Fr. Jeff Godecker

Many of you may have heard that Fr. Jeff Godecker, our beloved priest who provided our morning and all school Masses, went into cardiac arrest while traveling over break. He was unable to fly back home and had open heart surgery in New Zealand this past Tuesday. The surgery was successful and Fr. Jeff is recovering and feeling well. Please keep Fr. Godecker in your prayers as he continues to recover and gain strength!

IHSAA – Dear Mom and Dad: Cool it

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Bobby Cox, Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association. If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Indiana, this message is primarily for you.  When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes to verbally criticizing game officials or coaches, cool it.   Make no mistake about it. Your passion is admired, and your support of…

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Our School Gym is Actually a Classroom

Words from the IHSAA So is our football field. And our track. And our swimming pool. All of our sports venues are an extension of our high school classrooms. They’re where life lessons are learned that can’t be taught in math class or a chemistry lab. So the emphasis isn’t on winning and losing, but on teaching and learning. Please remember this the next time you attend a game or meet at our high school. We’d like to give you an A+ for practicing good sportsmanship. 


We are counting down to lift off as we launch our 42nd annual ShamrAuction: The Next 100! This year ShamrAuction will take us by light speed to 2119 for a futuristic, galactic, out of this world experience. One of the largest fundraisers in the Midwest, ShamrAuction raises more than $570,000 for need-based tuition assistance and to promote excellence in academics, the arts and athletics! Our event brings together generations of alumni, parents, supporters and friends in an over-the-top evening of food, fun and festivities, live and silent auctions, complimentary valet parking, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, music and entertainment.  Want to…

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Spring Break Mission Trip Registration Open!

There will be a second call out meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 6 pm in the SLC for parents and students. Registration form is due at the meeting with $150 nonrefundable deposit. The trip will fill on a first come basis. Students with complete previous year’s service will be given 1st preference starting with seniors on down. See our Spring Mission Trip webpage for more information and trip cost.  More info on 2019 Spring Break Mission Trip web page or contact Mrs. Fox at

National Honor Society Applications

To be academically eligible for Cathedral’s chapter of the National Honor Society, junior and senior students need to currently have at least a 3.6 cumulative GPA. Applications for all eligible students will have been distributed directly to the students by Friday, Feb. 1. Students who believe they should have received an application, but did not, should confirm their GPA with their counselor. All further questions should be directed to Mrs. Ford or Herr Payne-Elliott.

Tool Drive

This week sophomore, Owen Wright is holding a Tool Drive for non-power tools. While volunteering  with the Merciful H.E.L.P Center to deliver furniture items to the needy, he noticed that many people simply do not have the tools to put together what they receive. If everyone donated one tool we could help over 500 families! Collection bins are in the technology center.  Students have received emails with specific instructions. Questions may be directed to This is a great opportunity to get rid of your extra unused tools. Please consider donating.

Final Chance to RSVP for the International Baccalaureate Information Night

Freshman and Sophomore families: come hear more about this program and courses at our IB Information Night!  It will be in the SLC on Wednesday, January 23rd from 6-8pm.  Family members are welcome join.  We will have dinner, IB Music entertainment, and great information on both the full diploma and certificate (individual IB courses) programs and specific courses.  Please RSVP by Thursday, January 17th by going to  Please contact Elizabeth VanWienen ( with any questions.