April 4-5 - Saint Margaret of Scotland Parish

Parish Office Staff
Parish Life
Pastor: Rev. Msgr. John P. Hopkins
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Mike DeShaies: 302-365-5136
Tommy Watts
Austin Lobo
Religious Education
Madeline Romano
[email protected]
Pastoral Associate
Sr. Catherine Charles, SND
[email protected]
Parish Support Staff
Tina Maichle
[email protected]
Lois Nowell
[email protected]
Patricia Golt
[email protected]
General Information
[email protected]
Parish Ministries
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
Kathy Linsner: 302-832-1488
Lynn Woerner: 302-836-5206
Altar Servers
David or Lisa Carey: 738-9530
Suzanne Kirk: 302-369-6443
Cantors & Choir
Tom Mucchetti: 610-220-2690
Mary Kate Newell: 302-521-7788
Knights of Columbus
Rob Szczerba: 302-836-5806
Teri Dzik: 302-834-5590
Parent Bereavement Group
Irene Felker: 302-834-8259
Jean Brady: 302-738-5126
Prayer Line
Karen Kolek: 302-834-0225 ext. 108
Lectio Divina
Susan Brubaker: 302-834-1671
Pastoral Counseling
Sandy Cooper: 302-738-4539
Bible Study and Faith Sharing
Deacon Tommy Watts: 302-834-5408
Boy Scouts
Steve Williams: 302-270-1383
Cub Scouts
Joe Musike 302-545-8149
Friends of St. Margaret (50 +)
Sr. Catherine Charles: 302-834-0225 ex. 105
St. Margaret of Scotland Football Team
Michael Klepacki: 302-229-2285
Golf Committee
Mike DeShaies: 302-365-5136
Mike Ryan: 302-283-1474
Church Cleaning Group
Barbara Coates: 302-838-7738
Janet and Ed Tyczkowski: 302-832-1057
Nursery / Babysitting
Megan Januszka: 302-454-0112
Doughnuts / Refreshments after Mass
Cindy Sparco: 302-836-0385
Welcoming Committee
Trish Gerhart: 302-379-3869
Prayer Shawl
Sara Moss Starkey: 302-836-4008
Barbara Coates: 302-838-7738
Margaret’s Song (guitar & choir)
John and Patty Jacob: 302-388-0767
Social Justice Committee
Bill Mitchell: 302-836-6006
Meg Kane-Smith: 302-836-3511
Ministry of Hospitality (Ushers)
Tim Higgins: 302-836-1099
Women at the Well
Janet McGehean: 302-392-2236
RCIA ( The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Michael Felker: 302-834-8259
Francis Woerner: 302-836-5206
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Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am & 10:30 am
Weekday: Mon., Wed., & Fr i. 8:30 am
Holy Day: 8:30 am & 7:00 pm
Reconciliation: Sat. 4:30 pm
Rosary: Thur s. 7:00 pm
Recitation of the Rosary is held every Thursday
at 7:00 p.m. in the church.
Easter Sunday of the
Resurrection of the Lord
April 4 & 5, 2015
Living the Paschal Mystery
Jesus’ life, suffering, death, and resurrection happened
to him as historical events, but they also happen to all
of us who claim to be his followers. These high holy
days are a reminder and celebration of who we
ourselves are and what our own lives are about: being
faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Like Jesus, we empty
ourselves for the good of others, we give over our wills
for the other. Like the martyrs of long ago and our
martyrs of today, we are called to be so faithful to
Christ that nothing—even suffering and death— gets in
the way of our imitating him. The issue, to repeat, is
not the pain of suffering or even death. The issue is that
we are to witness—be martyrs—to the risen Presence of
Jesus among us, to his victory over death, and to the
new Life he offers us. This is what we celebrate these
days. Yes, indeed, Jesus’ suffering can teach us much.
-Living Liturgy
First Friday Adoration
Adoration is held from 9am - 10am
on the first Friday of every month. All are welcome to
join us in worshiping our Lord.
Mass Intentions
April 6
April 8
April 10
April 11
April 12
8:30 am
8:30 am
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 am
10:30 am
Joseph Romano
Margaret Willig
Michael Hushen
Angela Belas
James Dzomba
Thomas Holmes
Baptisms can be scheduled on most Sundays at noon
or during any of our Masses. If this is your first child
you are required to attend a class before the Baptism
can be scheduled. The next baptismal class is April
28th at 7:00pm. Call the office to schedule.
Saturday at 4:30pm or by appointment.
