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President's Update

Dear Families, 

On behalf of all the Malden Catholic faculty and staff – we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  


This is the last President’s Update until we return to school on Wednesday, January 3. We have a few busy days of school left, but I wanted our families to know how much we appreciate you! 


So far, it has been a wonderful school year. It is hard to believe December is here, and we are about to move into the New Year. The Malden Catholic community proved through strong, enduring personal relationships that we continue to go above and beyond (Plus Ultra!). 


I am thankful for what we all were able to accomplish. I am thankful to be the President at Malden Catholic, and I am grateful to our Lord who blesses us through His guidance, grace, and strength. 


As we celebrate the birth of our Savior this month, we take time to remember and reflect on what His birth means to us and each other. "BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL." Translated, Immanuel means, "God with us." 


It is this same Person – Jesus Christ – that is the foundation of Malden Catholic. The Xaverian Brothers, walking in faith in Christ, established our school. This Christmas season we celebrate our close-knit community that stands together in faith in one another and in our Savior. I believe this is the foundation of what makes our school so special. It is because of you, it’s because of our Lord and Savior, and it’s because of our faith.  God is with us at Malden Catholic. 


I pray that you and your family find rest, peace, and much joy this holiday season. Please continue to pray for the faculty and staff at Malden Catholic and for each other.  


Thank you again for all your support, 


Merry Christmas! 


John K. Thornburg    

At a Glance

Monday, December 18

Day G

Ugly Christmas Sweater Dress Down Day

Tuesday, December 19

Day F

Advent Prayer Service

Christmas Spirit Dress Down Day

Wednesday, December 20 - Tuesday, January 2

No Classes - Christmas Break

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.

School and College Counseling

AFL-CIO Scholarship Exam at Malden Catholic

Deadline to register: Friday, December 22

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO and affiliated unions are proud to award financial resources each year to high school seniors pursuing trade union programs or college/university study. ­Individual awards range from $500 to $16,000. To qualify, Seniors must take a Labor History exam. Information on the Scholarship and Exam can be found through this link. The exam will be administered during the school day and during

the week of February 6 at Malden Catholic.

Please register for the 2023 - 2024 MA AFL-CIO Scholarship and Labor Education Program Exam through this link. Resources for the exam can be found here:

Junior Class College Planning Kick-off and College Admissions Panel - January 18 at 6 PM

The Junior Class Parent/Guardian College Admissions Panel and Kick-Off event will be held on Thursday, January 18 at 6 PM in the MC cafeteria. This event will include a question-and-answer session with a college admissions panel, provide the framework of the admissions landscape, an overview of the entire college application process, as well as other information that will make applying to college easier.

Transcript Release Forms

All seniors planning to apply to a college with an early to mid-January deadline must complete the Transcript Request Form to guarantee that school counseling materials can be sent out prior to Christmas break. Seniors have access to the form via their Malden Catholic email.

College Acceptances

MC School and College Counseling would like to remind Grade 12 students to update Naviance with college acceptances. Please reach out to Ms. DelGenio with any questions at [email protected].

What's New?

Christmas Spirit Week - 12.18 & 12.19

Student Council will be sponsoring a Christmas Spirit Week including two Dress Down Days on Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19.

Monday, December 18 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Dress Down Day

Students are invited to wear ugly Christmas sweaters to school.

Tuesday, December 19 - Christmas Spirit Dress Down Day

Show your Christmas spirit on Tuesday, December 19 by wearing Christmas colors to school. Students in Grades 10 and 12 are encouraged to wear red clothing, and students in Grades 9 and 11 are encouraged to wear green clothing.

XBSS Student Leadership Retreat Application - Due 12.19

Our Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools Office annually invites each sponsored school to name six Grade 11 student-representatives for a Leadership Retreat which will be held March 3 - 7, 2024 in Connecticut. The retreat intends to inspire a year-long team commitment to service and mission-driven action in the spirit of the Xaverian Brothers.

Grade 11 students who would like to apply can find more information on the qualifications and commitments of an XBSS Leader on the MC website through this link.

Applications can be downloaded here and are due by Tuesday, December 19 to Brother Puccio at [email protected].

Lancers in College Day - 1.4 at 3 PM 

The second annual Lancers in College Day for the MC Classes of 2020 - 2023 will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2024, from 1:30 PM - 4 PM in the cafeteria. We will distribute the 2023 yearbooks and alumni can catch up with former classmates, teachers and administrators. Please register by January 4 through this link. 

MC’s 18th Annual Gala Celebration Tickets on Sale

Tickets for Malden Catholic's 18th annual Gala celebration are selling fast! General admission Gala tickets are $200/person through January 31. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly and the ticket price will increase to $250/ticket on February 1, so be sure to purchase your ticket soon! Please use the attached link to purchase tickets and/or become a sponsor.

