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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.

The Bread of Life Center for Peace
Heavenly Presents on Saturday, October 15th,will be participating in the 2016 Public Square Rosary Crusade with over 15,500 gatherings across America to pray for our country.
We will begin opening prayer on the Square in Leonardtown at 11:45 am,
the Rosary begins at 12 noon.
At Fatima, in 1917, Our Lady made it very clear that the Rosary is the supernatural solution to our earthy problems.
St. Louis de Montfort stated that "Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer...." We hope you will join during this election year to pray for God's blessing and grace.

New Mass Time
beginning on Sunday, November 6th there will be a 6:00 pm evening Mass.
If there are any lectors, readers, Eucharistic ministers or altar servers interested in serving at this Mass please call the rectory 301-872- 4321.

St. Michael's Men's Retreat
October 28th-30th at Loyola on the Potomac a Jesuit Retreat House in Faulkner, MD. This year's retreat theme is: "Entering into the Father's Joy." To reserve your space, contact Charlie Tennyson at 301-872-5498. The retreat fee for the weekend is $235. ($185 for first timers and/ or young adults 30 and under.) Give a weekend to God "Come Away and Rest Awhile".

Rhythm & Riches Event to benefit St. Michael's School
October 22nd at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. The 'Rhythm' includes music from the bands "The Amish Outlaws" and "Robbie Boothe".
'Rhythm' tickets are $15 each.
The 'Riches' includes a raffle with cash prizes totaling $20,000. $50 per ticket for the raffle also includes entry for the 'Rhythm'.
Only 2500 'Riches' tickets will be sold.
Also available at the event is a Cornhole tournament, games of chance, food & craft vendors, and beer & wine.
For more info, visit the website or call 240-587-7111.

Sacred Heart Church in Bushwood is sponsoring its annual fall dinner
on Sunday, October 23rd from noon until the food is gone.
Menu includes fried oysters, stuffed ham, turkey with stuffing and gravy, sweet and parsley potatoes, cole slaw, green beans and rolls.
All you can eat, served buffet style.
Adults $25, children 12 and under $6,
drive thru carryouts $25.
Country store, cake stand, and raffle.

All Faith Episcopal Church Annual Fall Dinner
will be November 5th at Mechanicsville Moose Lodge.
Adults $25, 8 years and under $12;
carry-out dinners $25.
Stuffed Ham, fried oysters, fried chicken, sweet potatoes, green beans, beets, applesauce, coleslaw, rolls.
For more information call 301-884- 3773.

Benefit for Nolan Scully
Saturday, November 5th from 2:00pm-8:00pm at the Brass Rail Sports Bar in Great Mills, MD. Come and enjoy music by Robbie Boothe from 3:00pm-6:00pm and DJ Rich Wilson. Food will be available for purchase.
There will be a silent auction featuring local art work, silk flower arrangements and much more.
The cost is $15.00 per person and 100% of proceeds go to benefit the Scully Family.
There will be a softball tournament beginning at 2:00pm.

Ladies Auxiliary Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department is having their annual fall craft fair
at the Hollywood firehouse social hall in Hollywood.
Sunday, November 20th from 10am to 3:00pm.
Refreshments will be available for sale by the Ladies Auxiliary.
For more information contact Leone Gatton at 301-373-2221.

Youth Group Middle School Youth Group meets on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm at IHM.
High School Youth Group will be meeting on Fridays from 7:00pm-9:00pm at St. Cecilia's (except on 2nd Fridays)

The next Southern Maryland Mass with Healing Prayers will be on Monday, October 17th at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lexington Park.
Confessions will begin at 6:30pm, the mass will begin at 7:00pm followed by Healing Prayers.
All are welcome.

Fr. Andrew White holds a monthly drawing for $100.00. This is their only fundraiser. Tickets are $10 each or 11 for $100.
Purchase your tickets by November 1st to be sure you are in for all twelve months. Tickets will be sold after 8:15am Masses.
Contact Charlie Tennyson 301-872-5498.

at 5:00 pm at St. Aloysius Church in Leonardtown on the fourth Saturday of every month.

