Sunday: 7:30AM; 9:00AM; 11:00AM.
Weekday: 8:00AM Mon-Fri.
Reconciliation: 4:00PM Sat
90 Forest Street
Danvers MA 01923
Rev. Bruce Flannagan
Principal, St. Mary School
Religious Ed. Director, Gr 1-10
Religious Ed. Youth Director
Liturgical Music Director
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).
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January 18, 2018 at 7pm
2018 Holy Days of Obligation
- Thursday, May 10 - Ascension of Jesus
- Wednesday, August 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Thursday, November 1 - All Saints' Day
- Saturday, December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
- Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas
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
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...
Lent is a period of special penitential observance. Following the instructions of the Holy Spirit, the bishops of the United States have declared that the obligation to fast and to abstain from meat still binds on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In addition, the tradition of abstinence from meat on the other Fridays of Lent is preserved. Again, the bishops express their confidence that no Catholic Christian will lightly hold himself excused from this penitential practice. Regarding all the other weekdays of Lent, we strongly recommend participation in daily Mass and the voluntary observances of fasting. Commendable, particularly during Lent, is generosity to local, national and world programs of sharing our abundance. Let us be witness to our love and imitation of Christ by special solicitude for the sick, the poor, the underprivileged, the imprisoned, the bed-ridden, the discouraged, the stranger and persons of color, nationality or background other than our own.
Abstinence: Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obligation of abstinence. Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent. On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all.
Fasting: Catholics over the age of 18 and up to the beginning of their 60th year, are bound to the obligation of fasting. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the days of fasting. On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meals (meatless), sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together, they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed.
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