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SMYPP Supper and Speaker 9/21

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On Sunday, September 21st SMYPP held a Supper and Speaker event, where member Cecil Coutinho, PhD gave a talk about Science and Christianity. Cecil has been a member of our group for about six months, and has quickly become an integral part of SMYPP. This talk revolved around questions he has been asked as he has gone through his life as a Catholic and a scientist. Some highlights of his talk included a discussion on the beginning of the world, the story of 3’s and how he finds ways to evangelize in the workplace. This event also featured a delicious dinner and some networking before and after the talk.

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Ways to Evangelize in the Workplace

 Attend daily mass during lunch hour 1x a week (invite a coworker to join you!)
 Carry a rosary on you, or in your car and don’t be shy about answering when someone asks about it.
 Behave in a Christian way, and lead by example.
If anyone has any other techniques or ideas, feel free to share them!


The Story of 3’s

In the Bible, and in our faith, we learn about the Trinity of the Lord, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They are all part of one Trinity and yet different from each other. This can be analogized to the coordinate systems used in mathematics and engineering, such as Cartesian (x, y, z). To learn more about the story of 3’s, feel free to ask Cecil when you next see him, or do your own research.


Summary by Cait McRae
Photos by Carla Spitelle

Upcoming Events

Supper and Speaker
Sunday, September 19th 4:00-7:00
Our monthly Supper and Speaker series will continue this Sunday with SMYPP member Dr. Cecil Coutinho who will examine the role of science in society and the presence of God within the scientific realm. While theology and science are two different disciplines, he will highlight numerous ways in which they are complementary. The talk will examine how God directs nature which has in turn directed multiple scientific achievements. Cecil will also discuss common misconceptions which aim to replace God with science and will arm the audience with intellectual scientific and theological facts.

About the speaker: Dr. Cecil Coutinho is currently a senior engineer at Ashland and an active young adult at SMYPP. Before moving to Delaware, Dr. Coutinho worked on staff at EINK-MIT in Cambridge, helping to develop the next generation Amazon Kindle E-readers. He will detail the role faith has played in his life throughout his scientific career.


Discussion Group
Monday, September 20th 7:00 PM
We will continue the discussion of the relationship between faith and science in a small group setting.

Liturgy and Lunch
Sunday, October 5th 12:00 PM
We will attend the noon Mass at St. Mary’s as a group. Afterward, we will enjoy lunch, fellowship, and board games in the St. Mary’s room.

Swing Dance 
Friday, October 10th 8:00 PM
Lessons begin at 8:00PM (doors open at 7:45). Open Dancing from 9-11 PM. Admission is $8 which covers lessons, beverages and snacks. No previous experience or dance partner necessary.

Discussion Groups, Wine Tasting, and More!

We had our very FIRST bi-monthly discussion group tonight at 7:30 PM at St. Mary’s. The topic was Pope Francis.  Keep an eye out for our future discussion groups, to be held at St. Mary’s at 7:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.

We will also be hosting a Wine Tasting tomorrow night at 7:00 PM at St. Mary’s. There are still a few spots open, so please let us know if you are interested in joining us. The cost is $10.

Liturgy and Lunch
This Sunday (February 2nd) beginning with the 12:00 PM Mass.  Afterward, we will enjoy lunch and games in the St. Mary’s room. A $5 donation is requested.

Our Swing Dance will be held on February 7th.
Beginner lessons will be from 8:00-9:00 PM. Open dancing will be from 9:00-11:30. The cost is $8 and gets you lessons, food and beverages.

More January Events!

Supper and Speaker
Sunday, January 19th 4:00-7:00
Our monthly Supper and Speaker series will continue this Sunday. St. Mary’s Parishioner, Fred Perella, will talk about the history and work of the Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, and discuss religious philanthropy, including bringing one’s faith to such efforts and considering a career in that field. A $5 donation is requested for this event.

Discussion Groups
Monday, January 27 7:30 PM
SMYPP is now hosting small group, faith-based discussions on each 2nd and 4th Monday. The goal of these discussions is to read, reflect on, and discuss an article pertaining to certain topic, increasing each individual’s knowledge and understanding. These discussions will take place at St. Mary’s.
Topic: Pope Francis

Wine Tasting
Tuesday, January 28th 7:00 PM
SMYPP member Mike Solomon is organizing a wine tasting at St. Mary’s. Attendees will be given a brief introduction to grapes, climates and growing conditions, and they’ll be taught how to taste wine. Three reds and 3 whites will be sampled. Light snacks will be provided. Facebook:

Limited admission, $10 payment required in advance. RSVP to Lottie.

Other local events this week:

The Thirsting Concert
Sponsored by the Catholic Young Adults of Chester County
Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 PM
The Thirsting is one of the featured bands at the Catholic Underground. This promises to be an uplifting night of song. A goodwill offering will be taken at the event. Located at the Knights of Columbus, 110 W Market St, West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382

Swing Dance (in Philadelphia)
Sponsored by Jack’s YACs
Beginner lessons will start at 8:00 (doors open at 7:45). Admission is $8 which covers lessons, beverages and snacks. SMYPP will organize a carpool leaving from Wilmington at 7:00, please let me know if you’re interested in joining it.

Upcoming January Events!

Sunday Jan. 5th-Liturgy and Lunch
We will meet for the St. Mary’s 12:00PM mass, and have lunch and play board games afterwards. A $5 donation is requested.

Thursday, January 9th-Karaoke Night
 We hope you will join us at 9:30PM at On The Rocks Bar, for a fun-filled night of karaoke. The address is 776 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark.

Wednesday, January 15th-The Thirsting Concert
CYACC (Catholic Young Adults of Chester County) is hosting a concert performed by The Thirsting. We will most likely organize carpools to the event. Please e-mail me, or check out the facebook page for more details.

Friday, January 17th- Swing Dance (sponsored by the Philadelphia-based Jack’s YACs)
Lessons will begin at 8:00, we will organize carpools to Philadelphia. Mark your calendars, more information to follow.

Sunday, January 19th-Supper and Speaker 4:00-7:00PM
Mark your calendars, more information to follow.

Swing Dance Tomorrow!

On behalf of Fr. Chris, Fr. Dillingham and the entire SMYPP leadership team, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

I would also like to remind you that we will be hosting a Christmas/New Year’s themed Swing dance, tomorrow at St. Mary’s. Beginner lessons begin at 8:00 PM and the dance will run until 11:30 PM. The cost is $8 which covers admission, beverages and snacks. Feel free to dress in your holiday best!

Christmas Party!

Our SMYPP Annual Christmas Party will be help tomorrow (Sunday) Dec. 15th from 4-7PM. It will be held at Elizabeth House 803 S. Broom St. Wilmington, DE 19805.

The address you should put in your GPS is 1450 Oak St. Wilmington.

This is a pot luck dinner, and Christmas social. 

Please let me know if you would like to bring anything, or if you have any other questions. Or check out our Facebook event:

November Meeting: Bishop Malooly

November Speaker & Supper

Just a reminder that Bishop Malooly will be the speaker at our next Supper and Speaker event this Sunday, November 17th, from 4-7 pm. Come enjoy dinner and a chance to meet our Bishop!