Parish Office: Notre Dame Center

20 Otis Street

Danvers MA 01923

(978) 978-774-7575

stricharddanvers@gmail.com

Saturday: 4:30PM

Sunday: 7:30AM; 9:00AM; 11:00AM

Weekday: 8:00AM Monday to Friday

Reconciliation: 4:00PM Saturday & by appt.

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A Day of Repentance: Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  

The distribution of ashes reminds us of our own mortality and calls us to repentance. In the early Church, Ash Wednesday was the day on which those who had sinned, and who wished to be readmitted to the Church, would begin their public penance. The ashes that we receive are a reminder of our sinfulness, and many Catholics leave them on their foreheads all day as a sign of humility. 

Masses on Ash Wednesday are at 8:00am, 12:00Noon & 7:00pm 

 

Lent 

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. 

Lenten Regulations 

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. 

Fast: 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.
 
Prayers and Blessings always,

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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