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Saturday, September 26th, tune in to learn about the Annual Diocese of Wilmington Marian Pilgrimage that is being held on Saturday, October 3, 2020. After it airs, listen online anytime at www.cdow.org/CatholicForum, or search “Catholic Forum” on Apple, Spotify, or iHeartRadio podcasts. For photos, information regarding upcoming guests, links and more, “Like” Catholic Forum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Catholicforum.
Next Saturday, October 3rd, learn about Respect Life Month and life issues that we face in our area when Molly Sheahan from the Maryland Catholic Conference is the guest. Listen to Catholic Forum online anytime at www.cdow.org/CatholicForum, or search “Catholic Forum” on Apple, Spotify, or iHeartRadio podcasts. For photos, information regarding upcoming guests, links and more, “Like” Catholic Forum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Catholicforum
Attention active and retired law enforcement, fire, EMT, and military personnel and their families.
Bishop Malooly invites you to the 2020 Diocese of Wilmington “Blue Mass,” in-person or live-streamed on Friday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Elizabeth Church, 809 South Broom Street, Wilmington, Delaware. Masks and social distancing is required. Visit cdow.org/coronavirus for details. The “Blue Mass” honors the local, county, state, and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency medical, and military personnel who live and work in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Those currently serving, the retired, and their families are invited to attend or watch the live-stream on the Diocese of Wilmington YouTube Channel – www.YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. Thank you for your service.
Marian Pilgrimage Mass
This year's online Diocese of Wilmington Marian Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Begin your pilgrimage with morning mass at 8:00 with Father Brian Lewis on his Godcast with Father Lewis YouTube channel and on cdow.org/Mary. Watch for videos posted throughout the day at YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. The pilgrimage concludes with Mass with Bishop Malooly at 4 p.m. at YouTube.com/DioceseofWilm. This year's theme is Mary, Mother of All Nations. Visit cdow.org/Mary for information.
A Letter on Racial Justice
A Zoom forum on “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church” sponsored by St. Catherine of Siena and Resurrection Parishes will be held on four Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm. September 30th, October 14th and October 28th and November 11th. Text will be Fr. Bryan Massingale’s book by that name. There will be discussion of the book, then testimony by panel members with feedback from listeners. To sign up and receive a zoom link and a copy of the book, contact St. Catherine of Siena Parish at 302-633-4900 or email Fr. John Hynes at [email protected].
A MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR updated 6.9.2020
Greetings and Blessings! I appreciate your continued cooperation as we work through the trial and error of our gradual re-opening, and I thank you for your letters and emails in support of our efforts. It has been wonderful to see the familiar faces of those of you who have been able to come back for prayer, confession and to join in the Celebration of the Eucharist. We are actively seeking volunteer ushers and greeters at all weekday and weekend Masses. If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 and would like to help, please call the office at 302-856-6451.
Although we have resumed our regular Mass schedule, I remind you that we will adhere to the following guidelines until further notice:
- Those over age 65 or with other health conditions should consider staying at home to minimize risk. Please remember that many daily and weekend Masses are offered online; you may find a list of resources on our website at https://www.smammop.com, or on the Diocese of Wilmington website at https://www.cdow.org
- Cloth face coverings are required for anyone over age 12 for entrance to the church. Masks are not provided, please bring your own face covering. (Face coverings should not be worn by children under 2 years of age due to risk of suffocation. See the Governor’s Guidance for face coverings at https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/guidance-for-face-coverings/)
- Maximum occupancy of 25 people for weekday Masses at both SMA and MMOP (Tuesday evening Spanish Masses at SMA have maximum occupancy of 115 in the church and 50 in the Parish Hall).
- Maximum occupancy for MMOP weekend Masses – 160
- Maximum occupancy for SMA weekend Masses – 115 in the church and 50 in the Parish Hall.
- Social distancing of 6 feet required. Every other pew to remain unoccupied.
- We are deeply appreciative of those of you who have continued to support the church through your donations over the past few months. With our office and church reopenings we will have increased expenses; please prayerfully consider contributing today. Designated baskets are provided in the churches for envelopes and offerings. You may also send your donations to the office or sign up for online giving on our website https://www.smammop.com.
As a further safety precaution, we have removed all missals and hymnals from the churches. Weekly worship aids are provided on our website at https://www.smammop.com; you may follow using your smartphone or tablet. Please remember to silence your device while in the church.
