President's Update
Dear Families,

The Coolidge Reservation, located just north of Manchester-by-the-Sea, offers several trails within its 64 acres. Some trails loop through the densely wooded forest, while others lead to sandy beaches along the ocean. One trail though, is only open a few days out of the week – the Ocean Lawn Trail. My wife and I ventured out during one of our warmer-than-usual fall days when this particular trail was open.

The Ocean Lawn Trail is worth a visit. We were instantly greeted with several acres of a well-manicured lawn that runs up from the ocean’s shore. The lawn offers wide, open vistas that are mesmerizing. It allows you to see for miles along the North Shore and enjoy one-of-a-kind views of the Atlntic. My wife and I were immediately caught up in the quiet beauty as we slowly strolled about the grounds.

There is another visitor that frequents this area as well – the Canada goose. We saw several flocks make their rounds eating the grass and enjoying this relatively safe resting area. At first, we felt as if the presence of the geese added to the surreal environment. However, after we started tracking through the droppings left by the geese, our attitude changed. The entire lawn was littered with droppings!

Our focus switched from enjoying the view to watching where we stepped to avoid soiling our shoes. After several minutes, my wife commented, “It’s hard to take in the view while trying not to step in anything.” The beauty of where we were - had been lost as a result of the obstacles we were trying to avoid on the path. We could not enjoy the moment due to the unforeseen challenge in front of us.

I reflected on how often the goodness of God’s grace provided to us each day can be lost when we encounter life’s challenges. Lamentations says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (3:22-23). As Saint Julie Billiart (Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur) often said, “How good is the good God!”

Our Xaverian charism calls us to be contemplative, which means taking time to look up from your focus on the “goose droppings” and reflect on our relationship with God.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Thank you for your support,

John Thornburg
At a Glance
Monday, November 14
Day D

Tuesday, November 15
Day C

Wednesday, November 16
Day B
Delayed Start - 9:00 AM
Fall Sports Award Night - 6 PM

Thursday, November 17
Day A
International Student Thanksgiving - 2:30 PM

Friday, November 18
Day H
Weekly Mass - 7:20 AM
Godspell Drama Production - 7 PM

Saturday, November 19
Godspell Drama Production - 7 PM

Sunday, November 20
Godspell Drama Production - 4 PM
School and College Counseling
College Visits
College representatives have been visiting MC on assigned days beginning at 2:25 PM and will continue to visit until early December. We encourage all Grade 11 and Grade 12 students to sign up to meet the representatives in advance in Naviance or with their school counselor.

Wednesday, November 16
Franklin Pierce University – Room 130

Please note that this visit will be canceled if school counselors do not receive any student registrations by Monday, November 14.
Saint Anslem College Visit
A representative from Saint Anselm College will be conducting one-on-one interviews for all interested juniors and seniors on Tuesday, November 15. Interested students must sign up with their school counselor.

Financial Aid Webinar
MEFA, the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, will be hosting live Financial Aid 101 webinars on a weekly basis from September 28 through early December this year. Webinars will occur during both daytime and evening hours, featuring subject matter experts from MEFA. Families can view webinar dates and times and register on

Transcript Release Forms
Seniors can access Transcript Release Forms on the MC website through this link.
What's New?
Veterans Day Tribute
Malden Catholic students 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.
Godspell Drama Production - 11.18, 11.19, and 11.20
MC's Drama Club will be performing "Godspell" in the Thomas '66 and Olivia McDonough Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 18 at 7 PM, Saturday, November 19 at 7 PM and Sunday, November 20 at 4 PM. Tickets may be purchased through the attached Eventbrite link and will be sold as General Admission with seats available on a first come, first served basis. A couple of the performances are nearly sold out, so be sure to purchase tickets soon!
Thanksgiving Food Drive - through 11.21
MC's Thanksgiving Food Drive has begun! The Food Drive will run from Monday, November 7 to November 21, 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 – Gallon-sized Ziplock Bags and Brownie or Cornbread Mix

Interested in doing more? You can also donate money for the purchase of gift cards for turkeys in the boxes located in the main lobby or Campus Ministry. If you have any questions, please speak to Mrs. Connolly or Brother Puccio.
Hugh O'Brien Leadership Seminar Essay - Due 11.21
The 2023 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 School Counseling office by Tuesday, November 21. They can be brought to Mrs. DelGenio’s office or emailed to her at [email protected] .
The winners will be selected by the School Counseling Office and Administration. Students will be notified on November 29. Please apply only if you can commit to attending on the June 9-11 dates. For more information about HOBY, please visit:
Make-A-Wish Ice Cream Fundraiser - 11.18
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 Make-A-Wish Club to partner with Philip R’s Frozen Desserts to help grant #MCWishYear5. Bon Bons may be purchased for $16 through this link. Please write your order in the message box with your name, phone number and Malden Catholic.

Orders are due by Friday, November 18 and pickup will be on Tuesday, November 22 at 2:15 PM in the 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].
Delayed Start of School - 11.29 at 9 AM
Please note that there will be a delayed opening for a Faculty Meeting on Tuesday November 29. School will begin at 9 AM, and LBK transportation will run on its normal schedule.
Boston Archdiocese March for Life - 1.19 to 1.23
The Boston Archdiocese Pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington D.C. will be held on January 19 - January 21, 2023. The cost to attend is $250 which covers transportation, two nights' stay at a hotel in Alexandria, VA, and five meals. This pilgrimage has been conducted by the Archdiocese for over twenty years and has proved to be an inspirational experience where students joyfully and prayerfully celebrate every person's dignity, born or unborn. Please contact Mr. Stanton at [email protected] for more information.  
What's Happening Around MC?
Engineering Class
National Honor Society New Officers
Amore Club Bake Sale
AP Physics Motion Lab
Joey Fund Film Premiere 
Ten Malden Catholic seniors assisted at the 38th Annual Joey O’Donnell Film Premiere of “The Swimmers” at the Revere Hotel, Boston, and at the Boston Common AMC Theater. 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 37 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.
Lynch Foundation Family Survey – State of the Schools 
Sunday, November 13 is the final opportunity to participate in the Lynch Foundation survey which is collecting responses for its "State of the Schools" report regarding the reasons families choose Catholic schools. The anonymous survey also inquires about current parent satisfaction and likelihood to stay enrolled. If you are interested, please take a moment and complete the attached survey.
Fall Sports
Fall Sports Award Night

Fall Sports Senior Night Photos
MC Public Photo Albums have been updated with photos from Fall Sports Senior Nights. Check them out on our SmugMug account (password - maldencatholic99). The SmugMug photos will be updated each week, so please check back periodically for more photos!

MIAA Tournaments
MIAA Tournaments are starting soon with seedings coming out this week and information including brackets can be found on the MIAA website here.
2022 Northern Conference
Fall Cheering Co-Ed Champions
Girls Swim Team
MIAA Sectionals at WPI
Winter Sports
Registration for Malden Catholic winter sports is now open. In order to participate in tryouts on November 28, all parents/guardians must register students through Family ID at by November 21.