96th Edition: December 14, 2018

Pilgrims on the Way of Truth

WEEK AT-A-GLANCE December 15 - 21 , 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

9:00 am: Musical Set Building/Costume Prep in Auditorium

9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Cheer Exhibition - Landers' Pavilion

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

7:45 am: Daily Mass in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: Confessions in Chapel

Tuesday, December 18 , 2018 - MID-YEAR TUITION DUE TODAY!

7:45 am: Daily Mass offered in Chapel

4th - 6th pds: Confessions in Chapel

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - SEMESTER 1 EXAMS, PDS 1 & 2 - 10:45 AM DISMISSAL

7:45 am: Daily Mass offered in the Chapel

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - SEMESTER 1 EXAMS, PDS 3, 4-6, 7 - 12:05 PM DISMISSAL

7:45 am: Daily Mass offered in the Chapel

Friday, December 21, 2018 - SEMESTER 1 EXAMS, PDS 8 & 9 - 10:45 AM DISMISSAL

7:45 am: Daily Mass offered in the Chapel

Check out our detailed Athletic Calendar for all practice times, team dinners, and "Away" games for this week!

For a detailed calendar of all MCCHS Clubs & Organizations meetings and events, please see our Clubs & Organizations Website!

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FORMED on Demand

Marian Central is blessed to have incorporated into the curriculum FORMED on Demand which is an Internet-based subscription service offering access to thousands of studies, films, audios, and eBooks. Join Now!

Congratulations to this year's ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS!!!

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The following Marian Central Catholic High School students were named 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars:

Meghan Frank ~ Algonquin, IL

Marco Gomez ~ Algonquin, IL

Mallory Hill ~ Woodstock, IL

Jordan Kaufmann ~ Woodstock, IL

Madelyn Koscinski ~ Johnsburg, IL

Kayla Lambert ~ Algonquin, IL

Dean Matthew Limosnero ~ Crystal Lake, IL

Meghan Lingle ~ Crystal Lake, IL

Lindsey Litterer ~ Lake In The Hills, IL

Gabrielle McKenna ~ Johnsburg, IL

Jonathan McKenna ~ Johnsburg, IL

Rubi Miderski ~ Bull Valley, IL

Quinn Moceri ~ Lake In The Hills, IL

Abigail Noe ~ Woodstock, IL

Joseph Noonan ~ Crystal Lake, IL

Lauren Payton ~ Algonquin, IL

Ky Perrone ~ Woodstock, IL

Sean Piedmonte ~ Lakewood, IL

Camryn Pischke ~ Cary, IL

Anna Podborny ~ Fox River Grove, IL

Jenna Powers ~ Cary, IL

Taylor Powers ~ Cary, IL

Colin Raclawski ~ Algonquin, IL

Brooke Rodden ~ Round Lake, IL

Caitlin Rokus ~ Woodstock, IL

Michael Scatena ~ McHenry, IL

Mackenzie Schwalbach ~Woodstock, IL

Haley Stiscak ~ Crystal Lake, IL

Max Striedl ~ Lake In The Hills, IL

Maura Sullivan ~ Wonder Lake, IL

Victoria Teteak ~ Crystal Lake, IL

Viktor Wilson-Miller ~ Algonquin, IL

Kara Zubo ~ Algonquin, IL

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 757 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test scores and sixth semester class rank.

Who is YOUR Real Life Santa Claus? Essay Winners Announced!

And the winners are Robert Sbarounis and Marissa Rybinski!

We had over a dozen thoughtful essay entries that made the selection committee smile, laugh, and cry! All entries were assigned a number (names removed) and presented to the Parent Association for consideration, and Fr. Twenty had the honor of selecting the two winners from the four finalist essays!

Thank you to our Parent Association for creating this meaningful celebration to add to our holiday season!

