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Our Students St. Joseph's Catholic Community of Grand Rapids is a vibrant faith community located in northern Minnesota. St. Joseph's School is an important part of the St. Joseph's Catholic Community. We love our students and are privileged to work in partnership with our school families.
Academic Opportunities Academic opportunities at St. Joseph's School include Math Masters, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Reading Rainbow Writers' Contest, Geography Bee, and numerous field trips. We value the academic enrichment these experiences bring to our children's education.
Service Activities No matter the age, our parish community embraces and serves everyone when we join together in sharing the importance of Catholic faith in our lives. Students have donated their time through a school marathon by raking leaves for those in need.Some students worked at the Food Self or collected donations for Habitat for Humanity, Grace House and the Caring Fore Kids.


Loving Father,

I invite you into my life today

and make myself available to you. 

Help me to become the-best-version-of-myself

by seeking your will and becoming a living example

of your love in the world.

Open my heart to the areas of my life that need to change

in order for me to carry out the mission

and experience the joy you have imagined for my life. 

Inspire me to live the Catholic faith

in ways that are dynamic and engaging. 

Show me how to best get involved in the life of my parish.

Make our community hungry for best practices 

and continuous learning.

Give me courage when I am afraid, 

hope when I am discouraged, 

and clarity in times of decision. 

Teach me to enjoy uncertainty and lead your Church 

to become all you imagined it would be 

for the people of our times.


-Dynamic Catholic Lenten Prayer


FOR 2016-2017

Registration for Kindergarten and Preschool opens for St. Joseph's School Families during the first part of January.

Registration for Kindergarten and Preschool will open to the parish beginning Feb. 2.    

Registration for non-parish, non-school families will open February 23.

You may pick up a registration forms at our school office or

You may also print the registration form from our school website (ÂClick on the Classrooms tab and then on the Preschool tab). 

Questions? Please contact our school.Â(326-6232)

You are welcome to visit our Preschool and Kindergarten classes to see what great learning is happening there for the children.

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St. Joseph's School Kicks off Sales for Catholic Schools Raffle

How can you turn $5 into a brand-new SUV or $20,000 in cash? The students at St. Joseph's School in Grand Rapids know! Starting Jan. 15, they will be selling raffle tickets as part of the Catholic Schools Raffle. Just one $5 bill gives buyers the opportunity to win $40,000 in prizes, including a 2016 Jeep Compass or $20,000 cash, vacation packages, cool gadgets and more.

St. Joseph's School and the other 89 participating schools will keep 100 percent of every $5 ticket sold thanks to raffle sponsor Catholic United Financial. The St. Paul-based company covers the entire cost of the prizes and promotional materials.

“If you want to support your Catholic school, this is the same as marching into the office and writing a check,” Catholic United President Harald Borrmann says. “But with the raffle, every $5 buys you a chance to win a car, a vacation, or some other really great prizes.”

More than 15,500 students from 90 participating schools in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will sell tickets from Friday’s kickoff through February 28, prior to the official drawing at 11. a.m., on March 10 at Catholic United Financial’s Home Office in St. Paul, MN. (Hopeful ticket holders can watch the drawing ceremony live online at Last year, participating schools raised a combined total of more than $1 million in just six weeks, an amount Catholic United Financial would like to repeat in 2016.

In the Raffle’s six-year existence, it has helped Catholic schools in the Upper Midwest raise more than $4 million. The money raised has allowed these schools to provide tuition assistance, improve technology and pay for special learning opportunities, such as field trips and special guest speakers.

Along with the $10,000 in ticket sale revenue it hopes to receive from the Raffle, St. Joseph's School has a shot at winning a $3,000 grant from Catholic United if it is one of the top-three performing schools (based on the number of tickets sold per student). The company also awards the top-selling student at each school a Kindle Fire HD and a pizza party to each top classroom.

Raffle updates can be followed on twitter @raffle4schools and on Facebook at

About Catholic United Financial

Catholic United Financial is one of the largest fraternal life insurance associations in the Upper Midwest, serving more than 84,000 members in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Catholic United offers life insurance, annuities, and retirement savings products to its members while providing fraternal benefits for Catholic parishes, schools and religious education.

St. Joseph's School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.


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