Retirement Fund for Religious--Help aging religious senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests who have devoted their lives to prayer, service, and works of mercy. Most ministered for little or no pay. Today, their religious communities do not have enough retirement savings. Your gift to today’s Retirement Fund for Religious collection helps to furnish medications, nursing care, and other necessities. Please give generously.
Breakfast with Santa--Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast and get a photo with Santa on December 18th from 8:30am-11:00am at SMS. Adults $10, Kids $5, and Family Package $30. Kids 3yrs. and under are free!
Ridge VFD Auxiliary Dessert Auction online Auction Information: Opens on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd at noon on our Facebook Event Page; Closes on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at noon. Rules are you must bid in $5 increments and highest bid wins. Pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Ridge Volunteer Firehouse.
Cross Catholic Outreach Box of Joy--The Box of Joy program gives children in Central America a gift of hope during the Christmas Season. This program is sponsored by the Cross Catholic Outreach missions which has parishes throughout the developing world to bring the Gospel to the poor. A list of items requested for each box and the cardboard boxes can be found on the table at the front of the church. A cash donation of $9.00 is also requested to cover the shipping costs. All donations must be made no later that November 13th. More information can be found online at www.corsscatholic.org/boxofjoy or contact Deacon Jim via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation and First Communion--The parents of children preparing to receive the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation are requested to attend a meeting on Wednesday, October 5th. The parents of First Communion children will meet at 6:00pm and the parents of Confirmation children will meet at 6:30pm. These meetings will be held in the Church. For more information contact Deacon Jim at email@example.com.
Brown Bag Auction for RVRS--Saturday, October 1st at the Ridge Firehouse. Doors open at noon and auction begins at 2:00pm. Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, 25 for $20. Food, drinks, & desserts will be on sale. Thank you for your support of Ridge VRS and Ridge VFD Auxiliary!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION—St. Michael’s Parish religious education classes will begin on Sunday September 11th. All classes will be held in the school. Class time is from 10:00am to 11:00am each Sunday unless otherwise noted in the schedule. Registration forms and class schedules are available on the table at the church front entrance or on the church website under Ministries / Religious Education. All students in grades K – 8 attending public schools are required to attend religious education instruction. For more information contact Deacon Jim. James.firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Mass - Our Lady of Sorrows Feast Day--A special Field Mass and Rosary will commemorate the Church Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. The services will be held Thursday, September 15th in the St. Mary’s Queen of Peace Cemetery, at 38888 Doctor Johnson Road in Helen/Mechanicsville, Maryland. (Located behind Mother Catherine Academy). The Rosary and Mass is offered for the deceased members of our community and the Church especially encourages people who have recently suffered a loss to participate. The Rosary and Mass will begin at 10:00 AM with Father Ryan I. Pineda, from St. Francis Xavier of Compton parish, as our celebrant. An enclosable tent will be erected for everyone’s comfort so the Mass will be held in the cemetery rain or shine. For additional information, you may contact our office at (301) 475-5005 or (301) 932-1766.
Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue, or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped many couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information or to register for the upcoming program beginning with a weekend on September 2nd - 4th, please visit: www.HelpOurMarriage.org, call (443) 400- 7017, or email us at: 3015@HelpOurMarriage.org
Ridge Volunteer Fire Department is having the following fundraising events at the fire house: Food Truck Fundraising Event 7/27/2022 Drive-Thru Uncooked Carnival Pizza Event 8/14/2022 Kona Ice Fundraiser Event 8/18/2022 Food Truck Fundraising Event 8/24/2022 Check the web-site for other Fundraising Events!
Men’s Night of Recollection--Tuesday, September 27th, 7:00PM at St. Cecilia Church. This month’s talk is “Pride - The Silent Destroyer” given by Fr. Larry Swink. It’s time to expose the vice of pride: what pride is and how it hides and destroys. Although to look at our vices is often difficult and uncomfortable, leave with the knowledge on how to tackle pride with true humility and reliance on God. See your relationship with God and your loved ones become what God intended for you. Evening includes Adoration, talk, Confessions(6PM), and Healing prayers.
Life in the Spirit--Are you searching for God? Are you wondering about your purpose in life? You are invited to attend the Life in the Spirit Seminar at Immaculate Conception on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th . Beginning Friday night 6:00pm -9:00pm in the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, the evening will start with registration and refreshments followed by the introduction and talks at 7:00pm. Then on Saturday, morning Mass will be celebrated in the church at 8:00am then proceed to the Parish Center for Coffee, juice and breakfast followed by talks, lunch, individual prayer, and Q & A. You can register by calling 301-475-7103 or BreadofLifeCenterforPeac.flocknote.com/signup/ 91280, or stop by Heavenly Presents. Registration is very important, it helps for set-up and food. A free will offering will be accepted.