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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)

Knights of Columbus Bingo
Saturday, April 18th at the KofC Hall in Ridge.
Doors open at 5:30pm and games start at 6:30pm.
Prizes, jackpot and bonus games.
$20.00 for 20 games and specials available.
Refreshments also available.

St. Peter's Church, Olney, Maryland
--Are you looking for more from your faith? Has attending Mass become routine?
Are you living as the best version of yourself?
Join us here at St. Peter's Church, Olney, on Friday, April 17th for
"Passion and Purpose Live" with renowned Catholic speaker and best-selling author Matthew Kelly.
Yes, he's speaking here at St. Peter's!
This entertaining, funny and faith filled event will change the lives of those who attend to become "the Best Versions of themselves".
Call 1-859-980-7900 or go to the website to buy tickets.
You can also call Deacon Tom Cioffi at 301-253-6042 to answer your questions and help you purchase tickets. Space is limited so do not wait, buy your tickets soon. This event will sell-out!

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
We invite you and your community to join us for Becoming Everyday Evangelizers, an evening workshop that teaches all Catholics how to share their faith with family, friends, and communities through simple acts of testimony and witness.
Unfortunately, many good Catholics find it hard to articulate their personal relationship with Christ. This workshop helps them – and especially parish leadership – to reflect on their personal relationship with Christ and the Church and to learn concrete, practical ways to share that relationship with others.
Becoming Everyday Evangelizers will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park on Thursday, April 23rd from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Dinner will be provided. There is no cost for the workshop, and it is open to all.
We want your parish community to be a part of this workshop. To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please contact me at
Please RSVP by April 20th.

SMCM Campus Mass meets Sundays, 7:30pm, Cole Cinema (1st Floor Campus Center).
Last Campus Mass will be May 10th.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley to speak at St. Matthew's on April 26th at 3:00pm.
This year 2015 is the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the parish of St. Matthew the Apostle, now the Cathedral Church of the Archdiocese of Washington.
To help us celebrate this important milestone in the life of our parish, Cardinal Seán O'Malley will deliver an address at the Cathedral. We hope you and members of your parish will join us for this very special event and the following reception.

Ridge Rescue Squad is having a Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, May 2nd from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Knights of Columbus hall in Ridge.
Come out and support our local Rescue Squad!

St. Ignatius Church-Chapel Point, 33rd Annual Rosary Pilgrimage
Saturday, May 9th. Join a celebration to honor Our Blessed Mother.
Come to historic Jesuit parish St. Ignatius Church which overlooks the Port Tobacco River, where Fr. Andrew White settled over 374 years ago.
Mass will be held at 11:00am in the church.
It will be followed by a procession led by the Knights of Columbus to the Shrine of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.
Our First Communion children will crown Mary at the Shrine and we will pray the Living Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus.
Light refreshments will follow in the parish hall courtesy of the Catholic Daughters.
The church is located at 8855 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, Md.
If you have questions, please call 301-934-8245.

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.

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: or the Lourdes Pilgrmage office at 1-877-276-7279 or email:, Website:
The dealine for reservations is March 25th.

2015 Annual Jubilarian Mass
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate the annual Jubilarian Mass honoring couples married 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 51+ years on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
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 13th.

Meet Mary at the Women's Museum--The Virgin Mary has been one of the most iconic and popular subjects in Western art for millennia.
More than 60 stunning depictions of Mary will be housed temporary at Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea shows the many aspects of Mary.
This exhibition will be on view from December 5, 2014 through April 12, 2015. For more information, go to

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
The next Ladies of Charity meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00pm in the sacristy.
If you are interested in joining this group of lovely ladies please contact Kay Owens at 240-538-2772.
Come participate in our annual Church Spring Cleaning event on Saturday, March 14th from 9:00am -12:00pm.
Supplies will be provided.

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!

Sunday Campus Mass returnsJanuary 18th at 7:30pm in St. Mary's College Cole Cinema (lower level of the Campus Center past the mailboxes).

The Restorers of Mount Carmel are sponsoring a mini-retreat on Saturday, February 28th at Mount Carmel, 5678 Mount Carmel Road, LaPlata, MD.
The retreat will begin with mass at 8:00am and will end by 3:00pm.
Cost is $30 per person and includes Mass, several talks, quiet time, confessions, rosary, benediction/exposition, continental breakfast snacks, beverages, boxed lunch, and some hand outs.
Father Savatore Sciruba, OCD, is the retreat master and the theme will be "The Carmelite Approach to Spirituality".
Please call Peggy Goldsmith at 301-645-5564 to make a reservation and get lunch choices.
Make check payable to Peggy Goldsmith and send it to Peggy at 3885 Renner Rd., Waldorf, MD 20602.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor their annual stuffed ham and fried oyster dinner
on Saturday, March 7th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hollywood Fire House.
The Cost will be $25.00 for adults, children 4-12 years of age $7.00 and children 3 and under are Free.
The dinner will be served buffet style.
Carry out will be available $25.00 each.

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:

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

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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