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From the Principal’s Desk
HOLY HAPPENINGS FOR HOLY REDEEMER SCHOOL
It was wonderful to see so many parishioners and school parents at the recent Bourbon Ball Parish Auction. I wanted to send a BIG Thank You to all parishioners and school parents who donated their time and treasure to make the auction such a wonderful success. Once again, I feel blessed to be a part of this fabulous and generous community.
This past week on Mardi Gras the primary classes celebrated with PJs and Pancakes. The primary teachers prepared pancakes and juice for the students in Kindergarten through third grade while everyone came dressed in their PJs. Later in the day, we hosted a Mission Carnival of games, prizes, and Gus’s pretzels for the entire school. The money raised during this event will help support the Haiti Missions of our parish. Another BIG Thank You to the parent volunteers who made this event possible.
Last week we did an early registration of our Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classes. At this time, we have a few spots still available in our Preschool program, but there are waiting lists in both the Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. This coming week we will send registration packets to our existing families for grades 1-8, and they will have until Monday, March 23, to register. On Wednesday, March 25, we will open registration for grades 1-8 to new families. We are asking all families to be prompt about registering since we are expecting even more of the classes to fill.
If you would like to learn more about Holy Redeemer School or schedule a personal tour, please contact the school office at 314-962-8989.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.
Congratulations to Julie Malloy and Susan Steiner and the army of people they had working with them on the Dinner Auction. It was a fabulous time and we not only made money for Holy, we gave part of it to other parishes which are struggling. Thank you to all who worked and all who participated. It was a great night!!
Ready, set, Lent! I recently saw a meme once that mocked the season of Lent. There were several variations of it that said: I gave up carbonated beverages this Lent to get closer to God. The joke (what there is of it) is that once more these silly little Christians are giving up small things thinking that will deepen their spiritual life. The truth is, of course, that it will. It is not so much about giving stuff up as it is reminding ourselves on a small, daily basis of the good things in our lives. It is about disciplining ourselves to be able to say “no” to such small things. It is about reminding ourselves that others are not as fortunate as we are. Giving up things is not the be-all and end-all of the Christian life, but rather one other way to remind ourselves about how deeply we are loved by God. Of course, there are some people in this world that think that self-denial, giving stuff up for Lent is a ridiculous waste of time and energy. Live, live, live they say! The problem is that the things of the world, the things we enjoy, the things we possess have a tendency to take over our lives. We become owned by the things we possess. As one author put it: Life becomes a pie eating contest where first place is MORE PIE. Just think of your cell phone. What an amazing tool it is, how vital it is for our everyday life! But if you are like me, we can get a bit obsessive with our phones, checking them for messages, email and the like, while ignoring real life present people. Do I own my cell phone or does it own me? So I say to the nay-sayers and skeptics, try a little self-denial, you may find that you like it, appreciate it and even treasure it. Who knows, you may even get closer to God!
Quick Inspiration: “And it is important to remember and to live this during Lent: each person must be aware that the penitential journey cannot be faced alone, but together with many brothers and sisters in the Church.” -Pope Benedict XVI