Men’s Ministry: This is a group open to all men in the parish who want to deepen their faith. This group discusses topics of interest to men’s spirituality and promotes participation in local men’s conferences. The group reads and discusses books that inspire deeper faith in Christ. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm, in the Rectory Board Room. Contact Mike Matthews at 276-4608 for more information.
Parish School of Religion (PSR): Our PSR is focused on Family Faith Formation in which we support the role of parents as the first educators of their children in the area of faith. Classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 pm-7:30 pm in the St. Richard Parish Life Center. In addition to PSR class, monthly family activities are held celebrating the rich traditions of our faith. All families are welcomed and encouraged to register in our program. Parishioners interested in volunteering are also welcome. For more information contact Miss Ann Madden, CRE at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 872-3152 ext. 201
A.C.T.S. Retreat: An ACTS Retreat is a Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. The retreat begins on Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday at a Mass celebrated with the parish community. Retreats for men and retreats for women are given separately. The retreat facilitates the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with the Lord through:
the call by, acceptance of, and response to God;
Community: the love and caring of each other;
Theology: the study of God through scripture and the Catholic Faith; and
Service: to God and His people.
This is an opportunity to grow in love for God, your Catholic faith and your parish community. St. Monica sponsors the retreats in partnership with St. Richard. If you have questions or would like to attend the retreat, please call the St. Monica Parish Office at 434-4211 or contact St. Richard parishioners Doug Meadows at email@example.com or 993-2916 or Kathy Reznikov at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-3121.
The Jesuit White House offers 3 day preached retreats for men and women, throughout the year, which are silent retreats. The retreat house is located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in South County, where you are invited to walk the Way of the Cross and pray at the shrines of the Sacred Heart, the Holy Family, Our Lady, and St. Joseph.
White House Retreat for Men: Open to the men of the parish, this is an annual event, usually on the second weekend of October at the White House. A perfect time for reflection, prayer, counseling if desired, and rest. For more information call Deacon John Bischof at 569-3855.
Retreats for Women
White House Retreat for Women: For more information contact Deacon John Bischof at 569-3855 or Linda Shead at 567-6937.
Mercy Center offers a variety of retreats for individuals and groups. It is situated in West County, about a 15 minute drive from our parish. The beautifully wooded, spacious grounds include a labyrinth, walking trails, stations, and a grotto. The campus has welcoming indoor and outdoor spaces for prayer and reflection.
Marianist Retreat and Conference Center is sponsored by the Society of Mary in the Catholic Christian tradition. It is open to individual directed retreats as well as group retreats. The center is located in Wildwood and surrounded by views of the lush Meramec River from almost every direction. For more information contact Linda Shead at 567-6937.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): The RCIA prepares all who wish to join the Catholic Church. If you are interested in joining the Church, or even if you are just curious, contact Valerie at 314-432-6224.
Small Faith Sharing Groups: Members read and reflect on scripture for the upcoming Sunday mass and share insights with the rest of the group, read inspirational books which help them deepen their faith, and pray for members’ needs. The groups meet on different days and times as follows:
Every Monday 9 am Coordinator: Linda Shead 567-6937
Last Monday 1pm Coordinator: Frank Gremmler 569-1568
Every Monday 7pm Coordinator: Deacon John Bischof 569-3855
Every Wednesday 2pm Coordinator: Jan Henderson 432-5301
The Way: Members are young adults between the ages of 21-35 who participate in men’s and women’s small groups, retreats, service, and various events throughout the year. Find The Way on Facebook and Instagram @thewaystl, visit www.thewaystl.org, or email email@example.com.