Weekly Update
John Thornburg
Dear Parents,
It was wonderful to be able to see all of the Seniors walking through the halls and courtyard at Malden Catholic yesterday. During Senior Visit Day, I had the chance to hear about their plans for next year, while maintaining an appropriate social distance. I could also see their smiles underneath their masks. We are very excited about the plans we have in place to celebrate our Seniors. Everyone in the class will receive a special gift next week and the Rolling Rally is scheduled for June 20, so we will all be able to celebrate at MC in a safe manner. For more information, please join me for my Headmaster Coffee today at 4 PM .
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We also are very proud of our Underclassmen! They have been working hard all semester and we will host our Virtual Girls' Underclass Awards and Recognition Night on June 3 at 4 PM. The Virtual Boys' Underclass Awards and Recognition event will take place on June 4 at 4 PM as well.

Remember, Malden Catholic will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 25. No classes will be held. Enjoy this beautiful long weekend!
Thank you for your prayers and support.
John K. Thornburg
What's New?
Senior Spotlight
Malden Catholic is honoring the leaders of the Class of 2020 at the Brother Gilbert Stadium with a Senior Spotlight. This week, Valedictorian, Michael Sekenski, and Salutatorian, Ciro Carbone , joined us at 8:20 PM on the field to recognize their accomplishments over their four years at Malden Catholic. Congratulations to these outstanding Seniors!

Next year, Michael Sekenski will attend Northeastern University and Ciro Carbone will attend Boston College.
Coffee Hour With the Headmaster Today
Headmaster Thornburg, along with Senior Administrators Brother Puccio, Robert Bucchino and Jeff Smith will host a Coffee Hour with the Headmaster today to discuss the plans for the Malden Catholic Senior Class of 2020 events and graduation. Please join us for this GoToMeeting at 4 PM.

The plans for celebrating the Senior Class of 2020 are available on the MC Website under Student Life/Seniors.

MC's Masked Singer
The talent at MC is unleashed with our first-ever Masked Singer Contest. Can you guess who is behind the mask? Enjoy the performance and send your best guess to mccormackj@maldencatholic.org. We will reveal this talented woman or man in next week's Weekly Update. Good luck, everyone!
John Walsh '98 Announced as New Varsity Boys Head Basketball Coach
Malden Catholic Director of Athletics, William Raycraft is proud to announce the hiring of John Walsh, class of 1998. Walsh will take over as the new Head Coach of the Boys Basketball program after serving three seasons as the Coach of Central Catholic.

Walsh has compiled a record of 175-39 in his 9 seasons as a Head Coach. The Lancers are incredibly excited to welcome John Walsh back!

Welcome Back, Seniors!
Yesterday, 84 Seniors visited the school in small socially-distanced groups to clean out their lockers, grab a "Class of the Quarantined" t-shirt and take photos with Headmaster Thornburg and Bro. Puccio.

Thank you to all of the Seniors who visited! If you were not able to stop by yesterday, you will be able to pick up your package when the Underclassmen pick up their locker items. The date will be announced soon.
Joe O'Donnell '62 to Receive Harvard Medal
On Monday, May 18, Harvard University announced the three recipients to this year's Harvard Medal. One of this year's recipients is Malden Catholic graduate, Joe O'Donnell '62 (Harvard class of 1967). O'Donnell also received his MBA in 1971.

The Harvard Medal recognizes extraordinary service to the University in a variety of areas, such as teaching, fundraising, leadership, and innovation.

Congratulations Mr. O'Donnell. We are so blessed to have you in our MC family!

Friday Funday - MC Art Contest
This week's Friday Funday challenge is an Art Contest and we have already received FANTASTIC student submissions! Students are encouraged to create a piece of art in any style (portrait, landscape or still life) and any medium. Take a picture of your creation, and submit your photo to Mr. McCormack at mccormackj@maldencatholic.org by Friday, May 22 at noon. The winner will receive an Amazon gift certificate!
Campus Ministry
Ascension Thursday Prayer Service
Morning Prayer for Wednesday
Campus Ministers, Dr. Baccari and Ms. Foley have provided us with a morning prayer that celebrates the feast day of St. Anselm of Canterbury. Prayers are created Monday through Thursday and available on MC's YouTube Channel.

Virtual Lunch
Students are invited to check-in and connect with Campus Ministry on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for Virtual Lunch from 11:30-12.

If you are interested in attending, please email campusministry@maldencatholic.org.
Virtual Rosary - Today at 2 PM
All are invited to join Campus Ministers, Ms. Foley and Dr. Baccari for a virtual Rosary every Wednesday at 2 PM. This is a great way to connect with other students and teachers during the week.

Password: 659708
Last "Pizza and Prayer"
Join Campus Ministry for the last "Pizza and Prayer" meeting of the year! This is a great way to give our Senior leaders a big send off. Pizza and Prayer will meet tomorrow at 5 PM.

Password: 711887
Information for All
Summer Classes - $100 for MC Students
Malden Catholic is offering an extensive selection of classes this summer and the discounted rate for MC students is $100/class. Keep your skills sharp and your mind engaged with core classes and exciting electives such as STEM: Engineering Everywhere, Introduction to Python Programming, Music History, Contemporary and Commercial Dance with Video Production, College Application 101, Public Speaking, Musical Theater Workshop and much more.

Classes are filling up, so sign up soon.

Phase I Reopening List
May 18 - with restrictions
• Places of worship - with guidelines
• Essential businesses, manufacturing and construction
• Hospitals and community health centers - high priority preventative care and high-risk patients
• Public transit riders on the MBTA - masks required

May 25 - with restrictions
• Hair salons, barbershops by appointment and pet grooming (curbside drop off/pick up)
• Car washes – exterior washing only
• Laboratories and life sciences facilities
• Offices (not in Boston) but must be less than 25% maximum occupancy;
• Retail for remote services and curbside pick up
• Beaches, parks, drive-in theaters, athletic fields and courts, outdoor adventure activities, most fishing, hunting and boating, along with outdoor gardens, zoos, reserves and public installations
• Day Care: Childcare operating at reduced capacity and for children of workers with no safe alternative

June 1
• Offices in Boston - The state will issue a  checklist  for each industry.