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Leading in the Marist Way

Leading in the Marist Way

In early August, seven rising juniors traveled to Indiana to participate in the Marist Youth Leadership Camp with Campus Minister Mrs. Earline Tweedie and Marists from all across the country.

Photo above, back row from left to right: Matthew Kriner '24, Brian LeBlanc '24, Joseph Musumarra '24; Front row from left to right: Sara Toto '24, Mrs. Earline Tweedie, Alessandra Sacchetti '24, Gabriella Tryon '24, and Caleb Cascio '24

Nine Marist schools from around the USA (MA, NY, NJ, FL, IL, TX and OR) were represented, coming together in the spirit of Marist family.

Students having fun around a table

Participants developed their practical skills, including leading prayer services, facilitating small group discussions, coordinating activities, and giving witness.

Band performing
Students around the campfire
Students at an assembly

Students are returning to their schools with an increased capacity for leadership that will empower them to run freshman retreats and help build a Marist community and a better understanding of what it means to be Marist.

Students walking away along road




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About the Marist Brothers of the Schools

The Marist Brothers of the Schools is a Roman Catholic congregation of vowed teaching brothers founded by Saint Marcellin Champagnat in France in 1817.

Central Catholic was founded in 1935 by Brother Florentius and the Marist Brothers.

Our identity as Marists and as Catholics informs every aspect of school life.

Bro. Rene, arms outsretched

Above photo: Bro. Rene Roy, FMS, '59, Campus Minister and President Emeritus

Being Marist

Guided by the vision of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, we are dedicated to the education and spiritual development of the young. We are called to prepare young minds and hearts to succeed and make a difference in the world.

As Marists, we believe strongly in the importance and power of family; it’s at the very heart of the Central Catholic experience.

So much of what our alumni remember most—the abiding respect for everyone in our community, our commitment to the least favored, the dedication of our faculty, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship, can be traced directly back to the Marist tradition of family spirit.

Student holding sign that says, "Wake, Pray, Slay"

Marks of the Marist Student

  1. Faith-filled Disciples: Marist students come to possess a strong sense of God and a personal relationship with Jesus, Mary and Saint Marcellin fostered through religious formation, a sacramental life, and prayer.
  2. Empowered Witnesses: Marist students, recognizing Mary as their model and companion, become joyful witnesses to God’s love in their lives, enabling them to see Christ in others, to live simply, morally and with integrity, respecting all of life and creation.
  3. Agents of Justice and Service: Marist students grow in their understanding of Catholic social teaching and stand in compassionate solidarity with the least favored.
  4. Leaders: Marist students recognize that they are lovingly created by God with unique gifts and talents which, through their Baptism, they are called to develop and share with the Church and the wider community.
  5. Spirit-filled members of Family & Community: Marist students embody a spirit which celebrates and welcomes all.

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.