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Chicken Dinner Sunday April 12, 2015 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM K of C Hall

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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)

Bus trip sponsored by St. Cecilia's to see the "Miracle of Christmas"
at the Sight and Sound Theater in Pennsylvania on November 19th.
$105 per person includes bus trip, lunch and the theater reservation.
The bus will leave Wildwood parking lot at 8:00am and return by 8:00pm.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Please call Bernie Goldsborough at 301-737-1315 asap to reserve your seat.
We have to get reservations in early to get good seats. Call now.

Holy Angels Church, Avenue, MD Seaford Dinner,
Sunday, March 29th from 11:30am-4:00pm.
Prices: Adults, $26; Carry Outs, $24; Advance Tickets, $24; Children 6-12 years, $8; and Children 5 and under are Free.
Be sure to check out our bake sale and craft tables!
For more information or to purchase tickets in advance call 301-769-3332.

Spring Craft Fair
--Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall,
Sunday, March 29th from 10:00am - 3:00pm.
Refreshments prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary will be for sale during the Craft Fair.
For more information please contact Leone Gatton at 301- 373-2221 or

The 61st U.S. National Pilgrimage to Lourdes
June 28th - July 7th. Accompanied by a medical staff, clergy and volunteers to assist the needs of the pilgrims.
For details, contact Fr. Joseph Allen, O.P., email: or the Lourdes Pilgrmage office at 1-877-276-7279 or email:, Website:
The dealine for reservations is March 25th.

Outdoor Stations of the Cross

--The Way of the Cross at St. Mary's Queen of Peace Cemetery, Helen, MD.
The devotional will begin 12:00pm on Good Friday, April 3rd and all are welcome to participate.
For more information or directions, please call the Catholic Cemeteries Southern MD Regional office at 301-475-5005 or 301-932-1766 or email at

Via Christi Youth Group--There will not be youth group Easter Sunday afternoon.
Celebrate His Resurrection with your family!
Holy Thursday , April 2nd we will have our traditional Church visits after the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
Our first stop will be St. Michael’s Parish in Ridge.
Carpooling available from either St. Cecilia or Immaculate Heart of Mary following Mass (about 8:30pm).
Pickup about 11:30 from IHM. More drivers wanted. Contact Pat Mullan: or 240-682-2929.

Via Christi Youth Group Upcoming Events
Next 2nd Friday event: March 13th. Southern Maryland Youth Day:
March 14th.
Open to 6th-8th grades.
Cost is $25.
High school volunteers wanted.
Dodgeball Tournament with LifeTeen Mass: March 15th, 6:00pm - 9:30pm. St. Elizabeth, Rockville, MD.
Open to 9th-12th grades. Cost is $10

2015 Annual Jubilarian Mass
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate the annual Jubilarian Mass honoring couples married 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 51+ years on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 2:00pm at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
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 13th.

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

Hospice of St. Mary's Camp Sunrise
June 5th- 7th, helping children cope with death and grief.
June 5th is the meet and greet dinner and summer camp is June 6th & 7th.
Call to register 301-994-3078. Children ages 6-17.

Camp Maria Retreat Center in South Leonardtown (Medley’s Neck) is accepting applications for seasonal help.
We are looking for DEPENDABLE cooks, dining hall assistants, and cleaning crew.
All positions INCLUDE working weekends, serving between 40 – 160 people between the hours of 6:30am start and 8:00pm finish in shifts.
This may be ideal for school cafeteria worker. Please send resume with references to
MeMe Stauffer,
Camp Maria Retreat Center,
41290 Camp Maria Road,
Leonardtown, MD 20650 or email to

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)
Ladies of Charity
The next Ladies of Charity meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00pm in the sacristy.
If you are interested in joining this group of lovely ladies please contact Kay Owens at 240-538-2772.
Come participate in our annual Church Spring Cleaning event on Saturday, March 14th from 9:00am -12:00pm.
Supplies will be provided.

St. Aloysius, Leonardtown
--Please join us for Mass as we will have ASL Interpretation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at
5:00pm on the following dates: February 7th & 28th, March 28th, and April 25th.

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

Sunday Campus Mass returnsJanuary 18th at 7:30pm in St. Mary's College Cole Cinema (lower level of the Campus Center past the mailboxes).

The Restorers of Mount Carmel are sponsoring a mini-retreat on Saturday, February 28th at Mount Carmel, 5678 Mount Carmel Road, LaPlata, MD.
The retreat will begin with mass at 8:00am and will end by 3:00pm.
Cost is $30 per person and includes Mass, several talks, quiet time, confessions, rosary, benediction/exposition, continental breakfast snacks, beverages, boxed lunch, and some hand outs.
Father Savatore Sciruba, OCD, is the retreat master and the theme will be "The Carmelite Approach to Spirituality".
Please call Peggy Goldsmith at 301-645-5564 to make a reservation and get lunch choices.
Make check payable to Peggy Goldsmith and send it to Peggy at 3885 Renner Rd., Waldorf, MD 20602.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor their annual stuffed ham and fried oyster dinner
on Saturday, March 7th, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Hollywood Fire House.
The Cost will be $25.00 for adults, children 4-12 years of age $7.00 and children 3 and under are Free.
The dinner will be served buffet style.
Carry out will be available $25.00 each.

Discover the historic beauty and rich faith of our Catholic heritage
this Fall, Sept. 29th-Oct. 8th, with a tour of English cathedrals.
Enjoy an unforgettable exploration of pre-Reformation Catholic England in Canterbury and Wells, Oxford and London and other scenic cities.
Travel with Capuchin Father Francis Russo. $4699 per person.
For more information, contact: 202-529-2188. Email:

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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