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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).

 

Announcements

(02/25) Athletic Association meeting is this Sunday

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in Mr. Russman’s room on the second floor. Agenda 3.1.20

(02/25) Good luck to the 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams as they play in Bath.
(02/25) Happy birthday to Gavin Darling and Sawyer Simpson.
(02/24) Third Quarter Progress Reports

Progress Reports for the third quarter are now available on the Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal. Please login to view this important information.

(02/24) St. Patrick School Prepares for Lent

The students and staff at St. Patrick School have begun to spend time preparing for Lent.  Students and staff in grade preschool through 12 attended Ash Wednesday Mass with Fr. Mike.  The distribution of ashes reminds us of our own mortality and calls us to repentance. In the early Church, Ash Wednesday was the day on which those who had sinned and who wished to be readmitted to the Church would begin their public penance. The ashes that we receive are a reminder of our own sinfulness and many Catholics leave them on their foreheads all day as a sign of humility.  Some of the other activities that our students will be involved with during Lent are:

  • Stations of the Cross: Each Friday during Lent, students will come together and pray the Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the Cross are a Catholic devotion which commemorates the passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ. Each of the fourteen traditional stations represents an event which occurred during Jesus’ passion and death on Good Friday.
  • Operation Rice Bowl: Middle school students put the Rice Bowls together and study some of the areas around the world and discuss how this program will help those affected areas. On Wednesday, April 1, the staff will serve our students lunch and the students will donate that day’s lunch money to the Rice Bowl.
  • Preschool students will be talking about and reading age appropriate books about Lent and Easter. Each day they will have a Lenten activity. They will collect coins throughout the Lenten season and the money will be donated to the Rice Bowls.
  • Students individually commit to fasting or performing acts of Christian service.
  • While students will not be attending reconciliation as a class, students have opportunities to receive this sacrament throughout Lent by attending during parish times. Fr. Mike will also be in the confessional on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. so secondary students may attend on their own after dismissal. Fr. Mike encourages all students in the 2nd grade or older to attend reconciliation with their families during the time that was already been mentioned. Other times include Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. or on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Lent is a time for all of us to focus on repenting from our sins and consecrating ourselves to God, not on trying to earn God’s favor or increase his love for us. It is our goal that all our student body and faculty be well prepared for the resurrection on Easter.

(02/23) School newsletter

Newsletter 2-21-20

(02/17) Athletic Association Meeting Minutes

AA meeting minutes 2-9-20

(02/15) Spring Issue of The Shamrock Newsletter
The spring issue of The Shamrock will be mailed in early April.  If you have information for the What’s Happening column (births, engagements, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, etc.) or ideas for articles, please send them to shamrockeditors@gmail.com.  You can also put the information in an envelope clearly marked SHAMROCK NEWS, and drop it at the parish office or in the collection basket.  Deadline for the spring issue is March 15, 2020.
(02/15) All-School Open House—Coming Soon!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the All-School Open House on Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 12:30-2:00 p.m.  Invite your friends and family to come, too.

All families with preschool/kindergarten students should meet in the Parish Hall at 1:00 for a special presentation about our Early Elementary program.

Print out this newsletter   for more information about St. Patrick School and the All-School Open House.

(02/15) School Newsletter

Newsletter 2-14-20

School Calendar

Tuesday, February 25
  • JH Girls Basketball @ Bath 5:00PM

    Tuesday, February 25  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Bath Middle School, 13675 Webster Rd, Bath Twp, MI 48808, USA

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  • 5/6 Girls Basketball Practice @ SPS 7:00-8:30

    Tuesday, February 25  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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Thursday, February 27
  • JV Girls Basketball @ Laingsburg

    Thursday, February 27  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Laingsburg High School

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  • 5/6 Girls Basketball @ IHM 6:00

    Thursday, February 27  6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 3815 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48910, USA

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  • Varsity Girls Bsketball @ Laingsburg

    Thursday, February 27  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Laingsburg High School

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Friday, February 28
  • Varsity Bowling Regional TEAM TOURNAMENT @ AMF Eastbrook Lanes 8:20 Scoring Begins

    Friday, February 28  8:20 am - 3:20 pm
    AMF Eastbrook Lanes, 3500 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA

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  • 5/6 Girls Basketball Practice @ SPS 5:30-7:00

    Friday, February 28  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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  • JV Boys Basketball vs. Laingsburg HOME @ PMS

    Friday, February 28  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Portland Middle School

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  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Laingsburg HOME @ PMS

    Friday, February 28  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Laingsburg High School

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Saturday, February 29
  • Varsity Bowling Regional INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT @ AMF Eastbrook Lanes 8:15 Scoring Begins

    Saturday, February 29  8:15 am - 3:15 pm
    AMF Eastbrook Lanes, 3500 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, USA

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  • 5/6 Girls Basketball vs. St. Mary (Westphalia-Black) HOME @ SPS 10:00

    Saturday, February 29  10:00 am - 11:15 am
    St. Patrick Catholic School, Portland, 122 N West St, Portland, MI 48875, USA

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Tuesday, March 03
  • JV Boys Basketball vs. P-W HOME @ PMS

    Tuesday, March 03  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Portland Middle School

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  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs. P-W HOME @ PMS

    Tuesday, March 03  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Portland Middle School

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Thursday, March 05
  • JV Boys Basketball vs. Saranac HOME @ PMS

    Thursday, March 05  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Portland Middle School

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  • Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Saranac HOME @ PMS

    Thursday, March 05  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Portland Middle School

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Friday, March 06
Saturday, March 07

St. Patrick School Open House

Sunday, March 1,2020

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

If you are looking for a school where prayer, learning, and achievement go hand-in-hand, please stop in for a visit!  Or, if you cannot make it to the open house, please call us (517-647-7551) to arrange a personal tour.

School families—be sure to invite your family and friends to come to the Open House!  We Pray! We Learn! We Achieve!