- 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
- Complete List
- HR Youth Ministry
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1
During our Spring Break I received some wonderful news for our Holy Redeemer community. As I had mentioned before, the four schools in our Professional Learning Community (PLC) had made it through the first round of the Beyond Sunday grant application process. The four principals were notified that we were awarded a $40.000. Beyond Sunday grant to be used for project-based learning. Project-based learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills investigating and responding to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. One-fourth of the money will be used for professional development opportunities for the staffs while three-fourths of the grant will be used for the purchase of the resources and materials the teachers need to make these projects possible. We are excited and very grateful to the parishioners who so generously donated to the Beyond Sunday capital campaign. Your donations are already making a difference in our schools!Read More
The gospels we hear in these three weeks of Cycle A during Lent are some of the most riveting that we have. Not only are these gospels dramatic and long–Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well, healing the man born blind and raising Lazarus from the dead–they retain an air of mystery about them. While it is true that in each Jesus provides his disciples with marvelous gifts–water that slakes our spiritual thirst, sight that enables us to see deeply into the nature of things and an indisputable pledge of eternal life–there is also a somewhat disturbing and unfinished quality to these accounts. The Samaritan woman, the man who now sees and the friends of Jesus who have had this reprieve from death all now have before them a whole new set of challenges. Allowing the Lord Jesus to enter ever more deeply into our lives doesn’t simply make everything hunky-dory; in fact, it reminds us as St. Augustine so famously remarked that our hearts are restless until they rest in God. The reason we have another Lent this year, the purpose of submitting to our various Lenten disciplines is not just so we can say at the end that we made it. Living resurrected life, really embracing it is the object of Lent. And that as you know, to use a March Madness image, is not a slam dunk. Living a life of discipleship with all its contradictions, demands and ambiguity can be both a deeply rewarding and thoroughly exhausting affair. And we could not even consider undertaking such a journey without the faith that Jesus goes with us, with his compassion, his grace and his courage. Just as we have learned again this Lent that there is no Easter without Good Friday, we have experienced again in our own families, our parish and this country there will be no re-birth without a profound death to ourselves. These three gospels we are hearing challenge us to live that mystery.
Father Kenneth Brown
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.