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From the Principal’s Desk
October 20, 2018
HOLY HAPPENINGS AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
Recently, we were blessed by having the Amani Children’s Choir from Uganda perform for our students and parents. These children were traveling throughout the USA to raise funds to support the building of classrooms and a girls’ dormitory. As a fundraiser for the choir, our students were able to come out of uniform for a donation. We raised $1,292.00! Thank you to our families for your generous support of this choir. I know our students were inspired by the enthusiasm and spirit of the performers.
On Friday, November 9, we will be celebrating Veteran’s Day with an All School Mass at 8:15. We are inviting all veterans to join us for this Mass so we can show our gratitude for the sacrifices they have made for our country. Please let grandparents and family friends know that they are invited to join us.
If you are interested in learning more about our school or scheduling a tour, please call the school office at 314-962-8989.
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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.
There are two distinct celebrations taking place at this weekend’s 11:00 Mass. Our middle school participants, along with the team that directed the retreat, join the congregation as they conclude their three-day Luke 18 retreat. Each year Mike Huggins, our youth minister, directs this retreat along with a number of other volunteers for the youth in our parish. One of the great things about these retreats is that– not unlike the ACTS retreats–the majority of the talks are given by high school students who once made this retreat themselves when they were in middle school. It’s a beautiful illustration of the Gospel injunction “to give as a gift what you have received as a gift.” Our thanks to Mike, the youth ministry team and those parishioners who opened the doors of their homes as sleep houses for the retreatants.
Also at this Mass we celebrate 100 years of our parish’s Catholic Women’s League. What a blessing this organization has been to us! It would be impossible here to even list all the contributions they have made over the years. It was from their numbers that came the first Marthas and Marys; they are the ones who began and organized our annual progressive dinner. For a number of years they have headed up the parish fish fries and cleaned church before the great Holy Days. They also have sponsored a Day of Reflection for their members every Lent, in addition to sponsoring Advent by Candlelight. As I indicated, the list of their many involvements could go to great length, but what we want to do today is thank them and their marvelous tradition of service to Holy Redeemer Parish. May they have another 100 years of loving service to the parish family!