Headmaster Update
John Thornburg
Headmaster
thornburgj@maldencatholic.org
Happy Mother's Day!
 
I trust this weekend our families have taken the time to celebrate and honor a very important group of individuals - moms! We all have been impacted by the love and support of mothers, grandmothers, aunts and even sometimes by someone else's mom. Malden Catholic is tremendously blessed by all of the mothers who have supported us over the years! This year, we are truly thankful for all the work our mothers have done on behalf of MC, especially those involved in our Parent Council.
 
Last year, I shared my own Mother's Day story. I recounted my attempt to purchase my mom a card as a young boy. I didn't have the money which resulted in asking the only person who I knew would give me some - my mother. I explained why I needed it and she obliged. My next hurdle was getting to the store to buy the card. Again, I had to rely on my only source of transportation, and she agreed. Once I arrived at the store, with money in my hand, I changed my mind and selfishly purchased myself a squirt gun. My mother has never allowed me to forget that day.
 
This year I sent her a box of chocolates from Tuck's Candy since she had visited before the pandemic, and she really liked their candy. The box arrived at her home in Minnesota two days ago. She sent me the following text:
 
"Thank you so much for the delicious candy. One question: WHERE IS THE SQUIRT GUN? Love you."
 
This would be the 49th year in a row that I have received this type of message... so you never know when you might start your own Mother's Day tradition. I encourage all of our students to make sure to show their mother the love and honor she truly deserves this special day.  
 
By the way, I did send my mother a squirt gun twenty years ago in an attempt to change our tradition to no avail. I am looking forward to our 50-year mark next year,
 
Happy Mother's Day!
 
John K. Thornburg
At a Glance
Monday, May 10
B1
AP World History | 8:00 AM

Tuesday, May 11
G1
AP Seminar | 8:00 AM
AP Spanish Language | 8:00 AM
AP Latin | 12:00 PM

Wednesday, May 12
Fifth Day
Academic Enrichment for Grades 9, 10, and 11 | 8:00 AM
AP English Language | 8:00 AM
Lunch | 10:45 AM
Grade 9 Girls ROX Mandatory | 1:00 PM

Thursday, May 13
B2
Rosary in the Cafeteria at | 7:30 AM
Ascension Thursday Mass | 1:30 PM
AP Statistics | 12:00 PM

Friday, May 14
G2
AP Biology | 8:00 AM
AP Environmental Science | 12:00 PM
Baccalaureate Mass | 4:00 PM (Ticketed Event)

Saturday, May 15
Commencement | 1:00 PM  (Ticketed Event)
MC bldg
What's New?
Revere City Council Honors Alondra Encisco Torres and MC's La Colaborativa Club
Revere's Ward 6 Councilor Richard Serino '10 visited MC to present Alondra Enciso Torres with a Certificate of Commendation for her outstanding leadership in bringing together La Colaborativa as a club at MC and for serving the communities that are experiencing homelessness due to the pandemic. He also presented a letter signed by the Massachusetts Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ronald Mariano. You can read more about this event the Revere Journal.

We are very proud of Alondra and everyone in MC's La Colaborativa Club for providing financial support and toiletry products for families in need. We also thank Mr. Kissel for his assistance in sponsoring this new club.

Please be sure to support the toiletry collection drive throughout the month of May. Collection boxes labeled with each grade (9,10 and 11) will be located at the front and rear entrances (Doors 1 and 11), as well as the main lobby. Please provide the following items for local families in need:

  • Toothpaste 
  • Toothbrush 
  • Mouth wash 
  • Soap 
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Tissues 
  • Deodorant 
  • Diapers 
  • Razors 
  • Feminine products
City Council to Honor Malden Catholic High School...

Ward 6 Councilor Richard Serino will return to his alma mater Friday to present a City Council Certificate of Commendation to Alondra Enciso Torres of Revere for her efforts in establishing the La Colaborativa Club at Malden Catholic High School. ...

