President's Update
Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year! Welcome back to all of our returning families, and a special welcome to our new families. This school year promises to be exciting as we celebrate our theme for this school year - Plus Ultra! This phrase is readily seen on our school crest and our communication materials. It is a Latin phrase that translated means "More Beyond!" It is not uncommon to hear a faculty or staff member refer to a student who has gone above and beyond as being, "Plus Ultra!" Plus Ultra! is a hallmark of embracing our Xaverian charism (spirit) in all we do. 
Greek mythology tells of the phrase "Ne plus ultra" or "no more beyond" being placed on Hercules' Pillars near the Straits of Gibraltar. It marked the edge of what was then the known world and warned sailors to go no further as there was nothing left to discover. This phrase shut the door to new possibilities and kept would-be explorers seeking new adventures.   
It was not until the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, also the Duke of Burgundy and King of Spain, that a new phrase became well known. He made "Plus Ultra" his motto that expressed a new vision of the world with unlimited possibilities. For Charles V, there was always something "further beyond" or "more beyond." His mindset and vision helped facilitate a new era of discovery and adventure. 
It is interesting to note that Plus Ultra is also found in other places. It is the official motto of Spain, found prominently on their coat of arms. The English philosopher Sir Francis Bacon used it as his motto.  Plus Ultra can be found on antique tiles at famous Florida resorts, on modern research and science buildings in the Netherlands, and Plus Ultra Airlines flies out of Spain. Plus Ultra has been used as an inspirational phrase throughout history. 
We are emphasizing our school motto this year as a community-wide call to encourage all of us to reach to be "more beyond." Malden Catholic has experienced Plus Ultra! as it has seen unprecedented growth and success in recent years. I believe we have just begun to experience what is "further beyond," and now is the time to sail out into new adventures with courageous faith. May we all share our own Plus Ultra! this year. 
To celebrate our Plus Ultra! spirit and the beginning of a new school year, I ask that all parents sign up for an official Malden Catholic lawn sign that they can proudly display in front of their homes. We will be sending out additional information about where families can sign up and signs will be distributed later this month. It will be wonderful to see our "MC" proudly displayed throughout the surrounding Boston area.   
I look forward to seeing you this school year, 
John K. Thornburg 
At a Glance
Monday, September 5
Offices Closed - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6
Day A
First Day of School
First Quarter Begins

Wednesday, September 7
Day H
Junior Parent Night - 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 8
Day G

Friday, September 9
Day F

Saturday, September 10
Freshman BBQ - 12 PM
MC Spotlight
Mr. Gary Molea - New Dean of Students
We would like to welcome Mr. Gary Molea, who will serve as our new Dean of Students. Mr. Molea is a well-respected administrator from the North Shore who brings 35 years of experience to our community. For over three decades, he worked at Lynn English High School as a teacher, Head Football Coach, Athletic Director and served as an Assistant Principal for the past seven years. As MC's Dean of Students, Mr. Molea will be responsible for enforcing and monitoring the MC behavioral and disciplinary systems as outlined in the MC Student-Parent Handbook. Mr. Molea spoke to the parents who were able to join us for the "Meet the MC Administration" meeting and has been spending time with the MC students at the various grade orientations.
COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update
Malden Catholic will be following the COVID-19 protocols suggested by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to notify the MC Nurse’s office.

Please refer to the COVID-19 Isolation and Exposure Guidance for detailed information from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
What's New?
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.
Back to School Updates
Student ID's
Malden Catholic is launching a brand-new digital student ID platform this year. Students will receive an email from our Director of Technology, Mr. Ray Barry on Sunday, September 4 with instructions on how to download the required Minga mobile app to their cell phone and how to sign into the app to access their digital ID. Physical student ID cards will be provided to students that do not have cell phones.

Students will need to have sufficient funds in their dining account for them to purchase dining items in the MC cafeteria. To add funds, please use this link.

Mass Attire
Please note that Mass attire is required for all school liturgies. Please refer to the MC 2022 - 2023 Parent Student Handbook for dress code requirements.

Friday, September 16 - Mass of the Holy Spirit
Grade 10 and Grade 11 Parent Nights - 9.7 and 9.14
Grade 10 Parent Night
Wednesday, September 14 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Grade 11 Parent Night
Wednesday, September 7 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Freshman BBQ - 9.10 at 12 PM
MC will be hosting the annual Grade 9 Barbeque on Saturday, September 10 from 12 - 2 PM. This event will be held outside in/around the tent area which is directly adjacent to MC. Music, drinks and food will be provided for all. We look forward to welcoming our new families into the Malden Catholic community!

Parent Volunteers
Any parent with a student in Grades 10 - 12 who would like to help with the event, please contact Nurse Paquette at
Senior College Planning - 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.

College Visits
College representatives will begin visiting MC on Monday, September 12 and will continue to visit until early December.

Please reach out to School and College Counseling with any questions.
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
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 so you can be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event at Malden Catholic.
What's Happening Around MC?
A Celebration of Life for Tim Paquette '07
Thank you to everyone who attended A Celebration of Life event for Tim Paquette '07. The community was able to join together and enjoy a beautiful Mass and brunch that honored the life of this extraordinary alumnus!
Grades 9-11 Orientation
It was wonderful to welcome Grades 9-11 to the MC Campus this week!  Orientations allowed students to run through their schedules and get ready to begin the 2022 - 2023 school year.
Malden Catholic Grants Two New Rossi Scholarships for...

Malden Catholic granted Lisbeth Monteagudo '25, and David Beauvoir '26, two students from Everett, a newly designated Antonio Rossi Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships are each valued at $9,050 and named for the father of Attorney Anthony...

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Malden Catholic Grants Two New Rossi Scholarships for Everett Students
Malden Catholic was pleased to grant two Antonio Rossi Memorial Scholarships to Everett students, Lisbeth Monteagudo ‘25 and David Beauvoir ‘26. Check out the article in the "Everett Independent." Congratulations, Lisbeth and David!
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 an email to Mrs. Jeannine Reardon Esq. GC’89 P’23 at 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 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
With over 430 students participating in MC's fall athletic program this year, we look forward to an exciting year of supporting students' push for excellence both in the classroom and on the playing field and becoming leaders and role models within our school community and beyond. We invite everyone to join in supporting student-athletes at themed nights, Homecoming, Blackout Week, and state tournament runs with pride, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm!

Tuesday, September 6
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Bishop Fenwick HS
4:00 PM Boys JV Soccer Home vs Waltham HS
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer @ Carver HS
5:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey @ Bishop Fenwick HS
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Home vs Waltham HS

Wednesday, September 7
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Cross Country Tri Meet - Mystic Valley, Academy of Notre Dame, and Malden Catholic at Pine Banks
3:15 PM Boys Varsity Golf @ Xaverian (Brookmeadows CC)

Thursday, September 8
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball @ New Mission HS
4:00 PM Boys Freshman Football Home vs Weymouth HS

Friday, September 9
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Home vs Gloucester HS
4:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Weymouth HS
4:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer @ Bishop Fenwick HS
5:30 PM Girls JV Field Hockey Home vs Gloucester HS
6:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Weymouth HS
6:00 PM Girls JV Volleyball @ Weymouth HS
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football @ Weymouth HS

Saturday, September 10
10:00 AM Boys JV Football Home vs Weymouth HS