President's Update
Dear Families,

One of our Seniors, Grace Damico '23, spoke to our faculty and staff regarding the topic of leadership and how she believes students can support the entire MC community by embodying leadership principles throughout the year. Grace did an outstanding job and I thought our community would benefit from her words:

"Being part of the Xaverian Brothers network, Malden Catholic is called to live out the values of simplicity, humility, compassion, trust and zeal. However, to truly embody the sum of those values, one must become a leader.
The parable of the Lost Sheep is about a Shepherd who leaves a pack of ninety sheep in search of one. Its purpose is to show the reader that God, the Shepherd, will always search high and low for a sinner, the sheep, in the hopes of bringing him back into the fold, the pack of 99. It’s a beautiful story and shows us a lot about God’s nature; however, if you had asked me a few months ago, I would have told you this story was beautiful for everyone but the herd.
I firmly believed that the parable represented a story of God’s nature and the world’s reality. In my eyes, the world was divided between the herd and the single sheep, and I always believed I was a part of the herd. I felt as if I could work hard, do as I was told, be exactly what I was asked to be, and yet, similar to the herd, be left for someone I perceived wasn’t doing as much. I found it utterly unfair to sit back and accept this because, in some manner, I felt as if I was being reduced.
But with the help of my AP Seminar class, who had the pleasure of hearing me rant about this parable over a dozen times last year, I came to a deeper understanding of God’s nature and how we are called to act. This parable is not intended to divide us into either sheep or herd but rather to show us that we should all strive to be the shepherd or, in other words, act and lead like Jesus.
The simple, humble shepherd, an individual with the zeal to wake up every morning with a direction in which he hopes to guide his herd, the compassion to search for a stray sheep, and the ability to inspire trust that he would return to them. This is a leader.
A leader has the passion and drive to envision a better future and help create it. A leader inspires and motivates those around them to do better and be better, yet also commits to supporting them when they fall.
While I believe we all can, you do not need to change the world to be a leader. But you do need the passion and drive to start. In choosing to be a leader, every one of us can improve the environment around us. So, start today.
I invite the Malden Catholic Seniors to consider the following: create that club you’ve been meaning to since Freshman year. Speak out against any purposeful wrongdoings of your classmates. Take the initiative in your college search and essay building. Act as a mentor and friend to our incoming Freshman. Work towards creating healthy habits for both your physical and mental self. Leading starts with the consistency of the little things. Begin leading yourself to forge a new path in which you can grow, not only as a student and friend but also as an individual.
So, just as a Shepard can embody and live a leader’s values through simplicity, humility, compassion, trust, and zeal, we, too, the Malden Catholic Class of 2023, can shepherd our school as leaders into this upcoming school year.

Grace Damico '23
At a Glance
Monday, September 12
Day E

Tuesday, September 13
Day D
Senior College Planning Night- 6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 14
Day C
Praying of the Rosary - 7:25 AM
Sophomore Parent Night - 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 15
Day B

Friday, September 16
Day A
Mass of the Holy Spirit - 1:15 PM (Mass attire required)
School and College Counseling
College Visits
College representatives will begin visiting MC on Monday, September 12 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, September 12
Rhode Island College
Saint Anselm College

Tuesday, September 13
Boston University
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Wednesday, September 14
College of the Holy Cross
Vanderbilt University

Thursday, September 15
Keene State College

Friday, September 16
University of New Hampshire
What's New?
School Drop Off Safety Reminder
In order to ensure the safety of our students, please be aware and mindful of busy stop-and-go traffic near Malden Catholic. Be sure to take extra caution around Door #11 which is near the rotary. As a reminder, state law prohibits the passing of school buses when bus lights are flashing and the STOP sign is extended.

Please note that girls should be dropped off at Door #1 and boys should be dropped off at Door #11. All students arriving after 8 AM should enter through Door #1.
Malden Catholic Mobile App
Malden Catholic has added a mobile app to provide a convenient way to access MC information, events and calendar links. You can customize the app and the links so that the page suits your needs. Please note that student absences can also be shared with school Administrators through the app.

Please download the MC Mobile App today!
2022 - 2023 Mini Calendar
The MC Mini Calendar has been created to layout the full school year at a glance for the community. The calendar is a quick reference but we would like to remind families that our online calendar, which is also available on the MC Mobile App is the most accurate. You may download the mini calendar here or pick up a hard copy at the MC front desk.
MC Lawn Signs
We would like to thank each and every family for your incredible generosity in supporting MC! As part of our Admissions efforts, parent volunteers will begin to distribute Open House lawn signs to family homes in and around towns that surround Malden Catholic. If you receive a lawn sign, please display the sign proudly over the next few months to promote MC to incoming families.

