The Crown

Marian Marches for Life

Jenelle Bongiovanni and Danielle Lattanzio hold their signs up proudly as they march for life.

Emily Richie, Crown Writer and Photographer

February 13, 2019

As students said their goodbyes on Wednesday, the bus soon picked up twenty-five students. From sophomores to seniors, Marian students get ready to depart on their pilgrimage to Washington D.C. The trip kicked off with a mass at St. John Neumann in St. Charles, Illinois with Rockford Diocese's Bishop ...

Spiritual Bonding

Spiritual Bonding

Kelly Cronin, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 27, 2018

Retreats are a vital part of Marian Central spiritual life. All students are asked to participate in an annual retreat hosted by the school. Each grade level talks on different topics. Upperclassmen get the opportunity to take part in a retreat called Kairos which is a three-day retreat where student...

A New Member to Our Family

A New Member to Our Family

Joey Fitzgerald, Crown Writer and Photographer

October 15, 2018

This year Marian welcomes a new face. There has been an absence of the full-time priest position for the since Father Thomas Doyle left after the 2016-2017 school year. Last year there was a part-time priest, but that didn't fill the spiritual hole that was still missing in the Marian family. Now, Mari...

Keeping the Faith on the Field

Keeping the Faith on the Field

Ava Palminteri, Crown Writer and Photographer

October 12, 2018

Tradition has always been a cornerstone of Marian’s structure. Its importance to the school affects almost everything at Marian, including the football games. Years ago, Marian had a tradition of praying on the field after every football game together as students, staff, and players. After years of hav...

“I am MC…We Are MC, Always”

Father Thomas Doyle

June 9, 2017

You made it! You made it to the last All School Mass of the year! Well done! Actually, though, maybe it is more appropriate to say that we made it, together. It is more appropriate because that is the theme we set before us all the way back in August: “I am MC…We are MC!” We started as...

Farewell, Father Doyle

Father Doyle's homilies were often filled with interactive portions, such as asking students and teachers trivia questions for prizes.

Jenna Walker, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017

Marian has been blessed to have had Father Doyle for eight years. Unfortunately, our time with him has come to an end. While his time here was short, he has definitely left a mark that will last forever.

Seniors Take on the Overnight Retreat

Seniors Take on the Overnight Retreat

Jenna Walker, Crown Staff

April 11, 2017

Marian students are required to go on one retreat every year, and it is always a worthwhile experience. Some students may take them for granted, but in college-when they aren’t required- we miss the organized time to reflect and pray. Most retreats are about finding yourself and being happy with w...

Faith and Freshmen

Faith and Freshmen

Skylar Wirtz, Crown Staff

November 2, 2016

Many freshmen greatly look forward to their first retreat for the beginning of their faith life at Marian.  Some also look forward to hearing what the retreat leaders share about their experience at Marian, and the helpful advice to take throughout high school.  The main focus of the retreat is t...

I Am, You Are, We Are…

Father Doyle engages the students during his homily.

Barbara Yerkes, Crown Editor

September 27, 2016

The first all-school mass was highly anticipated by the student body because of the reveal of Father Doyle’s annual theme for the year. Students sat in Landers Pavilion, speculating about the new theme and trying to remember themes from past years. When the time for the homily arrived, Father ...

Class of 2016 Baccalaureate Mass Homily “High Standards”

Kasey Gallagher, Crown Adviser

July 8, 2016

Fr. Doyle's Baccalaureate Homily to the Class of 2016 and their families on setting "High Standards"

Leading to the Lord

Joe Herff has proven himself to be an excellent role model in the faith, and will continue to leave a lasting mark on others well into his college years.

Alex Benn, Crown Staff

May 27, 2016

For the past six years, Kairos has been something that students look forward to. Joe Herff (12) has had the privilege of going on the retreat his junior year, and then leading it his senior year. Herff was honored that he was chosen as a leader for this retreat; he was born with the skills to take control and be a leader worth following.

“Chosen for Greatness”

Marian Central's chapel offers a serene setting to retreat, restore, and revive the spirit. Daily mass is offered at 2:45 pm.

Fr. T. Doyle, Assistant Principal & Spiritual Director

September 5, 2015

First of all, welcome to everyone to the beginning of our school year here at Marian Central.  Welcome especially to our guests, our new freshmen, and our new faculty and staff.  Mass together is central to our identity here at Marian Central.  It is what makes us a family; it truly signifies us a...

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