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President's Update

Dear Families,

Happy Easter!


I heard someone once say, “we should live as if our Lord died yesterday, rose today and is coming back tomorrow.” 


We must remember the price He paid on the cross. Using the Greek word tetelestai, His final words were, “It is finished” (John 19:30). The word tetelistai was then used on business documents to show that a bill had been paid in full. Jesus announced in His last breath that our sins were “paid in full.”


We remember His triumphant power over death displayed through His resurrection. He says, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though they may die, shall live” (John 11:25). We share in the eternal life that faith in Him provides.


He was taken up into heaven and He said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Some call this the Great Commission that calls us to witness to others the life Jesus provides.


On behalf of Malden Catholic, I wish you the very best on this special day, during which we remember and celebrate our Lord’s resurrection. May you and your family enjoy time together in the light of what Jesus has accomplished.


John Thornburg

At a Glance

Monday, April 10

Easter Monday - No Classes/Offices Closed

Tuesday, April 11

Day H

Senior Finals A and B - 8 AM

Wednesday, April 12

Day G

Praying of the Rosary - 7:25 AM

Senior Finals C and D - 8 AM

Thursday, April 13

Day F

Senior Finals E and F - 8 AM

Friday, April 14

Day E

Weekly Mass - 7:20 AM

Senior Finals G and H - 8 AM

Jesuit College Fair - 12:30 PM

Monday, April 17

Patriot's Day - No Classes/Offices Closed

Tuesday, April 18 - Friday, April 21

Spring Recess - No Classes

Monday, April 24

Classes Resume

MC Weekly Dining Menu

We are providing the MC weekly dining menu in the President's Update to make it easier for students to plan lunch throughout the week. The menu is also available through the Malden Catholic Mobile App along with easy access to the online portal for adding money to student lunch accounts. Search for "Malden Catholic" in the app store on your phone.

School and College Counseling - Naviance Reminder

MC’s School and College Counseling department would like to remind Grade 12 students to contact their school counselor and update their Naviance account with all college decisions including acceptances, deferred, wait listed and denied. Please reach out to Mrs. DelGenio with any questions at [email protected].


Scholarship opportunities are posted outside of School and College Counseling, as well is in Naviance.

What's New?

2023 - 2024 Course Selections - Due 4.11

School Counseling met with students last week to present important information regarding course selection and elective course choices. All selection sheets must be returned to school counseling by Tuesday, April 11 at the latest.

The 2023-2024 Course Guide can be found through this link for course and elective descriptions.

School and College Counseling Grade 12 College Financial Aid Webinar - 4.12 at 6:30 PM

MC School and college Counseling has partnered with Campus Bound to provide tools and support that help families navigate the admissions process and minimize the costs of college.


Campus Bound's next live webinar for Malden Catholic students and families will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 PM. The webinar will be focused on Grade 12 students but all grades are welcome to attend. The Webinar will be recorded but you must register to receive the recording through this link.

Jesuit Excellence College Tour - 4.14 at 12:30 PM

Malden Catholic will be hosting the Jesuit Excellence College Tour (JET) on Friday, April 14 during the school day. JET is a series of recruitment events that allow admissions representatives from top Jesuit colleges and universities to jointly recruit students. The following colleges will be in attendance at MC:

  • Canisius College (Buffalo, NY)
  • College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)
  • Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
  • Fordham University (Bronx, NY)
  • John Carroll University (Cleveland, OH)
  • Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY)
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD)
  • Loyola University New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
  • Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI
  • Regis University (Denver, CO)
  • Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
  • Saint Peters University (Jersey City, NJ)
  • University of Scranton (Scranton, PA)
  • University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
  • Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH)

MC Parent Book Club - 4.24 at 6:30 PM

The MC Parent Book Club will be held on Monday, April 24 at 6:30 PM at MC in the Campus Ministry Center. The April MC Book Club will be discussing Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah, a gorgeously stunning debut about a mysterious child teaching two strangers how to love and trust again.

Please R.S.V.P. to Vange Egizi at [email protected] if you can attend.

SAT for Grade 11 - 4.25 at 7:45 AM

On Tuesday, April 25, Grade 11 Malden Catholic students will take the SAT at 7:45 AM. Please note that this is mandatory testing. Each student has received information regarding his/her testing room and the door required for entry. Students should remember to bring pencils and a calculator to the exam. For more information about the exam, please sign in to My SAT Dashboard.

Please note that Grade 12 AP classes will have an abbreviated schedule, while Grades 9 and 10 students will have a remote learning day and receive assignments from their teachers.

LBK Transportation will not run on Tuesday, April 25.

