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Helping our Neighbors in Need

Helping our Neighbors in Need

Thank you to our Marist Youth and to everyone who helped make a difference by participating in the Pop Your Trunk Food Drive on Friday, November 13 in support of our neighbors in need at Lazarus House Ministries!

The CCHS community collected and donated over a truckload of food from this one-day event.

Truck full of food


About Marist Youth

CCHS students, united by the vision and mission of St. Marcellin Champagnat, meet periodically for prayer, discussion and fellowship. Through the efforts of Marist Youth, CCHS supports Marist schools in impoverished/war torn countries through fundraising efforts.

Marist Youth also participate in activities that include: Catholic Schools Week, school liturgies, Marist Youth gatherings at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Marist Leadership Training at Marist Retreat House in Esopus, New York.

Marist Youth instruct Freshmen about the vision of St. Marcellin Champagnat, founder of the Marist Brothers at Freshman Day at Camp Marist, through classroom presentations, and at Camp Champagnat Leadership Institute held in June after school closes.


About Lazarus House Ministries

Since opening its doors as an emergency homeless shelter in 1983, Lazarus House has been breaking the cycle of poverty in the Merrimack Valley region.

Their food and clothing programs assist families by stretching their dollars so they can afford rent, heat, and utilities. Housing provides a safe haven for homeless families and individuals.

Lazarus House Ministries was co-founded by a Marist Brother and member of the CCHS Faculty at the time: Bro. Thomas Petitte, FMS. 

Student carrying box of food

Thank you for helping us to feed our neighbors in need!

Student and staff loading truck

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.