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Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Since 1935 and with over 17,000 alumni shaped by the Marist Brothers of the Schools, Central Catholic High School is proud to be celebrating Catholic Schools Week!

Catholic Schools Week 2019

We are proud to be a thriving Catholic community that welcomes students and families of various faiths and backgrounds.

Through our many programs and opportunities, students develop their God-given talents and abilities in a nurturing environment under the guidance of passionate, caring teachers.

This week, we celebrate our identity as a Catholic school – a identity that is reinforced each and every day throughout the year!

Click here to read why parents love Central Catholic!

Catholic Schools Week Events at CCHS

Catholic Schools Week Liturgy: Thursday, Jan. 31

We will be coming together as a school community for our annual Catholic Schools Week Liturgy on Wednesday in the Memorial Gymnasium.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast: Friday, Feb. 1

Thank you to the Parents Guild for expressing their appreciation for the faculty and staff of Central Catholic during Catholic Schools Week and for supporting CCHS all year!

Prayer Requests and Reflections: Coordinated by Marist Youth

Marist Youth is collecting prayer requests and reflections from the school community in honor of Catholic Schools Week. Each request will be incorporated into a prayer chain that will be hung in the Memorial Gymnasium.

The paper colors for this year’s prayer chain are blue since we will be donating Catholic Schools Week mission money to the Blue Missions in the Dominican Republic. Bro. Brian Poulin (former religious studies teacher at Central Catholic) is spending a year in the Dominican Republic working with this group founded by an alumnus of Christopher Columbus High School, a Marist High School in Miami. Visit Bro. Brian’s blog at: 

Students and teachers have been invited to submit a prayer request or a reflection on what makes them Marist or on what they are grateful for in their life.

Thank you to the members of our Marist Youth for taking the lead on this powerful initiative.

The greater CCHS community is also invited to submit special intentions to be remembered by the CCHS family.

This Week in Raider Nation, Catholic Schools Week Edition

Our regular, daily activities reflect our Raider, Marist, and Catholic School Spirit – providing students with the opportunity to grow, learn, and develop their interests.

Visit This Week in Raider Nation for more details on the events below, as well as our athletics schedule.

Sunday, Jan. 27

  • Marist Youth Encounter Retreat: students returned from a three-day retreat in Esopus, NY with other Marists schools energized by their faith
  • Ski & Snowboard Club: went to the mountaintop on a trip to Bretton Woods

Monday, Jan. 28

  • Concert Band: Rehearsal
  • Coding Club: Meeting
  • Passport Club: Meeting (exploring world cultures)
  • Creative Writing Club: Meeting
  • Board of Directors: Meeting, stewardship of our resources and mission, planning for the future

Tuesday, Jan. 29

  • Liturgical Band & Chorus: Rehearsal
  • Visions Literary/Arts Magazine & Coffeehouse: Meeting
  • Career Exploration Speaker: Nanotechnology with Aaron Manzi ’12
  • Dance Team: Practice
  • Chess Club: Meeting
  • Anime Club: Meeting
  • Mock Trial: Team Meeting
  • Project Recycle: Paper Collection
  • Robotics Club: Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 30

  • Catholic Schools Week Liturgy
  • Amnesty International: Meeting
  • Bowling Club: Outing
  • Civilizations Club: Meeting (games of Risk)
  • Junior Achievement Company Program: Blended Model (after-school business/entrepreneur course)
  • Karate Club: Practice

Thursday, Jan. 31

  • Catholic Schools Week Liturgy
  • Art Club: Meeting
  • Competitive Math Team: Practice
  • Praying the Rosary
  • Drone Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Spectrum: Meeting

Friday, Feb. 1

  • Faculty/Staff Appreciation Breakfast by the Parents Guild
  • Concert Band: Rehearsal
  • First Friday Communion Service
  • Winter Spirit Rally
  • International Students: Chinese New Year Celebration
  • Admissions Decisions Released for Class of 2023!

More details available at This Week in Raider Nation, including our athletics schedule.

Ongoing and Additional Activities 

  • Academic Success Center: If students need academic support, all they have to do is “ASC” at our Academic Success Center (ASC) – which offers professional and peer-to-peer tutoring (through National Honor Society) every Tuesday and Thursday, in addition to study skill workshops held at various times during the year.
  • Athletics: Visit This Week in Raider Nation or the MVC Schedule Website.
  • Spirit Show Sign-Ups: This week, the Student Council offered sign-ups for next week’s auditions (on 2/7) for the Spirit Show (on 3/8)
  • Foosball, Table Tennis, and the Raider Pub: Students gather after school each day in the Memorial Gymnasium for games and snacks.

Thank you to all those who support Catholic education, and thank you to all those who support the transformative experience and programs at Central Catholic High School!


Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit, call 978-682-0260, or email

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.