An integral part of Catholic school education is the opportunity it provides for students to reach out in service to others in their community.
St. Rose students have opportunity to apply the Christian values of generosity and compassion, which they have learned from their families, faith communities, and school environment.
Through reflection on their experiences of volunteer community service, students come to recognize the very real connection between their personal decisions and the community in which they live and in which one day will play an important role.
Motivated by the example of Jesus Christ, community service is to be approached as a privileged opportunity for growth and personal service.
PALS Service Club
Our service club, PALS (People Always Loving Someone) is offered to select eighth graders.
- This student-led group organizes and leads service projects involving the entire school.
- The Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Stockings for the Shut-Ins, Lenten Lunches for the Homeless, and Easter Mini-Baskets for the elderly are annual projects whereby our students reach out to touch the lives of those in need within our community.
PALS also leads the St. Rose of Lima faith community.
- As a school, we begin each day praying together at morning assembly, led by PALS.
- Throughout the year, they plan and lead prayer services and spiritual activities in observance of the Liturgical seasons.
- We honor Our Lady in the month of October with a schoolwide Living Rosary in the church.
- All through Advent, PALS “lights” the advent wreath during morning assembly.
- They lead the school in The Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent, and in observance of Holy Week, eighth grade PALS re-enacts the Last Supper for the rest of the school.