Follow Thee More Nearly–Outreach

Autumn View Gardens Committee
Every Sunday morning at 9:15 am a Communion Service is held in the activities room at Autumn View Gardens Assisted Living Facility. This ministry also provides a weekly faith sharing session on Monday evenings at 7 pm and leads the residents in praying the Rosary each Tuesday morning at 10 am (except on the second Tuesday when our pastor presides at their monthly Mass).  All events are held on the bottom floor in the activities room. An annual Christmas party and Mass are also celebrated the Saturday afternoon before Christmas. Contact Deacon John at 314-569-3855.

Fish Frys
Held on Friday evenings during Lent. Parish volunteers to act as cooks and servers are always welcome. Contact Gordon Hartweger Jr.

Garden Club
This group plants and cares for the rose bushes, perennial, and annual plants around the parish buildings. We also water these plants and tend the gardens. Contact Carol Underriner 330-3947 or

Grief Ministry
This group is open to all in the parish who wish to minister to family members after the death of a loved one. They may act as greeters at funerals, help prepare and serve funeral luncheons, and keep in touch with families after funerals. Members of this committee provide materials and resources for families to help them deal with grief in the months after the death. The Grieving Committee will be offering group support sessions twice a year, in the fall and spring. For dates of these sessions, watch the bulletin. Contact Kathy Reznikov at 313-3121.

Help Line
To help members of the parish in emergency situations, e.g. cooking, funeral meals, visiting, etc. If you need help in an emergency or wish to donate your time, please contact Kathy Peters at 569-0678.

Hospitality Committee
Undertakes specific social activities for the parish. For information, or to volunteer, Call Kathy Peters at 569-0678.

Ladies’ Bowling League
Open to all women of the parish and their friends who are interested in the sport of bowling and the good exercise involved. Season extends from September-April. We bowl at Olivette Lanes. League meets Wednesday mornings at 9:15 am. For information, call Doris Smith at 872-7823.

Ladies’ Club
We invite you to share in the rewarding experience of the Ladies Club of St. Richard. Our ages range from thirty-something to seventy-something. We are married, single, have kids, no kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids! Our mission statement: We, as members of the Ladies Club of St. Richard, will strive to encourage and support a sense of Christian Community among all women of our Parish. It is our common goal to provide women an opportunity to meet others, and grow in faith and friendship by sharing our time, talents and hearts through social activities.For information, call the parish office at 432-6224.

Leisure Club
Open to all mature adults, members participate in and enjoy many activities and pleasant times together. Meetings are 11am on the third Tuesday of each month in the Chichester Room at the St. Richard Rectory. Contact Valerie at 432-6224.

Men’s Club
The purpose of the St. Richard Men’s Club shall be to provide a forum for meeting and interacting with other men in the St. Richard congregational community in order to foster friendship, support, and brotherhood with a focus of lifelong learning and service to the parish of St. Richard. Membership is open to any male member of St. Richard parish. The Men’s Club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 8 p.m. Contact Eric Vehige at 991-2897.

Pancake Breakfast“] A pancake/sausage breakfast is held twice a year-usually the second Sunday in December, and the second Sunday in February. The breakfast is held after the 9am Mass and offers parishioners an opportunity to socialize, meet each other, and enjoy good food. Gordon Hartweger, the chairperson and is always looking for volunteers.

Prayer Chain
It has been a tradition here that parishioners have prayed for each other in emergency situations or in times of need. For more information contact Mimi Minner at

Rosewood Committee
Provides communion on Wednesday to Catholic Rosewood Care Center residents. Contact Gretchen Schellenberg at 432-4046. Every Sunday a Communion service is held at 10:15 am at Rosewood. Contact Doris Smith at 872-7823. Every Tuesday a different devotional is lead by our volunteers at 1:30pm. 1st Tuesday: Mass; 2nd Tuesday: Perpetual Help; 3rd Tuesday: Rosary; 4th Tuesday: Scripture Readings; 5th Tuesday: Holy Communion. Contact the parish office for more information.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm and hold discussions concerning the needs of our less fortunate clients. We offer compassion, financial aid, and other resources to people who struggle to meet their daily basic needs. Home visits and telephone interviews determine needs such as electric and gas bills, clothing and household items, and at times, someone just to listen. Our conference is also involved in various other ministries. You are invited to attend a meeting and to consider becoming member of our SVDP Team. Contact the parish office at 432-6224 for more information.

Casserole Program
Last Saturday of the Month – Parishioners prepare and serve a meal of salad, chili, cornbread, and dessert at St. Vincent de Paul Parish (downtown) to homeless and poor clients. Our Parish is now in the 28th year of this service. This is a very enlightening and fulfilling service opportunity. Contact Jane Kreher at 993-6134.

Sandwich Program
November through March – Parishioners make sandwiches twice monthly on Mondays for the men’s shelter at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Sandwiches are given to the men as they leave in the morning. Good project for children to assist.

The Way–Young Adults
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, or email