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President's Update

Dear Families,

Some friends invited my wife and me to spend the day on their boat Labor Day Weekend. The boat was moored in the Annisquam River, and we would travel up the coast to a favorite sandbar. We were excited as this would be the first time we would experience the North Shore this way. 


After a short ride, we arrived at the appointed sandbar. Many other boaters had the same idea. The entire area was lined with boats anchored just offshore. Families were swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying the day. I looked forward to enjoying the same activities, but our first task was to find a place to anchor. 


Once we located an open spot on the sandbar, my friend enlisted me to throw the anchor. I stood at the front (bow) of the boat with anchor and rope in my hands. He carefully backed his boat towards shore. Distracted by the beautiful surroundings, I didn't throw the anchor in time. Several bystanders came running to stop us from running aground, which fortunately was avoided. 


I succeeded in my second attempt under my friend's careful eye and strict command. The anchor line went taut and stopped the boat several feet from shore. My friend quickly jumped out with another anchor to secure his boat's rear (stern). The changing tide and current made it necessary to have two anchor points. I noticed all the other boats had a similar arrangement. 


We enjoyed the rest of the day. My friend regularly checked his boat and made minor adjustments to the anchor lines. I was impressed how, even though the tide changed and the current threatened to push it away, the anchor lines kept it safely in one spot. I learned the importance of having a strong anchor. 


The Book of James instructs us that our faith prevents us from being like ocean waves driven and tossed by the wind (James 1:6). Faith is the line that connects us to our anchor – Our Lord Jesus Christ. When the currents and tides of life change and threaten to run us aground or push us in a direction we don't want to go, we need to remember there is One that does not change and will give us the strength to remain where we can't by ourselves. 


Thank you for your support, 


John K. Thornburg 


This hope we have an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and reliable…(Hebrews 6:19) 

At a Glance

Monday, September 25

Day C

Tuesday, September 26

Day B

Wednesday, September 27

Day A

Praying of the Rosary - 7:25 AM

Delayed Start - 9 AM

The warning bell will ring at 8:55 AM and the first class of the day will begin at 9 AM. LBK transportation will run on its normal schedule. 

MC Parent Book Club - 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 28

Day H

Pizza & Prayer - 5 PM

Friday, September 29

Day G

Midpoint - Q1

Mass of the Holy Spirit (Mass attire required)

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.

MC Spotlight

MC Summer Internship Program with Doble LeBranti Financial Group - Juliana Anguioni '24

This summer, Julia Angiuoni '24 learned about the benefits of financial planning during MC's Internship Program at Doble LeBranti Financial Group, where she also wrote an article on how Generation Z can benefit from financial advisor advice. Way to go, Julia! Check out the blog post through this link.

How Financial Advisors Can Assist Generation Z

by Juliana Angiuoni, summer intern from Malden Catholic HS Many people think that only middle-aged people with a lot of money have financial advisors, however, anyone can connect with an advisor. In reality, the sooner one learns financial literacy and gets their finances managed the better off they will be.

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School Drop Off Announcement

Due to the demolition at 50 Crystal Street, temporary lane restrictions will continue until Friday, September 29, from 8 AM to 2 PM.

These temporary lane restrictions will be in effect on Crystal Street in front of the School & Stadium, as well as on the section of Sharon Street adjacent to 50 Crystal Street, where it will be reduced to one lane, affecting drop-off and pick-up lines. Additionally, parking on the even side of Crystal Street, opposite the school and stadium, will be restricted during this period.

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, September 25

University of New Haven

Simmons University

Tuesday, September 26

Loyola University, Chicago

Miami University, Oxford

Thursday, September 28

U.S. Air Force Academy

College Financial Aid

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. 


College Affordable is a non-profit built to help families reduce the cost of college, minimize debt, and increase higher education choices. This year, families can register for all webinars at the start of the academic year with one click by completing the Family Registration Form.

The next webinar will focus on Merit vs. Need-Based Aid and will take place on Thursday, October 12.


Please contact your school counselor with any questions.  

What's New?

Delayed Start - 9.27 at 9 AM

Please note that there will be a delayed opening for on Wednesday, September 27. School will begin at 9 AM, and LBK transportation will run on its normal schedule. 

