Parish News and Information:
Our School Musical Needs Help:
If you have any of the following props, we would greatly appreciate you allowing Holy Redeemer to use them for their production of Annie Jr. on May 10th. We would also love to see you at the performance. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
These are the props that we need:
1) Old microphone (1930s)
2) Old fashioned radio (1930s)
3) Large industrial rolling laundry hamper
4) Light weight -easy to move Victorian style chair
5) Old fashioned (1930s phone)
6)- Street lamp- lightweight- contact Malora for details
Holy Redeemer Pre-K is now accepting registrations for students to expand our program! We quickly filled a classroom of Pre-Kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year to start in August. We now are opening up more spots to allow more children to join us in our everyday adventures of learning! Preschool for three year olds also has spots open in our fully accredited programs.
Five full days of instruction is just $300 a month! Monday through Friday 7:20 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Part-time options are available for $140 or $200 a month too. Extended daycare is also available. Spread the word! Contact the school office at 812-422-3688 for more information or to set up a tour! CLICK HERE TO ENROLL YOUR CHILD.
Walking with Purpose FUNDRAISER
Help support the Walking with Purpose ministry here at Holy Redeemer by purchasing SMOKED RIBS prepared by the Knights of Columbus!
All funds will allow us to pay our childcare sitters during meetings and will provide needed support for some women who need assistance with registration fees and with purchasing their Bible Study Guide.
Pre-order ribs after masses on March 17, 18, 24, & 25. Then, pick up your ribs on
Saturday, April 7th 11:00am-1:00pm.
The Chrism Mass
The Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 27, 5:30 PM CDT, at Saint Benedict Cathedral. This is the Mass where the holy oils used throughout the year are blessed and consecrated, and the priests of the diocese make a public renewal of their priestly promises to serve Christ and the Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available prior to the Mass. All are invited to attend, show your support for the service of our priests, and pray together as a diocese in those holy days leading up to Easter.
RACE FOR EDUCATION!
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL AND WATCH US GROW!!
Holy Redeemer School will be doing only ONE fundraiser this spring called the Race for Education on April 13. Students will be walking/jogging on that day and our goal is to reach $8,000 in donations before race day! If we reach our goal, it will help us fund much needed technology upgrades and furnish an additional Early Education classroom because we are growing! Whether you know a student or not, go to www.race4ed.com/hrcs. You can choose to sponsor a specific student or just make a general donation.
YOU CAN ALSO SHARE THIS WEBSITE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND EMAIL TO REACH FRIENDS AND FAMILY ALL OVER THE WORLD!
You can get additional information on our school website: www.holyredeemercatholicschool.com or by emailing the race committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there are businesses that would like to sponsor us, please see the school website or send us an email for more information. Your support of our church’s most valuable mission, the school, is very much appreciated and we thank you for all you do!
Maria Goretti Youth Distinction Award
Congratulations to Emma & Caleb Keen on receiving the St. Maria Goretti Youth Distinction Award. The Saint Maria Goretti Youth Distinction is to recognize adolescents for their outstanding contribution to the life, mission, and ministry provided to their family, parish, school, and community.
The deadline for Easter memorials is Wednesday March 21, 2018. There is an envelope in your packet you may use and place in the collection basket. They will also be accepted in the Parish office during 8:00am & 4;00pm. Don’t forget the office is closed from 11:30am & 12:30pm for lunch.
SCRIP GIFT CARD NEWS
SCRIP GIFT CARD NEWS
Easter’s on its way! Hippity-Hop to the narthex scrip office before or after mass, or to the parish office Monday-Friday to purchase scrip gift cards to fill all your Easter baskets. Share the joy of Easter and support Holy Redeemer at the same time!
Holy Redeemer School - Kid Updates
Jr. High E.L.A. News – Mrs. Taylor
I am ready to hop into Spring! Are you? The sixth-eighth graders are awesome students! This past month they have completed three virtual assignments over a three week period. Almost everyone has done their work! I am so proud of them. The first round of ISTEP+ testing is almost completed. I feel the wind at my back! The sixth grade have been donating canned goods for the Food Pantry. Keep up the giving. As we journey to the cross with Christ during this Lenten season, what a unique opportunity to sacrifice ourselves as we look forward to the Resurrection to come.
PE/Health News – Mrs. Wilson
February has been Winter Olympics at Holy Redeemer as well as South Korea!! There is great excitement in 3rd-8th grades in learning and trying winter Olympic sports, or at least activities that mimic the real event. They all loved the challenge and got into the country spirit: Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Canada. Whether it was speed skating on paper plates, cross country skiing with carpet squares, 4 man bobsled with a mat on top of two scooters, curling with pushing scooters to the target, mogul skiing by two foot hopping over various barriers, biathlon that included the skiing and throwing bean bags at targets, or hockey. The students learned about the real event and have fun trying some demanding activities. They all had a great time and were a bit humbled at times by the attempt to go fast but stay on the skis or plates!! We did podium ceremonies which the students celebrated each other. We talked a lot about the Olympic spirit and supporting each other whether first or last. They embraced this.
