St. Richard Parish

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Welcome to St. Richard Parish

Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, Novemeber 26th | 9 am

Vocation Chalice Program
Signup Letter
Click here for the signup letter for the Vocation Chalice Program. The weeks of 12/13 and 12/20 are currently available.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Richard Conference
Five client families have been identified as needing your support this Christmas. If you are interested in adopting one of these families for Christmas, please contact Dale Johnson at 314-997-7289 or email for information.

SVDP Sandwich Program
Volunteers Welcome
We need 200 sandwiches every other Monday, November through March. Each volunteer when called is asked to make 10 sandwiches (each sandwich is put in a sandwich bag and then all 10 sandwiches are put back into the bread wrapper.) The sandwiches can be dropped off between 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the rear, lower entrance of the rectory. If you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer (we certainly welcome new volunteers), please call Peg Bischof at 314-569-3855.

Advent by Candlelight
Saturday, December 5 | 7-9pm | O'Brien Hall
Please join us for a special evening for women (high school age & above) to come together in fellowship. A night of reflection, soft music, good food, and quiet conversation among friends. The candlelight creates a warm & welcoming ambiance – perfect for relaxing and refocusing on Christ in the Advent season.
Reflection by Denise Bossert on Mary and her role in the coming of Christ into the world.
Ladies of our parish are invited to host a table of 8-10 ladies. Hostesses will provide their table with decorations, candles, place settings, light appetizers and/or dessert.
There is NO COST for this event, but reservations are required. Reserve your seat early as space is limited.
Please return the linked form by Friday Nov. 27th to the Parish Office or email the information to . Questions? Contact Peggy Thomeczek at 314-997-6445.

The Giving Tree
November 28th and December 5th
We soon will be preparing for the celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ. One of our ways of celebrating is to share what we have with our friends at the Wellston Center. We do this by taking ornaments from the Giving Tree—purchasing the designated gift(s), not wrapping it, leaving the price tag on, and returning the gift(s) to the Tree. This year our Tree will be on display for just two weekends: November 28th and December 5th. As in previous years, let us have a wonderful birthday celebration for our Lord, Jesus Christ. Thank you for sharing and caring.
Questions? Please call Mary Lou Johnson at 432-2741 or Charlotte Cole at 567-3075.

Friday Evenings | VFW 3944 | Midland Blvd
Couples as well as individuals are equally welcome. Volunteers must be able to work at least 4-6 weeks regularly in a currently non-smoking environment.
There is an opportunity for someone who can reasonably work with Excel who knows or wants to know more parishioners, but may not be mobile for bingo, to learn how to make a quarterly volunteer schedule.
Bingo brings needed outside revenue for projects. We’d love to have you train this quarter for 2016 scheduling! Please contact Meg or">Art Wynkoop

25th Annual St. Richard Trivia Night
Our annual St. Richard Trivia Night will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2016, in O’Brien Hall. Put the date on your calendars and watch the bulletin for registration information.

Christmas Luncheon Buffet | December 15
Syberg's, 2430 Old Dorsett Rd, RSVP to JUDY

St. Richard Gift Card/Certificate Program
The GCP is a substantial fund raiser that benefits the parish. Learn more about the program and how you can participate.

REMINDER: It’s not too soon to start thinking about the holidays!
GIFT CARD SALES Nov. 9-15, 2015
Amount of Sales: $7,205
Number of Families: 29
Gross Profit: $329.95
For a complete listing of GLS cards, go here  

Advent Prayer

Father in heaven, the day draws near when the glory of your Son will make radiant the night of the waiting world. May the lure of greed not impede us from the joy which moves the hearts of those who seek him. May the darkness not blind us to the vision of wisdom which fills the minds of those who find him. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.
- Catholic Online

St. Richard Prayer