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From the Principal’s Desk
May 15, 2018
HOLY HAPPENINGS AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
* It is so hard to believe this school year is nearly complete. There has been much learning and growth this year. Both the students had staff have worked hard and have earned the summer break which begins next week. Before we leave we have a few days left to celebrate all of our accomplishments.
1. Monday, May 21, will be the Mystery Trip for our eighth graders.
2. Tuesday, May 22, 7th and 8th Grade Picnic at Blackburn Park. The eighth grade gives advice/guidance to the seventh grade as they “hand-over” the school to our new leaders.
3. Wednesday, May 23, Eighth grade Graduation at 6 p.m. in the Church. Kindergarten Graduation at 9:30 a.m. in the church.
4. Thursday, May 24, Field Day from 9:15-12:15 for grades 1-7.
5. Friday, May 25, last day of school. Please join us for our last All School Mass at 8:15 followed by our Awards Ceremony. Dismissal at 10 a.m.
*Final Speech Meet results:
Blue Ribbon in duets- Courtney Byrne and Clare Mank
Blue Ribbon in Serious- Molly Seeser
Trophy Winner in Humorous with 4 perfect scores- Elizabeth Guenther
* If you are interested in learning more about HR School or scheduling a tour, please contact 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.
As we continue in these weeks to hear in our Gospel portions of the Bread of Life discourse, I want to take this opportunity to review some of our practices around receiving the Eucharist. The church still recommends that if possible, those receiving communion should fast an hour prior to reception. The idea behind this is to remind us that we should always hunger for the bread of life. Also, we are encouraged to make a small reverence before receiving, usually by means of head bow while the person in front of you is receiving the Body of Christ. Note: If you are one who genuflects before receiving, please be mindful that there is someone standing behind you, and she doesn’t know you are going to be moving into her space. Finally, while most receive communion in their hands (Your writing hand on the bottom with other hand on the top, creating a kind of throne for Jesus.) some prefer to receive it on their tongues. If you do so, I remind you to actually extend your tongue; it is not enough to just open your mouth. It is an awkward move for a minister of communion to drop the host into an open mouth. And we never pluck the host from the minister’s hand. Part of the beauty of receiving is this humble acceptance of the host as it is laid reverently into our open hands. Don’t forget to say “amen.” That of course is the communicant’s affirmation in faith that what she receives is indeed the Body and Blood of Jesus.