Powers Catholic is most renowned for their remarkable faith-based Catholic education. The faculty wholeheartedly believes in teaching students, not subjects, and Powers Catholic is proud to serve families who believe in God, family, and community. In all endeavors, the administration, faculty and staff pursue excellence and actively partner with students for their personal growth and for the common good. Across the board, Powers Catholic is committed to prepare students for leadership today and tomorrow. As a Catholic school, Powers is proud of their heritage and faith, instilling in each student that all belong to God and are called to the continual transformation of our minds and hearts into the image of Jesus Christ. The Powers Catholic four-day Kairos Retreat program for juniors and seniors underscores the Powers Catholic commitment to deepen each student’s relationship with God. Powers Catholic is an exceptional North Central Association accredited and MANS accredited high school, but as educators faculty go well beyond professionally and personally to bring out the best in students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Powers Catholic faculty is trained to utilize best practice strategies, incorporate high standards, and all are committed to the best in Catholic education.
Meet Fr. Jim
Fr. Jim Rolph was born and raised in the Ann Arbor area. He attended Catholic schools in the area for grade school, middle school, and high school. He then attended the University of St. Thomas while living at St. John Vianney College Seminary and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Catholic Studies. Fr. Jim completed his seminary studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and obtained a Masters of Divinity and a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Lansing on June 14, 2014 and was assigned to St. John the Evangelist in Fenton for the first three years of his priesthood. He became the chaplain of Powers Catholic in June 2017.