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President's Update

Dear Families,

As we embrace the season of gratitude this November, I want to express my appreciation for the strength of our school community. The Spiritual Values of the Xaverian Brothers Charism of simplicity, humility, compassion, trust and zeal are woven into all aspects of life at Malden Catholic and we remain committed to individuals who embody our Plus Ultra motto – “More Beyond.” Among these exemplary figures is Ms. Angela Lee P'04, '09.

Ms. Lee, a beloved member of our community for over 42 years, is currently navigating health circumstances that have temporarily kept her away from the classroom, and we extend our thoughts and prayers to her for a quick recovery. Ms. Lee stands as a beacon of service, leadership, and excellence at MC. Beyond the classroom, she has taken on roles as a Department Chair, Student Council Moderator, and advisor to the Brother Gilbert Chapter of the National Honor Society. Her impact echoes in the lasting connections she has made with students, faculty/staff, alumni, and parents. When alumni return after years of being away from Crystal St., they ask, “Is Ms. Lee still here?” They walk down to room 101 to see Ms. Lee dressed in her well-planned outfit, complete with a matching purse and shoes.

As we approach the Thanksgiving season, let us also embrace service opportunities. Until November 15, MC will be participating in the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, where students will be gathering items for donation to the Peabody charity, "Gina's Giving Back." The Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be held on November 21, offering a moment for unity with MC’s student body. Lastly, the Thanksgiving break from November 22 - November 27 provides a well-deserved time for rest and reflection.

May the spirit of Thanksgiving continue to bring us together as a community, and may our prayers act as strength for Ms. Lee and all those bravely facing health challenges, reinforcing the bonds that make our community resilient.


Jeffrey P. Smith '95, P'24, '26

At a Glance

Monday, November 13

Day D

Tuesday, November 14

Day C

Wednesday, November 15

Day B

Praying of the Rosary - 7:25 AM

Senior Yearbook Portraits

Fall Sports Awards Night - 6 PM

Thanksgiving Food Drive Ends

Thursday, November 16

Day A

Weekly Mass - 7:25 AM

Senior Yearbook Portraits

International Thanksgiving - 2:30 PM

Friday, November 17

Day H

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

College Visits

College representatives will continue to visit Malden Catholic until mid-November. We encourage all Grade 11 and Grade 12 students to sign up to meet the representatives 24 hours in advance in Naviance. All college visits are held during lunch in the MC front lobby from 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet the college admissions representatives who will likely be handling future applications. Below is a list of colleges and universities that are currently registered for the upcoming week. Please note that these dates are subject to change. Students should reach out to their school counselor with any questions.

Monday, November 13

Curry College

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Tuesday, November 14

University of Rhode Island

University of Scranton

Friday, November 17

The Catholic University of America

College Affordable Financial Aid Webinar - 11.16 at 6:30 PM

School and College Counseling is pleased to continue our partnership with College Affordable (formerly Campus Bound) to provide all our families with free comprehensive support navigating the college financial aid process. Families can register for all webinars with one click by completing the Family Registration Form.

The next webinar will focus on Financial Literacy for students and will take place on Wednesday, November 16 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Please note that this webinar was originally scheduled for November 17, and all who registered will be automatically moved to the rescheduled date.


Please contact your school counselor with any questions.  

What's New?

Make-A-Wish Ice Cream Fundraiser - 11.14

Over the past few years, the Ice Cream Bon Bons have been a tremendous hit for the holidays, and it's time again for MC's Make-A-Wish Club to partner with Philip R’s Frozen Desserts to benefit Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Bon Bons may be purchased for $17 through this link. Please write your order in the message box with your name, phone number and Malden Catholic.

Orders are due by Tuesday, November 14 and pickup will be on Friday, November 17 from 2:30 PM - 3 PM in MC’s back parking lot. All orders must be prepaid via Venmo to Philip Rotondo - @PhilipRs. If you have any questions, please contact Philip Rotondo at [email protected].

Make-A-Wish Club Volleyball Tournament - 11.14 at 2:30 PM

The last day to sign up for MC’s Make-A-Wish Club Volleyball Tournament will be on Monday, November 13 during lunch periods for $5/player.

The tournament will be held on Tuesday, November 14 at 2:30 PM in the Doherty Gymnasium. Teams will need to register with an already-formed 8-person team, providing the team name and team captain's information. Fees will be collected at the time of registration. The following rules apply: 

  • 8 players must register for each team 
  • No more than 2 varsity volleyball players may be on a team 
  • Teams must have at least 4 players from each Division 
  • Teams may include faculty/staff in place of 1 varsity player 
  • Teams can wear team uniforms (there will be a prize for best uniform) 
  • Donations will be recommended for spectators and all proceeds from the Tournament will go to support Make-A-Wish Massachusetts & Rhode Island  

Thanksgiving Food Drive - through 11.15

MC's Thanksgiving Food Drive will continue through Wednesday, November 15, and MC will be collecting food items for each grade to donate to the Peabody charity, “Gina’s Giving Back.” All donations should be dropped off during homeroom. 


Items Needed by Grade 

  • Freshmen– Boxed Mashed Potatoes and Boxed Stuffing 
  • Sophomores – Cranberry Sauce and Canned Vegetables 
  • Juniors – Large Bottles of Juice and Jars of Gravy 
  • Seniors – Brownie, Cake or Cornbread Mix 


Interested in earning Christian Service hours? Students will earn four hours of service for one of the following:

  • Bring in homemade, individually wrapped baked goods by Wednesday, November 15
  • Help deliver food drive items with “Gina's Giving Back” throughout the week of November 13. Students must provide their own transportation.

If you have any questions, please speak to Mrs. Connolly or Brother Puccio.

Hugh O'Brien Leadership Seminar Essay - Due 11.15

The 2024 MA HOBY (Massachusetts Hugh O’Brien Leadership Seminar) will be held in person at Bentley University on June 9-11, 2023. Four seats for students in Grade 10 are currently available (2 for boys and 2 for girls) to represent Malden Catholic at the event.

To apply, please write a 500-word essay on the following topic: “Describe the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a leader at Malden Catholic and the community.”  Essays are due to the Mrs. Reardon's office by Wednesday, November 15. They can be brought to Mrs. Reardon's office or emailed to her at [email protected].


The winners will be notified on November 17. Please apply only if you can commit to attending on the June 7-9 dates. For more information about HOBY, please visit: https://hobyma.org/.

Senior Yearbook Portraits - 11.15 & 11.16 at MC

Seniors who have not had their yearbook photograph taken by Prestige Photography will have an opportunity to have their yearbook photo taken at Malden Catholic on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday November 16 between 8 AM and 2 PM. There is no cost for this yearbook only sitting.

Yearbook Portraits Dress Code Requirements:

  • Girls Division - A plain blouse must be worn with a modest neckline. Cosmetics should be used sparingly.
  • Boys Division - A dress shirt and tie must be worn. A suit jacket/blazer is encouraged but not required. Hair should be trimmed and must be clean-shaven.

Instructions to Select Senior Portrait Yearbook Image online: 

  1. Go to shop.prestigeportraits.com and create an account, if you have not done so already. 
  2. Enter your specific Session ID & Access Code numbers provided to you on the proof sheet of images, or on the receipt from the photographer. (Check for emails from Prestige as well and if you do not have that information, contact Mrs. Jeannine Reardon for your session ID/access code. 
  3. Once on the home page, select View Portrait Proofs tab (under Get Started Here) to view images and select a yearbook choice. The "Select Your Yearbook Image" will be front and center at the top of the website above the images/proofs. 


Please note, after the online pose selection deadline has passed, this option will no longer be available. 

Save the Date for MC's Annual Gala - 4.6 at 6 PM 

Please mark your calendar for Malden Catholic's 18th Annual Gala which will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 6 PM at Encore Boston Harbor. More details for this amazing evening will be announced soon!

Please visit our Gala website through this link for more information. 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!

What's Happening Around MC?

Veteran's Day Tribute

Malden Catholic prepared a tribute video to honor all who have served in our Armed Forces. We would also like to thank the MC alumni who are listed in this special MC catalog for making the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The catalog can be viewed through this link.

Dia de Los Muertos Kites

Last week, students in MC's Spanish II Class created colorful themed kites from delicate tissue paper in honor of the tradition of All Saints Day in Guatemala, which has served as a powerful symbol representing the Day of the Dead and the profound veneration of their ancestors.

MC Parent Club: “An Evening of the Arts”

MC was pleased to host “An Evening of the Arts” last week for MC’s Parent Club, faculty/staff, and guests. The event showcased inspiring artwork from MC students, Br. Rice, and the featured artist, Youveline Joseph.

Youveline Joseph, born in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and a graduate of Suffolk University, was our featured guest artist. Her work is displayed along MC's Marilyn's Way, located on the first floor corridor of the Girls Division.

Youveline captivated the audience with both her words and art. She shared her personal journey to becoming an artist, discussing the inspiration behind her work, which focuses on displaying the beauty and diversity of the African Diaspora. She has been dubbed “New England’s Cowrie Shell Artist.”

The event featured two different art forms, making the exhibit a memorable experience, complemented by wine and sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres.

We extend our gratitude to Youveline for allowing MC to showcase her beautiful pieces of art!

Joey Fund Film Premiere

Ten Malden Catholic seniors assisted at the 39th Annual Joey O’Donnell Film Premiere of “The Holdovers.” The event, attended by over 500 patrons in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is coordinated by Malden Catholic alumnus Mr. Joe O’Donnell ’62 and his wife Kathy, in memory of their son Joey. The Film Premiere and other Joey Fund events over the past 38 years have raised over $150 million to advance the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s vision of a cure for every person with this terrible disease. MC students volunteer annually to help at the event.


Varsity Cheer Wins 1st Place at the Cape Ann League Cheer Competition!

Congratulations to MC Varsity Cheer for their 1st Place win at the Cape Ann League Championship last weekend! Their performance earned them a spot at the upcoming Regional MSAA North Championship. MC's JV team also secured a remarkable top 3 finish. Way to go, Lancers!

Alumni Fun Run - 11.25 at 11 AM

The 37th annual Alumni Fun Run will take place on the Brother Myles Track on Saturday, November 25 at 11 AM. All alumni, family and friends are invited to participate for this 2-mile race and/or to come cheer on the runners! Please register through this link.

Fall Sports

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

The MIAA Tournament pairings have been released, and you can find updated information for postseason events at the following link: MIAA Tournament Information.

Fall Sports Awards Night - 11.15 at 6 PM

The Fall Sports Awards Night will be held on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 PM in the Doherty Gymnasium followed by team award breakout rooms. Students must be in Mass attire for the event.

Winter Sports Registration - 11.21

Registration for Malden Catholic winter sports is now open. All parents/guardians must register students through Arbiter Sports using this link. The deadline to register is November 21 at 12 PM, and tryouts start on November 27.