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



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

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.

RVRS Auxiliary 5K Run/Walk 2017
Saturday, May 20th at 8:00am at Point Lookout State Park.
Entry Fees are $30 if postmarked by May 13th;
$35 day of race;
$5 discount given to CBRC Members.
Registration that day is from 6:30am-7:50am. For more information check out the race website: https://ridgerescuesquadauxiliary5k.eventbrite.com or call 301-904-2812. First 100 paid entrants receive free event T-shirt!

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 www.StJohnsSummerProgram.com for more information.

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 paxcatholicstmarys@gmail.com
or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PaxCatholic/!
Theology on Tap returns to Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown this month with guest speaker Wes Gleason next Wednesday, April 12.
Wes will be speaking on the topic of "How to Get More Out of Holy Week."
Happy Hour starts at 6pm with the talk starting at 7pm. Theology on Tap, brought to you by PAXCatholic,
is open to all young adults in their 20s and 30s. Don't miss it!

The popular Franciscan Monastery Plant and Herb Sale is April 29th from 9:00am-6:00pm and April 30th from 8:00am-3:00pm
at t he Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.
Come early for organic herbs, annuals, perennials, fruit trees, vegetables and Monastery-grown plants, while enjoying food and craft vendors.
Free garden tours on the hour, Saturday 11:00am-2:00pm.
Sponsored by the volunteer Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild. Proceeds support the preservation of the historic gardens. Information: www.fmgg.organd gardenguild@gmail.com.

Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is hosting an All You Can Eat Breakfast,
Sunday, April 23rd from 8:30am-11:00am at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
Cost is $10/person; $8/senior citizens; $5/youth younger than 6 years; and $10/ carryout.
Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, home fries, fried apples, coffee, tea, & juice.
They will also have a bake sale.

Quarter Auction to Benefit Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary
Sunday, April 30th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Ridge.
Sponsored by Fun Bunch & Friends. Doors open at noon and Auction begins at 1:00pm.
Join us for a fun afternoon of prizes!
For more information call 240-416-4224

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.
Please call the parish office or use forms in the back of church to register.
Names of Jubilarian need to be turned in to the parish office by Monday, April 24th.

St. Aloysius Church is hosting a four-part Lenten series entitled "Making Time for Easter" on Tuesdays,
February 28th, March 14th, 28th, and April 11th at 7:00pm.
Each evening will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a twenty-minute spiritual reflection by Director of Religious Education Leonard Wathen, and opportunities for Confession with Fr. David Beaubien.
See saintaloysiuschurch.org for additional details.

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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