Parish News and Information:
"Food for your Faith" by the Faith Formation Commission
Want to feel spiritual fulfillment during your commute? Looking for new ways to learn about the faith? Need a program the entire family can tune in to? Try 103.5 Relevant Radio! Relevant Radio airs 24/7 and offers the listener various ways to enrich their faith. Patrick Madrid hosts a show on contemporary issues and apologetics, the Drew Mariani show includes the latest news interwoven with the chaplet of divine mercy, and the family rosary across America airs every evening at 7pm. This station offers listeners the opportunity to call in or email questions about your faith as well as access to their app which provides archived shows, prayers downloads, and links to many catholic resources. If you find that you're so moved by the station be the first parishioner to become a Relevant Radio Ambassador!
(Every other week stay tuned for a spiritual resource to help guide you on your faith journey beyond the mass. These ideas and suggestions are brought to you by your Holy Redeemer Faith Formation Commission. This week's resource was brought to you by Emily Hamilton)
2018 Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars now for the 2018 Vacation Bible School on June 18-22nd. More details and registration to come soon. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
Click here to register!
Click here to read the parent letter about VBS this year.
Adopt-A-Spot at Holy Redeemer
Like to garden or be outdoors? Wanting a family service opportunity? We are looking for volunteers to "Adopt - A - Spot" of the Parish grounds landscaping. Choose an area of landscaping that you could care for during the growing season. Trim the shrubs, weed the weeds, and tidy- up the beds when it's convenient for you. Tools and supplies furnished if needed. Here's a chance to share some of your time and talent for Holy Redeemer Parish! If you would like to help but cannot do so regularly, we would be happy to connect you with others who can share a spot with you. Thank you for your consideration as we work to keep Holy Redeemer a beautiful place to honor the Lord! Contact Gary Stoltz at the parish office for information on which areas need tending. Call 812-424-8344, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to Rose and Eugene Adler, Jerry Teiken, and Keith Kutzler who have tended to ALL of the areas for the past many years. You have helped to keep our parish and school an inviting space for our community. We truly appreciate your time and service, joy and sacrifice all these years!
Memorial Day Service
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery invites you to join us at our annual Memorial Day Service, on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10 am in our mausoleum chapel. Please join us as we honor all the deceased veterans who are buried in our cemetery. Together let us remember the gift of service that they have given to us and to our country.
Are you in need of a Prayer Shawl?
If you are in need of a prayer shawl or lap blanket please contact me or the parish office and we. Will make arrangements to get one to you. Remember, shawls and blankets go to anyone that needs them. The recipient does not need to be a Holy Redeemer parishioner, catholic or even live in Evansville.
Also, please remember to keep in prayer all of those who are recipients of these visual aids, proof that they our cared about and proof of God's Love. ❤
S.A.C.C. Summer Daycare Program
We are currently preparing for this summer and planning exciting activities for our students. The Holy Redeemer Summer SACC Program is open to all holy redeemer parishioners, and other Catholic Church parishioners throughout the diocese. Our new weekly rate has been lowered to $85.00 per child per week. A non-refundable deposit of $85.00 per child must completed upon enrollment. The deposit will cover your first week of Summer SACC. The program will run May 23 thru July 27, 7am - 5:30pm. For more questions contact Lee Braun (SACC director) at email@example.com. CLICK HERE to download the registration form.
Here is a list of some summer opportunities for kids at Summer SACC:
Bowling, Zoo,Children’s Museum, Movies, Bouncing off the Walls, Picnic’s, Bike Day, & Water Fun Day!
The Quilt Squad
Holy Redeemer Quilters will quilt through out the summer. If any one has quilt tops to be quilted, please let us know. We will quilt for anyone that would like to have a quilt. All the proceeds go to Holy Redeemer Parish. For more information, contact our Quilting Squad at 812-424-8344.
PreSchool and Pre-K Openings Still Open
Openings are still available in Holy Redeemer's accredited preschool classrooms!
Full time for only $300 a month and part-time for $140 a month.
Still registering over the summer months!
Call our director Mrs. Daunhauer at 812-867-0358 or the school at 812-422-3688.
We can't wait to meet your precious little one and welcome them into our family!
Holy Redeemer School Enrollment is NOW Open.
Enroll your child(ren) for the 2018-2019 school year now. Enrollment is open. You can call the school office for more information or register online at www.holyredeemercatholicschool.com. They would love to answer your questions or give you a tour of our school. The school phone number is 812-422-3688.
Picnic with the Bishop
Attention young people! Join others for a relaxing evening with Bishop Siegel on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm at St. John Parish, Daylight. Anyone in high school or older is welcome to attend. We’ll have Mass, presentations by priests, religious brothers and sisters and lay church ministers, followed by supper and some time to have fun. Contact your parish office if you are interested or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marilyn at 812-424-5536 to make reservations. Click on flyer to view more details.
The Community Involvement Commission -
They will be collecting desserts for United Caring Shelter. Please bring desserts to the Parish Office on the Tuesday before the 4th Wednesday of each month.
Stewards of God's Grace -
Diocesan Capital Campaign
As we begin this season, we are also looking ahead to our all-parish, diocesan-wide capital campaign to help strengthen our parishes and our diocese. Many other parishes have completed the campaign with great success. Our kick-off will be March 3rd and 4th. The Stewards of God's Grace capital campaign will achieve several objectives for our diocesan ministries as well as our own parish. On the diocesan level it will work towards a fully funded pension plan for retired priests, fund continuing education for priests, provide support for a priest sabbatical fund, provide seed monies for a priest aid fund; bolster tuition assistance for Catholic schools; provide for training and certification of teachers of religious education; enrich programming for youth and young adults; generate new work space and enhanced services for Catholic Charities clients; sustain the current and future needs of our parishes; and improve the energy efficiency of the diocese with the installation of new widows in the Catholic Center. On the parish side of things, it will help us to do parking lot repair for the school and church, add new roofs to the south and east wings of the school, replace the current HVAC system in the church with a more efficient one and replace our aged, church carpet and pew upholstery. These are things that we haven't been able to accomplish over the last many years due to our debt. We want to be better stewards of buildings and furnishings of our parish and church.
We are currently at $756,986.31 in pledges towards our $901,000 goal for the Stewards of God's Grace shared parish & diocese campaign. We have much to celebrate with this number! Thank you to so many of you who have already given your pledge. It is only because of you that we are this close. For those who have been on the fence or just haven't taken the step of filling out a pledge card, your chance will be this weekend. We will have pledge cards in the pew and Fr. Jason will guide us in prayerfully considering what God is asking us to give. Please help us to not only reach but exceed our goal with your generosity!
Total Responses 212
Total Parishioners 662
Percentage of Parishioner Response 32.02%
Total Pledged $756,986.00
Total Goal $901,452.00
Percentage of Goal Reached 83.97%
Collecting Eye Glasses
In both vestibules of the church, there are boxes for the collection of used eyeglasses. In connection with the Lions Club, Cole Stein a Boy Scout at St. Benedict’s is collecting eye glasses for Recycle for Sight as his Eagle Scout project. Please bring your used glasses to help this worthy cause.