Senior Baskets - 4.29

Families with students in Grades 9 - 11 are invited to adopt one or more MC Senior(s) and deliver a basket with some of their favorite items to wish them well on their journey ahead. Seniors opting to participate will complete an informational form listing their preferences and the form will be shared with the adoptive family. Baskets are to be delivered to Seniors’ homes on Saturday, April 29 by 1 PM.

Families delivering baskets may join together at the back of the school at 10 AM for a blessing prior to heading out for the delivery. If you are willing to adopt a Senior, please email Mrs. Jeannine Reardon at [email protected] with the following information:

  • Name
  • Mobile number
  • Email address
  • Number of Seniors you would like to adopt
  • Preference for Boys Division or Girls Division Senior student
  • Specific Senior name if you have a preference (not guaranteed - first come first served basis)

MC's 91st Gala Celebration - 5.4 at 6 PM

Tickets for Malden Catholic's 17th annual Gala celebration are now on sale. General admission Gala tickets are $175/person. Malden Catholic family member tickets are $100/person, which is a $75 discount. Please use the attached link to purchase tickets and/or become a sponsor.

The Leading Beyond Gala will be held on Thursday, May 4 at 6 PM in the Doherty Gymnasium and includes a Plus Ultra Award presentation, dinner and dancing. We are delighted to celebrate this Gala's Plus Ultra Honorees who personify the Malden Catholic pillars of character, leadership and success - Dick ’64 and Lolli Sumberg.

Gala Raffle with $10,000 Cash Prize

Malden Catholic will launch the 2023 MC Gala Raffle starting next week that features a $10,000 grand prize. Letters with raffle tickets enclosed have been mailed to MC families and everyone is encouraged to participate. Individual raffle tickets are $50, 3 for $125 and 6 for $200. You do not need to be present to win. You may also purchase MC Gala Raffle tickets online through this link. The winning raffle tickets will be selected live at the MC Gala.

Three cash prizes will be awarded:

First Prize: $10,000 cash

Second Prize: $1,000 cash

Third Prize: $500 cash

Three top-selling student prizes will be awarded:

Fourth Prize: AirPods for the top-selling student

Fifth Prize: AirPods for the top-selling student

Homeroom Prize: Pizza party for top-selling MC homeroom

Gala Online Auction Donations

Starting on April 20, Malden Catholic will begin auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to raise money in support of MC students and school programs. If you are interested in donating items, services or experiences valued at $500 or more to the Gala online auction, please contact Sarah Hamilton at [email protected]. We greatly appreciate your support!

Senior Event Updates

To celebrate our Senior Class of 2023, MC is planning an active schedule of events:

Tuesday, April 11 - Friday, April 14

  • Senior Finals - Senior final exams will take place Tuesday, April 11 through Friday, April 14. Finals are taken in core courses only and students with an 85% average or better are exempt. There are no final exams in Advancement Placement (AP) courses. Students taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses must take the corresponding AP exam.

Monday, April 24 - Friday, May 12

  • Senior Christian Service - Seniors who are not enrolled in AP courses must complete their 90 hours of service at a dedicated service site between the weeks of April 24 - May 12.

Saturday, April 29

  • Senior Baskets - Basket deliveries will take on Saturday, April 29 to MC Seniors' homes. Families delivering baskets may join together at the back of the school at 10 AM for a blessing prior to heading out for the delivery. If you are willing to adopt a Senior, please email Mrs. Jeannine Reardon at [email protected] with the information listed in the section above.

Friday, May 13

  • Senior Prom - The Senior Prom will be held at Danversport in Danvers on Saturday, May 13 from 6 - 11 PM with the promenade starting at 6 PM. The Senior Prom dress code policy can be found in the 2022 - 2023 Parent/Student Handbook through the attached link.

Monday, May 15

  • Girls Division Awards Ceremony - The Girls Division Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 15 at 6 PM in the Doherty Gymnasium. The event is free for Seniors, and they are able to invite two guests at a cost of $25/per person. Tickets may be purchased until May 1 through the attached Eventbrite link.

Tuesday, May 16

  • Boys Division Awards Ceremony - The Boys Division Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 6 PM in the Doherty Gymnasium. The event is free for Seniors, and they are able to invite two guests at a cost of $25/per person. Tickets may be purchased until May 1 through the attached Eventbrite link.

Wednesday, May 17

  • Senior Prayer Service/Breakfast/Commencement Rehearsal - Seniors will gather in the cafeteria at 8 AM, followed by a prayer service in the Thomas '66 and Olivia McDonough Performing Arts Center and breakfast in the cafeteria. The day will conclude with a mandatory Commencement rehearsal. Seniors are asked to wear their college sweatshirts on Wednesday, May 17.

