Adult Education

 2016-2017 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. Learn more about the presenters by viewing our presenter biographies. We hope you can join us!



Annual Winter Scripture Series – The Gospel of Matthew: The Great Commission

Thursday evenings: March 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2017

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

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Cory


Because of our Baptism in Christ, the Gospel of Matthew’s Great Commission — the command to Jesus’ followers to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:16-20) — is our commission, as well. In this four-part series, we will investigate what Matthew’s gospel teaches about the call to discipleship and about our responsibilities as disciples of Christ. We will also reflect on what it means to preach, in word and action, the good news of the coming reign of God in today’s complex social, cultural, and religious world.



The Status of Christians in the Middle East

Monday, September 19, 2016

Presenter: Dr. Michael Hollerich

7:00 pm to 8:30 PM @ the Saint Rose of Lima Parish Center, Large Dining Room


Estate Planning

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Presenter: Jane Godfrey

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM @ the Saint Rose of Lima Parish Center, Lower Level


Mary: Mother, Mystic, Prophet (With Breakfast)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Presenter: Dr. Jacquelyne Witter

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM @ the Saint Rose of Lima Parish Center, Large Dining Room

Saint Rose of Lima hosts adult enrichment offerings spanning the gamut of our rich Faith. Since 1998, a partnership with neighboring Corpus Christi Parish has allowed us to offer an even broader array of topics and presenters.


Advent Retreat Day: The Holy Spirit Filling Us, Guiding Us and Working in Us

Friday, December 2, 2016

Presenter: Fr. J. Michael Byron

As the Gospel of Luke reminds us constantly, nothing of God happens in this world apart from the movement of the Holy Spirit first. The conception, birth, life and mission of Jesus were all directed as a response to the movement of the Spirit. Even today it is true; all that we do as Christians is a response to a divine Life Force that has already found us before we are aware. Come and reflect on how to recognize and heed that Spirit.


8:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Begin with weekday 8:00 AM Mass at Saint Rose (optional), then proceed to the Saint Rose of Lima Parish Center Large Dining Room for meals and presentation.




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 and Friday: 8:00am
Parish Office Phone: 651-645-9389

SATURDAYS: 3:30-4:00pm