Dear St. Rose Families,
Happy Feast of the Holy Family! I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful Christmas Vacation. Today is the Feast of the Holy Family. I came across a lovely reflection in the
Magnificat from Pope Benedict XVI. It reminded me how blessed we are in the "St. Rose Parish and School Family" to have one another. Here is the some food for thought for your families and our school community as get ready to welcome the 2018 year.
"The family is the privileged setting where every person learns to give and receive love...The family is an intermediate institution between individuals and society, and nothing can completely take its place...The family is a necessary good for peoples, an indispensable foundation for society, and a great and lifelong treasure for couples. It is a unique good for children, who are meant to be the fruit of the love, of the total and generous self-giving of their parents... The family is also a school that enables men and women to grow to the full measure of their humanity... O God, who in the Holy Family left us a perfect model of the family life lived in faith and obedience to your will, help us to be examples of faith and love for your commandments" Pope Benedict XVI.
Thank you for blessing us all with your presence in the "St. Rose School" family. The teachers, staff, and I truly appreciate your participation, support, and love as we help your children to be come Christ-like leaders in the world. May God bless all of us with continued Christmas Joy and a commitment to serve the world and one another.
Yours in Christ always,