Friday, May 19

  • Baccalaureate Mass - The Baccalaureate Mass will begin at 4 PM and will be held on the Brother Gilbert Stadium field. The event is free and Seniors are able to invite up to six guests. Please see ticketing information below.

Saturday, May 20

  • Commencement Ceremony - The Commencement Ceremony will begin at 10 AM on the Brother Gilbert Stadium field. The event is free and Seniors are able to invite up to six guests. Please see ticketing information below.

Ticket Reservations for Commencement and Baccalaureate Mass

To reserve seats for Commencement and Baccalaureate Mass, please email Mrs. Jeannine Reardon at [email protected] with the following information:

  • Graduating student’s first and last name
  • Number of tickets requested (no more than 6)
  • First and last names of up to (and no more than) six guests who will be attending.

Ticket reservations close May 1. There will be no waitlist for unused tickets. Students will be responsible for communicating with each other if they do not plan to use all of their seats. In the event a student opts to donate one or more of his/her seat(s), he or she must reserve the seat under his/her name.

Additional Resources

Additional resources regarding Senior Events can be found on the MC website through the following links:

Please contact Mrs. Jeannine Reardon Esq. GC'89 P'23 with any questions regarding Senior events at [email protected].

What's Happening Around MC?

National STEM Honor Society PBL Showcase

MC4Earth CATE Conference at MIT

Senior Lawn Signs

Last week, MC Seniors received personalized lawn signs and were invited to take an optional photo with an MC Administrator. The photos can be viewed on MC's SmugMug through this link. Students who have not yet picked up their lawn sign, may do so at the front office.

National STEM Honor Society

The new Brother Plunket Doherty C.F.X., Chapter of the National STEM Honor Society inductees gathered together to make their induction ceremony pledge.


Thank you to Student Council for organizing the fantastic MC Freshman-Sophomore Semi-Formal! Photos from the dance can be viewed on MC's SmugMug through the attached link (password- maldencatholic99).

Mission Moment

The Seven Mile Road


The Romans of Jesus’ day were good at crucifixions, a practice well-established for thousands of years in the empires of Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, and Macedonia. Romans, though, perfected the practice and used it often. We know, for instance, that Publius Quinctilius Varus, Roman Governor of Syria (6-4 BC), after putting down a messianic insurrection and occupying Jerusalem, had 2,000 Jews crucified. Marcus Crassus, following the rout of the followers of Spartacus (71 AD), had 6,000 rebels crucified, lining miles of road with crosses along the Appian Way. Crucifixions were cruel and public: the message to subjugated people, “Don’t mess with Rome!” We needed to coin a word – “excruciating” (“from the cross”) -- to convey the unique agony of a crucifixion. Judea was just another Roman outpost; Jesus another would-be messiah, a rabble-rouser. People were calling him “king.” Jesus had, indeed, been inviting people to a kingdom, but not the one they expected.

Even on the cross, Jesus was offering his kingdom to the Good Thief, who asked, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom” (Lk. 23:42), to which Jesus replied, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (Lk 23:43). Death must have come as a gift to Jesus or to anyone enduring the torturous pain of crucifixion. Evangelist John tells us that as Jesus commended his spirit to the Father, he uttered simple the words, “It is finished” (Jn 19:30). These simple words hold a richness of meaning, though, and point toward the paradox of a death that led to resurrection. 

What, exactly, was finished? We need to go back to the beginning, to the Book of Genesis, where our first humans, Adam and Eve, rejected the friendship that God had offered in the perfect world of Eden. From the time of that “broken relationship” with God, a rescue operation began. Over thousands of years, as related in the Old Testament, God was relentless in this “rescue operation,” ceaselessly inviting humankind back into friendship with him.  Through the pages of the Old Testament, we find over 25 variations of the Covenant promise: “I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Jesus was the fulfillment of that promise. We might understand his dying words “It is finished,” to mean “end of rescue operation,” “right relationship restored,” “as fully Man, I have paid the price on your behalf to restore the friendship lost.”

The day Jesus rose, he encountered two of his disciples walking along the seven-mile road from Jerusalem to the village of Emmaus. Dejected and troubled, they were prevented from recognizing him, even as he joined in conversation. They were amazed that this companion appeared unaware of all the momentous happenings of the past days in Jerusalem. So, they fill him in and conclude, “We were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel (Lk 24:21). Jesus then gives them the missing insights: “’Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and enter into his glory?’ Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures” (Lk 24-26-27).

