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Celebrating our Grandparents

Celebrating our Grandparents

On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, the Central Catholic Family welcomed over 600 people to our Freshman Grandparents Day for the Class of 2026!

Gymnasium filled with people

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

The Class of 2026 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.

Family walking by Campus Store

Thank you to:

  • Our Master of Ceremonies, Mr. David DeFillippo ’66;
  • Our President, Christopher Sullivan ’81, for his welcoming remarks;
  • Our student performer, Erin Olverson '23, for sharing her musical talents;
  • Our student volunteers from the Student Alumni Association for their hospitality and service;
  • Mr. Timothy Hart '85, Campus Minister & Religious Studies Teacher, 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 Manager of IT Services, 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 and for your legacy of love, wisdom, and sacrifice.

Grandmother and granddaughter on balcony overlooking gymnasium

Video: Grandparent Memories

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

President and students on stage

Make a Gift in Honor of Your Grandchild

We invite you to consider making a financial, philanthropic gift to Central Catholic in honor of your grandchild or grandchildren so that CCHS can continue to pass on its blessings to all grandkids - yours, ours, and the generations to come. 

Your grandchild/grandchildren will receive a special message letting them know of your thoughtful gift made in their honor. The nature and size of the gift will not be included in the message.

Be sure to visit the Grandparents Day page!

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.