- 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
The classrooms have been scrubbed and painted, the floors have been waxed and shined, the new books have arrived, and the teachers are busy decorating the rooms. Demetrius and the maintenance staff should be commended for the incredible work they have done this summer to get the building ready. The new school year will begin in less than two weeks! It is hard to believe that the summer break is nearly ended. At this point we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our terrific students.
One of the many things we have been busy doing this summer is hiring new staff. I would like to introduce you to our new members. Our new Spanish teacher is Mrs. Anne Wright. Mrs. Wright is certified in both Spanish and French and comes to us with 22 years of teaching experience. Our new Computer teacher/Technology Coordinator is Mr. Jim Biggs. Mr. Biggs comes to us with 14 years of experience in the classroom. We have four new aides who are joining us as well. Mrs. Pamela Stewart will be working with Miss Poelker in our new preschool program. Mrs. Stewart has years of experience in preschool and will be returning to the classroom after several years at home with her family. The Kindergarten aide is Miss Kelly Holton. Mrs. Corrie Galli will be a part-time aide in Pre-Kindergarten on Tuesday through Thursday when the number of students is greater. I believe we have hired an unbelievably talented and dedicated group of educators who will complement our already fabulous staff. I cannot wait for all of you to meet and get to know each other as we continue to keep Holy Redeemer the wonderful school that it is.
Beginning a little later in September we welcome a new group of seekers to our RCIA process, the ordinary way we form and integrate new adults into the Catholic faith. If you know someone, or you yourself are interested in becoming a member of the church, please contact the rectory. Ordinarily, those who have been part of the process are baptized, confirmed and receive their first communion at the Easter Vigil. Jesus sent us all on mission to spread the good news of the gospel; that’s one of the things we confess when we pray our Creed, to be an apostolic church.
Speaking of being sent, probably one of the best places to begin is with our own family members and in our own neighborhoods. We have about 1,100 households on the parish rolls, and of those we see any kind of activity from just over half of them. What has happened? Did someone like a priest offend them? Did they just fall out of the habit of going to church, being involved in the parish? Our first outreach should be to folks like these. Sometimes just extending an invitation is enough to get them thinking again about the faith in which they were baptized; often, it is just the interest and concern of an active parishioner that is enough to stir into flame embers that are just smoldering. Look around your home, your neighborhood, your workplace. Perhaps you will see someone who would welcome an invitation from you to be a part of Holy Redeemer.
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.