Service is a long-standing tradition in Catholic education and a foundation of church social teaching. This year St. Rose of Lima School will reaffirm, recognize, and honor community service. Through the school’s Christian Action Program a very visible commitment to service has been a major component of our educational mission. Our students in record numbers are visiting nursing homes, collecting and distributing food and clothing, helping with the feeding of the homeless, donating monies to Holy Childhood and other charitable organizations, and supporting in so many ways our parish’s emergency assistance program. By putting together service, knowledge, faith, and values our St. Rose of Lima students will become well-rounded and successful contributors and leaders in our society, communities, and world.