UPCOMING EVENTS
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Lenten Fish Dinners
Fridays March 17, 24, 31 and April 7 4:30pm-7pm

Seussical the Musical
March 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7pm and March 19 at 1pm
Tickets available from the Box Office 1.5 hours before show times.
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34th Annual Rainbow Auction
Saturday, April 29, 2017

30th Annual Crusader Open
Friday, August 4, 2017
Oak Ridge Golf Club

Eucharistic Adoration
Fridays now-June 2, 2017 8:30am-2:30pm in the Founder's Chapel
We are looking for volunteers for half hour shifts.  Sign up here!

Volunteer Opportunities
Do you have time or talent to share?
Check out opportunities here!
From the President's Desk
Mr. Ken Rasp

For Catholic Schools Week, I decided that it would be important for me as the "new" President at Muskegon Catholic Central to deliver a message to each parish in our region. I am happy to report that I was able to speak at St. Michael, St. Francis, St. Mary of the Woods, Prince of Peace, Sacred Heart, St. Thomas, Our Lady of Grace and St. Mary. I very much enjoyed the opportunity to share a message about our commitment to enhancing and building upon the tradition of excellence that has provided students for over 150 years a quality, Catholic learning experience. Even more importantly, the message seemed well received each time it was delivered.

I thought that you might like to read the message that I delivered.   Read more here !
CAMPUS NEWS
March for Life
Thursday, January 26th at 4:30am, 18 MCC students and 3 chaperones boarded a bus to headed to Washington D.C. to take part in the Annual March for Life.
Shroud of Turin
MCC was blessed to have this life-size replica of the Shroud of Turin on display during Catholic Schools Week (Monday, January 30 to Friday, February 3) in the Mullally Memorial Founders Chapel. The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. Many believe it to be the cloth that wrapped the crucified body of Jesus of Nazareth. A presentation by the artist was provided to our middle and high school students.
Catholic Schools Week All-School Mass 2017




Math Counts
Friday, February 10, 2017 was a great day for our Math Counts competition at Muskegon Community College. There were 72 students that competed from nine different schools. This was our second year of competing. We brought 10 students to the competition. There were 5 seventh and 5 eighth graders. They were chosen based on the top 5 in each class on MAP scores from the Fall.
After three rounds they picked the top 8 students to compete in the countdown round. Alaina Kohley (8th grade) was in the top eight therefore she competed in this round. She did GREAT and took second in the countdown round. She also placed 5th overall. Navarre Klint (8th grade) placed 15th overall. 3 seventh graders, AJ Asmus, Elliot Riegler and Dane Rutz placed 33rd, 35th and 38th respectively. These five people were in the top half of the competitors. A good time was had by all. We finished the day with lunch at the Station Grill. 
I would like to thank the Rosemary Lambert Foundation for the funds to have t-shirts made, Mr. Asmus for making them, and the Muskegon Catholic Family Association for paying our registration fee for all ten students. I would also like to thank Mrs. Debra Charron '72 for her help coaching. Looking forward to next year. -Sheila Salisz '77
Boys Basketball League Champs!
The 5th and 6th grade boys basketball teams ended their season league champions! Both teams had a great season in the Lakeshore Christian Basketball League, then continued their great play by winning the end of season tournament which was March 4th! Thank you to our coaches for 5th Grade coaches Jamicah Cooper '10, Chris Lyonnais and Jeff Cook and 6th Grade coaches Jason Gustin and Don Maschino for your great leadership!
5 th Grade

6th Grade
March is Reading Month
The elementary kicked off March Reading Month with a birthday celebration with Dr. Seuss. Students attended the student performance the MCC spring musical, ¬®Seussical¬® along with 11 other local schools!  Students will be participating in special Dr. Seuss reading activities all month.

Winter Sports Wrap-up:      
Varsity Boys Basketball:
Final Record:  10-13 (5-5 Lakes 8 - Tie 3rd)
District Champions (7 years in a row)
Second Team All-Conference:  Nick Morgenstern '17
Head Coach:  Lamar Jordan

Varsity Girls Basketball:
Final Record:  10-12 (3-7 Lakes 8 - 5th)
District Finalist.  Lost to Fruitport Calvary 36-30 in district finals.
First Team All-Conference:  Talia Tyler '18
Head Coach:  Matt Callow '07

Varsity Ice Hockey (co-op at Reeths-Puffer):
Pre-Regional Finalist
First Team All-Conference:  Nate Sullivan '17, Collin Powers '17
First Team All-State:  Nate Sullivan '17 (first in Crusader Ice Hockey history)
Head Coach:  Eric Sikkenga

Varsity Boys Swimming (co-op at Mona Shores):
Finished sixth in the OK Conference
Head Coach:  Mick Homan

Varsity Wrestling:
Lakes 8 Regular Season Champions (3-0 record)
Lakes 8 Tournament Champions
Lakes 8 Overall Conference Champions
Lakes 8 Coach of the Year:  Mike Michelli
First Team All Conference: Gabe Flood '20, Glen Kuharevicz '18, Tio Knight '20, Ryder Smith '18, James Jordan '18, Brock Johnson '17
All State Honors:  Brock Johnson '17 (finished 7th in Division 4)
State Qualifier:  Ryder Smith '18
Head Coach:  Mike Michelli