If you would rather not participate in the hosting a lawn sign, contact Mrs. Mea Mustone P ’26 ’24 [email protected] to have your name removed from our distribution list. Thank you for your support!
Senior College Planning Night - 9.13 at 6:30 PM
Malden Catholic’s School and College Counseling will present a Senior College Planning overview for parents and students on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria. Topics will include an overview of the college planning timeline, important dates, and deadlines. The slide presentation and any handouts will be emailed out to seniors and guardians after the event.
Sophomore Parent Night - 9.14 at 6:30 PM
All sophomore parents are invited to Sophomore Parent Night on Wednesday, September 14 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM for a discussion regarding details of the upcoming school year.
ALS/MS Walk for Living - 9.18 at 10 AM
Join us for the 14th Annual ALS/MS Walk for Living on September 18 at 10 AM which will be held at 165 Captains Row, Admiral's Hill, in Chelsea. This will be Malden Catholic’s 9th consecutive year of participation in support of the Leonard-Florence Center for Living. Every dollar raised goes directly to support the financial needs of the Center, which provides 24/7 care for those living with ALS or Multiple Sclerosis. 

Students may register either at school with their $20 cash donation, or parents may register them through Eventbrite. T-shirts for those who register by Monday, September 12, will be distributed at MC on Thursday and Friday, September 15 - 16. Please be sure to select your t-shirt size at checkout under "add-ons."

A bus has been scheduled to transport students to the event. Students who would like to sign up for the bus must do so during school lunches by Monday, September 12. Buses will depart from MC at 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 18 and will return by 1 PM. Those driving separately should plan to arrive at Admirals’ Hill between 9:00 and 9:45 AM. 
Lancers of Golf - 9.19 at 12:30 PM
The 36th Annual Malden Catholic Golf Classic – The Lancers of Golf Tournament is SOLD OUT. If you would like to reserve a spot on our waitlist, please contact Sarah P. Hamilton, Esq. P ’22 at [email protected].
Back to School Night - 9.22 at 6:30 PM
All MC parents and students are invited to attend Back to School Night on Thursday, September 22 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Parents will go from classroom to classroom, moving through their student's schedule to review the curricula and meet the teachers. Parents are asked to bring a copy of their student's schedule to the event if at all possible.
Thomas '66 and Olivia McDonough Performing Arts Center Dedication - 9.24 at 1 PM
Join us for the official grand opening of The Thomas '66 & Olivia McDonough Performing Arts Center Dedication on Saturday, September 24 at 1 PM.
The event will include performances from our Malden Catholic Choir and Dance Company, along with comments from the McDonough family who made all of this possible for our school. A light reception with refreshments will follow in the cafeteria. Space is limited, so please sign up through this Eventbrite link by Friday, September 9.
LancerPalooza/Homecoming - 9.30 at 3:30 PM
MC students and members of the community are invited to join us for the 4th annual LancerPalooza event that will be held on Friday, September 30 in back of the school from 3:30 - 6:00 PM. Tickets will be distributed to all MC students during home room for spending on a variety food trucks. LancerPalooza will also feature games, contests and entertainment.

All attendees are then encouraged to cheer on the Lancers at 6 PM for the football game against Nashoba Regional High School. Members of the MC community including parents, siblings and alumni are also invited to join in the fun!
What's Happening Around MC?
First Week of School
MC had a successful first week of school and it was a pleasure to have students back in the building as we begin the 2022 - 2023 school year!
Christian Service Volunteer Opportunities
Malden Catholic students are required to perform an increasing amount of Christian Service hours each year. Throughout the year, students are asked to record their hours on the Mobile Serve app. Campus Ministry has created a Christian Service Google Classroom page that will list volunteer service opportunities. Please use the class code: g4f3idj.
Weekly Student Mass and Praying the Rosary
We had a wonderful group of students gather in the Brother Thomas Puccio C.F.X. Chapel for the first Friday morning Mass of the year.

Throughout the year, MC students are welcome to join Campus Ministry in the Brother Thomas Puccio C.F.X. Chapel on Wednesdays at 7:20 AM for Praying the Rosary and for Mass on Fridays at 7:20 AM.
MC Parent Club Volunteer Opportunities
At the heart of every successful school, you will find parents who give freely of their time to promote social activities, to perpetuate traditions, to encourage enrollment and to support a culture of philanthropy. 

