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St. Michael the Archangel / Mary Mother of Peace Parish

LETTER FROM FR COINE updated 3.30.2020

A message from the Pastor


I write to thank you for the many uplifting messages I have received over the past few weeks, these have been greatly welcomed and appreciated.  Be assured that the priests of the parish will continue to keep you in our prayers, and that we pray for the nation, as well as all countries who are working to overcome this terrible pandemic.  We ask that you pray with us for the souls of the departed, the healing of those afflicted, and the continued health and strength of our law enforcement, first responders and health care professionals.


I look forward to the day when we are once again able to join together at the table of the Lord to hear His sacred word and share in the blessed Eucharist.  We are working with our Music Ministry and Liturgy Committee to ensure a joyous and thankful celebration when we are once again permitted to hold a Mass for the entire community.  For the foreseeable future, however, Fr. Brady, Fr. Idelmo and I must continue to say our Masses in private.  I am sorry to say that this will include all services for Easter, including Palm Sunday, Holy Week and the Easter Triduum.  Distribution of palm will not be taking place in any form this Sunday.  We will attempt to preserve our palm to be blessed and distributed once restrictions are lifted.  All services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday will be held privately by our priests.  You may join in the celebration of the Eucharist at home by accessing one of the many daily and weekly livestreamed or recorded Masses in our Diocese; you will find more information and links on CDOW.org, or our website, SMAMMOP.com.


Finally, I wish to express my extreme gratitude to those of you who have sent your weekly donations through the mail, online and through our website.  We have had an overwhelming response, and have received over $7,000 this past week from those of you who are able to continue your contributions to help defray the costs of operating the parish buildings and offices.  Only with your donations will we be able to pay our vendors, utilities, and facilities maintenance personnel.  We are making every effort to keep our dedicated staff employed, many of whom are working from home, and who are so necessary to supporting you, our parishioners, during this critical time.  We have also received donations to St. Vincent DePaul, Mary’s House, Catholic Charities, and Operation Rice Bowl, charities that are needed now more than ever in our local community and throughout the Diocese.   I am truly humbled by your generosity.


If you need to be in contact with any member of our parish staff, please email or call.  The Office phone number is 302-856-6451.  Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.  If you need an anointing in the event of imminent death, please call our emergency number at 302-278-1484.  Our email address is [email protected].  


I pray for the Lord’s blessing on you and your loved ones.  


Yours in Christ


Father Coine



Un mensaje de nuestro párroco:

Les escribo para agradecerles por los varios mensajes alentadores que he recibido en las
últimas semanas, esto han sido muy bien recibidos y apreciado. Tenga la seguridad de que los
sacerdotes de la parroquia continuarán manteniéndolos en nuestras oraciones, y que oremos
por la nación, así como por todos los países que están trabajando para superar esta terrible
pandemia. Le pedimos que ore con nosotros por las almas de los difuntos, la curación de los
afligidos y la salud y la fuerza continua de nuestros agentes de la ley, socorristas y profesionales
de la salud.
Espero con ansias el día en que una vez más podamos unirnos en la mesa del Señor para
escuchar Su Palabra sagrada y compartir la bendita Eucaristía. Estamos trabajando con nuestro
Ministerio de Música y Comité de Liturgia una Misa de alegría y agradecimiento para cuando
una vez más se nos permita, sería una Misa para toda la comunidad. Para el futuro previsible,
sin embargo, el P. Brady, P. Idelmo y yo debemos continuar diciendo nuestras misas en privado.
Lamento decir que esto incluirá todos los servicios para la Pascua, incluyendo Domingo de
Ramos, la Semana Santa y el Triduo Pascual. La distribución de la palma no se realizará de
ninguna forma este domingo. Intentaremos resguardar las palmas para ser bendecidos y
distribuidos una vez que se levanten las restricciones. Todos los servicios para el Jueves Santo,
Viernes Santo, Vigilia Pascual y Domingo de Pascua serán en privado por nuestros sacerdotes.
Puedes unirte a la celebración de la Eucaristía en casa accediendo a una de las varias misas
diarias y semanales en vivo o pregrabadas en nuestra Diócesis; encontrará más información y
enlaces en CDOW.org, EWTN en español o en nuestro sitio web, SMAMMOP.com.

Finalmente, deseo expresar mi extrema gratitud a aquellos de ustedes que han enviado sus
donaciones semanales por correo, en línea y a través de nuestro sitio web. Hemos recibido una
sorprendente respuesta y hemos recibido más de $7,000 la semana pasada de aquellos de
ustedes que pueden continuar sus contribuciones para ayudar a financiar los costos de
operación de los edificios y oficinas de la parroquia. Solo con sus donaciones podremos pagar a
nuestros proveedores, servicios públicos y personal de mantenimiento de las instalaciones.
Estamos haciendo todo lo posible para mantener a nuestro dedicado equipo de personal
empleado, ya que muchos de los cuales trabajan desde casa, y que son tan necesarios para
seguir apoyándolos a ustedes, nuestros feligreses, durante este momento crítico. También
hemos recibido donaciones a St. Vincent DePaul, Mary’s House, Catholic Charities y Operation
Rice Bowl, organizaciones benéficas que se necesitan ahora más que nunca en nuestra
comunidad local y en toda la Diócesis. Estoy realmente humillado por su generosidad.  
Si necesita ponerse en contacto con algún miembro de nuestro personal parroquial, envíe un
correo electrónico o llame. El número de teléfono de oficina es 302-856-6451. Por favor, deje

un mensaje y su llamada será devuelta lo antes posible. Si necesita una Unción en caso de
muerte inminente, llame a nuestro número de emergencia al 302-278-1484. Nuestra dirección
de correo electrónico es [email protected] .  
Rezo por la bendición del Señor sobre usted y sus seres queridos.  

