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FLOWER BULB FUNDRAISER September 20th through November 8th
St. Richard Parish is running a fall planting bulb fundraiser to benefit the Thomas Leonard Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fundraiser will run from September 20th through November 8th. Bulbs can be ordered two ways:
Click here. Orders place online will ship 3-4 business days after processing and will be shipped directly to your home.
The second way to order is to fill out the Dutch Mill Bulb order form brochure at the back of the church, include a check made out to St. Richard Parish, and send or drop it off at the Notre Dame Center. Those orders will be sent in on November 9th. Recipients will be notified when bulbs come in, and directions for pickup.
The scholarship fund will receive 50% of all sales, so please share with all your family and friends. Start planning your spring gardens now, and help our students with their ever-growing tuition bills. For any questions, feel free to contact Seaneen Breen at 978-804-6353 or at email@example.com.
Make your own Thanksgiving Centerpiece Monday, November 25
Looking for something new to try and some friends to try it with? Please join a group from St Richard's at A Small Creation in Peabody on Monday, November 25, 2019 as we make our own Thanksgiving Centerpieces. These centerpieces can be a great addition to your dinner table or will make a great hostess gift! The cost is $65. You must register on your own at https://alicestable.com/events/thanksgiving-arrangements-at-a-small-creation_1567644389
Going forward, we will be presenting additional activities for parishioners to join together and have some fun! Some ideas so far have been a bowling night, paint night and other crafts events. If you have ideas of additional events, please email Kandi Kukas at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to join us on November 25th and have questions, please also reach out to Kandi. Hope you will join us for some fun!
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: DECEMBER 9TH, 8:00 MASS Feast of the Immaculate Conception
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the solemn celebration of belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. It is universally celebrated on December 8 (unless falling on a Sunday), nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Mary, which is celebrated on September 8. The Immaculate Conception is one of the most important Marian feasts in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church and is celebrated worldwide.
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: DECEMBER 25th, 4:00, 7:00 & 10:00 MASS the 24th, 10:00 MASS the 25th Christmas
Christmas is an annual feast day, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed on December 25 as a religious celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world's
nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, and forms an integral part of the holiday season centered around it.
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!!