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Equip Yourself for Evangelization

Bishop Walkowiak Introduces LANE

Jesus is calling us to make disciples and to be his witnesses on the Lakeshore, in West Michigan, and to the ends of the earth. The Lakeshore Academy for the New Evangelization (LANE) is a school of adult discipleship that proclaims the Gospel to all people and empowers our regional Catholic community to live out Christ’s mission.


Fall 2019 Classes

Reinvigorate your faith and equip yourself for evangelization with a LANE class this fall! Seven-week classes will begin the week of September 16. One-night LANE Labs will take place on September 9 and November 13.

Simpler Registration and Technological Improvements

The LANE classrooms have been blessed by Bishop David Walkowiak, and this fall, they will be equipped with new and improved technology. In addition, the registration process has been streamlined for quick and easy enrollment in classes and labs.


Dr. Ray Guarendi

The Logic of Being Catholic

September 17, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Parish

Dr. Ray Guarendi is a Catholic father of ten adopted children, a clinical psychologist, author, professional speaker, and national radio and television host. He will share his story of how logic led him home to the Catholic Church.

In addition to his LANE Leadership Series talk, Dr. Guarendi will teach the first night of SOC 201: Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching on September 18. His session is titled “The Call to Family, Community, and Participation.”


Italy Pilgrimage

November 2019

The Catechism tells us that we come to know God through Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. From its beginning, the Roman Catholic Church has been on a quest to know and serve Christ through these virtues. The stories of three cities exemplify this quest: Rome, Assisi, and Florence. We will make pilgrimage to these cities, learning their stories and listening to how we must faithfully continue our ancient quest for what is True, Good, and Beautiful. In so doing, we will learn to love our Lord all the more, striving to become the salt and light that he calls his Church to be.


What LANE Students Are Saying

LANE’s excellent instructors open the material to you at a higher level.
These classes helped me to know God. My faith was strengthened.
It is a great way to grow in your faith and grow your relationship with God.
LANE classes are incredibly interesting and truly help to open up my faith in many ways.
A great way to grow spiritually and learn more depth to our Catholic teachings and beliefs!
LANE prepares us to give a reason for our hope as an important part of the New Evangelization.