St. Margaret of Scotland
                      Parish Ministries

         NEW VOLUNTEERS/MEMBERS
                  ALWAYS WELCOME!



  • ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (SMAC)
    Laura Sheppard:

    Laura.sheppard10@icloud.com
     

    The purpose of the committee is twofold; to provide events to build community within our parish and to support our parish financially with fundraising events. The committee meets the third Tuesday of the month in Hopkins Hall at 7:00 PM.

    ALTAR LINENS GROUP
    Ann Carter:  anncarter.math@gmail.com

    Altar linens are in need of cleaning and ironing on a regular basis. Responsibilities rotate among a small group of volunteers. Training is available

    ALTAR SERVERS
    David  Carey:  davecarey7326@gmail.com

    Altar Servers support the clergy during celebration of the liturgy by leading the procession and recession, holding prayer books and materials for the Priest or deacon, and by assisting at the altar for the Offertory.  Anyone in the 4th grade and above who has celebrated First Eucharist is eligible. Training sessions are required.

    BIBLE STUDY AND FAITH SHARING
    Deacon Tommy Watts: 

    tommy@margaretofscotland.org

    We pick a Book of the Bible and then read the passages together.  As a group, we study, learn who and why and delve into what the message is for the particular passages.  The group meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 PM in the conference rooms of the parish office. We welcome whatever level of knowledge a person might have of Sacred Scripture.

    BOY SCOUTS & CUB SCOUTS

    Boy Scouts Contact -
    Tom Hill:

    scoutmaster.troop283newark@hotmail.com

    Cub Scouts Contact – Dominic Antonio:
    djantonio@verizon.net

    Chartered to St Margaret of Scotland parish, Boy Scouts of America Troop 283 was founded in 2001. Our outdoor camping program, troop meetings and service projects build character, citizenship and fitness.

    BREAKING OPEN THE WORD
    Deacon Tommy Watts: 

    tommy@margaretofscotland.org

    CATECHISTS 
    Eileen Bowers:
    eileen@margaretofscotland.org

    Catechists are those who teach our faith to parish children who do not attend a Catholic school. Training and mentoring is provided. This ministry is also open to classroom aides.

    CHOIR DIRECTOR
    Mary Kate Newell: 
    marykatenewell@gmail.com

    The Choir practices on Wednesday evenings and sings at the 10:30 AM mass on the third Sunday of the month.

    CHURCH CLEANING GROUP
    Kathy Gustafson:
    302-261-6203

    The church cleaning group has a team of 10 volunteers.  They meet on the first Monday of every month after the 8:30 am mass. They do light dusting and polishing of the church.

    CHURCH  ENVIRONMENT
     
    Jean Beck:
     jeanbeck@comcast.net

    This committee sees that our church environment reflects the seasons of the Church year by the use of banners & other textiles, flower arrangements, both artificial and live, etc. This involves setting up, taking down, and storing decorations, as well as maintaining any fresh flower arrangements or potted plants.

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
    Barb Coates:   
    302-838-7738

    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS  OF HOLY  COMMUNION
    Kathy Linsner:
    cknap5@verizon.net

    The Bishop, priest, and deacon are the ordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are members of the lay faithful who are recommended by the Pastor to distribute the Body of Christ during the mass on scheduled Sundays and Holy Days.  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must be in full communion with the Church (received the Sacrament of Confirmation) and at least 16 years old.  Training sessions are required.

    EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS  OF HOLY  COMMUNION TO THE SICK/HOMEBOUND 

    Deacon Tommy Watts:
    tommy@margaretofscotland.org

    Bring the Eucharist, Gospel Message, and “the parish” to the sick and those who are confined to homes during the week.   

    FRIENDS OF ST. MARGARET (+50)
    Sharon Bathon
    smbathon@comcast.net

    Friends of St. Margaret are a group of parishioners 50+.  Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month in the DeSales Room at 1:00 PM and include socializing, community building, volunteering, and Christian formation.

    GOLF COMMITTEE
    Deacon Tommy Watts:
    tommy@margaretofscotland.org

    Originally initiated to honor the memory of Tony Francia, a much-loved parishioner who gave his all to St Margaret of Scotland.  The proceeds fund targeted church projects and other needs of the church.  New volunteers are always welcome.

    GREETERS 
    Susan Worton:
    susan_worton@yahoo.com

    Greeters serve as a ministry of hospitality at Sunday liturgies as well as Holy Days by passing out the music hymnals and greeting parishioners are they arrive for the liturgy.  No training required.

