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Chicken Dinner Sunday February 14, 2016 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM K of C Hall

Sunday TV Mass--Do you know someone who cannot get to Mass?
Please tell them about the Sunday TV Mass, which is produced by the Archdiocese of Washington and taped in 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.

Ash Wednesday is February 10th.
Masses will be 9:00am and 7:00pm.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. All other Fridays are days of abstinence only.
Adoration will be held on every Friday during Lent except Good Friday following the 9:00am morning Mass.
Stations of the Cross are at 7:00pm on Fridays.
The Light Is On for You
confessions will be heard on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm.
Bible Study on Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 17th at 7:00pm in the sacristy.
No Bible Study on Ash Wednesday.

Southern Maryland Youth Day 2016
Southern Maryland Youth Day will be held on Saturday, March 12th at St. John's in Hollywood for all area middle school students (H.S. students are welcomed to help chaperone).
The day will include Mass with Fr. Ray, great speakers, confessions, Adoration, games, fried chicken and a DJ and dance.
Visit https://fs2.formsite.com/stjohns/form36/index.html for more information and to register online!
We expect nearly 200 youth to attend.
Come grow in holiness while having a blast!

SAVE THE DATE!
In celebration of the Year of Mercy and the Pope's March prayer intentions for support of Families in Difficulty,
on Sunday, March 6th at 1:00pm, Immaculate Heart of Mary will host speaker Laurie Njoku from the Catholic Divorce Ministry of the North American Conference for Separated and Divorced Catholics.
Laurie will share her own personal story and then talk about the reality of God's mercy in healing and reconciliation.
This event is for all Southern Maryland parishioners, family, and friends and is an opportunity for healing not only if you are separated or divorced, or know someone who is, but so we all can be prepared to help and serve others, to grow in our own faith, and learn from personal experiences about God's mercy.
Good will donations only will go directly to the Catholic Divorce Ministry.

Volunteers Needed
Catholic Volunteer Network (www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org) based in Takoma Park, MD, is looking for part-time volunteers to provide assistance with mailings, data entry, and volunteer support.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our national efforts to support volunteers and missionaries serving with 200+ programs.
For more information, please contact Katie Mulembe at kmulembe@catholicvolunteernetwork.org or 301- 270-0900 ext. 14.

2016 Annual Jubilarian Mass
The annual Jubilarian Celebration of marriage honoring couples married 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 51 plus years will be held Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 2:00pm at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will preside at the Mass.
Please call the parish office or use the sign up forms in the back of Church to register.
Names of jubilarians need to be turned in to the parish office by Monday, April 11.

> Knights of Columbus
Our Next chicken dinner is Sunday, Feb 14 from noon -5:00pm.
February 20th--Bingo--doors will open at 5:30pm and first game will be called at 6:30pm.
for more info contact Grand Knight, Chris Hill 410- 610-9032.

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)
New members are welcome!.
First Ladies of Charity meeting of 2016
on Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00pm in the Church Sacristy.
If you are interested in joining this group of lovely ladies please contact Kay Owens at 240-538-2772.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
--June 23rd thru July 2nd.
The total package cost is $3,485.00. Hosted by Fr. Timothy Baer, Pastor of St. Mary’s of Piscataway. For more information please contact May Oteyza at may.oteyza@erols.com or 301-843-7788.

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.

Youth Group New Schedule
Middle School Youth Group is Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm at IHM;
High School Youth Group is every other Saturday, 7:00pm-9:00pm at St. Cecilia's (starting Sep. 26th) - full calendar forthcoming; Discussion Group for High School (Politics/Philosophy) is Wednesdays, 7:00pm- 9:00pm at St. Cecilia's.

Holy year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Rome & the Holy Land
April 4-15, 2016. Join Fr. George Schommer, O.P., Pastor of St. Dominic Parish
on a Pilgrimage to Rome and the Holy Land.
For additional information please contact: Father Schommer, O.P.,
email: schommer@op.org or
Elizabeth Grinder 301-740-9332, or
email catholictravel@comcast.net.
Reservation deadline is December 30, 2015.

World Youth Day--St. Mary's Ryken High School students have the opportunity to go to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland in July 2016. Students will follow the Footsteps of Saint Pope John Paul II, visiting his hometown and all of the places important in his life before becoming Pope. We will then welcome Pope Francis to Krakow and spend four days celebrating our rich Catholic faith with him and tens of thousands of catholic youth from all over the world.
This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity and students will make memories that last a lifetime.
The cost of the trip in $4000.00 for round-trip airfare, four-star hotel accommodations, World Youth Day registration, tours, land transportation, and most meals. We plan to fundraise to make the cost more affordable.
joan.stevens@smrhs.orgA deposit of $375.00 is due to reserve your spot. For more information, pleasecontact Mrs. Joan Stevens at joan.stevens@smrhs.org.

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.

Heavenly Presents is now stocked with First Communion and Confirmation gifts.
Operated by volunteers, our store hours are Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 6pm, Thursday and
Saturday, 10am to 3pm
We are now open Monday and Tuesday 11am to 3pm until June!!!
Also, please feel free to join us for Monday morning Rosary and intercessory prayer at 9:30am. Call (301) 476-9770, for more information.
Heavenly Presents is a store ministry of the Bread of Life Center for Peace, 22697 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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