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From the Principal’s Desk
December 15, 2018
HOLY HAPPENINGS FROM HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
Congratulations to staff member, Mrs. Teresa Martz, who was awarded the Foundation for Success Award from Nerinx Hall. Nerinx Hall invited twenty-four elementary educators from all across the St. Louis area to reconnect with their student nominator and enjoy breakfast followed by a short program honoring each of the them. Mrs. Martz was nominated by Ellie Girsch, Addy Girsch and Izzy Forthaus. Congratulations, Mrs. Martz! We are blessed to have you on staff.
We recently received a lovely you thank you note from the Respect Life Apostolate for the school’s generous donation of $1, 072.56. As a service project the fourth grade class had sponsored a collection for LifeLine Coalition who offers assistance for women and families who are experiencing crisis pregnancies. Way to go, Fourth Grade! We are proud of you for being the hands of Christ for those in need.
We have another group of students who will be the hands of Christ in an upcoming service morning. On our last day before Christmas break, Friday, December 21, our middle school students will leave immediately after our all school Mass to pack boxes for the needy at Operation Food Search. Prior to this visit the students will collect canned goods and dried goods to offer as a gift to the organization. We feel it is important that our students who are so blessed spend time serving others.
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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.
I realized just yesterday that Christmas was just a little over a week away, and that it was high time that I get my house in order. So I erected the Christmas tree in its stand in the dining room of the rectory. Granted, it has not yet been decorated, but this is a step in the right direction. There is another house, actually the more important one, which we need to put in order, and that is our spiritual house. Still plenty of time to pray and grab a few minutes for personal reflection. More importantly, there are just a few opportunities remaining to do what St. John the Baptist recommended in last Sunday’s Gospel, which is to repent our sinfulness. To that end we will host the WG communal penance service on Monday evening December 17th here at Holy Redeemer at 7:00. After just the briefest of services, there will be six priest confessors available for individual confessions. We are joined that night by many of our friends from MQP. Doing just a bit of remote preparation for the reception of the sacrament can be most helpful. Preparing one’s heart for the grace and mercy God will give us in the celebration of the sacrament goes a long way for a more meaningful experience. Doing an examination of one’s conscience prior to arriving at church that night has wonderful way of focusing our attention on the most important relationships in our life. Parishioners can go to our website and find posted there just such an examination of conscience. The same will be available in church on Monday evening, but even just a few minutes of reflection before confessing one’s sins opens us further to repentance.