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Our Pastor

Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Arnister

Ever since Monsignor William J. McConnell, the second pastor of St. Rose Church (1906-1932) established St. Rose Elementary School in 1921, the mission of Catholic education continues to the present day-- to proclaim the good news of the Gospel and provide a place for children to encounter God and to grow in his or her faith.  Catholic schools participate in the evangelization mission of the Church for both Catholic students and those of other faiths.  “The New Evangelization calls each of us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel” (United States Catholic Bishops).  Through the experience of a Catholic school, the child becomes a Christ-bearer to his or her family, parish community, and society through his or her personal integrity and the way he or she responds to the needs of others. This is our strong identity as a Catholic school.

You will find St. Rose Grammar School to be a unique and blessed community where faculty, staff and students form a family of support and care in an environment of faith and learning.  We strive to educate the whole child—academically, socially, physically and spiritually. While giving your son or daughter a well-grounded educational foundation, there are many opportunities for your child to grow and be challenged here at St. Rose.  Our school also boasts of a wonderful sports program throughout the year and other clubs and activities.

One of the first impressions a visitor observes coming to our school is that our children are happy.  We look forward to welcoming your child to be part of our St. Rose Grammar School community where every child is known and loved!  


May the Lord’s blessings be with you and your family!


Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Arnister 

It is a joy to extend to you a warm welcome to

St. Rose

Grammar School!


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