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Merry Christmas from Central Catholic

Merry Christmas from Central Catholic

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Central Catholic!

On behalf of the entire Central Catholic High School community, we send our sincerest wishes to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with many blessings and God’s grace. 

Six students in red CCHS gear at the 2019 Methuen Festival of Trees

May the countless gifts of Christ be with you this Christmas and remain throughout the year! 

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us know go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us."
Luke 2:15

Christmas Vacation 

Have a Merry Christmas and a safe, fun, and relaxing Christmas break!

Classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 6.

Office Hours During Christmas Break

Please note that the Main Office and administrative offices will be closed on the following dates over Christmas Vacation:

  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019: Christmas Eve Day
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019: Christmas Day
  • Thursday, December 26, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2019: Day before New Year’s Day
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020: New Year’s Day
  • Thursday, January 2, 2020: Founding of the Marist Brothers Day

Before coming in on other dates during vacation, please confirm that the person or office you need to see or visit is available and is not on vacation or unavailable due to other commitments.

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Scenes from Christmas at Central Catholic

The 3rd Annual Winter Prism Concert

Presented by the Band and Choir programs on Saturday, December 14, featuring the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band, Chamber Ensembles, a cappella group Central Harmony and the Concert Choir.

Student playing bag pipes by Christmas tree
Students singing on stage
Percussion ensemble performing
Students performing on stage.
Students singing
Band performing


The Raider Family Christmas Gift-Wrapping Party

Hosted by the Student Alumni Association on Saturday, December 14. Student volunteers and attendees donated and wrapped over 150 gifts that were sent to the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence for their annual Christmas Party.

Group picture of student volunteers
Students wrapping gifts
Santa talkin with a young boy


The Advent Prayer Service

The entire school community came together on Friday, December 20 to celebrate the annual Advent Prayer Service.

Student reading at podium with advent wreath in foreground
Students in camel costume
Students dressed as Joseph and Mary, holding a baby
Four teachers at prayer service wearing Christmas sweaters


The Christmas Project

The Central Catholic community came together to provide Christmas gifts for 48 families!

Studnets holding gifts
Students organizing gifts
Students organizing gifts
Students carrying gifts to cars


Visions Christmas Coffeehouse

Students and faculty came together on Saturday, December 21 for the annual Christmas Coffeehouse!

Student performing
Student performing
Hall full of students watching performers
Student singing
Student singing
Students smiling while watchin performance


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!


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 2019 tax year.
Click here to make your gift.
Thank you to all you who make the Central Catholic experience possible!
Wishing you a joyful Christmas season and a Blessed New Year!
Students and staff in CCHS winter hats and scarves, posing for the Christymas card photo, laughing and smiling.

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.