JV Boys Basketball
Overall Record:  8-11 (3-7 Lakes 8)
Head Coach:  Andre Watson

JV Girls Basketball
Overall Record:  9-10 (5-5 Lakes 8)
Head Coach:  Casey Christensen
WHO'S ON CAMPUS
Meet a Crusader Family
The Convertini's

Kolin Convertini '90 and Jene' (McLay) Convertini '90 met their sophmore year at MCC, but did not start dating until their senior year in college.  Kolin attended Eastern Michigan University where he played football and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Kolin has been employed at Webb Chemical for the last 9 years. Jene' attended Ferris State University where she earned a degree in Science and Radiology. Jene' is employed by Mercy Health and also spends some days subbing at Muskegon Catholic.

Kolin and Jene' have 4 sons-Mason is a Senior, Nolan a Freshman, Sam is in 7th grade and Bryan is in 4th grade. The family stays active in the MCC community in various ways. Kolin is an assistant coach for the MCC football program and Jene' is involved in a variety of fundraisers and listening sessions throughout the year. They also help in the classrooms, Rainbow Auction and assist at various sporting events. Mason has been involved in student council and National Honor Society. He enjoys playing football, hockey and baseball for MCC. Nolan has enjoyed this last year being able to play varsity football, hockey and baseball with his older brother. Sam and Bryan have both been involved in the MCC youth football program along with basketball, wrestling and baseball. The Convertini's continue to be supporters of Muskegon Catholic Central and the principles of Catholic education.
SUPPORT MCC
Planned Giving
Contact Todd Woodard, Development Director at 231-755-2201 x3260 for more information.
 
Crusade for MCC Annual Fund
Here's how to join the Crusade:
  • You can donate here with Paypal
  • You can mail a check payable to:

MCEF, 1851 Barclay St., Muskegon, MI 49441

  • You can donate by credit card over the phone at 231-755-1000

The Millennium Club
The Millenium Club consists of our donors who have gifted $1,000 or more during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) to the Crusade for MCC Annual Fund.
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Attention Alumni!
If you are in need of your transcripts or graduation verification you can request them online from the MCC website!
ALUMNI NEWS
Do you have news to share?  We'd love to include you!
REUNIONS

Check out www.muskegoncatholic.org under the Alumni Tab.
COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENTS
New diploma?  Let us know!  alumni@muskegoncatholic.org 
 
Alumni Class
College
Degree
Major
WEDDINGS
Just married?  Let us know!  alumni@muskegoncatholic.org 
BIRTHS
Have you welcomed a new Crusader?  Let us know! 

Rachel (Freiesleben) '99 & Jeffrey Rhodea, a girl, Virginia, born December 10, 2016.

Sarah & Dennis '00 Bertoia, a girl, Josephine (Josie) Ann on January 5, 2017.

Natalie Crossno '06 & Lance Ryan, a boy, Christopher Dalton on November 8, 2016.
ALUMNI BUSINESSES 
Are you a business owner?   Please fill out your business profile here.
 
A list of Alumni owned businesses is available on the MCC website here.
MCC logoIN MEMORIAM 

 
Edward Lynch '57 
Sandra (Paul) Thomas '58  
Thomas Carlson '59
Robert (Bob) Williams '61
Patrick Clarke '63
Hall of Fame Trophy Case Project

Currently, there are 3 sections/1 case available!  Each section has it's own plaque.  Thank you to all of our generous sponsors who have brought additional pride to the Crusader Hall of Fame!

These cases have replaced lockers that have gone unused for d ecades in the  Hall of Fame.  Trophies that have been in storage have now come back out display!
  
If you are interested in sponsoring a
 case, contact Melanie at 231-291-0348 or mlyonnais@muskegoncatholic.org for more information.

Current plaques:
  • Donated by Alfred and Virginia Cayo
  • Donated by the MCC Classes of 1963 & 1965
  • Donated by the MCC Class of 2013
  • In memory of Coach Roger Chiaverini-he made you believe
  • In memory of Donny Pasco '73, tailback, whose picture should be above-Bob Blais '73
  • In memory of Ray Cioe and his love for MCC
  • In loving memory of Frankie Belmonte '71
  • Donated by Joseph '61 and Gloria (McDowell) '62 Cote
  • In honor and appreciation of Henry Salisz for 60 years of craftsmanship and service to MCC and its students-The Class of 1973
  • Frank '58 & Nancy Cereska 
    Nathan Cereska '99 
    Alexandra Cereska '09
  • Donated by Elmer & Dolores Kohley
  • Donated by 
    Barry '68 & Marcia (Uher) '70 Kohley 
    Joyce (Kohley) '69 & Randy Schau 
    Lance '72 & Sue (Christian) '71 Kohley 
    Alan '73 & Deidre Kohley
  • In loving memory of Elmer Kohley
  • In memory of Bill Wolski '62, Donated by Jerry '58 & JoAnne (LaPres) '59 Wolski
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