Read more
reverejournal.com
Massachusetts Science and Engineering Fair 2021 Winners
Congratulations to Charles Dilman '22, 1st Place Winner of the MA Science and Engineering Fair for the proposal category's project, "Impact of Composition on Biofuel Performance and Quality." Samuel Sanzone '22 also received an Honorable Mention in the same category for conducting research to see if an underwater sea barrier will lessen the effects of erosion on the seashore. This is an incredible achievement! Way to go!
MA State Universities Virtual College Fair - May 12 at 7 PM
The MA State Universities Virtual College Fair and College Panel will be held on May 12 at 7 PM. During this event, students will have the opportunity to meet with, hear from and ask questions of the Admissions Staffs at Bridgewater State University, Framingham State University, Fitchburg State University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University.
 
This event will begin with a 20-minute panel, where university representatives will provide updates from their campuses. Immediately following the panel will be an open style college fair, where visitors can move at their own pace, in and out of virtual rooms to meet with admission representatives from each campus. You can find our more information through this link.
Ascension Thursday Mass - May 13 at 1:30 PM
The Ascension commemorates Jesus’ return to God 40 days after his Easter resurrection. Our Malden Catholic Campus Ministry will live-stream a Eucharistic Liturgy for the School on MC's YouTube channel at 1:30 PM. All students will participate from their respective classrooms. If you are interested in joining us in prayer, please visit MC's YouTube page.
Senior Events
Senior Week is here! We have several major events planned including a Beach Party on Wednesday, Baccalaureate Mass on Friday and Commencement on Saturday. We look forward to seeing our Seniors and their families in the days to come!

  • Senior Beach Party - Wednesday, May 12, at 11:30 AM - Music and games will be held on Donovan Field at Brother Gilbert Stadium for our Seniors. Be sure to wear your Hawaiian shirt and tropical attire!
  • Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony - Friday, May 14, at 4 PM - Mass will begin at 4 PM and will be held on Donovan Field. The Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the Mass.
  • 2021 Commencement Exercises - Saturday, May, 15 at 1 PM - Commencement Exercises will be held on Donovan Field.
  • Commencement Rain Date – Sunday, May 16, at 1 PM

Senior parents may purchase a personalized ad for their student which will be featured in the Malden Catholic 2020/2021 yearbook. All ads are due by May 14. You can create an account here and begin by uploading photos and a personalized message. Please visit Jostens Yearbook Ads page for more information.

The yearbook is included in the fees for Senior year, so parents do not need to purchase a yearbook. For any questions regarding Senior ads, Please direct questions to the Communication Coordinator, Amanda Beresheim at beresheima@maldencatholic.org.
Congratulations to all our Seniors!
MC Parent Book Club - May 20
The next MC Parent Book Club meeting will be held on Thursday, May 20 at 7 PM to discuss Nine Perfect Strangers by author, Liane Moriarty: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39280445-nine-perfect-strangers

The meeting will be held on Zoom through this link: https://sanofi.zoom.com/j/9307039967
Meeting ID: 930 703 9967
 
Please contact Christina Saraiva-Fauci at csaraiva391@gmail.com with any questions.
Make-A-Wish Ice Cream Fundraiser - May 21
MC's Make-A-Wish Club is hosting an ice cream social in collaboration with Soc's Ice Cream in Saugus on May 21. A portion of all MC sale proceeds (20%) will be donated to help grant a wish. Stop by for treats for the whole family and mention that you are supporting MC Make-A-Wish!
Purchase Your 2020-2021 Yearbook
Grade 9 - 11 students and parents who would like to purchase a 2020 - 2021 yearbook may do so through this link.

For questions please email the Communication Coordinator, Amanda Beresheim, at beresheima@maldencatholic.org.
MC Summer Sports Camps and Classes for Grades 2 - 11
Summer is right around the corner! Malden Catholic is pleased to open the campus for the Summer of 2021 for Sports Camps and Summer Courses. These classes typically fill up quickly, so be sure to enroll soon! We look forward to seeing you at MC this summer!