Consult the parish priest at least one year before your
wedding date.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new parishioners to St. Margaret of Scotland Parish:
Ms. Amanda Piccioni
Mr. John Sumner
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Parish News
St. Vincent de Paul Food Closet
Thank you for your generous donations to satisfy the needs of the
food closet. The items that are currently needed are juice, pancake
mix, syrup, cereal and canned ham/meat. Thank you for your
generosity in helping to feed and care for the community. Thank
you for your generosity.
From the Religious Ed Office:
We would like to wish all of our RE families many
Easter Blessings! Don’t forget that we have class on April 12 &
14! Progress Reports and corrected Assessments will be sent home.
RE Registration forms and deposits are due back to Mrs. Romano no later than April 15 for current RE families.
VBS Save the Date! This year’s Vacation Bible School will be
held the week of August 3, here at the parish. The theme this year is
Camp Discovery.
Confirmation: The next class is April 12th at 6:30pm in the
church. Information will be given to the Candidates regarding Retreats and attire for Confirmation.
Tony Francia Memorial
Golf Tournament
St. Margaret’s annual Tony Francia Memorial Golf
Tournament will be held June 11, 2015 at Cavaliers Country Club in
Newark. The cost is $125 per golfer and the proceeds will be donated to our campaign to build a social hall. We had 89 golfers play last
year; our goal this year is 100 golfers. Golf committee members will
be available in the gathering space in a few weeks to register this
year’s participants. Come on out for a fun day on the links with your
fellow parishioners and help support the campaign for our social
For more information, please contact Mike Deshaies
([email protected]) or Mike Ryan ([email protected]).
The Knights of Columbus St. David Council will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on
April 18, from 4 PM to 8 PM in the
Christ the Teacher Cafeteria. Cost of the
event is $ 10.00 for Adults and $ 6.00 for children under 12.
There will be a cash bar for beer and wine and there will be
take-out available. Proceeds of this event will go towards the
St. Margaret of Scotland Social Hall. The Knights will have a
table in the gathering space on April 11 – 12 after all masses
for anyone interested in purchasing tickets in advance .
The St. David Council #12842, invites men 18 and older to join us in
supporting the parish and the community through acts of service.
Please call Grand Knight Rob Szczerba for additional information at
302-836-5806 or e-mail [email protected]
Bake Sale
Relay For Life Team, Second Chances, is having a Bake Sale
after the Masses on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26. All
proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help
End the Fight against Cancer.
The Knights of Columbus St. David Council will be
selling beautiful Spring Flowers and various vegetable plants including tomatoes, peppers and herbs. An
order from will be in the bulletin on April 11 and 12 and the
Knights will have tables in the gathering space with order
forms after masses on April 18 – 19 and April 25 – 26. Flowers can be picked up from the church on Mothers day weekend after every mass.
The parish office will be closed on Monday,
April 6th and return to normal office hours on
Tuesday, April 7th.
sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, will be held Sat. &
Sun., APRIL 25 - 26, 2015. Items accepted include, in GOOD
CONDITION ONLY, gently used clothing, furniture, house wares,
small appliances, toys, blankets, sheets etc., which will be donated to
Catholic Charities Catholic Thrift Shop. In addition, non-perishable
food and personal care items will be accepted for our Emergency
Food Closet. Donations will be accepted Sat. from 5pm – 7pm, and
Sun., from 8am – 12pm. Volunteers will be there to help load the
items onto the truck, and tax receipts will be available. For more
information, please call 834-0225.
Social Justice
meets the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm in the parish
center. The next meetings: May 7, June 4 all are welcome to attend.
FAIR TRADE: We thank you for the continued suppor t of the
Fair Trade Products through your purchases. The products are available on the third weekend of every month. The next weekend for
sales is April 18 & 19.
CLEAN KIDS PROJECT –Thank you for your continued donation
of soap for the children in Guatemala. Donations are still needed
and can be dropped off at the box as you enter the gathering space.
Campaign volunteers will be in the gathering space after
all masses that weekend to answer any questions you
might have.
We need the support of those who did not participate in
Phase I to make this campaign a success.
Worship ● Service ● Social Life
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Community News
The Kirkwood Creamery is NOW
HIRING for ice cream servers/cashiers.
Days, evenings and weekends available.
April thru September. Email resume or
letter of interest to [email protected]
Line Dancing for a Cure
Come Join us on May 7, 2015 7-10 pm, for a fun and exciting night of Line Dancing to benefit the American Cancer
Society with instructor, Donna Boyce and DJ, Joanne Brady, $10
per person at the door. All proceeds from this event will go to Relay
For Life, American Cancer Society. Event is hosted by Second
Chances. No experience necessary. Beverages and snacks will be
sold: Raffles, 50/50, Door Prizes, and More!!
