonathon was
killed in Afghanistan recently. May he rest in peace! We ask for prayers for the repose of his
soul and for his wife, Erica.
I would like to take this opportunity to make you aware of a valuable program for military
families. The program is provided by the Department of Defense and gives all Active Duty,
National Guard and Reserve members—and their dependents—free access to professional
tutors 24 hours a day, seven days per week. With access to this program, military students can
connect with a professional tutor online anytime for one-to-one help. It’s timely, efficient and individualized instruction helps
students get their homework done and come to school ready to learn. Tutors are available in all math, science, social
studies and English subjects. Go to www.tutor.com/military to sign up.
The next Math League is on February 14th.
Catholic School Week will be held the week of Jan. 30 - Feb. 3. The theme for this year is Faith,
Academics and Service. In addition to Wednesday’s guest speaker, there will be an all School
liturgy on Tuesday, Jan. 31st. Ten freshmen will travel with Fr. John to the Cathedral for Mass on
Wednesday. Friday we will have the blessing of the throats at lunch time, and on Thursday we will
have a collection of "gently used T-shirts" to be sent to Guatemala through our chapter of the
Timmy Foundation. We thank you for your support of Cathedral.
On February 1st during our celebration of Catholic Schools Week we will have as our guest speaker Dr. Terry
Nelson-Johnson who will speak on Human Sexuality and how it applies to adolescents. Dr. Nelson will speak to the
students at an assembly that morning and then he will return that evening, February 1 at 7:00 PM in
the auditorium to speak to interested parents. Dr. Nelson provides a very distinct message that is
delivered with sincerity and humor. Terry was the faculty retreat speaker last summer and we found him
to be entertaining and insightful. We believe that your evening with Terry could be most beneficial to you
as a parent of a teen. We hope that you will find time in your schedule to be here with others as Terry
shares an important message.
Letters were sent out today to all juniors and seniors academically eligible to apply for membership
in the National Honor Society. That is any junior with a GPA of 3.6 or above and any senior not already a
member of NHS with a GPA of 3.6 or above. Please notify Mrs. Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think
your student qualifies but did not recieve a letter. Applications are due on or before February 17, 2012, to
"Holy Cross Charisms Alive at Cathedral - the 7 Charisms Cathedral Embraces"
Everyone is invited to a Holy Cross night of reflection on February 7th at 7:00 pm in the
auditorium. Parents will explore the Holy Cross charisms to gain a better appreciation of this spirituality.
The reflection will be facilitated by Brother Roy Smith, and a few students that attended the Holy
Cross Leadership Conference this past summer, and Katie Lewis (Theology teacher, Director of
Holy Cross Mission Integration). Refreshments and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions
please contact Katie Lewis at email@example.com.
The Cathedral High School Black Alumni Council (BAC)
will host a free
Valentine’s Day “Mixer” for Students
Immediately Following the Boy’s Home Basketball Game
Cathedral High School
Heritage Christian School
Saturday, February 11th
Mixer will be held in the SLC Commons
From 4:00pm until 6:30pm
All students are invited. If you would like to invite a Non-Cathedral student the attached form must be completed and returned to Mr.
Tom Greer by Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Music, Fun & Refreshments
Spanish Competition Team:
The 2012 Spanish Competition Team will be forming soon with the goal of repeating our
Spanish I, II and III 1st place State Championship victories from last year! Spanish Advanced
(IV/V/VI) and Heritage Speaker victories have eluded us the past two years, so we look to place in
those levels for the first time! If you are enrolled in Spanish class and/or speak Spanish natively in the home, see your
Spanish teacher or Senora Egan for more information!
HORSE CLUB -
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 - 7:05 A.M. - MRS. MILLS ROOM - 4307
Work It Out Parent Coaching L.L.C.
Here is the link to an incredible program that encourages safe, accountable, and positive choices in preparing to drive. This
is a product out of Safe Kids and the Auto industry. It is set up for kids and parents to easily utilize while designing their
own contracts and it educates while doing so. It also has the answers to commonly asked questions that many of us may be
unaware of. (Most recent laws and requirements, etc.)
The part that I like best is the collaborative approach to the contract and how it may be tailored to meet each family’s
needs. The program truly can save lives and it encourages positive choices and accountability.
Christine Ogle Erotas R.N., M.S.N.
Parent Coaching Institute Certified Parent Coach
Work It Out Parent Coaching L.L.C.
P.O. Box 162, Pendleton, IN. 46064
The ENDOW Program is an 8-week discussion group for young women interested in sharing ways to lead a happy,
successful Christian life in the face of the many pressures put on them by society today. An excellent book is used
as a discussion starter. Discussion topics include:
*self-esteem *dealing with “the guys”
*peer pressure *”girl drama”
*role models Etc., Etc., Etc.
This program takes place after school one day a week for eight weeks. For more information see Sarah Erotas in the
Campus Ministry Office in the SLC.
8th Annual Cathedral High School
Black History Month Recognition & Dinner Program
“Embracing the Past, and Building the Future, By Faith”
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Guest Speaker-The Honorable
Judge Tanya Walton-Pratt’77
Student Life Center Commons
Contact Mrs. Ramona Powell, Director of Diversity/Assistant Director of Enrollment Management –
firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-968-7367
Dr. Michael Lewis Green, ‘87
Musical Performance by
The Cathedral Gospel Choir
Directed by Minister Napoleon Williams
Trivia Games & Prizes
Performance by Cathedral Gospel Choir
“Surprise” Guest Performance
Vol. 1. Number 6
(The Little Edge Makes the Big Difference) by Jim Faulkner, CHS Computer Programming Instructor
Failure to Plan is a Plan to Fail (trite but, oh so true).
Planning -- scheduling -- for school next year is now upon you. Your best decisions are required.
Since your life is, and will continue to be, bombarded with Technology based on Computers,…
Cathedral offers many TECHNOLOGY Pathways. Consider the Following, and Plan for Success:
Going into Computer Programming
Business Management +
Required Course Only
Computers will be EVERYWHERE!!!
Advanced Technology Entry Level
Possible Interest in Programming
Planning to be an Accountant
Product Development & Marketing
Games or Graphics Designer
Art and Journalist Interests
Courses At Cathedral
Suggested Possible Paths to Fit Various
Student's Interests and Objectives
1* 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Modern Tech (A or B)
6 2 2 2 2 Advanced Applications (In -Depth MS Office, etc. )
3 5 5 4 3 3 2 2 App's for Handheld Devices (Understand/Create)
4 4 3 5 4* 4 4 3 2 Web Design
5 4 4 3 Advanced Web Design
2 2 5 3 (Introduction to) Computer Programming
1* 6 4* C# ( [DOT] .NET Object Oriented Programming)
3 4 Java (A Program Once, Run Anywhere OOP's)
2 3 2 3 6 5 AP Computer Science (Using Java)
Of Course, Your Number of Available Semester-Hours and Other Requirements may Truncate these Paths
Many of these "proposed course paths" require Summer School & giving up some Resource Periods and other Open Electives
The Guidance Department will be administering the PLAN for Freshmen on this Saturday, February 18, here in the
SLC. Testing will begin at 8am and end at approximately 12 noon. There is no cost, but parents and/or students must
sign up in order to test. Please contact Taria Butler at 968-7369 or email@example.com to sign up and/or for additional
The PLAN is the “pre” ACT or practice ACT. The test will measure a student’s current academic development. It is
also a strong predictor of success on the ACT. There is also an interest inventory component which will show
students what careers fit their interests and can help guide them as they plan out their four years in high school.
Deadline: Parents and/or students must sign-up no later than January 20.
We have received the results from the PSAT that your son or daughter took on Wednesday, October 12th of this
year. As a reminder, the PSAT is a preliminary SAT to help students prepare for the SAT while also
serving as a National Merit Scholarship Qualifying opportunity for juniors. We will mail these
results to your home between January 9th and January 13th with their report cards. You and your
child may go through these results and utilize the resources on College Board’s website by using the
access code found on the PSAT results. Counselors will not be available past this time to deliver PSAT
results. If your student did not pick up his/her PSAT results during exam week, please wait for them to be mailed home with
report cards. We appreciate your support and are here to help answer any questions. Thank you!
The next S.A.T prep class session will begin on Monday, January 23rd. The class will meet
consecutive Mondays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through March 5 which leads up to the March 10th
testing date. There will be a class later in the spring as well, March 12-April 30. Cost is $150.00,
and all materials will be supplied. Please register by contacting Ms. Laurie O’Brien at
Tuition Assistance for 2012-2013
Families with students returning for 10th, 11th and/or 12th grade next year and who are interested in applying for
tuition assistance for next year can begin to do so as of November 1 and should apply by
February 15, 2012. The Enrollment Management Office recently mailed information about this process
to families who received need-based tuition assistance during the current school year, but families can
learn more by visiting www.gocathedral.com/tuition.
Also, there are a few key changes to the process for next year that impact returning families:
In the case of parents who are divorced or legally separated, Cathedral now requires each household to complete
Families now submit tax documentation directly to School & Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) instead of to
Families will receive tuition assistance awards at the time of re-enrollment (April).
The deadline for returning students to apply for tuition assistance is February 15, 2012. Please contact Mr. Duane
Emery (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Much more detail is available online at www.gocathedral.com/tuition.
STRIKES SPARES AND GUTTER BALLS
Come by yourself or bring your spouse or neighbor and join us the second Wednesday of every month for
You say you can’t bowl? “WHO CARES!” This is a social affair with a little bowling.
SUPPORT CATHEDRAL MOTHERS’ CLUB
Hindel Bowling Lanes
6833 Massachusetts Avenue
7 to 9:30 PM
Cost $10.00 per person including shoes if you need them
Limited space available! Reserve your spot!
Pre-register by calling or emailing
Cami O’Herren - 201-6359 or email@example.com
Please join us by participating in The Big Easy Raffle
The next Early Bird drawing was on January 13th, 2012.
Purchase your ticket now!
Details: Purchase a ticket for $100. A total of 12 cash prizes will be awarded, including the early bird drawings, worth
$1,000 each. The $25,000 Grand Prize through 10th place will be drawn live at ShamrAuction February
25, 2012. You need not be present to win.
All proceeds benefit the Cathedral Family of Funds which supports academic and faculty initiatives, the
arts, athletics, technology and need-based tuition assistance.
License #123722. Payment is based on a maximum of 1500 tickets sold.
No more than 1500 tickets will be sold.
License Number 123722. You must be 18 years or older to participate in the raffle.
There are three ways to purchase your raffle tickets
1. Come to the events office to purchase your raffle ticket with cash, check or debit.
2. Download The Big Easy Raffle form online. Mail completed form with check to:
Cathedral High School
Attn: ShamrAuction Raffle
5225 E. 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46226
3. Purchase your raffle ticket the night of ShamrAuction 2012.
Sheryl Babb, Director of Events, Phone: 317.968.7316, Mobile: 317.679.2972
Dear Cathedral Parents,
Please mark your calendars for February 25, 2012 when Cathedral
Celebrates in the Quarter Mardi Gras style, it will be an evening you
won’t want to miss!
Sheryl Babb - Director of Events
1. Tutoring available mornings and afternoons every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the library provided
by National Honor Society members. If you are interested in being tutored, just show up at the library. The NHS
tutors are scheduled for a week at a time and they sit at a table marked with a sign that says “Tutoring here”.
