Welcome - For Mass and Confession Times, scroll to bottom of page.
Lessons and Carols
Join us for a special Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, a cherished tradition that intertwines scripture and song in anticipation of the Christmas season. Originating from the historic Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Cambridge, this service guides us through the narrative of humanity's journey, from the fall to the promise of redemption, all illuminated by the timeless melodies of Christmas carols.
As we gather in joyful expectation, immerse yourself in the beauty of scripture readings and musical performances that herald the birth of Christ. This unique Advent experience invites reflection, celebration, and a deep connection to the rich tapestry of our faith.
All are welcome to join us on this spiritual journey as we prepare our hearts for the coming of our Savior.
ADVENT/NEW YEAR'S SCHEDULE - PROGRAMA NAVIDEÑO / AÑO NUEVO
Thanks to all who have been sending their weekly donation through WeShare or in the mail. We have received many requests for our address to send donations.
Please send to:
The Liturgical Choir
As we enter a new season of worship, our Liturgical Choir invites new members to join us in song. Lift your voices to glorify God and enhance our celebration of the Mass. No audition or prior experience is required, just a desire to praise the Lord through music.
We meet Saturday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am at Mary Mother of Peace to rehearse a diverse choral repertoire for upcoming Masses and Holy Days. The choir sings at the 11:00 am Sunday Mass, as well as at Christmas Mass, Holy Week services, and other liturgical celebrations.
Joining the choir provides a meaningful way to connect with fellow parishioners, build community, and serve our church. Lifting voices together in worship is a powerful form of fellowship and an opportunity to minister to the congregation through inspirational music. Members find great reward in sharing their time and talents, drawing closer to one another and to the divine through song.
Youth ages 14 and up and adults of all ages are welcome. Contact Paul Szczerowski, Music Director, if interested (contact information at bottom). Let your voice be heard and through song as we will worship our Lord together!
The Handbell Choir
Ring in the New Liturgical Season!
Join our Handbell Choir as we initiate a new season of worship and praise! We are looking for new ringers to add their talents to our enthusiastic group. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and make joyful noises together. Handbells are a beautiful way to enhance our liturgical services and glorify God through music!
We rehearse Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm at Mary Mother of Peace and perform monthly during Sunday services. Music reading skills are helpful but we can teach you what you need to know. All ages high school and up are welcome. Contact Paul Szczerowski, Music Director, if interested in joining us (contact information at bottom). Let's make a joyful sound to the Lord!
The Contemporary Ensemble
The Contemporary Ensemble leads music at the English Masses for both Mary Mother of Peace and St. Michael the Archangel, from the second Sunday after Labor Day through the feast of Corpus Christi. In addition to vocalists, we utilize many instruments including guitars, percussion, bass and woodwinds, and typically rehearse 60-90 minutes before each liturgy. This Ensemble is open to all High School youth and adults of the parish. Come join us!
The Resurrection Choir
The Resurrection Choir is a group made up of volunteers from the parish who wish to share their musical talents during funeral liturgies. This group gathers 30 minutes before each funeral liturgy, practices once a month, and will sing the hymns chosen by the family for the liturgy. Funerals will be communicated to the members of this choir by email. Attendance at every funeral is not required to be a member of the Resurrection Choir. Come when you can and lend your voice! If interested, please contact Paul Szczerowski, Music Director (contact information at bottom).
The Cantor Ministry
In dialogue with the Assembly, cantors offer musical support as a gift of service to the people of St. Michael the Archangel/Mary Mother of Peace. Through sung prayer, they lead the assembly to full, active, and conscious participation for all our parish liturgical celebrations.
- Proclaims the Word (responsorial psalm) in dialogue with the assembly
- Leads dialogical music throughout liturgy: litanies, psalms, call and response pieces
- Leads verses at communion, allowing people to process at Communion without books
- Teaches new music and supports the assembly learning new liturgical repertoire
- Prays the general intercessions during the Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter seasons
Through sung prayer, cantors enjoy praising God, growing musically and spiritually, while enjoying each other’s friendship/mentorship. A strong pleasant voice, good sight-reading skills and an openness to learning new musical repertoire is recommended.
If you are interested in any of these ministries, please email the Music Director, Paul Szczerowski, at [email protected] or call (202) 489-7073.
Fr. Coine's 80th Birthday
80th Birthday Celebration!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Mass and Reception on
June 25th to help celebrate Fr. Coine’s 80th birthday!
To view photographs from the celebration, please visit the following links:
June 25, 2023
Catholic Charities Diaper Bank Drive
Mary Mother of Peace 4:00 PM (English)
St. Michael the Archangel 4:00 PM (Spanish)
St. Michael the Archangel 5:30 PM (Spanish)
St. Michael the Archangel 7:00 PM (English)
Mary Mother of Peace 7:30 AM (English) & 11:00 AM (English)
St. Michael the Archangel 7:00 AM (Spanish)
St. Michael the Archangel 9:00 AM (English)
St. Michael the Archangel 12:00 PM (Spanish)
MONDAY & TUESDAY:
St. Michael the Archangel 9:00 AM (English)
St. Michael the Archangel 7:00 PM (Spanish)
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY:
Mary Mother of Peace 9:00 AM (English)
Regular scheduled times exclude Holy Days. Check website and bulletin for change in times.
Closed for Lunch daily: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Parish Office: (302) 856-6451
Religious Education: (302) 856-0907
HORARIO DE OFICINA DE VERANO
Cerrado por Almuerzo: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Oficina Parroquial: (302) 856-6451
Oficina de Catequesis: (302) 856-0907
Inclement weather closings and delays:
For a list of closings and delays, visit www.wboc.com/closings or watch WBOC16TV for the "Closings " banner
PEDIR TARJETA (S) DE INTENCIÓN
Se le dirigirá a WeShare. Una vez que se procesa el pago, la oficina se comunicará con usted para obtener información.
2023 Collection Dates
January 14/15: Catholic University and Catholic Communications
February 4/5: Black and Indian Missions and Home Missions
March 4/5: Catholic Relief Services and Church in Latin America
April 7 (Good Friday): Holy Land Shrines
June 3/4: Diocesan Priests Retirement Fund
June 24/25: Collection for The Holy Father (Peter's Pence)
July 15/16: Aid to Catholic Church in Africa and Church in Central & Eastern Europe
August 12/13: Cathedral of Saint Peter
September 23/24: Share in the Spirit
October 21/22: World Mission Sunday
November 4/5: Catholic Campaign for Human Development
December 2/3: Religious Retirement