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“Challenge yourself in the game of life as you do in the game of sports” – Pope Francis

Have you found yourself standing on the sidelines this Fall encouraging your child to kick the soccer ball harder or give defense another try? Cheering as your varsity runner dashes across the finish line or football player makes a winning touchdown? Driving around and around to make sure your student makes it to practice or the game on time?

Whether you’re a student or a parent, it’s often hard to decide what matters most. Jackson Lumen Christi freshman Rebecca Berkemeier shares how feeling the presence of God during a confirmation retreat with her middle school class helped her put things in perspective.

Check out the inspiring way students at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Fenton begin their school day:

Sorting clothes for a homeless shelter, moving heavy office furniture, pulling weeds, reading to elementary students, or talking with elderly patients in a nursing home might not be on an average teenager’s list of things to do during a half-day out of the classroom.

For the nearly 680 students at Powers Catholic High School in Flint, however, Charger Outreach Day on Sept. 21 was more than a chance to escape their desks -- it provided inspiration for their souls.

Nearly 1,000 students, staff, faculty and parents attended the annual Diocese of Lansing Mass for Catholic Schools celebrated by Bishop Boyea on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at St. Mary Cathedral in downtown Lansing. Bishop Boyea reminded the students and all of us of the need to hear Jesus say "Come and follow me!"  

After Mass, many took the opportunity for a pilgrimage during this Holy Year of Mercy, and to walk through the Holy Door.

Just how much does your kids’ class size really matter?

study by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach at Northwestern University shows that class size alone can make or break much more than your children’s grades—it can affect the rest of their lives.