Weekly Update, Sept 25, 2015

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Prayers for our Pastor

Msgr. Hofmann is on a well-deserved vacation from the trials and tribulations of Divine Redeemer School. We hope his days away will be wonderfully quiet and restful for him. Please keep him in your daily prayers until he returns. While he is away, we will be celebrating a Prayer Service on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m., in place of Mass. We are lucky to have Deacon Andre to assist us in our paraliturgy. As always, family and friends are more than welcome to join us in our worship.

October is the Month of the Rosary

We will honor our Lady in a special way during October — the month of the Rosary. We will start off the month with an all-school Rosary in the grotto adjacent to the church on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 a.m. Please feel free to join us in our prayerful devotion. We also encourage all families to pray the Rosary at home. At Divine Redeemer Catholic School, we believe in the power of prayer!

Volleyball Team Experiencing Success

Our Girls’ Volleyball teams, under the coaching and direction of Mrs. Grace Jones and Mrs. Mary Wijetunga, are looking very good. They have already experienced wins in their season so far. They would love for you to come out and support them at next week’s games, They will be playing on Tuesday, September 29 at both 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Hanahan Rec on Mabeline Road. On Thursday, October 1, you can see one of the squads play at Pinewood Prep in Summerville at 5:30 p.m. Hopefully their winning streak will last all season long! Go Eagles!!!

Knights of Columbus Soccer Shoot Out Results

Students between the ages of 9 and 14 competed on Tuesday afternoon in the Knights of Columbus Soccer Shoot Out. Miss Lori always volunteers to help Knight Pat Davis in this annual event. The winners of this competition were: Enzo Mori and Emma Darnell (age 9), Bryan Sanchez and Landry Padgett (age 10), Luis Gonzalez and Mary Teresa Provost (age 11), and Josue Marquez (age 12). Each of these students is now eligible to compete in the regional competition coming soon. We wish our kickers the best of luck as they continue on to the next level! Go Eagles!!!

Volunteerism — Alive and Well at DRS

We want to thank everyone who comes forward, almost on a daily basis, to offer help in maintaining our campus. Some projects that are currently underway by volunteers include: cleaning the gutters and clearing leaves and debris from the roof, laying forms and concrete for a walkway between the basketball courts and the driveway, weekly cleaning of our church, and rehabilitating the stage in Caddell Hall. We have so many parents with so many talents, and they are generously offering their services to the school. This really helps keep our maintenance costs down, and fulfills your 25 hours of annual volunteer time. We also appreciate having our school website maintained, and all the parents who serve on School Advisory Board and various committees. Speaking of committees…Mrs. Renee Darnell has graciously offered to chair our Silent Auction committee, and could certainly use your help. The Silent Auction is going to be in the spring this year, and will be held off-site. It will be an adult event, and should be a lot of fun. Call the school if you can help Renee with this event. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

  • All-School Rosary in the Grotto on Thursday, October 1 @ 8:00 a.m., to honor Mary.
  • Family Honor Program begins for grade 8 on Tuesday, October 6 . (Three Tuesdays)
  • School Advisory Board Meeting/ Training on Thursday, October 8 @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Quarter 1 ends on Friday, October 16
  • All Saints’ Day to be celebrated at school mass on Wednesday, October 28th @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Science Fair for grades 5-8 on Thursday, October 29 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School) on Friday, October 30 . Report Card distribution that day. Please note: Conferences are MANDATORY.

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