Faith and Charity Catholic Appeal
Faith and Charity Catholic Appeal
Catholic Diocese of Wilmington
P.O. Box 2030
Wilmington, DE 19899-2030
The Georgetown Quintet
Experience an enchanting evening of classical music as The Georgetown Quintet presents "Summer Breezes: Wind Quintet Delights from Around the World" at Mary Mother of Peace on June 11th at 4:00 p.m. Immerse yourself in a program of musical masterpieces from vacation destinations worldwide, featuring compositions by renowned artists such as Rota, Ravel, Ewazen, Milhaud, and Valerie Coleman.
Experience the rich cultural heritage of Italy with Nino Rota's Petite Offrande, or indulge in the romantic melodies of France with Maurice Ravel's Tombeau (France/Paris) Menuet. Eric Ewazen's Roaring Fork transports you to the picturesque landscapes of Colorado, while Denes Agay's Five Easy Dances brings the vibrant spirit of Budapest to life. Let Darius Milhaud's Le Cheminée whisk you away to the charming town of Aix-en-Provence, and Valerie Coleman's Umoja celebrate the vibrant cultures of Africa and the United States. Finally, revel in the lively rhythms of Cuba with Paquito D’Rivera's Aires Tropicales Movement 6 - Contredanza.
Featuring the extraordinary talents of Melissa Lindon on flute, Robert Huffman on oboe, Denis Malloy on clarinet, Alexander Rise on horn, and Nancy Switkes on bassoon, The Georgetown Quintet promises to deliver a mesmerizing performance that will transport you to distant lands.
Mark your calendars and join us for this unforgettable evening of classical music. Prepare to be captivated by the beauty and diversity of music from around the world. See you there!
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The Liturgical Choir
Attention all singers! Are you looking for a way to use your talents to serve your community and glorify God? Look no further! Our Liturgical Choir is always looking for new members to join our ranks. No prior choir experience is necessary - we welcome singers of all skill levels.
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
Do you love music and want to be an active part of our worship community at SMA/MMOP? Consider joining our Handbell Choir! No prior handbell experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and a dedication to practicing. 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.
Catholic Charities Diaper Bank Drive
Mary Mother of Peace 4:00 PM (English)
St. Michael the Archangel 4:30 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.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
(Effective May 26 - September 4, 2023)
Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-3:30pm (closed Fridays)
Closed for Lunch daily: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Parish Office: (302) 856-6451
Religious Education: (302) 856-0907
In observance of Juneteenth, the parish office will be closed on:
- Monday, June 19, 2023
HORARIO DE OFICINA DE VERANO
(Efectivo El 26 de Mayo-El 4 de Septiembre, 2023)
Lunes-Jueves: 9:30am-3:30pm (Cerrado los Viernes)
Cerrado por Almuerzo: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Oficina Parroquial: (302) 856-6451
Oficina de Catequesis: (302) 856-0907
En observación del dia de libertad, La oficina parroquial estara cerrada el:
- Lunes, 19 de Junio, 2023
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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