Adult Education

 2018-2019 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. 


2018-19 EVENTS:

A Month of Sundays

Monday, October 15, 2018

7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Saint Rose of Lima School Gym

Presenter: Kevin and Susan Sauter


Join authors and Saint Rose parishioners, Kevin and Susan Sauter, on a worldwide adventure as they share the fantastic project that led to their book, A Month of Sundays. The Sauters traveled around the world for a year, attending Mass in 30 different locations in order to experience the breadth of worship in the Catholic Church. They will share stories, photos and book excerpts of their liturgical adventure from Croatia, to Uganda, India, and beyond.

No passports needed!



Healing From Loss: Finding Meaning, Hope and Discovering a New Peace

(A Morning Retreat and Breakfast)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish Center

Presenter: Mary Lou Carney, MDIV, BCC, MBA


Loss and grief are a part of everyone’s life and are profoundly experienced when someone we love dies or has a life-changing illness. Each person’s experience of healing from grief is unique to them, which results in variations in the intensity and duration of its different phases. As the holiday season approaches, we invite you to join us for a morning of community, learning and support as we reflect on grief as a lifelong companion and its many promises for spiritual growth.



Annual Winter Scripture Series – Reading the Poetry of the Bible: Aesthetics for Modern Life

Monday evenings: February 25, March 4, 11, and 18, 2019

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

Presenter: Elaine James, Ph.D.


This series examines the diverse genres and features of Biblical poetry. It explores the Psalms as its primary text, but each week’s discussion will draw examples from poems across the broad corpus of the Bible, showing along the way, the tools and techniques the ancient poets played with in crafting their art.


Each presentation will consider a key feature of Biblical poetry, offer examples for how to read and understand them, and consider implications for modern life.

  • Form & Vision: The Bible’s Ways of Thinking in Poetry
  • Imaging God: Metaphors, Imagination, and the Poetry of the Psalms
  • The Voice of My Lover: The Distinctive Voices of the Bible’s Lyrics, Laments and Love
  • The Ethics of Reading: Poetry and Communities of Faith



Rehearsing Death, Practicing Resurrection: The Paschal Parish (A Lenten Day of Reflection)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Saint Rose of Lima Parish Center

(Breakfast and Lunch will be served)

Presenter: Father Dale Korogi


In communio, the Church celebrates the presence of the Risen Christ in word and sacrament. That celebration directs the Church outward, sending her forth in missio, bearing witness to the faith by works of charity and justice. We come to church to celebrate the Sunday liturgy as Christ’s Body to be sent forth into our weekday lives to be the Body of Christ to others. Communion and mission: the rhythm of every Catholic life.


Through scripture, 12-step spirituality, and with the insights of contemporary spiritual writers, Fr. Dale will discuss how we are called and empowered to be the risen and living Body of Christ in our Church communities and in the world.





For the past 15 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: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am
Wednesday and Friday: 8:00 am
Monday Communion Service: 8:00 am

SATURDAYS: 3:30 to 4:00 pm

Parish Office Phone: 651-645-9389