St. Richard of Chichester Parish
a Catholic parish community in the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Nestled in the heart of South Philly, St. Richard of Chichester Parish
has been serving the needs of the local Catholic community since 1924.
Our goal is to enable all of our parishioners to fully embrace their Baptism into Christ Jesus, and to respond "Yes" to God's invitation to relationship. We are committed to providing ample opportunities for our parishioners to cultivate, sustain, and deepen that relationship so that they may come to boldly profess "Christ Lives in Me!" This website contains valuable information about how we as a parish community accomplish this goal and serves as an excellent resource for information about the life and happenings of our parish community as well as providing ample information on how one can become more involved in parish life. So sit back, surf away, and enjoy!
Thank you to all those who helped prepare and participated in our parish's celebration of Forty Hours. It was nice to see so many families honoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. We all were inspired by our Celebrants/homilists from the Norbertine Community. Let us never take Jesus for granted and always be thankful for what we have and what we can share with others.
Trunk or Treat
Candy and craziness at Saint Pio School's Trick or Trunk on October 25. We thank everyone for participating in this 3rd annual event. Creativity abound and the Haunted Theatre gave many a fright. Pictures to be posted online very soon.
Upcoming Parish Events
- November 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Mass for All Souls Day
- November 7, 2015 from 9-11:30 a.m.
Sacramental Breakfast for 1st grade parents (adults only) School Hall
- November 14, 2015 from 6-10 p.m.
Saint Pio Home & School Pasta Night
- November 21, 2015 from 9-11:30 a.m.
Confirmation Preparation Session for children - School Hall
- November 22, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Mass -
Rite of Welcome for Sacrament Candidates
- November 23, 2015 from 4-5 p.m.
First Penance Refresher Class for children
- November 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Thanksgiving - donation of non-perishable food
- November 30, 2015 from 4-5 p.m.
First Penance Refresher Class for children.
Special Needs Class Forming for CCD
All children can learn about our Faith and receive Sacraments. If you have a child, or know of a child, who is autistic or who has a similar disability, please call Maryellen Carroll at the Rectory at 215-468-4777 or via email. A special class is being designed to meet the needs of these children.
New Parish Boundaries - Effective July 1, 2014
Our parish boundaries are Broad St. from Oregon Ave. to Government Ave; to Delaware River; to Schuylkill River; to a point established by air line extended due west from said bridge approach; to 25th St.; to Oregon Ave.; to Broad St.
If you've just moved into the area, please contact the Rectory as soon as possible to register or complete our online registration form in less than five minutes. Registration is necessary to receive weekly offering envelopes. One must also be registered with a parish in order to serve as a godparent for Baptism or sponsor for Confirmation.
A wide variety of people dedicate themselves to serving St. Richard Parish. These include, clergy, religious, and lay persons. Click here to see members of our pastoral and administrative staffs.
St. Richard Church is home to dozens of organizations and groups -- there really is something for everyone. Take a look at our directory of activities and organizations and see if there's something that interests you.
If you're looking for a way to share your God given gifts and talents with the parish community, then check out our volunteer page where you'll find information on the various ministries here at St. Richard. Everything you need to know to get you started is listed for each ministry, including contact information.