Volunteers needed from St. Michael's parish to help with the W.A.R.M. program on November 3rd , 4th and 5th.
This year St. Michael's parish along with St. Cecilia's parish will assist St. Peter Claver parish with the weeklong W.A.R.M. (Wrapping Arms 'Round Many) program to be held at St. Peter Claver's McHenna Hall the first week of November.
This program provides shelter during the night for those who have no other shelter from November to March each winter.
St. Michael's will be responsible for staffing monitors (2 or 3 hour shifts through the night) and kitchen help (dinner: 5:00pm-7:00pm and breakfast: 5:00am-7:00am) Thursday night, Nov. 3rd from 5:00pm to Nov. 4th at 7:30am and Friday night, Nov. 4th from 5:00pm to Nov. 5th at 7:30am.
All three parishes will staff the last evening, Saturday, Nov. 5th from 5:00pm to Nov. 6th at 7:30am.
Call John at 240-298-3490 for more information or to sign up.

Women's Study
Tuesday evenings 7:00pm- 9:00pm starting October 4th in St. Michael's sacristy.
Please come join other women and encounter the love that God, the Father has for you.
This is a powerful Catholic study for the imperfect woman seeking holiness in an imperfect world. The 25 week study will include a video lecture by Johnnette Benkovic, host of the EWTN show, "The Abundant Life", and large and small group discussions.
Each Tuesday, we will meet two great women saints, receive wisdom from Holy Mother Church, unpack the life-changing wisdom of Holy Scripture, and discover how the Blessed Virgin Mary is an exemplar of discipleship and the pathway to her Son, Jesus Christ and the heart of the Father. Materials needed are"Full of Grace" book and the accompanying study guide. You can order your copies by calling 1-800-558-5452 or ordering online at If you have any questions, please call the facilitator, Kathy Dameron at 240-925-2157 or email at

St. Mary's Ryken invites you to our Fall Open House
on Monday, October 10th at 8:30am.
Join us for coffee with administrators, an admissions presentation, student-led campus tours and a Q & A session with SMR leadership.
To RSVP, visit
or contact the Admissions Office at 301-373-4183 or 301-373-4184.
St. Mary':s Ryken 5K and Blaine Whorl Family Fun Run
Saturday, October 22nd at 8:30am St. Mary's Ryken High School.
Join SMR for a day of fitness & fun for the whole family as it hosts its 5K and Blaine Whorl Family Fun Run!
The 3.1 mile course is USATF certified and registration is $25 until 10/1/16 and $30 after.
SMR Staff/Faculty/Student discounts available.
Kids 10 and under can register for a FREE 100 meter pumpkin dash.
T-shirts will be included with early registrations.
Music, refreshments, games and family fun will be a part of the day.
Awards will be given for top qualifiers.
Runners, walkers and sponsors can find all necessary information online at
Don't miss out!
Register today!!

St. John's School
Come on out for an evening of fun and fellowship!
St. John's School will be holding a Designer Purse & Basket Bingo on Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016
at the St. John's Monsignor Harris Center in Hollywood, MD.
Doors open at 6:00pm and Bingo starts at 7:00pm.
There will be 20 regular games, 6 specials, pull tabs, raffles, brown bag auction items, food, beer, wine and more!
A large selection of beautiful Designer Purses and Longaberger Baskets will be available to win.
Many local businesses have been generously giving gift certificates for door prizes.
Buy tickets online: http:/ / or contact Holly Daube at 757-619-9865

Knights of Columbus
The next Knights of Columbus chicken dinner will be on Sunday, November 13th from 11:30am-5:00pm.

Bingo will be held on Saturday, October 15th. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the first game will be called at 6:30pm.
--Voter’s Registration Drive--If you have changes in your name, address, party affiliation or a first time voter, please contact Charlie Tennyson at 301-872- 5498.

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.

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.

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