Love Thee More Dearly–Worship

Angel Dusters
This ministry is open to men or women interested in dusting God’s house. Contact Karen Clements at 630-0364 or 20kclements@gmail.com.

Arts & Environment
This ministry is responsible for the placement and care of all church flowers for special feast days and during the liturgical season of Christmas and Easter.

Children's & High School Choir
Open to all parish children and high school students interested in singing and willing to commit to the required time and effort. The Children & High School choir sings on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at the 9 am Mass with rehearsals twice a month. Contact Jim Harris at jharris@strichardstl.org for more information.

Children's Liturgy of the Word
The Word of God, structured for children in grades K through four, is available to children each Sunday during the 9am Mass. No enrollment is necessary. Adults interested in becoming leaders should call Doris Smith at 872-7823.

Emmaus Choir
The Emmaus Choir invites both youth and adults who enjoy singing contemporary music and/or playing guitar, keyboard, or any other instrument. The group sings at the 11 am Mass on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Practices are held every Wednesday at 7 pm. Contact Ruth Ferris at 991-6854.

Eucharistic Adoration
Time spent before the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, held the first Friday of each month in church following the 8:15 am Mass and continuing until 8 am Saturday morning. Come rest in Jesus’ loving presence. For more information, or to become a regularly scheduled adorer or a substitute, call Celia Gillam at 997-4885. Adoration is also held weekly on Fridays following the 8:15 am Mass until 10 am in church.

Eucharistic Minsters of Holy Communion
Parishioners, 18 or over, who are interested in assisting with distribution of the Eucharist to fellow parishioners, and/or carrying the Sacrament to nursing home residents. Contact Valerie at 432-6224. 

Funeral Choir
A volunteer group of parishioners who are available during the daytime and able to be “on call” for ministry as singers for funerals. Seniors are especially invited to participate. We rehearse immediately before the funerals. Contact Jim Harris at jharris@strichardstl.org for more information.

Greeters
Members of this ministry welcome parishioners and guests at the beginning of the weekend Masses. Contact Valerie at 432-6224.

High School Greeters & Lectors
Open to parish high school students. Contact Doris Smith at 872-7823.

Lectors
 For men and women of high school age and above who desire to proclaim God’s Word and to lead the Universal Prayers at Mass. Contact Valerie at 432-6224.

Linden Ladies
Ladies serve the parish by washing and ironing the linens upon which the Body of Christ rests at the Consecration of the Mass. Included are the linens used during the distribution of the Eucharist at Communion. Five ladies take turns once a month at this time. Larger altar cloths are washed and pressed by Marilyn Scherrer. These cloths change with the liturgical seasons. If you would like to participate in this form of prayer, please contact: Molly Vehige at 994-7594 or mvehige221@gmail.com

Liturgy Committee
Embraces the following ministries which are composed of the laity and designed to enrich all liturgies! The Commission assists the pastor with liturgy planning and development of the ministries. Contact Valerie at 432-6224. The Liturgy Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 7:30 pm in the Chichester Room.

Rosary Group

Answer Our Lady’s call and be part of her cohort. She needs you now more than ever. She pleads each day for your prayers: to pray the Rosary for her priests and the salvation of souls.

Mornings: Immediately following the 8:15am Mass Monday through Friday, the rosary is prayed followed by Holy Father’s monthly intention. On Thursday at this time the group prays the Scriptural Luminous Rosary.

Evenings: Each Monday at 7pm in the church, the Rosary Group meets to pray the Scriptural Rosary followed by the Memorare, Prayer to St. Michael, monthly intentions of Holy Father, the Litany of Our Lady, and short prayer for the souls of the faithful departed. Contact Donna Walton at 660-4324 or dwalton51@sbcglobal.net for more information.


Servers
For those interested from the fourth grade and up. Contact Valerie at 314-432-6224. 

St. Richard Chorale
Membership is open to men and women interested in singing. The St. Richard Chorale participates in the Liturgy at the 11am Mass on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month from September through June. Rehearsals are at 7:15pm every Thursday in the church. Contact Jim Harris at jharris@strichardstl.org.

Ushers
Members of this ministry, which is open to both adult men and women, usher at the weekend Masses, special holiday and holy day Masses. Contact: Doug Meadows at 993-2916.