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From the Principal’s Desk
February 10, 2018
HOLY HAPPENINGS AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
*On Saturday, February 3, several students competed in the Bellarmine Speech League. Our students worked hard in preparation for this meet, and then did quite well. Congratulations to all of the participants!
Red Ribbon: Eva Fox and Jack Schwetz (duet), Courtney Byrne and Clare Mank (duet)
Blue Ribbon: Maizy Sadlo and Laine Wilhem (duet), Elizabeth Guenther (humorous)
Gold Ribbon (perfect score): Molly Seeser (humorous)
*Early registration for Preschool through Kindergarten has opened. Please contact the school office at 962-8989 to receive a registration packet, if you have not already done so. Registration for first through eighth grade will open in a few weeks.
*For the next couple of weeks we will be celebrating the Winter Olympics. The opening ceremonies at school occurred on Thursday, February 8, with the running of the torch throughout the building and a Parade of Nations as we listened to the “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” by John Williams over the intercom. HR Winter Olympics will have their closing ceremony on Monday, February 26. We send our prayers and best wishes to all of the athletes.
*On Tuesday, February 13, we will be hosting a Mission Carnival with a fun afternoon of games, prizes and food. All of the proceeds will be donated to these three charities chosen by Student Council: Holy Redeemer Haiti Twinning project, APA and the Crisis Nursery. At the conclusion of the Mission Carnival we will bury the Alleluia in preparation for Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14 this year.
*If you would like to learn more about our school or schedule a tour, please contact the school office.
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Holy Redeemer Parish School of Religion (grades 1-8) acts as a support for the students and families of the parish as they live out their Baptismal call and give witness to the Good News in word and deed. It is the desire of the program to incorporate the students and their families into the faith life of the parish community.
As one opens the first page of last Sunday’s St. Louis Review, there appears a two-page spread on how to make a good Lent. Even if we have made this forty-day journey for decades, there is always something new to be discovered about ourselves in relationship to God and others. Here on these two pages are some excellent practical suggestions how both individuals and families might approach the season. It is always edifying to me to see so many who make the commitment to attend daily Mass during the season. Like Advent, the daily scripture readings are specially chosen and tailored to this penitential and reflective season. It is always good to orient one’s day with morning Mass, but even more appropriate during Lent. And even if one can’t quite swing that, a driver on his way to work can turn off the radio for a few minutes and invite God into his or her day. Parishioners should be reminded that every week we have all-day, all-night adoration of the Eucharist, from the end of Mass on Tuesday morning until 6:00 am on Wednesday. Just stopping in for a few moments of silent prayer can be a way of restoring peace to our hearts.
There are any number of almsgiving opportunities available to us: The parish’s Haiti Giving Tree, the Rice Bowl or the St. Vincent de Paul Society. We have placed at the doors of church two booklets that parishioners might find helpful for observing the season: Getting More Out of Prayer and Daily Reflections for Lent. In addition to these physical books, there is a host of online/apps resources: www.livingtheeucharist.org, the Magnificat Lenten app, daily reflections from Bishop Robert Barron at his website, as well as the USCCB website. Perhaps you didn’t get the opportunity to receive ashes last Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean the season is lost; each one of these days of Lent is a good time to begin again.