Welcome Back Students!

As Our Students Return for Another Exciting Academic Year at SPA, We Pray…

Almighty God
We give you our school.
We give you all the teachers and staff who work here,
We give you all the children who study here.
We pray our school would be a place of great discovery, adventure and creativity.
May it be a place where we love to learn and where we learn to love,
A place where every one is respected and all are deeply valued.
We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

–myParishApp

Save the Date! Friday, September 13!

2019 Cougar Dash 5k Festival 6pm

This event will be in lieu of our Parish picnic.

Get ready for some family fun, fitness and fellowship!
All school Fun Run will take place during the SPA school day
Community 5K run/walk @6:30 PM
Lots of festival fun featuring: family friendly activities, bounce houses, carnival games, food, sno-cones, drinks, beer and music

Cougar Dash promotes excellence in health, as well as excellence in social and Christian responsibility. Money raised will benefit SPA School and Church, as well as Ele’s Place, a local healing center for grieving kids.

SIGN UP NOW!
—To register to run/walk in the 5K, please click here
(Registration includes a T-shirt and 10 tickets to use for food, drinks & games)

—To start fundraising or to donate, please click here.

–To help out at the event, please click here

Meet SPA’s New Youth Minister

Fr. Troy Nevins and I are excited to announce that our two parishes, St. Paul the Apostle and Immaculate Heart of Mary, will unify efforts for youth ministry for the upcoming school year. Stefanie Iwan, well-experienced in youth ministry and with a deep passion for youth, will be leading this important area of our parish’s life beginning July 1. The great majority of students who graduate from our schools go to Catholic Central and enjoy friendships with each other. Many are neighbors. Our children play together and often compete on the same sports teams. The physical and spiritual closeness of our parishes is such that it makes sense to strengthen our collaboration in an area such as this. For St. Paul’s youth this means that we will be able to offer retreats, mission trips and other opportunities in addition to weekly meetings. Later this month a group from St. Paul will travel with IHM youth to Steubenville, OH, for a widely popular series of summer youth gatherings. Stefanie will be present at both parishes and interact with our youth at both schools, as well as the main high schools our parishioners attend. However, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will be held separately, as our calendars differ for the celebration at the Cathedral. Our Middle School Collaborative Youth Ministry (“EDGE”) will take place on Wednesday nights at St. Paul, while High School Youth Ministry (“Life Night”) will be at IHM on Sunday nights. In the upcoming weeks and months, there will be more communication on this. For now we wanted to share this exciting news! Your input is very important to me and Stefanie. I want to thank all who have helped me to prayerfully discern this new path for our parish youth, and I look forward to working with all our parents and volunteers to make our youth outreach thriving in the upcoming year.

Fr. Peter

 

Shrines of Italy Pilgrimage

Shrines of Italy Pilgrimage April 23-May 3, 2019! Join Euro Pilgrimage Tours as they travel to see some of the most religious sites in all of Italy; including Rome, Assisi, Padre Pio’s San Giovanni Rotando, Loreto, Pompeii and so much more! For detailed information or to reserve your spot today and save $250 please call Erika at (231)720-8378 or email aterikap.euro@hotmail.com. Check out this weblink for all the finest details: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/899614