"My grandfather's gift to me was empathy. This gift was “unwrapped” when my grandfather took me with him to Ecuador. I was like a ordinary citizen, I went on the bus, which is unheard of, with my grandfather to the city hall to pay bills. Consequently, I saw how the other half of the world is living and it really taught me how blessed I am in the United States. This understanding humbled me to really take of advantage of what I have in the United States: a great education (Marian). It is truly the gift that keeps on giving."

- Robert Sbarounis

"My personal Santa doesn’t have a white beard, he wears footie pajamas- not a red suit- and drives a Playskool car instead of a sleigh. Despite his age of only two years, my little cousin Drew has taught me some of the true joys of Christmas. When he arrives anywhere, the whole room lights up. Drew has shown me that life doesn’t have to be extravagant, we can enjoy the simple things people give us- like a smile or a hug, that love is a gift too. He shows me that the greatest gift of all is family."

- Marissa Rybinski


REMINDER TO ALL FAMILIES -- all tuition accounts should be at least half paid at this time. Per policy: No student will be allowed to take first semester exams unless his/her tuition is current. Therefore, a minimum of one-half of the family tuition must be paid prior to the first semester exam December 19th. We will be sending emails to outstanding families next week and will talk to students December 18th if the tuition is still unpaid at that time. If you are unsure if your account is half paid and if your student will be eligible to take semester exams, please contract Mrs. Murwin --

Practice ACT in the Library - Please note the change of the January Dates

Due to the March for Life Pilgrimage, January 16-20, the previously announced January Practice ACT dates have been changed to the beginning of that week, January 14 and 15.

The Marian Central Catholic H. S. Library is offering an opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors to take a complete practice ACT test, spread out over two after-school sessions. The testing will take place on January 14 (2:30 - 5:00) and January 15 (2:30 - 4:00). These are official practice tests from ACT, and students will receive scaled scores for each test section and subsection. This is an opportunity for Marian students to get an idea of the types of questions they will be seeing on the real test. They will also experience the ACT testing environment, complete with proctored instructions, ACT rules, and more than one test in one sitting. Test seating is limited to the first 25 students to register. If you are interested, please print the form linked below, complete the signature block, and return it to the Marian library no later than January 11. You will be notified by e-mail once your form has been received. Watch the Marian website for up- to-date information on the number of seats available.

Practice ACT Test Registration


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Come join us in Landers Pavilion for a fantastic evening of sportsmanship as our area Priests take on the Seminarians in a friendly game of basketball! Anyone who joined us last year can tell you - it's a serious game of basketball - and the PRIESTS bring their A-Game!

This is such an entertaining evening out with the entire family - especially with the half-time free-throw/3 point challenge for the fans!

Come help make this wonderful event a new part of your holiday tradition, and help support Vocations at the same time! Opening prayer is at 6:30 pm, with "tip-off" shortly after that!


Our graduating class will be celebrating their Senior Breakfast on Monday, May 20, 2019. We realize this is still months away - but it takes a lot of planning and coordination to make it memorable for our students!

We are hosting a Senior Breakfast Planning Meeting on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16th at 7:00 pm in the ANNEX. Please consider joining us as we brainstorm themes and ideas for this celebration!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Parent Association President, Mrs. Lori Lee at or give her a call at (847) 309-0702!

We are so excited to work together to make this the best Senior Breakfast!

College Counselor's Corner

Exploring Major Exploration: Part 3


Jim Stamatakos

College Counselor

815-338-4220 x120

March for Life! January 16-20, 2019

This year, we are blessed to offer our Sophomores the option to participate in the annual March for Life as an alternate to the planned Sophomore Retreat!

Juniors and Seniors are also welcome to ADD this very important event in addition to their grade-level spiritual retreat!

Please see Father Twenty or CLICK HERE for all the registration information!

Visit the Marian Central Website!

All announcements, schedules, and forms are published on our Marian website for your convenience! After any new announcements are broadcast via email, we make sure we post a permanent link to the information on our website for your reference.