St. Michael's Catholic Church                     16566 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD 20680
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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 or call 301-853-4517.

Annual All Craft Show
Hollywood Firehouse Social Hall,
Sunday, November 19th from 10:00am- 3:00pm.
Free admission & parking.
Refreshments will be available for sale by the Ladies Auxiliary.
Sponsored by Ladies Auxiliary Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department.
For more information contact: Leone Gatton at 301-373-2221.

Rhythm & Riches event
The Archangel Scholarship Foundation, supporting St. Michael's School, will again be sponsoring the Rhythm & Riches event.
It will be held on Friday, October 20th at the Hollywood Fire Department and doors open at 5:00pm.
Music, games, cash prizes and much more.
Tickets and additional information are available at or by calling 240-587- 7111. Buy two tickets in September and receive 1 Raffle ticket free.

The American Heritage Girls Troop 2014 are requesting donations for their Operation Christmas Child shoebox service project.
There will be a collection box and flyers in the back of the church through November 5th.
Thank you for your support!

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

eGiving with Faith Direct--We are introducing a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and second collections: Faith Direct.
Faith Direct enables parishioners to make contributions through either direct debit from your checking/ savings account or through your credit/debit card.
Faith Direct also offers you personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes for the collection basket.
Please join me in Enrolling here donate.html to enroll sec urely online. Our parish code is MD862. 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.

Inviting All Girls-
The American Heritage Girls is a Christian-based scouting-like organization.
The organization has more than 43,000 members with troops in all 50 states. American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for girls ages 5 to 18 that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.
Our local troup 2014 meets at SMS twice a month on Monday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm,
along with additional field trips and events throughout the year. The 2017 kick-off and registration meeting will be on Monday, September 11th.
Our first event will be a bring-a-friend hike at Flag Ponds on September 30th from 9:00am-11:00am.
Please contact Lara Davis, troop vice-coordinator with any questions at<.
Info about:Sweet Frog Fundraiser September 15

Loyola on the Potomac Retreat
Give a weekend to God! Ignatian Weekend Retreat"Come, Follow Me!"
At the Jesuit Retreat House in Faulkner, MD. Our Ignatian weekend silence includes generous amounts of time for prayer, personal reflection and the cultivation of a deeper relationship with God. It is open to everyone who desires to grow in their relationship with God through prayer. The retreat begins on Friday evening, October 27th and concludes with lunch on Sunday, October 29th.
For more information or to make reservations contact Charlie Tennyson at 301-872-5498.
A deposit of $115.00 and a registration form are required to secure your room
The retreat fee for the weekend is
$245.00 ($195.00 for first time retreatants and/or young adults up to age 30). You can also reserve online at "Come away and rest awhile".

Queen of Hearts
Every Friday night at the American Legion in Ridge.
Tickets will be on sale from 4:00pm- 7:00pm and food will be available starting at 5:00pm.
Drawing at 7:00pm.
Come out and support St. Michael's School for a fun night of chance!

Theology Over Dinner
Please join us Thursday, October 26th at
Camp Maria Road, Leonardtown, MD.
Dinner will be served at 6:00pm, talk begins at 7:00pm. This month’s talk is entitled "Practical Ways to Keep Our Family Strong and Healthy".
Fr. John Nguyen, Pastor of Our Lady of Medleys Neck Catholic Church in Leonardtown, will be our guest speaker.
Invite a friend! All are welcome to attend.
If you have any questions, or a suggestion for a speaker or topic, please contact Doug Powell at

The travel club of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons is hosting an information event at noon on October 15th about the next Oberammergau Passion play.
The play, performed once every decade, will next be performed in 2020 and the travel club is holding space on 2 separate dates.
Please RSVP by October 8th if you would like to attend contact: or cathy@bythe

Ridge Rescue Squad Auxiliary Breakfast
on Sunday, October 29th,
8:30am-11:00am at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
Cost is $10.00.
Also, the auxiliary is holding a Holloween Dance on Friday, October 27th from 8:00pm to Midnight at the K.C. Hall.
Cost is $15 per person or $20 a couple.

The members of Serra Club of Southern Maryland invite you to attend a Mass and talk at St. George Community Center,
19197 St. George's Church Road,
Valley Lee, Maryland,
Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00pm.
Celebrant will be Father Paul D. Nguyen.
Speaker: Ms. Carla Tomaszewski,
Topic: "A Man for All Seasons –Pope St. John Paul II".
Refreshments will follow Mass.
Info: Bob and Marie Goldsmith, 301-994-0235 or St. George Church office, 301-994-0607.
Please note: Mass is in the Community Center, not the Church.

Youth Group Schedule
Please contact Greg DeStefano, Youth Minister at 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
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
or visit our Facebook page at!

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.

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!

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!.
Next MeetingTuesday Sept. 26, 7 PM in the sacristy.
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 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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