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Chicken Dinner Sunday November 9, 2014 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM K of C Hall

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish will be having Masses with Healing Prayers
on Tuesday, Oct. 14th ; Monday, Nov.10th; and Thursday, Dec. 11th at 7:00pm.
Confessions will be available throughout the evening beginning at 6:30pm.
Contact Catherine at for more information.

4th ANNUAL CASH BASH--Get your tickets now!
St. Michael's School has teamed with Our Lady Star of the Sea School for the Cash Bash to be held on October 25th at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.
There are 60 prizes ranging from $1,000 to $30,000.
Tickets are $75 each, buy three and get one free.
Tickets purchased during September are eligible for an addition $1000 drawing.
Tickets are available at the school, rectory, online at and designated locations throughout the counties. No need to be present to win and you can win multiple times.

2014 Loyola Men Retreat--St. Mary's County Men Retreat
begins on Friday evening, Oct. 24th at Loyola on the Potomac--a Jesuit Retreat House in Faulkner, MD. This year's retreat theme is: "Behold the Face of God".
To reserve your space, contact Captain Charles Tennyson at 301-872-5498.
The retreat fee for the weekend is $235.00 ($185.00 for first timers and/or young adults 30 and under.)
Give a weekend to God -- "Come Away and Rest Awhile".

Patuxent Presbyterian Church proudly presents the 2014 Patuxent Choral Festival
on Saturday, October 25th.
We are honored to have renowned choral composer Mary McDonald, who will lead a massed choir of community singers in a daylong (10:00am-4:00pm) rehearsal. The event will culminate in a 7:00pm evening concert in which the choir will sing some of the songs learned during the festival. Interested singers can check online at for more information and a registration form. If you have questions, please contact either the Patuxent Presbyterian office (301-863-2033, or or e-mail . You can
also check out the Patuxent Choral Festival on Facebook.
The cost of the event is $30, which includes a music packet, lunch and dinner.!
Call Bread of Life Center for Peace or Heavenly Presents for more information at: 301-475-9770.

Camp Maria Retreat Center is offering a CCAR Recovery Coach Academy Retreat
for anyone interested in gaining understanding and tools needed to support individuals who are not yet in recovery and those in recovery from alcohol/drug addiction.
The retreat is offered on Monday Oct. 20th through Thursday Oct.23rd. Information obtained from this retreat is invaluable for those working in pastoral ministry and anyone interested in helping families and individuals. The training also especially welcomes individuals in recovery. For more information, please contact Ann Kovalcik 301 475-8330 or

Historic St. Mary's City Madrigal Dinners will take place on Dec. 5th, 6th & 7th and December 12th & 13th.
Herald the start of the holiday season with feasting, fire light, friends, and beautiful music at a colonial Madrigal Dinner.
HSMC will host the 43rd annual series of celebrations in the State House of 1676.
Enjoy delectable fare from Expressions of St. Mary's. Following wassail and appetizers, the meal will feature stuffed chicken breast, pork tenderloin and oysters.
Admission is $85 for the general public ($80 current Friends Members).
Reservations are required and open to the general public on Oct. 10th (Oct. 8th for Friends Members).
Contact Muffin at 240-895-4991 or to insure your place at the feast!

Immaculate Heart of Mary Fall Dinner
Nov. 2nd from noon to 5:00pm in the Parish Hall.
The menu includes: MD stuffed ham, fried oysters, fried chicken, parsley potatoes, pickled beets, candied sweet potatoes, rolls/butter, warm cider and a dessert table.
Cost is $23.00 and children 12 and under $10.00.

Theology on Tap begins on Wednesday, Sept. 24th.
Young adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to attend. The young adult speaker series takes place at DB McMillan’s in California, MD. The series will run six consecutive Wednesdays with happy hour from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and speakers from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
The first speaker is Fr. Rick Kramer, Director of the Office for Family Life, Archdiocese of Washington. You can e-mail information or .

Disciple Youth Bible Study starting up need teens and adult facilitators! The Augustine Institute has put together an exemplary program called Disciple for the formation of high school students. Part bible study-part apologetics class- part prayer support-part peer fellowship, this program uses online videos to spark discussion in gender specific small groups of 5-6 teens. The program meets at a host's home during the week. We have many groups forming all over the county and are interested in recruiting more participants. There is also a need for young adults or parents who might be willing to be trained as a facilitator or serve as a host family.
For more information please call Patrick Mullan, 240-682-2929.
You can also check out their website for more information & a short introductory video:

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)
Ladies of Charity will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00pm in the sacristy. All are welcome to attend.
Anyone interested in joining Ladies of Charity is invited to attend.

Proximo Travel--Travel with Fr. Peter Giovanoni on a Holy Land trip. We will be traveling to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Via Crucis, Last Supper, Gethsemane, Dormition, Nativity Church, Capernaum.
The dates are April 8-18, 2015. Cost is $3,999.00 airfare and all-included.
To register, please contact 855-842-8001 or 508-340-9370. You can register online 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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