Boy Scout Boston Butt & Chicken Sale
Holy Redeemer Boy Scout Troop 327 are taking orders for their Sweet Sixteen Boston Butt and Chicken Sale. The Boston butts are $25.00 and the whole chickens are $10.00. Pick up is March 24, 2018 noon until 3:00pm North Park Under the CVS sign (First Ave).
Operation Sock Donation
Girl Scout Troop #259 from Holy Redeemer is working on a community action project to address the homeless population in our community. Please join them in their “Operation Sock Donation”. Please bring a new package of any variety of adult athletic socks to drop in the labeled donation box in the narthex. The box is available through the end of March. Thank you for your support in this mission.
Pilgrim Virgin Statue
The Legion of Mary has purchased our own Pilgrim Virgin Statue made in Fatima. This statue will be offered to our parish families on a weekly basis for devotion in their homes. This is a wonderful opportunity to show our special love for Our Blessed Mother and some prayers and rosaries will be included with the statue. We will have sign up in the Narthex of Church beginning on the weekend of March 3 & 4 and for each weekend through the month. Families can pick up the statue on Sunday and return it the following. Pick up arrangements can be made also. If you have any questions, please call Madeline Schmitt 812-425-8797 or Beth Christmas 812-306-3713.
RACE FOR EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION
Calling all Holy Redeemer Families and Supporters!
The 1st annual Holy Redeemer Race for Education on April 13, 2018 is a very important fundraiser that directly impacts the everyday operation of our school. This one and only spring fundraiser offers you a chance to showcase your support of Holy Redeemer School and its community.
Sponsorship of the Race for Education provides your company with an opportunity for visibility and exposure at the event itself, our online community (school & parish websites, Facebook), and potentially displaying your business banner in our gym that hosts many events. Your sponsorship contribution helps underwrite the event costs allowing more of the donations to support the school and our tradition of academic excellence. The purpose will be to raise funds for technology upgrades & improvements, projector & screen for the computer lab, tables & chairs for an additional PS/PK classroom, and dry-erase boards for first through fifth grade rooms. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING SPONSORSHIP FORMS.
The Rice Bowl for Lent
As we look at our Lenten journey, may our fasting be a hunger for justice, our almsgiving an offer of peace, and our prayers a reflection of humble and grateful hearts. We ask the Holy Spirit to accompany us as we spend these 40 days reflecting on what it means to be companions on a journey to encounter our global human family. How may this encounter with our neighbor transform our lives? How may our prayers, fasting, and almsgiving support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes for safety or better opportunities? Pick up your Rice Bowl in the Narthex anytime during Lent.
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.
UPDATE: Thank you for your generous support of the Stewards of God’s Grace Capital Campaign. The Stewards of God’s Grace Capital Campaign is a great opportunity for our parish and our diocese to take care of essential needs. Please review the campaign material, pray about your response and continue to spread the positive message about this important effort!
Lenten Food Drive
-For those in Need -February 14th — March 25th
The first Corporal Works of Mercy is Feed the Hungry. During November the Parish did exactly that. The food and supplies collected was divided among St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Ozanam Family Shelter, and Birthright. This Lenten Season as we continue on our Faith journey, searching in our hearts, and examining our Baptismal Promises let us again, “Feed Those In Need” With this in mind, we are asking the school students, Religious Education students, Liturgy of the Word students to bring non-perishable items to Mass. We are asking each family not included above to donate based on their last name.
“A” through “Capps” ~ Bleach, Laundry Detergent, or Dish Detergent
“Casanova” through “Eppler” ~ Paper Products, etc. Scot Towels, Toilet Tissue, diapers
“Eskew” through “Hayes” ~ Cake Mixes, Boxed Cereals, Diapers
“Head” through “Kempf” ~ Sugar, Flour, peanut butter
“Kessner” through “McLin” ~ Instant Pudding, Jello, Pancake Mixes, jelly
“McManus” through “Pierson” ~ Canned Vegetables, etc. Green Beans, Peas, Corn, Mixed Vegetables
“Plocik” through “Schofield” ~ Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Gravy Mixes, Hamburger Helper, Pancake Syrup, Canned Juices
“Schoolfield” through “Trinh” ~ Foil, Plastic Wrap, Wax Paper, Salad Dressing, Pickle Relish
“Turi” through “Z” ~ Soups, Beef Stew, Canned Tuna, Diapers
Stations of the Cross
This Lent, share in Christ's Passion. Every Fri. at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome.
March 16 8:30am - The Way of the Cross - traditional 6:30pm - Way of the Cross with Pope Benedict XVI
March 23 8:30am -Everyone’s Way of the Cross.
6:30pm Mary the Mother of Jesus Way of the Cross.
40 Days For Life
Valentine Day is a special day to start Walking & Praying for our babies. Let’s stop abortion NOW. Ash Wednesday starts 40 Days for Life. February 14 to March 25. Holy Redeemer will be walking from 7:00am to 6:00pm every Wednesday in front of Planned Parenthood at 125 N Weinbach Please join us. We need YOU! Sign up in the back of church on the lime green paper, or call or text Mary Winnecke at 812-205-1112. Thanks and God bless you.
Desserts for the Homeless
The Community Involvement Commission 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. Please drop off dessert donations in the parish office.
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. ❤
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.