Fall / Winter 2020

Stories of faith, courage, service, and reflection are key components in student development. In this edition, we’ve focused on CM’s character formation program and the many forms that this part of CM’s education takes.

It has been an eventful fall on Baker Street. In addition to hearing about the achievements of our students, faculty, and alumni, two seniors, Barrett Pratt and James O’Donovan, share their personal development through athletics and theater, respectively.

Enjoy catching up on the happenings on Baker Street. Happy reading!

Dan Chisholm '03
Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications

Gage Mohammed '21

Gage Mohammed '21 spoke to the participants of the annual CM Golf Tournament this fall. Hear him explain how he found a lasting brotherhood on Baker Street.

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Honoring the Man in the Red Bandanna

Alison Crowther, the mother of the 'Man in the Red Bandanna,' spoke to the entire Catholic Memorial community this fall about her son, Welles. Students read about the hero over the summer, and faculty incorporated the book into a variety of lessons in the fall.

Hear an excerpt of Mrs. Crowther's speech below.

Rethinking "Man-Up"

CM celebrates four Knight Days during the academic year. Each day highlights one of four different components of CM: academics, arts, athletics, and service.

This November, our school celebrated its Campus Ministry Knight Day. The day focused on advocacy for men’s wellness and the stereotypes that plague masculinity. Students collaborated in workshops that addressed problems related to mindfulness and emotional wellness for men of all ages.

To deepen the students’ understanding of these issues, several faculty members presented testimonies about what they believe defines a man.

Watch the faculty speeches below:

Mr. Hal Carey '95

At 2 weeks old, Mr. Carey’s daughter Claire was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. To Mr. Carey, being a man means advocating for his daughter and finding the strength to support her through moments of adversity.

Mr. Vin Catano

Mr. Catano isn’t afraid to pursue his interests. He loves poetry and coaching track. In his talk, he told students that a real man refuses to compromise what he loves in order to put up a facade for others.

Mr. Brian Clark

When Mr. Clark declared his Classics major at the College of the Holy Cross, many of his peers had already completed years of Greek and Latin classes. Mr. Clark, on the other hand, arrived having completed none. But he loved the subject matter. According to Mr. Clark, a man refuses to back down from the steep learning curve ahead of him.

Mr. Karl Danso '04

Mr. Karl Danso ’04 taught in Washington, D.C. for nine years after graduating from Boston College. When he returned to CM as the new Vice Principal of Grades 9-12 this year, he noticed many changes in the way CM looks. However, he still recognizes the same everlasting spirit that existed in the role models who taught him years ago.

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