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Bishop’s Schedule

THURSDAY, FEB. 26

• Visit, St. Anthony of Padua School, Wilmington, 10 a.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

• Mass and reception for Circle of Honor, St. John the Apostle, Milford, 2 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 2

• Board meeting, St. Mary Seminary, Baltimore, 9 a.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

• Diocese of Wilmington finance council meeting, 1626 N. Union St., Wilmington, noon

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

• Visit, Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

• Confirmation, St. John the Apostle, Milford, 9:30 a.m.

• Mass and reception for Circle of Honor, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford, 2 p.m.

 

Services

March 2, 6:30 p.m.: St. Elizabeth Devotions, St. Elizabeth Church, Cedar and Clayton Streets, Wilmington. Liturgy of the Word, Exposition, prayer and hymn to St. Elizabeth, blessing of infants in the womb for pregnant attendees. (Devotions are scheduled for the first Monday of each month.) (302) 652-3626.

March 6, 8:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.: Communion of Reparation All Night Vigil, St. Hedwig Chapel, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. For more information, call Irene Harach, (302) 738-1285.

March 14, 9 a.m.: Monthly Mass of Remembrance for the recently deceased, All Saints Cemetery, Chapel of the Risen Christ, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. For more information, (302) 737-2524.

March 20, noon Mass: Anointing of the Sick, Sacred Heart Oratory, Wilmington. All are welcome.

March 21, 10 a.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Mass, St. Patrick’s Church, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Pilottown, Md. All are welcome; refreshments will be served after Mass. For more information, https://www.facebook.com/StPatricksChapel or (410) 642-6534.

March 21, 9 a.m.: Monthly Mass of Remembrance for the recently deceased, Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. For more information, (302) 656-3323.

May 6, 7 p.m.: Charismatic Mass, Holy Cross Church, 631 S. State St., Dover. Msgr. Daniel McGlynn will be the celebrant. For more information call Ann 302-233-3336 or Katie 302-734-8953.

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Weekdays, 7:15 a.m.: Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, St. John the  Beloved Parish, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. All are welcome. (302) 981-4567 or sjbpsalms@ verizon.net.

Mondays, 6 a.m.-Noon Saturdays; Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: Eucharist adoration, St. Jude the Apostle Church adoration chapel, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes.  (302) 703-2419.

Mondays, 10:30- noon: Contemplative prayer in the Chapel, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd, Wilmington. (302) 995-6859.

Every third Monday: Children’s Rosary, St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, Pa. 5:45-6:15 p.m. during Adoration. Open to children of all ages, prior Rosary experience is not required, children will learn as they go.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.: Locutions to the World, Our Lady of Fatima Chapel, 801 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle.  Explore your role in the world and join Mary’s army. More information, call Petra, (302) 838-2742.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation; 5:30 p.m. Mass, St. Patrick’s Church, 15th and King Streets, Wilmington.

Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.: Mass in the Chapel. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd, Wilmington. (302) 995-6859.

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Prayer meeting. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd, Wilmington. (302) 995-6859.

Third Tuesday of every month, Healing Mass. Begins with prayer and song at 7:10 p.m., Mass at 7:30, followed by prayers for healing. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd, Wilmington. (302) 995-6859.

First and Third Thursdays, 8:30 p.m.: Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Holy Cross Church, 631 South State Street, Dover. All are welcome. Rose Pritchett, (302) 284-4437 or rr18bay@comcast.net.

First Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m.: Prayer service to celebrate 125th parish anniversary; to end war and violence; and for the sick. St. Joseph Church, 1012 N. French St., Wilmington. Service starts with rosary, followed by silent prayer. (302) 658-4535.

Fourth Thursdays, 1:15 p.m.: Healing prayer service, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd, Wilmington. (302) 995-6859.

Perpetual Adoration: St. Ann’s Divine Mercy Chapel, Gilpin Ave. and Union St., Wilmington. Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, only closed during the Easter Triduum and inclement weather. www.adorationchapel.org, or Chris (302) 668-1819.

