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!
"How precious must man be in the eyes of the Creator, if he 'gained so great a Redeemer' (Exsultet of the Easter Vigil), and if God 'gave his only Son' in order that man 'should not perish but have eternal life!'" (cf. Jn 3.16)
May the depth of God's love reflected in the Resurrection of Jesus fill your family with joy this Easter Season and throughout the year!
St. Richard parishioners have free access to an exciting new website which provides the best Catholic programs, movies, audio talks, and eBooks on the Catholic faith. It offers amazing Faith Formation in an engaging style with the best Catholic teachers, authors, and speakers, on-demand 24/7. From prayer and formation, to family and children's movies, FORMED.org has it all in one place. Watch the FORMED preview below to learn more about what's available, and then check below for how to get access to this amazing content.
To Register for FORMED and start your Free On-Demand access:
- Go to Formed.org
- Enter our PARISH CODE: Y8HV6H on the homepage
- Create a personal account with your username/email and password
- Start enjoying the best Catholic content all in one place!
IMPORTANT: DO NOT sign up as an "Individual" – the parish access code above provides more content than the individual subscription.
Then in the future, just login by going to Formed.org and entering your username/email and password.
FORMED.org Monthly Resources for June
To celebrate the man in your life or for those men looking to grower deeper in their commitment as a disciple, father, brother, son, or friend, check out these great resources from FORMED.org
- True Strength (video program)
- Behold the Man (digital book)
- Joseph of Nazareth (video)
- Pure Fatherhood (audio)
Congratulations Confirmandi & Communicants
We congratulate our forty-seven newly Confirmed children. Bishop Senior celebrated the Mass and conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on them on April 27. May they use the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit every day to create a more just and peaceful world.
We congratulate our forty-one First Communicants, who received the Body of Christ for the first time on May 6. May they receive the Body of Christ every week at Mass and allow Jesus’ love for them guide their words and actions.
Saint Pio Festival
Join us for our annual festival May 19-21 for some food, fun and faith as we generate funds for Saint Pio School and the Parish.
Ascension of Our Lord - Hoy Day of Obligation
Ascension Thursday is the day we celebrate Jesus Christ’s Ascension into heaven. The celebration is part of the Easter Season which ends with Pentecost Sunday on June 4. As part of our Easter celebration and outreach to the poor, we invite you to bring a
Vacation Bible School
The dates for this year's Vacation Bible School are June 19-23 and theme is Mary Leads Me Closer to Jesus. Registration forms and additional details can be found here.
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.