President's Update
Dear Families,

Cardinal Seán O’Malley presided over our Mass last week. It was the high point of our Catholic Schools Week celebration for our community. Our entire school came together to worship and give thanks for our Catholic traditions, which play an instrumental role in transforming our students’ lives. Mr. Bucchino, Boys Division Leader, said, “It was probably the best Mass in MC's history.” Given that he is a 1971 graduate and spent over 40 years at MC, that says a lot!

The Gospel reading came from Matthew 25, where Jesus tells a parable about helping those in need – the hungry, thirsty, homeless, naked, sick and visiting those in prison. He says, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” The point of the story is that when we minister to the needs of others, we are not only acting like Jesus, but also could very well be ministering to Him. 
The Cardinal illustrated this lesson with a story. There once was a man who lived on the side of a mountain. From his home, he had an excellent view, including a popular beach on the ocean. One day, while there were many beachgoers, he noticed a giant incoming wave (tsunami). He yelled and shouted at the people below, but they could not hear him. At wit’s end, he set his house on fire, hoping the people below would see it.
They did, and many left the beach -- racing up the mountain to help put out the fire. The tsunami swallowed those that remained behind and were never seen again. The Cardinal made the point that the people focused on the needs of others saved themselves. It was a powerful story that calls us to heed Philippians 2:4, which states, “Let each of you look not only to your interests but also the interests of others.”

Over the years, you may have heard of Rudy Favard, a very special 2011 Malden Catholic graduate. While at MC, Rudy exemplified Matthew 25 through his actions to help a local family with a disabled child. I would encourage you to watch the documentary A Simple Act if you are not familiar with this story. It is not only an amazing and touching illustration of love and contribution, but it also demonstrates the difference Malden Catholic makes in the lives of others. Here is the link to the documentary -

May we each day encourage each other to love and minister good deeds to all (Hebrews 10:24).

John Thornburg
At a Glance
Monday, February 6
Day F

Tuesday, February 7
Day E

Wednesday, February 8
Day D
Praying of the Rosary - 7:25 AM
MC Parent Club Social: Trivia Night - 6:30 PM

Thursday, February 9
Day C
NHS Induction Ceremony - 6:30 PM

Friday, February 10
Day B
Weekly Mass - 7:20 AM
Please note: We will have TWO DELAYED OPENINGS on Monday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 15. On these two days, classes will begin at 9 AM and LBK transportation will run on its normal schedule.
MC Attendance Policy
Due to an increased number of absences and tardiness, MC Administrators ask that you review the Attendance Policy. We have included additional details regarding the policy and proper procedures for contacting the Main Office. 

Dismissal Policy
Students who do not feel well need to report to the MC Nurse’s Office. One of the nurses will call parents if a student’s condition warrants dismissal. MC students should not be calling their parents to come and dismiss them if they feel ill. Students must be seen by one of the MC Nurses first. Thank you for your understanding.
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, as well as update their Naviance account with all college decisions (acceptances, deferred, wait listed and denied). Please reach out to Mrs. DelGenio with any questions at [email protected].
What's New?
MC Parent Club Social: Trivia Night - 2.8 at 6:30 PM
All MC parents are invited to attend the MC Parent Club Social: Trivia Night on Wednesday, February 8 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM in the cafeteria. Parents are encouraged to bring food for a "table potluck" where food will be shared amongst your table group only. Beer/wine, soda, water and paper products will be provided.

