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Welcome Home, Class of 1973

Members of the Class of 1973 from Central Catholic, Saint Mary High School, and Presentation of Mary Academy celebrated the 50-year anniversary of their graduation!

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Alums with Golden Diplomas
Alum receiving Golden Diploma from President
Alums recognized at Commencement

Members of the Class of 1973 held their Golden Anniversary Reunion from Wednesday, May 24, through Friday, May 26, 2023.

Over 60 alums from CCHS, SMHS, and PMA attended events over the course of the three days.  

  • The event kicked off with our Welcome Home Reception at Haverhill Country Club on Wednesday!
  • On Thursday, classmates enjoyed tours of the Central Catholic Campus led by members of our Student Alumni Association (SAA).
  • Tours were followed by the Golden Diploma Breakfast (the Class of 1973 was joined by members of the Class of 1953 on the occasion of their 70-year Reunion).
  • Several classmates served as Grand Marshalls for Central Catholic's 85th Commencement.
  • The Reunion wrapped upon Friday evening with a Reunion Mass in memory of deceased classmates in Carney Family Chapel and a Reunion Celebration at Salvatore's Riverwalk in Lawrence.

It was a great few days filled with sharing memories and making new ones.  

Looking forward to the 55-Year Reunion in 2028!

The Golden Anniversary Recognition at Commencement

By David M. Defillippo '66

Class Photos

Central Catholic High School - Class of 1973

Central Catholic High School - Class of 1953

Class of 1953 with certificates

St. Mary High School - Class of 1973

Presentation of Mary Academy - Class of 1973

Reunion Celebration

Friday, May 26, 2023 - Salvatore's Restaurant

Commencement Recognition

Thursday, May 25, 2023 - Memorial Gymnasium

Golden Diploma Breakfast & Tours

Thursday, May 25, 2023 - CCHS Campus & Catalano Library

Welcome Home Reception

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 - Haverhill Country Club

"In the midst of Lawrence City..."

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Your Reunion Ambassadors

  • Jim Boucher '73

  • Jack Gilhooly '73

  • Ron Karcz '73

  • Kevin Keleher '73

  • Bruce Minsky '73

  • Ann-Marie Nyhan-Doherty '73PMA

  • Tina (Zisa) Jessie '73PMA

  • Paula Goggin '73PMA

Would you consider serving as a Reunion Ambassador?

Find out more by contacting David Erwin, Chief Advancement Officer,, 978-682-0260 ext. 656.

Welcome Home banner in front of Memorial Gymnasium

Contact Mr. David Erwin P'24 with any questions.

David Erwin

David Erwin

Chief Advancement Officer

The Class of 1973 Comment Board

The Class of 1973 Comment Board

Your classmates would love to hear from you!

Post below to say, "Hello," share any news, recall some of your favorite memories of teachers and classmates, and let your classmates know what reunion events you'll be attending!

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Student News

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This year's graduating class gathered in the Memorial Gymnasium on May 21 to celebrate each other and their achievements and contributions to the Raider Family. Congratulations to the Class of 2023 and all of the award recipients!

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Thank you to the Central Catholic Library & Media Center and the CCHS Animal Welfare Club for working with the Pets & People Foundation to bring in Therapy Animals as students take their AP Exams!

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During her senior year, Class President Ranjana Ramesh '23 has been recognized as a National Merit Finalist, a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist, and a Cameron Impact Scholar. She recently committed to attend Brown University, selecting it over Harvard, Dartmouth, and a host of other great options.

Band on stage

The arts came alive at Central Catholic in April with the culmination of efforts from throughout the year! Be sure to check out the photo albums from the Theatre Guild's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Spring Concerts by the Band & Chorus programs, and the Art Expo 2023 Opening and Closing Receptions!

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Join us on Thursday, April 27, for the Spring Chorus Concert and the Closing Reception of Art Expo 2023! View photos from the Opening Reception and the Spring Band Concert held on April 13.

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Come celebrate the talents and work of our student-artists and musicians! Join us on Thursday, April 13, for the Art Expo 2023 Opening Reception and the Spring Band Concert, followed on April 27 by the Art Expo 2023 Closing Reception and the Spring Chorus Concert.

Alumni News

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The wave is coming on Thursday, June 8, 2023, when Central Catholic celebrates Raider Day of Giving 2023! Raider Day of Giving is a powerful fundraising effort that connects everyone who loves and supports the mission of Central Catholic High School!

Alumni take a campus tour

As the CCHS community celebrated the 85th Commencement Exercises, the Class of 1973 celebrated their 50-Year Golden Anniversary Reunion from Wed., May 24 through Fri., May 26, 2023. Over 60 alums from Central Catholic High School, Saint Mary High School, and Presentation of Mary Academy participated. Members of the Class of 1953 also enjoyed their 70-Year Reunion!

Graduate on stage, arms raised triumphantly

The Central Catholic Family is preparing to celebrate the Class of 2023 in a multitude of ways in the upcoming week: the Senior Awards Gala on Sunday, May 21; the Baccalaureate Mass on Tuesday, May 23; SeniorFest 2023 on Wednesday, May 24; and the 85th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, May 25. Congratulations, Class of 2023!

College 101: Insight & Advice from the Class of 2022

On May 17, 2023, several members of the Class of 2022 returned to give members of the Class of 2023 some college advice as part of College 101, a Senior Counseling Seminar designed to provide graduating seniors with insight, perspectives, and first-person advice to help them make a smooth transition to college.

Golfers on cart

Monday, May 15, is the final day of the Early Bird pricing for Central Catholic's Golf Classic, which is being held Monday, July 24, at Haverhill Golf & Country Club. Both morning and afternoon flights are filling up - both flights sold out last year!

Seniors holding lawn signs and t-shirts

The Central Catholic Family is preparing to celebrate the Class of 2023 in a multitude of ways! On Wednesday, April 26, seniors gathered in their college sweatshirts with one month to Commencement to be welcomed as future Raider Alumni into the CCHS Alumni Association.