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.


Daily Intention:

Today we pray that we will all have a restful and safe summer break.

(8/17) TK III Open 2018 - August 25th, Willow Wood Golf Club

Registration has closed, we have 32 teams! Thanks to everyone who signed up for our 20th annual event, in rememberance of Tony Kolarik III.

(8/17) Middle School Science Teacher Position

Accepting applications until August 30th, they can be mailed to the school, submitted through Facebook, or emailed to [email protected].

(8/15)  You are invited to the Open House on Monday, August 20

Be sure to read Mr. Hodge's column at the right, which contains many details about the Open House and first day of school.

(8/15)  Athletic Association minutes from 8/5

(8/15)   E-Mail Scam:  

It has been brought to our attention that an e-mail with Fr. Mike Alber's name and photo attached has been sent to several parishioners asking them to purchase gift cards, THIS IS A SCAM, please do not respond.  Any correspondence from Fr. Michael Alber would be:  [email protected]

(8/15)  Unable to send email blasts

Because of some issues with our web host, we are currently unable to send out email blasts.  Please watch our Facebook page for important announcements, or visit this page frequently for updates.

(8/10)  High School families---you are invited!

Hello, parents and students of St. Patrick High School! A group of students would like to host a school-wide bonding, and all students going into grades 9-12 are invited, along with their families! This bonding will be held on August 15th from 6pm-11pm and August 16th from approximately 8:30am-12pm at the residence of the White Family: 8019 Barr Rd Portland. Everyone is invited to attend 8am Mass with our student leaders; we will be returning to the White residence after Mass for breakfast and more fun! Please RSVP to Ralph Willemin ([email protected]) or George Rutherford ([email protected]) by no later than the morning of the 15th, and don't forget your dish to pass! The White family needs to know how much chicken to grill! This is an event that is not only fun but faith-filling for the entire family! If not attending with a parent, each student must bring this completed permission form. Thanks, and see you there!

(8/10) Welcome Back to School Newsletter

(8/9)  Big Rocks/Little Rocks continues in 2018-19

Read Mr. Hodge's column at the right for information about some exciting changes in the Big Rocks/Little Rocks program.

(7/30)  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.

(7/30)   Questions? Ideas? Schedule a Meeting with the Principal

See Mr. Hodge's latest column---he's offering parents/supporters an opportunity to meet with him to ask questions and offer ideas.

(7/10)  Join us for Adoration

Members of the Student Ambassador Team and Students for Life at St. Patrick High School will be working in conjunction with the parish Adoration leadership to extend the hours available to spend time in the Adoration chapel.  We will be responsible for covering the hours between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Monday nights throughout the summer.  Please feel free to take the opportunity to spend some quiet time of reflection and prayer during these extended hours.