President's Update
Dear Families,

We held our All Saints Day Mass this past week. Our wonderful school community came together as we commemorated All Saints Day with worship and in celebration of those who have come before us. Our Campus Ministry team did a great job leading the event, and MC students, as always, did a remarkable job with the readings and prayer. Under Dr. Tamagini’s direction, the choir also led us beautifully in song. 

In the Mass, Psalm 24 served to lead our responsive reading. After each lesson, the community responded, “Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.” I reflected on this statement and what it meant for me and for our school. I found it compelling to consider how we can better understand God and see Him more frequently in our “attentiveness, simplicity, flexibility and openness to the common, unspectacular flow of everyday life (which taken from A Description of the Xaverian Charism). 

A story came to mind that I heard several years ago. After World War II, much of England was destroyed by German’s Blitzkrieg. Years of regular bombings had burned down buildings. For some, food was scarce and it was hard to find enough to eat. Early one morning, an American soldier saw a little boy with his face pressed against a bakery window. The soldier could see that the boy was hungry and wished he could have some of the freshly baked bread. The soldier went into the bakery, purchased some bread and then came out and gave it to the desperately hungry little boy.

As the soldier walked away, the child pulled at his coattails. The soldier turned and the little boy in earnest asked, “Mister ... are you, God?”

We are always more like God when we are sensitive and attentive to the needs of others. For me, the response to this week’s Psalm was a prayer for our school community to continue to think of others and look out for the needs of other people. By our Xaverian charism, we are called to act as “true brothers and sisters who welcome others and accompany them in the joys and sorrows of their lives.”

Thank you for your support,

John K. Thornburg
At a Glance
Monday, November 7
Day H
Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins

Tuesday, November 8
Day G

Wednesday, November 9
Day F
Quarter One Report Cards Emailed
Praying of the Rosary - 7:25 AM

Thursday, November 10
Day E
Parent/Teacher Conferences - 3 PM & 6:30 PM

Friday, November 11
No School/Offices Closed - Veterans Day
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.

Monday, November 7
Iona University

Tuesday, November 8
Framingham State University

Wednesday, November 9
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Wheaton College

Thursday, November 10
Saint Leo University
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?
Thanksgiving Food Drive - 11.7 to 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.
Parent/Teacher Conferences - 11.10 at 3 PM & 6:30 PM
Malden Catholic parents are strongly encouraged to attend Parent/Teacher conferences to discuss their student's progress on Thursday, November 10 in the gymnasium. Parents may attend either the first session from 3 - 5 PM or the second session which will be from 6:30 - 8 PM. Please bring a copy of your student's schedule including teacher names.
"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.
What's Happening Around MC?
Halloween Costume Day
All Saints Mass
Physics Class
99 News
Pizza and Prayer
Halloween Homeroom Door Decorating Contest
Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day
A group of MC Girls Division students attended UMass Amherst's Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day. At the event, students participated in engineering/computing activities, heard from panel experts and learned about industry careers and job opportunities.
October Math Team Top Performers
Congratulations to Christian Ogata '25 and Xinyang Xie '26 who were MC’s top scorers in the October Math League contest. All MC students are welcome to compete in the next contest which will be held after school on Tuesday, November 15.
Student Artwork
Students in MC's Studio Art II class made plaster masks for Halloween as part of an assignment to practice their form-making skills. Take a look at the stunning works of art that are displayed outside the art room. Great job!
Maggie White '24
Olivia Diller '25
Joseph Laudanno '25
Buckley Moody '24
MC Open House Small Group Tours and Presentations
Malden Catholic is currently hosting small group tours and presentations for the Class of 2027 parents and students, and currently, December 6 still has seats available. If you know of any perspective incoming families that would like to have a tour and learn more about MC by hearing from our Administrators and current parents and students, please have them register through their Ravenna account or contact Mrs. Mustone at [email protected].
The Malden Catholic Fund
The Malden Catholic Fund benefits every student and makes it possible to continually enhance academic innovation, arts and athletic programming, faculty excellence, tuition assistance and scholarships at our school. Our goal is to raise $1.2M for the Malden Catholic Fund, with our current families contributing $100,000 of this amount.
This year, Sallyann (Dimeco) Fama GC '56 and Dr. Eugene Fama '56, the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences, have offered to match the first $100,000 of parent gifts. Like you, Sallyann and Dr. Fama, who is often called "the father of modern finance," believe in Malden Catholic and know that a gift/investment today will enhance your Lancer’s future.
Fall Sports
Fall Sports Award Night
Fall Sports Award Night will be held at MC on Wednesday, November 16 from 6 PM - 8 PM.
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.
Registration for Malden Catholic winter sports is now open. All parents/guardians must register students through Family ID at by November 21.
Blackout Pep Rally/Football Game
Congratulations to Mia Waldron '26 who took first place at the Girls Catholic Conference Championships this past week with a blazing time of 20:57. Way to go!
Michael Cagno '23
Madelyn Ragucci '23
October Student Athletes of the Month
Senior Captain Michael Cagno '23, is an instrumental component to the success of the soccer program this fall and a terrific asset and representation of Malden Catholic. Coach Elias said, “Michael has played a huge part of the team's success this month and season. More importantly, Michael is not the most verbal player on the field, but his presence is felt. His major tribute to the team is his leadership both on and off the field. Throughout the month anytime a coach needed assistance we always turned to Michael for help. He was always the first on the field and the last to leave, and is looked up to by the team.” Congratulations, Michael!
A terrific multi-sport athlete and epitome of a Malden Catholic student-athlete, Madelyn Ragucci '23 is our October Lancer Athlete of the month for the Girls Division. Coach Viola said, “Maddie is a great student, honor grades, true team leader on and off the field and is looked up to by her teammates.” Coach Viola went on to say that he respects all Maddie brings to the team - she is an independent thinker and truly a team player - always doing whatever it takes for the team to be in the best position to succeed. Congratulations, Maddie!
October Student Lancers of the Month
As one of the captains for the cross-country team, Ava Visconti '24 is seen as a leader and strong runner who had a terrific October. Coach Leone said, “Ava is well deserving of this honor. She has been an intricate part of the team. She has placed consistently in the top five scoring positions for the team at each meet and her commitment to cross country shows as she had a huge time improvement of 1 minute 32 seconds at Pine Banks.” Coach Leone went on to say that “Ava does it all - she has organized workouts on weekends and motivates each runner every day to strive for their best. Ava is always ready for practice on time, works hard, and never makes excuses.” Congratulations, Ava!
Ava Visconti '24
Kevin Humphrey '23, a four-year member of the cross-country team, has had an amazing October. Coach Belliveau said, “Kevin has made steady and significant progress throughout the season. He is the only runner on the team who has set a personal best at every race this season – even as the courses have become more challenging. His performances culminated with Kevin being the team’s top varsity finisher at the Catholic Conference Championship last week.” Kevin’s success can be directly attributed to the hard work that he puts in at each practice and the competitive spirit that he demonstrates at every competition. Congratulations, Kevin!
Kevin Humphrey '23