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The Lord Is Risen, It Is True

 

   The Universal message of the Catholic Christian Church is that Jesus is True God and True Human. The message is that God took upon Himself the human condition in Jesus so that He could offer the perfect sacrifice as human, in order that humanity could be saved, and the relationship between God and Humanity could be restored to a healthy and loving bond, unto Eternity. Humanity alone could never achieve this miracle. God had to intervene and did so in Jesus.

 

   As Lee Strobel, in his bestselling book, “A Case For Christ”, points out, there is tremendous reason to believe in the historical Jesus, and in the reality of the Divine Jesus. He points out clearly that those who deny the existence of God are accepting ideas not sustainable in reason, such as Non-life produces Life, or Non-reason produces Reason, or even Nothing produces Everything. Science and History actually lead in another direction, as do many other studies we all hold dear to us. They lead us to the faith experience that is filled with logic and heartfelt love.

 

      “The range, variety, depth, and breathtaking persuasive power of the evidence,

        from both science and history, affirmed the credibility of Christianity to the degree

        that my doubts simply washed away.”

 

   The stone-cold silence of the tomb, what seems in the view of the foolish on Good Friday, that Death is the End, is boldly pushed aside on Easter Sunday. The stone of the tomb pushed aside reveals the Empty Tomb, and the Light and Love of the Risen Lord Jesus shines out to all the world.

 

      “I Am the Resurrection and the Life, says the Lord. The person who believes in me

        shall live even in death and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”

 

   As we recite our profession of faith at Mass, this clear expression of who we are and what we believe in motivates us here at St. Richard Parish to be a faith filled Community of Christ, bonded with the whole Church throughout the world, to put into practice what we proclaim. We are called to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and those in prisons of life. We value life from conception through all stages of life, unto eternity.

 

   Take heart from the Easter Message for your journey, no matter where it leads you. Believe and trust in the message. We are a people building on the past, living in the faith moment, and looking to the future promises of our Loving Savior, Jesus, the Lord.

 

                              A Blessed Easter and Catholic Christian Life is our prayer for you.

 

                                      Fr. Bruce Flannagan, Pastor, and all our staff at St. Richard

 

 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
 

Considering the spiking numbers of new COVID cases, for everyone's safety, the Archdioceses has said that EFFECTIVE 12/18, EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK WHILE IN CHURCH (children under 5 are excluded).  This will be in effect until March 3rd.


While we understand the inconvenience of this, it is for the health and safety of everyone.


Thanks for understanding, and stay well.

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NEWCOMERS -- WELCOMING YOU HOME

Welcome to our parish website, the online face of our parish. Whether you’re just visiting us for a brief time, looking for a new parish home, are returning to the practice of your Catholic faith or are interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, we’re happy to have you here.  St. Richard’s is a welcoming, supportive and loving community. It can be a place to grow spiritually, to put your faith into action, and to use your gifts of time, talent and treasure as disciples of Christ. We hope you find the information here useful and are drawn to a deeper connection with our parish family. Please refer to the parish calendar for events at the parish, the bulletin and our Facebook page for events that go even beyond our parish. We look forward to answering any questions you may have, so please feel free to reach out to us. In the meantime, please look through the resources we’ve made available on these pages:

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OUR PARISH MISSION & VISION

"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