President's Update
Dear Families,

My doctor advised me to exercise regularly. He cited the benefits of exercise such as lower blood pressure, less stress and better health. He also recommended that I raise my heart rate through aerobic exercise multiple times each week. Based on his advice, I joined a fitness gym and had plans to start my day with a good bout of physical activity.

My new gym offered a tour for new members to acclimate us to the available equipment. On the tour, I also learned about the latest in physical exercise. I immediately felt the euphoria that accompanies a new gym membership as I imagined a new, fitter and trimmer me. There were machines designed for aerobic activity that provided instant data on heart rate and calories burned while watching television. There were weight machines that provided an array of strength training that could isolate different muscles. I was excited and motivated when I saw that the opportunities to improve my overall fitness seemed endless.

My newfound fitness motivation helped me wake up early the next day and head out to the gym. I was surprised by how many other people were at the facility at such an early hour. Apparently, I was not the only one attempting to improve my overall health. I made my way to some of the equipment that had caught my eye during the tour.

The hardest part was not the level of exercise, but rather finding an open machine. Most of the equipment I wanted to use already had someone on it working out. While waiting for the machine to open up, I looked around and noticed that most of the people in the gym were not exercising. Instead, they were just sitting and looking at their smartphones. It surprised me that someone would spend their time sitting in a state-of-the-art exercise machine just to look at their phone.

As I left the gym, the manager waved and wished me well. I asked if he noticed people looking at their phones instead of exercising. He rolled his eyes and said, “You should see it later in the afternoon. It is so annoying.”

Each day, we are provided opportunities to exercise our faith. Our Lord has made each of us in His image with a unique set of talents and skills. The Bible says that our days have been ordained for us before our birth (Psalm 139).  God, in His love, uses us to further that love and serve others on His behalf. It is important that we are sensitive to His calling each and every day.

My recent visit to the gym made me wonder how many times I have missed opportunities to exercise my faith because I've been distracted by other things. I could very well be positioned right where the Lord has prepared, but instead of exercising my faith, I am distracted and miss an opportunity. Just like we visit the gym for improved fitness, we need to visit God’s Word, the Bible, so “that the man or woman of God may be fully capable, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17).

Rather, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily training is just slightly beneficial, but godliness is beneficial for all things, since it holds the promise for the present life and also for the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:7-8)
At a Glance
Monday, September 26
Day C

Tuesday, September 27
Day B

Wednesday, September 28
Day A
Delayed Start - 9:00 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 the normal schedule. 

Thursday, September 29
Day H

Friday, September 30
Day G
Pep Rally - 2 PM
LancerPalooza - 3 PM
Homecoming Game - 6 PM

Saturday, October 1
Homecoming Dance - 7 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 26
Binghamton University - Room 129
Niagara University - Room 130

Tuesday, September 27
University of New England - Room 129
Simmons University - Room 130

Wednesday, September 28
Loyola University Chicago - Room 129
University of Massachusetts-Amherst - Room 130

Thursday, September 29
Saint Joseph's College of Maine - Room 129
The University of Tampa - Room 130

Friday, September 30
Colby College - Room 129
Endicott College - Room 130

Rescheduled - FAFSA Review
The FAFSA Review which was scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 5 has been rescheduled and will now be held on Thursday, October 27.

Transcript Release Forms
Seniors can access Transcript Release Forms on the MC website through this link.
What's New?
Student Dismissal
Please note that students who need to be dismissed during the school day should come to school with a note outlining the time and reason for the dismissal. This note must be signed by a parent/guardian. Students who are driving themselves should come to the office and sign out prior to leaving school. For students whose parents are driving them, the parent/guardian must come into the school and sign out the student. Students who feel ill during the day, should report to the Nurse’s office for assistance. If necessary, a school nurse will then contact a parent/guardian for dismissal.
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: [email protected] or Brother Puccio [email protected] if you are interested in attending.
Homecoming Week - 9.26 to 10.1
MC will kick off Homecoming week with a series of Student Council-sponsored dress down days and a variety of events will follow throughout the weekend. Please note: All Dress Down Days must follow Dress Down Day protocol listed in the MC 2022 - 2023 Parent Student Handbook.

