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  • December 1878 
First Mass is held in St. Rose of Lima church.
  • June 4, 1961 
Last Mass is held at St. Rose of Lima church.
  • February 2002
The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota places St. Rose on Minnesota's 2002 Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties list.
  • June 2002
Informal group meets to explore the possibility of saving St. Rose.
  • August 2002 
The Friends of St. Rose, Inc., is incorporated and the first board meeting is held.
  • October 2002 
The Minnesota Historical Society identified St. Rose as eligible for designation to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • January 2003 
Board members of the Friends of St. Rose, Inc., meet with Archbishop Harry Flynn to discuss the purchase of St. Rose from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
  • October 2003 
A Decree is issued by Archbishop Harry Flynn on October 17th allowing the transfer of title to the Friends of St. Rose, Inc., to purchase the Church of St. Rose of Lima for one dollar.
  • December 2003 
First Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony is held on December 20th.
  • March 2005 
New cedar shingled roof is installed.
  • July 2005 
New twenty-five car parking lot established.
  • August 2005 
Over two hundred and fifty people attend the First Annual Ice Cream Social on August 20th.
  • September 2005 
First wedding is held since 1960 at St. Rose.
  • June 2006 
Additional land is donated to provide more off street parking spaces.
  • July 2006 
Interior restoration work begins with the plastering and painting of the Sanctuary.
  • March 2007 
New cellar doors are installed and repairs are made to the floor and door of the Sacristy.
  • July 2007 
New cement steps are added outside the Sacristy.
  • November 2007 
A new furnace is installed at St. Rose.
  • April 2008 
Outhouse was donated and restored.
  • June 2008 
Ceiling restoration begins.
  • November 2008 
Ceiling, electric, storm windows, and half moon shaped stained glass entrance window restorations are completed.
  • May 2009 
New stained glass window is completed for missing window.
  • May 2009 
New sign for church yard donated by Midwest Signtech is installed.
  • July 2009
Four windows are removed by Cathedral Crafts for restoration.
  • August 2009

Entrance shed restoration is completed.

Four remaining windows are removed for restoration.

  • December 2009

Stained Glass Window restoration is completed.

Wedding held on December 19, 2009.

  • March 2010

Phase 1 of trompe l'oeil imagery restoration completed.

Wedding held on March 20, 2010.

  • August 2010
 Phase 1 of Bell Tower restoration completed.
  • July 2011
 Phase 1 of tuckpoint restoration completed.


  • August 2011
 Parking lot project completed.


  • December 2011
 Interior Floor restoration completed.


  • June 2012

Phase 2 of tuckpoint restoration completed in early June.

June 14, 2012. Major hail storm damage at St. Rose.


  • August 2013
St. Rose is listed on the National Register of Historic Places


Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 01:46