MCCHS FRIDAY FOCUS
236th ISSUE: September 2, 2022
From the Desk of Rev. Charles Warren
It is good that we are here!
The year has started so well but….
The last few weeks of readings during mass have been brutal. Jesus doesn’t seem to pull a single punch. This last weekend he pointed out how all the guests at a party were too concerned with having honorable places at the tables. Then he called out the host for only inviting those who could repay him for the feast instead of the social outcasts who could not. Friends, don’t invite Jesus to your parties unless you like being uncomfortable.
Our whole existence as Marian Central imitates what the God-man commanded his students to do long ago. To go out to those in need! This cherished time of college preparation is not merely academic (though study is essential) nor merely social (though relationships matter too). We must prepare the entire person in their humanity, in their intellect, in their spirituality, and in their sense of mission.
Someone remarked that the first home volleyball game had a bigger student section than they had ever seen, I saw that and agreed. I saw students helping each other to work out safely in the weight room. Our Hurricanes welcomed our young friends to the Sports-a-palooza this weekend.
If you think our students are worried more about honor than about people, I’d say you’re way off. We are so proud of what good our students do, but even more proud of who they are. Made with tremendous dignity in the image and likeness of God. Our program of curriculum and extra-curriculars changes our students for the better, and they change the program for the better.
Please pray that the good God has begun in our students this year is brought to fulfillment.
Would you like to shift your tax dollars from the state of Illinois to Marian Central Catholic? Would you like to receive a 75% tax credit? Would you like to help more students attend our school? If you answered yes to any of the three questions, join us on Wednesday, September 14 at 5:30pm at Woodstock Country Club to learn more!
Spiritual Life Schedule
Mass - All regular school days at 3:00 pm, except early release days; Every Tuesday at 7:30 am
Confessions - Every day at 2:40 pm or see Fr. Warren
Adoration - Every day during lunches
Rosary - Every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am
Juniors will have the opportunity to take a free practice ACT on Thursday, October 20th beginning at 12:30pm. The test will last until approximately 4:30pm. To register for the exam, please visit Revolution Prep's website. For more information, please contact either Mr. Wochner or Mrs. Diamon in the Guidance Office.
Military Service Academies Presentation
Juniors and Seniors who are interested in applying to one of the service academies and pursuing a Congressional nomination are encouraged to attend a virtual event hosted by Representative Underwood.
There will be representatives from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, NY), U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), U.S. Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO), U.S. Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT), and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY). Representatives and staff will be available to answer any questions you may have about the application process.
To register for the virtual presentation, please do so here: https://bit.ly/ServiceAcademyInfoSession
During this event, each Academy will host a breakout room, where they will present information specific to their school. Attendees will only be able to attend one service academy information session. If you are interested in learning about more than one service academy, your parent/guardian can RSVP by filling out the form with their information.
As a reminder, students who are interested in attending the Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, Naval Academy, or West Point will need a nomination to do so. Applications for nominations from Rep. Underwood are due by Nov. 30 at 5PM. You can find more information and the application here: https://underwood.house.gov/services/military-academy-nominations
University of Notre Dame Presentation
A representative from the University of Notre Dame will be at Marian Central Catholic High School on Tuesday, September 20th at 7:00pm. This presentation is open to any Marian Central Catholic student, and their families, who is interested in learning more about the highly selective university. The presentation will take place in our auditorium, and you will enter through doors 7 and 8. Please note that this evening program will be open to area high school students as well, so please plan to arrive a little early to secure your seat.
Youth Volleyball Night - September 6
Join us for a night of fun, games, and prizes! Wear your school's spirit wear and bring your best team chants to win a Meet and Greet with the Marian Central Varsity players! Participate in a serving game for a chance to win swag and get the feel of performing on the main court. Can't wait to see you there!
Volunteers Needed - Donation Back to Marian
A local event, Huntley Fall Fest, is looking for parent volunteers on Saturday, September 24 in the afternoon for parking. Huntley Fall Fest generously donates money back to Marian Central if we provide volunteers to help. Please consider helping out - sign up here: Huntley Fall Fest: Parking Lots (signupgenius.com)
Next Week's College Visits in Guidance
All juniors and seniors may attend these visits. Students must receive permission from their teachers to attend each visit and must sign up for all visits in SCOIR.
Tuesday 9/6: East Carolina University-1st Period, University of Northern Iowa-3rd Period
Wednesday 9/7: St. Ambrose University-4th Period
Thursday 9/8: Nova Southeastern University-1st Period, DePaul University-3rd Period, Iowa State University-4th Period, Wartburg College-10th Period
Senior portraits will be taken at Marian during the school day on:
Tuesday, September 13th (ladies)
Thursday, September 15th (gentlemen)
Please see the attire guidelines below for these portraits. Ordering information and schedules will be provided at a later date.
Appropriate attire on this day includes dress pants or uniform pants and a modest blouse or sweater that covers the shoulders. Dresses/skirts are not allowed. No nose rings/studs, facial piercing, and no more than two earrings per ear will be permitted on girls. Hair must conform to Student Handbook guidelines.
Gentlemen must wear a white shirt and tie, a sport coat or suit coat, and dress pants or uniform pants. No nose rings/studs, facial hair, facial piercing, and no earrings will be permitted on boys. Hair must conform to Student Handbook guidelines.
Important Dates - College Planning
Financial Aid Night
Wednesday, September 28th; 7:00pm - 8:00pm
(Illinois Student Assistance Commission
will present changes to FAFSA application and process)
NACAC National College Fair
Saturday, October 1st; 11:00am - 3:00pm
at McCormick Place in Chicago
College Fair at McHenry County College
Tuesday, October 4th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
College Fair at Elgin Community College
Wednesday, October 12th
6:00pm - 8:00pm