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.