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As I drove to school today, I enjoyed the beautiful fall leaves and the warm sunshine streaming through my window. I realized I have been blessed by God with so many wonderful things in my life. Holy Redeemer is truly one of my biggest blessings. Hopefully, you too, feel Holy Redeemer is one of your blessings. This fall as we reflect on all of the things for which we have to be thankful, let us take a moment to recognize the gifts we have here at Holy Redeemer.
First and foremost, we have a wonderful staff who dedicates long hours to preparing their lessons to try to meet the varied needs of our students. In addition, they model virtue and teach the Gospel of Christ to their students. Our students are hard at work as well, trying to learn this challenging material. It always warms my heart to witness the many virtuous acts performed by our students each and every day. Even when these acts are small, many kind acts together will create a culture of kindness. Daily I give thanks to God for our students and staff.
Besides our wonderful students and staff, we have very generous parents who are willing to share their time, talent, and treasure with us. We have many parents who volunteer long hours in the classroom, nurse’s station, library, and playground. Without the parents’ help, Holy Redeemer would not run as smoothly as it does. Last year due to generous donations, we were able to install a beautiful new playground. This year we began with a completely updated computer lab due to the generous donations of parents and World Wide Technology. Also, recently we received a generous anonymous donation of $10,000. to improve technology throughout the building. We have yet to spend this money because our newly formed technology committee is accessing the needs of the school. Our technology committee is Sarah Andres, Tim Kessler, John Pardeck, Gus Hattrich, Don Fox, Kerry Fitzgerald, and me. As part of this assessment, Sarah Andres, Kerry Fitzgerald, and I will be taking some field trips to area schools to see what they are doing in the area of technology. We are also trying to determine what needs to be in place prior to acquiring more updated devices.
I would also like to thank Jamie Hasemeier who has organized our Green Machines Club that meets once a month during lunch to encourage all of us to take care of the environment. A word of gratitude to Su-Wen Ho who has organized the Chess Club and Bricks4Kidz Club which both meet after school. A thank you to Mrs. Witte and Mrs. Guenther for taking over the Math Club so that club could continue meeting after school. As you can see, we have been showered with many new and exciting things for which we are grateful.
If at anytime you have questions or concerns, please bring them to the office. Mrs. Mary Ann Gaffney, the school secretary, and I will do our best to address these questions. Please know that I have an open door policy, and you can feel free to come and talk at anytime.
I look forward to serving all of you!
Pam GalluzzoRead More
Parents In Partnership
Holy Redeemer children are blessed with a parish school devoted to their academic, spiritual, and social development. And thanks to devoted HR parents, Catholic education continues to thrive in our parish! We wish to thank the 92 Holy Redeemer school families anonymously donating $53,103 to last year’s “Parents in Partnership” Campaign.
As a result, our annual tuition increase was once again below 2.5% rather than an otherwise necessary 10%. Thanks to HR’s unique tradition of keeping tuition manageable by using these voluntary tax-deductible donations, young families continue to join our school community and existing families choose to remain.
If you would like to learn more about Holy Redeemer’s rigorous curriculum, tour our renovated facilities or inquire about further tuition assistance, please contact Principal Pam Galluzzo at 962-8989.
Gratefully Yours in Christ,
Your HR School Board
It seems to catch me off-guard every year: Suddenly, the holidays are upon us. From the point of view of the secular culture, the season is all about shopping, parties, decorations–the whole pre-Christmas shtick. While there is nothing wrong with any of this, if that’s all the holidays represent, then we have missed what the church hopes will happen for us and our communities. We call the season Advent, a word derived from the Latin that means coming. Our faith tradition looks to three comings: the coming of the historical Jesus in time past, the arrival of Jesus with his love and mercy in our present lives, and finally the triumphant coming of the Lord Jesus at the end of time, when, as scripture says, “God will be all in all.” The church’s season is actually much better attuned to what is taking place in nature (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) than the sometimes frantic activities of the world of consumerism. These shorter, colder days lend themselves to quiet reflection. Even as our hearts yearn for the return of the sun to the skies, our spirits long for the visitation of the Lord to our lives, our homes, and the larger community. The readings at daily Mass during this season are full of hope for the world, a world transformed by God’s peace and justice. And wouldn’t you know it, this world of ours is sorely in need of our God’s healing presence. Just think of those many places in our world that are so desperately in need of that: The Middle East, West Africa, Ukraine, Washington D.C., our own metropolitan area, just to name a few. This season reminds us yet again of our responsibility to usher in God’s kingdom thorough our prayer and actions.
As we did last year, we leave church open every day of Advent until 9:00 p.m. As you head off in one of the many directions we go, why not make one of those stops along the way a visit in church with the Blessed Sacrament. We will leave the handicapped accessible door on Joy Avenue open each evening.
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Weekday: M-F 6:15 & 8:15 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Saturday: 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
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.