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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 adw.org/tvmass or call 301-853-4517.

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

The Southern Maryland Community Gospel Choir
10th Anniversary Concert on August 20th at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Leonardtown at 3:00pm. Free.

Altar Server Training
On Saturday, August 26th, there will be altar server training at 10:00am in the sacristy.
Anyone interested in becoming a server or would like a refresher course please plan to attend.

Religious Education-
There will be a meeting for the religious education catechists on Sunday, August 27th from 9:15am - 10:15am at St. Michael's Church.
All returning catechists and all those interested in participating in teaching Religious Education Faith Formation are encouraged to attend.
Children attending public schools in grades K-8 are required to attend religious education classes.
Classes will begin on Sunday morning September 10th at St. Michael's School from 9:15am to 10:15am.
For more information call the rectory or contact Deacon Jim at james.dominic1957@gmail.com.

Volunteers needed at the Catholic Evangelization Booth, St. Mary's County Fair!
Thursday, September 21st-Sunday, September 24th.
Sign up online for a 2-hour commitment at http://www.saintaloysiuschurch.org/countyfair. Volunteers are highly encouraged to attend a training session on Thursday, September 14th at 6:30pm at Father Andrew White School Gym. A light summer will be provided.

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.

Religious Education
There will be a meeting for the religious education catechists on Sunday, August 27th from 9:15am - 10:15am at St. Michael's Church.
All returning catechists and all those interested in participating in teaching Religious Education Faith Formation are encouraged to attend.
Contact Deacon Jim for more information. James.dominic1957@gmail.com.

St. George 2017 Annual Crab Cake Dinner
will be on Sunday, August 20th from noon-5:00pm. Crab Cakes, fried chicken, baked ham and all the trimmings. There will be baked goods, raffles, and a White Elephant table.
The cost will be $26 Adults; $10 children 6-12 years; and free for children under 6 years. All carry-outs are $26.
This is a fundraising event for St. George Catholic Church, part of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal, 100th Anniversary
Parishes throughout St. Mary's County are in the midst of preparations to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal.
The commemoration will include a Do-It-Yourself retreat book entitled 33 Days to Morning Glory, small group studies throughout the County, all leading up to a Mass, procession, and consecration to Jesus through Mary on October 13th.
If you are interested in leading a small group or volunteering in some way with this effort, please attend a planning meeting on Sunday, August 13th at 7:00pm at St. Aloysius Church.

Forget-Me-Not Brunch and Silent Auction
Sunday,August 13th from 10:00am-1:00pm at Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown, MD.
Antique Car Show from 9:00am-2:00pm. The fundraiser brunch will be held by the Care Blairs team for Southern Maryland Walk to End Alzheimer's.
The brunch will also feature a 50/50 raffle. Donation $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Car show entrance fee is $25 which includes brunch. This event is being held in memory of Matt Blair, as well as all of those who have fought Alzheimer's Disease.
RSVP to Susan at 240- 298-3122 or alzbrunch@gmail.com.

New Choir Members Needed the choir is looking for new members. Anyone from middle school age and older. Practice is on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm and sing at 10:30am Sunday mass.

The Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be having an All You Can Eat Breakfast on Sunday, August 27th from 8:30am-11:00am at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
$10 per person.

Camp Maria introduces Family Fellowship Swim Evenings!
The available July dates are the 12th, 18th, 19th and every Tuesday and Wednesday evening in August.
The times for these events is 4:00pm – 8:00pm, weather permitting.
Check in at the Dining Lodge when you arrive.
Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for kids.
Refreshments available for purchase. Certified Lifeguard on Duty.
Contact Theresa at admin@campmaria.org .com to reserve your spot.
Walk-ins are welcome.
Questions: contact Ann at director@campmaria.org.
We are located at 41290 Camp Maria Rd. Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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.

PAXCatholic is a regional young adult ministry.
Theology on Tap
Come join your friends from PAXCatholic at Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown on Wednesday, August 9.
Happy Hour starts at 6pm. This month's speaker will be Eve Tushnet,
well-known Catholic blogger and author of Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, and Living My Faith.
Eve will be speaking about her conversion to Catholicism and her experiences and challenges living as a faithful Catholic with same-sex attraction.!
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, September 10th from 11:30am-5:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
The next Bingo will be held on Saturday, September.

Doors will open at 5:30pm and the first game will be called at 6:30pm
The next Bingo will be held on Saturday, September 16th 16th.
Doors will open at 5:30pm.
Quarter Auction on Sunday, August 20th to benefit Special Olympics of St. Mary's County.
Doors will open at noon and auction will begin at 1:00pm.
Paddles are $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00. Come out to support Special Olympics of St. Mary’s County!
Brown Bag Auction
The first Brown Bag Auction will be on Saturday, August 19th. Doors open after the 5:00pm Mass and the first drawing will take place at 6:30pm. Come out and support our school and join the fun!

Back to School Night
Friday, August 18th from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Please be generous in this week's second collection for Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
In the United states, one in six people lives in poverty.
With this collection you support programs that address the causes of poverty and provide a sustainable future for those who are struggling across the country.
In addition, 25 percent of funds collected remains in our diocese to fund local anti-proverty projects.
Please prayerfully consider how you can support this collection and work on the margins.
More informatin about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development can be found at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection. 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!

Knights of Columbus will hold a Quarter Auction on Sunday, August 20th to benefit Special Olympics of St. Mary’s County.
Doors will open at noon and auction will begin at 1:00pm.
Paddles are $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00.
Come out to support Special Olympics of St. Mary's County!

Women's Study
Tuesday evenings 7:00pm- 9:00pm starting October 4th in St. Michael's sacristy.
Please come join other women and encounter the love that God, the Father has for you.
This is a powerful Catholic study for the imperfect woman seeking holiness in an imperfect world. The 25 week study will include a video lecture by Johnnette Benkovic, host of the EWTN show, "The Abundant Life", and large and small group discussions.
Each Tuesday, we will meet two great women saints, receive wisdom from Holy Mother Church, unpack the life-changing wisdom of Holy Scripture, and discover how the Blessed Virgin Mary is an exemplar of discipleship and the pathway to her Son, Jesus Christ and the heart of the Father. Materials needed are"Full of Grace" book and the accompanying study guide. You can order your copies by calling 1-800-558-5452 or ordering online at www.womenofgrace.com. If you have any questions, please call the facilitator, Kathy Dameron at 240-925-2157 or email at damerons7@md.metrocast.net.

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

Pilgrimage to Italy--November 6-16, 2017.
Visiting Venice, Schio, Padua, Florence, Assisi, Orvieto, Rome and Papal Audience.
Hosted by Msgr. Charles Pope and Fr. Aaron Qureshi.
For additional information contact Ms. Debbie Vanzego at dvanzego@cohenmilstein.com or 202-408-4641.

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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