- Day School
- Parish School Religion (PSR)
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
- Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
- Haiti Parish Twinning Program
- HR Athletic Association
- Parish Men’s Club
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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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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
I will provide an update on our recent Super Bowl collection: On Super Bowl Sunday we placed a very large bowl in the sanctuary and encouraged parishioners to make donations to help feed the poor, that is to provide a bowl of rice or soup or beans to those who are hungry. There was a very generous response; we received just over $6,000. As planned, the parish has sent half of that amount to organizations here in St. Louis and the other half to international organizations. Checks for $1,000 each have gone to the Feed the Homeless program at Sts. Peter and Paul (an effort that HR sponsors each second Friday of the month); the St. Louis Catholic Worker House (aka Karen House) who have as their primary mission to feed and shelter homeless mothers and their children (located at the former St. Liborious Parish); the food pantry at St. Elizabeth, the Mother of St. John the Baptist Church (a food pantry for which we take up a collection of food each Christmas). Two checks for $1,500 each have been sent to Catholic Relief Services who assist the hungry on several continents and to OxFam, an organization that not only seeks to meet the immediate needs of the hungry but who also work to train locals to better provide for themselves. (I was attracted to this organization some years because Charity Navigator, a clearing house that rates the efficiency and transparency of not-for-profit organizations, gives them one of their highest ratings–97 of 100 possible points–of any charitable group.)
If you missed the opportunity to make a contribution there are three excellent efforts going on right now in the parish: The ministry of our own St. Vincent de Paul Society (who have just recently provided the parish with their annual report), the Haiti Giving Tree and the Rice Bowl program that is administered through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Any of these three would be a great way to exercise the Lenten discipline of giving alms. As scripture says, charity covers a multitude of sins.
Reminder: Our series of Lenten talks continues Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm. Each Tuesday is set aside in our parish church for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a great way to spend some quality prayer time in His presence. Put into your family’s schedule not just the upcoming fish fries but the Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7:00 pm, March 6th, 13th and 20th. Finally, plan to join us for a potluck chicken supper on Holy Thursday evening. We decided to share this meal together before going upstairs to church to celebrate the Lord’s Last Supper. More information will follow as this day approaches (Thursday, April 2nd at 5:30).
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.