Pilgrimage to Mexico…Sept. 28th thru Oct. 3rd. Visit the
Shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the most visited Marian
Shrine in the world, for the celebration of Mass. We will be staying
at the Sheraton Hotel, breakfast and dinner daily. Visits to the Ancient Pyramids dedicated to the Sun and Moon, the City of Pueblo,
the art studio and home of Frida Kalo, an evening at the Folkloric
Ballet, visits to colonial towns and much more. This is an amazing
journey of religion, cultural and history. The cost is $1899 pp double occupancy. Please contact Fr. Roger at [email protected] or
contact Merle at [email protected] .
Divine Mercy Weekend, April 10-12
Malvern Retreat House
Directed by: Rev. Ronan Murphy & Rev. Pio Mandato with Rev.
Stephen DeLacy
Immerse yourself in the grace of Christ’s Divine Mercy during this
10th Anniversary weekend retreat at the beautiful Malvern Retreat
House; culminating with the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday! Visit
malvernretreat.com or call 610-644-0400 for more information.
Do you enjoy camping, making friends,
climbing rocks, exploring caves?
If you are a boy 11 years or older or have completed 5th
grade, come check out Boy Scout Troop 283 on Tuesday, April 14.
[email protected] to schedule your visit.
Looking for Someone to Clean?
If your are looking for a house cleaner, call your fellow parishioner, Sally at 302-228-9112. Licensed. References available
upon request.
Mount Aviat’s 5thAnnual 5K and Sister Walk
Join the MAA community on Sunday, April 26th at 9:15 a.m. for the
5th Annual 5K and Sister Walk. Don’t miss out on the preregistration rate available until April 17th: $20/per person or $50/per
family. Pre-registration fee includes T-shirts. Trophies will be
awarded after the race. To register, go to www.MountAviat.org or
([email protected])
([email protected]). Mass will take place prior to the race
at 8:00 a.m. at the school.
Christ the Teacher School
Our Regional Catholic School
For additional information visit
Come see the Official Relic of Saint John Paul II
April 15-16, 2015 , St. Hedwig Church
Under the direction of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus
and Mary, the official relic of Saint John Paul II will be brought to
our diocese April 15-16, 2015, to St Hedwig Church. Wilmington is
one of only three dioceses in the United States to receive this relic
during its official pilgrimage from March-July 2015.
You are invited to attend a Welcoming Mass and Veneration on
Wednesday, April 15 and/or a Farewell Mass and Veneration on
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30pm Holy Hour, 6:30pm Mass,
7:30pm Veneration of the Relic. Immediately following, there will
be a Saint John Paul II display and refreshments in the Msgr. Gulcz
Hall. For more information about the relic, go to
www.sthedwigde.org or call (302) 594-1400.
Pondering the Mystery of Christ
Tuesday, April 28th: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth, break forth into joyous song and sing praises!” (Psalm 98:4)
As the earth prepares to bring forth new life this Spring, we invite
you to join us, with Retreat Leader, Liz Sweeney, SSJ, as we ponder
the mystery and impact of Christ in our own lives as our own deepest Self so that we can do what we must do—live Christ ever more
fully and deeply in our everyday lives.
Liz Sweeney, SSJ, is a spiritual director and retreat leader at Jesus
House, in Wilmington, Delaware. Her extensive work and experience leading Contemplative Dialogue retreats has enlarged the arena
of her ministry to working with religious congregations throughout
the United States.
Cost is $35 per person before April 28th, $45 at the door- Cost included continental breakfast and lunch
To register: call our office at 302-995-6859 or visit us at
Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center,
2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808
The Alliance of the Two Hearts
“Communion of Reparation All Night Vigil”
The Alliance of the Two Hearts “Communion of
Reparation All Night Vigil” is held on the First Friday and
Saturday of each month. Please join us April 10th at St.
Hedwig Chapel, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington from
8:15pm to 2:30am. Includes First Friday and First Saturday
Masses, Confession, Rosary and Exposition of the Blessed
Sacrament.. Fore more information call Irene Harach 7381285.
Consecrate your family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the
Immaculate Heart of Mary by enthroning the Two Hearts in
your home. Our Lord and Lady promised abundant blessings
and protection to those who would honor them in their
For information call: Janet Cullum 633-0466
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Delaware / Maryland / Eastern Shore
He is risen! May the joy of Easter be with you. Let Mar r iage
Encounter help you resurrect the romance in your marriage. Sign up
today to attend the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
scheduled for April 24-26 in Rehoboth Beach, DE. For more information, visit our website at www.wwme-delmar.org or to r egister
for the weekend, please call Dave and Cyndi Germack @
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Diocese News
Healing from Abortion One
Weekend at a Time
The Diocese of Wilmington Respect Life Office is offering a
third Rachel’s Vineyard confidential retreat June 5-7 in Wilmington, DE for women and men
impacted by abortion. The response from the first two retreats was
exceptional. More women are finding freedom and healing from the
pain of abortion. For more information about the retreat, contact
Nan Freeman at 302-528-8313, or go to www.rachelsvineyard.org.
