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Chicken Dinner Sunday January 11, 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. (Sometimes with our own Deacon Jim Dominic)

Senior Citizens' Christmas Dinner sponsored by the Ladies of Charity will be on
Thursday, December 4th at 5:30pm.
Help is needed on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at 10:00am and at 5:30pm and on Thursday, Dec. 4th at 9:00am.

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!

Meet Mary at the Women's Museum--The Virgin Mary has been one of the most iconic and popular subjects in Western art for millennia.
More than 60 stunning depictions of Mary will be housed temporary at Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Women in the Arts.
The exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea shows the many aspects of Mary.
This exhibition will be on view from December 5, 2014 through April 12, 2015. For more information, go to

Advent Package--After each mass throughout the month of November, Advent wreaths, candles and calendars will be on sale for $10 a set in the sacristy.
This is a special way to celebrate the season of Advent.

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Tree Lighting will be on Friday, December 5th.
Come out and bring the family for an evening of fun.

Christmas on the Square and Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, November 28th from 5:00pm-9:00pm on the Leonardtown Square.
Music, entertainment, sleigh rides, live nativity and Santa's arrival!
(Raindate: Saturday, November 29th, to consist of the Tree Lighting only at 7:00pm).

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)
The Ladies of Charity conducted a bake sale for the SMS Cash Bash and was able to raise $320 in support of the upcoming Senior Christmas Dinner.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th at 7:00pm in the Church Sacristy. The meeting date changed due to a school event.
Teresa Wood has made a BEAUTIFUL quilt which is being raffled off. Tickets are now being sold for $1 each or 6 for $5. Please contact Carolyn Wood at 301-872-5482 if you would like to purchase tickets.
The drawing will take place during the Fall Festival on Sunday, November 23rd.
The Ladies Day of Prayer is scheduled for Monday, December 1st.
The Senior Christmas Dinner will be held on Thursday, December 4th.
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

Weekend Retreat for People Facing Serious Illness:
A special retreat planned for men and women facing serious physical illness will be held at the Dominican Retreat House in Mclean, Virginia on Dec 12-14, 2014.
A team of doctors, nurses, priests, sisters and helpers will be present around the clock. Scheduling allows plenty of time for rest and reflection.
This retreat is offered free of charge. It is a non-smoking weekend.
Registration closes Dec 2, 2014.
If you are interested in attending please call the Dominican Retreat House at 703 356-4243 or Doug Sebek at 703 477-5681.

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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