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Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Would you like to pray for your student and our West Catholic community regularly? Please consider taking an hour each week during school hours in the St. John Paul II West Catholic Adoration Chapel. Contact Patti Kohane (889-5093) or Noreen Duba (822-4292) to sign up or for more information. 

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

High school through college-age men that may be discerning the priesthood are invited to join Fr. Stephen Durkee, Director of Priestly Vocations, for fellowship and prayer at the dates below:

  • September 20, 2020
  • October 18, 2020
  • November 15, 2020
  • January 17, 2021
  • February 21, 2021
  • March 21, 2021
  • April 18, 2021
  • May 16, 2021

Meetings will be held from 12-1 p.m. at St. Pius X Parish in the Sarto Center (3937 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418).

For more information, email Fr. Stephen Durkee at sdurkee@grdiocese.org or call Pattie Reynolds at 616-288-0910.

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Eagles varsity Co-Op hockey team - West Catholic, Grand Rapids Christian, Coopersville and Cedar Springs - is once again sponsoring a scrap metal drive on Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3. There will be a drop-off container in the parking lot of the Eagle Ice Center which is located behind the scoreboard of Eagle Stadium (2600 Village Dr. SE). Players will be there to assist you 3-7 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. 

The team will thankfully accept anything with metal on it, in it or around it. Appliances, golf clubs, bicycles, grills, fans, cell phones, laptops, computer towers, car parts, car batteries, marine batteries, stainless steel, metal ladders, metal tools, air conditioners, gutters, coat hangers, vacuum cleaners, etc. They will be collecting returnable cans and bottles, too! TVs, computer monitors or anything with fuel/chemicals still left in it will not be accepted. 

If you have items too large to haul yourself, please contact Rachel VanSchepen (rvanschepen@grcs.org), to schedule a time for the team to pick-up your item. PLEASE NOTE: The item(s) for pick-up need to be placed OUTSIDE of your home either in the garage or the yard. You may also bring your scrap metal to any of the PADNOS locations to drop off. The hockey team's account is GRA3360.

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2020

Please see the attached PDF for an important update regarding the changes made to West Catholic's daily student screener. Changes are effective Monday 9/14/2020.   


Posted on Friday, September 11, 2020

As athletics guidelines continue to change, we are working to keep West Catholic families informed. On Friday, September 11, the following communication was sent to parents and contains updates on admission to games, social distancing protocols, livestreaming of events and more. Please review this information, especially if your student-athlete is competing this fall.


Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Aquinas Intro to Communication students - please check your email for a link to attend your class virtually from 9/9-9/18.

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

We are moving various chairs, tables and empty filing cabinets from the old Convent across the street to the Basilica Center to prepare for children's religious education classes starting this Fall. See HelperHelper for more information and to sign up.

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Holy Spirit is looking to hire a Childcare Assistant for their Child Development Center. The position works with children in preschool through eighth grade. Hours are 3:15-6 p.m. Monday through Friday (schedules vary). If interested, please contact Melanie Francis at 616-453-3326 or mfrancis@hsparish.org. Must be 18+ to apply.

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Admissions representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale will be available to discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid.

Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 7 p.m. EDT

Sunday, October 4, 2020, at 7 p.m. EDT

Posted on Monday, September 7, 2020

Parent groups are currently not allowed to meet inside West Catholic. However, we would like to accommodate on-campus, outdoor meetings as long as the weather permits. We can accomplish this by having parent group meetings outside in five designated areas (see map). We ask that each group designate a point person who will be responsible for scheduling the event on the athletic facilities calendar through Cam Burns, our Assistant Athletic Director, and making sure all protocols are met to ensure compliance with the current executive orders and keep our community safe.

During phase 4 of Governor Whitmer’s Safe Start plan, our current phase, the following conditions must be met:

  1. In each area, the maximum capacity is 100 people. All non-family members must remain 6 feet apart. Masks are strongly encouraged at all times if not involved in physical activity or eating.
  2. Each area can be reserved through the athletic department (Cam Burns) with the understanding that the needs of our students come first.
  3. It is first-come, first-serve with the understanding that if an athletic or other student need arises for that particular area, we will try to accommodate in another zone but there is no guarantee.
  4. All five areas can be occupied at one time as long as each group is an individual group not exceeding 100 people.
  5. Each group should provide ample hand sanitizer.
  6. Adults may not enter the academic/athletic building.
  7. The Alumni Plaza bathrooms are available for use. If there are multiple groups on campus, priority of use will go to the group using the football field due to location.
  8. The point person will be responsible for health checks immediately prior to the event. Health checks will use the following scanner or QR code: https://forms.gle/JJDPfgnHZrhEFpUu5

Please note the point person or officers will be responsible for enforcing all requirements. If a group is found to be out of compliance (not wearing masks, not completing the screening, violating the 100 person limit rule, etc.), we will not be able to accommodate them for future events.

If you believe your group may be large, you should use an RSVP system in order to make sure the attendance does not exceed 100 people.


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