Chicken Dinner Sunday June 12, 2016 11:30 AM to
5:00 PM K of C Hall
Memorial Day at Catholic Cemeteries
this Year of Mercy, "we are called to remember
everyone, even those who no one remembers," says
Pope Francis. "We remember those who sacrificed
their lives to serve others. We especially entrust to
the Lord, those who have left us during the past
On Memorial Day, come offer a spiritual work
of mercy and pray in loving memory of family,
friends, and fellow citizens who have given their
lives for our freedom and now experience their
destiny in the love of Christ.
Special outdoor Masses
will be held at 10:00am on Monday, May 30th on
the sacred ground of the Catholic cemeteries of
the Archdiocese of Washington, including:
Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD,
St. Mary's Queen of Peace Cemetery,
38888 Dr. Johnson Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Share Mercy with People in Need
Charities, the social service arm of the Church,
welcomes you, the Church, to share mercy by
serving people in need. Come make a difference
in someone's life and your own! Sign up for a onetime
event or make a bigger commitment: be a
mentor to someone returning from prison,
welcome people arriving at a shelter for the night,
or help provide 1,000 people with dental care at
the Southern Maryland Mission of Mercy (clinical and
general volunteers needed for this event July 28-30
Get information and get started by
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
The Mass airs every Sunday at
10:30am on WDCW-50.
For more information go
or call 301-853-4517.
Camp St. Charles
Boys and Girls Catholic Overnight
Fully accredited with
the American Camp Association and certified by
the State of Maryland, Camp St. Charles has been
run by the Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers and Lay
Salvatorians for over 60 years.
For more information
and directions see our web site:
or call us at 301-934-8799.
Holy Hour for Vocations
will be held here on
Saturday, June 4th from 10:00am-11:00am as our
men are preparing for ordination to the diaconate
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
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.
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
. We hope to see you,
this August, on Baltimore's Inner Harbor!
Ridge Lions Club will host a "Pitch Card Party"
to help those less fortunate in our community. There
will be three scheduled events with the first one on
Friday, June 3rd at the Knights of Columbus Hall in
Ridge. Doors open at 6:30pm and games begin at
7:30pm. Entrance fee is $5.00 per person. Beginners
are welcome! Food available, door prizes and 50/
50 raffle. For more information contact Bobbie Bell
at 301-872-5114 or Terri Kaftan at 240-538-2818. Visit
the website www.facebook.com/RidgeLions/Club
Annual Memorial Day Mass-
The 40th Memorial
Day Mass at the St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Cemetery
will be held on Monday, May 30th at 10:00am.
We are pleased to announce that Rev. David W.
Beaubien, pastor of St. Aloysius Church in
Leonardtown, will be our main celebrant. Mass is
offered each year at this time for the deceased
members of the parishes of St. Mary’s, Charles,
Calvert and Prince George’s Counties and especially
for those who have passed away during the
past year. Commemorative reading of the faithful
departed will begin at 9:30am. The cemetery is located
in Helen, MD on Doctor Johnson Road adjacent
to the Mother Catherine Spalding School (Rt.
238). An enclosable tent will be erected for
everyone's comfort so the Mass will be held rain or
For additional information please call 301-
475-5005 or 301-932-1766.
Summer Knights, St. Mary's Ryken Summer
offer academic, enrichment and athletic
camps for students in grades 5-12.
SMR camps are
taught by professional coaches and faculty, are
offered from 8:30am-3:00pm and are located on a
beautiful, waterfront campus.
transportation are available.
Ask about discounts
for multiple camps.
Discover the Summer Knights
more and register today!
Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30th
at the American Legion Home, Rt. 5 in Ridge, at
11:00am. Public invited. Bikers invited to join the
"Ridge Rumble for Vets" arrive at Ridge Fire Department
parking lot at 10:15am. At 10:50am bikers
will rumble down Rt. 5 past the American Legion
to honor our deceased veterans.
2016 Annual Jubilarian Mass
The annual Jubilarian Celebration of marriage honoring couples
married 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 51 plus years will be held
Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 2:00pm at the Basilica of the National
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will preside at the Mass.
Please call the parish office or use the sign up forms in the
back of Church to register.
Names of jubilarians need to be turned in to the parish office by
Monday, April 11
Knights of Columbus
Our Next chicken dinner is Sunday, June 12 from noon - 5:00pm.
for more info contact Grand Knight, Chris Hill 410- 610-9032.
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.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
--June 23rd thru July 2nd.
The total package cost is $3,485.00. Hosted by Fr. Timothy Baer,
Pastor of St. Mary's of Piscataway. For more information please
contact May Oteyza at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/volunteer/st-marias-meals
Every Friday, 6:00am to 8:00am at 640 University Blvd. East,
Silver Spring, MD.
Youth Group New Schedule
Middle School Youth Group is Tuesdays, 5:30pm-7:00pm at IHM;
High School Youth Group is every other Saturday, 7:00pm-9:00pm at
St. Cecilia's (starting Sep. 26th) - full calendar
forthcoming; Discussion Group for High School
(Politics/Philosophy) is Wednesdays, 7:00pm- 9:00pm at St.
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.
A deposit of $375.00
is due to reserve your spot. For more information, pleasecontact
Mrs. Joan Stevens at email@example.com.
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.
is now stocked with First Communion and
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
Heavenly Presents is a store ministry of the Bread of Life Center
for Peace, 22697 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650.