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From the Principal’s Desk
January 3, 2018
HOLY HAPPENINGS AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
The staff and I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year filled with the blessings of good health, love and laughter. We would also like to thank you for your financial support and prayers throughout the year. It is through your generous support that we remain a successful and challenging school for the children in our community. We feel blessed and grateful!
On the last day before Christmas break the Middle School students and staff visited Operation Food Search. On our visit we donated over 200 pounds of food and hygiene items to Operation Food Search which was distributed before Christmas.
In addition, we assembled 2,928 meals for children in the St Louis Region, for the Little Bit Foundation, which distributes backpacks of food after school every day. Operation Backpack feeds 8100 children per week at 70 different St Louis area schools. Every day during the summer, they also send food to area YMCAs and Healthy Food Trucks to local parks.
There are over 173,000 food insecure kids in the St Louis region. Our volunteer coordinator (and HR parishioner) Katie Shay Schneider explained that it would take four days of sold-out Busch stadium games to equal 173,000 fans. Katie wanted to give our students a visual on how many children in the St. Louis community do not know where they will get their next meal. In addition to providing meals, Operation Food Search helps children and their families get fresh, nutritious food, and also educates families how to prepare healthy, good food on a budget.
Thanks to all of the parents who drove and volunteered alongside us in the warehouse. We all had fun doing good! This is definitely a trip we will repeat. We are so grateful for our blessings.
If you would like to learn more about our school, please plan on visiting our Open House on Sunday, January 28, from 10-1 or call the school office at 962-8989 to schedule a personal tour.
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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.
Folks don’t always realize just how dynamic an institution a parish is; there are always changes and adjustments going on. Not only did we baptize some fifty infants last year, but every six months or so we register fifty new households. Of course, some are also moving, and sadly, some are dying. But overall we see an increase in the numbers here at HR. Currently we have over 1,100 households officially on the books. Now it is true to say that not each of those households is active, but one would be surprised just how often a family that we have not seen or heard from in years suddenly surfaces. And for whatever reason they come round, we are glad to see them, and I know active parishioners are delighted to welcome them back. So don’t hesitate, if there is someone in your neighborhood whom you know has not felt connected to us here in the parish, extend an invitation to them. That’s all that might be needed, especially if there is someone in that household who is sick or in need. We would be happy to bring them holy communion, visit them in the hospital or nursing home, send a Stephen Minister around to see them or connect them with the ministry of our St. Vincent de Paul Society. The parish is only as friendly and as welcoming as its members.