Parish News and Information:
Mater Dei Soccer Feeder League
Here is some information on the Mater Dei feeder soccer league. Registration and information is available online at www.materdeisoccer.com. They are beginning to finalize everything to make teams so you may want to get the form in as soon as possible if your child is interested.
Finally, mark your calendar for Sunday, July 29th! We will have a school Mass at 9:00 AM followed by our Back To School Orientation and picnic! Our superb PTO and Knights of Columbus sponsor this event. We are planning to see you at this event! More information will be forthcoming via postal service mail.
Dr. John Wood - One Day Retreat
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 29, 2018. 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.
"Just trying to find time for God is not enough; you must make time. If you choose to make time for him each day, your time won't decrease; it'll increase...You will begin to desire the things that are worth your time, and get rid of those things not helping you become a saint." --excerpt from John's book, "Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission
The Children Need You:
Anyone interested in sharing and living his or her faith journey with others is encouraged to contact Doug about the enjoyable and rewarding experience of being a catechist. We will have a meeting of Catechists on August 8th at 7:15 P.M. in the Parish Council Room. This meeting will cover such topics as, but not limited to, security, warning and drill procedures, registration, health concerns, and calendar.
Beat the Heat with Summer SCRIP
School’s out and summer is heating up! Soak up some summer fun, and do it with gift cards from Holy Redeemer’s Scrip Gift Card program. From toys and games for the kids, to entertainment for the whole family, we’ve got you covered. Make this summer one to remember.
Catch a summer blockbuster and grab some popcorn —Showplace Cinemas, AMC Theatres
Enjoy your favorite ice cream treat—GD Ritzy’s, Dairy Queen, Cold Stone Creamery
Check out the bestsellers—Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble,
Gas up, head out for a picnic, and listen to your favorite tunes—Circle K, Exxon, Marathon, Buehler’s IGA, iTunes
Take a summer vacation—Avis Rental Car, Budget Rental Car, Disney, Best Western, Choice Hotels, Hilton Hotels
Play a new board game—Target, Walmart
Be inspired and show your creative side—Build-A-Bear Workshop, JoAnn’s, Michael’s
Play a round of miniature golf and have some arcade fun— Best Buy, EB Games, Walther’s Golf’n Fun
Hit the beach or visit your favorite amusement park—Discover and Visa gift cards
Go on a summer shopping spree—American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Dillard’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Marshall’s, Meijer, T.J. Maxx
Go camping or fishing—Bass Pro Shop, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods
Visit your favorite restaurant—Bonefish Grill, Cheddar’s, Cracker Barrel, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse
We have over 500 gift card options—everything you need to have fun this summer! Plus, you can help support Holy Redeemer with the rebates generated with each purchase!
We Can Quilt for You.
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.
The Girl Scouts Needs You
Ready to build girls of courage, confidence and character right here at Holy Redeemer? Ready to change the world one girl at a time? Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana (GSSI) is looking for amazing volunteers (18 years and older) to be Girl Scout Leaders at Holy Redeemer. You do not have to have a girl in Girl Scouts to be a leader. Women and men “man enough to be a Girl Scout” are encouraged to apply! Can’t tie knots or build a campfire? No problem! GSSI will teach you what you need to know and guide you to many excellent resources including past and present leaders. You can be the person who supports her; the one that watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident. Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible, rewarding and fun! To check out all of the ways to volunteer for Girl Scouts, go to their website: http://www.girlscouts-gssi.org/en/for-volunteers/why-volunteer.html or contact Alyssa Miller at 812-421-4970 x331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
House of Discernment
The Diocese of Evansville opens House of Discernment The Father Deydier House of Discernment will open this August at Sacred Heart Rectory in Evansville. The house will provide a place for young men, ages 19-30, to discern God’s call in their lives. Fr. Tyler Tenbarge will serve as Chaplain and Director of the House. Young men interested in applying can contact Fr. Alex Zenthoefer at (812) 476-3061 or email@example.com. Those interested in financially supporting the House of Discernment can send donations to the Catholic Diocese of Evansville at PO Box 4169, Evansville, IN 47724- 0169. Checks should be made payable to the Catholic Diocese of Evansville with “House of Discernment” in the memo line. To learn more visit http://www.evdio.org/vocations.html.
