Regular Mass Schedule:
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM
Sunday: 9:00AM (Family Mass)
Sunday: 11:00 AM
Weekdays: In the Chapel: 8:00 AM
90 Forest Street
Danvers MA 01923
Rev. Bruce Flannagan
Principal, St. Mary School
Religious Ed. Director, Gr 1-10
Religious Ed. Youth Director
Music Director, 774-7575
Victoria Woodley and Larry Kucy
RCIA Directors, 774-7575
Altie Nichols Secretary/Receptionist, 774-7575
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Did you know...
There are 68.2 million Catholics in the United States (22% of the U.S. population), and 1.07 billion Catholics in the world (17% of the population).
Our Parish Vision and Mission
Love, Peace and Joy!
"Our parish is a community of the People of God joined together by our common faith in Jesus Christ as expressed through our baptismal commitment. While our parish is rooted in a particular locality, we also recognize that we belong to the Archdiocese of Boston and through the Archdiocese to the Universal Church. That is why our parish of St. Richard is called to be the center and source of our faith and it's development, an extended family that is to be marked by a sense of belonging, a desire for participation, a need for commitment and a spirit of WELCOME. We celebrate all of this when we gather at the Eucharistic table of the Lord each Sunday.
As we journey together let us all pray that we will continue to deepen our dedication to and support of the members of the People of God." - Father Bruce
St. Richard Parish Song
What does it mean to be Catholic?
People have chosen to enter the Catholic Church for various reasons. Members of the Church have different understandings of what makes them Catholic or why they are Catholic. However, there is a common thread that binds all Catholics together. Catholics belong to a Christ-centered faith community that views Jesus Christ as the foundation. Catholics share Jesus’ vision and model their lives after Jesus’ example of love. Catholics are called to care for one another and to use their unique gifts and talents for the good of the community and the world. Read more...
Happy fall! This is my favorite season, as our community seems to come to life with the rhythm of students fresh from their summer vacations ready to begin a new academic year. I’m sure all of you remember the excitement in the air well, and many of you likely still may experience it through your children, who may be in school here in Danvers or perhaps away on a college campus.
But as we return to our ‘normal’ schedule, we also return to our parish, and to our parish family. St. Richard’s gives us a place to belong. The Bible says, "All the believers devoted themselves... to fellowship, and to sharing in meals...and all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had." Jesus gave these new believers a sense of community, belonging and togetherness at a level that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. All of us need a place to belong. All of us need to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. All of us need to experience family and fellowship. Our American culture produces people who more closely identify with characters on a weekly TV series than with their next-door neighbors. Everywhere you look, there are signs that people are hungering for fellowship, community, and a sense of family. People long to be connected.
At St. Richard Parish, we want you to know you can join us each weekend just as you are: you can be dressed up or dressed down, happy or hurting, we know you’ll feel at home and accepted.