It is our hope that, as we strive in common desire to bring Christ to all, you may be able to find what you are looking for. This website offers various possible groups and programs that may help you deepen your faith or bring you back home if in the course of life your faith was tested and faded. Simply browse through all the options, read what each of the programs have to offer, and then contact us!
Small Groups is a combined initiative of Immaculate Heart of Mary parishoners who share their faith with those already involved in the New Evangelization as well as with those far away. Bringing Christ to all has been our #1 priority and thus in answer to this immidiate need, among many other initiatives, we have created this place on the web so as to make them available to you from one web location.
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
Landings, a reconciliation ministry of the Paulist Fathers, is a program that invites all Catholic parishes and communities to reach out to Catholics who have been away from the Church or who struggle in their relationship with God and the Church. In a welcoming and non- judgmental way, small groups of active lay Catholics join with returning or inactive Catholics to share their spiritual journeys and explore their Catholic faith. Landings trains Catholics to give witness to the Church’s evangelization mission by opening their hearts to those who have been away. Sharing your time, your resources, and your faith could bring others back to the Church. By setting up a Landings program at your parish, you can provide a safe harbor or a “landing” place for returning Catholics to explore their faith and their future with the Church.
If you are interested in this program, you may sign up for it in the form below or by contacting our coordinator via email or phone. Check the official site for detail information. You are more than welcome to ask questions.
IHM Landings Coordinator Nancy Baysinger firstname.lastname@example.org (240) 298-4713
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
St. John Paul II
Bible Study Groups
Deepen your knowledge of the Scriptures in a favorable company of persons sharing love for the Lord and one another. The Bible Study groups gather to learn to explore the riches of the Bible as well as the Teachings of the Catholic Church. If you are interested you may choose from the variety of times at which the Bible Groups meet. Have a look.
We gather every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm to study “Footprints of God; Peter, Keeper of the Keys” Bible study in English (materials) and Tagalog (discussion) beginning on Wednesday, Sept 15th at 7:00pm in the Religious Education Center of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Please call Angie Acosta at 301-737-4712 for more information.
Filipino-English Bible Study
"Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ"
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process through which adults join the Catholic Church. This group includes those simply inquiring about the Church and her teachings as well as adult (and adolescent) Catholics who have not completed their sacraments of initiation (i.e. they have been baptized but have not received Confirmation or First Communion). Contact Tess Crowe, English RCIA Team Leader at email@example.com, or Damaritza Ortiz, Spanish RCIA Team Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-737-3526.
Our Mission Statement - We are a movement of Catholic Christian Communities who believe in the urgent need to respond to God’s call to proclaim and defend His Gospel on the family (Gen 1:28; Gen 2:24)
We believe that God created the family. That His model is that of a man and a woman united by God bringing forth life in their offsprings (Gen.1:28). We uphold His command for this union to be permanent and indissoluble mirroring the fidelity of Christ to His Church. We believe that in the family the core message of Christ, love, is learned and experienced. We affirm the Holy Father’s words “the future of evangelization depends in great part on the church of the home” (FC.52.2.). We believe that there is a concerted and deliberate attack on the family and the institution of marriage. Powerful forces have caused confusion breaking apart families leading to alcoholism, promiscuity, drug abuse and other social problems of epidemic proportions. Aware of all these, we believe that only Christ Jesus and the power of His Cross can turn around this prevailing “Culture of Death” into a Civilization of Love and Life. Therefore, we commit ourselves and all our resources to witness to individuals and to other families the Gospel. We witness to the indissolubility of the Sacrament of Marriage. We witness to the right and responsibility of parents to mold and educate their children into mature, whole, and God-centered individuals. We witness to the sacred duty of children to obey the Lord’s command to honor and respect their parents as to the Lord. We believe that through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in the power of the Cross, we will bring all families to Christ and to His Church.
Deacon Michael Crowe
Our Vision - Families Bringing Families to Christ.
Families in Christ Jesus Community invites you to: "The Gift" - a Life in the Spirit Course
- Basic Salvation History - Life in the Holy Spirit - Advancing God's Kingdom in a Catholic Charismatic Community
Start Date: Saturday May 6, 2017 Place: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
God blessed them and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that crawl on the earth.
Middle School meets Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary High School meets Fridays from 7:00pm to 9pm at St. Cecilia's Church Monthly Combined Middle&HighSchool event 2nd Fridays - for more info contact Greg DeStefano
Greg DeStefano email@example.com 301-542-2467.
Come and Quench your Thirst: Join us in the fellowship hall at IHM, Sundays at 5pm for Discovering Christ -- an eight-week series (with a break for Easter) including a life-changing retreat. Enjoy a delicious dinner and listen to an enlightening teaching. Afterwards, join fellow parishioners in exploring the meaning of life and the identity of Jesus Christ. For more information, see www.christlife.org/discover.
"Huellas de Jesús"
Spanish Charismatic Prayer Group The group meets to study the Scriptures and apply them to their lives with prayer in the charismatic style. Holds yearly retreats, including Life in the Spirit seminars. Meetings take place at a parishioner's home on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
Contact: Luz Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org
Immacualate Heart of Mary 22375 Three Notch Rd. Lexington Park, MD 20653 phone: (301) 863-8144 fax: (301) 863-8180