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Congratulations, class of 2020!

May 29, 2020

This spring, more than 320 students are graduating from the five Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

Catholic education: An enduring foundation for life

May 21, 2020

This is a guest post by Sarah Castro, a mom whose children attend St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Greenville. She writes about how Catholic education provides an enduring foundation for her children's lives, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now more than ever before, we are in need of peace and reassurance. We need to know that our families are safe and that we are doing everything we can to help our children feel safe and optimistic. A significant portion of our children’s identities and values develop at school.

Date set to resume public Masses

May 19, 2020

The Office of Catholic Schools is excited to share a letter from Bishop Walkowiak with a date to resume public Masses in the diocese.

Dear Friends in Christ,

Office of Catholic Schools COVID-19 update

May 13, 2020

Superintendent Faber shares a letter with the latest information about Catholic school education amid the circumstances of COVID-19.

Dear Catholic school families,

Thank you so much for the many ways you have jumped in to support Catholic education at home! We know this hasn’t been easy. Without your partnership, we would not have transitioned so quickly to remote learning, and your perseverance will allow us to end the school year on time.

Join in a global Day of Prayer and Action for Humanity May 14

May 12, 2020

“This is not, surely, a time for indifference, selfishness, divisions, because the whole world is suffering and must unite itself in facing the pandemic.” (cfr. Pope Francis, Urbi et Orbi Easter message, April 12, 2020)

Religious believers and all people of good will are invited to observe a world day of prayer, fasting and works of charity on Thursday, May 14, to implore the divine to aid humanity in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diocesan directives regarding COVID-19 extended through May 28

May 8, 2020

Read Bishop Walkowiak's letter announcing the suspension of public Masses and all other liturgical and devotional services through May 28, 2020. Bishop Walkowiak also shares some of the guidance which will be in place when public worship is restored.

Dear Friends in Christ,

Learn about Theology of the Body through free virtual conference

May 5, 2020

Throughout this school year, Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Grand Rapids have been studying Theology of the Body, St. John Paul II’s teaching about God’s vision of the human person and human sexuality. This faith formation is further preparing faculty for teaching about what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God.

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