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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!

Upcoming November Events

Sunday, November 3
Liturgy and Lunch: This Sunday we will attend the 12:00 mass at St. Mary’s and sit in the two front pews on the right hand side of the church. After mass we will proceed to the St. Mary’s room for lunch games. See our Facebook page for more information

Friday November 8th
We will join the Jack’s YACs Swing Dance located at St. John the Evangelist in Philadelphia. Beginner lessons begin at 8:00. Open dance is 9-11:30. See their Facebook event for more information

Sunday November 17
Bishop Malooly will be the speaker at our next Supper and Speaker event, November 17, 4-7PM. Please mark your calendars! 

October Prayer Petitions

If you missed Supper and Speaker last Sunday, we added a prayer petition box next to the donation basket.  Our goal is to better meet your prayer needs while strengthening our bond spiritually and prayerfully.  As rough patches come up in our lives, and the lives of our friends and family, we invite you to share what you would like us to pray for.  Understanding that some of these prayer petitions are personal, you can always choose to remain anonymous.   

Here are last Sunday’s prayer petitions:

For all those seeking employment, that they will find something fulfilling.
For the success of “Come and Seek” and an increase in vocations.
For all our members of SMYPP!
For job discernment for John Mullan.
For all the unemployed.
For the oven.  (Last Sunday, the oven was acting up, please pray that it continues to work!)
And for all the unspoken intentions that we held in our hearts, and those voiced but not written down. We pray to the Lord,
Lord, hear our prayers.

Prayer is powerful, and thank you for the opportunity to support you with prayer.  How can we pray for you?

Service Project for Saturday

We have a service project planned for this Saturday 10/19 at St Mary’s in which we will assist 2 parishioners with some gardening tasks at church. We will meet at church on Saturday and the project usually lasts about 2 hours at the most. Time as of now is either to start at 10 or 12 noon. As soon as I know the start time, I will send that out. If you have questions or interested, please contact