Later that evening, the travelers eat together. When Jesus blesses bread, breaks it, and shares it, as he had done at the Last Supper, the disciples’ eyes are opened. They recognize him. Jesus then vanishes, and they say with joyful wonder, “Were not our hearts burning [within us] while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” (Lk 24:32). They return to Jerusalem to tell the others how they recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bead.

Jesus walks with us today.  We encounter him in prayer, in Eucharist, in service, in one another. This Easter, as we celebrate the joy of spring, the love of family and friends, and the hope of the Kingdom promised us, may we more deeply appreciate how the risen Jesus walks among us, accompanies us on our journey, often unrecognized, inviting us to be bread for others. Happy Easter!

Brother Thomas Puccio, CFX, H’18, Ed.D.


NLI Signing

Congratulations to Danyka Perreault '23 who signed a National Letter of Intent to participate on the softball team at UMass Boston. Way to go, Danyka!

NLI Signing

Congratulations to Ethan Tracy '23 who signed a National Letter of Intent to participate on the football team at Sacred Heart University. Great job, Ethan!

The MC Spirit Store Is Now Open!

The MC Spring 2023 Spirit Store is open until Tuesday, April 11 through this link.

Senior Banners

Senior Banners may be purchased from Dracut Threads through this link. Banners will require a two-week turnaround. The banners will be hung for the spring season and then hung outside with the senior banners from all the seasons. Seniors will be able to take their banners home following graduation. Any questions about Senior Banners may be directed to Athletics Director, Bill Raycraft at [email protected].

Monday, April 10

4 PM Boys JV Baseball @ Boston College HS

4 PM Girls JV Lacrosse @ Ursuline Academy

4 PM Boys Varsity Baseball @ Boston College HS

4 PM Boys Freshman Baseball Home vs Boston College High School

5:30 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse Ursuline Academy Away

Tuesday, April 11

4 PM Girls Varsity Softball Academy of Home vs Notre Dame-Tyngsboro (Varsity Only)

4 PM Boys Varsity Tennis Home vs Boston College High School

4 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Catholic Memorial School

4 PM Girls Varsity Tennis @ Marblehead HS

4 PM Boys JV Lacrosse @ Catholic Memorial School

Wednesday, April 12

3:45 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Georgetown MS/HS (Varsity Only)

4 PM Boys Varsity Outdoor Track Home vs Boston College High School

4 PM Boys JV Baseball @ St. John's High School

4 PM Boys Varsity Baseball @ St. John's HS

4 PM Boys Freshman Baseball Home vs St. John's High School

4 PM Girls Varsity Outdoor Track @ Girls Catholic Outdoor Track & Field at NDA

4 PM Boys Varsity Tennis @ St. John's High School

Thursday, April 13

3:45 PM Girls JV Softball @ Ursuline Academy

3:45 PM Girls Varsity Softball @ Ursuline Academy

4 PM Girls JV Lacrosse Home vs St. Bernard’s HS

4 PM Girls Varsity Tennis @ Lynnfield High School

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Rugby @ Chelmsford HS

4 PM Boys JV Lacrosse @ Xaverian Brothers HS

5:30 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse Home vs St. Bernard’s HS

6 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Xaverian Brothers High School

Friday, April 14

3:45 PM Girls Varsity Tennis @ Fontbonne Academy

3:45 PM Girls Varsity Softball Home vs Fontbonne Academy (Varsity Only)

Monday, April 17

10 AM Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Shawsheen Valley Tech

4 PM Boys Varsity Baseball @ Windham HS

4 PM Girls JV Softball Home vs Windham HS

4 PM Boys JV Baseball Home vs Windham HS

4:30 PM Girls Varsity Softball @ Windham HS

12 PM Boys JV Lacrosse @ Shawsheen Valley Tech

Tuesday, April 18

10 AM Girls Varsity Softball @ Greater Lowell Tech High School

10 AM Girls JV Softball @ Greater Lowell Tech HS

11 AM Boys JV Baseball Home vs Arlington HS

11 AM Boys Varsity Baseball Home vs Arlington HS

4 PM Boys Freshman Baseball @ Arlington HS

4 PM Girls JV Lacrosse Home vs Dracut HS

4 PM Boys Varsity Tennis Home vs Maimonides School

5:30 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse Home vs Dracut HS

Wednesday, April 19

No events scheduled

Thursday, April 20

No events scheduled

Friday, April 21

10:30 AM Girls JV Softball @ Lynnfield High School

10:30 AM Girls Varsity Softball @ Lynnfield HS

Saturday, April 22

11 AM Boys Varsity Baseball @ Oxford HS

11 AM Boys JV Baseball @ Oxford HS