Our Catholic Schools

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The Diocese of Saginaw and the Office of Catholic Schools are committed to supporting our schools and parishes. 

On April 13, 2022 we began a new chapter in the history of Catholic education in the Diocese of Saginaw.

Read more about this initiative and view video messages below:

Click here for media release                  

Click here for letter from Superintendent of Catholic Schools 

The Four Focus Areas

Click on one of the focus areas below to learn more.

Focus Circle 1 Focus Circle 2 Focus Circle 3 Focus Circle 4

Expanding Office of Catholic Schools Staff to Support our Schools

Curriculum and Catholic Identity Coordinator 

General Job Responsibilities: Support of Office of Catholic Schools in the development and execution of appropriate curriculum and learning standards to promote the spiritual and academic growth of our students. Support principals and teachers in the development and execution of best practices and resources related to instruction and learning. Use relevant data to identify areas of success and opportunities for growth across the diocese and within individual schools. 

Marketing and Admissions Coordinator 

Support of Office of Catholic Schools, as well as individual Catholic schools, in promoting our schools. Grow enrollment through intentional and strategic marketing and enrollment initiatives and activities.

Meet the Team

Our Catholic Schools Committee
The Our Catholic Schools: Centered in Christ, Committed to Excellence committee includes (front) Deb Bierlein, Chief Financial Officer (DOS); Michael Cavanaugh, Our Lady of Lake Huron Principal, Harbor Beach; Mary Kay Yonker, Sacred Heart Academy Principal, Mount Pleasant; Bishop Robert Gruss; Lisa Seeley, St. Mary Principal, Alma; Sister Mary Judith O'Brien, Chancellor (DOS); (back) Pete Shaheen, Nouvel Catholic Central Board of Trustees, Saginaw; Bob Looby, Committee Chair and Advisory Member of Diocesan Finance Council; Patrick Van Sumeren, All Saints Central Board Chair, Bay City; Cormac Lynn, Superintendent of Catholic Schools (DOS); Katy Pham, Office of Catholic Schools (DOS); Erin Looby Carlson, Director of Communications (DOS); Deacon Gary Patelski, Diocesan Finance Council and Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan Board Member; and Father Rick Bokinskie, St. Thomas Aquinas Pastor, Saginaw. Not pictured are Deacon Rick Warner, Nativity of the Lord Parish, Alma; Dick Dolinski, Committee Member; and Joe Stong, Director of Stewardship and Development (DOS).

 Our Diocese has 12 schools, including three high schools
in which we educate nearly 2,025 children.

These schools are in both rural and suburban areas. Our Catholic schools have maintained an excellence in teaching since 1868. Nearly 100 percent of our students go on to graduate from college. Many of our Catholic school graduates are presently serving in vital community service positions. Our Diocesan Catholic schools foster healthy vocations to the priesthood, religious life and to Christ-centered marriage and single life. 

A Prayer for Our Catholic Schools

Letters from the Superintendent of Schools
Catholic Schools COVID-19 Notices

MI Safe Schools
Executive Order 2020-142
Governor Whitmer Announces Next Steps for School Reopening in the Fall
4-2-2020 School Closure (pdf)
4-2-2020 MANS Continues Virtual Learning (pdf)


Sacred Heart (Mount Pleasant) Caps Classic Comeback with 1st Volleyball Championship

Catholic school students largely spared learning loss felt by public schools

New initiative launched to help schools in the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw

Saginaw Catholic Diocese investing more in school district

In-person learning brings ‘COVID bump’ in enrollment to Michigan Catholic schools after years of decline

Private Schools Set Standard for In-Person Instruction


Nouvel grad Robi Stuart earns Michael Sadler award

Local private school sees uptick in enrollment for fall as many public schools go online

Michigan leaders fight federal funding for private schools

10-Year-Old Walks 100 Miles to Raise Money for School

"Let MI Kids Learn" Petition Drive LAST CALL

"Let Kids Learn" Update Letter 4-26-2022

"Let Kids Learn Information"

"Let Michigan Kids Learn (LMKL) Petition Drive Campaign" Pastor's Packet

Why Our Schools are Exceptional and Unique

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