Dear Families,


The Season of Easter is a special time to celebrate the gift of Jesus Christ who rose from the dead and renewed humankind. As we move through this year ahead, let us always remember that we are filled with the fire of the Holy Spirit and be faithful and enthusiastic witnesses of our Catholic faith to everyone we encounter.


Our Eighth graders have been preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation for the past two years. During this time, they have received catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, participated in numerous volunteer opportunities, selected a Confirmation Sponsor, researched the saints, written reflection letters and met with our clergy. Please pray for all our students that will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 6 and 7.


Our Second graders will be making their First Holy Communion on May 11.

Their talented catechists have prepared them to understand and appreciate the Eucharistic meal and to properly receive the Body and Blood of Jesus. Please pray for all of the children in our parish preparing to receive their First Holy Communion.


We are so grateful to have your children in our Religious Education program. Our goal is to provide ongoing faith formation through Catholic instruction, faith filled experiences and service to God’s people. The most important part of your child’s faith formation is from the family, the home and your example. We have the blessing of building on that formation, developing it and forming a generation of faith filled disciples. As we enjoy this season of Spring, remember to continue to cultivate your faith and your children’s faith. Our Catholic faith never stops growing and produces the most important fruits of all, the fruits of the Holy Spirit. 


God Bless You,

Katie Cook

On-line Registration for 2024 - 2025 opens April 15th!

Register Here

Current 6th Grade Families:

It is time to begin preparation for Confirmation! Please be sure to register for 7th grade RE classes to begin the two year preparation program.

Save the Dates 2024-2025

All Students

Monday, September 23: First Day of Religious Education Classes

2nd Grade First Communicants

Saturday, December 7: First Reconciliation

Saturday, May 10: First Communion Masses

7th Grade

Saturday, October 12: Parent Meeting and Student Service Workshop

8th Grade and High School Confirmation Candidates

Saturday, November 9: Confirmation NET Retreat

Sunday, January 12: Candidate and Sponsor Workshop

*Dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or events.

In a new Pastoral Letter released Feb. 26, Detroit Archbishop

Allen H. Vigneron said the Church must reach out with the

compassion and love of Christ to those who experience

gender confusion, helping them see the beauty and dignity of

their identity as a son or daughter created in he image of a loving God.



Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, “The Good News About God’s Plan: A Pastoral Letter on the Challenges of Gender Identity.” (AOD Website)

Director of graduate pastoral formation at Sacred Heart Seminary, Fr. Steven Pullis, "God doesn't lie: Proclaiming the goodness of human sexuality." (Detroit Catholic, Feb. 26)

Happening in Our Parish

Join us on a journey with


As we continue through this historical Parish Year of the National Eucharistic Revival, we invite you to join us in a 33 day consecration to the Holy Eucharist. This journey will also help us to prepare for our Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, June 2nd. Dedicate yourself and draw closer to God, discover His will for your life and learn how to better respond to His grace.

May 1st Sunday, June 2nd (Feast of Corpus Christi) 

 A limited number of free copies of 33 Days to Eucharistic Glory by Dynamic Catholic for adults and a version for kids (ages 712) are available at no charge to parishioners.

 In addition, a journal for the consecration is available for purchase ($11 each) through our parish when ordered by Wednesday April 15th.

For questions, to reserve a free copy of one of the books, or to order a companion journal, please contact Anne Graves, (313)885-8855 x144

or email

St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church is dedicated to forming joyful missionary disciples of Jesus Christ.

157 Lake Shore Rd

Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236


Katie Cook X126,

Coordinator of Discipleship Formation

Donna Peters X121,

Administrative Assistant

Christi Nyquist X123,

Administrative Support

Amy Ludvigsen X123,

Administrative Support

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