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Spartans’ girls comeback falls just short in 33-32 A.I. win

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GREENVILLE – St. Mark’s girls basketball season came to an oh-so-close end Wednesday afternoon when the Spartans fell, 33-32, at A.I duPont in the first round of the state playoffs. The Spartans, however, gave the Tigers perhaps more than anyone expected and had a chance to pull out a last-second upset.
As it turned out, sophomore Lauryn Griffin’s running 12-foot floater with 13 seconds to go was the difference, as the No. 13 Tigers advanced to play at No. 4 St. Elizabeth in the second round. That game will be played at the St. E Center, although it will not be tonight as scheduled. The date and time will be announced later. Vikings coach Dan Cooney and several of his players attended the game. Read more »

Relic of True Cross at All Saints Cemetery on March 6

February 26th, 2015 Posted in Our Diocese, Uncategorized

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WILMINGTON – All Saints Cemetery will hold afternoon Stations of the Cross on two Fridays during Lent, Catholic Cemeteries has announced. The dates are March 6 and 20, with a start time of 2 p.m.

Msgr. Joseph Rebman, pastor of St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish, will lead the March 6 service, while Father James Smith, an associate pastor at St. Mary of the Assumption in Hockessin, will preside on March 20. The Stations will be in the Chapel of the Risen Christ.

On March 6, there also will be veneration of a true relic of Jesus’ cross, and on the 20th, the service will include a meditation of St. Alphonsus Liguori. The diocesan Pilgrimage Cross will be at All Saints until March 12. The cross, a replica of the original World Youth Day cross, has been to nearly every church and school in the diocese.

Light refreshments will be served after each service.

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Four high schools announce scholarship winners

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Ursuline, Salesianum, St. Elizabeth and St. Mark’s have announced the names of eighth-grade students who have been offered scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. All information has been provided by the schools. Read more »

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Thomas scores 1,000th point in Vikings win over Glasgow

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Dialog reporter

 

Alex Thomas, the senior forward for the St. Elizabeth girls’ basketball team, scored her 1,000th career point Feb. 19 in a home game against Glasgow. Thomas scored 30 in the Vikings’ 71-17 win, with the last two putting her at exactly 1,000.

The game was stopped briefly as Thomas was honored, along with her parents, Jen and Jeff. Coach Dan Cooney presented her with the game ball. Read more »

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Oblates will minister at U.D. Oratory

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Bishop Malooly has announced that the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales will begin to minister at the diocese’s St. Thomas More Oratory at the University of Delaware in Newark this summer.

Oblate Father Edward F. Ogden will be pastor and chaplain at the oratory after the spring semester at the university. Dominican Father J. Ambrose Eckinger, the current pastor at the campus ministry center, is slated for a new assignment by his order.

“I want to thank the Dominicans for their service at the University of Delaware Catholic Community at St. Thomas More Oratory,” Bishop Malooly said in a statement Tuesday. Read more »

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Discovering the ‘Saints of the City’

February 19th, 2015 Posted in Our Diocese Tags:

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Dialog reporter

 

It won’t be hard to get connected to the ‘saints of Wilmington’ during visits to their churches

 

WILMINGTON – What do Elizabeth, Mary, Hedwig, Joseph, Anthony, Patrick, Paul, Peter and Thomas have in common? All are saints whose names are on churches in the city of Wilmington, and over the next few months, those parishes – along with Christ Our King – will be introducing the “Saints of the City” to anyone who wants to learn about them.

The “Saints of the City” series, which has been in the planning stages since last summer, kicks off March 1 at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church at Sixth and Pine streets. The church will host an Irish tea following the 10:15 a.m. Mass, said Father Leonard Klein, the pastor. Read more »

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Annual Catholic Appeal helps diocese serve the most vulnerable

February 19th, 2015 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags:

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Fritz Jones knows quite well the impact the Annual Catholic Appeal makes for “the most vulnerable” people living in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

As director of program operations for Catholic Charities, he oversees a broad range of services provided by offices and agencies located throughout the diocese.

“It is through the support we receive from the Annual Catholic Appeal that we can continue to support the homeless, the hungry, individuals who live in chronic poverty, without charge,” Jones said. “The Annual Catholic Appeal allows us to make sliding fee scales available for persons struggling with mental illness, families dealing with communication issues, and families seeking unification through immigration, who cannot afford the full cost of our services.” Read more »

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BIC is back, and Holy Rosary and St. Michael will host it

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Building Intercultural Connections aims to unite diverse groups in parishes with sharing, fellowship

 

Catholics might assume that the Building Intercultural Connections (BIC) conferences that have been held in the diocese for the last several years are all about connecting Spanish-speaking parishioners with their English-speaking neighbors.

The connections the program aims to forge are between every different culture in the church, says Brother Chris Posch, the Franciscan priest who spearheads the diocesan BIC programs.

Two BIC programs are scheduled on Saturdays during the next two months. There will be a conference on March 7 at Holy Rosary Parish in Claymont and a May 16 program at St. Michael the Archangel in Georgetown. Read more »

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Team effort leads top-ranked Raiders past Sanford, 40-35

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WILMINGTON – With their best player spending extended stretches on the bench in the final three quarters because of fouls, the Ursuline Raiders had an opportunity to see how they would handle adversity. They responded quite well, thank you, in a 40-35 home win over Sanford Wednesday night that pitted the top two girls teams against each other.

No. 2 Sanford, following the strategy employed by earlier Raiders opponents, did its best to take senior all-stater Adrianna Hahn out of the game with tight man-to-man defense. Hahn helped the Warriors by getting into early foul trouble, coming out of the game midway through the second quarter after picking up her third. She hit the bench again in the third after being whistled for her fourth, and, with 4:56 remaining in the contest and Ursuline leading by seven, Hahn fouled out. The Raiders maintained the advantage without her and won their regular-season finale to finish 19-1. Read more »

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Ash Wednesday at St. John the Beloved Church

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Francis Markowski (left) receives ashes from Father Brian Lewis, associate pastor at St. John the Beloved Parish in Wilmington, on Wednesday. To the right of Father Lewis, is Father William T. Cocco, the pastor, who is also marking parishioners with the sign of the cross during the morning Mass. (DonBlakePhotography.come/The Dialog)0220.Ash.Wednesday

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