2. Get an online tutor 4pm - 10pm seven days a week. IMCPL offers free online tutoring
from Tutor.com for all students & adults, and in Spanish too! All your child needs is
an IMCPL library card. Get a Library Card
Get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject,
including algebra, statistics, chemistry, physics, social studies and English. Just follow this
3. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to
Tutors help students in grades 6-12.
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)
Sunday - Thursday
September - May
Call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE.
The program is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
4. For private, paid tutors, please see your counselor or college advisor.
A-G Laura Weaver 968-7319, firstname.lastname@example.org
H-N Greg Bamrick 968-7327, email@example.com
O-Z Taria Butler 968-7369, firstname.lastname@example.org
A-F Mike Jaskoski 968-7318, email@example.com
G-N Kathy Pivonka 968-7351, firstname.lastname@example.org
O-Z Lynn Miller 968-7322, email@example.com
1. CSz 1st Match, Friday, Jan. 20......IN-House (Red Team vs. Blue team), 7:00, auditorium...Admission is $5.00
2. ROOKIE SHOWCASE, Sunday, 1:00 and 4:00, auditorium.....Admission is $5.00
3. ZOOMAN AND THE SIGN, Sunday, January 29 at 1:00 and 4:00...Benefit for CHS Diversity, auditorium...
Admission for CHS students is $5.00; other tickets are $10 and $15.00
THEATRE AUDITION DATES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR 2011-2012:
1. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, January 30, 31, Feb. 1…Auditions for CHS Spring
Musical, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Performances April 19, 20, 21, 21). AUDITIONS
ARE OPEN TO ALL CHS STUDENTS. Prepare 16 bars of vocal music. You must use
prepared pieces for your audition i.e. no “Twinkle, Twinkle”, etc. You may not use a tape
or CD accompaniment. Also, NO DISNEY OR WICKED SONGS. An accompanist will
be provided or you may bring your own. Prepare a one minute memorized monologue.
You may NOT use movie monologues or random monologues from monologue
books or the internet. There will also be a movement audition because there is some
dance in the show.
Bookstore and Spirit Shop:
Beat The Winter Blues ~ Visit the Bookstore & Spirit Shop!
Don't let January weather get you down...pick up a Cathedral Umbrella or Irish Snowbrush!
Restocked: ALL sizes and colors of uniform hoods ($30) and crews ($24)!
Restocked: Popular Cathedral Quilted Vests for Her (navy, green and now pink) ~
Restocked: Fun Long Sleeve Thermal Bling Hoodie for Her; comfort & Style!
Holiday Clearance continues...Snowman Sale!
Don't Forget: Take 20% ALL Sweaters ALL month long ~
SHOP CATHEDRAL 7:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ~ GO IRISH!
Service Outreach News:
The spirit of our service will be guided by Matt 25:35-36: “I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and
you gave me drink, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you gave to shelter. I was ill and you
came to see me.”
“There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.” St. Augustine. By following the path of humility which
Christ has so readily made evident to us, God is more revealed to us, even with all of our imperfections. Our love for others
and caring actions center our attention upon our Lord and his merciful grace.
Senior Service Hours Senior service hours were due Dec 1. At this time, seniors should have their service hours
completed for all four years. Heartwarming experiences are being reflected in the senior’s service work which is especially
Class Service Projects Class service projects become perfect opportunities for off-season sport groups and families. Our
freshmen will continue their support for the Catholic Charities Christmas Store on Wednesday, Jan 25 at 3:30 by starting to
prepare for next year. Our next Sophomore class spaghetti dinner will be on Wed, Feb 8 (4:00 PM-7:30 PM) at the Lord’s
Pantry. On Saturday, Feb 11 at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen (10:30-1:30), Cathedral juniors will prepare a warm and toasty
lunch and dialogue with the homeless. Thanks for your efforts to join us in these great ministries. Details on all of these
class service projects are noted below in Service Opportunities.
Horizon House Neighbors Cold homeless neighbors at the Horizon House and the Cathedral Soup Kitchen were most
appreciative of the hats croqueted by the Fiber Optics class directed by Coach Roessler and the toasty scarves completed
by Donegal County members at the Service Festival. Thanks to all who created the cheery notes that accompanied the
scarves with special wishes of thoughts and care for a sector of our society whom we cannot ignore.
United Way Grants Sophomores Sam White, Jia Cross and juniors John Cooke, John Reynolds and Peter Graham were
awarded United Way grants last Thursday with students from thirty one other high schools and youth groups receiving funds
for 2011-12 youth led projects. Our Cathedral students represented our high school well and received their checks after
providing a brief description of their projects. Please join me in congratulating them for the following projects that they have
Name of Project Funds Description Students Participating in
31 4 Fun $ 670 Lifestyle wellness, physical John Cooke, Grace Knerr,
activity and tutoring at IPS 31 Lindsey Reed, John Reyolds,
David Van Winkle
A Clean Slate $1,861 Transforming blackboards to Peter Graham
white boards at St. Phillip Neri
No One Fights Alone $ 826 Support packages for cancer Sam White and Jia Cross
Upcoming Project Interests-Cathedral REACH Academy Student Volunteers
Students interested in helping with soccer training for two Hispanic elementary school teams should contact Mr. Kubacki at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Your enthusiasm is welcome whether you have soccer skills, speak Spanish or simply love to
work with younger students. In addition, a special soccer tournament will be held in April featuring have food and fun
booths to be planned and managed.
Let Mr. Kubacki or Mrs. Halstead know of your interest in joining this Hispanic support outreach group.
Peru Mission Trip Further details about our fourth Peru mission trip are available on the website. We have asked that the
first trip deposit of $600 and your application be turned in immediately so that we can get our flights booked for our travel.
Many students are interested in the upcoming summer mission to Peru and the children’s home (Hogar) in Chaclacayo. It is
an enthralling opportunity to enjoy a service, language and cultural adventure in Lima and Cuzco, Peru. Dr. Tony Lazarra at
the Hogar cares for more than seventy five children. For the application, click here. You may review the website for the
Hogar at www.villalapazfoundation.org. Please contact Mrs. Halstead right away with your interest if I have not received
your form. We are excited to continue this tradition in Peru.
