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Church of St. Richard of Chichester Barnesville, PA

Church of St. Richard of Chichester Barnesville, PA

Church of St. Richard of Chichester Barnesville, PAChurch of St. Richard of Chichester Barnesville, PAChurch of St. Richard of Chichester Barnesville, PA

Parish Online-Giving

https://strichard.org/online-giving


Parish Office Hours

Mon.-Fri.~9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Saturday & Sunday~Closed

Mass Schedule

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Parish Youtube Channel for Live Streaming & Recorded Masses, Expostion & other Liturgies:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5YO_SqC1KeZsyFjO4vpw3Q


  • Fridays of Lent (excluding Good Friday): 

         Eucharistic Exposition & Adoration 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Confessions: Only by appointment 

Sunday: Church closed 7:00 am – 9:00 am 

        Eucharistic Exposition & Adoration 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Please Note:

  • ALL public Sunday and Daily Masses are suspended until further notice; however the Church will continue to be open daily for your private  prayer and reflection. 


Pastoral Letter

  

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25, 2020 

Dear parish family,

During this time of pandemic and social distancing, I would like you to know that I am praying for all of your families daily and am here for you.  I plan to record and Live stream on the internet the private celebration of Sunday Mass, Exposition of the Holy Eucharist and Holy Week. Please refer to the parish website (www.strichard.org) and bulletins (available on our website and in church) for YouTube recording and live stream videos, as well as, updated parish information and news. On March 26, 2020, the Bishop announced that he regretfully informed us that the Suspension of Public Masses will continue to be in place for the entirety of Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum. 


While I am permitted and able, please see the schedule below:

Fridays of Lent (excluding Good Friday):

     Eucharistic Exposition & Adoration 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 

     Confessions 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm (longer if needed) and by appointment in the church

Sundays of Lent (excluding Easter Sunday):

     Church closed 7:00 am – 9:00 am

     Eucharistic Exposition & Adoration 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


I understand that many of our parish families may be experiencing financial and economic difficulties during the pandemic. Thank you for continuing to share your treasure according to your ability to do so. Our parish now features “Online Giving” so that you can give your parish offering via internet from the comfort and safety of your home. Many thanks to those parishioners who have already dropped off their offering envelopes in church or sent them by mail to the parish.

I am celebrating daily Mass privately for the intentions of our parish family and praying the Liturgy of the Hours and holy rosary daily for you too. If you or someone whom you know needs some support during this time of crisis, especially the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, please contact me.


Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary pray for us.

Blessed St. Joseph her spouse pray for us.

May God bless you and keep you all,


Rev. Eric Tolentino




Sacraments

Sacrament of Baptism

Sacrament of Marriage

Sacrament of Marriage

Baptisms are celebrated after the 10:30am Sunday Mass. Parents need to be registered parishioners and attend a Baptismal Preparation Class. At least one Godparent must be a practicing Catholic for a valid reception of Baptism and also obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from

their parish.

Sacrament of Marriage

Sacrament of Marriage

Sacrament of Marriage

Arrangements should be made at least one year prior to the proposed wedding date to begin pre-nuptial instructions. Please call the parish office for more information and schedule an appointment with the Pastor.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturdays @ 3:30pm or call the Rectory to schedule an appointment.

Sponsor Eligibility

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Certificates of Eligibility for Baptism & Confirmation require the sponsor to be an active & registered member of the parish. Please call the parish office to schedule an appointment with the Pastor.

Diocese of Allentown

  

Diocesan Victim Assistance  Coordinator::

Ms. Wendy S. Krisak, M.A.,NCC, LPC– Direct Phone: 800-791-9209

victimsassistance@allentowndiocese.org

Diocesan Secretary for Youth Protection:

Pamela Russo, MSW, MS - Phone: 610-871-5200 Ext. 2204

prusso@allentowndiocese.org


The Diocese of Allentown provides assistance to anyone who, as a minor, was sexually abused by a priest, deacon, or employee/volunteer of the Diocese/Parish. Parents, guardians, children, and survivors of sexual abuse are invited & encouraged to contact the Diocese of Allentown for more info about this program. The fullness of compassion should be extended to these victims by the Church. To lean more about the Diocese of Allentown’s Youth Protection 

Programs, Sexual Abuse Policy, & Code of Conduct, please visit www.allentowndiocese.org & click on “Youth 

Protection” in the upper right hand corner of the page.

About Saint Richard

 Saint Richard of Chichester was born in 1197 in a little town a few miles from Worcester, England. He and his elder brother were left orphans while still young and his brother was imprisoned as a result of their property’s unpaid debts. Richard gave up the studies which ...read more 

Parish History

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 St. Richard's Parish was established in 1946 as the Mission Church by Father Joseph McCaffrey of St. Canicus, Mahanoy City, PA.  Services were held in Ryan Twp Fire Company, Lakewood ballroom and the Lakewood Tennis club building.  In October 1950 Cardinal Dougherty established the Mission as a full-fledged parish under the direction of Fr. Edwin Horn...read more. 

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