St. Rose of Lima Church opens 68th annual carnival

St. Rose of Lima Church opened its 68th annual carnival. (Photo by Devon Rogers from Unsplash)

St. Rose of Lima Carnival celebrates its 68th Annual Carnival in Miami Shores with food, games, rides, and other activities for all ages.

68th Annual Carnival

Miami Shores played host to the beginning of a carnival full of charitable activities and entertainment for the whole family.

On Friday evening, Feb. 3,  7News cameras filmed a large gathering at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and School, 415 NE 195th St.

The guests had a great time on Friday night and acknowledged the beautiful weather and the sense of community that the fair provides.

Participants reportedly enjoyed classic foods like funnel cake and rode like the HyperLoop and Zero Gravity throughout the celebration.

The tickets to the carnival can be purchased for as low as $1 each until the following Sunday, Feb. 12.

Spero Canton, a guest at the carnival, stated that it helps to create the community and strengthens the sense of community in Miami Shores and Northeast Miami-Dade. 

It is participated by all walks of life, all ethnicities, and all ethnic groups.

"It's just every year, once a year, people get together and let it out and get together as a community. This is a community right here," Canton added.

St. Rose of Lima Parish and Catholic School

On Oct. 12, 1948, the parish of St. Rose of Lima was established. Msgr. James F. Enright, who was in charge of the parish at the time, was the one who founded the school on Sept. 12, 1951.

In January 1982, St. Joseph Workshop was founded to cater to students with unique academic requirements. 

The workshop was first designed as a reading learning center. However, it has expanded to accommodate multiple learning methods and continues to serve the diverse needs of numerous pupils.

The School Advisory Board was founded in the same year, and the Home and School Association was established shortly after that. 

From 1983 to 1984, the school implemented both a pre-kindergarten and an after-school care program.

Moreover, the St. Rose of Lima School Development Board was founded in 1983 to build and manage the school's endowment. 

The fund continues to expand and provides a solid financial base for the parish and school's future. 

Also, the Endowment Fund's earnings are allocated to teacher wage increases, technology, teacher education, and tuition support.

Meanwhile, St. Rose received the Excellence in Education Award from the United States Department of Education in 1985. William Bennett, United States Secretary of Education, visited the school the following year.

Although the school has undergone several modifications, its Catholic solid and academic program continues. 

The students of the schools have been honored for their academic, creative, and athletic achievements at the local, state, and national levels. 

St. Rose of Lima School's history is continually enriched by student and teacher achievements based on the ideals of our Catholic faith and founded on a solid foundation of service to others. 

It is historically recognized as "a good place to grow." 

St. Rose continues to thrive in the 21st century.


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