Mission Statement

Holy Redeemer Catholic School is a faith-centered community, dedicated to living the principles of the Catholic Tradition rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our school's environment and curriculum challenge the full potential of each child and embrace a visionary approach toward academic excellence and life-long learning . 

Our Religion Program

Catechesis

The archdiocesan Religion curriculum is based on the precepts of Creed, Sacraments, and Christian Living and encompasses daily modeling of our faith and understanding of the Gospel message. Students learn that everything in the world is a gift from God and worthy of our love and care. In this vein, students perform works of service for the greater community within the class setting. Through participation in liturgical and paraliturgical experiences, students learn Catholic doctrine and teachings.  We pray together as classes and as a school community.

Sacramental Preparation

Holy Redeemer Catholic School prepares students for the reception of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist as part of the second grade Religion curriculum. Although sacramental preparation is part of the religious instruction during the school year, students must register with their parish to receive the sacrament and follow the requirements for Catholic school students of the parish program. First sacraments are received within the student’s parish to foster participation in the community of worship. Students entering our school after the second grade, will receive sacramental preparation through the preparation program (RCIC) in their parish.

 

Prayer

Daily prayer helps to center students, faculty and staff as we begin our day. We gather as a community to celebrate the liturgy every Friday. Students serve as lectors, musicians, ushers and altar servers for these liturgical celebrations. We also celebrate special feast days and seasons of the Church year with liturgies that are prepared and led by each grade level as ministers of the Word and ministers within the Eucharistic celebration.

Each grade level also participates in a Morning of Reflection Retreat providing additional prayer experiences. Our eighth grade students attend a 3 day retreat at the CoveCrest retreat center and a day-long retreat prior to graduation. Opportunities for parental retreats and prayer experiences allow our prayers to join together in fellowship and prayer.

As partners with parents in the faith instruction of their child, families are invited to join with us in prayer experiences. Families of all grade levels lead morning prayer on our newscast. Parents are invited to pray the rosary each week for the intentions of our students, staff and families. Our partnership with parents also includes service opportunities and involvement in caring for fellow community members in times of celebration and in times of need.