"Our Master Jesus has his arms wide open for you." - Corinthians 16:23
All arrangements should be made at least one month in advance by calling the Parish Office. Baptisms take place on a Sunday in the following languages: the first Sunday is celebrated in English; the second Sunday is celebrated in Polish; the third Sunday is celebrated in Spanish. In preparation of the child’s baptism, parents must attend a mandatory Parent Preparation Session which both parents must attend. These preparation sessions are held once a month.
Weddings are celebrated at 1:00pm and 2:30pm on Saturday afternoons. To start wedding arrangements, call the Parish Office and schedule an appointment with one of the priests. According to Archdiocesan policy, arrangements should be made at least six months in advance.
Communion for the Sick and Homebound
We ask that you please help us remain informed about parishioners who are hospitalized, homebound or in a nursing home. Our Ministers of Care will gladly bring Communion to anyone who is sick or homebound at a time that is convenient for you. If you would like to receive Communion at home, please call the Parish Office to make the necessary arrangements.
Religious Education Program/C.C.D.
Our Religious Education/C.C.D. program enhances and supports the Christian values taught and lived within the family. We provide formal religious education and sacramental preparation classes for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Please call the Parish Office to register.
The Rite of Christian Initiation-Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation is the process by which those who are not baptized, those who are baptized into a Christian tradition other than Roman Catholic, and those Catholic who were baptized as infants but have not celebrated either Confirmation or First Eucharist are invited to complete their adult Christian initiation. The program begins in September and runs through April. The RCIA is an engaging, dynamic, respectful, challenging and enjoyable journey. If you are interested in registering for this program, or if you know someone who is interested in this program please call the Parish Office at (773) 585-1221.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays from 8:30am to 9:00am or by appointment whenever desired. Contact the Parish Office.
Welcome to St. Richard’s Parish. Moving into a new parish, like anything new, is always a little uncertain. If you have been seeking a parish community in which to learn, to pray, to join in social activity and to be of service to others, our doors and hearts are open. We are thankful that God has sent you to us, and we welcome you to our parish family of faith. To become a registered member of our parish family we ask that you please come to the Parish Office to register. Registration can also be taken over the phone if that would be more convenient. Please call the Parish Office at 773-585-1221.