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Chicken Dinner Sunday February 8, 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)

Sunday Youth Group at IHM meets as usual today January 25 and next week, but will not meet February 8th due to Mount 2000 retreat.

Women of Faith Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, February 21st beginning at 8:30am at Café des Artistes in Leonardtown.
Our speaker, Peggy Menard, has a servant's heart and enjoys helping those in need! Come and hear the many facets of Peggy’s faith filled journey!
Contact Heavenly Presents at, to register.
Please register by Thursday, February 19th, the cost is only $15.

Annual Gathering of the Pastoral Musicians of Southern Maryland
Saturday, January 24th from 11:30am-2:30pm at the home of Ann Duchesne on Breton Bay.
The topic will be Sacraments & Song. 2015 marks the 11th year that Musicians of Southern Maryland have gathered at the Duchesne Home at the end of January.
This year we’ll consider the importance of music in the celebration of Sacraments and other liturgies, especially funerals.
Please call Ann at 301-475-6915 by January 19th to RSVP and for directions.
Lunch will be served.

Retreat for Separated & Divorced, Men & Women
A loving God always journeys with us. Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis both recognize that failed marriages are a fact of modern life, and they call upon the church to reach out pastorally to separated & divorced persons.
During this very special retreat weekend, Fr. Maury O’Connell will encourage participants to examine and speak about their hearts and their state of mind and we will listen for His voice.
You are invited to a Retreat for Separated & Divorced Men & Women at the Dominican Retreat House; Friday, January 30th & Sunday, February 1st.
Please call 703-356-4243 for further information and registration.

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.

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

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)
Ladies of Charity
We will be conducting our first Ladies of Charity meeting of 2015 on Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00pm in the Church Sacristy.
Please don't miss this exciting opportunity to discuss the upcoming 2015 events.
If you are interested in joining this group of lovely ladies please contact Kay Owens at 240-538-2772.

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

Youth Rally Mass before March for Life, January 22nd
There is still room on the early 5:30am bus and tickets available for the Rally Mass in the Verizon Center. This is open to families with children of all ages. Sixth-Eighth graders need not be accompanied by an adult. Contact Pat Mullan, Youth Minister:

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

Swing and Ballroom Dance--Saturday, January 17th at Little Flower School Gym.
Lessons are from 7:00pm-8:00pm and the dance from 8:00pm- 11:00pm.
A good faith donation is requested. There will be no 50/50 raffle.
For those interested in dressing up, the dance theme will be a winter ball.
Bring a snack to share. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Call 240-577-0153 or 301-645-8509 or email for more information.

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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