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Celebrating the Christmas Season at Central Catholic

Celebrating the Christmas Season at Central Catholic
Thank you to the Band & Choir Programs for a joyous Christmas Concert, There's No Business Like 'Snow' Business, and thank you to the Student Alumni Association for hosting the annual Family Christmas Gift-Wrapping Party!  
The Spirit fo Christmas is alive at Central Catholic!
What better time to celebrate the spirit, talents, and generosity of our students than during the Christmas season?

Christmas Events at Central Catholic

Students decorating tree.

The Raider Family Christmas Gift-Wrapping Party

Sat., Dec. 8, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Baroni Hall, Central Catholic High School

Student Alumni AssociationAlumni, friends, and current families are invited to join us for a Family Christmas Gift Wrapping Party sponsored by the Student Alumni Association. Bring your family and enjoy hot chocolate, treats, holiday crafts, and songs with a special appearance by Santa himself!
Each family is asked to bring one toy to donate. SAA members will wrap the gifts to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence at their annual Christmas Party.


Students in band program standing on risers in front of stage

The Band & Choir Christmas Concert: There's No Business Like 'Snow Business'

Sat., Dec. 8, 7:00 PM, Memorial Gymnasium, Central Catholic High School

The Central Catholic Band and Choir Programs is holding the Annual Prism Concert Event.

Band Performances featuring...

Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, Chamber Ensembles.

Choral performances featuring...

A cappella group Central Harmony, the Concert Choir.

Musical Directors:

Ms. Danielle Marine, Band Director
Mr. Willie Jones, Choral Director

Concert flyer for the 2018 WInter Prism Concert


Sharing the Spirit of Christmas

The Christmas Project

Each year, the CCHS community works to support families in need throughout the Merrimack Valley through this student-run program. We do this by adopting over 50 families each year from the community, sent to us from local agencies, including Catholic Charities and Lazarus House Ministries. Each homeroom is assigned one of these families and is given a wish list of items that this family would like to receive at Christmas. Money is raised through various fundraisers to purchase these items, helping each family have a better Christmas. The CCHS community raises $8,000 annually for the Christmas Project. Thank you for your support of this important initiative!
The Christmas Project Team
Students: Natalia Clark '19, Hanna Scotch '19, Clare Fallon '20, Hugh O'Connor '21
Faculty: Mrs. Vicki Blaszak, Mrs. Diana Chase, Mr. Tim Hart '85

Watch Elf with the Cinema Club & Theatre Guild

The Cinema Club & Theatre Guild are collaborating to offer a showing of Elf in the Rogers Memorial Theater after school on Wed., Dec. 12. Students and faculty are invited to come find out the best way to spread Christmas cheer! 

The Library Holiday Java Jam

On Thurs., Dec. 20, students, faculty, and staff are invited to the Library Holiday Java Jam at 7:15 AM in the Library & Media Center (3rd floor of the Hampshire Street Building). Enjoy coffee, books, and seasonal music played by our talented band members.


The School-Wide Advent/Christmas Prayer Service

Bro. Rene speaks at the 2016 school-wude Advent/Christmas Prayer Service

On Fri., Dec. 21, the entire school community will come together in the Memorial Gymnasium for the annual Christmas Prayer Service.
Logo for Central Catholic Visions Coffeehouse

Visions Christmas Coffeehouse

Students and faculty are invited to come and join the staff of Visions Literary/Arts Magazine for our Christmas Coffeehouse after school on Fri., Dec. 21, in Baroni Hall at 6:00 PM. Floor show begins at 6:15 PM. Enjoy a night full of entertainment, art, food, and holiday cheer! 

Christmas Vacation begins at dismissal on Fri., Dec. 21

Have a Merry Christmas and a safe, fun, and relaxing Christmas break!
Classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 7.


Raider Athletics: Catch a Wave with the Red Sea

The Red Sea

Join us as we root on Raider Athletics during the winter season!

For schedules and updates, visit the MVC schedule page and follow CCRaider_sports on Twitter.

Go, Raiders!

The 2018 Commonwealth Motors Christmas Classic

Commonwealth Motors Classic LogoDecember 27, 28, 29, 30

(Formerly the Greater Lawrence Christmas Basketball Tournament)
Follow @MVHoopsGuru on Twitter for updates:

Boys Division: Hosted by North Andover High School
Day 1 Matchups, Thurs., Dec. 27
  • 2:30 PM: Londonderry v SJP 
  • 4:15 PM: Andover v Lawrence 
  • 6:00 PM: Methuen v Central Catholic 
  • 7:45 PM: Bishop Guertin v North Andover

Girls Division: Hosted by Andover High School
Day 1 Matchups, Thurs., Dec. 27 

  • 2:30 PM: Winnacunnet v Bishop Guertin 
  • 4:15 PM: Pentuckey v Westford 
  • 6:00 PM: Londonderry v Central Catholic 
  • 7:45 PM: North Andover v Andover


Supporting Central Catholic

The Central Catholic experience is made possible by the generous support of our parents, alumni, and friends. The Christmas Season is an important reminder of our many blessings.

Make an End-of-Year Gift!

December 31 is the final day to make a tax-deductible gift for the 2018 tax year.
Click here to make your gift.

Support CCHS Through AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile: You Shop, Amazon Gives

We are happy to report that Central Catholic receives donations from Amazon through the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. If you select Central Catholic High School as the recipient of Amazon's donation, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases year-round to CCHS.
Now you are ready to shop on Amazon as you would normally do. The donation to CCHS happens behind the scenes after you place an order. Remember, always start at We encourage you to pass this on to friends and family.
Wishing you a joyful Christmas season and a Blessed New Year!

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.