"Food for your Faith"
by the Holy Redeemer Faith Formation Commission
Do you have prayer intentions that linger? Do you find yourself wanting to be more intentional in your prayer life and for those whom you've promised to pray for, but not quite sure how to?
Novenas are a wonderful way to seek intercessory assistance during your prayer time each day. They allow us to offer up specific intentions to the company of saints throughout the year as we remember their feast days and specific patronages. "The word novena is taken from “novem,” the Latin word for nine. A novena is made up of nine days of prayer and meditation usually to ask God for special prayer requests or petitions. Novenas are often used to ask specific saints to pray for us. The Saint Jude Novena, for example, is prayed to ask Saint Jude to intercede on behalf of a request that seems especially dire (either leading up to his feast day or throughout the year, as needed). The novena itself is an imitation of the Lord’s command to the Apostles when they prayed for 9 days in anticipation of the coming of the Holy Spirit." www.praymorenovenas.com can help, especially if you're new to this form of prayer- or if 9 days of remembering to pray sounds like an overwhelming proposition. Sign up easily to receive novena reminders in your inbox- you will have the option to read, listen or even view video prayers each day, and you can add your intentions if you'd like on their prayer list. This growing community of over 250,000 people will be praying with you, adding to the power of prayer. You never know what miracles God may have in store!
The SUMMER Event Tree!
Please include The Summer Event is rapidly approaching. Please assist in making the Theme Baskets a successful endeavor by picking tags from the tree in the Narthex and retuning the requested items to the Narthex.
Need to know go to donate? Click the "Summer Event Tree" image to enlarge the size and follow the directions. Thank You!
Al-Anon members are people just like you who are worried about someone with a drinking problem. There is no magic formula that enables you to help someone stop or cut back on his or her drinking. Alcoholism is a complex problem, with many related issues. Al-Anon can help you learn how to cope with the challenges of someone else's drinking. Al-Anon meetings are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Saint Wendel Parish Office Basement. Parking and entrance are located in the back (10542 W. Boonville New Harmony Road, Evansville).
From the Church Office:
From the Parish office. We are always striving to keep our Parish records current. We would appreciate a call or email if you are moving, leaving the parish, or have a new phone number or email. Our hours are Monday– Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm. We are closed for lunch 11:30am-12:30pm. Please email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org if that is more convenient. Thanks for your help.
Gather in Faith Women's Conference
Join us for the 3rd Annual Gather in Faith Women’s Conference at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish in Newburgh, 625 Frame Rd. on Saturday, September 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year’s key note speakers are Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet, co-authors of The Friendship Project: The Catholic Woman's Guide to Making and Keeping Fabulous, Faith-Filled Friends.
Invite your friends and join us for a day of discovery about our Faith, our Families and our own Feminine Genius. Register for the conference on eventbrite.com starting June 15th, download our registration form from sjbnewburgh.com, or contact Bethany Logan at email@example.com. Cost: $25 (includes lunch). Registration increases to $30 if payment is received after Aug. 31st. Childcare: $5 per child, $15 family max.
Singles Bible Study
Adult Singles Fellowship Bible Study at Holy Redeemer Parish. Drop in for one week or come for all six Sundays. Bring your bible, if you have one, no prep or book needed. No one will be asked to read aloud, but volunteers welcome. Discussion is welcome as well. Sundays June 3,10, & 24, 2018 ( we are skipping Fathers Day) July 1,8, & 15, 2018 10;30am-12:00noon. Fellowship at a local restaurant afterwards, at your own expense. Daycare is not provided. Holy Redeemer Parish, 918 W. Mill Rd. Evansville, IN. 47710. Please enter through the Rotunda door off the back parking lot on N. Fourth Ave. We are gathering in the Parish Council Room. Men and women are both welcome. Leaders are Susan Kroeger, Erica Rasler, and Julie Stephens. For more information call Holy Redeemer Parish 812-424-8344, or check out our website www.holyredeemerchurch.org.
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!
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.
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.