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Chicken Dinner Sunday September 11, 2016 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM K of C Hall

Kalnasy Concert Series Season 2016-17 Presents the Southern Maryland Community Gospel Choir
The first concert of the Kalnasy Concert Series for the 2016-17 season will be presented by the Southern Maryland Community Gospel Choir.
The concert will be held at St. Aloysius on Sunday, August 21, at 3:00 PM. The theme of this concert is "UNITY!"" The Director of the SMCGC is Mrs. Sherri Fenwick,
a professional musician, and a recent retiree from the St. Mary's County Public Schools,
where she taught music for 36 years.
The Gospel Choir consists of people from many different backgrounds and religions;
their mission if to "create harmony through diversity" and use music to bless and encourage people.
Admission is free and donations are always accepted.
For more information contact

Sunday TV Mass
Do you know someone who cannot get to Mass?
Since 1952, the Archdiocese of Washinton has produced a weekly televised Mass for those who are homebound, broadcast from 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.
For more information go to or call 301-853-4517.

Rhythm & Riches Event to benefit St. Michael's School
October 22nd at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds. The 'Rhythm' includes music from the bands "The Amish Outlaws" and "Robbie Boothe". 'Rhythm' tickets are $15 each.
The 'Riches' includes a raffle with cash prizes totaling $20,000. $50 per ticket for the raffle also includes entry for the 'Rhythm'.
Only 2500 'Riches' tickets will be sold.
Also available at the event is a Cornhole tournament, games of chance, food & craft vendors, and beer & wine.
For more info, visit the website or call 240-587-7111.
Buy a 'Riches' Ticket by August 31st and be entered into the $5,000 early bird drawing.

Fr. Andrew White holds a monthly drawing for $100.00. This is their only fundraiser. Tickets are $10 each or 11 for $100.
Purchase your tickets by November 1st to be sure you are in for all twelve months. Tickets will be sold after 8:15am Masses.
Contact Charlie Tennyson 301-872-5498.

Religious Education Faith Formation class
will begin on Sunday September 11th at St. Michael's School. Class times are from 9:15am-10:15am. All children in grades K-8 not attending Catholic School are required to attend the Religious Education Faith Formation classes. Registration will be available before class each Sunday beginning September 11th.
For more information contact Deacon Jim Dominic, email or call 301-342-9655.

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxilary
Sunday, September 18th,K & B Tours presents a trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, MD, as a fundraiser for the Auxilary.
The price is $50.00 per person but you get back $35.00.
The bus will be leaving Ridge Fire House at 8:00am and returning approximately 6:30pm.
For more information contact Lauren Fairfax at 301-904-9408.
Please leave a message and she will get back with you.

Enjoy Baseball While Supporting Our Priests!
On Sunday, August 28th, the DC Padres, a baseball team consisting entirely of Catholic priests and seminarians, will play their final game of the 2016 season at Prince George's Stadium (home of the Bowie Baysox).
This will be a game to remember! Bishop Holley will be there, and the Padres are ready to win.
The Padres face off against the Bishop McNamara Mustangs at about 5-5:30pm (shortly after the 2:00pm Baysox game ends). Check the DC Padres website at and Facebook page for updates and information, or call Mary at 240-565-1680 if you have questions.
Tickets are $8 each. Let’s fill the stadium in support of our priests and seminarians!

Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad is hosting a Brown bag Auction Saturday, August 27th.
Doors open at noon and auction begins a 2:00pm at Ridge Volunteer Firehouse.
Tickets are $1 a peace, 6 for $5, 14 for $10, or an arms length for $20.
Bring a non-perishable food item for St. Cecilia's Food Pantry and receive 5 free tickets (limit 1 per family).
The Ridge VFD Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Vendor Fair during the Auction.

Catechists for Faith Formation
St. Michael's Parish is in need of teachers for the Sunday morning faith formation classes.
Teachers for Kindergarten; 5th and 7th grades are especially desired.
Please consider giving an hour or so of your time each Sunday morning from 9:15am to 10:15am to hand down the Faith of our Church and the love of God to our children.
All volunteers are required to complete the Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Program.
Please contact the rectory or Deacon Jim ( 301- 342-9655 for more information.

Holy Angels Church will have a Seafood Dinner
on Sunday, September 11th from 11:30am-4:00pm.
carry outs-$25.00;
advance tickets- $25.00;
children 6-12-$8.00; and children 5 and under are free!
Bake sale, craft tables and a $1,500.00 Raffle, 1st prize $1000.00 and 2nd prize $500.00.

Volunteer & Change a Life at the St. Mary's County Fair.
Each year the Catholic parishes of St. Mary's County have a unique opportunity to spread the Good News of Christ and our Catholic Faith at the County Fair.
You have been called.
Would you prayerfully consider volunteering for a 2-hour shift at the Catholic Evangelization booth?
You don't need to be a television evangelist or a Catholic theologian to inspire others to know Christ. You can make a difference.
If interested, please see the following link on St. Aloysius' home page to sign up or contact Debra Vavrus at 240-317-5332;

Historic St. Mary's City
This August, for the first time in over 15 years the Maryland Dove, a recreated tall ship, is headed back to Baltimore.
The ship is an important exhibit presenting the story of the first colonists of Maryland and their journey to the New World and we are excited to once again share that exhibit with the public in Baltimore. Historic St. Mary's City will open the Dove to visitors and also host a gala on Pier One, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor (301 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202).
The Dove will be docked in the Inner Harbor, at Pier One, from Friday, August 19th to Monday, August 29th and open to the general public.
On the evening of August 25th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm the Gala will be held.
For additional information contact George Connelly at 240-895-4977 or We hope to see you, this August, on Baltimore's Inner Harbor!

Knights of Columbus
Next Knights of Columbus dinner will be on Sunday, September 11th from 11:30-5:00pm.

Bingo will be on Saturday, September 17th. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the first game will be called at 6:30pm.
Voter's Registration Drive If you have changes in your name, address, party affiliation or a first time voter, please contact Charlie Tennyson at 301-872- 5498

Ladies of Charity Events (click for more info)
New members are welcome!.
If you are interested in joining this group of lovely ladies please contact Kay Owens at 240-538-2772.

Baby Steps Walk for Life
Care-Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland will host this event at St. Mary's Ryken High School on Saturday, September 10th from 2:00pm-9:00pm.
A 5K timed track race at 2:30pm. Diaper Dash, Toddler Trott, Glow Run and much more.
Register at 6:00pm, begins at 7:00pm.
Fun for the whole family! For more info or to register go to:

St. Maria's Meals, Breakfast Distribution Program
Every Friday morning, volunteers serve a hot breakfast in the parking lot at the corner of University Boulevard and Piney Branch Road.
Volunteers set up the tables and tents, serve breakfast and help with clean up.
Catholic Charities is seeking committed groups of 5 to volunteer at different times throughout the year.
To sign-up, please visit:
Every Friday, 6:00am to 8:00am at 640 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring, MD.

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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