Parish News and Information:
There will be NO Choir Practice on September 27.
The Fall Festival 2018 - BOOTH #6
We are asking each parish family to donate at least one 24 pack or two 12 pack cans of RC product. In order to ensure that we have a variety of drinks to sell, we are asking you to purchase a flavor of RC based upon your last name. These should be dropped off in the Narthex.
“A” through “Capps” = RC Cola
“Carr” through “Eppler” = Sunkist
“Eskew” through “Hayes” = 16 oz. Bottle Water “
Heacock” through “Kelley” = Ski
“Kemper” through “McLin” = Ski
“McManus” through “Pierson” = Ski
“Pike” through “Schofield” = Sunkist “Schroeder” Through “Z” = 16oz. Bottle Water
Sign-Up: BOOTH #6
We are calling all parishioners to help support this year’s booth to make it an even bigger success than last year. (Many hands make light work)
Holy Redeemer Parish Fall Festival Booth (#6) (October 1 - 6, 2018)
We are requesting that each parish member sign up to work a minimum of one shift. If you are available to work more than one, it would be greatly appreciated. Signup sheets are in the Narthex or CLICK HERE to go to signupgenius.com.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Please let Doug Rasler know your vacation and out of town schedules for October, November & December for scheduling 812 424-8344.
The Annual Pet Blessings will be held on the front lawn of the Parish Saturday October 6, 2018 at 1:00pm. Bring all your pets from the smallest to the largest
On behalf of Holy Redeemer School and the PTO, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Rib Fundraiser. The event was a huge success with 100 percent of the net proceeds going to the school. We appreciate the outstanding support from the families and friends of our great school and Parish.
Before we breakdown the final numbers, I feel it is very important that we recognize those that volunteered for the different shifts throughout the night and literally weathered the heavy downpour Saturday morning. A special thank you goes to key members of my fellow Knights of Columbus members, David Martin, Shawn Sullivan, Larry Ziliak, and Mike Stepto, we were soaked, but we nailed the work and had a great time doing it. Thank you all!!
The following is a breakdown of the final numbers:
Ribs Sold - 516
Cash Donations - $215
Proceeds from Ribs - $10,260
Gross Fundraiser Proceeds - $10,475
Costs (Ribs and Expenses) ($3,178)
Net Proceeds $7,297
The Legion of Mary Invites You
The Legion of Mary of Holy Redeemer Church Invites you to learn more about the Legion of Mary at a Reception following 8 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Join us in the Parish Council Room to pray the Rosary with us and enjoy fellowship and refreshments. For more information please contact Madeleine Schmitt at 812-425-8797 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Massive Chili Fire
The Vocation Office of the Diocese of Evansville is sponsoring the annual Massive Chili Fire. It will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church in Evansville (2710 W Franklin St) beginning with Mass at 5:30 pm. This is a gathering for young adults (ages 18-30) to get together with priests and religious for Mass, Chili and a Fire. Bring a friend and a lawn chair. No RSVP needed. For more information contact Fr. Alex Zenthoefer at email@example.com.
THE IDENTITY PROJECT
High School Youth are invited to check out this exciting program created just for them. It meets once to twice per month on Sundays beginning in October at Holy Redeemer from 1:00 – 3:00 (doors open at 12:45). This program gives young people an opportunity to gather with their peers while growing deeper in knowledge and faith of God and the Church. The Identity Project is open to all high school youth from the City of Evansville and surrounding communities. High school participants are asked to select from topics of study from the list below – the topic chosen will be the formation session they will attend each month (through April).
Topics for 2018-19 include:
Launch for Life
Contact Doug Rasler or Renee Kast at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information about the Identity Project, the topics, or registration information. Registration Deadline is October 1st. For more info go to: https://catholicidentityproject.weebly.com/
Adult Singles Bible Study
Single adult bible study group is moving to a new time and day. We are no longer meeting on Sunday. In order to make group more available to other people in the diocese, we are moving to Thursday night at 7:30-8:30 starting September 20, 27 and October 11th. Please invite your single friends to the fellowship and scripture discussion. You don't need to be looking for a relationship to participate. Men and women are welcome. Leaders Nancy Duncan and Susan Kroeger.
"Food for your Faith" - September 20
by the Holy Redeemer Faith Formation Commission
A great treasure of our Catholic faith is the unity that it offers us through the saying of the mass and specifically the daily readings which, although spoken in different languages, are the same throughout the world. That familiarity can be felt and practiced each day, even if you cannot attend daily mass, through the use of a monthly magazine such as “The Magnificat.”
