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Greetings! Spring has finally arrived and brought with it the beautiful blooming tulips, daffodils, and crabapple trees refreshing all of creation and reminding us of God’s tremendous love for us. May Spring bring many blessings to you and your family.
I would like to thank all of the parents who have already returned their registration packets. If you have not done so, we ask that you please return them as soon as possible. Since we are already a few weeks into the fourth quarter, we are beginning to prepare book orders and supply lists for next school year, and it is very helpful if we have an accurate count on the number of students we will have in each class. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
We continue to work with the Webster Groves Police Department to ensure that we are keeping our building and grounds as safe for our students as we possibly can. In fact, tomorrow Mary Ann Gaffney, Kerry Fitzgerald, and I will be attending a 4 hour training session (1-5PM)at Mary Queen of Peace School. We will be learning ways to secure the building or disable an intruder until the police could arrive. The three adults who are attending were chosen because we are the three full-time employees who work on the bottom floor nearest all of the possible entrances. Eventually, it is the hope of the police department that they will be able to train all of the school staff in each of the three Webster Groves Catholic schools. Since both Mary Ann Gaffney and I will be out of the building in the afternoon, Jackie Stevison has agreed to come back and work in the office. If you have the opportunity, please stop by and say hello since I know she would love to see everyone.Read More
Parents In Partnership
To learn more about our Parents in Partnership (PIP) program please click here to view a short video.
Our celebration of the great feast of Pentecost (a word which means fifty days) signals the end of the Easter season. So the cross of glorification is turned again to reveal the crucified Christ; decorations in church are toned down, and the paschal candle is moved to a less prominent place in the body of the church. Pentecost is sometimes referred to as the Church’s birthday, that moment when finally the Body of Christ is proclaimed to every land and every people on earth.
Reverend Robert Duggan writing in Living the Word shares this insight on today’s first reading: “The breath of God at creation is intimated to be at work here, signaling a new creation in the Spirit. The tragedy of human rebellion in the story of the Tower of Babel is here reversed, as the Spirit makes it possible for people of every tongue to hear and understand a single message from the lips of the Spirit-filled apostles. Most miraculous of all…is the inner change that has been worked in the fearful disciples, who now becomes bold proclaimers of the gospel. Pentecost…is an event that must befall every believer in order for the full drama of salvation to unfold in each of our lives.”
Attending an ACTS retreat has actually made it possible for many of our own parishioners to become just such bold proclaimers. This weekend women from the parish invite other women to join them on the next retreat to be held in June. What a terrific way for the Spirit to fall afresh on our members. I encourage women in the parish to pray over and accept this invitation to be renewed in their faith.
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Weekday: M-F 6:15 & 8:15 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Saturday: 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Holy Redeemer Parish School of Religion (grades 1-8) acts as a support for the students and families of the parish as they live out their Baptismal call and give witness to the Good News in word and deed. It is the desire of the program to incorporate the students and their families into the faith life of the parish community.
First Class-August 27 (6:30-7:45 PM-Parent meeting following opening prayer)