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Special Achievements in our Elementary Schools

May 29, 2024

While we deeply value all our students and their accomplishments, there are moments when some earn special recognition for their outstanding achievements. Here are some of these moments:

An important announcement from Dave Faber

May 17, 2024

Dear friends of Catholic schools,

I accepted the position of Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Grand Rapids 14 years ago. It was my dream job - the one for which I had been visioning and preparing for for many years. I wanted the position because I believed there was so much
unrealized potential within the Catholic schools of the diocese. I believed an alliance of Catholic schools all working together was possible.

Catholic Schools in Jeopardy of Losing Important State Support

May 3, 2024

UPDATE posted on May 3, 2024: 

Grassroots Advocacy Helps Restore Nonpublic School Funding in House Budget

School safety funding for nonpublic schools is back in the state budget under a revamped education spending plan that the House Appropriations Committee approved and sent to the House floor this week.

Holy Trinity's Remarkable Journey in Science Olympiad

April 1, 2024

Laura Guzman, the Skills Support Teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic School, has been leading students on an extraordinary journey in the Science Olympiad. Over the past few years, their achievements have been nothing short of remarkable.

In 2022, Holy Trinity made their debut in the Region 12 Tournament at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) participating as the Catholic school in the competition. That year they secured 9 medals. The following year, their success soared, claiming 15 medals at GVSU and adding 2 medals and 2 ribbons at the Allendale Science Olympiad Invitational.

Holy Week & Easter 2024

March 27, 2024

The Paschal Triduum is nearly upon us. From the evening of Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday, the events of this week prove the masterpiece of God’s saving act. Each day bursts at the seams with deep significance of the love that Jesus displays most vividly on the cross. We invite you to join our schools in making the most of this sacred week.

Mrs. Smith’s Journey to Catholicism and St. Patrick’s Catholic School

March 22, 2024

In a world where spirituality often takes a backseat to the hustle and bustle of daily life, Cortney Smith’s journey stands as a testament to the transformative power of faith and the impact of a nurturing educational environment. From a childhood filled with spiritual longing to a fulfilling career as elementary principal at St. Patrick's Catholic School in Portland, Michigan, Cortney's story is one of discovery, perseverance, and the unwavering guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The Significance of the Act of Contrition in the Sacrament of Penance

March 13, 2024

With worldly distractions constantly competing for our attention, it's easy to overlook the profound power of reconciliation and repentance. Yet, within the sacred tradition of our Catholic faith, the sacrament of penance offers a path to spiritual renewal and healing.