Saint Richard's has been and continues to be in constant conversation with the Diocese of Texas regarding the orchestration of a safe return to worship.
We currently meet in the Nave for in-person worship services, and offer an 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I; 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II; and a 5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II. Masks and social-distancing are required throughout the service and at all times on the Saint Richard's campus. All surfaces are disinfected before and after services. While we are offering communion, we are only offering in one kind through the distribution of bread.
To register for in-person services, please click here.
For those wishing to worship at home, online worship can be streamed every Sunday morning at 10:30am. Online worship is Rite Two (modern English) Morning Prayer and will continue even as in-person services resume.
Click here to access Saint Richard's Youtube page for online worship.
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has provided the following guidelines for indoor worship:
- Prior guidelines stated a limit of 50 people per worship service. For some churches, this will result in a limitation on attendance to less than 50; for churches with a larger church building, it may result in a limitation of more than 50. For congregations who are just resuming in-person worship, it may be wise to start at 50 or fewer per worship service, then add from there.
- Now, attendance limitations may be based upon the combined limitations of several factors, including maintaining of physical distancing of 6 feet between individuals/households, amount of space in the church, and adherence to the guidance of local authorities.
For more information on diocesan COVID-19 guidelines, click here.
For pastoral care emergencies, or if you are diagnosed with the Coronavirus, or for general questions, please call the office at (512) 255-5436, and we will connect you with a priest or pastoral care giver for assistance.