From the desk of Sr. Kathleen

The Promise of Easter.....Peace!

 Jesus said to the disciples again, "Peace be with you.  As the Father sent me, so I send you. (Jn. 20:21)

After Jesus rose from the dead and saw his disciples, his words of blessing once again are "
Peace be with you."
Those are such welcoming words.  Of all the things we need and want, peace is the one gift so necessary for a holy and full life.  Peace of mind. Peace of heart. The k
ind of peace that only God can give. The peace that is needed way down deep inside of me so that God can dwell in and with me.

So when Jesus says to us, "Peace be with you," he is giving us the gift of inner p
eace.  What a gift!

At the last supper, Jesus told us he would give us peace.  He said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you."

 Just as Jesus promises to give us His peace, He also sends us to be peacemakers, just as the Father sent him.

As God continues to dwell in each of us, how can we be better peacemakers? 
      What areas in our lives need healing so that we can experience the inner peace that Easter promises?

                 With whom can we share this peace?  With whom should this peace be shared?

Daily Announcements

Thank you to our shepherds who lead the flock of St. Rose parish and school

Next Sunday, April 26, has been proclaimed PASTOR'S DAY for Pastors of Catholic Schools.

We hold in our hearts deep gratitude to Father Ken for the many meaningful ways he faithfully and devotedly shepherds the flock of St. Rose.  Thank you, Father Ken, for your constant support of our school!  Thank you, Father Todd, Father Fortunatas and the Deacons of our parish for the special role you play in our lives.

When we count our blessings, we think of you....and smile.

Tomorrow's Hope Foundation - Second Collection

The second collection on the weekend of May 3 will benefit the tomorrow's hope foundation and St. Rose of Lima School.  Tomorrow's Hope Foundation has for many years devoted their efforts to raising funds to provide tuition assistance to those in need who desire a Catholic elementary school education..   Our school benefits from their great work.

To assist with their efforts, the second collection on Sunday, May 3 will benefit the foundation and will also directly benefit St. Rose of Lima School.  Half the proceeds collected on that weekend will go to the foundation and the other half will go to St. Rose of Lima School.  Please be as generous as your means allow so that Catholic education in the diocese and here at St. Rose can continue to flourish.

Thank you for your generous response to us all.

Important info:

Pupils in grades 4 and 6 will take the NYS Math test Wednesday, April 22- Friday, April 24.

Pupils in grades K and 1 will take the IOWA test during the week of April 20.

A good night's rest and a good breakfast will ensure the best results!

Tomorrow's Hope Foundation

Applications for Tomorrow's Hope Foundation can be found on the Parents' Place Tab noted above. Print the application and submit the fully completed application by the due date.  You can also complete an ONLINE APPLICATION by using this link:

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Tomorrow's Hope Foundation Newsletter
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Newsletter 2015


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Virtus Training Workshop
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Diocesan News

Tuesday, April 21
IOWA Testing
Grades K & 1

Wednesday, April 22
Ice Cream

 IOWA Testing
 Grades K & 1

 Math State Test
 Grades 4 & 6

Thursday, April 23
IOWA Testing
Grades K & 1

Math State Test
Grades 4 & 6

Friday, April 24
IOWA Testing
Grades K & 1

Math State Test
Grades 4 & 6