MC Parent Book Club - 9.27 at 6 PM

The MC Parent Book Club Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30 PM in Malden Catholic's Campus Ministry Center.

The September MC Book Club will be discussing Good Night from Paris by Jane Healey, with the author herself in attendance to lead the discussion! Good Night from Paris is a gripping novel inspired by a Hollywood actress whose husband is dispatched to work for the British military. Drue finds herself alone with her housekeeper, adrift and heartsick in her adopted city.

Please contact Vange Egizi at [email protected] if you are interested in attending.

Pizza & Prayer - 9.28 at 5 PM

Campus Ministry will be hosting the first Pizza and Prayer of the year on Thursday, September 28 at 5 PM in the cafeteria. The guest speaker will be MC's Dean of Community, Culture and Equity, Ms. Erga Pierrette P'21, '23, '27. During Pizza and Prayer, students are invited to expand their spirituality in a communal setting while listening to and discussing scriptures and reflecting upon their personal and shared experiences. Please sign up in MC's Campus Ministry if you would like to attend. All are welcome! 

Class Rings - Orders are open until 10.4

Grade 11 and 12 students are invited to order a Malden Catholic class ring during Balfour's three-week sale from September 13 – October 4. 


Choose a ring style through this link and place all orders through Balfour's designated site for Malden Catholic here. If you are unsure of your ring size, please print out the Balfour Ring Sizer instructions or stop by a local jewelry store to get a correct size. 


If you have any questions regarding ordering your Class Rings, please call the local Balfour Sales Office at 401-467-7018 or email [email protected]

Student ID Photo Retake Day - 10.5

Students in Grades 9 – 12 who did not get a photo for their Student IDs or would like to retake their photo will be able to do so on the morning of Thursday, October 5 during their study hall or free period. 

Alumni BBQ - 10.13 at 5 PM

MC alumni and faculty/staff are invited to join us on Friday, October 13 at 5 PM for an Alumni BBQ celebrating the legendary career of Bob Bucchino ‘71, P’10! This complementary event will be held on the Donovan Field during MC’s football game against St. John’s Prep. Dinner, soft drinks and a cash bar will be provided along with a special halftime presentation. Please register by October 6 through this link.

ALS/MS Walk for Living - 10.15 at 10 AM

Join us for the 15th Annual ALS/MS Walk for Living on October 15 at 10 AM which will be held at 165 Captains Row, Admiral's Hill, in Chelsea. This will be Malden Catholic’s 10th consecutive year of participation in support of the Leonard-Florence Center for Living.

ALS has touched the lives of many in our Malden Catholic community. We walk in memory of MC alum Tim Paquette ’07, son of MC School Nurse Elizabeth Paquette and MC Swim Coach Rick Paquette, Chris Snow ’99, and Xaverian Brother Joseph Comber, C.F.X., who had lived in community with Brothers Daniel Cremin, Timothy Hoey, and Thomas Puccio. Through this Walk we honor Tim, Chris, Brother Joe and their companions. Every single dollar raised goes directly back to patient care and programs for the ALS and MS residents at Leonard Florence.


Students may register during lunch periods with a $20 cash-or-check donation. Parents and other family members are also welcome to participate and may register using this link.


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 lunch periods by Tuesday, October 10. Buses will depart from MC at 8:45 AM on Saturday, October 15 and will return by 1 PM. Those driving separately should plan to arrive at Admirals’ Hill between 9:15 and 9:45 AM. 

Senior Yearbook Portraits - 11.18

All Seniors must arrange to have their yearbook photograph taken before November 18. Portraits will be taken by Prestige Photography facility in Woburn at 102 Cummings Park Drive. 


For those who have had their portraits taken, please remember to select your yearbook portrait through the following directions: 

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. 

What's Happening Around MC?

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Malden Catholic proudly honors the diverse contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans who play integral roles in our community. MC's Latino Student Association hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration this week, and students are also invited to attend the 6th Annual North Shore Hispanic Association Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Ed Lucey Plaza in Malden on Saturday, October 7, from 12 PM - 4 PM.

Please reach out to Ms. Connolly or Mrs. Pierrette for more information.

