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Riderwood Village and Arbor Ridge
Riderwood Village Retirement Community and Arbor Ridge lies within the geographic boundaries of Resurrection Parish. Currently, 800 plus Catholics reside there making Catholicism the largest religious population representing nearly one-third of the total Riderwood community.
Resurrection parish ministers to the spiritual needs and wants of the Catholics residing in the independent living, assisted care, and skilled nursing settings at the Riderwood Village and Arbor Ridge. A full-time Pastoral Associate and a part-time Pastoral Assistant work with and for the Riderwood Resurrection Catholic Community Sunday through Friday
The Riderwod/Resurrection Catholic Community is an integral part of Resurrection parish in nearby Burtonsville and is served by the priests of that parish. Fr. Jeffrey Defayette is our Pastor and he is assisted by “retired” priest, Msgr. Frank Kazista, Fr. William Brailsford and one permanent deacon, Chuck Bieberich.
We encourage Catholic residents to register and participate with the parish. One does not have to be registered to receive the benefits of ministry from the parish staff and its volunteers.
What is available to Catholics in Riderwood?
Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass)
- Sundays – 9:00 am & 4:00 pm in the Chapel
- Wednesdays – 3:00 pm in the Chapel
- Mondays – 3:00 pm in the Garden Room at Arbor Ridge (except Federal & Resurrection Staff Holidays)
- Holy Days of Obligation & Seasonal Liturgies in the Chapel (check postings for times)
- Masses are broadcast on Riderwood channel 976.
Wednesdays following the 3:00 pm Liturgy in the Chapel
Mondays following the 3:00 pm Liturgy in the Garden Room at Arbor Ridge
A tabernacle housing the Eucharist is located in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel (small room adjacent to the Chapel). The Main & Blessed Sacrament Chapels are open 24 hours a day. you are welcome to make a visit at any time.
Prayer & Study Groups
Communion Service – Fridays at 12:45 pm in the Village Square Classroom
Divine Mercy Prayer Group – Thursdays at the 3:00 pm in the Chapel
Bible Study Group – Tuesdays at 10:00 am in the Lakeside Classroom
Sacrament of Reconciliation – 1st Wednesday of the month at 2:00 in the Chapel
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – 1st Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Arbor Ridge
There are many opportunities available to Catholic at Riderwood. Among the ministries that would welcome volunteers are:
- Eucharistic Ministers at Mass
- Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick
- Audio-visual assistant
- Communion Service
- Altar Society (Sacristan)
- Bereavement Ministry (assist at funerals)
Wednesday Wisdom is a weekly 2 sided newsletter/flier with a timely spiritual piece on one side and upcoming weekly Catholic news on the other.
For more information contact:
Louise Locke is the Riderwood/Resurrection Catholic Community’s Pastoral Associate. She is an employee of Resurrection Parish with offices located in the pastoral ministries department at Riderwood. You are welcome to call to register, volunteer or make inquires.