May God's Grace Be With You
Children's Choir Update
Dear St. Richard families,
Our priority at St. Richard has always been and will continue to be the safety of our parishioners. It has been a challenging year and a half for everyone. We continue to look at data and adhere to the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC and fact and data-based sources.
With that being said, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the start of the Children's Choir. The ages of the children that the choir will consist of, as well as the fact that this is the age group not yet able to be vaccinated, were the two things we based our decision on. We want your children to be safe. We will begin choir as soon as we feel it is reasonable to do so. Please feel free to reach out to Brenda Myers and Maura Lynch with any questions or concerns.
RETURNING TO FULL MASS SCHEDULE
Please note that St. Richard Parish is returning to FULL MASS SCHEDULE.
This schedule, suspended because of Covid, will resume on the weekend of September 18-19, 2021.
It has been a long haul for all of humanity and continues to demand a great deal of vigilance in our world, to protect ourselves and the community from possible infection. As society tries to bring a sense of “normal” back into our lives, our parish is making every effort to do so as well.
We have made great effort to do the right things to keep us all safe. Designated seating, social distancing, regular sanitation of worship and meeting areas, strongly suggested use of MASKS while in Church, and hand sanitizing as you enter the building, are all helping to ensure our safety. We keep a close ear to what the Town of Danvers and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts gives us for guidelines.
With all of this in mind, we will be returning to the normal Mass Schedule; a Vigil Mass on Saturday @ 4:30pm, and on Sunday @ 7:30am, 9:00am, and 11:00am. We will continue to employ social distancing (limiting attendance to 150) and suggest the use of masks. We will begin on the weekend of September 18-19 and keep a close eye on the number of those attending each Mass, and the effectiveness of this schedule.
We will keep you informed of any need to change or suspend this schedule. Let’s pray for one another, for our parish, and for the safety of all and the defeat of Covid.
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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