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Catholic Faith


Parish Affiliation

St. Rose School is affiliated with St. John the Evangelist Parish. The school posts notices of parish sacramental preparation in its newsletters in autumn. For more information, please contact the parish.

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St. John the Evangelist Parish
Pastor: Fr. Dean Dowle
Pastoral Associate: Sophie Ogle

9830 - 148 Street NW
Edmonton, AB  T5N 3E8


Religious Education

All of the Schools in the Edmonton Catholic School District use a Religious Education Program that is prescribed by our Alberta Bishops and provided through the National Office for Religious Education in Ottawa. The Program ranges from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve, and offers students an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes.


School Celebrations

Our school community celebrates many times throughout the year. All students attend. Information regarding our celebrations is made available in our newsletters and on-line calendar available on the website. We attend mass at our neighbourhood parish, St. John the Evangelist Parish, twice a year in addition to our celebrations at school. These are some of our celebrations for 2020-2021:

School Opening*
Remembrance Day
Ash Wednesday
Grade 9 Farewell*

*celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Parish
**This year our celebrations are being done through Microsoft Teams; Fr. Dean celebrates with us from our school chapel.

 About St. Rose School's Faith Life

PatronessSt. Rose of Lima was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts. A lay member of the Dominican Order, she has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church, being the first person born in the Americas to be canonized as a saint. She has many patronages including the Patroness of the Americas. St. Rose School was named in her honour in 1962.
LifeApril 20, 1586 - August 24, 1617
Feast DayAugust 23
School Mission
School VisionSt. Rose School community is centered on the premise that life's purpose and fulfillment can be found in living out the Christian value of love.  
School Charism
School Motto

"Truth and Excellence"

Truth - we strive to know and live God's truth
Excellence - we use God's gifts to their full potential

School Colour

Green - recalling the gardens St. Rose tended. The flowers and produce were sold to support the poor

School Tradition

St. Rose School has a rich tradition of serving the Church's social justice mission as St. Rose of Lima did and proudly hosts a Student Faith Day yearly and Winter Clothing Drive among other activities. Each homeroom also plans a social justice project each year.




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