Spring Break Mission Trip to South Carolina We will be having a meeting about the Spring Break
mission trip during Spring Break to Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday, Feb 9 at 6:15 in the SLC.
Form and fundraising information is available outside of Mrs. Halstead’s office. At this date we will have
a quick review of the trip from students who attended last year. This meeting is especially designed to
answer questions for parents about the trip.
Service Hours on Power School Normally, service hours may be viewed on Power School. They are current
for all hours received since the start of school. For the 2011-12 academic year, service hours for seniors are
due December 1, 2011 to meet their total graduation requirement. For the academic year of 2011-12, freshmen,
sophomore and junior hours are due March 1, 2012. The service hours for all students will be shown on their
third quarter report card. If the hours for this year are completed by April 1, hours earned after April 1 may be
credited to the next year’s requirement. We are accepting service on a project basis as well. After Sep 1, hours
will not be accepted more than sixty days after the date of service performance. Click here to go directly to
service opportunities on the web and for problems with following links. Click here for the 2011-12 Service
Documentation. Click here for the Service Hour Criteria.
Organization (Organized first by topical interest, and Location
Date & Time
date basis in the middle)
Support your local food pantries with
Food Drives Weekly Various locations.
Help assist with the jury and legal
representation for cases deferred by the
M-Th Various locations:
Marion and Johnson Cty juvenile
Teen Court 5:30-7:45 3505 N. Wash.,
probation departments. Click here for the
777 Indiana Ave.
introductory information and here for the
Various projects. Click details here.
Website www.kibi.org. Great
opportunities are possible to adopt of
Keep Indy 1029 Fletcher
street for trash cleanup. Obtain Anytime
Beautiful (KIB) 264 7555
recycling and reuse locations here.
Cathedral alum Andrew Brake CHS 2000
Organize food and clothing drive in your
neighborhood to help the homeless.
Horizon House Check the website for needs. Email Mrs. M-F 11033 E. Washington
Halstead with your interest to help the
Second Like to cook? Help re-prepare food for Th 4-8 PM; 1121 Southeastern
Helpings disadvantaged families and individuals Sat 9-1 AM Inpls 46202
by assisting in the cooking at Second
Helpings. Must be 16 yrs of age. See
website for details.
Help at Parents' Night Out for special Fridays 4 locations once a
needs kids. Website link. 6-10 PM month
Adopt a resident from Westminster
Village North For the Adopt a
Westminster Grandparent program details, click here.
Anytime 63rd and Sunnyside Dr
Village Share your musical talent and serenade
some lonely residents with cheerful
Assist in serving food to the needy. See
Cathedral Soup Any
Parish assistance schedule and Sunday 1350 N Penn 46202
Assist in re-packing bulk foods (Wed,),
St. Vincent De client choice shopping Tu/Th/Sat, &
Paul Pratt- client intake (Tu/Th/Sat) for 3,000 families
Th 5-7 PM, 3001 E. 30th 46218
Quigley each week. Parish schedule Website:
Food Pantry www.svdpindy.org. 921 1401. Cathedral
alum Pat Jerrell leads this organization.
Help at the warehouse to pass out and
collect furniture and household goods
St. Vincent De
for relocated and disadvantaged Sat 8-12 1201 E. Maryland 46202
families. Parish schedule. Website:
www.svdpindy.org 687 8258.
Work in the Habitat Home Store any
Saturday; pls first contact Jessica in
advance 921 2121 x114. Habitat
Habitat for Store
Volunteer form. Must be 14 to work in 1022 E. 22nd St 46202
Humanity Sat 9 AM-2
Home Store; must be 16 for builds.
Cathedral alum Jennifer Coffey works
Assist with dynamic art programs at
many schools this summer. Phone 823
Various downtown and
9555 x 11 for Kaitlin Mariutto. (ask to After school
Art With a Heart Lawrence
speak with Art With A Heart), email M-TH
online at website www.artwithaheart.us.
Help with at risk children ages 3-5 on
St. Mary’s Child early dismissal days Contact Brenta At Ft Ben and
Center Clem at 361-4864 email downtown
Help with riding sessions. Flyer with Call about winter 24970 Mt. Pleasant
information. Phone 317 773 7433 x 218. sessions. Cicero IN
Have a love for animals? Become active
with the Marion County Paws and Claws
club (ages 10-21), mentoring with the Pat 7929 Michigan Rd
Marion Country Trainor Service/Mentoring program (ages Volunteer Indianapolis, IN
Humane Society 16-18) and more. Click here for the web Opportunities 46268
link and contact Shawna Sims, Volunteer
Coordinator: email@example.com or
Enjoy square dancing? Enjoy an
Hollis Adams Thursdays North Central Hilltop
evening with adults with disabilities and
Foundation 6:30-8:30 PM Gym
bring your big heart and enthusiasm.
Square Dancing 1801 E 86th St
For details, click here
Help with disabled adults with health Tuesdays
Adams Hilltop Swimming Pool
swimming aerobics! Just bring your love 6:30-8:30
Swimming North Central Campus
and enthusiasm. Click here for details.
Peru Combine service insights with cultural Application Cathedral High
Mission and language education. Come to the and School Room
Trip Peru mission trip call out meeting! We deposit 3303
help out at the Hogar de San Francis
in Chaclacayo (just NE of Lima) and meeting
also visit Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Jan 25.
Help cook and serve spaghetti
dinner to families at Anna's House.
Help continue the ministry of
Lucious Newsom. Sophomore
Class Project. There is a strong
Wed Jan 11 303 Elder St
Anna’s House Hispanic population here. You can
also come to play and read with the
children. Permission slip. Please
meet outside Mrs. Halstead's office
at 3:30 PM to help. Please let me
know of your intent to help.