What's Happening Around MC?

Grade 10 Retreats

Toy Drive Bike Donation from MC’s National Honor Society

Lancer Santa Toy Drive Pick Up

Grade 9 Student Council

Congratulations to our new Grade 9 Student Council - Presidents Anna White '27 and Cian Morse '27, and Vice Presidents Charlie Crain '27 and Daniel McCobb '27. Way to go!

Model UN Conference

Michael Casey ’25 and Christian Ogata ’25 participated in the 18th annual Model UN Conference as members of the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: The Future of Outer Space Governance Committee. They addressed challenges related to militarization and fostering international cooperation, and Michael Casey won the award for "Best Orator." Way to go!

ALS/MS Walk Check Presentation

This week, Malden Catholic was pleased to present a donation of $5,756.00 to Maura Graham, Walk Director for the Leonard Florence Center for Living ALS/MS Walk for Living. The donation represents Walk registration fees and donations from students, parents, families, and friends.

Thanks to Mrs. Lauren Connolly and Bro. Thomas Puccio for coordinating MC participation through Campus Ministry for a successful event!

Posadas Navideñas Celebration

The MC Foreign Languages Department partnered with Campus Ministry and the Community, Culture and Equity Committee to host the MC Posada Celebration commemorating the events leading up to Jesus' nativity as part of a traditional Mexican Christmas celebration.


Christie Serino Christmas Hockey Tournament - 12.27 to 12.28

An annual tradition, The Malden Catholic community will honor the late Mr. Christie Serino Jr. at the Christie Serino Christmas Hockey Tournament on Wednesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 28 at the Malden Valley Forum. The tournament will start at 5 PM on both days and participants will include MC, East Greenwich High School, St. Mary's High School and Natick High School.

Chris Serino was the Athletic Director and Head Hockey Coach at MC who passed away in October of 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Coach Serino’s determination, commitment and love of the game made the Malden Catholic hockey program one of the best in New England. The Malden Catholic community and hockey world will be forever grateful to Coach Serino.

Winter Sports

Stay updated on the athletics schedule and events by visiting the MC website or subscribing to text alerts through this link.

Senior Athlete 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 fall 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 Assistant Athletics Director, Matthew Blair at [email protected].

Monday, December 18

7:10 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey vs Masconomet

Tuesday, December 19

4 PM Girls Freshman Basketball @ Cambridge Rindge and Latin

4 PM Girls Varsity Indoor Track vs Cardinal Spellman

5:30 PM Girls JV Basketball @ Cambridge Rindge and Latin

7 PM Girls Varsity Basketball @ Cambridge Rindge and Latin

Wednesday, December 20

4:45 PM Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ BC High

5:15 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Peabody HS

6 PM Boys Varsity Wrestling Tri-Meet @ Salem HS

6 PM Girls JV Ice Hockey vs Bishop Feehan

Thursday, December 21

11:30 AM Boys Varsity Swim @ St. John's HS

3:10 PM Boys JV Ice Hockey @ St. John's Prep

4 PM Girls Freshman Basketball @ Burlington HS

4 PM Girls JV Basketball @ Burlington HS

6 PM Girls Varsity Basketball @ Burlington HS

Friday, December 22

1:30 PM Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Boston Latin

3:30 PM Girls Freshman Basketball @ St. Mary's

Saturday, December 23

2 PM Boys Varsity Basketball @ St. Bernard HS (Uncasville, CT)

6 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Nauset Regional HS

7:50 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey vs Pope Francis

Sunday, December 24 - Tuesday, December 26

No events scheduled.

Wednesday, December 27

9 AM Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Pentucket Holiday Tournament

2:40 PM Girls JV Ice Hockey vs Winchester HS

5 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey vs East Greenwich RI, Christie Serino Christmas Tournament

Thursday, December 28

TBA Girls Varsity Basketball @ Millbury HS, Newton South Holiday Tournament

1 PM Boys Basketball Tournament

2:10 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey vs Bishop Fenwick

4:45 PM Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ St. John's Prep at New Balance Track

5&7:30 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Consolation and Championship Game, Christie Serino Christmas Tournament

Friday, December 29

TBA Girls Varsity Basketball @ Newton South Holiday Tournament

10 AM Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Watertown

2:40 PM Girls JV Ice Hockey vs St. Mary's

Saturday, December 30

9:20 AM Boys JV Ice Hockey vs BC High

4:55 PM Boys Freshman Ice Hockey @ St. John's Prep

Sunday, December 31

2 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey vs Burlington HS

Come cheer on the Lancers at MC's Boys Varsity Basketball Christmas tournament on 12.27 and 12.28 at 1 PM in the Doherty Gymnasium!