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Spartans hold off archrival Sals, 3-2, remain undefeated

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WILMINGTON – Calvin Scott’s two-run single in the second inning gave St. Mark’s a lead it would not relinquish in the Spartans’ 3-2 win over rival Salesianum Tuesday night at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington.

The true stars on the night, however, were St. Mark’s pitchers Tom Spagnolo and Billy Phillips, who combined to hold the Sals to four hits on the evening while striking out 12. Spagnolo went five innings, while Phillips picked up a two-inning save. With the win, St. Mark’s – the state’s top-ranked team – improves to 9-0, while Salesianum falls to 4-4. Read more »

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High school seniors to be honored by Bishop Malooly

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Eighty high school seniors – 10 from each of the eight Catholic high schools in the diocese – will receive the St. Francis de Sales Award medal from Bishop Malooly at a ceremony April 30 at Holy Family Church in Newark. The medal featuers St. Francis de Sales, patron of the Diocese of Wilmington, and the inscription, “Diocese of Wilmington – Outstanding Catholic School Senior.”

The award recognizes the young men and women for excellence in faith development, scholarship, service, leadership and citizenship. Read more »

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Boys pick up with busy slate in baseball, lacrosse

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The week in boys sports kicks off with some great action in baseball and lacrosse, starting this afternoon. Read more »

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Girls teams return to action after short Easter break

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The week after the Easter holiday finds some great games on the girls’ sports schedules. Read more »

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City parishes celebrate Easter Vigil together

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Parishioners from four Wilmington parishes gathered at St. Elizabeth Church April 19 for the Easter Vigil Mass.

Bishop Malooly prepares the Paschal Candle as Deacon Ken Pullium assists during the Service of Light at the start of the Easter Vigil Mass at St. Elizabeth Church,April 19. At left are Father Leonard Klein, Cathedral of St. Peter administrator and pastor of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and St. Patrick Churches’ and Father Norman Carroll pastor of St. Elizabeth’s..Christ Our King Parish was also represented by Father Joseph T. Brennan, who joined with his fellow city pastors in concelebrating the Mass. wwwDonBlakePhotography.com

Bishop Malooly was the main celebrant for the Easter liturgy for Cathedral of St. Peter, St. Elizabeth, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and St. Patrick parishes. Concelebrants included Father Norman Carroll, St. Elizabeth’s pastor; as well as Father Leonrd Klein, administrator of Cathedral of St. Peter and pastor of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and St. Patrick, and Oblate Father Joseph T. Brennan, pastor of Christ Our King Church.

 

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Fiorelli steps down as St. Mark’s girls basketball coach

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WILMINGTON – John Fiorelli, who has coached girls basketball at St. Mark’s High School on two occasions for a total of 20 years, has retired from that position, a school official told The Dialog, the newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. Fiorelli will remain at the school, where he has been since 1980, as an English teacher.

According to the school, as of Feb. 9 Fiorelli had a record of 349-125. His team went 1-4 the rest of the season, which would give him a final record of 350-129 for a winning percentage of .731. He returned as coach in 2006-07 after a short break.

The Spartans won six state titles under his guidance – in 1991, 1996, 1997 and three straight from 2000-02. This year, they finished 7-14, defeating William Penn in the first round of the state playoffs before being eliminated by Ursuline Academy.

He also serves as the school’s golf coach, winning a state title in 2009, and he previously coached the boys’ junior varsity basketball team.

St. Mark’s will begin looking for a replacement very soon, the official said.

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More than 70 diocesan priests concelebrate Chrism Mass with Bishop Malooly at Holy Cross Church

April 17th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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DOVER – A joyous atmosphere reminiscent of a family reunion surrounded the Chrism Mass at Holy Cross Church on Monday, April 14, as Bishop Malooly blessed the oils, which will be used to baptize and confirm people in the faith and to anoint the sick in the coming year.

Toward the end of Mass Bishop Malooly commissioned delegates from each parish before dispatching them to receive a portion of the blessed oil to take back to their local church.

The Mass is always held in the diocese the Monday of Holy Week, between Palm Sunday and the Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth students enter prayer labyrinth during Holy Week

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WILMINGTON – Students at St. Elizabeth High School have spent some time during Holy Week combining their 21st-century technology with an ancient method of prayer.

Theology teacher and parish youth minister Melissa Pollio introduced the prayer labyrinth to the Wilmington school. It is a path that leads to the center of an intricate design and back out again. Along the way, the labyrinth at St. Elizabeth had 11 stations where the students would stop and listen to an accompanying audio track that had been uploaded to their iPads. Read more »

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Student and school news

April 15th, 2014 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth

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Study up, prepare to battle Ursuline second-graders

WILMINGTON – Ursuline Academy and the Wilmington Blue Rocks will join forces for 35 games this season for a new segment at Frawley Stadium, “Are You as Smart as an Ursuline Second-Grader?” The feature will debut on April 27 when the Blue Rocks take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Read more »

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Boys hit the fields for final games before Easter

April 15th, 2014 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth

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The week before Easter is loaded with some big games, so let’s take a look at the schedule. Rain has claimed nearly all of Tuesday’s action, so be alert for rescheduled games. Read more »

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