Tuyo en Cristo,  
Padre Coine


Responding to Coronavirus


In order to keep the Catholic community of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore up-to-date regarding our efforts to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Diocese of Wilmington has set up this webpage (cdow.org/coronavirus).

At the advice of government officials, and after consultation with medical professionals, Bishop Francis Malooly has canceled all public Masses, weddings, baptisms, funerals, prayer services, confessions, etc., in the Diocese of Wilmington until further notice. The only sacraments that will be administered by priests will be when someone is in the danger of death.  This effort is designed to help safeguard the public and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“We do not take this action lightly and without prayerful consideration,” Bishop Malooly said. “We must put the health and well-being of our parishioners first. I invite the faithful to stay connected to their parish community electronically, and to participate in Mass via television and the Internet, during this challenging time.”

Additionally, all diocesan and parish Catholic schools and religious education programs, in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, will be closed or canceled until May 18, 2020. The CYM  Spring Sports season has been canceled.

Keep up-to-date on local, national and international news during this challenging time. Visit www.TheDialog.org and sign-up for weekly and breaking news delivered to your inbox with The Angelus.

Distribution of Palm
In light of the increasing restrictions going into effect in the State of Maryland and anticipating similar restrictions for the State of Delaware, the distribution of palm is not to take place in any form. Parishes that are able to can keep the palm in a cool, dry place and distribute them after restrictions are lifted.
Holy Week Schedule
The following will be live-streamed at www.YouTube.com/DioceseOfWilm, from the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will preside.
​Palm Sunday ​Saturday, April 4 ​4 pm
​Holy Thursday ​Thursday, April 9 ​4 pm
​Good Friday ​Friday, April 10 3 pm​
​Easter Vigil ​Saturday, April 11 ​8 pm
​Easter ​Sunday, April 12 8 am

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Sitios web masivos en español

Bishop Malooly: Public Catholic Masses canceled in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore to help limit spread of coronavirus

Announced March 15, 2020...

At the advice of government officials, and after consultation with medical professionals, the bishop made the decision that goes in effect immediately and until further notice to help safeguard the public and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“We do not take this action lightly and without prayerful consideration,” Bishop Malooly said in a statement released by the diocese. “We must put the health and well-being of our parishioners first. I invite the faithful to stay connected to their parish community electronically, and to participate in Mass via television and the Internet, during this challenging time.”

The Diocese of Wilmington has set up a website – cdow.org/coronavirus – with information for Catholics in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including a viewable Sunday Mass recorded March 14 at Wilmington’s Cathedral of Saint Peter.

On March 13, the bishop dispensed of the Sunday obligation to attend Mass in the effort to limit the spread of the disease.

Regulations limiting large gatherings have been adopted in both states and the dispensation was intended to conform to those guidelines.

“Additionally, all diocesan and parish Catholic schools and religious education programs, in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, will be closed or canceled for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16, 2020,” according to the statement March 13 from the diocese. “As of now, schools are scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 30, 2020. All CYM sports events have been cancelled until further notice.”

Schools superintendent Louis De Angelo alerted school communities of the decision March 13.

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868 and comprises 56 parishes, 18 missions and 36 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.


Religious Education 2019/2020 Schedule

St. Michael the Archangel
Sundays - 10:00am -11:30am
Grades 1 thru 10 (plus Sacrament 2 for older children -except for Grade 2**)
**Tuesdays - 5:30pm to 6:50pm:  Grade 2**

Mary Mother of Peace
Wednesdays - 6:30pm to 8:00pm:  Grades 6 thru 10 (plus Sacrament 1 for older children)
Thursdays - 6:00pm to 7:30pm:  Grades 1 thru 5 (plus Sacrament 2 for older children)

Mass Times


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

St. Michael the Archangel 9:00 AM ENG

St. Michael the Archangel 7:00 PM HSP

Mary Mother of Peace 9:00 AM

* Parish Mass Schedule Line: (302) 945-4044

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Sept. 3rd, 2019 through May 25th, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm M-F (except holidays)
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm CLOSED for lunch

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

Director of Religious Education 

St. Michael the Archangel/Mary Mother of Peace Parish in Georgetown DE is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week; benefits not included) Director of Religious Education to develop, implement and evaluate all formal Religious Education in the Parish from 1st through 8th grade for approximately 300 students enrolled between our two churches in Millsboro and Georgetown.  The Director will work in collaboration with the Coordinator of Faith Formation and the Coordinator for Confirmation to implement the Parish Religious Education Program. 

Minimum required qualifications will include: 

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing committed to the authentic teachings of the Catholic Faith. 
  • A degree in religious education, theology or general education and knowledge skills and abilities obtained through 3 years of parish experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Bilingual a plus. 

Mail confidential cover letter and resume to:

Rev. Robert E. Coine, Pastor

St. Michael the Archangel/Mary Mother of Peace

202 Edward Street

Georgetown, DE  19947

or email: 

[email protected]

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 31, 2020 


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Diocese Collections

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