Monday, September 26
  • Monochrome Monday - wear one color to school.
Tuesday, September 27
  • Twin Tuesday - dress the same as someone else.
Wednesday, September 28
  • Country vs. Country Club - dress country or preppy.
Thursday, September 29
  • Anything But A Backpack - bring anything but a backpack to school. (Please make sure the item is not too large and students can carry it around safely throughout the day.
  • This is NOT a dress down day. Normal uniform rules apply.
Friday, September 30
  • White Out - wear all white attire to school.

Wednesday, 9.28
  • Volleyball Game at 2:30 PM - all MC students are invited to participate in a volleyball game after school in the gymnasium.

Friday, 9.30
  • LancerPalooza at 3 PM - MC students and members of the community are invited to join us for the 4th annual "whiteout" LancerPalooza event that will be held in back of the school from 3:00 - 5:30 PM. Tickets will be distributed to all MC students during homeroom for spending on a meal from a variety food trucks. Game wristbands will also be distributed during homeroom for entrance to the football game. LancerPalooza will also feature games, contests and entertainment.
  • Homecoming Game at 6 PM - Come cheer on the Lancers 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!

Saturday, 10.1
  • Homecoming Dance - 7 - 10 PM - The MC Homecoming Dance will be held in the gymnasium for MC students ONLY and will include refreshments and a DJ. Tickets will be on sale during lunches and after school next week. The dress code for this event is semi-formal and all students must follow the formal events dress code guidelines listed in the MC 2022 - 2023 Parent Student Handbook.
  • Please note that students may not arrive to the dance any later than 8 PM (unless there is a scheduled school athletic event that conflicts) and students may not leave the dance any earlier than 9:30 PM without authorization from a parent/guardian. Authorization may be either a note prior to the event from parent/guardian or parent/guardian speaking directly with a teacher/administrator at the event.
  • Please contact Ms. Sheila Foley [email protected] or Mr. Jacobson [email protected] with any questions.
Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser - 10.3 to 10.10
Show your support in the fight against Breast Cancer by purchasing a goodie bag for $1 during lunch periods. In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Lancers United is hosting a breast cancer awareness fundraiser from October 3 - October 10. All proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Baby Clothing Drive - 10.3 to 10.21
Campus Ministry will begin collecting new, unused baby clothes for infants under 18 months up to children of age five on Monday, October 3. The clothing items received will be donated to Housing Families Inc. in Malden. Packages of diapers are also welcome! All donations can be made in either the donation bin in the main lobby or in the Campus Ministry Center.
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.
Student ID Photo Retake Day - 10.6
Students in Grades 9 – 12 who did not get a photo for their Student ID cards or would like to retake their photos will be able to do so on Thursday, October 6
during their study hall or free period.
What's Happening Around MC?

Biology Class
Back to School Night
Praying of the Rosary
ALS Walk for Living
Last Sunday, over 130 students, parents, faculty/staff and friends gathered in Chelsea to honor those who have suffered from ALS in the community at the Leonard-Florence Center ALS/MS Walk for Living. The attached photos (password: maldencatholic99) captures the experience and heart of MC community on this special day.

