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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.


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.

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 Speaker and Supper and CYACC

Supper and Speaker
This Sunday (October 20) we will have our Supper and Speaker event. Ray Manza (St. Mary’s Parishioner) will speak on the topic of Business Ethics. We begin at 4:00 in the St. Mary’s Room, and the event will conclude around 7:00PM. Please join us for this enlightening presentation and discussion.

CYACC Murder Mystery Dinner
This Halloween, be prepared for swashbuckling pirates and elegant princesses, big-bad-wolves and Rumpelstitskin himself. What could bring all of these characters together, you ask? A murder mystery party, of course!
CYACC invites you to a night of costume-creating and crime-solving as we all seek to discover who committed the “murder” in the castle. Make sure you RSVP… you won’t want to miss out on this intriguing event!
You can RSVP and pay the $10 ticket fee at  

RSVP by this Friday, October 18!

Swing Dancing and Speaker & Supper

Swing Dance-Tonight 8:00 PM
St. John the Evangelist Church (in Philadelphia) will host a Swing Dance (with lessons) beginning at 8:00. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

SMYPP will set up a caravan/carpool so please contact me if you are interested in joining. 
If you plan on driving in yourself, mention St. John the Evangelist Church, while parking at the Loews Hotel parking structure at 20 S. 12th Street (right on the other side of the block from St. John’s) and you should be able to park for $8.

Supper and Speaker this Sunday 4-7PM
We will have 3 peer speakers attest to the power of God’s love and guidance in their lives. We look forward to hearing from Katherine Deegan, John Mullan and Chris Hartung on Sunday.
Supper and Speaker will begin at 4:00 with appetizers and fellowship in the St. Mary’s room of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church.

Pool Party!

The St. Mary’s Young Professionals’ annual pool party will take place at Dr. and Mrs. Bowens’ (St. Mary’s of the Assumption Parishioners) house. It is a pot luck event, so please bring a item for all to enjoy; appetizers, desserts and beverages are encouraged. Feel free to bring any lawn/yard games as well. If you can not bring an item, a $5 donation is encouraged.

Please bring your own swimsuit and towel.

Date: Sunday July 28, 2013

Time: 4:00-7:00PM

Location: Dr. and Mrs. Bowens’ House, Landenburg Pa.

For more information, including the Bowens’ address, contact Lottie Johnson ( or visit our blog (

St. Mary’s Young Professional Project (SMYPP) is a young adults group seeking to re-establish a young identity in the church. A community and a network, SMYPP exists to meet the social, spiritual, and intellectual needs of young adults, recent college graduates, and anyone open to the values of the Catholic Church while serving the larger community.

May Speaker & Supper

Our May speaker is Jack Neill, and he will be presenting on the topic “How did the Second Vatican Council Effect the Catholic Church.” The meeting will be on May 19th, from 4 to 7 pm.

Jack Neill is a member of St. Mary’s parish and is active in adult faith formation, hospital and nursing home ministry. He studied theology in Europe at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, immediately prior to Vatican II and had professors who had considerable influence on many of the documents that were issued by the Council. He spent most of his working life as a teacher and administrator in Catholic and public schools and universities, with a particular emphasis on collaborative and service learning.

April Speaker & Supper

We will be having our Supper and Speaker event this Sunday beginning at 4:00.

Our speaker thIs month Is Tom Shay. Tom is from Mary Campbell Center and he will speak about the struggles and opportunities of working with people with disabilities.