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Chicken Dinner Sunday August 10, 2014 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM K of C Hall


Special Rosary and Mass on Our Lady of Sorrows,
Monday, Sept. 15th.
On this feast day the cemetaries of the Archdiocese of Washington join the Church in offering the companionship of the Blessed Mother to those who are mourning the loss of their loved ones. This year, we will also offer special thanks and recognition to the lay men and women and the religious in parish life who are involved in funeral planning, St. Joseph of Arimathea and St. Martha ministries, and bereavement counselors in both parish and professional settings. 9:00am Mass at Resurrection cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD, 301-868-5141 and 5:00pm at St. Mary's Queen of Peace Cemetary, 38888 Dr. Johnson Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 301-475- 5005. For more information about these events please call 301-871-1300 or visit www.ccaw.org.

Swing and Ballroom Dance--
Saturday, Aug. 16th and September 20th. Lesson will be from 7:00pm- 8:00pm and dance from 8:00pm-11:00pm at St. Johns Catholic Church, Msgr. Harris Center, Hollywood, MD. Adults $8.00 single, $15 couples.
Students and Seniors are $5.00 per person.
Please bring a snack to share.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. E-mail somdballroom@gmail.com or call 240-577-0153 or 301-645-8509 for more information.

A Lifeline for Marriage--Retrouvaille (French for Rediscovery and pronounced Re-tro-vi)helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It is designed to provide the tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. This program has helped tens of thousands of couples experiencing marital difficulty at all levels, including disillusionment and deep misery.
Our next weekend is September 19th-21st. All calls and inquires are confidential. To register or obtain more information visit our website at: www.HelpOurMarriage.com, call 443-400-7017 or e-mail: retroconnor@yahoo.com.

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 paxcatholicstmarys@gmail.com.for information or www.facebook.com/PaxCatholic .

47th Annual Blessing of the Fleet
Saturday, Oct. 4th from noon -10:00pm and Sunday, Oct. 5th from 10:00am-5:00pm.
A Roman Catholic Mass will be said on St. Clement's Island, site of Maryland's first landing, on Sunday at 1:30pm. Blessing of the boats will take place after the Mass. The Celebrant will be Father Charles Cortinovis, Pastor of Holy Angels Church and Sacred Heart Church. Contact Robert Steele Pogue at 301-481-2801 or rspogue@aol.com. Buy tickets ($10.00) on line and save at www.blessingof the fleetmd.com.

Religious Education Program (CCD) is in need of 4th and 5th grade teachers for the upcoming year.
If interested, please contact Susan Cassidy at 240-298-1954. Please call Susan if you are registering for the first time.

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: www.ydisciple.org/content/about

22nd International Week of Prayer and Fasting-
September 20th-28th.
Join us for the free kickoff event Eucharistic Prayer Vigil on Saturday, September 20th. Speakers, confessions global living rosary and Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, D.C. 20017.
For more information or to register, please call 888-478-7729 or 703-707-0799 or go online www.iwopf.org.

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.


3rdAnnual Cow Pie Bingo--a free community event sponsored by the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary.
October 11th rain or shine, from noon -4:00pm.
Cows released at 2:00pm. This event takes place at Flat Iron Farm, 45480 Highway to Heaven Lane, Great Mills, MD 20634.
Cow Pie Tickets are $10.00 each.
There will be a car show, petting zoo, food will be available and Flat Iron Farms shops will be open.
For tickets, rules, and more information visit our website at http://www.rvscowbingo.org or call 301-872-5764.

RCIA classes for St. Michael's, St. Peter and St. Cecilia parishes will be held at St. Michael's beginning on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00amnoon in the sacristy.
All those who are interested in becoming a catholic, those who are catholics but never confirmed and catholics who are interested in learning more about their faith are welcome.
The class will be every Saturday until Easter.
Please contact St. Michael's rectory at 301-872-4321.

The Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding a Schwan's Truckload Fundraiser on the second Saturday of each month at the Fire House located at 13820 Point Lookout Road, Ridge, MD 20680. Schwan's will be available between 10am and 2pm to fill orders. To guarantee the availability of the items, pre-orders may be made on their website at http://www.schwansfundraising.com/orderForm.aspx using Event ID 39903, Ridge VFD Auxiliary, Ridge, MD 20680. Catalogs may also be requested via their website. See you there. Contact 301-872-5671 for additional information.

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.

St. Michael's Choir is looking for a keyboard player or organist, as well as new choir members. Choir practice is on Thursday at 6:30pm. Please contact the rectory at (301)872-4321 if you can possibly join us.
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