Adult Education

 2017-2018 Saint Rose of Lima Adult Education Schedule

To view a complete listing of our Adult Education offerings for this year, please click here to view our brochure.



Advent Retreat Day: Advent’s Wait: An Opportunity to Grow in Faith, Hope and Love

Monday, December 4, 2017

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish Center

Presenter: Father Andrew M. Jaspers

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Our Continental Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30 AM, and followed by Opening Prayer.

Advent is a lesson in dynamic, transformative waiting for ourselves and for God’s Church. Come join us as Fr. Jaspers shares how while we are waiting, we can grow for ourselves and for the Church.


Annual Winter Scripture Series – Life Lessons of St. Paul

Tuesday evenings: February 27, March 6, 13, and 20, 2018

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM @ Corpus Christi Church, Gathering Area

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Cory


Regardless of whether you have read any of Paul’s letters from the New Testament or not, you probably have an image of him in your mind. Perhaps you think of him as a fiery preacher or as a spiritual father to the Christian communities that he founded. Some people think he was a misogynist —he was not—others think he rejected his Jewish heritage—he did not. Although we will touch on many of these images of Paul in this series, our primary focus will be on Paul, the pastor, who shares with us five lessons for life in Christ:


  • Live always as a servant of Christ
  • Be the aroma of Christ to God
  • Utilize your gifts for the common good
  • Rejoice in your suffering
  • Live as one body united in one Spirit


Please join us as we seek to embrace Paul’s words: “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”             (1 Cor 11:1)



Caring for the Spirit of the Caregiver (A Morning Retreat and Breakfast)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish Center

Presenter: Mary Lou Carney


For Any of Us Who Give Care to Others

Providing care for a spouse, child, extended family member, or friend-in-need is a sacred ministry of Christian compassion and service. As a caregiver, you may find yourself facing new responsibilities, many of which are unfamiliar and spiritually draining. We hope you will join us for a morning of community learning and reflection as we explore the experiences, emotions, and available resources that are part of the caregiving journey. We will discern ways for caregivers to care for one’s own spirituality and sustain a healing presence.




For the past 14 years, our Scripture Study Series have offered the blessings of talented Biblical scholars and authors like Catherine Cory, Ph.D, Corrine Carvalho, Ph.D, from the University of Saint Thomas, and Arthur E. Zannoni. These Scripture Series have anchored enrichment years centered on sacred art, our Jewish-Christian heritage, Faith in the Family, viewing our world with the eyes of mercy, finding household holiness, and racism, to name but a few.


Our Fall, 2014, 75th Parish Anniversary Mission, led by Father Matthew Linn SJ, guided the people of our community through focusing on daily prayer using the Examen introduced by St. Ignatius of Loyola, and moving on to connecting with one’s heart, discovering the purpose of one’s life and praying with one another for healing.


A sampling of past presenters include theologian and composer, Father Jan Michael Joncas; former and current leaders from the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas, the late Rabbi Barry Cytron and Professor John Merkle; Johan van Parys, Directory of Liturgy at the Basilica of Saint Mary; bibliodrama master teacher, Peter Pitzele, Ph.D; Deborah Savage, Ph.D, from the Institute of Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas; Sister Katarina Schuth O.S.F., The Common Ground Initiative; Jacquelyne Witter, Ed.D, director of Artison Ministry Designs, a project to cultivate and support pastoral excellence through ministry; retreat leader and author, Father J. Michael Byron; composer, singer and recording artist, Donna Pena; iconographer Sister Kate Holmberg; and film maker Deborah Boldt.


Contact Saint Rose Faith Formation Director, Deborah McPherson, at 651-357-1212 with questions.

Mass & Reconciliation

Saturday: 4:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:00am
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00am
Parish Office Phone: 651-645-9389

SATURDAYS: 3:30-4:00pm