Welcome to St. Richard Parish
8th Grade Babysitting Fundraiser
Saturday, December 7th
Drop off in O’Brien Hall starts at the conclusion of 5:00 Mass until 11:00pm that evening. The cost per family is $5/hour, with a 3 hour minimum or $25 maximum per family for the evening. Children 3 years or older (or potty trained) are invited to attend. Adult supervision, light snacks, movies, crafts, stories and gym games will be provided. Send the kids in comfortable clothes, with pillows and nighty-night friends as well. This evening’s proceeds are used to pay for the 8th grade graduation expenses. For reservations or more information, please contact Julia Stagner at (314)324-6604, firstname.lastname@example.org or via the St. Richard portal.
Ladies Club Trip to Kimmswick
Saturday, December 7
We will leave St. Richard lower parking lot at 9am for brunch at the Blue Owl Restaurant at 10am. Afterward, you can browse the many shops for Christmas gifts and much more. Please RSVP by Friday, November 29 Sue LaFever: 432-4517
The Advent Wreath
Ever wonder what the symbolism is behind the Advent Wreath?
Circle of the Wreath:
God Himself, His eternity and His endless mercy, without beginning, nor end.
Green of the Wreath:
Our hope of newness, renewal and eternal life.
Light of the Candle:
The light of God that came into the world through Christ to bring newness, life and hope.
Lighting of the Candles:
The progressive departure of darkness from the world as more and more light is shed through the candles.
The four weeks of Advent, representing the four centuries between the time of the Prophet Malachi and the birth of Jesus.
Three Purple Candles:
A period of waiting, expectation and preparation.
The First Candle:
A time of expectation and hope.
The Second Candle:
The peace that is to come.
The Third (Pink) Candle:
The joy for the promise is almost fulfilled.
The Fourth Candle:
The love of God for mankind.
The Center Candle: ,br/>Also called the Christ Candle, is lit on Christmas Eve or Day to show the light of Christ has come into the world in fulfillment of the prophecies.