When it comes to raising their child, many parents look at the teachers at Catholic schools as partners, trusting they are teaching the same values in school as they teach at home. Catholic schools focus on instilling character so students make the right choices, no matter what their friends or others might say. Call St. John Paul II Catholic School today to talk about a Catholic Education for your child.

1590 Riverbank Street · Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Phone (313) 386-0633 · Fax (313) 928-1326



Entry to St. John Paul II Catholic School is open to all families as described:

  • Families who are registered and active members of our supporting parishes of Christ the Good ShepherdOur Lady of the Scapular and St. Vincent Pallotti

  • Catholic families that do not belong to our supporting parishes, but are registered and active members of a neighboring parish without a school

  • Catholic families not currently registered in a parish

  • Non-Catholic families

Students with disabilities will be evaluated for admission on an individual basis; admission will be based upon their needs and the school’s ability to accommodate those needs.


  • Preschool (3 years old) – a child must have reached the age of three (3) on or before September 1st.

  • Preschool (4 years old) – a child must have reached the age of four (4) on or before September 1st.
  • Kindergarten – a child must have reached the age of five (5) on or before September 1st.


Many people assume that a Catholic education is just too expensive.  In fact, tuition assistance and affordable payment options are available.  An investment in a quality education that will benefit your child is priceless and can be much more affordable than one would believe.

All families that are active, registered parish members at an Archdiocese of Detroit church may qualify for Private School Aid Scholarships (PSAS) for children in grades K – 8.

PSAS Enrollment forms will be available in the school office and/or you may visit the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Tuition Assistance & Scholarship page for more information regarding these programs.

School Enrollment Form – click here

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In Unleash the Gospel, my pastoral letter on the New Evangelization, I wrote that “our communities are ready for renewal” and that there is “a readiness to move beyond the ways we have always done things and to think about new ways.” All of us in the Archdiocese – bishops, priests, and laity – are engaged in this renewal which, I pray, will transform our local Church into a band of joyful missionary disciples sharing the good news of Jesus Christ throughout southeast Michigan.

One of the obligations of a bishop is to provide spiritual guidance to the souls under his care. In that spirit, I will, over the coming months, share with you a series of pastoral notes which provide such guidance on issues of importance in our local Church and community, through the eyes of Unleash the Gospel. I hope that you find these notes to be of some assistance.

The first step in any renewal is repentance from sin, including the violent sin of racism. This week marks 75 years since growing racial tensions contributed to three days of civil unrest in Detroit that took the lives of 34 people and injured over 400. So today, I wish to share with you a pastoral note on Christ’s victory over the sin of racism in which I offer a few words about how we, a community of followers of Jesus Christ, can show love to everyone we meet, treat all people with dignity and respect, and work together to heal the wounds inflicted by sins of racism in our community.

Entrusting you and your families to the loving care of Mary, Mother of God and Mother of the Church, and to our Patron, St. Anne, I remain

Sincerely yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron