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- Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
- Haiti Parish Twinning Program
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- HR Youth Ministry
As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, I would like to thank all of you for entrusting your children to our care. We are grateful for this privilege and do not take it for granted. The theme this year is Catholic Schools- Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. We strive to offer these three pillars of a Catholic education to create well-rounded children who are prepared for the next level of their education.
I would like to update everyone on the progress of our pilot program for one-to-one Chromebooks with grades 6, 7, and 8. The staff received their Chromebooks as well as training before the holidays and continue to work together so that this will be a smooth transition. The students have been receiving training during their Computer classes. In addition, Google accounts were setup for all teachers and the students in grades 4-8. Even though the students in grades 4 and 5 will not have access to the Chromebooks this year, the Google accounts allow the teachers to access the students’ work still in progress, if they choose. All students can access their Google accounts through any computer. We purchased a cart for charging and securing the Chromebooks when they are not in use. The Chromebooks for the students are ordered, and it is our plan to begin roll-out of the pilot program with the 8th graders next week with the 7th and 6th to follow in the coming weeks. I would like to thank the four generous families who anonymously donated to make this program a reality. Without their wonderful gifts to Holy Redeemer, we would not be able to pilot this program. Also, I would like to thank the members of the Technology Committee whose energy and dedication to this project made it come alive. We are all so blessed to be part of such a generous and vibrant community. I will keep you updated as the program progresses.
In anticipation of the pilot program, we have several teachers who will be attending the METC (technology conference). This conference presents the latest trends in technology and how to use them in the classroom. Several teachers and I will be attending another professional development opportunity for Virtue Based Restorative Discipline (VBRD). The conference “Repairing Harm/Restoring Hope” is a four day conference led by Lynne Lang, and at least one person from Holy Redeemer will attend everyday of the conference. We are looking forward to these great opportunities for furthering our education and deepening our commitment to VBRD.
Finally, I would like to thank the many people who helped plan and implement our Open House and Catholic Schools Week activities. It took many hands and much hard work to make such an amazing week for our students. Thank you one and all for what you do to make Holy Redeemer the special place that it is!
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.
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We celebrate Palm Sunday today, and this celebration like Ash Wednesday prompts many to attend Mass. Part of the reason it does so is because it calls for the congregation’s engagement: Waving palm branches in remembrance of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and speaking our part in the proclamation of the Passion. The day sets the tone for the entire week. It is a serious, and at times, somber one. We the faithful move inexorably toward Calvary and the tomb, but we do so always with our hearts set on the Resurrection. We encourage all our parishioners to join us in this sacred journey. The parish celebrates the Lord’s last supper on Thursday at 7:00 p.m., a service that ends with a Eucharistic procession and several hours set aside for quiet contemplation. That service is preceded by a pot luck supper at 5:00 (The feature is King Edward’s fried chicken!) in the cafeteria. On Good Friday we celebrate the Stations at 3:00 p.m., with the celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7:00. This is the service when we individually venerate the cross of Christ. Our celebration of Easter begins at the Vigil on Saturday evening at 8:00 (We have to wait until it is dark so the new fire we light can burn brightly in the darkness.) At this the Church’s great baptismal feast we not only renew our own promises but welcome to the church new adult converts. It is a glorious feast with candles and bells and incense. On Easter Sunday morning we have our regular Sunday schedule: 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00. We hope that many of you will be able to join us in celebrating the great saving mysteries of Christ’s death and resurrection.
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.