St. Michael's Catholic Church                     16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680
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The next Mass with Healing Prayers will be Monday January 22nd starting at 7:00pm
at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Lexington Park.
Confessions will begin at 6:30 pm. All are welcome!

Our Lady Star of the Sea Hosting it's annual dinner theater on January 26th & 27th and February 2nd & 3rd.
The show is title "Alibis", it is a mystery-comedy spoof.
Tickets are $40 per person which includes the show and a wonderful buffet catered by Thompson Seafood of St. Mary's County.
The play will be held in the Providence Room at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, on Solomons Island, MD.
For reservations call 410-326-8272.
Doors open 6:00pm.

"GIFT: Life in the Spirit"
Are you interested in learning how to more fully live out your faith in your daily life?
This is a six-session series aimed to help people of all ages to encounter the Holy Spirit and empower them to share their faith. Mark your calendars now: St. Michael's School gym, Wednesdays during Lent, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
The cost is $10 (includes all 6 dinners and materials).
To register, call 240-587-1248 or email us at discoverchristinRidge@gmail.com. Testimonies from local Catholics who have participated in the GIFT: The Holy Spirit has led me to a deeper understanding of my Catholic faith and given me a closer relationship with God. I know that the Holy Spirit works through me and with me every day to lead me on God’s path in my life. Another one: My daily prayers are more important and more meaningful.

Theology Over Dinner
Please join us Thursday, January 25th at CAMP MARIA RETREAT CENTER.
Dinner will be served at 6:00pm, talk begins at 7:00pm. This month's talk is entitled "Change your Life this Lent".
Fr. Larry Swink, Pastor at Sacred Heart Church in La Plata will be our guest speaker.
All are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, or a suggestion for a speaker or topic,
please contact Doug Powell at theologyod@gmail.com.

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 www.saintaloysiuschurch.org

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!

Youth Group Schedule
Please contact Greg DeStefano, Youth Minister at youth@ihmrcc.org 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.
High School Youth Group
March 1st-4th, Timberline Ski Resort in Davis, WV.
Join us for a fun filled excursion to the mountains of West Virginia. We will embrace the winter with all sorts of fun activities. There will also be daily Mass and Adoration.
$50 covers lodging, food, and transportation. There are additional fees, contact Peter Farrell at 913-426- 4074 or peter@ihmrcc.org for more information.
Reserve your space now! Space is limited.
Payments are to be made in full by February 22nd.

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 paxcatholicstmarys@gmail.com
or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PaxCatholic/!

Knights of Columbus
The next chicken dinner will be Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 11:30am-5:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
Next Bingo is Saturday, January 20th. Doors open at 5:30pm and games start at 6:30pm. Jackpot is $5,000!

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
Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)

New members are welcome!.
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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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