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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
With the holidays fast approaching there are many appeals to our charity being made. Already my physical mailbox and my virtual one are full of requests from organizations of every kind. Of course, we as Christians make a year-round effort of trying to help those in need, but the holidays, when we are all so mindful of the many blessings we enjoy, are moved in a singular way to be generous with others. And while it is great to make a material donation to some cause, we shouldn’t forget the tremendous value of some hands-on charitable work. Whether that is preparing and serving a meal to the homeless at Sts. Peter and Paul or putting together a meal a month, transporting homeless family members to the Room at the Inn or helping pack pills for the Haiti medical mission, all invite an investment of our time and effort. My own approach to charitable giving at this time of year is three-fold. I always make a gift to the parish itself, for it costs real money to run programs, turn on the heat, provide tuition assistance to children in our school. Next, I look for a local effort–the parish giving tree, our own St. Vincent de Paul Society, Fr. Bob’s food drive–as a way to have a direct impact on those in need who are also close at hand. And last, I try to remind myself of all of God’s children scattered throughout the world. Be that a donation to our brothers and sisters in Haiti or the poor to whom we minister through our Latin American Apostolate or to Catholic Relief Services, active right now in those countries most severely affected by the Ebola epidemic. A gift to any of these or so many others keeps us in communion with the church’s universal charitable mission. These weeks during which we enjoy blessings in abundance should urge us all to act in the charity of Christ.
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.