Our Malden Catholic Parent Club seeks to do all of these things. Through the assistance of MC staff members, we will look to our generous parents to help us in five key areas: Admissions, Advancement, General Assistance, and Events.

As the school year begins, we encourage all of our parents to become involved and join us as a volunteer for our various events and opportunities. 
Please send the parent volunteer form to Mrs. Jeannine Reardon Esq. GC’89 P’23 at [email protected] to be added to the list of parent volunteers for the following:

MC Parent Club Facebook Moderator
  • Assist with FB Page membership, content and questions from parents

Student/Parent Engagement and Spiritual Development
  • Freshman BBQ - September 10
  • LancerPalooza - September 30
  • Women’s Day of Recollection - March 5

  • Small Group Open Houses: October - December
  • Prospective Student/Parent Calls: October - December
  • Accepted Students Rolling Rally: February 18

Advancement and MC Gala
  • MC Gala Auction and Event: October through March (Gala event – April 2023)
  • Advancement Mailings: November and March

MCPC Meetings this year will take place at 6 PM in the cafeteria on the following dates: October 5, November 2, December 7, February 8 and March 8. Please mark your calendars!
MC Christmas Card
Calling all MC artists... here is an opportunity for you to put your amazing talent on display for the entire community by designing Malden Catholic's 2022 MC Christmas card.

Pull out your art supplies and submit a design to be featured on MCs official Christmas card to Mrs. Hamilton at [email protected]. The design can be created in any medium that can be digitally reproduced and should contain images only. (Please do not include text.) If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about the design specifications, please contact Mrs. Hamilton at [email protected].
Malden Catholic Hall of Fame Renamed for Brother Daniel...

In recognition of Malden Catholic's longest serving Xaverian Brother, MC has dedicated its athletic hall of fame to Brother Daniel Cremin, C.F.X. who spent 23 years at the school coaching and teaching physical education instruction and 23 years...

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MC Athletics Hall of Fame is Reignited and Renamed - Brother Daniel Cremin, C.F.X. Hall of Fame
In recognition of Malden Catholic’s longest serving Xaverian Brother, MC has dedicated its athletic hall of fame to Brother Daniel Cremin, C.F.X. who spent 23 years at the school coaching and teaching physical education instruction and 23 years at the school as a counselor. 

MC's hall of fame was originally established in 1989 and it celebrated the institution’s strong athletic history and outstanding individual athlete, team, coach and volunteer accomplishments with a formal induction into the MC Hall of Fame for sixteen years. The newly reignited Brother Daniel Cremin, C.F.X. Hall of Fame will continue this rich history by accepting nominations through this link for 2022 inductees, recognizing exemplary MC alumnus and Girls Catholic alumna, employees, coaches and volunteers until September 30, 2022.

The new roster of Hall of Fame inductees will be announced in the fall of 2022 and formally inducted at a banquet at the school in December. 
Fall Sports
Monday, September 12
3:45 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ St. Bernard’s HS
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Home vs Ursuline Academy
4:00 PM Girls JV Volleyball Home vs Mount Alvernia HS
5:15 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Home vs Mount Alvernia HS
5:30 PM Girls JV Soccer Home vs Ursuline Academy
5:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey @ St. Bernard’s HS

Tuesday, September 13
3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf @ St. John's Prep School
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Swimming @ Notre Dame Academy--Hingham
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Catholic Memorial School
4:00 PM Boys JV Soccer Home vs Catholic Memorial School
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Home vs Catholic Memorial School

Wednesday, September 14
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Home vs St Mary’s Jr/Sr High School-Lynn
4:00 PM Girls JV Home vs Volleyball Cathedral HS
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Ursuline Academy
5:15 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Home vs Cathedral High School
5:30 PM Girls JV Soccer Home vs St Mary’s Jr/Sr High School-Lynn
5:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey Ursuline Academy

Thursday, September 15
4:00 PM Boys Freshman Football Ashland HS

Friday, September 16
3:15 PM Girls Varsity Swimming Home vs Ursuline Academy
4:00 PM Girls JV Volleyball @ Lynnfield HS
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Hamilton-Wenham Regional High
4:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Lynnfield HS
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer @ Greater Lawrence Tech
5:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Lynnfield HS
5:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey @ Hamilton-Wenham Regional High
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football @ Ashland HS

Saturday, September 17
10:00 AM Boys JV Soccer @ Boston College HS
12:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer @ Boston College HS
Photo Credit: Mark Donnelly