The Walk raised over $2,500 for the residents of the Leonard Florence Center for Living, an incredibly special place that enables its residents, suffering from ALS and MS. The walk honored Timothy Paquette ’07, son of Rick & Elizabeth Paquette, who passed away from ALS on June 27, 2021; Chris Snow, a Melrose native diagnosed with ALS in 2019; and Brother Joe Comber, MC’s Social Studies Department Chairperson and beloved teacher who passed away from ALS on April 24, 2021 (a resident of the Leonard Florence Center for Living).
Lancers of Golf
Malden Catholic’s 36th Annual Golf Classic – Lancers of Golf was a great success! The sold-out tournament was held at Ferncroft Country Club and raised nearly $50,000 for student scholarships. MC Alumni, parents, friends and staff enjoyed great company and a great day of golf. Cameron Arrigo 2017 and his dad, Kenny Arrigo and their team were best of tournament with -15. We are most thankful for our volunteers, players and our most generous sponsors for making our event such a tremendous success. A special shout out to: Premier Sponsor- Rosemary (Boland) GC 1969 and Jim Phalen; Platinum Sponsors – Aramark, Dellbrook|JKS, and the Guinee Family|Danvers Ford; Gold Sponsors- Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness, M. Cannon Roofing Co., Focus Technology; Rockland Montessori Academy, Tarpey Insurance Group – World Insurance; Silver Sponsors – Burns & Levinson, LLP, Partners in Mission; and Iron Sponsors – In Memory of Michael T. Ryan ’76 & Thomas Ryan ’79, TESCO, Inc. Bart Munro ’76 and the Undefeated MC 1965 Football Team.
Charles Dilman '22 Wins $26K Thoreau Scholarship
Congratulations to Charles Dilman '22, a Malden Catholic Class of 2022 graduate and Boys Division valedictorian, who recently received a $26K scholarship and became a Henry David Thoreau Scholar. The Henry David Thoreau Foundation scholarship, named for the 19th-century naturalist and author Henry David Thoreau, is a prestigious award given annually to only eight Massachusetts high school seniors.
MC Student Wins Thoreau Scholarship

Malden Catholic Student Wins Thoreau Scholarship Malden Catholic Student Wins Thoreau Scholarship Charles J. Dilman, a graduate of Malden Catholic High School 2021, will be entering college this autumn as a Thoreau Scholar. The scholarship, named ...

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Christian Service Volunteer Opportunities
New Campus Ministry Center
Students have enjoyed gathering in MC's new Campus Ministry Center during free periods to work on assignments and catch up with friends.

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 Saturday, October 1. The 3.5 mile race starts at 12 PM at Pine Banks. Please sign up by emailing [email protected].
Senior Diploma Form
Our Administration team has already begun planning for the 2023 MC Commencement ceremony which will be held on May 20, 2023. To confirm the accuracy of the Senior names on the diplomas, all Senior families must fill out a Diploma Form by Friday, October 7. The form can be found under the Class of 2023 Senior Events and News page on the MC website.
Lynch Foundation Family Survey – State of the Schools 
As part of The Lynch Foundation's “State of the Schools” report, families in the Greater Boston area are invited to respond to regional anonymous survey regarding the reasons families select Catholic schools for their children. The 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.
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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Last Week to Nominate an Athlete, Coach or Team for the MC Athletics 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 26
3:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf @ Catholic Memorial School
4:00 PM Boys JV Football Home vs North Quincy High School
4:00 PM Girls JV/Varsity Soccer @ Triton Regional High School
4/5:15 PM Girls JV/Varsity Volleyball Home vs St Mary’s Jr/Sr High School-Lynn

Tuesday, September 27
4/5:30 PM Girls JV/Varsity Field Hockey Home vs Notre Dame Academy--Hingham
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country Home vs Boston College High School
4/5:15 PM Girls JV/Varsity @ Volleyball Notre Dame Academy Hingham
4/5:15 PM Girls JV/Varsity Soccer Notre Dame Academy--Hingham

Wednesday, September 28
3:45 PM Girls Varsity Cross Country @ Ursuline Academy
3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Home vs St. John's Prep School
4/5/6:00 PM Girls Freshman/JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Ursuline Academy

Thursday, September 29
3:00 PM Boys JV Golf Boston College HS
3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf @ Gloucester HS
4:00 PM Boys Freshman Football @ Nashoba Regional High School

Friday, September 30
3:30 PM Girls Varsity Swimming Home vs Notre Dame Academy--Hingham
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Football Home vs Nashoba Regional High School

Saturday, October 1
8:30/10:00 AM Girls JV/Varsity Field Hockey Home vs Revere High School
10:00 AM Boys JV Football @ Nashoba Regional HS
12:00 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country MSTCA Team Challenge @ Wrentham
3:00 PM Girls JV/Varsity Soccer @ North Reading HS

Sunday, October 2
1:00 PM Boys Varsity Golf Catholic Conference Championship