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Christ is risen! Alleluia! The simplicity and sacrifice of Lent is over. We can relax and enjoy the glory of Jesus and the share he has given us in the resurrection. The natural world reflects this joy. I pray that all of you have a beautiful and peaceful Easter season.
The Google Apps for Education (GAFE) and Chromebook pilot program is underway! All students in grades 4-8 have been administered a GAFE account and have been trained on using that account. All Chromebooks have arrived and all students in grades 6-8 have been trained on using the devices in the classroom. The teachers are doing a terrific job of incorporating Chromebooks and GAFE usage in the classroom.
Being that this is a pilot program we are learning and evaluating as we go. Part of that learning comes through feedback from teachers, students, and parents. We encourage you to take time to review with your child their GAFE account. Encourage your child to show you the Classroom app and share some assignments they have created.
Our plan as we continue into next year is to purchase additional Chromebooks so all of the teachers in the building will have their own Chromebook as well as having the devices for grades 4 and 5.
We appreciate any feedback you can give us. If you have any questions, comments or concerns related to the pilot program, please contact Miss Fitzgerald, any of your child’s teachers or me.
In the primary grades we have extended our i-pads to 26 due to a generous donation by an HR family. We also recently purchased a charging/storage cart so the i-pads can be kept on the primary floor. The teachers now have constant access to a small group of i-pads, but they can negotiate to share so that they can have a larger group when needed.Read More
Thanks to all of you who were able to have your picture taken for our new parish directory. Everyone who has had a picture taken will receive a copy of the parish guide when it is complete. I know I appreciate being able to put the name to the face. I hear parishioners say quite often that they recognize folks they have seen in church–sometimes for years–but have never quite learned their names. The parish directory is indispensable for this. There were a few families who had their pictures taken, but had not yet registered in the parish. Some have the notion that simply attending Mass automatically makes them parishioners, but that is not the case. If you have decided to make HR your parish home, we ask you to register with the office. That can be done by going to our website and filling out the registration online, or if you would like a registration form mailed to you, we can do that. Of course, you are more than welcome to stop by the parish office at 17 Joy Avenue during business hours (8:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.) and register in person. We are happy to have you as a part of the family.
On another point, we remind our parish members that we do not know if you are sick or in the hospital. HIPAA regulations prohibit the hospital or nursing home from informing us of your illness. You have to give us a call at the rectory. It sometimes happens that I notice after a few weeks that someone has not been sitting in his or her regular spot in church, and then when I call to find out why I learn that the person has been in the hospital. And in answer to what you are thinking, no, I am not too busy to visit you there. Once I learn of a person being hospitalized, I try to go that very day to visit. The only thing I ask is that you either leave a message or an email with us. So many people tell me so many things after a Sunday Mass, and what with galloping old age, I simply can’t remember the details.
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.