St. Michael's Catholic Church                     16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680
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St. Michael's School Annual Auction is planned for June 9th. >We are able to accept gently used cars, boats, motorcycles or RV's in running condition.
We can store and provide minor repair of donated items.
Please contact Rich Muir at 240-538-1888 cell, leave message if no answer.
Visit the Auction Webpages for more Information

Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Association-5K Run/Walk (rain or shine) on Saturday, May 19th
at 8:00am at Point Lookout State Park.
Entry fee is $30 if postmarked by 5/12/18;
$35 day of race; $5 discount given to CBRC Members.
Additional donations are encouraged.
Registration that day begins at 7:00am-7:50am.
First 100 paid entrants receive free event T-shirt.
Check out the race website: https:/// or call 301-904-2812.

Lenten Events Click here!
March 25--Palm Sunday Breakfast, 8:30-11:00am

Rev. Andrew E. Royals, Pastor of St. Joseph in Morganza, will lead
the devotion of the Way of the Cross in the St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD.
The devotional will begin 12:00 pm on Good Friday, March 30th and all are welcome to participate.
For more information or directions, please call the Catholic Cemeteries Southern MD Regional office
at (301) 475-5005 or (301) 932-1766.

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Saturday, March 24th will hold a Brown Bag Auction
at the Ridge Fire House.
Browsing 11:00am-1:00pm and auction begins promptly at 1:00pm.
Baked goods and drinks for sale.
Tickets will be 10 for $10 or 25 for $20.
All proceeds benefits Ridge VFD Aux Campaign Fund.
If you would like to donate, please contact Jessica Snyder 240-925-7114 or
Debbie Fairfax 301-904-9829.

2018 Annual Jubilarian Mass
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate the annual Jubilarian Mass honoring couples married 25-51+ years on
Sunday, June 17th at 2:00pm at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Please call the parish or use the sign-up forms in the back of the church to register.
Names of jubiliarians need to be turned in to the parish office by Monday, April 16th.

CRS Rice Bowl—In Iraq, we encounter Majd and his family, people forced to flee violence, searching for stability.
How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst?
How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities?
Visit for more information.

"GIFT: Life in the Spirit"
Are you interested in learning how to more fully live out your faith in your daily life?
This is a six-session series aimed to help people of all ages to encounter the Holy Spirit and empower them to share their faith. Mark your calendars now: St. Michael's School gym, Wednesdays during Lent, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
The cost is $10 (includes all 6 dinners and materials).
To register, call 240-587-1248 or email us at Testimonies from local Catholics who have participated in the GIFT: The Holy Spirit has led me to a deeper understanding of my Catholic faith and given me a closer relationship with God. I know that the Holy Spirit works through me and with me every day to lead me on God’s path in my life. Another one: My daily prayers are more important and more meaningful.

LENTEN SEAFOOD DINNER Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will have its annual Seafood Dinner on
Fridays from 4:30pm until 7:00pm in the Parish Hall from February 16th until March 23rd.
Come eat fish dinners, fried oysters, boiled shrimp, Po'Boy subs, and various sides, all while they last!
Kid's meals are available, and home baked goods will be sold to benefit The St. Vincent DePaul of IHM.

Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary''s City
Saturday, March 24th.
This wonderful event begins at 11:00am on the grounds of the Inn at Brome Howard, located at 182841 Rosecroft Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD.
Keynote speaker will be Chanel Compton, representing the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC). Admission is free.
For more information contact 240-895-4990 or

Camp St. Charles
Boys and Girls Catholic Overnight Summer Camp.
Open House March 25th or April 18th from 11:00am - 3:00pm.
Join us for lunch, a tour, a ride on the giant swing and an opportunity to meet the staff.
Fully accredited with the American Camp Association and certified by the State of Maryland.
Camp St. Charles has been run by the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers and Lay Salvatorians for over 60 years.
For more information and to sign up for an open house visit or call 301-934-8799.

Kalnasy Concert Series - 2017/18 Season
The 3rd season of the Kalnasy Concert Series opens with the Southern Maryland Community Gospel Choir.
Their concert is Sunday, August 20, at 3:00 at St. Aloysius in Leonardtown.
The SMCGC is under the direction of Mrs. Sherri Fenwick. The theme for this energy-filled concert is, "I Feel the Spirit."
Admission is free. Donations are accepted.
All Kalnasy Concert Series events are free and open to individuals and families of all religious denominations and abilities.
The Kalnasy Concert Series is a faith-based music program grown from one woman's love for music and ministry.
The Series, supported by St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Kalnasy family members, and others in the SOMD Community is coordinated by Georgia Harvey, a former music director, local organist, pianist and teacher.
For more information about the the Kalnasy Concert Series,
visit St. Aloysius Catholic Church on line at

You arre Invited to Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland's 27th Annual Benefit Dinner
on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30pm at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall.
Please RSVP by March 8th.
Tickets are $27 per person.
For more information call 301-737-4604 or visit our website

Annual Spring Craft Show
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.,
is sponsoring their Annual Spring Craft show on Sunday, March 25th from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall.
Admission and parking are FREE.
Lunch items for sale in our kitchen.
There will be a bake table and a $300 Gift Card Raffle table. For more information go to or

eGiving with Faith Direct--We are introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and second collections: Faith Direct.
Faith Direct enables parishioners to make contributions through either direct debit from your checking/ savings account or through your credit/debit card.
Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket.
Please join me in Enrolling here donate.html to enroll sec urely online. Our parish code is MD862. MASS WITH ASL INTERPRETATION FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
at 5:00 pm at St. Aloysius Church in Leonardtown on the fourth Saturday of every month.

Queen of Hearts
Every Friday night at the American Legion in Ridge.
Tickets will be on sale from 4:00pm- 7:00pm and food will be available starting at 5:00pm.
Drawing at 7:00pm.
Come out and support St. Michael's School for a fun night of chance!

Youth Group Schedule
Please contact Greg DeStefano, Youth Minister at for more information, especially if you are a first-time participant.
Middle School Youth Group is Tuesdays from 6:00pm- 7;30pm at IHM.
High School Youth Group is every Friday from 7:00pm-9:00pm at St. Cecilia's
Second Friday combined Middle School and High School event, usually 5:30pm each second Friday of the month.
Summer Youth Group Events: Please stay tuned for upcoming events for the Summer 2018.

PAXCatholic is a local ministry serving young adults in their 20s and 30s in St. Mary's and Calvert Counties. For more information about Theology on Tap or to find out how you can help PAXCatholic in their mission,
please email
or visit our Facebook page at!

Knights of Columbus
The next chicken dinner will be Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 11:30am-5:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
Next Bingo is Saturday, March 17th. Doors open at 5:30pm and games start at 6:30pm. Jackpot is $5,000!

Queen of Hearts
Beginning Friday, August 18th from 5:00-7:00pm at the American Legion in Ridge,. Food will be available.
Come out and support St. Michael's School for a fun night of chance!

Prayer is powerful
Copies of the Prayer for Priests and the Prayer for Our Nation will be in the gray folder at the back of church as you exit.
Please take one home to pray with family during the week.
Make your own copies to share.

Ladies of Charity
Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)

New members are welcome!.
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American Legion Events: Bingo every Tuesday at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Senior citizens are welcome to come for card games, friendship and a meal starting at 10am Wednesdays. Steak night second Saturday of the month 5 to 7:30pm. Call (301)872-5349 after 6pm for more information.

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