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From the Principal’s Desk
December 11, 2017
HOLY HAPPENINGS AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
* The students continue to prepare for the Advent Concert on Wednesday, December 20 at 7 p.m. in the church. All are welcome. Since our virtue for the year is peace, we will gather together at 6:30 p.m. to pray a Rosary for Peace- peace in our world, peace in our country, peace in our community and peace in our hearts. All of those who would like to join us for the rosary are welcome. If you are unable to be here at 6:30, please enter quietly as you arrive. Thank You!
* This past week I had the opportunity to visit the fourth, fifth and sixth grade Social Studies classes. The fourth graders are studying the Southeast region of the United States, and they are currently studying the early history of our country. They explained to me life in the Native American villages as well as the villages of the early settlers. The fifth graders are studying European explorers of the 1400 and 1500s who were looking for a western route to Asia. In addition, they have been learning about the early Spanish conquistadors and the land and riches they claimed for their homeland. The sixth grade has been studying Ancient China from the years of 1600 BC-AD 1 and learning about the Chinese dynasties. On the day I visited they were learning about the Han Dynasty which was the period in history where the Chinese began basing their government on Confucianism. It is good for me to visit classrooms and brush up on my history facts.
* On our most recent Math League competition both Holy Redeemer Middle School teams won blue ribbons. Congratulations to these competitors. Team 1: Trey Dino, Elizabeth Guenther, Jada Moyers, Evan Pierce, Alicia Kessler, and Mario Anderson. Team 2: Mia Siems, Jack Schwetz, Peter James, Amelia Dino, Andrew Kessler, and Olivia Satchell. Way to go! You make all of us proud!
* From December 15- 20 our Middle School students will be taking mid-terms. Please keep them in your prayers. Holy Redeemer is one of the few schools who give mid-terms, finals and require research papers of all of our sixth through eighth grade students. When our students leave they are well-prepared for high school.
If you would like to learn more about Holy Redeemer or schedule a tour, please contact our 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.
There are two seasons when the church considers it especially appropriate to receive the sacrament of reconciliation, Lent obviously, but also Advent. Even as homes and families are being prepared to receive guests at Christmas, so too ought we be making spiritual preparations to welcome the Lord Jesus in our hearts. It is our custom to join with our neighbor Mary Queen of Peace on the Monday before Christmas to offer the sacrament of reconciliation, On Monday, December 18th at 7:00 pm we will have five priests available for the individual reception of penance right here at Holy Redeemer Church. We ought not approach the sacrament with fear or dread, for what is at the heart of it is the celebration of God’s great love and mercy. Jean Vanier suggests that we view our need for God this way: “Our brokenness is the wound through which the full power of God can penetrate our being and transfigure us in God. Loneliness is not something from which we must flee but the place from where we can cry out to God, where God will find us and we can find God. Yes, through our wounds the power of God can penetrate us and become like rivers of living water to irrigate the arid earth within us. Thus we may irrigate the arid earth of others, so that hope and love are reborn.”