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From the Principal’s Desk
October 11, 2019
HOLY HAPPENINGS AT HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
Elementary schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis have historically provided excellent religious and academic education and fostered gospel values for life. People who know our graduates attest to this fact. The dedicated service of our staff to the children and parents has made our education programs successful.
Every seven years a Process for Elementary School Improvement provides a strategic planning process by which an elementary school can review and assess itself and develop a plan for improvement. This process calls for the active involvement of the members of the school community. In addition, it calls for collaboration with the Office of Catholic Education and Formation and educators from outside the school community, who will review the assessment and evaluate the plan for improvement. Holy Redeemer will begin the two year evaluation process this year which will conclude with a visiting team during the spring of 2020. During this process we will create a total of three to five goals for improvement in the areas of: Catholic Identity, Educational Issues, and Institutional Issues. We will use this process in a spirit of cooperation and professional service so that together we may continue to provide quality Catholic education for all our children. I ask that you pray for us so that we use this process as intended to identify areas of growth and make the needed changes.
This past week we welcomed a new second grade student to our school, Winston Whitaker. We now have 272 students and 143 families. This is our largest enrollment in recent history. Please join me in making Winston and his family feel welcome in our community.
If you would like to learn more about our school or would like to schedule a personal tour, please contact the school office at 962-8989.Read More
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.
The feast day of St. Teresa of Avila is this Tuesday, October 15th. She is one of four women doctors of the Church. (Trivia question: who are the other three? Answer at the end of column.) I will now let Teresa speak for herself:
“Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.”
“I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.”
“It is here, my daughters that love is to be found – not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.”
“Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All things pass; God never changes Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices.”
“O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it.”
“Pain is never permanent.”
“The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.”
“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.”
“To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.”
“To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.”
“We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can – namely, surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.”
“God, deliver me from sullen saints.” (My favorite!!)
“There is no such thing as bad weather. All weather is good because it is God’s.”
“We need no wings to go in search of Him, but have only to look upon Him present within us.”
I hope you found something here to ponder.
Trivia answer: St. Catherine of Siena, St. Theresa of the Child