Catechist Training Program
Catechist Training Program
We are always looking for parishioners who want to be catechists teaching RCIA Catechumens/Candidates for Adults. Any adult parishioner who may be interested in doing this program, please contact Fr. Brady at the parish office for more information.
Phone: (302) 856-6451 | Email: [email protected]
Ministry Fair / Feria Ministerial
The Liturgical Choir
The Liturgical Choir is comprised of parishioners who desire to bring more joy and a deeper meaning to our liturgies through song. They minister at the 11:00 a.m. English Masses at Mary Mother of Peace from the second Sunday after Labor Day through the feast of Corpus Christi. The Liturgical Choir is also the principal ensemble for special parish liturgies such as Christmas Mass and Easter Vigil. Music repertoire for the Choir ranges from traditional to contemporary. The choir also sings for special liturgical celebrations such as Lessons and Carols and the Sung Rosary. Rehearsals are held each Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at MMOP.
The Handbell Choir
The SMA/MMOP Handbell Bell Choir rings on a four-octave set of Schulmerich Handbells and is one of the few Catholic churches in southern Delaware blessed with the opportunity to do so. People join to play what is, in effect, one instrument. The Handbell Choir plays hymn settings, processionals, service music and handbell repertoire at select Masses and special liturgies throughout the year. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at MMOP. This choir is a wonderful way to get involved with the Music Ministry here at parish! The ability to read music is helpful, but not a requirement however, a love of music is a prerequisite!
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 of parishioners (both vocalists and musicians) who lead the hymn singing, psalmody and mass parts as ministry to the grieving families of the parish. This dedicated group is always open to additional members and rehearses one hour prior to the funeral liturgy.
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.
Religious Education / Educación Religiosa
Our Confirmation Program is looking for a bilingual volunteer as a catechist assistant. Our confirmation program works with students in grades 9 - 12 and meets twice a month on Monday's in the afternoon.
If you're able to help or for more information, please call Yeny at (302) 278-3570 or email at [email protected].
NECESITAMOS ASISTENTES BILINGÜES
Nuestro Programa de Confirmación está buscando un voluntario bilingüe como asistente de los catequistas. Nuestro programa de confirmación trabaja con estudiantes en los grados 9 - 12 y se reúne dos veces al mes los lunes por la tarde.
Si puede ayudar o para más información de los requisitos por favor de llamar a Yeny al (302) 278-3570 o envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected].
Religious Education Office Hours/Horarios de la Oficina de la Educación Religiosa
Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage in New Castle
St. Jude The Apostle is sponsoring a Bus Trip
(7:00 AM departure from St. Jude’s)
All events are free, however, the round-trip bus service to New Castle, DE is $30/ person.
First-come-first served reservations are required.
(St. Jude parishioners are given first priority.)
Please call St. Jude’s office for details at (302) 644-7300.
Diocese of Wilmington Diocesan Synod Consultation 2022
After months of hard work and prayer, the Synod Final Summary Report for the Diocesan Phase of the Synod has been completed and submitted to Bishop William Koenig. The report will be sent to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for inclusion in their report to the Vatican. Additionally, a Ten Best Practices document has been created as a guide for any Catholic parish, school, or organization to better embrace and respond to our calling as a synodal Church. All are invited to read the Report and Ten Best Practices at www.cdow.org/Synod.
Irish Tenor Mark Forrest
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Mary Mother of Peace 4:00 PM
St. Michael the Archangel 4:30 PM HSP
St. Michael the Archangel 7:00 PM ENG
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St. Michael the Archangel 7:00 AM HSP
St. Michael the Archangel 9:00 AM ENG
St. Michael the Archangel 12:00 PM HSP
MONDAY & TUESDAY:
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WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY:
Mary Mother of Peace 9:00 AM
Closed for Lunch daily: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Parish Office: (302) 856-6451
Religious Education: (302) 856-0907
HORARIO DE OFICINA
Lunes-Viernes: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Almuerzo (Cerrado) 12:00pm-12:30pm
Oficina Parroquial: 302-856-6451
Oficina de la Catequesis: 302-856-0907
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2022 Collection Dates
January 15/16: Catholic University and Catholic Communications
February 5/6: Black and Indian Missions and Home Missions
Lent: Rice Bowl
March 5/6: Catholic Relief Services and Church in Latin America
April 15: (Good Friday) Holy Land Shrines
April 30/May 1: Annual Catholic Appeal Commitment Weekend
June 4/5: Diocesan Priests Retirement Fund
June 25/26: Works of The Holy Father (Peter's Pence)
July 2/3 (Optional): Aid to Catholic Church in Africa and Church in Central & Eastern Europe
August 13/14: Cathedral of Saint Peter
September 24/25: Share in The Spirit
October 22/23: World Mission Sunday and Catholic Campaign for Human Development
November 5/6: Archdiocese for the Military Services
December 3/4: Religious Retirement