St. Michael's Catholic Church                     16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680
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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.

Christmas Mass Schedule
December 24th at 6:00pm and 10:00 pm
December 25th at10:30am New Year's Day Mass January 1st 9:00am

Kalnasy Concert Series - 2017/18 Season
The 3rd season of the Kalnasy Concert Series opens with the Southern Maryland Community Gospel Choir.
Their concert is Sunday, August 20, at 3:00 at St. Aloysius in Leonardtown.
The SMCGC is under the direction of Mrs. Sherri Fenwick. The theme for this energy-filled concert is, "I Feel the Spirit."
Admission is free. Donations are accepted.
All Kalnasy Concert Series events are free and open to individuals and families of all religious denominations and abilities.
Future concerts:
February 17, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
MTASM Marathon Recital Day (Youth musicians)
March 11, 2018 3:00 PM
Father David Beaubien in concert with the St. Aloysius Handbell Ensemble
The Kalnasy Concert Series is a faith-based music program grown from one woman's love for music and ministry.
The Series, supported by St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Kalnasy family members, and others in the SOMD Community is coordinated by Georgia Harvey, a former music director, local organist, pianist and teacher.
For more information about the the Kalnasy Concert Series,
visit St. Aloysius Catholic Church on line at

eGiving with Faith Direct--We are introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and second collections: Faith Direct.
Faith Direct enables parishioners to make contributions through either direct debit from your checking/ savings account or through your credit/debit card.
Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket.
Please join me in Enrolling here donate.html to enroll sec urely online. Our parish code is MD862. MASS WITH ASL INTERPRETATION FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
at 5:00 pm at St. Aloysius Church in Leonardtown on the fourth Saturday of every month.

Queen of Hearts
Every Friday night at the American Legion in Ridge.
Tickets will be on sale from 4:00pm- 7:00pm and food will be available starting at 5:00pm.
Drawing at 7:00pm.
Come out and support St. Michael's School for a fun night of chance!

Angel Tree
There are families in our community who need assistance in providing a Merry Christmas for their children.
This year, we will have an angel tree with gift tags available at all masses from now through Sunday, December 17th.
Each tag lists the child's gender, age and sizes along with one or two items they have asked for Christmas.
Please return the angel tag you have chosen attached to your wrapped gift so it makes it to the correct child.
Please do not send cash, or gift cards.
All gifts can be returned to church and placed under the tree, or they can be dropped during school hours at school

Youth Group Schedule
Please contact Greg DeStefano, Youth Minister at for more information, especially if you are a first-time participant.
Middle School Youth Group is Tuesdays from 6:00pm- 7;30pm at IHM.
High School Youth Group is every Friday from 7:00pm-9:00pm at St. Cecilia's
Second Friday combined Middle School and High School event, usually 5:30pm each second Friday of the month.
Summer Youth Group Events: Please stay tuned for upcoming events for the Summer 2017.

Youth Christmas Caroling
Join the Via Christi Youth Group in spreading some Christmas cheer to the residents of the Victory Woods Retirement Community.
We will be meeting at Victory Woods on December 17th at 5:00 pm, which will be followed by more caroling and a Christmas Party in Leonardtown.
All those grades 5-12 are encouraged to come!
Please bring cookies or anot her Christmas treat to share!
For more information contact Peter Farrell at 240-317-7065 or

Daughters of St. Regis, a women's ministry group of St. John's Parish, will be hosting an Advent Evening of Reflection for Women on Thursday, Dec. 21st from 6:30pm-8:30pm at St. John's in Hollywood.
Participants can choose to follow a video-guided mini-retreat or simply enjoy some precious time of quiet prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Priests will also be available to hear confessions.
All women and teen daughters are welcome to participate, and moms are welcome to bring nursing infants.
For more information, please call the parish office at (301) 373-2281 or email Lacy at

PAXCatholic is a local ministry serving young adults in their 20s and 30s in St. Mary's and Calvert Counties. For more information about Theology on Tap or to find out how you can help PAXCatholic in their mission,
please email
or visit our Facebook page at!

Knights of Columbus
The next chicken dinner will be Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 11:30am-5:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
The next Bingo will be held on Saturday, September.

Doors will open at 5:30pm and the first game will be called at 6:30pm
The next Bingo will be held on Saturday, September 16th 16th.
Doors will open at 5:30pm.

Queen of Hearts
Beginning Friday, August 18th from 5:00-7:00pm at the American Legion in Ridge,. Food will be available.
Come out and support St. Michael's School for a fun night of chance!

Prayer is powerful
Copies of the Prayer for Priests and the Prayer for Our Nation will be in the gray folder at the back of church as you exit.
Please take one home to pray with family during the week.
Make your own copies to share.

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)

New members are welcome!.
Next MeetingTuesday Sept. 26, 7 PM in the sacristy.
If you are interested in joining this group of lovely ladies please contact Kay Owens at 240-538-2772.
St. Michael's Ladies of Charity invite you to join them at their annual Ladies Day of Prayer on Monday, November 27th at Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The day begins at 9:15am with coffee and donuts.
Bring a brown bag lunch, drinks and desserts provided. Mass celebrated at noon, Rosary prayed and confessions available. Adjoin at 2:30pm.
Quilt Raffle will benefit St. Michael's Ladies of Charity- Senior Christmas Party.
Drawing will be on December 7th at the dinner.
Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.00.
Contact Caroline Wood 301-872-8482.

There will be a Southern Maryland Mass with Healing Prayers on November 20th at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Confessions will start at 6:30pm and the Mass will begin at 7:00pm.
All are welcome, hope to see you there!

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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