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.

Christmas Mass Schedule
December 24th
5:00pm Vigil Mass
10:00pm Mass During the Night
December 25th
8:15am and 10:30am
New Year's Mass Schedule
December 31st--5:00pm
January 1st--8:15am & 10:30am

The monthly Mass with Eucharistic adoration and healing prayers will take place on December 19th at 7 pm.
Confessions will begin at 6 pm.
For more info, please contact Catherine Schwartz,

All are welcome!

Ladies of Charity are having a quilt raffle
The queen size quilt was handmade by Teresa Wood.
Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
Please contact Carolyn Wood at 301-872-5482 to purchase tickets or for more information.

BEAR HUGS FOR HEALING is a program that delivers stuffed bears to hospitalized children during the holidays.
To give a sick child a bear hug this Christmas, please drop off your donated bears before December 8th at Heavenly Presents, 22697 Washington Street (on the Square), Leonardtown, Maryland. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, or use the after horus drop box outside the store front door.
Your tax-deductible monetary donations will be used to purchase bears at a discounted price! Please make checks payable to the Bread of Life Center for Peace and mail them to: PO Box 338, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
You may also purchase a bear or make donations through our website at then click on Bear Hugs Project.
Due to health and safety concerns, donated bears must be newly purchased and delivered in their original packing with store tags attached.
Sorry, used stuffed bears are not accepted by the hospitals. Bear Hugs was an inspiration received in thanksgiving for favors granted through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima and St. Jude.
Please contact Patricia Disandro a 240- 681-3606 for more details about how you can participate in this special outreach.
Thank you for your continued generous support of Bear Hugs

American Heritage Girls
Troop MD 2014 are requesting donations for Operation Christmas Child.
There is a flyer in the back of the Church which explains this special program and has a list of items that they are requesting.
The collection box will be in the back of the Church until Sunday, November 6th.
Monetary donations are also welcome.
If you have any questions please call Gigi Prior at 301- 863-1012 or

Theology on Tap returns on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown!
Happy Hour starts at 6pm with a talk by Fr. Charles Gallagher on "Decision 2016: Your Vote Matters" at 7pm.
Anyone in their 20s or 30s is invited out for this fun night of faith and fellowship with other young adults. Find us on Facebook at or on Twitter @paxcatholic!"

Youth Group Middle School Youth Group meets on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm at IHM.
High School Youth Group will be meeting on Fridays from 7:00pm-9:00pm at St. Cecilia's (except on 2nd Fridays)

at 5:00 pm at St. Aloysius Church in Leonardtown on the fourth Saturday of every month.
St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Leonardtown is looking for a part-time music director.
Adult choir, cantors and youth choir supervision and keyboard skills desirable.
Spirit of collaboration necessary.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
Contact Rev. David W. Beaubien, Pastor at 301- 475-8064, ext 14 or email

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 If you have any questions, please call the facilitator, Kathy Dameron at 240-925-2157 or email at

Knights of Columbus
The next Knights of Columbus chicken dinner will be on Sunday, January 8th from 11:30am-5:00pm.

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.

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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