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Chicken Dinner Sunday July 10, 2016 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM K of C Hall

Theology on Tap Summer Series
Join PAXCatholic, a regional Catholic young adult ministry,
on second Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Cheeseburger in Paradise for a fun and relaxing time with other Catholic young adults.
Dates will be June 8, July 13, and August 10. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and join our email list by emailing!"

Share Mercy with People in Need
Catholic Charities, the social service arm of the Church, welcomes you, the Church, to share mercy by serving people in need. Come make a difference in someone's life and your own! Sign up for a onetime event or make a bigger commitment: be a mentor to someone returning from prison, welcome people arriving at a shelter for the night, or help provide 1,000 people with dental care at the Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy (clinical and general volunteers needed for this event July 28-30 in Waldorf).
Get information and get started by visiting

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 or call 301-853-4517.

Summer Youth Group Events
The following will be days of pilgrimage and excursion to some of the greatest Catholic sites in our region.
They will be opportunities to see beautiful churches and places!
We need chaperones and help with transportation for each.
Monday, June 20th, DC#1, National Shrine and Franciscan Monastery;
Wednesday, July 6th--Emmitsburg, MD;
Monday, July 18th, DC-2, Cathedral of St. Matthew;
Monday, July 25th, Baltimore,
Wednesday, August 17th, DC-3, JPII Shrine.
More information will come out for each one.
Steubenville July 8th-10th, High School Conference in Steubenville, OH. Youth Group/Family Camping Trip--July 28th-31st, Rocky Gap State Park, MD

Our Lady of Fatima Sodality of Holy Angels Church will again sponsor a mini-retreat on Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th at Loyola on the Potomac in Faulkner, MD.
The cost is $125.00.
Our retreat master will be Fr. Anthony Lickteig, pastor of Holy Angels Church.
For more information please contact Joan Warczyinski at 301-904-1956 ( or Peggy Spranger 301- 481-6749 Deposit of $25.00 is due July 1, 2016.

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxilary
Sunday, September 18th,K & B Tours presents a trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, MD, as a fundraiser for the Auxilary.
The price is $50.00 per person but you get back $35.00.
The bus will be leaving Ridge Fire House at 8:00am and returning approximately 6:30pm.
For more information contact Lauren Fairfax at 301-904-9408.
Please leave a message and she will get back with you.

Ridge Lions Club will host another "Pitch Card Party"
on Friday, July 1st to help those less fortunate in our community.
This event is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge, MD.
Doors open at 6:30 pm and games begin at 7:30pm.
Beginners are welcome.
Entrance fee is $5.00 per person.
For more information contact Bobbie Bell at 301-872-5114 or Terri Kaftan at 240-538-2818.
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Camp St. Charles
Boys and Girls Catholic Overnight Summer Camp.
Fully accredited with the American Camp Association and certified by the State of Maryland, Camp St. Charles has been run by the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers and Lay Salvatorians for over 60 years.
For more information and directions see our web site: or call us at 301-934-8799.

Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a Brown bag Auction Saturday, August 27th.
Doors open at noon and auction begins a 2:00pm at Ridge Volunteer Firehouse.
Tickets are $1 a peace, 6 for $5, 14 for $10, or an arms length for $20.
Bring a non-perishable food item for St. Cecilia's Food Pantry and receive 5 free tickets (limit 1 per family).
The Ridge VFD Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Vendor Fair during the Auction.

The 31st Annual Marian Day of Prayer will take place this year on Saturday,June 25th in Emmitsburg, Maryland
at the National Grotto Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.
Our program consistant with past years will include the International Rosary, Holy Mass, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Eucharistic Adoration, confessions
and will conclude with a Eucharistic Blessing conducted by Deacon Leo Flynn with Mark Forrest musical meditations.
Take a motorcoach from DC or Montgomery Co. to the Grotto.
Motorcoach and lunch and full day services $50.00.
For more information please call Jackie at 240-988-7318 or e-mail at All are invited.

Historic St. Mary's City
This August, for the first time in over 15 years the Maryland Dove, a recreated tall ship, is headed back to Baltimore.
The ship is an important exhibit presenting the story of the first colonists of Maryland and their journey to the New World and we are excited to once again share that exhibit with the public in Baltimore. Historic St. Mary's City will open the Dove to visitors and also host a gala on Pier One, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor (301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202).
The Dove will be docked in the Inner Harbor, at Pier One, from Friday, August 19th to Monday, August 29th and open to the general public.
On the evening of August 25th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm the Gala will be held.
For additional information contact George Connelly at 240-895-4977 or We hope to see you, this August, on Baltimore's Inner Harbor!

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons is sponsoring
a 5 day, 4 night luxury motor coach trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains
of North Carolina and Charlottesville, Virginia
September 26th-30th.
Highlights include a guided tour of the Biltmore Estate, the Asheville Folk Art Center, sunset cruise on Lake Lure, and Chimney Rock Park. The cost of $755 per person includes all lodging, 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners and lunch at historic Michie Tavern in Charlottesville. The bus will depart from and return to OLSS.
A $100 check deposit is requested by July 15th, with final payment due August 1st.
Please contact Mary Beth Brown for more information:, or 443-623-6368.

Sacred Heart Church in Bushwood is hosting their
annual June dinner on Sunday, June 26th from noon until the food is gone.
Menu includes: fried chicken, crab cakes, country ham, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, beets, rolls, tea or coffee.
All you can eat, served buffet style.
Adults $25.00 and children 12 and under $6.00.
Drive-thru carry-outs $25.00. Country store, cake stand and raffle.

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, July 10 from noon - 5:00pm.
for more info contact Grand Knight, Chris Hill 410- 610-9032.

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)
New members are welcome!.
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 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:
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.

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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