Sign up by contacting Jeannine Reardon at [email protected] with your name, student’s year of graduation, and parent email address. Please indicate if you will be signing up as a group (groups consist of 4-6 people - please indicate the group you are joining if applicable) or an individual. Those who do not have a group will be assigned one at the event
Class Rings - Orders are open until 2.8
Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to order a Malden Catholic class ring during Balfour's three-week sale from January 18 - February 8.
Choose a ring style through this link and place all orders through Balfour's designated site for Malden Catholic here. If you are unsure of your ring size, please print out the Balfour Ring Sizer instructions or stop by a local jewelry store to get a correct size.
If you have any questions regarding ordering your Class Rings, please call the local Balfour Sales Office at 401-467-7018 or email [email protected].
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - 2.9 at 6:30 PM
The induction ceremony for the newly accepted members of the National Honor Society will be held on February 9 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. The ceremony will be live-streamed on MC's YouTube live channel. We look forward to welcoming in the new NHS members and celebrating their accomplishments!
Make-A-Wish Dress Down Day - 2.13
MC's Make-A-Wish Club will be sponsoring a Pajama Themed Dress Down Day on Monday, February 13. Please bring a $5 donation if you would like to participate. Please note: All Dress Down Days must follow Dress Down Day protocol which can be found on our website at
Mission of Deeds Annual Buy-a-Bed - 2.13 to 3.10
For many years, Malden Catholic has collaborated with Mission of Deeds as a service site for our student volunteers in support of the annual Buy-a-Bed campaign. Mission of Deeds is a non-profit charitable organization in Reading that gives beds, furniture and household items, free of charge, to people in need in over 90 Boston-North communities.
Members of Malden Catholic's Campus Ministry team are inviting MC students to support this year’s Buy-a-Bed Drive by donating any amount to the charity in Theology class by March 10. Theology teachers will accept daily cash donations. Every contribution goes a long way toward buying a bed. Let’s see which Theology class can contribute the most!
Accepted Students Rally - 2.16 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
The Accepted Students Rally will be held on Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the MC gymnasium for over 200 incoming students and their families. We are very excited about welcoming the Class of 2027 into the Malden Catholic family!
We are looking for MC parents and students who would like to sign up to assist with the Rally. If you would like to be added to the volunteer list, please sign up through the following SignUpGenius link.
MC Make-A-Wish Club & Parent Club St. Patrick's Day Celebration - 3.10 at 7 PM
Malden Catholic’s Make-A-Wish Club and Parent Club are teaming up for a fun St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Irish American Club in Malden on Friday, March 10 from 7 PM - 11 PM. This 18+ event will include live music by local musicians (The Emersons, Eamonn Sheehan and Ned Rhinelander), Irish Step Dancer’s, DJ Scott Elias in addition to a photobooth, appetizers, raffles and a cash bar. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish ® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Kids for Wish Kids Program. Tickets can be purchased through the following Eventbrite link for $30 each (+ $3.85 Eventbrite fees). Don't forget to wear your green!

Please contact Brother Thomas Puccio with any questions at [email protected].
Women's Day of Recollection - Save the Date - 3.26 at 11 AM 
The annual MC Women's Day of Recollection will be held on Sunday, March 26, from 11 AM - 3 PM. Campus Ministry along with the moms of Malden Catholic traditionally plan and host the event. The Day of Recollection features a speaker, a Mass and luncheon along with relaxing opportunities to pause to socialize, reflect and pray. Tickets will go on sale by mid-February. Please contact Brother Puccio at [email protected] with any questions.
What's Happening Around MC?
Catholic Schools Week Mass with
Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap.
Robotics Club
Lancers United
Ski Club
Malden Catholic Nurturing Students Who Thrive
Check out the article from the Catholic Schools Week edition of The Boston Pilot written by Brother Puccio entitled, "Malden Catholic Nurturing Students Who Thrive."
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Congratulations to Leyna Nguyen '25 and Christian Ogata '25 for receiving recognition from their submissions to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Leyna received a Silver Key for her self-portrait drawing, and Christian received a Gold Key for his short story, In Westchester Park. Christian's story will continue on to compete at the national level. Way to go!
Winter Sports
Senior Banners may be purchased from Dracut Threads through this link. Please note that banners require a two-week turnaround so please order soon! The banners will be hung for the winter season and then hung outside with the senior banners from all the seasons. The seniors will then be able to take their banners home following graduation.
Stay up to date on all athletic events, changes and postponements by signing up for alerts at: and follow us on Twitter @mcathletics1
Monday, February 6
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ Girls Catholic Conference
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Home vs Bishop Guertin High School
5:00 PM Girls JV Basketball Home vs Bedford
6:00 PM Varsity Wrestling @ BC-H
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball Home vs Bedford

Tuesday, February 7
No events scheduled

Wednesday, February 8
5:00 PM Girls JV Basketball @ Georgetown MS/HS
6:10 PM Girls JV Ice Hockey Home vs Longmeadow HS
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball @ Georgetown MS/HS

Thursday, February 9
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Boston Latin Academy
5:00 PM Boys Freshman Ice Hockey @ Boston College High School
6:15 PM Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Boston College HS

Friday, February 10
3:30 PM Girls Freshman Basketball Everett HS Home
5:00 PM Girls JV Basketball Everett HS Home
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball Everett HS (Senior Night) Home

Saturday, February 11
TBA Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Wrestling Sectionals
10:30 AM Boys Freshman Ice Hockey Home vs St. John's Prep
12:00 PM Boys Freshman Basketball Home vs The St. Bernard School (CT)
1:30 PM Boys JV Basketball Home vs The St. Bernard School (CT)
2:00 PM Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Falmouth HS
3:00 PM Boys Varsity Basketball Home vs The St. Bernard School (CT)
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Falmouth HS
7:40 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Archbishop Williams HS/MS

Sunday, February 12
9:20 AM Girls JV Ice Hockey Belmont HS Home
10:00 AM Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Xaverian Brothers High School
11:30 AM Boys Freshman Ice Hockey @ Xaverian Brothers High School
MCAA Alumni Get-Together