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Nativity of the Lord: Christmas

REFLECTION During the Advent Season we have contemplated the three comings of Christ: in history, at the end-times, and into our

hearts. Today we celebrate the Nativity of the Lord his coming in history as fully as we can. In celebrating the Nativity,

we fervently pray that our dear Lord will also be born in our hearts. Then we, like the Blessed Mother, can share his presence

with the world around us.

FINANCES Last Weeks Offertory $4,120.11

68 Identifiable Donations = 2,590.00

Average Identifiable Donation 38.09

Education 505.00

Other 1,182.07

LECTOR SCHEDULE

December 31

4:00pm First Reading A Moseley

Second Reading E Abell

January 1

8:30am First Reading L Wells

Second Reading M Guy

11:00am First Reading D Dudziec

Second Reading D Cress

ALTAR SERVER SCHEDULE

4:00 PM 8:30AM 11:00AM

Dec 31/

Jan 1

S Gensley

M Gensley

K Hancock

S Bilko

A Johnson

J Cress

E Williams

A Watts

ALTAR SOCIETY

Week of Dec 31/Jan 1 M Gough, L Fenwick, L Himmelheber, S Woodburn

(We are in need of folks to help the Altar Society. If you are willing and capable to help, please call the rectory at 301-475-8403.)

Sacred Heart Church in Bushwood is hosting a

Holiday Christmas Concert featuring the

Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Players on

Wednesday, December 28th, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The concert will feature works of Bach, Handle and

Holiday Favorites. Performers will be Music Director

of the River Concert Series, Jeffrey Silberschlag

(trumpet), with Zachary Silberschlag (trumpet),

Nathaniel Silberschlag (horn), and Bryan Bourne

(trombone). There is no admission charge however

donations are welcome. Doors will open at 5:45.

Father Andrew White Gift Card Fundraiser

FAW buys gifts cards at a discount and sells them at face value, earning a profit of 2 to 15% on each card. Cards are available by order and picked up through the school office. Order forms are available on the school website under the Giving Tab for cards we don't carry in stock but can easily order. By using these cards, not just for gifts, but also for your everyday shopping, the school will greatly benefit. For more info call 301-475-9795.

Father Andrew White School

Collects: Boxtops for Education, Labels for Education

and Tyson A+ Program Labels. Last year the school earned $2,000 from them! You can

bring your boxtops and labels to the church and put them

in the boxes at the doors of the church and we will give

them to the school.

Lighthouse Catholic Media CD & Book Rack Visit our kiosk and find inspirational CDs, pamphlets and

books on our Catholic faith. These items are very reasonably priced. Some are an amazing savings compared

to online ordering. They make great gifts.

Call the Rectory: Please keep us informed at the Rectory Office if someone is sick or hospitalized. We can add their name to the prayer list. They can also have a visit from Fr. John. If someone in the community has died, please call the Rectory so that information can be shared about funeral arrangements.

Collection for Church Mission in the US and the

Archdiocese for the Military Services

On the weekend of January 14-15, we will take this

collection which supports home mission dioceses in

this country that are unable to offer their people basic

liturgical, pastoral and service ministries without

outside help. It also supports spiritual services to

those in the US Armed Forces.

Thank you to everyone who supported the WARM Program at Camp Maria this week. The guests were treated royally by Our

Ladys Parishioners!

SUNDAY DECEMBER 25, 2016 & ITS VIGIL

Charitable Outreach Committee The Charitable Outreach Committee is collecting

food for St. Cecilias food pantry and for Helping

Hands food pantry. Food can be left by the Sacred

Heart statue.

All children of the Parish are encouraged to

bring in a canned or nonperishable food item and

they may process down the aisle to place the food in

the basket at the altar during the Presentation of

Gifts.

The committees coat drive is over. If you have

coats/items to be donated that you have not dropped

off yet, please contact John at 240-593-1072.

Fatima Pilgrimage/Retreat, July 8 to 16, 2017 2017 celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the

messages of Fatima. Join us on this trip as we fly

non-stop out of Dulles to this special place of

prayer. Fr Michael Tietjen, pastor of Immaculate

Conception, will be accompanying us as Chaplain.

The cost of this trip is: $2,989.00 and includes:

Lodging, Breakfast and Dinner Daily, visits to

many special places in Portugal and talks about the

importance of living the Fatima Message in our

world today. To request a registration form, full

itinerary or trip information call 301-475-9704 or

email pilgrimage@breadoflifecenterforpeace.org.

Apologetics 101: St. Georges Catholic Church in Valley Lee will sponsor Apologetics 101. Classes are on Thursdays, from 6:30-7:30pm. The topic for January 5 is: Why does God act that way in the Old Testament? Classes are held in the Annex of Community Center, 19199 St. Georges Church Rd.

The Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad

Auxiliary (LVRSA) is having a fundraising event at

Ledos Restaurant in Leonardtown, MD from 4-8 pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Just tell your server, or write on your bill, that you are there to support LVRSA. Come celebrate the New Year with delicious food and support your local volunteer rescue squad. We hope to see you there and thank you for all your continued support!

Adult and Family Rally & Mass for Life is an occasion for people of all ages to come together in

prayer on the morning of the March for Life on

Friday, January 27. All parishioners of the

Archdiocese of Washington are invited to attend this

event, which will be held at 9am at the St. Matthews

Cathedral (1725 Rhode Island Ave, NW). The rally

will feature keynote speakers Mary and Seamus

Hasson, who are pro-life advocates and defenders of

religious liberty. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop

Mano Dorsonville with Msgr. Bill Parent as homilist.

Attendees will depart for the National March for Life

around 11:30am. Please visit adw.org/familyrally for

more information.

Angel Wings and Things Thrift Store, for the

benefit St. Michaels School, will be open from 9am

to 4pm on Saturdays, and 10am to 1pm on Sundays,

except on holiday weekends. Donations are accepted

between 10am and 2pm on Saturdays only. Youll

find clothes, toys, housewares, furniture, dishes, small

appliances, and more. All items are in great shape, and

reasonably priced. You can also find some antiques

and collectibles. The store is beside St Michaels

Church, at 16562 Three Notch Road, Ridge, MD.

Mass Intentions

Sat Dec 24 8:00 am Rev. Carl F. Dianda

4:00 pm Edward & Leona Boruta

9:00 pm Marilyn Triantos

Sun Dec 25 8:30 am Sara & Dick Hammett and

George & Frances Wigginton

11:00 am Our Ladys Parishioners

Tue Dec 27 8:00 am Joseph Howard Goddard

Wed Dec 28 8:00 am Warren Trossbach, Sr.

Thu Dec 29 8:00 am Marilyn Triantos

Fri Dec 30 8:00 am Betty McNey Taylor

Sat Dec 31 8:00 am Rev. Joseph Huynh Dinh

4:00 pm Warren Trossbach, Sr.

Sun Jan 1 8:30 am Katherine Evanko & Kimberly Cox

11:00 am Our Ladys Parishioners

Please, Pray for the Intentions of Our Sick Agnes Marie Higgs, James N. Trossbach, Pete Conrad, Edith

McFadden, Eddie Vause, Ann Duchesne, Chuck Goin, Pat Goin, Nolan Scully, Beth Higgs, Peter Van Ryswick, Kimberlee Oaks, Gabriel

Sanchez, Philip Woodburn, King Herbert Norris, David Wood, Charles

Mills, Alice Holly, Jackson Morgan, Gary Rogers, Wayne Norris, John