Serve a hot meal to the homeless on a
Cathedral Soup very cold day. Ring the buzzer when you Sat Jan 14
1350 N. Pennsylvania
Kitchen arrive. 10:30-1:30
Jr. Class Service Project. All are
Help distribute food to the needy.
Food Link serves many needy
neighborhoods. Arrive around 8:30 New Wineskin
to help until all of the food is gone. Sat Jan 14 Ministries
Food Link An informative video about the 8:30-12 4501 E. 38th St.
Food Link program can be viewed 46254
at this link. Website:
Help assemble food packets for
shipment to areas world wide
Kids Branch of the
suffering from malnutrition. To
Against Sat Jan 21 American Red
register for an event, click here. To
Hunger 12-2 PM Cross
obtain more information about Kids
Against Hunger and its support for
Blvd in Noblesville
Haiti, click here.
Start organizing for the next year’s
Christmas Store. Join a group of 8
students to help once a month after
Catholic school on Thursday, Jan 25.
Wed 1435 N Illinois
Charities Transportation provided.
Jan 25 Third Floor
Christmas Permission slip. Click here for
3:30 PM Xavier Center
Store information about the Christmas
Store. Freshman class service
project. A helpful parent driver is
Combine service insights with
cultural and language education.
Come to the Peru mission trip call
out meeting. We help out at the Cathedral High
Mission Jan 25
Hogar de San Fransis in School
Trip Rm 3303
Chaclacayo, and then visit Cuzco
and Macchu Picchu. Click flyer
Start organizing for the next year’s
Christmas Store. Join a group of 8
students to help once a month after
Catholic 1435 N Illinois
school on Thursday, Feb 2. Thurs, Feb 2
Charities Third Floor
Transportation provided. Permission 3:30 PM
Christmas Store Xavier Center
slip. Click here for information about the
Christmas Store. Freshman class service
project. A helpful parent driver is also
Help cook and serve spaghetti dinner to
families at Anna's House. Help continue
the ministry of Lucious Newsom.
Sophomore Class Project. There is
a strong Hispanic population here. You Wed Feb 8 303 Elder St
can also come to play and read with the 3:30-7:15 46222
children. Permission slip. Please meet
outside Mrs. Halstead's office at 3:30 PM
to help. Please let me know of your intent
2nd call out meeting for the Habitat for
Humanity Spring Break Trip. Listen to Thurs Feb 9 SLC
Humanity Spring Cathedral High School
prior students share their favorite parts 6:15 PM
of the week’s trip and work.
Serve a hot meal to the homeless on a
very cold day. Ring the buzzer when you
Cathedral Soup Sat Feb 11
arrive. 1350 N. Pennsylvania
Jr. Class Service Project. All are
Help to assist in the student playroom
with children. Transitional housing. 2 hr M-F after
Dayspring shift pls. school to 8 PM.
1537 N. Central
Center Contact Michelle Jackson 635 6780 or Sat, Sun 8 AM-8
email firstname.lastname@example.org for PM.
Help care for homeless animals. Training
sessions on the first Tuesday or third
Hamilton Cty Thursday. Contact Jennifer Borman at 1721 Pleasant
Humane Society 829-3669. On line application on the Noblesville 46060
website under Shelter
Assist in the packaging of food boxes,
Gleaners Food senior boxes and weekend kids back- 3737 Waldemere Ave
2nd Tu 6-8 1st and
Bank sacks. Note westside address and 46241
3rd Sat 9-12 AM
Hispanic Community Opportunities
Assist in translation or story hour.
Trinity Free Sat 9-11 Story 14598 Oakridge Rd
Requires a commitment of approx. 30
Clinic Hour, Carmel 46032
volunteer hours a yr.
1&3rd Th. eve
Help continue the ministry of Lucious Sat 9-11:30
Newsom to pass out food or 2ndth Wed Wed 3:30-7 or
Anna's House 303 Elder Street, 46222
Spaghetti dinner. Babysit on Thursday Thursday 7:30-
nights during ESL classes. 11
For details about these service opportunities, this chart and other links on the Cathedral web site, click here If you
have other problems with the linked documents, please proceed to the website to access links from the Service
under On Campus/Service Outreach.
Please continue to turn to the most compelling areas of need to perform your service stewardship. Thank you for
supporting your class service projects with enthusiasm and compassion. Should you desire to pursue an outreach project
with an agency not listed, you may also consult the list of service agencies available by clicking here. By working with
diligence and interest on your service, you should find yourself achieving about four hours of service each month.
The balance of 2011 and 2012 provides rich opportunities to direct helpful hands and hearts to aid our community needs.
Service hours for freshmen, sophomore and junior students for the academic year of 2011-12 are due on March 1,
2012. Seniors graduation hours for the academic year of 2011-2012 are due on December 1, 2011. Click here for
the 2011-12 Service Documentation. Click here for the 2011-12 Service Documentation form. Click here for the
Service Hour Criteria. Hours will not be accepted more than sixty days after the date of service performance.
Please check the service criteria because neighbor help, family help and working for a business without pay is not
accepted as service hours. We always encourage our students to help their families and neighbors but we do not
accept these efforts as service hours. We seek to perform our service in the spirit of Matthew 25:35-36.
