Our top blog posts from 2017 | Diocese of Grand Rapids Catholic Schools Skip to main content

Our top blog posts from 2017

December 29, 2017


As we get ready for the new year, we're looking back on our most popular blog posts from 2017.

This year brought many blessings to our Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, and it's wonderful getting to share the stories of these blessings. Here's a list of the year's most-visited articles on CatholicSchools4U.org:


4. "Mother/daughter teacher pairs share family ties, passion for Catholic education"

"In addition to family ties, it's clear these special teachers share a deep dedication to their students' faith and education." Originally posted on August 3, 2017.


3. "Bishop Walkowiak announces new strategic plan for Catholic schools"

“Catholic schools nurture students’ relationship with Christ. This relationship helps young people discover that their potential is much greater with Jesus than without him. Catholic schools are thus a mighty bridge between our faith and the future.” Originally posted on August 30, 2017.


2. "Worth every dollar"

"Throughout their 34 years of marriage, Denny and Cherie Quam knew providing Betsy, Audra, Ian, Olivia, Nathaniel and Michaela a Catholic school education would require them to ferret out the difference between what they wanted and what they needed." Originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of FAITH Grand Rapids magazine.


1. "Diocese of Grand Rapids approves the opening of a new Catholic school in Ada"

“While there are alternatives to Catholic schools, there are no substitutions,” said Bishop Walkowiak. “I am pleased to offer the families in the Ada and Cascade areas this opportunity to provide their children with a Catholic school education which nourishes a child’s mind, body, and soul.” Originally posted on December 12, 2017.


Thank you for looking back on 2017 with us, and for supporting Catholic education in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. We're excited to see what the Lord has in store for us in 2018!

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 30 vibrant learning communities serving more than 6,600 elementary and high school students within a seven-county area of West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life—that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential. Learn more about Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids at this link.