Catholic Community

Volunteers are needed for Masses in the Chapel.
Can you help as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?
Or as a Lector or an Usher?
If you would like to explore this further or to receive training,
contact Fr. Virginus.

If you cannot make it to the Chapel you can watch Mass live
on TV Channel 976 on
Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
We are no longer taping Masses at the Main Church.


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 is assisted by Fr. (Dr.) Virginus Osuagwu, a Salvatorian priest whose religious community is nearby on Briggs Chaney Rd., and Fr. Michael Niba, a priest in residence at Resurrection and who is from Cameroon. Fr. Niba has been studying and researching in the United States and will return to Cameroon in 2022.

Father Barry’s schedule at Riderwood is the 2nd and 4th Mondays, except holidays, from 8:45 to Noon. He is also available by appointment. He can be reached at 301-288-4662 or at

Father Virginus Osuagwu  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 In addition to Sunday Mass, Father’s schedule at Riderwood is:

  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays of month, 8:45 am to Noon
  •  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  •  Thursdays, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Fr. Barry and Fr. Virginus will be assisted at times by other priests and Deacon Chuck Bieberich.

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 10:00 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 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.

Wednesday Wisdoms — Click on a date below to see the Wednesday Wisdom for that day. 

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Additional Information

Take Time to ___ Prayer

Make Wise Decisions for Yourself — Make wise decisions about what is best regarding your own health and that of others.  Holding hands for the Our Father, sharing a Sign of Peace and receiving the Holy Communion from the chalice are three occasions for your health consideration. This is a good time to remind residents of your physical well-being at Mass.  Please sit if you feel unstable or weary. Remain alert to your surroundings so accidents do not happen. Remove a jacket or bring a sweater to accommodate the temperature of the Chapel. Everyone’s personal comfort level is different.

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 Seminarians

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

The Vatican