Thursday, Jan. 19 Friday, Jan. 20 Monday, January 23
Chicken Fingers Fish & Hush Puppies Chicken Casserole
Club Sandwich Tenderloin Sandwich Hot Ham & Cheese
Vegetable or Fries Corn or Fries Vegetable or Fries
Mike or small drink Mike or Small Drink Mike or Small Drink
Tuesday, January 24 Wednesday, January 25 Thursday, January 26
Buffalo Bites Turkey Manhattan Meatloaf Dinner
Chicken teriyaki over Rice Bosco Sticks Patty Melt
Vegetable or Fries Vegetable or Fries Vegetable or fries
Milk or small drink Milk or Small Drink Milk or small drink
Friday, January 27 Hot Dog or Coney Dog
Salisbury Steak & Vegetable or Fries Monday, January 30
Mashed Potatoes Milk or Small Drink Hot Turkey Sub
Penne Pasta Marinara Corn Dogs
Vegetable or fries Tuesday, January 31 Vegetable or Fries
Milk or small Drink Pork Roast, Potatoes & Milk or Small Drink
Daily Combo $4.25 Daily Combo $4.75
Grab One Grab One
· Grilled Chicken Breast on Knot Bun · Grilled Chicken Breast on Knot Bun
· Breaded Chicken Breast on Knot Bun · Breaded Chicken Breast on Knot Bun
· Hamburger on Knot Bun · Hamburger on Knot Bun
· Cheeseburger on Knot Bun · Cheeseburger on Knot Bun
· Buffalo Chicken Breast on Knot Bun · Buffalo Chicken Breast on Knot Bun
· Wrap Special · Wrap Special
· Breadsticks w/ Cheese · Breadsticks w/ Cheese
· Quesadilla · Quesadilla
· Grilled Cheese on Wheat · Grilled Cheese on Wheat
· Homemade Pizza · Homemade Pizza
· Pretzel w/ Cheese · Pretzel w/ Cheese
Grab One Grab One
· Fruit · Fruit
· Cottage Cheese · Cottage Cheese
· Yogurt · Yogurt
· Pasta Salad · Pasta Salad
· Chips · Chips
· Fries · Fries
Grab One Grab One
· Large Drink · Any Bottled Drink
· Bottled Water · Ice Mountain Water and a Milk
· 2 Milks · Large Drink
IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-16-12) - "Providing education-based athletics in Indiana."
What is your mindset when you are preparing to play against a team or an individual that is considered superior to
Do you feel like you can win? Do you believe in yourself, your teammates, and your coaches?
One coach recently told his team to do the ordinary, and maybe something extraordinary could happen.
Remember, upsets occur all the time.
Why not expect the unexpected? Just do the ordinary things!
For more on the IHSAA go to www.ihsaa.org ~ Content property of Billy Shepherd Sports Inc.
Call out for Girls’ Lacrosse:
The call out for Girls Lacrosse is this Thursday at 3:30 pm in the SLC. Any girl interested in playing
lacrosse during the 2012 season must attend this meeting.
Call out for Boys’ Volleyball:
Calling all men that are interested in participating in Men's Volleyball
Try-out date is Feb. 27! Your Irish is looking for the 9th Men's Volleyball state championship for Cathedral!
Make your plans to be involved in this exciting sport!
Men’s Volleyball Conditioning begins now - Jan. 18! Looking forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday!
Volleyball conditioning and activities:
Conditioning Option A:
Monday and Wednesday - Lifting weights - meet in the weight room immediately after school!
Finished at 4:10 Tuesday. and Thursday - Cardio conditioning - meet in hallway outside the health
room. Finished at 4:10
Conditioning Option B:
Anyone with a car or ride that can be here for weight lifting on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 AM is
asked to lift at this session due to the overload of athletes after school.
IF you are in the group lifting before school on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 6 AM, you will run
Monday and Wednesday and will be finished at 4:10.
This Saturday, Jan. 21, we will be leaving at 4:00 to attend the match Ball State vs. St. Francis University –
Cathedral’s alumni Tommy Rouse and Kevin Owens vs. Lucas Behringer! Please see Coach Low to confirm
your attendance for Saturday! Return time will be 10:30 PM or earlier.
On Tuesday January 17 the Irish won a tough city championship first round game by defeating Tech by the score of
63-55. The Irish were led by the 15 points of Jared Drew, 14 by Jalen Coleman, 12 points and 10 rebounds by
Collin Hartman and 12 points and 7 assists by Mo Evans. The Irish now play Broad Ripple on Thurday night at 6pm
at Arlington High School.
Ranked 16 in overall state poll.
On Friday January 13 the girls behind Madison Berry's 30 points beat Covenant Christian by the score of 70-60.
They will play Heritage Christian tonight at 7:30pm at Cathedral for the City Championship. The JV will also play for
the City Championship against Chatard at 6pm.
On Thursday January 12 the Irish lost to number one ranked Perry Meridian by the score of 39-19. Highlighted
were 2 number one versus number 2 matches. Brian Harvey won his match over number one of PM in overtime
and Tyler Willis defeated state ranked number 2 wrestler of PM by pinning him in the first period.
State ranking: 5
Swimming and Diving
On Friday December 30 the Irish finished 5th (boys) and 6th (girls) at the Harrison Endurance Invitational at
Though many animals choose to hibernate, and others choose to migrate during the winter, we at IRC spring right
into action and ensure that, despite the weather and the lack of water on which to row, we have enough rowing-
related activities to fill our days. The 'Rivi' is heaving with rowers of all ages and the transition between Juniors'
practice and Masters' and Adults' is reminiscent of 'rush-hour' at Grand Central Station! However, thanks to the
logistical and organizational skills of the coaches, everything takes place in a smooth and civilized manner.
In this issue you'll find most of the usual contributions-however, some are missing due to exam and time constraints
on some of our contributors. There is also an appeal for volunteers for our own Indianapolis Indoor Regatta on
Saturday, January 28th-our first regatta of the year. If you are available, why not let the organizing committee know,
and they will certainly find a use for your willing hands.
For more information, please check out email@example.com
The Rugby Meeting originally scheduled has been changed. The new date for the meeting will be on Wednesday,
January 18th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Each student who wishes to participate must have at least one
parent present. Boys should be there, too, but if you cannot make it, be sure your parent brings all of the completed
paperwork for you.
The Blues 2nd game in as many nights saw them matched up against a formidable foe in the team from Noblesville.
