Parish News and Information:
Advent Women's Book Study
Starting Sunday Nov. 25th Located at Holy Redeemer Parish
Book: Joy to the World; by Scott Hahn
Join this 4 week Women's Study Group as they discover what Christmas is all about. Provide a place for your soul to grow in an understanding of "Someone nursed him... laid him in the manger...& brought him to Egypt." Christmas, told as a relationship with the Holy Family, with experiences common to your own life. Small groups will meet on Sundays 10:30am - Noon, Tuesdays 9:00am -10:30am, and Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Choose the time that best fits you. Childcare will be provided during the Sunday and Tuesday meetings. For more information and details CLICK HERE. or click here to download the flyer.
"Food for your Faith" November
by the Holy Redeemer Faith Formation Commission
Are you feeling stressed, worn out, maybe burdened by the demands of noise of the world around? Do you feel pulled to spend some time away in solitude? Jesus felt that way too. He "went away to a quiet, or deserted, place" often as the Gospels tell us during his ministry to reconnect with his Father. Jesus took these times in solitude, prayer and renewal so that He himself could be refreshed and, in turn, offer healing to those who needed it. He poured Himself out by first filling up His cup in silence and prayer. His example is a model for us. God invites us to take time with Him, away from our schedules, activities and even our families to listen to how He is inviting us to grow deeper in His divinity...and there are many opportunities to do just that! Our Holy Redeemer parish will be offering both a men's retreat weekend (January 11-13) and women's (February 8-10) for you! All are welcome and invited- God is beckoning you to take time not only for Him, but for yourself. Retreat information can be found in the narthex, online or by calling the parish office. Opportunities for solitude abound! Our local diocese offers the Cursillo and TEC retreats annually as well as Source and Summit. It's not a matter of IF God is calling us to prayer and retreat with Him, but rather, when will we make time to meet Him and be renewed by His love for us?
Youth Fundraiser - Holiday Cheese Balls
Come by after Mass NEXT WEEKEND for our Holiday Cheese Balls! No need to pre-order. We make our beef & onion cheese balls fresh on November 16th and ready for your Thanksgiving Family get-togethers. Buy 3 or 4 and freeze them for a tasty snack over the holidays or be prepared for a sudden Holiday Party! We will be selling on:
November 17th & 18th and December 1st and 2nd.
All proceeds from this fundraiser go to the High School Youth to support their participation in events such as Pilgrimage For Life, Appalachian Mission Trip, National Catholic Youth Conference, Spring Retreat and more...
Fall Cursillo Reunion
December 1st at Holy Redeemer Cafeteria. 8:00am - Noon (cst). Meet for Mass at 7:30am.
Catholic Charities Hurricane Relief
Catholic Charities, on behalf of the USCCB, is asking that you assist victims of the recent hurricanes and other disasters by donating funds to be used for direct assistance and rebuilding efforts. Please make your check payable to Catholic Charities with a memo for 'Hurricane Relief' on it. Checks and cash will be collected the weekend of November 24 & 25 at Holy Redeemer Parish.
SCRIP GIFT CARD NEWS
Enter the holiday season with THANKS and believing in the joy of GIVING. Savor the delicious traditions – carrying on the old and creating new ones too! If you have never purchased gift cards from Holy Redeemer’s Scrip Gift Card Program now is the perfect time to start! Stop by and check us out. We have access to more than 500 retailers nationwide, plus local retailers. Use them for your everyday purchases, shopping for gifts, or giving as gifts. THIS IS A YEAR-ROUND FUNDRAISER FOR HOLY REDEEMER THAT TURNS SHOPPING AND GIFT GIVING INTO CASH. If we do not have the gift cards you want in our boxes, we can special order them. Special orders that are placed each Monday by 11:00AM will be available for pick-up in the parish office the following Friday or at the weekend masses.
GIFT CARD SALES HOURS
Parish Office: Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM (Closed for lunch 11:30-12:30)
Church Narthex: Before and after each weekend mass
PLEASE NOTE: Special orders that are placed Monday, November 19th---we will do our best to have them available for pick-up Wednesday, November 21st in the parish office, or at the November 24th/25th masses, but we cannot guarantee this due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Check out the complete list of 500+ nationwide retailers available at www.shopwithscrip.com. Click on retailer, OR ask any scrip seller.
The Nuts are HERE!
We have 3 new varieties this year: Black Walnuts, Toasted & Salted Pecans and Milk Chocolate covered Pecans. If you have a large order you can call or text me in advance and I will try to have it ready for you. Mary at 812-483-7492. Make checks payable to Holy Redeemer Church.
Pecans Halves $11.00
Pecan Med. Pcs. $11.00
Pecan Sm.Pcs. $11.00
Pecan Toasted & Salted $11.00*
Black Walnuts $11.00*
Milk Choc. Covered Pecans $10.00*^
Cashews $ 10.00
Gourmet Mix $ 10.00
Eng. Walnuts $ 9.00
Pistachios $ 9.00
Whole Almonds $ 8.00
Sliced Almonds $ 8.00
*NEW THIS YEAR
^ BAG IS 12oz. – all others are 16oz.
