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- Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
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I pray this letter finds all of you doing well and that your children are settling into their new school year schedules. The first few weeks have gone very smoothly. Everyone is hard at work, and many great things are being accomplished everyday.
I want to mention that Thursday, September 3, is Back to School Night. This is a not to be missed event. The evening begins at 6 p.m. for the Kindergarten parents with the Kindergarten Coalition meeting in the school library. At 6:30 p.m. the Middle School teachers will have a presentation for the sixth through eighth grade parents in the cafeteria. At 7 p.m. everyone will meet in the gym for a short presentation, and then everyone will move to the classrooms so the teachers can share their plans and expectations for the year. This is also a night to sign up for those coveted classroom volunteer slots. We strongly encourage all parents to attend this evening. If you do not have a Kindergarten or middle School student, the evening begins at 7 p.m. for you. We hope to see all of you on Thursday.
Last school year we developed a Technology Committee as a sub-committee from the Holy Redeemer School Board. This committee continues its great work by expanding the Chromebook program into the fourth and fifth grade classrooms. We have ordered the Chromebooks and the charging/storage cart. We are excited to continue and even expand this program. As we now have everyone’s Acceptable Use Policy forms returned, the teachers are once again using the Chromebooks in the classrooms. In addition, we are looking to add two additional access points to the upper floor so we do not have any connectivity issues.Read More
Having just returned from vacation out West, I am so much more mindful of the beauty and the grandeur of God’s creation. There is nothing that can really prepare one for the experience of seeing and hiking into the Grand Canyon. And then to move onto several other spectacular sites like Bryce and Zion National Park. It was one spectacular natural tableau after another. I found myself repeating that old saying: All this and heaven too! How blessed are we to have been given such a gift. On several days the areas we visited were overhung with haze. At first I didn’t understand why but then remembered that there are multiple wildfires burning in the region. At still other points I was encouraged, as all travelers are these days, to do my part not to just recycle but to conserve water. We here in the St. Louis area have an abundance of water at our disposal, but such is not the case with many areas in the West. How very timely Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment seemed. He is not adding much new to what popes before him have said, but has said it in a way that brings home the urgency of our being good stewards of the creation entrusted to our care. A day should not pass that we don’t thank God for having been so immeasurably generous to us. And whenever we get the opportunity to share what we have received with others, we should jump at the chance to do so. It is not just an exercise in charity but a work of justice that we Christians are obliged to take up.
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.