St. Richard Parish

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Welcome to St. Richard Parish

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

YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 | 10am-6pm | National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
A HIGH - ENERGY EVENT For Students Grades: 6th - 12th

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:
“The Employer” Christ-who is this guy?
“The Employees” We are called to be disciples, workers for Christ; so how can we be good “employees”?
“The Workplace” What does our “workplace”-the world we live in-need from us as workers within it?

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Nick Alexander - Catholic speaker, comedian and podcaster know for hilarious song parodies
Fr. Chava Gonzalez, OMI - Director of Youth Ministry National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

BIBLE STUDY
In the Wilderness, A Journey through Numbers and Deuteronomy

Tuesday, September 23 | 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM in Saint Richard’s Classroom 7
We pick up the story line in Numbers, Chapter 10. Israel is on the march. If the biblical saga at this point is already a desert of unfamiliarity to you, then you may wish to join us for our fall bible study. Our first class will convene on Tuesday, September 23 and continue on consecutive Tuesdays for a total of nine weeks. All of our meetings run from 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM in Saint Richard’s Classroom 7. Sign up early in the vestibule of church and take a Syllabus to be found there. There is no charge for participation in the course. If you have any questions, call Kathy Peters at 569-0678.

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 Aug 11 - Aug 17, 2014
Amount of Sales: $7720.00
Number of Families: 31
Gross Profit: $399.83



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