St. Richard Parish

St. Richard Statue

A History of
St. Richard

Welcome to St. Richard Parish

WELCOME BISHOP EDWARD RICE
Aug 3rd - 11am Mass
For the installation of Fr. John Seper as Pastor of St. Richard Parish Reception and light lunch to follow in O’Brien Hall

O’BRIEN HALL CLOSED
JULY 24th through JULY 31st floor waxing - Please do not enter!

PARISH REPRESENTATIVES NEEDED
We need volunteer(s) to represent our parish with a warm and personal welcome to our new parishioners!
YOU would:
• meet with our new parishioners after Mass or at a mutually convenient time,
• give them a packet of information provided by the office, full of all the wonderful ministry opportunities and groups here at St Richard,
• then take and display their picture in church so our parish family can welcome them as well.
If you feel that you could welcome our new parishioners and would like to take this opportunity to serve God and our parish family with your time and talent, please contact the parish office at 432-6224 ex 222 for more information.

St Richard Athletic News
Uniform Pick Up/Drop-Off
9:45am - 12:15pm | July 27th and Aug. 10th
Burgoon Pavilion

All families participating in soccer or volleyball for the upcoming season must attend one of these two days to pay fees and pick up uniforms. You will need to bring separate checks for registration fees, uniform deposit and a one-time buyout for soccer families choosing not to work field day.

Field Days
August 9th and 23rd

All families who participated in basketball must also return their uniforms either of these days. The Athletic Association encouraging all participants to attend the first uniform/fee payment day if possible.

SUMMER MINI PILGRIMAGE
Sunday August 17th
National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal | Perryville, MO

An optional Grotto walk & rosary at 10:30 am. The Sunday Mass starts at 11am. The tour at 12:15pm. Optional lunch after tour at nearby parish picnic. For information & reservations for either pilgrimage, contact Ginnie Stanislaw: 314 432-4316 or Deacon Ron: deaconronreuther@yahoo.com or 636 532-6525

1st St. Richard Friends of the Poor® Walk
Saturday, September 20th | Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the walk starts at 9am | The Lake at Westport Plaza
The walk is fun, there are no administrative fees, and all proceeds will directly benefit the people living within St. Richard Parish boundaries. SVDP programs include food pantries, housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and placement, clothing, transportation and utility costs, thrift stores, home visits, care for the elderly, medi-cine and youth outreach.
Sponsored by:
The St. Richard Chapter of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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.

GIFT CARD SALES July 7 - July 13, 2014
Amount of Sales: $5675.00
Number of Families: 33
Gross Profit: $292.38



Summer Sabbath

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the idea of the Sabbath is central. The Jewish tradition in which Jesus grew up taught that the Sabbath is a time of rest and reward. The Sabbath is rooted in the seventh day of creation, when God did three things: God rested, blessed and made time holy. It was on the seventh day that God rested in the wonder of creation.

This is a Sabbath time for us. It is a time to stop and savor life in the summer sun. Let us use this sacred summer time to pause and acknowledge the good things in our lives and our lavish, wondrous Creator. In the Sabbath time we care for the seed of eternity planted deep in our souls. We make time holy, letting the fertile ground of our lives lie fallow. Unless we are willing to be still, to withdraw from our busy-ness, to rest in the Sabbath teaches us, we lose our very selves.

May we be aware of God’s presence along our way, helping us to discover the peace and rest some have lost or never known, renewing our covenant of peace with all created things.

Prayer of St. Richard