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Catholic Schools Week 2016 at CC

Catholic Schools Week 2016 at CC

Sunday, January 31 – Faith, Knowledge & Service: In Our Parishes

Opening Masses Celebrated at Lafayette/West Lafayette Parishes. Students who wear their uniforms to Mass this weekend will receive a spirit day on Monday, February 8!

Monday, February 1 – Faith, Knowledge & Service: In Our Communities

A regular schedule will be followed and uniforms should be worn. During 10:10 students will begin collecting change for our Change-for-Change Challenge to raise money for the Mackey Children’s Cancer Foundation. Today we collect pennies.  (Please read: regarding Change-for-ChangeChallenge)

Tuesday, February 2 – Faith, Knowledge & Service: In Our Students

A regular schedule will be followed and uniforms should be worn. Today we collect nickels for our Change-for-Change Challenge. Students will participate throughout the day in a Catholic trivia game, and ice cream treats will be passed out at lunch thanks to PACE!

Wednesday, February 3 – Faith, Knowledge & Service: In Our Schools

Students should arrive at CC in their all-school Mass uniforms. Family and friends are invited to join us for our LCSS Mass at 9:00 a.m. in McHale Gym. Canned food will be collected for the Tippecanoe County Food Bank. (Please read: regarding TippecanoeFoodPantry-FoodDrive) Today we collect dimes for our Change-for-Change Challenge.  After lunch students will have the opportunity to change into sweats or jeans for movies in the gym. PACE will be providing a bake sale too!

Thursday, February 4 – Faith, Knowledge & Service: In Our Vocations

A regular schedule will be followed and uniforms should be worn. Today we collect quarters for our Change-for-Change Challenge. In religion classes students will take part in activities in which they will explore and pray for vocations.

Friday, February 5 – Faith Knowledge & Service: In Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers

Students will be dropped off at Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead for a morning of bowling and games (Please read: regarding Friday drop-off at Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl). Students will be transported back to Central Catholic on school busses in time for lunch. Today is a CC spirit day and we collect dollars for our Change-for-Change Challenge. The afternoon will focus on appreciation for our teachers, staff and volunteers.


Friday, February 5:  Bowling at Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl

We will begin the day at Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl for a morning of bowling, games, and more!  Students who are normally dropped off at school will be dropped off at Mike Aulby’s between 7:30 – 8:00 am.  Students who normally drive to school will drive to Mike Aulby’s.  Administrators and teachers will be in the parking lot helping students with parking.  Please follow the drop off procedure on the map below.

Everyone will be at Mike Aulby’s until 11 am.  Students can bring money for games and the concession stand if they would like.  At 11:00 we will begin transportation back to Central Catholic.  We will use two buses to transport our junior high students first so they will be back at school for for lunch.

The buses will then return to transport freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.  If students drove to Mike Aulby’s, they will drive to Central Catholic when the second group leaves.  We will make a third trip for transportation if needed.  Students who start the day at Ivy Tech will arrive at Mike Aulby’s by 8:45AM after their class.  They will leave with the second group to return to Central Catholic.

A map of Mike Aulby’s along with directions has been attached.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school.  We look forward to a wonderful week of celebrating Catholic Schools Week!

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Tippecanoe Food Pantry – Food Drive

Please send donated items on or before Wednesday, February 3. Thank you for your generosity!

The Tippecanoe Food Pantry is operated by the Church Women United. It is located at North 14th Street and Tippecanoe Street, across from St. Elizabeth Central Chapel.

Items that are always needed:

  • Non-perishable foods only
  • Goods such as: tuna, soup, canned veggies, peanut butter, canned dinner i.e. Dinty More Stew.
  • Paper products, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins.
  • Condiments such as: garlic powder, chili powder, pepper, salt, ketchup, mustard, pickles,  relish.
  • Any kind of dessert mixes, cake, brownies, cornbread.


  • Our clients do not always have refrigerators or ovens.  
  • They may not have eggs, so they may not be able to use mixes or keep food cold.

Volunteers are Needed:  If you want to volunteer all you do is show up during these hours:

  • 11:30 to 3:00 Monday through Wednesday
  • 3:30 to 6:00 Thursday only

Claire E. & Patrick G. Mackey Children’s Cancer Foundation: Change-for-Change Challenge

Please send donations to help fund the Mackey Children’s Cancer Foundation. Donations will be collected in 10:10 each day. Prizes will be awarded to 10:10 groups collecting the most money each day!

We will be collecting

  • pennies on Monday,
  • nickels on Tuesday,
  • dimes on Wednesday,
  • quarters on Thursday,
  • and dollars on Friday.

Why is this foundation important?

There are approximately 900 families in the state of Indiana whose children are undergoing pediatric cancer treatment. Fifty percent of these families will be forced into financial bankruptcy before their child’s treatment plan is completed. Why, because pediatric cancer treatment cost four times more than adult cancer treatments. We have seen the strain of pediatric cancer cause the virtual dissipation of the nuclear family, drive up divorce and cause irreparable harm to not only the child patient but their siblings as well.

Our foundation has a second priority and that is to change the current pediatric cancer treatment paradigm. This paradigm consists of 3 methods of cancer treatment. They are Chemotherapy, Radiation and Surgery. While adult cancers are typically epithelial in nature, children’s cancers are not. Children’s cancers are primarily genetic based disorders. Our foundation has teamed with Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis to create the only pediatric specific comprehensive genomic and genetic research institute in the world. From the research laboratory at Riley we will begin the task of treating children not just here in Indiana, but across the world with modern patient specific medicines which now are making their way to market for adults. At the current rate of research children will not see modern treatment medicine come to market until we are into the decade of the 2030’s. Together we can reduce this timeline to just eight years or less. We believe that children deserve the same modern medicines we as adults are working tirelessly to provide ourselves. We, like our beloved school system, exist for the betterment of children and families. We ask you to support our efforts in advancing the change we know our children and families so desperately need. You can learn more about us by visiting our website: www. mackeychildrensfoundation.org.

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