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Chicken Dinner Sunday June 14, 2015 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. (Sometimes with our own Deacon Jim Dominic)

Little Bethlehem Christians
will be here on May 23rd & 24th. This group represents 200 Christian families who live in Bethlehem the Holy Land, and make their living as wood carvers. After all Saturday and Sunday masses, the group represented by Alsahouri family will display a collection of hand-carved olive wood religious items, as they are also for sale. The profit goes to support the Christianity in the land of Christ. Please visit our website, www.littlebethlehem. org.

Lecturers
If you have been confirmed and would like to be a reader at Mass please call the rectory at 301-872-4321.

CCD is looking for 5th & 8th grade teachers for next year.
Classes are Sunday morning from 9:15am- 10:15am.
Please call the rectory if interested.

Last Chance Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary is coming back!
With the SMCM Campus Mass on hiatus for the summer, there will be a 7:30pm liturgy at IHM in Lexington Park beginning May 31st. This will run through the summer until late August thanks to a coordinated effort of guest priests. Mark your calendars and tell your friends!

Baby Bottle Blitz
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland is having a Baby Bottle Blitz to raise funds for the Center's ministry to women and babies.
Please pick up an empty baby bottle at the back of the church to fill with your spare change. Return the bottle on Father's Day weekend.
You will be helping to continue and expand our mission to assist women who are facing a pregnancy during a difficult time in their lives. For information or questions please call 301-737-4604. Thank you for your support!

St. Michael's School Community Yard Sale
Saturday, May 30th - 8:00am until 1:00 pm.
Rent a table and sell your treasures!
Indoor tables (air conditioned gym) $25 each.
Outdoor tables $10 each. Rain date June 6th.
Let us do the advertising for you.
Tables can also be rented to showcase home based businesses or crafts.
Spots are filling up fast! Register today! Contact: sscooper8@aol.com or 240-925-1833.

Weekend Retreat for People Facing Serious IIlness:
A retreat specially planned for men and women facing serious physical illness will be held at the Dominican Retreat House in McLean, Virginia, from May 22th-24th.
A team of doctors, nurses, priests, sisters and helpers will be present around the clock. Scheduling allows plenty of time for rest and reflection. There is no fee to attend this retreat.
It is a non-smoking weekend.
Registration closes May 12th. If you have an interest in attending, please call the Dominican Retreat House as soon as possible at 703-356-4243 in order to register.
For questions about the retreat, you may call Doug Sebek at 703-477-5681.

Via Christi Youth Group
May 31st 2:00pm-5:00pm. We'll be having an outdoor picnic followed by a friendly kickball match with St. John Vianney Parish. Bring the whole family! Please RSVP to patrick@ihmrcc.org. We are also looking for families to bring side dishes and desserts.

Swing and Ballroom Dance
will be held at Little Flower School on Saturday, May 16th,
lessons from 7:00pm-8:00pm and dance from 8:00pm-11:00pm.
A good faith donation is requested.
Bring a snack to share.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
For more information, call 240-577-0153 or 301-645- 8509 or email somdballroom@gmail.com.

Catholic Homeschool Conference
The Immaculate Heart of Mary National Homeschool Conference will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Convention Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, in Fredericksburg, VA, on Friday,
June 19th from 9:00am to 9:00pm and on Saturday, June 20th from 9:00am to 4:30pm.
Confirmed speakers include Msgr. Charles Pope, Fr. Andrew Fisher, Fr. Christopher Pollard, and many others! For full list of speakers, talk topics and vendors, visit www.ihmconference.org.
This year's conference will also feature a Teen Program on Friday afternoon and a Catholic College Fair on Friday evening! Admission is free and preregistration is not required! Convenient, free parking! For more information please call 540-636-1946.

The 61st U.S. National Pilgrimage to Lourdes
June 28th - July 7th. Accompanied by a medical staff, clergy and volunteers to assist the needs of the pilgrims.
For details, contact Fr. Joseph Allen, O.P., email: allenop@opfriars.org or the Lourdes Pilgrmage office at 1-877-276-7279 or email: lourdespilgrimageoff@comcast.net, Website: www.lourdes-pilgrimage.com.
The dealine for reservations is March 25th 2016.

Hospice of St. Mary's Camp Sunrise
June 5th- 7th, helping children cope with death and grief.
June 5th is the meet and greet dinner and summer camp is June 6th & 7th.
Call to register 301-994-3078. Children ages 6-17.

Bus trip sponsored by St. Cecilia's to see the "Miracle of Christmas" at the Sight and Sound Theater in Pennsylvania on November 19th 2015.
$105 per person includes bus trip, lunch and the theater reservation.
The bus will leave Wildwood parking lot at 8:00am and return by 8:00pm.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Please call Bernie Goldsborough at 301-737-1315 ASAP to reserve your seat.
We have to get reservations in early to get good seats.
Call now.

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)
Ladies of Charity next meeting is Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00pm in the sacristy. This is the last meeting until September.
Ladies of Charity
. If you are interested in joining please contact Judy Kellam (301) 872- 5627 or Kay Owens (240)538-2772.

The next Southern Maryland Mass with Eucharistic Adoration and Healing Prayers
will be Tuesday, May 26th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Lexington Park.
The mass will begin at 7:00pm, confessions will be heard throughout the evening starting at 6:30pm.
All are welcome!

St. Michael's Annual Auction is planned for June 20th
We can accept donations of large items (cars, boats or motorcycles) in good running condition. We can store the item and do minor repairs before auction time.
Please contact Rich Muir at 240-538-1888.
Thanks for your continued support!

Discover the historic beauty and rich faith of our Catholic heritage
this Fall, Sept. 29th-Oct. 8th, with a tour of English cathedrals.
Enjoy an unforgettable exploration of pre-Reformation Catholic England in Canterbury and Wells, Oxford and London and other scenic cities.
Travel with Capuchin Father Francis Russo. $4699 per person.
For more information, contact: 202-529-2188. Email: francisxrusso@gmail.com.

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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