Things started out well, with a shorthanded goal by J.J. Freudenberg as he raced to the net and was fed a perfect
pass on the right wing by James Kirchgraber to give CCHC a 1 - 0 lead. But that didn't last too long, Noblesville
answered with 3 straight goals of their own, with some hard fore-checking and an extreme extra effort, winning most
loose pucks. The Blues bounced back with a power play goal by Jordan Logan, with an assist from Jackson Eaton
to make it 3-2. But that would be as close as the Blues would get. Dustin Rhodes scored late unassisted to make
the score 6 - 3, but it was too late. Blues lost the penalty filled game, (29 by both teams, 14 by CCHC) 6 to 3 giving
up 3 power play goals.
The once fresh legs turned into Jello as the Blues played their 3rd game in 3 days vs the Penn Kingsmen from
South Bend area. CCHC got off to a fast start with a hard shot and a goal by Jackson Eaton, assisted by Jordan
Logan and Connor Helrigel. Then about a minute later it was James Kirchgraber scoring on a 5-3 power play,
assists from Logan and Eaton, to give the Blues a promising 2 - 0 lead. David McCloud got the start in goal and
only let up 1 goal in the first period, but then the Kingsmen struck hard scoring 6 out of the next 7 goals. Kirchgraber
netted his second of the game on another power play, this time it was Logan and Helrigel with the assists. The
Blues lost 7 - 3 and look to get hot as they head north to Canada. "Hopefully our trip to Canada will be a real strong
bonding experience for the boys and we can get momentum heading into the league and state tournaments,” said
Coach Mike Kellermeyer.
Quote from Father Basil Moreau, founder of the Holy Cross Congregation.
First seek the kingdom and the justice of God, and then trust in Providence.
Prayers are requested:
For the unemployed and under-employed;
For recuperation from surgery for Caryl Houghton, mother of Nathanial (’12) and Jeffrey (10) Houghton; (1/18)
For the repose of the soul of Gerald Dapper, father of Robert Dapper (’80) (wife Kathy Knych Dapper ’83), father of
Lauren Dapper Sallay ’83 and Theresa Ebbs ’87. His grandchildren are Katie Dapper ’08, Sarah Dapper ’11 and
Monica Sallay ’10. Please keep the family in your prayers.
For Pam Dedinsky, mother of Elissa (’12), Kaylin (’06), Kendal (‘04), and Lauren (’09) Dedinsky, as she continues
her fight for health; (1/17)
For strength for Consuela Salgado, mother of Natalie (’15) and Gabriella (’12), as she continues her fight with
For the repose of the soul of Michael O. Cannon (’63) ~ may he rest in peace; (1/17)
For the repose of the soul of Sara Jo Rea, wife of Leo Rea (’40) , the grandmother of Carley Hedlund (’14,) Erin
Hedlund (’13), Ami Hedlund (’09) and Brad Hedlund (’05) ~ may he rest in peace; (1/17)
For the repose of the soul of Anne Fisher Menta, grandmother of Madeline Fisher (’12) ~ May she rest in peace;
For the repose of the soul of Richard Killila (’56), husband of Marilyn Roach Killila (SMA ’56) ~ may he rest in peace;
For the repose of the soul of Harold Brill, grandfather of Michael & Sara Conway (‘12) ~ may he rest in peace;
For the repose of the soul of Staff Sgt. Jonathon Metzger, husband of Erica Lair Metzger (’98); he was killed in
Afghanistan recently ~ may he rest in peace; (1/11)
For the repose of the soul of Margaret Gaines, grandmother of Ian Berry (’14) ~ may she rest in peace; For the
repose of the soul of Kevin Habel (’75), father of Jarrett Habel (’03) ~ may he rest in peace; (1/5)
For healing for Sydney Cox (’15), who still faces medical difficulties; (1/5)
In thanksgiving that Jade Shelton (’14) has regained her health and is able to return to Cathedral! (1/4)
For healing for Jeffrey C. Murray, brother of Mrs. Ramona Powell. Jeffrey has Cerebral Palsy and some other
conditions he's battling; (1/4)
For healing for Rachael Riggle (’12) as she recovers from back surgery; (1/3)
For the repose of the soul of Marvin Freel, father of Brother Chet, Provincial of the Brothers of Holy Cross ~ may he
rest in peace; (1/3)
For the repose of the soul of Robert P. Roberts, age 92 and father of Robert P. Roberts ’69. May he rest in peace;
For the repose of the soul of George A. Zimmer ’47 died 12/29/11. His wife Laetitia is SAA ’50. May he rest in
For the repose of the soul of Suzanne Renick SAA ’48. May she rest in peace; (1/3)
For the repose of the soul of William T. Lennon, Jr., father of teacher Lizabeth Bradshaw ~ may he rest in peace;
For the repose of the soul of LuElla Worland, mother of Principal Dave Worland, who passed away on Monday ~
may she rest in peace; (1/3)
For the repose of the soul of Brother John Charles Dobrogowski, C.S.C., who taught at Cathedral High School
from 1954 – 1960 ~ may he rest in peace; (12/20)
For those who are fighting cancer:
For healing for Deborah Roberts, who is battling breast cancer, and is the mother of Rachel (01), Bobby (’04), John
(’07), Rose (’09) and Kathleen Roberts; (3/24)
For Sandi Scheetz, former Speech teacher at Cathedral, who is battling cancer;
For Vicki Villamin, aunt of Gabby Woodman (’14), who is battling breast cancer; (9/1)
For Ryan VanLopik, who is undergoing a treatment for a melanoma; he is the son of Patty Williams Van Lopik (LSA
’76), nephew of Cindy Williams Krause (LSA ’65), Bob Williams (’66), Peg Williams Stump (LSA ’75), Mary Williams
Martinez (’79), cousin of Eric (’04), Joe (’06), and Michael Stump (’12); (9/6)
For healing for Susie Garriott, mother of Megan Garriott (’14), who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and
will have major surgery in October followed by radiation; (9/9);
For healing for Renae Symons who was just diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, and is the mother of Caroline
Symons ’15, Steve Allogia ’07, step mother of Matt Symons ’02, Courtney ’04, Ashton ’08; (8/18)
For Maeve Bigelow (2 years old), daughter of Brian Bigelow (’90) & Kathleen Gill Bigelow (’92), niece of Kate
Bigelow (’13), for complete healing from leukemia; (8/18)
