Voices of WeAreMC

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 / Published in Stories

Marian Central Catholic High School has been an important part of our lives for decades.  My wife and most of her family graduated from MC.  Our own 3 children are MC graduates and, like their mother, attended MC with siblings, cousins and extended family. They all experienced a similar family atmosphere and community.  It has been a very special place to attend high school.  While I did not attend MC, I understood the unique value of a MC education.


Tuesday, 25 September 2018 / Published in Stories

My husband, Dr. Tom Salvi, and I have lived in Crystal Lake for the past twenty-five years. We have sent our seven children to both St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School and Marian Central Catholic High School for the past nineteen consecutive years. (more…)

Thursday, 20 September 2018 / Published in Stories

I have been blessed over the years to have been a part of the Marian history. I am the grandson of one of the founders, a 1969 graduate, a father of five Marian graduates, have served on the Council of Administration, and through chairing two capital campaigns was known as “Mr. Marian.” Marian did a great job preparing me for college and dental school, affording me the professional skills to establish a successful dental practice. (more…)

Thursday, 06 September 2018 / Published in Stories

Today the Church is facing a crisis of historic magnitude. It seems each day we learn about another case of sinful acts perpetuated by members of the clergy, with the greater sin being the cover up. In addition to our Episcopal leaders, who else knew about these cases and why did they not speak up? (more…)

Friday, 21 September 2018 / Published in Voices

Friends –

I am a product of New England public schools and until Cathy and I had children, the subject of schools was never a discussion point for us.  When our children reached school age, Cathy convinced me that a Catholic education is the best choice we could make for our children.  I cautiously agreed.  I thank God that Cathy convinced me of this direction and that I agreed. (more…)

Friday, 21 September 2018 / Published in Voices

I am a man of tradition.  I believe very strongly in God, my family, my country and Marian Central Catholic High School.  For more than 4 decades MC has been an essential part of my life and that of my family.  My late wife was a graduate and our 3 sons graduated from MC.  While I did not graduate from MC, I fell in love with the spiritual, family like atmosphere that welcomed the Smiths. (more…)

Friday, 14 September 2018 / Published in Voices

I am a Marian Central alum along with my 4 children. For over 26 years my wife and I sent our 4 kids through the Catholic school system between attending St. Mary’s of Woodstock and Marian Central. We believed that a faith backed education like both my wife and I experienced was the best for our kids. Now with the last one in college we know we made the right decision! (more…)

Thursday, 06 September 2018 / Published in Voices

“I was brought up in the Catholic school system along with my brother, sister and many cousins through high school.  My wife is a graduate of Marian Central Catholic.  My 2 kids went through Montini Catholic School and also Marian Central Catholic.  Although I am not a graduate of Marian, my support of the MC community shows just how special Marian is to my family and me.