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.

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Bible Class will begin again on Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00pm in the sacristy.

at 5:00 pm at St. Aloysius Church in Leonardtown on the fourth Saturday of every month.

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.

St. Peter Claver's Vacation Bible School 2017 June 26th to 30th. Theme: "I've Got Talent Showcasing Our Gifts for Jesus".
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm. Breakfast and lunch provided.
Ages K-12th Grade. Lesson based on people in the bible showcasing their talents. Crafts, video and cooking activity based on lesson of the day.
Donations accepted, all are invited.
Call Darlene Barnes at 301-863-2790 for more information.

Have you ever seen a handbell choir at Mass?
Are you curious about how to play an instrument like handbells?
Are you looking for a way to participate more fully at the Mass?
Come learn more about the handbells at our first summer camp!
Available to ages 10 and up!
Monday, July 17th- Friday, July 21st 1:30-3:30
Play and support at a Mass that weekend
At St. Aloysius Church worship space
COST $20 for the week (for purchasing snacks and gloves)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE July 7th, A minimum of 7 participants is needed
CONTACT Kristen Moore (717) 446-9697

St. John's Summer Program 2017
St. John's Summer Program, SOMD's largest summer camp, will open online registration on Sunday, March 5th at 1:00pm.
This year's new classes include First Responders, Cake Boss, Superheroes Camp, Going Viral, Upcycling Fashion Design and Inventor’s Battleground, among others, as well as many favorites from last year.
The Program's goal is to help our children grow in knowledge and love of Christ and our Catholic faith, while enjoying an amazing summer with young, strong Catholic role models as instructors.
We open every day with song and prayer and Fridays with Mass.
Extended care is available, and we are a Maryland licensed summer camp. Go to for more information.

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 .com to reserve your spot.
Walk-ins are welcome.
Questions: contact Ann at
We are located at 41290 Camp Maria Rd. Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Breakfast for Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad at Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
Sunday, June 25th from 8:30-11:00am. Menu: Pancakes, sausage, chip beef, eggs, apples, toast w/ jelly, home fries.
Juice and coffee to drink.
Price is still $10.00 for adult, $8.00 seniors, $5.00 youth under 6, and $10.00 carry out.

The 19th Annual River Concert Series runs every Friday evening through July 22nd.
Concerts are free and open to the public, beginning at 7:00pm on Townhouse Green.
Vendors for food and drink are on site.
Grounds open at 5:00pm.
Concerts feature the Chesapeake Orchestra directed by Jeffrey Silberschlag.
June 30th concert theme is "An Evening of Americana for Our Independence Holiday".

Ridge Lions Club The next Pitch Card Party to help those less fortunate in our community will be on Friday, July 7th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
Doors open at 6:30pm and games begin at 7:30pm.
Entance fee is $10.00 per person which includes 1 free hot dog, chips, soda, coffee, tea and dessert.
For more information contact Bobbie Bell at 301-872-5114 or Terri Kaftan at 240-538-2818.
Additional food available for sale, door prizes, 50/ 50 raffle.
A night of fun with friends, family and neighbors!

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.

Franciscan Monastery Photo Contest
Capture your experience of the beautiful Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, its church, shrines and stunning gardens in photography and enter your photos in our annual contest.
Details are online a t
Entries are due by June 30, 2017.
The monastery is located at 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017, not far from the Brookland/CUA Metro.

World Youth Day UNITE
All young adults and families are invited to join us on Saturday, July 22nd, for World Youth Day UNITE featuring artists Audrey Assad and Tony Melendez, TED-style talks by dynamic Catholic bishops, and opportunities for Confession and Adoration.
A vigil Mass will be celebrated by His Eminence, Cardinal Wuerl. The festival theme this year, chosen by Pope Francis, is "The Mighty One Has Done Great Things for Me and Holy is His Name."
The event will take place at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. from 11:30am to 10:00pm.
Register online at

PAXCatholic is a regional young adult ministry.
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!
PAXCatholic presents the Theology on Tap Summer Series starting Wednesday, June 14!
This month' speaker will be Fr. Marco Schad, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Lexington Park.
Fr. Marco will be offering answers to the all-important question, "What is Heaven, and how do we get there?"
Come by Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown at 6pm for Happy Hour, followed by Fr. Marco's talk at 7 pm.
PAXCatholic welcomes all young adults aged 21-39.
This is a great opportunity to meet other young adults while engaging with your faith!

2017 Annual Jubilarian Mass
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate the annual Jubilarian Mass honoring couples married 25 thru 51+ years on Sunday, June 25th, at 2:00pm at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Chicken Dinner will be on Sunday, July 9th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge from 11:30am- 5:00pm.
The next Bingo TBA Doors will open at 5:30pm and the first game will be called at 6:30pm.

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

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 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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