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Chicken Dinner Sunday August 9, 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.

River Concert Series
July 10th, guest conductor Larry Vote with the music of Handel and the River Concert Series Choir.
Townhouse Greens beginning at 7:00pm.

Via Christi Youth Group Summer Switchover
Middle School youth group is switching to Mondays , from 5:00pm -7:00pm at IHM.
High School youth group (open to all rising 9th graders) will remain on Thursdays, 5:30pm, at St. Cecilia’s.

CASH BASH Tickets are now on sale for the 5th Annual Cash Bash scheduled for October 24th.
This year the grand prize is $100,000.
Mother Catherine Spalding is partnering with us, so please indicate St. Michael's on your tickets because our split is based on ticket sales.
Ticket sales are the difference between making $30K and $200,000, so please help us sell many, many tickets.
Again this year, buy three and get one free.
Early Bird: purchase a ticket by July 31st to be eligible for a special $10,000 drawing in October.
For more details or to purchase tickets visit, indicate your support for St. Michael's. There is no fee for credit card orders.

Forget-Me-Not Brunch and Silent Auction
August 9th at Olde Breton Inn, Leonardtown, MD
from 10:00am-1:00pm.
This fundraiser brunch will be held by the Care Blairs team for the Southern Maryland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The brunch will also feature a silent auction and a 50-50 raffle.
For reservations, phone Susan Dudley at 240-298-3122 or Lynne Howard at 240-298-2391 or e-mail
Donation: $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

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!

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:
Every Friday, 6:00am – 8:00am at 640 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD.

The Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland is holding its 4th annual Baby Steps Walk for Life on September 12th, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm at St. Mary’s Ryken High School Track.
To register online or to print registration and sponsor forms and for more information go to Get your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors together for a day of Christian fellowship, great Christian music, and honoring the Creator of Life at St. Mary’s Ryken Track and Field. Food, face painting, music from local churches—lots of fun for the whole family. Your support will directly support the ministry of the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland to advance its mission to help and support the men, women and babies in our community.

Camp Maria Retreat Center is sponsoring the Camp Maria Raffle--Tickets are $25 each,
first prize is $10, 000, Second prize $2,500 and Third prize is $500.
The drawing will be held on August 22, 2015.
Participants do not have to be present to win.
All proceeds from the Camp Maria Raffle will go to support the work of Camp Maria Retreat Center as it continues to serve God's people.
For tickets or more information, please contact Ann Kovalcik at (301) 475-8330 or

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Annual Carnival
Save the dates for this community event.
Weekends of August 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th and August 12th, 14th, 15th & 16th.

Brown Bag Auction for Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad
--Saturday, August 29th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
Doors open at 12:00pm and auctions begin at 2:00pm.
Tickets $1.00 a piece, 6 for $5.00, 14 for $10.00, or an arms length for $20.
Food, drinks, and baked goods will be on sale.
Bring a non-perishable food item for St. Cecilia’s Food Pantry and receive 5 free tickets (limit 1 per family).
Bring your address labels or name stamps to save time with your tickets!

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 Night Out rescheduled to Saturday,August 22nd at 6:00pm
Ladies of Charity
. If you are interested in joining please contact Judy Kellam (301) 872- 5627 or Kay Owens (240)538-2772.

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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