April 2015:
National Abuse Prevention Month
Keeping Our Children Safe
Our diocese has policies and procedures to create a safe environment
and protect children. Read the policies and learn how you can help
create a culture of protection. ( www.cdow.org scroll to For the Sake
of God’s Children link.) Questions call: Coordinator for Safe Environments 302-295-0668
2015 Annual Catholic Appeal
“He Reveals Himself in the
Breaking of the Bread”
In the Resurrection of Jesus we find hope in the prospect of everlasting life in heaven. But to obtain eternal life, we must accept the
Lord’s invitation to follow Him by imitating His love and compassion for others.
During the weekend of April 18 and 19, our parish will participate in
the 2015 diocesan Annual Catholic Appeal. This year’s theme taken
from the Gospel of St. Luke is, “He Reveals Himself in the Breaking
of the Bread” . Funds generated through the Appeal support the work
of the Church by responding to an abundance of human needs within
our diocese. Your gift helps bring Christ to those who seek his presence - the poor, the sick, the distressed, our children and our elderly.
As Christian stewards we are called to a lifelong conversion to the
ways of Jesus. Each of us is asked to examine the blessings we have
received from God and to discern how best to use them for others.
We do this cheerfully and sacrificially and with faith in God’s love
for us, knowing that He will provide for our earthly wants.
You can learn more about the 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal by reading this week’s Dialog or visiting the diocesan website at
www.cdow.org and clicking “Giving” then “Annual Catholic Appeal.”
BIC in Claymont and Georgetown!
Building Intercultural Connections (B.I.C.), a program developed by
the U.S. Bishops’ Conference to provide church leaders with cultural
training for the growing diversity in the Church, will be presented on
Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM at Holy Rosary,
Claymont and Saturday, May 16 at St. Michael the Archangel,
Georgetown from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Both conferences will
conclude with a multi-cultural mass.
The outstanding curriculum is thought provoking and challenging. One recent participant stated that BIC is the, "most informative
and honest conference I have ever attended."
Admission is free. A 5$ donation will be requested for a magnificent multi-cultural lunch. This conference is for clergy, religious,
lay leaders, liturgists, educators, outreach coordinators, and all interested faithful. To register or seek further information, contact Br.
Chris Posch, ofm at (302) 655-0518 or [email protected], or
go to our diocesan web site www.cdow.org. The registration deadline for the first BIC is February 24 and for the second BIC is May
4. Space is limited, so register today.
Are you Being Called to God?
By His resurrection Christ won for all who would follow Him eternal life in the Kingdom of God. Priests, deacons, religious brothers
and religious sisters spend their lives and exercise their ministries as
a way of witnessing to that new Life. Is God calling you to join
their way of life? If you think so, call or write Father David Kelley,
Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations (302-5733113; [email protected]).
Be sure to visit our website:
Marriage Moments
Lent is over and now we are in the time of Easter the time in Emmaus when the disciples recognized
Jesus in the breaking of the bread. Be mindful tonight as you
break bread (or rice, noodles, or potatoes) with your beloved
that Jesus dwells in him or her. Pause.
Parenting Pointers
On many days parenting is a joy, but on some days it
certainly can be a cross. Let the cross have purpose by
looking beyond it and believing that your child will overcome
his or her difficulties.
Good News
Listen to Catholic Forum every Sunday morning at 10:05 a.m. on
1150AM WDEL and www.wdel.com.
Next Sunday, April 12th,
learn about the life of a Hollywood icon when Sister Rose Pacatte,
author of the new book “Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way” is interviewed. For photos, information regarding upcoming guests and
more, “Like” Catholic Forum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
Bring It Home
April 5, 2015
On Easter the disciples were told, "Do not be alarmed; you
are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has
been raised; he is not here.” Bring It Home by making Alleluia both your song and your attitude throughout this week.
April 5th — April 12th
April 5– Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Acts 10:34a, 37-43/ Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/ Jn 20:1-9
April 6– Acts 2:14, 22-33/ Mt 28:8-15
April 7- Acts 2:36-41/ Jn 20:11-18
April 8– Acts 3:1-10/ Lk 24:13-35
April 9– Acts 3:11-26/ Lk 24:35-48
April 10– Acts 4:1-12/ Jn 21:1-14
April 11– Acts 4:13-21/ Mk 16:9-15
April 12- Sunday of Divine Mercy
Acts 4:32-35/ 1 Jn 5:1-6/ Jn 20:19-31
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