Catholic, Católica, Multi-cultural, Multi-Generational, Richfield, MN

Who We Are

Parish Mission Statement / Misión de la Parroquia

Assumption parish, a Roman Catholic community, strives to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by giving glory to God in our prayer life, fostering community, lifelong formation and service and outreach. Aware of our multi-generational and multi ethnic makeup we welcome all with whom we come in contact.

La Parroquia de la Asunción, una Comunidad católica, se esfuerza por vivir el Evangelio de Jesucristo dando alabanza a Dios en nuestra vida de oración, fomentando la comunidad, servicio y la extensión. Conscientes de nuestra identidad multi-generacional y diversidad étnica damos la bienvenida a todos aquellos con quienes entramos en contacto.

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Creative, Inclusive, Multigenerational

Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Choir, Youth Group, Food Pantry, Adult Education, School, Dance

Traditional Hymns, Organ, Chanting



English, Spanish



305 E 77th St
Richfield, MN 55423-4312

(612) 866-5019


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Our Services

What is the community like?
Check out our parish History: Our parish school is called Blessed Trinity and is a common project with St. Richard's and St. Peter's Parishes. More information about the school can be found at:

Leadership View all

Charles McCarthy, ofm conv

Charles McCarthy, ofm conv

A native of Evergreen Park, IL (Chicago) Charles is a Conventual Franciscan Friar (1974) and an ordained presbyter (1979) of the Roman Catholic Church Professional Experience • Educational Background: Holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Studies (Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 1973); has teacher certification in Illinois and Missouri; holds a Master of Divinity Degree (Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1979); received Spiritual Director formation at the Shalem Institute, Washington, DC (1994); is fluent in English, Spanish and Danish Administrative / Professional: Parish Experience: • Was associate pastor at la Parroquia de Sta. Ana, Campamento, Olancho, Honduras • Pastor at Skt. Laurentii Sogn, Roskilde, Denmark • Pastor Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, El Paso, Texas • Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Richfield, Minnesota (present) Youth Leadership • Director of alternative education program at Kirkwood High School (1973-1974), Kirkwood, MO • Was rector of Instituo San Buenaventura, Comyaguela, Honduras. • Was Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Copenhagen, Denmark; • As organized and implemented 6 World Youth Pilgrimages • Established Theology on Tap in the Diocese of El Paso, Texas Pastoral Leadership Experience • Established and administered the Hispanic Ministry Office in the DeKalb Deanery of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois and led that office for 8 years. In that capacity worked extensively with migrants and with the process of adjusting immigration status in response to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. • Served 1 year as Interim Vicar for Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of Rockford • Established the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults for the Catholic Conference of Scandinavia and in that Capacity served on the European Bureau for the Catechumenate. • Participated in ministry to the incarcerated at Rogelio Sanchez State Jail, El Paso County Jail Annex and the ICE Detention Center “Corralon,” all in El Paso, Texas. • Was a regular instructor at Instituo Tepeyac (Lay Ministry Institute), El Paso, Texas.

What Members Say Add your voice

  • Me encanta ir a la parroquia de la asuncion, porque hay varias misas en español, por la diversidad de culturas y la practica de nuestras bellas tradiciones, llenas de riqueza espiritual. El Padre Charles es una persona comprometido con su comunidad y nos apoya en nuestros proyectos. Yo soy miembro de Legion de Maria, en Octubre, Noviembre y Diciembre realizamos la Pascua Guadalupana, que este año gracias a Nuestro Creador estuvo lleno de bendiciones, testimonios y pudimos llegar a hogares con mucha necesidad de Dios. Me siento muy feliz de poder ayudar a mis hermanos y les invito a ser parte de nustra comunidad. De antemano usted esta Bienvenido! I love going to the Parish of the Assumption, because there are several Spanish Masses, for the diversity of cultures and the practice of our beatiful traditions, full of spiritual richness. Father Charles is a person committed to his community and supports us in our projects. I am a member of Legion of Mary. In October, November and December we make Guadalupana Passover, which this year thanks to our Creator was full of blessings, testimonies and we get in households with a lot need for God. I am very happy to help my brothers and sisters, and I invite you to be part of our community. You are welcome in advance!
  • I love the culture of this church the people are so nice and loving. I have been a member since 2009 and I am a Confirmation Catechist.
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