Catholic Community

At this time, while repairs are being made to Riderwood TV channel 976,
only the Sunday 9:00 am and Wednesday 3:00 pm Masses
will be broadcast on channel 972.

Our Catholic Parish at Riderwood

The Catholic Community at Riderwood is part of the Catholic Community of Resurrection Catholic Church in Burtonsville, MD. Fr. John Barry is the pastor of Resurrection. He can be reached at 301-288-4662 or at

Assisting Fr. Barry is Fr. (Dr.) Virginus Osuagwu, a Salvatorian priest whose religious community is nearby on Briggs Chaney Rd. Fr. Virginus is the Catholic Chaplain at Riderwood. His office is in the Pastoral Ministries Office in Village Square. Contact him at (301) 572-8439 or at

Fr. Barry and Fr. Virginus are assisted at times by other visiting priests and Deacon Chuck Bieberich. Currently, in residence, is Fr. Pius Michael.

Priest and Deacon Visits

If you are sick and want a visit or a sacrament, please call Fr. Virginus in the Pastoral Ministries Office at (301) 572-8439 or you may call the parish office at (301) 236-5200. Being included in the sick list doesn’t automatically cause a visit to occur. Let us know your needs.

Regularly Scheduled Devotions

Sundays Mass 9:00 AM Chapel
Mass 2:00 PM Chapel
Wednesdays Mass 9:30 AM Arbor Ridge Garden Room
Confession 2:00 PM 1st Wednesday of each month
Mass 3:00 PM Chapel
Rosary 3:35 PM Chapel
Thursdays Christian Meditation/Lectio Divina 11:00 AM  via Zoom   Learn More

Divine Mercy Chaplet
Stations of the Cross
(During Lent)

3:00 PM Chapel
Eucharistic Adoration for 1 hour 6:30 PM 1st Thursdays of each month
Fridays Catholic Communion Service 1:00 PM Chapel


Church Bulletins — Click here to view the current bulletin or past bulletins. Select View Current Bulletin or the date you want to see. Also, you can enter your email address to receive the bulletin each week in your email inbox.


Additional Information

Take Time to ___ Prayer

Racism — Racism is a sin, a sin that divides the human family, blots out the image of God among specific members of that family, and violates the fundamental human dignity of those called to be children of the same Father… It is the sin that makes racial characteristics the determining factor for the exercise of human rights. It mocks the words of Jesus, ‘Treat others the way you would have them treat you.’ Indeed, racism is more than a disregard for the words of Jesus; it is a denial of the truth of the dignity of each human being revealed by the mystery of the Incarnation.”

~United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter on Racism, 1979

Please continue to love, pray, support each other, and remain healthy.
May the Lord bless you and your loved ones.


Links of Interest

Archdiocese of Washington

The Vatican

Catholic Standard Newspaper — The newspaper of the Archdiocese of     Washington

Mass and Prayers on Radio and TV

          • EWTN online has many inspirational messages. 
          • Sunday Mass at 8:00 am on EWTN on Comcast Channel 291.
          • Sunday Mass at 10:30 am from the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Channel 23.

Mass While Traveling — To find the most convenient church and Mass when out of town see Mass Times.  You just need to enter the zip code or city and state you will be visiting.

Sacred Space