Born 8/28/1930 in New York City; ordained to the priesthood on 5/24/1956 by Bishop Vincent Waters at Immaculate Conception Parish in Durham, NC.
O God, You raised Your servant, Richard, to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ, according to the Order of Melchizedek, giving him the sublime power to offer the Eternal Sacrifice, to bring the Body and Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ down upon the altar, and to absolve the sins of men in Your Own Holy Name.
We beseech You to reward his faithfulness and to forget his faults,
admitting him speedily into Your Holy Presence, there to enjoy forever the recompense of his labors.
This we ask through Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord.