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Sunday TV Mass
Do you know someone who cannot get to Mass?
Since 1952, the Archdiocese of Washinton has produced a weekly televised Mass for those who are homebound, broadcast from the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
It is a wonderful ministry for those members of our Catholic family who are unable to be physically present with a local worshiping community for the Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy.
The Mass airs every Sunday at 10:30am on WDCW-50.
For more information go to adw.org/tvmass or call 301-853-4517.

The Bread of Life Center for Peace
Heavenly Presents on Saturday, October 15th,will be participating in the 2016 Public Square Rosary Crusade with over 15,500 gatherings across America to pray for our country.
We will begin opening prayer on the Square in Leonardtown at 11:45 am,
the Rosary begins at 12 noon.
At Fatima, in 1917, Our Lady made it very clear that the Rosary is the supernatural solution to our earthy problems.
St. Louis de Montfort stated that "Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer...." We hope you will join during this election year to pray for God's blessing and grace.

Pro-Life Action Watch the Prolife movie "Voiceless" at a special screening.
We have theater No. 1 of Lexington Exchange 12 at 7:00pm on Thursday October 6th.
Call for tickets 240-925-0546.
Volunteer at the Right to Life Booth at the St. Mary's County Fair.
Be a friendly Prolife person to engage and help change the culture face to face by handing out
balloons, candy, information and chatting. Sign up now at: http://signup.com/go/NsRqHd.
Become a volunteer Assistant Coordinator (Deputy)
to help prepare and manage the Right to Life Booth materials and volunteers for the upcoming Fair.

Rhythm & Riches Event to benefit St. Michael's School
October 22nd at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. The 'Rhythm' includes music from the bands "The Amish Outlaws" and "Robbie Boothe".
'Rhythm' tickets are $15 each.
The 'Riches' includes a raffle with cash prizes totaling $20,000. $50 per ticket for the raffle also includes entry for the 'Rhythm'.
Only 2500 'Riches' tickets will be sold.
Also available at the event is a Cornhole tournament, games of chance, food & craft vendors, and beer & wine.
For more info, visit the website www.rhythmandriches.com or call 240-587-7111.

Youth Group Middle School Youth Group meets on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm at IHM.
High School Youth Group will be meeting on Fridays from 7:00pm-9:00pm at St. Cecilia's (except on 2nd Fridays)

The next Southern Maryland Mass with Healing Prayers will be on Monday, October 17th at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lexington Park.
Confessions will begin at 6:30pm, the mass will begin at 7:00pm followed by Healing Prayers.
All are welcome.

Fr. Andrew White holds a monthly drawing for $100.00. This is their only fundraiser. Tickets are $10 each or 11 for $100.
Purchase your tickets by November 1st to be sure you are in for all twelve months. Tickets will be sold after 8:15am Masses.
Contact Charlie Tennyson 301-872-5498.

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.

Volunteers needed from St. Michael's parish to help with the W.A.R.M. program on November 3rd , 4th and 5th.
This year St. Michael's parish along with St. Cecilia's parish will assist St. Peter Claver parish with the weeklong W.A.R.M. (Wrapping Arms 'Round Many) program to be held at St. Peter Claver's McHenna Hall the first week of November.
This program provides shelter during the night for those who have no other shelter from November to March each winter.
St. Michael's will be responsible for staffing monitors (2 or 3 hour shifts through the night) and kitchen help (dinner: 5:00pm-7:00pm and breakfast: 5:00am-7:00am) Thursday night, Nov. 3rd from 5:00pm to Nov. 4th at 7:30am and Friday night, Nov. 4th from 5:00pm to Nov. 5th at 7:30am.
All three parishes will staff the last evening, Saturday, Nov. 5th from 5:00pm to Nov. 6th at 7:30am.
Call John at 240-298-3490 for more information or to sign up.

Women's Study
Tuesday evenings 7:00pm- 9:00pm starting October 4th in St. Michael's sacristy.
Please come join other women and encounter the love that God, the Father has for you.
This is a powerful Catholic study for the imperfect woman seeking holiness in an imperfect world. The 25 week study will include a video lecture by Johnnette Benkovic, host of the EWTN show, "The Abundant Life", and large and small group discussions.
Each Tuesday, we will meet two great women saints, receive wisdom from Holy Mother Church, unpack the life-changing wisdom of Holy Scripture, and discover how the Blessed Virgin Mary is an exemplar of discipleship and the pathway to her Son, Jesus Christ and the heart of the Father. Materials needed are"Full of Grace" book and the accompanying study guide. You can order your copies by calling 1-800-558-5452 or ordering online at www.womenofgrace.com. If you have any questions, please call the facilitator, Kathy Dameron at 240-925-2157 or email at damerons7@md.metrocast.net.

The 24TH International Week of Prayer and Fasting
coalition in collaboration with the The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy and Priests for
Life are asking for individuals, families, prayer groups and parishes to unite for nine days (Oct 2ND thru 10TH) of prayer and fasting for the following goals:
for the conversion of all peoples and nations;
to build a culture of life;
to defend the sanctity of marriage and family life;
for peace;
to implore God's Mercy.
For the final day, on Monday, October 10th, please join us at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. from 9:00am to 4:30pm for the International Day of Prayer.
Please register online at www.iwopf.org to receive a free prayer card at the Basilica event.

St. Mary's Ryken invites you to our Fall Open House
on Monday, October 10th at 8:30am.
Join us for coffee with administrators, an admissions presentation, student-led campus tours and a Q & A session with SMR leadership.
To RSVP, visit http://www.smrhs.org/openhouse
or contact the Admissions Office at 301-373-4183 or 301-373-4184.
St. Mary':s Ryken 5K and Blaine Whorl Family Fun Run
Saturday, October 22nd at 8:30am St. Mary's Ryken High School.
Join SMR for a day of fitness & fun for the whole family as it hosts its 5K and Blaine Whorl Family Fun Run!
The 3.1 mile course is USATF certified and registration is $25 until 10/1/16 and $30 after.
SMR Staff/Faculty/Student discounts available.
Kids 10 and under can register for a FREE 100 meter pumpkin dash.
T-shirts will be included with early registrations.
Music, refreshments, games and family fun will be a part of the day.
Awards will be given for top qualifiers.
Runners, walkers and sponsors can find all necessary information online at www.smrhs.org/5K.
Don't miss out!
Register today!!

Saint John Paul II National Shrine
"God's Servant First, The Life and Legacy of Thomas More"
has an exhibit featuring relics and artifacts from September 16, 2016 thru March 31, 2017.
Saint John Paul II National Shrine is located at 3900 Harewood Rd., NE Washington, DC.
Open Daily from 10:00am5:00pm. Their website is jp2shrine.org.

Camp Maria Retreat Center, Leonardtown, is having their 5th Annual Oyster Scald on Sunday, October 9th from noon-4:00pm rain or shine.
There will be fried chicken and fried oysters dinners as well as baskets available.
Live Music, vendors and crafters.

Catechists for Faith Formation
St. Michael's Parish is in need of teachers for the Sunday morning faith formation classes.
Teachers for Kindergarten; 5th and 7th grades are especially desired.
Please consider giving an hour or so of your time each Sunday morning from 9:15am to 10:15am to hand down the Faith of our Church and the love of God to our children.
All volunteers are required to complete the Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Program.
Please contact the rectory or Deacon Jim (james.dominic1957@gmail.com) 301- 342-9655 for more information.

St. John's School
Come on out for an evening of fun and fellowship!
St. John's School will be holding a Designer Purse & Basket Bingo on Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016
at the St. John's Monsignor Harris Center in Hollywood, MD.
Doors open at 6:00pm and Bingo starts at 7:00pm.
There will be 20 regular games, 6 specials, pull tabs, raffles, brown bag auction items, food, beer, wine and more!
A large selection of beautiful Designer Purses and Longaberger Baskets will be available to win.
Many local businesses have been generously giving gift certificates for door prizes.
Buy tickets online: http:/ /www.auctria.com/auction/sjsbasketbingo or contact Holly Daube at 757-619-9865 sjsbasketbingo@gmail.com.

Knights of Columbus
The next Knights of Columbus chicken dinner will be on Sunday, October 9th from 11:30am-5:00pm.

Bingo will be held on Saturday, October 15th. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the first game will be called at 6:30pm.
--Voter’s Registration Drive--If you have changes in your name, address, party affiliation or a first time voter, please contact Charlie Tennyson at 301-872- 5498.

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)
New members are welcome!.
Ladies of Charity Meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, Septetmber 27th at 7:00pm in the church sacristy.
All are welcome to attend.
If you are interested in joining this group of lovely ladies please contact Kay Owens at 240-538-2772.

St. Maria's Meals, Breakfast Distribution Program
Every Friday morning, volunteers serve a hot breakfast in the parking lot at the corner of University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road.
Volunteers set up the tables and tents, serve breakfast and help with clean up.
Catholic Charities is seeking committed groups of 5 to volunteer at different times throughout the year.
To sign-up, please visit: www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/volunteer/st-marias-meals.
Every Friday, 6:00am to 8:00am at 640 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD.

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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