     

     

  • KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
    Jack Novak: 
    quincyde@comcast.net

    The Order of the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Roman Catholic fraternal service organization.  Founded in the U.S. in 1881, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus and dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.  The St. David Council #12842 invites all men of the parish, 18 years and older, to join the council in supporting the St Margaret of Scotland Parish and community through acts of service.  Our council meets the second Monday of each month in Hopkins Hall.

    LECTORS
    Lynn Woerner:
    lkwoerner@gmail.com

    Those who claim God’s word in the liturgy are known as Lectors. Lectors proclaim the Scriptures at all liturgical celebrations in a manner that enables the assembly to understand and appreciate the beauty and rich content of the “Word of God.” They read the First Reading, the Second Reading, and the General Intercessions (when a deacon is not present). Those seeking to participate must have received all three sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. One training session is required.

    LITURGICAL MUSIC
    Tony Romano:
    music4smos@gmail.com

    Music Ministry is for parishioners who wish to share their musical abilities by becoming a Cantor, a Choir Member or a Liturgical Musician.  Training is provided.

    MEN'S FELLOWSHIP
    Deacon Tommy Watts:

    tommy@margaretofscotland.org

    The Men’s Fellowship group gathers to enjoy friendship, ideas, and sharing what is important within our lives, which the Spirit makes into something truly awesome.
     

    PRAYER LINE
    Pat Hessey:
    302-834-0225  ext. 108

    PRAYER SHAWL
    Barbara Coates:  bhcoates70@gmail.com

    Women, who care and love to crochet or knit, have combined the crafts into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace.  When the shawls or Lagans are finished, they are blessed by a Priest before being sent on their way

    PRO-LIFE
    Teri Dzik: 
    dziktrsuj@comcast.net

    This group supports the Birthright of Wilmington by helping with the Rose Sale on Mother’s Day and the Bottles for Babies campaign during the month of October.

    RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
    Deacon Tommy Watts:

    tommy@margaretofscotland.org

    Adults who are unbaptized or baptized in another Christian faith tradition and seek to embrace the Catholic faith, participate in an initiation process called the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Adults are fully initiated into the Catholic Church during this process, celebrating Baptism, if needed, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. The formal process consists of meetings with team members over a course of approximately 8-10 months with periods of Inquiry, Catechesis, and then acceptance into the Catholic faith at the Easter Celebration.

    SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
    Bill Mitchell: 
    billmitchell@verizon.net

    The Social Justice Ministry actively facilitates and promotes communication, education and social justice awareness and action among the faith community of Saint Margaret of Scotland Parish.
     

    SPECIAL MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
    Kathy Linsner:
    cknap5@verizon.net

    ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY
    Ed Lyons: 
    edlyons218@gmail.com

    The Society of St Vincent de Paul consists of Catholic men and women who volunteer to visit the poor in our community, assess their needs and then, try to provide food, money for bills, rent, clothing and other needs. We provide additional help at Thanksgiving and Christmas for neighbors in need.  Thanks to the generous donations from individual benefactors, poor box donations, parish collections and our society members, we are able to assist a large number of neighbors.

    USHERS
    Duane Hall:
    DuanePHall@aol.com

    Ushers serve at the weekend liturgies as well as major feast days and special liturgies. They assist with seating parishioners, make sure the sanctuary space is utilized properly, assist with the collection(s), facilitate the presentation of the gifts, and are present for good order throughout the liturgy.  No training is required.

    VOCATIONS
    Francis Woerner: 
    francissfo2003@gmail.com

    The Diocesan Vocations Guild (DVG) is a group of men and women form various parishes in the Diocese of Wilmington who pray for and promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life.

    WELCOMING COMMITTEE
    Susan Worton:
    susan_worton@yahoo.com

    Members strive to create a welcoming and inviting environment by reaching out to connect with new parishioners. Providing new parishioner Meet and Greets, personal connections during and after mass and church information are a few ways we try to make those new to St Margaret’s feel comfortable and welcome.

    YOUNG ADULT GROUP
    Francis Klinciewicz:
    francisk@udel.edu

    St. Margaret of Scotland hosts a young adult group (post college or 21 years of age or older) that meets in the Choir room of the Church every Monday evening at 7:30 PM.  We meet to explore the readings for the upcoming weekend and occasionally for social events.