To view the full list of Summer Class offerings and Sports Camps for 2021, click here.
What's Happening Around MC?
Thank you to everyone who provided auction items and baskets donated and joined us for our Soaring Beyond Gala! Thanks to you, we were able to reach our goal, raising $300,002. These funds will provide financial assistance and programs which strengthen the experience for all of our students. We are so grateful!  

Winning bidders have been notified if they won an auction item. All baskets should be picked up at MC by next week during school hours from Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Any basket containing alcohol must be claimed by an adult. Please reach out to Jeannine Reardon if you have any questions regarding auction items at reardonj@maldencatholic.org. All sponsors who gave more than $500 will receive the special MC SWAG Bag prize. Sarah Hamilton, the Director of Advancement Operations will reach out directly to all SWAG Bag recipients to coordinate gift delivery. 

If you did not have the chance to join us live, the video link is attached. This is a program not to be missed, so please enjoy and share with family and friends. There is still time to make a gift in support of the Gala.
Business Internship - Malden Urban Media Arts
We are so proud of our MC Juniors Frederika Noel '22, Sharieff Andrews '22 and Amy Nguyen '22, who participated in the Malden Media Arts Internship over April break which involved creating a public service announcement that encourages others to clean and protect the Malden River. The MC students wrote, directed and filmed the PSA in conjunction with Urban Media Arts and the Friends of the Malden River. This film will soon be featured on Access Malden. The film can be viewed through this link. Amazing job, Lancers!
MA Hugh O'Brian Virtual Leadership Seminar
Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country participate in one of Hugh O'Brian's (HOBY) 70+ State and Virtual Leadership Seminars to develop their leadership skills and learn how to apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. The following MC students attended the HOBY seminar which took place last weekend:

  • Sophia Barchard ‘23
  • Ashley Reardon ‘23
  • Aidan Balandan ‘23
  • Douglas Goodwin ‘23

Each MC student received a certificate acknowledging their dedication to leadership, service and innovation. Congratulations!  
Green Team
Malden Catholic's Green Team jumped into action this week to honor St. Joseph and enhance the school campus. On Friday, members of the Green Team planted red impatiens around the St. Joseph statue at the front of the school and will take care of the flowers for the remainder of the year. If you would like to join the Green Team, please contact Ms. Foley.
Agape Latte, Campus Ministry Event
Campus Ministry hosted its 4th Agape Latte session last week featuring Fr. Mario Orrigo from St. Patrick’s Parish in Stoneham. Fr. Mario shared several fascinating stories about his life as a priest. He also spoke about the importance of maintaining faith, especially during challenging times. We thank Fr. Mario for this special time and words of inspiration along with organizer Campus Minister Ms. Deirdre Foley and student speakers Nathan Ford, Matthew LoPriore, Ben Foy, and Amy Nguyen.
Mission Moment
Mission Moment: Reflection on The Ascension

“He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.”  We hear these words often and pray them ourselves as part of our Creed, our public statement of beliefs. This Thursday we commemorate the Ascension and the transforming power that we recognize through this event. 
 
During the 40 days that Jesus remained on earth after his resurrection, sharing meals with his disciples and teaching about his Kingdom, his full glory as God was still veiled in his humanity. In Jesus’s Ascension and return to the Father, however, he was glorified; he was transformed; and as in so many other instances, Jesus provides for us a model, leading the way for us to heaven, showing us the goal of our journey to closer union with God.  
 
We, too, can be transformed.  And – maybe even . . .


Sports
NFHS Streaming Services
Streaming service is provided through NFHS for all home athletic events at all levels at both the Doherty Gymnasium and Donovan Field. Both live streaming and on demand view back is available with a subscription. A month to month subscription is $10.99 and a portion goes back to Malden Catholic. Your subscription also allows you to watch any athletic event from any program in the country that uses the NFHS Network!
New Scheduling Platform for MC Sports
A new scheduling platform is here so you can easily see the times and locations for all MC team games and practices.
Spring Sports
Monday, May 10
(Away) 4:00 PM
(Away) | 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 11

Wednesday, May 12
(Away) | 3:45 PM

Thursday, May 13


Friday, May 14
(Home) | 4:00 PM