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Join us for the Dinner

on Monday, November 6th @ The Polonaise Ballroom, 225 Washington Ave. Ext. Albany, N.Y.

For over 25 years, the Monsignor Burns Memorial Award has recognized individuals from our Catholic Central family whose lives and actions reflect our school’s values of personal moral development, the building of community and service to others.  

Centennial Dinner Honorees:

Linda Callahan Cavanaugh ‘73

Former CCHS English Teacher and Assistant Principal

Joseph Geiger ’60

Basketball Hall of Fame Honoree

Father Brian Kelly

Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish

Maureen Stapleton ’44 Posthumously

Recipient of BAFTA, Emmy,  Tony, and Academy Award

Doors open at 6:00pm followed by Dinner & Awards at 7:30pm.

Register by October 13.

Spend the weekend visiting your Capital Region

Special room rates for Centennial Dinner attendees are available at the Marriott Albany

We love when our far and away family comes home to gather and celebrate with us!  The Marriott Albany on Wolf Road is central to both Catholic Central School (4 miles) and The Polonaise Ballroom (3.5 miles).  

Special discounted rates for your Saturday and Sunday night stay will be $165 plus tax.  

If you prefer to make your reservation over the phone, please call 1-800-443-8952 and ask for a room under the Catholic Central School Centennial block .

Book by October 13.

Advertise your Business & Support Us

Submit your Advertisement to be featured in our Centennial Dinner Commemorative Program Book.

Our Monsignor Burns Centennial Journal is a great way to publicly congratulate this year’s honorees and spotlight your business!  Full, half and quarter page options are available.

Weekend Schedule

It is going to be a weekend of reunion, recognition and rejoicing . . .

Powder Puff Game

Friday, November 3th @ 4:30pm

Catholic Central School, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY

We are kicking off the Centennial celebration with a homecoming tradition and a post-game BONFIRE! Cheer on the Juniors and Seniors as they battle it out on the back field and find out who will be walking away with bragging rights this year!

Crusader Catch-Up

Saturday, November 4th @ 6:00pm 

Chats Lobby, @ Marriot Albany, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY

What could be better than catching up with friends on a Saturday night?  The Marriott Chats Lobby Lounge will be the place to be as they serve up special “Crusader Cocktails”. This is an on-your-own event.

Community Mass

Sunday, November 5th @ 11:00am 

St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY

Gather as a Crusader family at St. Ambrose Church during the 11 am Mass to worship with parishioners and give thanks.  Light refreshments will follow in the school gym.

Open House

Sunday, November 5th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Catholic Central School, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY

Pull back the purple curtain and take a peak behind the scenes at Catholic Central School!  Meet and greet with staff and students, tours of the facility and a beautiful display of “vintage” Crusader gear will be on display!

Monsignor Burns Centennial Dinner

Monday, November 6th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm

The Polonaise Ballroom, 325 Washington Ave. Ext. Albany, N.Y

The official launch of the Centennial Year and a night of honoring those who have done so much for our school community over the years.  This is a true once-in-a-lifetime event— we will reflect on and celebrate the past 100 years and look forward to a bright Crusader future.


Please reach out to Co-Principal Lily Spera at or by calling 518-785-6453.