ATHLETICS

The athletic/sports program at St. Richard seeks to provide an environment where students can learn and develop athletic skill. We strive to develop a student athlete who plays to the best of their ability while exemplifying the qualities of good sportsmanship and fair play.

 

Playing a sport is a great way for students to further reinforce respect, responsibility, discipline and teamwork outside of the classroom.

 

**Due to COVID-19 guidelines, Fall and Winter sports are temporarily suspended until further notice.

 

An Athlete’s Prayer

 

I thank you O God

for giving me a body

which is fit and strong,

and for making me able to use it well.

In my training,

help me never to shrink the discipline which I know that I need

and that I ought to accept.

In my leisure and in my pleasure,

help me never to allow myself any indulgence

which would make me less fit than I ought to be.

When I compete with others,

help me, win or lose, to play fair.

When I win,

keep me from boasting;

When I lose,

keep me from making excuses.

Keep me from being conceited when I succeed,

and from being sulky when I fail.

And help me always with good will

congratulate a better man who beat me.

Help me so to live

that I will always have a healthy body, and a health mind.

This I ask for Your love's sake.

Amen.

 

Source: http://prayers-and-poetry.blogspot.com/2007/07/athletes-prayer.html

St. Richard School

5025 South Kenneth Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60632

School Office: 773-582-8083