St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!

Located in Portland, Michigan, St. Patrick Catholic School has been educating the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students for over 110 years.  Our school mission statement contains just six words, six powerful words that are a guide for life:  We Pray!  We Learn!  We Achieve!

St. Patrick School is open to all families who are looking for a faith-based education for their children.  For more information about our top-rated preschool through 12th grade academic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs, please visit the Prospective Families page, contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge.

Announcements

 
Daily Intention:

Today we pray that believers around the world will wear the title of “Christian” worthily.

We also pray for the golf team as they compete tomorrow.

(4/20)  Summer Fest Outdoor Mass

The Summer Fest outdoor mass has been cancelled for this year. Fr. Mike will be at St. John Vianney for his farewell weekend. The Mass schedule for the weekend will be the normal 4:30pm on Saturday and 730, 930, 1130 on Sunday.


(4/20)  School Newsletter is online


(4/20)  NCEA Conference

Mr. Hodge attended the National Catholic Educational Association conference during spring break.  Be sure to read his report about it under NOTES FROM THE PRINCIPAL at the right.

(4/19) There is no busing after school tomorrow.


(4/19) Congratulations to Marin Haskin who won the Jurors 1st Place award for the 6-9 age range in the Portland Creates Contest. Congratulations also to everyone who participated in the Portland Creates contest, they are: Morgan Krieger, Catherine Stump, Mary Stump, Danica Ginther, Alice Newman, Kerrigan Newman, Addison Knoop, Levi Knoop, Aiden Mosser, Sarah Davis, Isaac FoxElster, Maizie Pelc, Erica Russman, Sophia Schrauben, Cordelia FoxElster, Letti Pohl, Rhiannon Pohl, Joshua Snitgen, Mr. Smith and Mrs. Gorzen.


(4/18)  The CMAC Preseason Track meet scheduled for today 4/18 @ Fowler has been cancelled today due to weather conditions.


(4/18)  Mass is cancelled for tomorrow morning. Fr. Mike is still under the weather and will not be in. Due to the short notice we will not have a prayer or scripture service.


(4/18) Shorts may not be worn to Mass tomorrow.


(4/18) Congratulations to Tyler Schrauben for receiving the 2018 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete Award.


(4/18) This week’s jean day money will be collected at Mass tomorrow and donated to Charlie Paraschos. Charlie is a four-year-old who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.


(4/17) Congratulations to the girls' track team on their 5th place finish and to the boys' track team on their 9th place finish at the Fowler Invitational on Friday night. Medalists included Annie Gunderman, Ned Smith, Leah Cook, Grace Timmer, Veronica White and Maddy Smith.


(4/13)  Catholic Schools Referral Form

Do you know a family with school age children who might be interested in Catholic education? Fill out this form and it will be sent directly to the Office of Catholic Schools at the Diocese of Grand Rapids. They will contact the family.  Your name will not be used.  Personal contact has been shown to be the single most important factor in a family's school decisions. According to Superintendent Dave Faber, Diocese of Grand Rapids data shows that 40% of the families who are contacted will make an appointment to visit the school.

(4/13)  Congratulations to Olivia Fogarty

Olivia was baptized, made her First Communion, and was confirmed at the 8:00 a.m. Mass today.

(4/13)  Right to Life Sub Sale
Students for Life are selling subs as part of the Portland RTL fundraiser.  Portland RTL helped fund the bus trip to the Washington DC March for Life in January, and are hopeful that they can do it again next year.  Every sub you buy will help make that trip a reality.  Contact any SFL member or click here for more information.  This is not a school or parish fundraiser.
(4/12)  DK/Kindergarten Screening
St. Patrick School will hold DK/Kindergarten screening on Friday, April 20.  Call the school office for an appointment (517-647-7551). 

St. Patrick offers local families a unique faith-based program that supports and encourages students to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Prayer and Christian morality are part of every class, every day.  Just as Jesus invites all to come to him, St. Pat's doors are open to all families who are looking for an educational alternative for their children where God is embraced, not marginalized.

Scholarships are available.

(4/2)   Shamrock Auction coming soon!

The Shamrock Auction will take place on Saturday, April 21.  Mark your calendars now for a fun filled evening.  Visit the auction Facebook page for up-to-date information!

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