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LENTEN ROSARY “TO HONOR MARY OUR BLESSED MOTHER” - Wednesday's Thru April 8th
The rosary is a powerful prayer. It settles our hearts and minds. It puts things in perspective and allows us to see things as they really are. It reaches deep down I into our souls and puts us at ease, creating a peace that is rare and beautiful. To put it simply: It just works. Our hope is that you will be inspired to give the rosary a try and discover the power of the rosary for yourself. Please join us during the season of Lent. Location: St. Richard Church on Wednesdays at 1PM, Feb 26th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, April 1st and 8th. Any questions: call Kathy Gannon at 978.750.9888
LENTEN ACTS OF KINDNESS
Each week, we ask you to consider doing a random act of kindness as a Lenten offering. At the back of the church, we will have white doves, please write the act of kindness performed and place the dove in the basket provided. Each week during lent, the doves will be displayed throughout the church. During the 9:00a.m. Mass children will be encouraged to bring their doves forward during the offertory, and Father will randomly read some of the “acts of kindness” performed. We encourage all parishioners and their families to use this opportunity to share their kindness and compassion with others as we journey with Jesus to the cross.
THE 8TH ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST TBD
Tickets are $5.00pp and a max of $25.00 / Family, and tickets will be sold at the door. Breakfast will consist of scrambled eggs, pancakes with all toppings, sausages, corn beef hash, fruit, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Come Join Us, All Are Welcome.
ST. RICHARD’S CALENDAR RAFFLE $1,000 GIFT CARD RAFFLE
We will be selling our Calendar Raffle after all Masses in March: For each of the 30 days in April, one winning card number will be drawn and awarded a Gift Certificate to a local business or restaurant. Each card number can win up to 30 times in the month! The Gift Certificates range in value from $25 to $100. Calendars are $5 each or 6 for $25 … and they come with great odds!
PARISH LENTEN SEASON OFFERINGS March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, April 7th and April 14th.
This year, we want to dedicate each week of Lent to an Outreach Project and so, we will be making donations to various agencies and helping programs in the name of St. Richard parishioners. Each week, we will announce the choice of a “People Helping” organization and budget a donation for that organization from our donated funds. We will announce, one week in advance, if possible, to what organization we will donate, so that you may add to the donation personally if you choose to do so. In addition, we will continue to focus on the Danvers People to People Food Pantry and ask that each week be dedicated to a certain need as follows:
March 10th Week 1 of Lent: Paper Goods (Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels, Facial Tissues, Napkins)
March 17th Week 2 of Lent: Cereals and Breakfast Foods
March 24th Week 3 of Lent: Canned Vegetables, Canned Soup, Pasta Sauce
March 31st Week 4 of Lent: Large Toddler Diapers / Pull-Ups and Adult Depends
April 7th Week 5 of Lent: Health Care Items (Toothpaste, Shampoo, Shaving Cream, Soap)
April 14th Palm Sunday: Gift Cards to Grocery Stores and / or Easter Dinner Foods
ST. RICHARD PARISH PRAYER GROUP FOR MEN - March 24th, April 24th and May 26th
Where: In our Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Time: 6:30pm-7:00pm, a light collation 7:00pm-8:00pm, Prayer Meeting
We have had many requests for this kind of gathering for the men of our parish, and so it is time to take this opportunity to offer the fraternity of prayers. In this focus Year of the Eucharist in our Church, let us make a space in our lives as men that will make a difference in our lives and the lives of those we love. Let us seek the Presence of God, the Love of Christ, and the Fellowship of the Spirit.
Although pre-registering is not necessary, it will be helpful for us to make plans and gather materials for the group. Therefore, if you know you are joining us on Tuesday, February 25th, please call or email Andre Ruest at 978-430-2401 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s take this opportunity to grow in Faith, together.
HUNGER FOR JUSTIVE PROGRAM Holy Thursday, April 9th from 5:00-6:45pm
As a small part of the Hunger for Justice Program, we will meet to make sandwiches that will be hand delivered to the homeless in Boston and surrounding communities.
You can participate in a SMALL service that has a MAJOR impact!! Please bring with you a loaf of bread, peanut butter and jelly – and you and your family can make and pack the sandwiches together. Sandwich bags, plates, knives and boxes will be provided. If you can’t come and make sandwiches, but would like to help, you can always stop by and drop off a bag of apples, a case of any size waters or a pair/bag of White Socks
We would encourage all to participate in attending the Holy Thursday Mass at 7:00pm as a group as Christ gives to the Church the gift of the Eucharist.
WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR SEVERAL COMMITTEES;
If you are interested in volunteering for one of these committees, an event, or want to create an event, please contact Kandi Kukas at email@example.com.
Religious Ed - If you would be interested in volunteering in the Religious Ed Program, we still have teaching opportunities available. If teaching a class is not the right fit for you there are also opportunities to co-teach or to substitute. Our program relies 100% on the kindness of our volunteers. Please do consider this opportunity to share in the faith.
Publicity Committee - this committee would publicize not just social activities, but all the good works done through the Parish. Great things are done throughout our community, but unless they are publicized through all different media (cable, newspapers, Facebook, website, bulletin inserts and weekly alter announcements, email, Twitter) not everyone knows what is taking place. 4 volunteers for this work out well.
Welcoming Committee -these volunteers would assist with coffee and donuts after mass, reach out to new families and parishioners joining the parish, and welcome people as they come into Mass each week. The more volunteers on this committee the better!
Hospitality Team – This group would help cook and set up for various get-togethers / meetings both in the rectory meeting room and in the hall. If you love to cook, bake and set a beautiful table, this could be your ministry! And if you want to bring friends and neighbors to help too, that’s always welcome – parishioner or not!
All are welcome to participate and volunteer!!