President's Update
Dear Families,

I have always dreamed of sailing on the ocean. Growing up in the Midwest made this difficult to become a reality. Now that I reside on the East Coast, it ​has provided an opportunity to make my dream come true. So, this past summer, I signed up for an adult sailing class at a local club. The class consisted of weekly lessons to learn sailing basics, culminating in a sailing “check ride” for club certification and permission to take a boat out on the ocean solo.

The club offered several types of sailboats to use for lessons. I was drawn to ​the "Bullseye Class". The Bullseye is small (just under 16 feet) long), fits two to three people and is a sturdy and responsive boat to sail. It made each of my sailing lessons smooth and enjoyable. I especially liked that my sailing journeys with the instructor on this type of boat were successful.

Sometimes, my instructor chose to give me lessons on different types of a sailboats. The larger, faster boats required a great deal more attention. In a strong gust of wind, a larger boat can lean over (heel), and if the skipper does not act quickly, the boat can swamp with water. Although I did well, I did not enjoy these lessons and missed sailing in a Bullseye.

I asked my instructor one day why the Bullseye was so much easier to sail. He told me that the Bullseye had a fixed long keel (counterbalance extension on the boat’s underside) that contained 750 pounds of lead ballast. He explained that this made the Bullseye very stable and almost impossible to swamp with water or capsize. I didn’t realize that my smooth sailing was directly tied to the boat’s strong counterbalance against the wind and waves.

Each school year is a journey, and we pray for calm weather so we can sail along as smoothly as possible. Yet we know, as we all saw with the pandemic, that there could be unexpected situations on the horizon. Schools require a strong “counterbalance,” and Malden Catholic is no exception. Our faith is one of our most vital sources that balances and unifies our community. Another essential source that strengthens our community, but is less discussed, is our Fund for Malden Catholic (FFMC).

We operate with a unique financial structure since the amount we charge for tuition does not cover the cost of educating our students. The current cost of a Malden Catholic education is over $21,000, exceeding the tuition by 27%. Many other independent schools operate similarly, but Malden Catholic leads the way by providing the best education for the most affordable tuition. Even those families who pay full tuition are essentially receiving financial aid. The Fund for Malden Catholic benefits every student and makes it possible to continually enhance academic innovation, arts and athletic programming, faculty excellence, tuition assistance, and scholarships. MC relies on alums, friends, and family such as you to bridge the gap with gifts to the Fund for Malden Catholic.

My goal is to reach $1.2 million through gifts from parents, friends, alums, and donors. Last year, we reached our $1 million goal, and I know we can achieve this new goal! I will be sending a letter to each of our families to consider adding our needed “ballast” for this school year’s journey.

Thank you for being so supportive,

John Thornburg
At a Glance
Monday, September 19
Day H
Lancers of Golf - 12:30 PM

Tuesday, September 20
Day G

Wednesday, September 21
Day F
Praying of the Rosary - 7:25 AM

Thursday, September 22
Day E
Back to School Night - 6:30 PM

Friday, September 23
Day D
Delayed Start - 9:00 AM
The warning bell will ring at 7:55 AM and the first class of the day will begin at 9 AM. LBK transportation will run on its normal schedule. 

Saturday, September 24
Thomas '66 & Olivia McDonough
Performing Arts Center Dedication - 1 PM
School and College Counseling
College Visits
College representatives will begin 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, September 19
Regis College - Room 129
Seton Hall University - Room 130

Tuesday, September 20
Suffolk University - Room 129
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Room 130

Wednesday, September 21
Fisher College - Room 129
Gordon College - Room 130

Thursday, September 22
Rivier University - Room 129
Salve Regina University - Room 130

Friday, September 23
Saint Joseph's University - Room 129
Salem State University - Room 130
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.

When picking up students in the afternoon, please adhere to traffic rules and refrain from double parking in front of the school. Malden Police are aware that some cars are illegally parked in front of the school and the police will be enforcing traffic laws. 
New Rotation Schedule
A new rotation schedule will go into effect starting Monday, September 19 to resolve the previous schedule lunch periods: Lunch A and D will remain the same and Lunch B and C will switch. The new schedule was emailed to every student, will be reflected on the LancerLink schedule, and new schedule posters have been placed around the building. 
Back to School Night - 9.22 at 6:30 PM
All MC parents 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. Schedules can also be found on the Malden Catholic Mobile App.
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.
MC Parent Book Club - 9.27 at 6:30 PM
The MC Parent Book Club Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 PM at MC in the Campus Ministry Center. The September MC Book Club will be discussing The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, a story about John Singer, a lonely deaf-mute, and a disparate group of people who are drawn towards his kind, sympathetic nature.

