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Celebrating Freshman Grandparents Day

Celebrating Freshman Grandparents Day

On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, the Central Catholic Family welcomed over 600 people to our Freshman Grandparents Day!

All attendees - freshmen, grandparents, and friends - enjoyed lunch and musical performances. 

The Class of 2025 Freshman Grandparents Day Photo Album

Following the program in the Memorial Gymnasium, students led their grandparents on tours throughout the school and visited the Raider Campus Store.

Student and grandmother leaving the Raider Campus Store

Thank you to:

  • Our Master of Ceremonies, Mr. David DeFillippo '66;
  • Our President, Christopher Sullivan '81, for his welcoming remarks;
  • Our student performers, Caleb Cascio '24 and Catherine Mangione '22, for sharing their musical talents;
  • Our student volunteers from the Student Alumni Association for their hospitality and service;
  • Our Campus Minister, President Emeritus Bro. Rene Roy, FMS, '59, and our Campus Ministry students, for leading those present in prayer;
  • The Party Connection, for catering another delicious meal;
  • Our Director of Buildings & Grounds, Mr. Tim Whyte, and our maintenance staff; and Mr. Shawn Hanson, our Systems Administrator; for taking care of the logistics that made the day possible; 
  • The CCHS Parents Guild, whose volunteers provided hospitality, helping to set up, organize, and serve!

And perhaps, most importantly of all, thank you to our Grandparents for your presence in our lives and for your legacy of love, wisdom, and sacrifice.

Video: Grandparent Memories

Thank you to all those families who sent in photos of freshmen with their grandparents!

Be sure to visit the Grandparents Day page!

Student with grandparents
Student with grandmother


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.

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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.