Each year The Madeleine Choir School honors Jane F. McCarthey, one of the school's major benefactors, by celebrating 'Crazy Hat Day' in her memory. Mrs. McCarthey was a great fan of fancy and elaborate hats. October 3 marks the anniversary of her death and all MCS students attend a requiem Mass for Mrs. McCarthey -- with hats removed, of course. Pictured here are a few of our students today in their 'crazy' hats in recognition of all that Mrs. McCarthey and the McCarthey Family Foundation have done for the Choir School.
To welcome and celebrate the apostolic journey of Pope Francis to the United States last week, The Madeleine Choir School launched a fundraiser addressing an issue very close to the heart of Pope Francis. The Choir School community sought to raise $4,000 to benefit refugees worldwide. With the support of many MCS students and others in the MCS community we substaintiallly surpassed our goal and are pleased to announce that our effort has yielded $7,421.
The Madeleine Choir School launched a fundraiser addressing an issue very close to the heart of Pope Francis this week. The effort began with a goal to raise $4,000 to benefit refugees worldwide to welcome the Holy Father to the United States.
In recent days, Pope Francis has again called attention to the plight of the refugees fleeing from Syria and Iraq. He is especially concerned about the elderly, the children, and those with illnesses. There are many compelling images in the media surrounding this international tragedy. The images represent both the dire struggle of those searching for human life free of violence, terror and economic injustice, and the humane inspiration provided by simple individuals aiding those in need at this crucial time (click headline to read more).
CaiLi Plesche (MCS '10) will serve as an alter assistant at Mass on Wednesday, September 23 in the afternoon on the East Portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the University Mall at The Catholic University of America. During the Mass, the pope will canonize Blessed Junípero Serra.
The Choir School would like to extend congratulations to alumni receiving respective academic and service honors as they graduate from high school and look to their endeavors in higher education this year.
MCS alumni Conor Donehue, Anthony Palmer, Christopher Payne, Andrew Sagers, and Joseph Stokes were recognized at this year's Awards Celebration at Judge Memorial Catholic High School. These MCS alumni took home 17 awards as they conclude their Senior year.
Ten MCS alumni at West High School have been recognized with honors and distinctions this year.
"Choir School students learn the value of hard work, as well as grit and perseverance. We see the results of one of the best liberal arts schools in the state when MCS alumni are recognized for their academic excellence and achievements at the high school and collegiate levels every year," remarked Principal Jill Baillie.