Please contact Vange Egizi at: or Brother Puccio if you are interested in attending.
LancerPalooza/Homecoming - 9.30 at 3:00 PM
MC students and members of the community are invited to join us for the 4th annual "whiteout" LancerPalooza event that will be held on Friday, September 30 in back of the school from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Tickets will be distributed to all MC students during homeroom 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 Homecoming 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!

Parent Volunteers
Parent volunteers interested in assisting us with the LancerPalooza event may sign up through SignUpGenius.
Homecoming Dance - 10.1 at 7 PM
The Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 7 - 10 PM in the Malden Catholic gymnasium for MC students ONLY. The dress code for this event is semi-formal. Tickets will be on sale within the coming weeks.
Baby Clothing Drive - 10.3 to 10.21
Students, faculty/staff and administration will begin collecting baby clothes for infants 18 months and under on Monday, October 3. The clothing items received will be donated to Housing Families Inc. in Malden, so please give generously.
MC Parent Club Meeting - 10.5 at 6 PM
The Malden Catholic Parent Club Kick-Off Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 6 PM in the cafeteria. The meeting will provide parents with the opportunity to learn about the Admissions, Advancement and community events that have been planned for the year. It will also provide an opportunity for parents to get involved in areas of interest.
What's Happening Around MC?
Mass of the Holy Spirit
Praying of the Rosary
Spanish Class in the Courtyard
Senior College Planning Night
MC's School and College Counseling held an informative Senior College Planning Night last week and all of the content was emailed out to Senior families. If you If you were not able to attend in person, you can watch the Senior College Planning Night presentation on MC's YouTube channel.
Freshman BBQ
The Freshman BBQ for the incoming Class of 2026 and their families was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who attended the event, including our volunteers who set-up, grilled the food and welcomed our new families to MC. If you were not able to join us, please enjoy this event video on MC's YouTube channel.
Student Ambassadors
MC's Communications Department is looking for MC Student Ambassadors who are interested in being professionally photographed, included in promotional videos for MC communication projects and being trained to lead incoming family Admissions tours. If you would like to become a MC Student Ambassdor, please email by Friday, September 23.
MC Christmas Card
Calling all MC Artists! We all know it is that “most wonderful time of year” – because we are not only thinking of back to school, but Christmas! Consider submitting a design to be featured on MCs official Christmas card. Your design can be in any medium that can be digitally reproduces and should contain images only, no text. Please reach out to Mrs. Hamilton at to learn more about design specifications.
4th Annual Alumni Soccer Game - 9.25 at 5:30 PM
Malden Catholic will host the 2022 Alumni Soccer Game on September 25 at 5:30 PM on the Brother Gilbert field. If you are interested in joining in the fun, please email Scott Elias at
Malden Catholic Dedicates Hall of Fame to Cremin

For nearly half a decade, Daniel Cremin left an indelible mark on the rich landscape of Malden Catholic High School. The Lowell native and longtime Lancer coach left a legacy which will continue to flourish in the hallowed halls for years to come.

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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 19
3:30 PM Boys JV Golf @ Haverhill (Bradford CC)
3:45 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Home vs Fontbonne Academy
3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Home vs Xaverian
4:00 PM Girls JV Volleyball @ Fontbonne Academy
4:00 PM Boys JV Football @ Ashland High School
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Greater Lawrence Tech
5:15 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Fontbonne Academy

Tuesday, September 20
3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Home vs St. Bernard’s HS
4:00 PM Boys JV Soccer Home vs Xaverian
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country @ St. John's Prep
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Revere HS
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Home vs Xaverian
7:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey @ Revere HS

Wednesday, September 21
4:30 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Home vs Academy of Notre Dame Tyngsboro
4:00 PM Girls JV Volleyball @ Mystic Valley
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Cross Country @ NDA
5:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Mystic Valley Regional Charter

Thursday, September 22
4:00 PM Freshman Boys Soccer @ St. John’s
3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf @ Wakefield Memorial High School
3:45 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ St. Bernard’s HS
4:00 PM Boys JV Soccer Home vs St. John's HS
5:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey @ St. Bernard’s HS
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Home vs St. John's HS

Friday, September 23
3:30 PM Girls Varsity Swimming Home vs Boston Latin School MS/HS
07:00 PM Boys Varsity Football @ North Quincy HS

Saturday, September 24
9:00 AM Boys Varsity Cross Country Manchester (NH)
10:00 AM Boys Freshman Football Home vs North Quincy High School
11:00 AM Girls Varsity Soccer @ Carver HS