It is my hope that, over time, we can continue to relax our restrictions and guidelines until we determine what our new “normal” practices will be. Fr. Brady, Fr. Idelmo and I continue to keep you all in our prayers.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Robert E. Coine
Religious Education News
For the Spanish Community
We are continuing to see a high volume of Spanish speaking COVID patients, some waiting too long before seeking treatment. The language barrier is creating some misunderstanding of information related to the virus. Please help share to any of your connections or friends that may benefit from the video. We are here to help and the more education that reaches these communities the more luck we may have with flattening the curve in our county and surrounding areas. https://www.facebook.com/ChooseNanticoke/videos/2651253795111328/
Mensaje Urgente para la Comunidad Hispana
Se han comunicado con la parroquia personal que trabaja en los hospitales y están combatiendo el Coronavirus o COVID-19. Hay una preocupación muy grande por la comunidad hispana ya que nos han informado que los número de casos de contagio esta subiendo entre la comunidad hispana y la mayorías de los casos en el hospital son hispanos. Si nos fijamos en el mapa de Delaware en el condado de Sussex los pueblos más afectados son Milford y Georgetown.
Ahora sabemos que hay un debate de cerrar completamente ciertas compañías pero también la Comunidad Hispana aporta con seguir presentándose a trabajar en áreas donde hay alto contagio del virus y/o no están siguiendo los protocoles de seguridad como lavarse las manos, usar un tapa bocas o mascarillas, seguir los 6 pies de distancia entre personas, NO PRESENTARSE O SALIR DE CASA SI ESTA PADECIENDO SIMTOMAS DE ESTAR ENFERMO, etc.
Seamos realistas en este país, nadie se va morir de hambre ya que somos bendecidos con bancos de comidas y escuelas públicos que están regalando comida. Muchos de las compañías de billes o utilidades están ofreciendo un plan económico si no pueden pagar ciertas facturas. El gobernador ha declarado que nadie puede ser desalojado de su vivienda por falta de pago o perder servicios por falta de pago. Así que la opción de quedarte en casa para proteger no solo tu salud si no de tu familia y de las demás personas es posible. Por favor hagamos conciencia!
También nos han informado que hay personas que pueden tener el virus sin saberlo, pero pueden contagiar. Es por eso que recomiendan el uso de mascarillas o tapa bocas cuando salimos. Personas que están padeciendo síntomas tiene que aislarse completamente hasta 14 días para prevenir contagio. Esto incluye aislarse de su propia familia en su casa.
TENER FE IMPLICA OBEDECER Y SER HUMILDES NO EGOISTAS.
Aquí les compartimos un link de una doctora del hospital de Seaford, DE: https://www.facebook.com/1420553256/posts/10222728524467984/?sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=e
Mary Mother of Peace 4:00 PM
St. Michael the Archangel 4:30 PM HSP
St. Michael the Archangel 7:00 PM ENG
Mary Mother of Peace 7:30 AM & 11:00 AM
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:
St. Michael the Archangel 9:00 AM ENG
St. Michael the Archangel 7:00 PM HSP
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY:
Mary Mother of Peace 9:00 AM
* Parish Mass Schedule Line: (302) 945-4044
MASS INTENTIONS GUIDELINES
9:30am - 3:30pm
(12:00pm to 12:30pm CLOSED for lunch)
***BY APPOINTMENT ONLY***
Please call 302-856-6451 to schedule
No Admittance Without A Mask
Inclement weather closings and delays:
For a list of closings and delays, visit www.wboc.com/closings or watch WBOC16 TV for the "Closings " banner
Spanish radio WYUS 930 AM and WGMD 92.7 FM will also announce cancellations
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DIRECTRICES DE INTENCIONES
2020 Collection Dates
January 18/19: Catholic University and Catholic Communications
February 8/9: Black and Indian Missions and Home Missions
Feb 29 & Mar 1: Catholic Relief Services and Latin America
February 26: (Ash Wednesday, First day of Lent) Rice Bowl
April 10: (Good Friday) Holy Land Shrines
April 25/26: Annual Catholic Appeal Commitment Weekend
May 30/31: Diocesan Priests Retirement Fund
June 27/28: Works of The Holy Father
July 4/5 (Optional): Aid to Catholic Church in Africa and Central & Eastern Europe
August 15/16: Cathedral of Saint Peter
September 26/27: Share in The Spirit
October 24/25: World Mission Sunday
November 21/22: Catholic Campaign for Human Development
December 5/6: Religious Retirement