“The Magnificat” is a rich resource complete with the daily readings and reflections, Saint stories, a monthly Lectio Divina, morning and evening prayer, the order of the mass, and MUCH more! When daily mass is not an option due to work schedules, transportation, appointments, or other demands, The Magnificat offers you a close substitution for receiving the fruits of daily mass short of receiving the Eucharist. When you know you’re sharing in the reading that thousands of subscribers are also participating in you feel this sense of community as if you’re completing a bible study around the world. A yearly subscription includes a hard copy as well as a digital version with an app. It even offers “The Magnifikid” to begin teaching your children the importance of daily scripture and prayer. A yearly subscription makes a great gift!
This month’s “Food for your Faith” have been recommended for you by Faith Formation Commission member,Emily Hamilton.
From Holy Redeemer’s St. Vincent de Paul Society
A Holy Redeemer family has been very gracious to lend us some garage space. Now, our Society will be able to store donated items that are “GENTLY USED.” These items will HELP the families that are in need, and living in our north side area. We can use “gently used” furniture, couches, love seats, chairs, dressers, kitchen table and chairs, and appliances that are still in working condition. If you have such items that you would like to donate to our St. Vincent de Paul, Please call Jim Hayden; 812-459-8175 to schedule a pick up time. We would like to Thank You for your prayers and support!
Choir practices: Thursdays 7-8:30pm. Rehearsals will be every Thursday at the same time unless noted otherwise on the schedule or in the bulletin. This is open to 8th graders through adult. No prior experience required.
From the Holy Redeemer School
Third Grade News – Mrs. Whitney
Third graders have reading the book, Penguin Chick, which tells about penguins how they care for their young. Students gathered interesting facts about penguins to display in our hallway.
In Math, students have been learning to multiply using 0, 1, 2, 5, 9, and 10 as factors. They learned that skip counting can be used as a strategy for multiplication facts using 2, 5, or 10.
For Social Studies, we have been discussing communities. Students should come to understand that people live, work, and play in communities and that there are many different types of communities. The question “How does where you live affect how you live?” will lead us into discussions about urban, suburban, and rural communities.
Fifth Grade News – Ms. Harter
5th graders are learning how to use information from a text to answer questions. They understand how important it is to be clear and complete, and to use details in their answers. Students revised their ‘wimpy’ answers to create fantastic paragraphs! We have been reading about women who faced great odds to achieve great things, like Marie Curie and Amelia Earhart. Do you know which state first gave women the right to vote? Ask a 5th grader! In math, place value proved to be a little tricky, as we learned about the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths places. But adding and subtracting decimals was a breeze. Even the tricky ones were no problem for these guys! Students learned about the mountains and rivers in the United States and how the first natives got here. In the computer lab, we’ll prepare slide shows that demonstrate how the natives throughout North America adapted to their environment. Can’t wait to see their first slide presentations!
Dr. John Wood - One Day Retreat
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 29, 9am-1:30pm, at Good Shepard Church. Dr. John Wood, Catholic author and speaker will be presenting "ENTRUSTED," a one day retreat for teens and adults to ignite your faith! He will be joined by musical guest, Rachel Ann, for a day of prayer, song, and inspiration! Please see Holy Redeemer website for more information or contact Jim and Amy Schroeder, 812-423-6797, email@example.com, to purchase tickets. Childcare will be available. Click here to see the flyer.
"I believe John is one of the great emerging Catholic voices of our time…John Wood has a passion that is contagious. Read this book... and make an effort to go and hear him speak!" - Matthew Kelly, author of “Rediscover Catholicism” and “4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic”
Call to Prayer: Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life
The U.S. bishops urge our participation each Friday in a nationwide Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life, August 3–September 28. Participants will receive weekly email or text reminders to pray and fast, along with little-known facts about Roe v. Wade to share with others. Sign up at www.usccb.org/pray!
From Friday, August 3, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018, the weekly Call to Prayer will be adapted as a nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life. In addition to the current invitation to fast on Fridays, participants are encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the intention of the novena. Click here to go the Novena.
Called and Gifted Workshop
A Called and Gifted Workshop will be held at the Catholic Center October 27th from 8:30am- 4:30 pm. The cost is $40 and includes a 1 hour charisms interview. To register or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. God has called and gifted you for a mission. When you were baptized, you were given the presence of the Holy Spirit and “charisms”, gifts of the Holy Spirit that enable you to be a channel of God’s love, truth, beauty, mercy, healing, and provision for others. The charisms that you have been given are important clues to your God-given mission in life and Holy Spirit empowered tools to enable you to live it! Join over 100,000 Catholics around the world who have begun to discern their charisms through the Called & Gifted workshop.
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. ❤
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.