This school year, St. Patrick Catholic School in Parnell is celebrating its 125th anniversary of providing Catholic education.
To commemorate the occasion, Bishop Walkowiak visited for Mass on March 15. He also stopped by classrooms to talk with students.
The anniversary celebration coincided with the school’s annual St. Patrick Day festivities, including a performance of Irish music by the Conklin Ceili Band.
See photos from the day’s events in the gallery below or at this link.
On May 4, the school held a community-wide event celebrating the 125th anniversary. Read about that event, and more school history, on Lowell's First Look at this link.
St. Patrick Catholic School in Parnell was founded in the 1893-1894 school year and serves more than 215 students in preschool through 8th grade. Learn more here.
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 6,550 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.