News and Updates from St. Cecilia’s

-WOMEN’S NIGHT OF REFLECTION – OCTOBER 12TH, 7:00PM – ST. CECILIA CHURCH.  Are you weary of these times where darkness seems to be consuming the world?  “Therefore, take up the whole armor of God so that you may be able to withstand” Eph 6:12.  This month’s talk is “Stand Firm – Spiritual Bootcamp.” What practical spiritual armor does God have for us?  We invite all women to come and be fortified for these times.  Draw strength from the Lord and His mighty power. Evening includes Eucharistic Adoration, talk, Confession, and healing prayers.

MEN’S MORNING OF RECOLLECTION with Fr. Larry Swink on Saturday October 30th from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Church in St. Indigoes, Md. This morning recollection will feature a Holy Hour, Mass, Confession, and a talk by Fr. Larry. The topic of Father Larry’s discussion will be “never forget devotion to the souls in Purgatory”. All men are invited.

 –KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CARRY-OUT CHICKEN DINNER – Scheduled for Sunday, October 10, 2021, has been cancelled.

-Men’s retreat for all St. Mary’s County Parishes-  Give a weekend to God!  You are invited to join other parishioners for a grace-filled weekend retreat at Loyola On The Potomac–A Jesuit Retreat House in Faulkner, MD. The theme for this year’s Ignatian Weekend Retreat is “Seeing All Things New in Christ”.  Rooted in the traditions of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the retreat is conducted in prayerful silence and includes generous amounts of time for prayer, personal reflection and the cultivation of a deeper relationship with God.  It is open to anyone who desires to grow in their relationship with God through prayer.  The retreat begins Friday evening, October 22nd and concludes with lunch on Sunday, October 24th.  For more info or to make a reservation contact Charlie Tennyson, 240-538-2560. A deposit of $115 is required.  The fee for the weekend is $245. You can reserve on line at .

-COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE: Sponsored by Knights of Columbus, St. Mary’s Council #1470 WHEN: Saturday, 16 October 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: Knights Hall, 41605 Fenwick St., Leonardtown, MD 20650
HOW: Sign up at: WWW.REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG then insert KOC1470 into the box FIND A DRIVE in the upper right corner.  Or call 1-800-RED-CROSS(1-800-733-2767).  After registering for your donation appointment, use Rapid Pass the DAY of the drive to fast track your donation “check in.”  Go to:  to learn more.


If you would still like to make weekly contributions to Saint Cecilia, please mail your envelopes to P.O. Box 429, Saint Mary’s City, MD 20686. You can also sign up to give electronically. Click Here to Give Online

St. Cecilia’s Food Pantry is open on Mondays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and on Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact the First District Catholic Aid Society. You can reach them at 240-925-9354.

St. Cecilia’s Food Pantry is in need of non-perishable food items and hygiene products. If you would like to make a monetary donation, we ask that you please make a donation to the First District Catholic Aid Society, The Poor Fund, or Social Concerns. These funds help those who are in need of financial aid. Click Here to Give Online

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