CPC & Stewardship of God’s Grace
Please remember that the CPC occurs every year to cover the normal operating expenses for so many good things in the Diocese. The Stewards of God’s Grace shared capital campaign, like any campaign, was for things beyond the normal yearly budget of the Diocese. These are two separate things and we ask that you be as generous as you are able to both of these as well as the other charities (including Holy Redeemer) that you normally contribute to.
Security Measures for the Adoration Chapel
Dear Adorers, First of all, we would like to thank all of you for your commitment and dedication to the St. John Vianney Perpetual Adoration Chapel. We would not have been able to keep the chapel open for the last nine years without you.
With our days getting shorter and the nights getting longer and for security reasons, we have agreed as a committee, starting November 5, 2018 the chapel door will lock at 8:00 pm. You can use your adorer number to enter. Or you can use the code 4610. You can remember this by: “Be still and know that I am God” Psalms 46:10.
Also, we as the committee would like for you to share your experience in the Chapel with your friends and family. Maybe they are just waiting on an invitation. We have several open hours available. Please reach out to others and help us get these filled. (The open hours are listed below). If they can’t commit to taking an hour, maybe they can just help us cover them until they are filled. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call Mary Unfried at 812-402-0372 or Sue Tieken at 812-449-0092.
Current OPEN HOURS: Sundays 1am, Sundays 2am, Sundays 3am, Sundays 4am, Sundays 10am, Sundays 3pm, Tuesdays 4am, Wednesdays 3am, Wednesdays 2pm, Fridays 1pm, Fridays 6pm, Fridays 7pm, Saturdays 8am, Saturdays 3pm, Saturdays 6pm
The Winter Wear Drive
Holy Redeemer Church will once again be collecting new and gently used coats, hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves in all sizes. Please launder before dropping off if possible. Collection boxes will be marked and placed in the church entrances, parish office, and school office. Adult items will be donated to the United Caring Shelter. Children’s and young adult items will be donated to Hangers. The drive will run from October 29, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Please contact Cathy Osborne or Amy Daunhauer(812-867-0358) with questions or to offer help.
This event is brought to you by the Community Involvement Commission
-For those in Need - A BETTER THANKSGIVING
The Beatitudes teach us to feed the poor and to love others as God loves us. With this in mind, we are asking the school students, Religious Education students, Liturgy of the Word students to bring to non-perishable items to Mass. We are asking each family not included above to donate based on their last name.
Collection Dates: November 1st – November 27th
A - Capps = Bleach, Laundry Detergent, or Dish Detergent, Canned Carrots
Carter - Eppler = Paper Products, etc. Scot Towels, Toilet Tissue, Diapers, Peas
Hays - Head = Cake Mixes, Boxed Cereals, Green Beans, Diapers
Hertel - Kempf = Sugar, Flour, Canned Juices, Canned Corn
Kessner— McLin = Instant Pudding, Jello, Pancake Mixes, jelly
McManus—Pierson = Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Gravy Mixes, Hamburger Helper, Pancake Syrup,
Plocik— Schofield = Green Beans, Peas, Corn, Mixed Vegetables
Schoolfield - Trinh = Foil, Plastic Wrap, Wax Paper, Salad Dressing, Pickle Relish,
Turi— Z = Soups, Beef Stew, Canned Tuna, Diapers
The Community Involvement Commission -
We need more Tasty Treats
Do you like to bake? Do you like to help people? Then combine these two passions by donating a dessert(s) for the United Caring Shelters Soup Kitchen. There will be 200-240 homeless and needy people in the community attending this dinner. Please bring your Tasty treats to the Parish Office on the Tuesday before the 4th Wednesday of each month. Thanks and may God bless you for helping the needy in our community
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.
Pledges to Date: $123,121.91 (75%)
Pledges Received to Date: 278 (43%)
Pick up this Weekend.
Pick up after Mass Saturday & Sunday, November 17 &18, 2018 in the cafeteria. Checks are to be made payable to Holy Redeemer.
The order form and payment may be returned to the school or parish offices or placed in the collection basket at Mass. Any questions, you can contact Pam Ambrose at email@example.com or by calling 812-422-3688 ext. 322. Click here to order ONLINE.
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.
Holy Redeemer School
Mrs. Trinkle 2nd Grade:
Hats off to our second graders! We have been working on homonyms in language arts and writing tongue twisters by using alliteration. In math, we are learning multiple strategies on adding double digit numbers. One of our favorite ways is using a combination of mental math and a number line. In Science, students are learning about the different types of engineering. We look forward to our upcoming First Reconciliation in the next month.
Third Grade News Miss McCandless:
The 3rd graders have been busy with their reading and writing skills this month. As a class, we have been reading the folk tale Stone Soup; the class was able to act out the tale as if it were a play with each student having their own parts. After reading the story, we had a discussion about how the monks changed the lives of the villagers. To go along with this discussion, we will be writing a part two of Stone Soup to give other readers an expanded reason as to how the villagers’ lives really did change. The 3rd graders read another short story called Family Feast . To go more in depth with the story, we made a list of types of foods, added a tally mark for each student, and analyzed the data by drawing a bar graph. They then wrote sentences explaining the bar graph and how they came up with the data. I look forward to reading our story next week and doing more fun activities with the students!
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!
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. ❤