Church of St. Richard of Chichester Barnesville, PA

Church of St. Richard of Chichester Barnesville, PA

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

Parish Office Hours

Monday-Friday~9:00 am-1:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday~Closed

Diocese of Allentown


Diocesan Victim Assistance  Coordinator::

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

Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator :

Sister Meg Cole, S.S.J., M.S., LMFT - Phone: 610-332-0442, Ext. 2019

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 & click on “Youth 

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

Mass Schedule



Monday @ 8:00 am

Tuesday @ 8:00 am

Wednesday @ 8:00 am

Thursday @ 6:00 pm

Friday  @ 8:00 am


Saturday @ 4:00 pm

Sunday @ 8:30 am and 10:30 am


Saturdays @ 3:30 pm  

Holy Day Mass Schedule


Sacrament of Baptism

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

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

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

Sponsor Eligibility

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.

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 more 

Parish History


 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 more. 

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