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 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 extracurricular programs, please visit the Prospective Families page, contact the school office at 517-647-7551 or e-mail Mr. Randy Hodge (ext 119) or Mrs. Cortney Smith (ext 120).



Due to the Governor’s order, St. Patrick School will remain closed until further notice.  Please refer to the announcements on this page and on the St. Patrick Church website for further information.

Summer 2020 Office Hours

June 8-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

June 18 & 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

July 16, 23, 28, 29 & 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

August 3-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

August 10-18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 am – 4:00 pm


Mr. Hodge (randyhodge@portlandstpats.org) and Mrs. Smith (cortneysmith@portlandstpats.org) will be in the office at additional times.  Please email them and they will reply as soon as possible.

Thank you.

(06/25) Minutes from June Athletic Association meeting

From President Mike Coyne:


Here are the minutes from our June 8th SPS Athletic Association virtual meeting.  We do not have a meeting planned for July, but we will restart the series of 11 yearly meeting in early August.  We will decide later in July if we can have the meeting in person or if it needs to be virtual again.

Enjoy your summer and Go Shamrocks!

(06/15) Giving to St. Patrick School

St. Patrick School has partnered with The Stelter Company to create a planned giving website. The website is now complete and ready to go. To check out the new website click on the Other tab, then click on Advancement and Development, then Giving.

(06/07) Congrats Seniors!

As we enter into the final week before graduation, we want to congratulate our seniors for handling the end of the year with class.

You will make a difference in the world!

(05/19) A Message from the Principal

Be sure to read this message from Principal Randy Hodge.

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.

(04/17) Governor Whitmer’s FAFSA Challenge

Congratulations to the Senior Class.  St. Patrick Catholic School is among 1 of 13 winners of Governor Whitmer’s FAFSA Challenge from across the state.

St. Patrick Catholic School is being recognized as a geographic winner.  Ten high schools from across the state are being recognized for the highest overall FAFSA completion rate in your region. With a FAFSA completion rate of 100% as of  March 1, 2020 you had the highest FAFSA completion rate in West Michigan.

Please see the press release here.


(04/08) Third Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our high school and middle school third quarter honor roll students.

(03/26) School Work Pick Up/Drop Off Update

Dear Families,

There will not be a pick up or drop off of educational materials on Monday, March 30.
Elementary students have received work to extend through April 3rd.  Secondary students will continue to receive lessons via Google Classroom. We hope students will be able to turn in all completed work when school resumes on Tuesday, April 14. Please note that teachers will not be sending any coursework or lessons during Spring Break.
(01/24) Job opening for Coordinator of Youth and Campus Ministry

Open Ministry Position

Job Title:                     Coordinator of Youth and Campus Ministry

Supervisor:                 Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization

Position Type:                        Full-Time, Salary

Location:                     St. Patrick Parish, Portland, Michigan



St. Patrick Church and School is seeking a Full-time Coordinator of Youth and Campus Ministry   to plan, develop and execute ministry in the parish and school, including but not limited to: middle and high school youth groups, liturgies, retreats, days of reflection, leadership development, special events, pilgrimage/mission encounters & bible studies. This individual will work in cooperation with parish and school staff and administration to foster a faith-filled environment and opportunities for growth.

Our team is looking for someone who is knowledgeable about the Catholic faith, passionate about youth ministry, the New Evangelization, and has a deep personal prayer and faith life. The candidate must have excellent motivational leadership skills, be well organized, have superb verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with teams of adult volunteers. The candidate must exemplify the values of high integrity, a team-oriented growth mindset, commitment to excellence, joy, and service.



-Provide vision and coordination, promotion and leadership for parish and school efforts in ministry to young people in middle school (6th – 8th grade) and high school (9th – 12th grade)

-Team with staff to facilitate some faith encounters and liturgies at the elementary level in St. Patrick School.

-Disciple students and maintain a consistent presence on campus and in the local public schools

-Develop and lead student leadership teams

-Develop and train volunteers for programs

-Work under the supervision of the Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization and in partnership with School Administrators, Theology Teacher, and the Coordinator of Children’s Faith Formation

-Attend weekly staff meetings


-A Bachelor’s degree is required to apply for this position. A degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Youth Ministry, or a similar field is preferred.

-Experience in youth ministry and/or a classroom setting is preferred

-Ability to maintain a professionalism that represents the parish and school appropriately

-Proficiency in social media and technology

-Willingness to abide by and support the teachings of the Catholic Church

-Committed disciple of Christ reflected in a life of pervasive prayer, devotion to the Eucharist, and a life of holiness



Please mail, email or fax a cover letter, resume and recommendations to:

St Patrick Church

Carolyn Heckman, Director of Faith Formation & Evangelization

140 Church Street

Portland, MI 48875


Fax (517) 647-7807



School Calendar

Nothing from Wednesday, July 15 to Wednesday, July 29.

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We sure do miss our students!

Take a look at this year’s Photo Gallery to see why!

We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!