For healing for Diane Doxey, mother of Daniel (’15) and graduate Farah (‘09) Doxey, as she continues to battle
breast cancer; (8/10)
For Bill Lennon, father of teacher Lizabeth Bradshaw, who is fighting cancer; (1/4)
For healing of Don Stephenson (’64), suffering with pancreatic cancer, father of Leah
Stephenson Roggeman, (’93), brother of Diane Stephenson Moore, (’67 St. Agnes), David
(’65), Dan (’69), and Dennis (’71), uncle of Steve (’85), teacher Kim Jamell, great-uncle of
Nick Jamell (’13) and Gina Jamell Snyder (’88). The family is praying for a cure, a period of
prolonged remission and that the Holy Spirit envelope him and his family in an embrace of
comfort, love and strength. (3/14)
For healing for Grace Kelly, a 7th grade student at St. Louis de Montfort, who has been
diagnosed with lymphoma; (1/10)
For Lana Bates, aunt of Collin Bates (’11), who is undergoing experimental cancer treatment; (10/21)
For healing for Kari Doctor, sister-in-law of Coach Mark Doctor, who is fighting liver cancer; (10/26)
For healing for Karen Gilmore, mother-in-law of teacher Dawn Gilmore, who is facing her second battle with breast
For healing for Bob Matthews (‘63) who is battling cancer, husband of Jenny Matthews (former ShamrAuction
director), and father of Christy (’91), Tracy (’94) and Amanda (’00);
For healing for Kathy Miller, fighting breast cancer, and mother of John (’06) Miller;
For a return to health for Tracy Mirro, sister of one of our faculty members, fighting cancer;
For those who serve our country:
For Dan Hess (’07) has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and received his commission as a 2nd
Lieutenant in the Air Force. Daniel is in pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas.
For Jamie Lupo Lindsay ’02 , a Nuclear Engineer Officer for the U.S. Navy in Seattle, WA. She’s USNA ’06.
For Sam Glanders ('06), brother of teacher Eric Glanders, who is currently training for Army Special Forces at Ft.
Bragg, North Carolina;
For LCPL Jonathan Wilson, who joins the Marines deployed to Afganastan, and who is a relative of Mary Croswell;
For Zachary McCarty (’04), who is a division chief in the US Air Force stationed in Utah;
For Alphonso Harrell (’01), who is in the Army, based in Savannah, GA;
For Alec Bannister, ('10) who is in his first year at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New
SPC John M Luckett and SPC Joseph M Luckett, cousins to Claire (‘12) and John (‘13) Kiesel and son of Michael
(‘71) and Linda Luckett.
SPC John Luckett , Ft Campbell, KY 6yrs, re-enlisted, started his 3rd deployment to Afghanistan to Camp
Leatherneck July 2011, praying every day for his safe return home May 2012.
PFC Joseph M Luckett, Ft Hood, TX, 4 years with the Patriot missile program. Started his first deployment to
Kuwait 4/13/2011. Just heard today from my sister-n-law he will start process of returning home Dec. 5th. Our family
greatly appreciates the CHS family prayers
Max Hamm (’11), who is at Virginia Military Institute;
Katie Wacker ('10) is entering her 2nd year at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Ben Smith ('09) is entering his 3rd year at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York
Marco Caress ('09) is entering his 3rd year at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York
Jon Mecker ('09) is entering his 3rd year at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York
If you have someone in your family or a friend serving our country, please send this information to me at
and for all who protect us – soldiers, sailors, firefighters, police forces, and parents.
Meditation: 1 Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51
“The battle is the Lord’s, and he shall deliver you into our hands.” (1 Samuel 17:47)
Who doesn’t love the story of David, the brave shepherd boy who used his slingshot to fell the mighty giant Goliath? We
admire the skill with which David wielded his small weapon, but far more striking is his confidence in the living God.
Once again we stand at the beginning of the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. We have covered this ground so many
times, it is easy to be discouraged. The giant of division seems entrenched and formidable. We may feel powerless against
him, even as it seems that our divisions are becoming only deeper.
But don’t forget: This battle is the Lord’s, not ours, to win. And that means that we need to cast ourselves on his mercy and
carefully select the smooth stones he has placed at our disposal.
First, let’s be clear about the enemy we face. That enemy is not other denominations but the way we have all turned from
Jesus’ prayer that his church be one. Our objective in ecumenism is not to demolish others’ positions and arguments but to
bridge the gap of hostility and misunderstanding between us. Great progress has been made when theologians from
different traditions have stopped attacking each other and tried to understand what each other is saying and why. One
example of this approach is the way that Lutherans and Catholics have come to substantial agreement on the very issues
that were so hotly contested during the Reformation.
It’s true that not many of us possess the weapons of theological discourse, but we do have several smooth stones at our
disposal. One that flies straight to the mark is love, choosing to think the best of each other. Love deeply respects the other,
listens to the other, and is open to learning from the other. Because the unified church Jesus longs for has yet to come
about, each denomination, each individual, may grasp an aspect of the truth that may have eluded others and can enrich us
Love covers a multitude of sins. Love casts out fear. Love heals. Love unites. If we can just learn to look upon each other
with love, we will go a long way toward the unity we all long for!
“Father, make us one. Help us to repent of our sins against unity. Lord, heal every division!”
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