Since 2017, hundreds of parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago have gone through the “Renew My Church” (RMC) program. RMC is an Archdiocesan-wide effort to engage in group discernment and decision-making to revitalize the mission of the Catholic Church through spiritual and structural changes to the Archdiocese.  There is a strong emphasis on evangelization, bringing new people into relationship with Jesus, and renewal, the process by which some things end so something new can begin.

Under RMC, our parish has been grouped with St. Bruno Parish and we have begun the joint discernment process.  Each parish has established a RMC committee and these committees have been meeting weekly.  The St. Richard Committee members are Msgr. Peter Galek, Tom Baliga, Kathy Garcia, Renata Kogut, Michelle Napier,  John Poineau, Gail Rybakowski and Sharon Skala.

We know it’s important to keep our parishioners updated on our discernment so we will continue to post updates and important links on this page and publish information in our bulletin.

We appreciate your prayers as we continue to discern and make important decisions regarding St. Richard Parish, and we encourage you to contact one of the RMC committee members if you have any questions or concerns.