Good Morning Parishioners!

I believe we can agree we love the warmth we feel from attending mass. Now imagine your child feeling that way every day they attend catholic school. That is a catholic education!

I am happy to share with you my family’s experience with catholic education.

My husband and I have two children that attend Holy Rosary School. Our son Eduardo is in 7th grade and our daughter Paloma is in 2nd grade. We have been a part of Holy Rosary School since our son was in pre-school. Holy Rosary school has provided an environment for us of education, faith, care, & safety. From the start, we have always felt welcomed and part of a caring community. That community is the Holy Rosary School and Church as they are one. We are blessed to know so many great families that have the same goals as ours; to give our children the best education, faith, & thriving environment. Our Holy Rosary School teachers, staff, and families are the key to this environment. The staff know every child by name and take pride in ensuring a safe environment.

Eduardo and I see this school as ours, because we have become part of this family! We love the school so much that we commute from Sacramento for our children to attend this special place. It was always my dream for my children to attend Holy Rosary School. I could not imagine them anywhere else.

I hope to see you after mass visiting our school. Even if you do not have any children, if you are part of Holy Rosary Church you are part of Holy Rosary School. We are one! Come see Catholic Education brought to life!

Thank you!

Michelle Lopez, Parent

My name is Brigget and I’m a 2004 graduate of Holy Rosary.

I attended Holy Rosary from kindergarten through 8th grade. During my time at Holy Rosary, I played volleyball, basketball, golf and was a member of the cheerleading squad. In my 8th grade year I was school president.

As a kid, I liked going to school at Holy Rosary but I didn’t fully appreciate everything the school gave me until I got older. It was the closest community I have ever been a part of. I can still remember whose school family I was in, and which kids were in my school family when I was an 8th grader. I still remember specific things I was taught. I have elementary school teachers who go out of their way to keep in touch with me and numerous other students. This community is the reason I am teaching faith formation.

A Catholic school education was the best gift my parents ever gave me. Holy Rosary gave me the strong foundation I needed to succeed at St. Francis High School, which I built on in order to succeed in college and then law school and now my career. I can trace my success academically all the way back to Holy Rosary.

After getting married and having a baby, I hope to continue traditions that were started when I was a kid attending Holy Rosary. Growing up, my parents, brother and I would go to Saturday night mass and then go to dinner together afterwards. I want to continue these traditions with my family and plan to give my son the same Holy Rosary education that I was fortunate to receive.

If your child currently attends Holy Rosary, they may not appreciate the sacrifice you make in sending them to Holy Rosary now, but some day they will realize what you have given them. If your child doesn’t attend Holy Rosary, I urge you to consider giving them the greatest gift that you can - a strong educational and community foundation, which they can continue to build on in order to succeed in life.

This week kicks off Catholic schools week, and I can’t think of a better school to celebrate than Holy Rosary. Thank you for allowing me to speak about the impact that my Holy Rosary education had on me.