Make Disciples, Be Witnesses

Our Lady and the Eldest Daughter of the Church

Discover the Catholic story through the story of Catholic France, called the “Eldest Daughter of the Church.” This class will take place in person and online on Mondays in fall 2023.

Field Trip to Notre Dame

This free tour is a historical and social overview of life at the University of Notre Dame, with visits to the replica Lourdes Grotto, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Main Building (the Golden Dome), and the Hesburgh Library (“Touchdown Jesus”).

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LANE Courses on the Eucharist


Make Disciples, Be Witnesses

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 lifelong discipleship that proclaims the Gospel and empowers our Catholic community in West Michigan and beyond to live out Christ's mission.

Adults & Families

The LANE Digital Passport gives you access to all online and in-person adult classes, plus online educational materials for the whole family.


LANE Kids courses are interactive, engaging, and fun! Each online course adheres to the standards put in place by the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

Parish Partnerships

Make LANE your parish’s faith formation solution! LANE offers a group rate, training, and resources to make parish implementation easy.

Lifelong Catholic Learning

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What LANE Students Are Saying

"LANE classes are incredibly interesting and truly helped open up my faith in many ways."
"LANE's excellent instructors open the material to you at a higher level"
"These classes helped me to know God. My faith was strengthened."
”If you‘re considering Catholicism, or just curious, then consider this...” In this podcast and blog from our ministry partner, Considering Catholicism, Greg Smith explores the faith, beliefs, life, and culture of the Catholic Church for curious non-Catholics, and for Catholics who want to know their faith better and share it with others.