In the summer of 2016, a classroom near the front entrance of the school building was converted into our school Chapel. Inspired by the words of our mission statement, our school community acknowledges that prayer is at the heart of forming our school students into disciples. The Chapel provides a place for all students, parents, faculty, and staff to find peace and quiet, as well as a time and place for prayer. In prayer, we lift our hearts and minds to God who longs to be in deep, loving conversation and union with us throughout our day.
The school Chapel has also become an important tool in educating our students and forming them into disciples of Jesus Christ. Throughout the school year, each class can spend time in the chapel learning about the parts of the Mass and how the Mass has developed into the perfect prayer of the Church. A variety of resources, mainly books, are on display and available for student to use and read. During the school year on First Fridays, the students are able to come to the Chapel during their school day to spend time the Jesus in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Parish groups, such as the Knights of Columbus, lead the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy prayer services throughout the school year.
Our Chapel is graced with the relics and icons of three outstanding saints who inspire us in the work of Catholic education:
A special icon of Our Lady of the Lakes by Ms. Cecilia Lawrence of the Diocese of Lansing was commissioned for our school and is displayed in our Chapel. The icon portrays our mission statement in a prayerful, visual form:
Guided by the Holy Spirit, under the Mantle of Mary, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School forms disciples through Catholic Tradition, personal discipline, and academic excellence.