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
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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
We wish to welcome into our parish family. The following young people, who were Ella Rose Austin, and Ellie Felicity Decoulos. Please keep these little ones, their parents and godparents in your prayers as they begin their journeys of faith.
Reception of the Precious Blood At Communion
During this time of cold and flu season, we remind you to use your best judgment in coming to receive Communion from the cup. Some parishes do not administer the cup during cold and flu season; but we prefer to leave the decision to you rather than deny everyone access to the sacrament in its fullness. Please note that the liturgical guidelines prohibit “Intinction”. This means that we are not permitted to dip the host into the precious blood instead of drinking from the cup.
If you do not receive from the cup, it is appropriate to make an act of reverence toward the precious blood with a slight bow as you pass the cup on the way back to your seat.
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...