MC’s Project Lead The Way

This week, students in MC’s Project Lead The Way Principles of Engineering class worked on creating custom-made shoe prototypes for customers using the engineering design process.

Senior College Planning Night

We would like to thank everyone who joined us for Senior College Planning Night last week! MC's School and College Counseling team provided a lot of helpful information which was emailed out to all Senior families last week. Please contact MC School Counseling with any questions.

Welcoming Father David Campo

We are pleased to welcome Father David Campo, who will serve as a ministerial presence at MC on Thursdays from 10 AM - 1:30 PM throughout the school year. Father David presided at several of our school liturgies last year and will now be available to students, faculty, and staff for casual or pastoral conversations. He will also administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation and conduct occasional "teaching" Masses for Theology classes. Father Dave will be visible throughout the building, including the Chapel, cafeteria, Learning Commons, and Campus Ministry.

Clubs & Cocurricular Activities

MC is thrilled to offer over 40 clubs and cocurricular activities this year for students to meet new friends, develop individual talents and skills, and network with monitors and community members. We encourage students to get involved, and all are welcome! Check out which clubs are meeting this week:

  • Art Club - There will be a colored pencil workshop after school on Tuesday, September 26 in the art room. This event will be hosted by talented Malden Catholic student artists. Stop by and learn how to use colored pencils like a professional artist!
  • Diversity & Inclusion Student Council - The Diversity and Inclusion Student Council will meet on Wednesday September, 27 from 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM (room TBD).

Christian Service Volunteer Opportunities

Campus Ministry Service 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. The list of potential organizations for students to contact to volunteer for service opportunities can be found through this link on the MC website. 

Upcoming Service Events 

Bread of Life Walk to support the Malden and Everett food pantries on Sunday, October 1. The 3.5 mile race starts at 12 PM at Pine Banks. Please sign up by emailing [email protected]. 


5th Annual Alumni Soccer Game - 10.1 at 5:30 PM

Malden Catholic will host the 2023 Alumni Soccer Game on Sunday, October 1 at 5:30 PM on the Brother Gilbert field. If you are interested in joining in the fun, please R.S.V.P. to Scott Elias by September 25 at [email protected] or 781-589-8194. 

Credit: Mark Donnelly

Fall Sports

Monday, September 25

4 PM Girls Varsity Soccer vs St. Mary's 

4 PM Girls Varsity Swimming @ Boston Latin

4:30 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Swampscott High School 

4:30 PM Girls JV Volleyball @ Swampscott High School 

5:30 PM Girls JV Soccer vs St. Mary's 

5:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football @ North Quincy High School 

5:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Swampscott High School 


Tuesday, September 26

4 PM Girls JV Volleyball @ Cathedral High School 

4 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey vs Bishop Fenwick High School

4 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Xaverian Brothers High School 

5:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Cathedral High School 

5:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey vs Bishop Fenwick HS 

Wednesday, September 27

3:30 PM Boys JV Golf vs Central Catholic High School 

4 PM Girls Varsity Cross Country @ Fontbonne Academy 

4 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Home vs Notre Dame Academy - Hingham 

5:30 PM Girls JV Soccer Home vs Notre Dame Academy - Hingham


Thursday, September 28

2:25 PM Boys Varsity Golf vs Catholic Memorial School 

3:30 PM Boys JV Golf vs Xaverian Brothers High School 

4 PM Boys JV Soccer vs Greater Lawrence Tech  

4 PM Boys Freshman Football vs Concord Carlisle High School 

4 PM Girls JV Volleyball @ St. Mary's 

5 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball @ St. Mary's 

6 PM Boys Varsity Soccer vs Greater Lawrence Tech 

Friday, September 29

4 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Hamilton-Wenham Regional High 

4 PM Girls JV Soccer @ Medford High School 

4 PM Boys JV Soccer Home vs St. Mary's 

6 PM Boys Varsity Soccer vs St. Mary's 

6 PM Girls Varsity Soccer @ Medford High School 

7 PM Boys Varsity Football @ Concord Carlisle High School 

Saturday, September 30

10 AM Boys JV Football vs Concord Carlisle High School