Students at Ludington Area Catholic School recently welcomed a special visitor: Most Rev. David Walkowiak, bishop of Grand Rapids.
Bishop Walkowiak began his October 30 visit by celebrating the weekly school Mass. Then he stopped by classrooms to talk with students. The children told him about what they're learning, ranging from decimals in math to Michigan history in social studies. They also asked him questions about our Catholic faith, with topics like the sacraments and Church traditions.
Browse photos from Bishop Walkowiak's visit in the gallery below or at this link.
Bishop Walkowiak is a staunch supporter of Catholic education. In the same week of his visit to Ludington Area Catholic School, he also visited Sacred Heart Academy in Grand Rapids, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Ionia, and St. Stephen Catholic School in East Grand Rapids.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,340 preschool through 12th grade students throughout 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.