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- Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
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I pray this letter finds all of you doing well and that your children are settling into their new school year schedules. The first few weeks have gone very smoothly. Everyone is hard at work, and many great things are being accomplished everyday.
Last school year we developed a Technology Committee as a sub-committee from the Holy Redeemer School Board. This committee continues its great work by expanding the Chromebook program into the fourth and fifth grade classrooms. We have ordered the Chromebooks and the charging/storage cart. We are excited to continue and even expand this program. As we now have everyone’s Acceptable Use Policy forms returned, the teachers are once again using the Chromebooks in the classrooms. In addition, we are looking to add two additional access points to the upper floor so we do not have any connectivity issues.Read More
We use the occasion of the publication of the parish’s annual Stewardship Report to assess the overall health of the parish. The simple way I measure our parish financial health is to ask if we have sufficient revenue to do four things: pay our bills, retire our debt in a timely fashion, make needed capital improvements and assist those who are least among us. During this past year we were able to achieve these four goals. The parish family is very grateful to all those who help to support our mission. While some are exceedingly generous to the parish, others not as much. Folks are always a bit surprised to learn that of the nearly 1,100 registered families in the parish, fully 50% contribute nothing, that’s zero. What some folks don’t realize is that giving just a dollar or two a week would actually be a great help. As you know well, the cost of running a household seldom if ever goes down; ordinary expenses can be counted on to increase over time. The central idea of good stewardship is to contribute—humanly, financially, spiritually—out of a sense of gratitude for all one has received. I always try to keep that as my own motivation for donating.
What have we been working on recently? Incorporating Fr. Olsen into the life of the parish, working on Stephen and Youth Ministry, developing programs for Webster University students, continuing the ACTS Retreat program, improving our Liturgical music, promoting an Adult Religious education speaker series. What’s coming up? Rolling out small church communities, planning for a three-year-old preschool classroom next year, conducting a parish viability study and participating in the Archdiocesan Capital Campaign to establish an endowment to provide scholarship dollars for Catholic elementary school students. Complete financial details (spreadsheets and all) are available for your perusal, should you like to see them. Finally, thanks to those men and women on the finance committee who assist me in administering the parish’s business end. Any of them would be glad to make themselves available for a more detailed conversation about these matters.
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.