Welcoming the Immigrants Among Us - National Migration Week 2023

September 22, 2023

Yolanda Carolina Ortiz was born in a small town in the state of Táchira on the western border of Venezuela, just south of the Colombian border. She grew up surrounded by an abundance of agriculture and livestock, as well as a strong industrial sector that employed many. Everyone knew each other and helped each other. Yolanda graduated from a small Catholic school in the area founded by a group of Spanish sisters called “Adoratrices Esclavas del Santísimo Sacramento,” and has beautiful memories of learning the faith and forming her personal relationship with the Lord.

Virtues of Greatness

September 18, 2023

Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council, more commonly referred to as GRACEAC, is doing more this year. Yes, more sports are added this year and there’s a growing number of participants, but they are also seeking more connection between the Catholic school day and evening athletics.

Called to Teach, Lead and Serve

September 8, 2023

Article from FAITH Grand Rapids Magazine, issue September 2023

By Sara Davies Aldworth | Photography by Rob Schumaker

First Day of Catholic School 2023-24!

August 25, 2023


Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! Thank you all for your prayers!  Please watch this video and see how Catholic school students are welcomed in love and joy. 

Back-to-School 2023

August 14, 2023

Dear friends of Catholic schools,

As we begin this school year, there are exactly nine days between our Back to School Celebration and the first day of school for most of our schools. Please join us in 9 days of prayer (below) - a novena - for the students, their families and all the faculty and school leaders as they make final preparation to begin another 180 days of transformative Catholic education.

Why religious freedom matters, and not only for Catholics

June 27, 2023

Every Jan. 16 since 1993, the president of the United States has proclaimed National Religious Freedom Day, commemorating the day the Virginia statute for religious freedom was signed into law on Jan. 16, 1786. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”. Religious freedom is a big deal in the United States. 

Annual Report for Catholic Schools 2022-2023

June 12, 2023

Dear friends in Christ,
It can be argued that Catholic education is as important now as it has ever been. In response to the growing incompatibility between popular culture and Catholicism, many are turning to Catholic schools.

Our schools recognize parents as the primary educators of their children, teach respect for every human life, affirm that we are created male and female with purposeful complementarity, uphold marriage as between one man and one woman, and prioritize incarnational, Christ-centered Catholic education.