Welcome to St. Richard Parish
Wednesday, March 12, 6:30pm in Church
All parishioners and school families are invited to attend. Seventh and Eighth Graders will be onsite to provide free babysitting. The current church finances and school enrollment will be discussed at the meeting. We need everyone in attendance for this special meeting.
Father Burgoon’s 50th Anniversary of Ordination Celebration
Sunday, March 16th - 11am Mass
A reception will follow mass in O’Brien Hall until 2pm.
THE WAY OF THE CROSS:
Choral Prayer of the Stations of the Cross
Sunday, March 23, 3pm
The Saint Francis Borgia Choir from Washington, Missouri offers this prayerful devotional concert in a different church each year. The presentation includes the forty-member choir, adult and child soloists, narrators, a devotional program featuring the artwork of Donald Burhans, special guest oboist Jocelyn Carner, and a team of three signers for the deaf.
Women's ACTS Retreat, April 3rd - 6th
Contact: Julie Stoehner: 314-420-6939 or Gigi McKinzie: 314-991-3942
St. Richard Gift Card/Certificate Program
The GCP is a substantial fund raiser that benefits the parish and school. Learn more about the program and how you can participate.
Lent is a time of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Let's take a short look at Prayer and what it is exactly.
There's nothing tricky about prayer. It's simply tuning in to God's presence and God is always present. Not simply alongside us, but within us at the deepest part of who we are. We never have to get God's attention. We have God's total attention, always, everywhere. We never have to make an appointment with God. We're "first on the list". Our appointment is always "right now". When we call God, we never get voice mail. It's direct. To draw near to God, we don't have to travel anywhere. God does all the traveling. We don't have to figure out the right words to get started. God is already speaking to us. All we have to do is turn off the "mute" button.
The reason why we pray is to become more who we are. We're made in the image and likeness of God. When we pray, we become more and more like God. Try it. Use words if you wish. But you can also just sit quietly with God. It's a fine way to spend a few minutes.