 

Right to Life

Feb. 18-March 29: 40 Days for Life, Wilmington. Vigil at Planned Parenthood, 625 N. Shipley St., Wilmington, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., Mon.-Sat. For more information contact Lorie Issel, (302) 994-8861, loriei@comcast.net or 40daysforlife.com/wilmington.

March 9: Maryland March for Life. Event begins and ends at St. Mary’s Church, 111 Duke of Gloucester, Annapolis, Md. 4:30p.m. youth rally, 5:15 p.m. worship, 6:15 assemble in church parking lot to march at 6:30 p.m. It is requested that no graphic images be brought to the March, and Maryland March for Life reserves the right to exclude them from this event. For more information, info@marylandmarchforlife.org.

 

Vocations

Fridays, 11 a.m.: Holy Hour for Priestly Vocations, Cathedral of St. Peter, Sixth and West Streets, Wilmington, Del. Exposition 11 a.m., Confessions 11:30- 11:55 a.m., Benediction 11:55 a.m., Mass 12:10 p.m.

Come and Seek: Men interested in finding out more about the priesthood are invited to attend upcoming Come and Seek gatherings, opportunities to socialize with priests and like-minded men who wish to learn more about vocations. For more information, www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/

• March 11, 6:30 p.m.: Southern CAS group, Ss. Peter & Paul Rectory, 1210 S. Washington St., Easton, Md.  For more information, contact Fr. Joe McQuaide at (302) 674-5787 ext. 115.

• Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Northern CAS group, St. John the Beloved Parish, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. For more information, contact Fr. Chris Coffiey at (302) 239-7100 ext. 24.

TBA,  7 p.m.: Diocesan Vocations Guild meeting, 1626 N. Union St., Wilmington. The Guild is open to Catholics from within or with ties to the Diocese of Wilmington who pray for, encourage and support the bishop, priests, religious, deacons and seminarians of the diocese.  The objectives of the Guild are achieved through prayer, service and the affirmation of the importance of the priesthood, diaconate and the religious life to the mission of the diocese.  Meetings are held the second Wednesday of most months in the Diocesan Building, 1626 N. Union Street, Wilmington.   For more membership information, contact Mary Ann Peirson at 302-573-3113 or mpeirson@cdow.org.

 

Programs

Through March 22: Bereavement Support Series, “Seasons of Hope,” Sunday afternoons, Feb. 15 through March 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Mary Mother of Peace Church Hall, Mt. Joy Road & Route 24, Millsboro. If you have recently experienced the loss of a loved one, you may be interested in this six-week program. “Seasons of Hope” is centered on Jesus Christ and grounded in the healing wisdom, traditions and practices of the Catholic faith. For more details and a registration brochure, contact co-facilitator, Ann McGough, (302) 947-4164. You must pre-register to ensure materials needed for the program are available for you.

Feb. 28, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: SACRED, Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom St., Wilmington. Alumni, parents, catechists and deacons and educators are invited to this opportunity to grow in faith as seen through the lens of Salesian Spirituality. Day includes many breakout sessions, continental breakfast, hot lunch, opportunity for reconciliation, liturgy. Early registration before Jan. 31, $35; after Jan. 31, $40. Parish with the most attendees receives the “New Evangelization Award.” Snow date, March 7. Questions, call Tom Vresics, (302)654-2495 x.214. To register: http://sacred.salesianum.org/index.php

March 7, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 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, Holy Rosary Church, Philadelphia Pike,  Claymont. Open to clergy, religious, lay leaders, liturgists, educators, outreach coordinators, and all interested faithful. Day will conclude with a multi-cultural Mass. Admission is free. A $5 donation will be requested for a magnificent multi-cultural lunch. Registration deadline is Feb. 24. Contact Br. Chris Posch, ofm at (302) 655-0518 or chrisposch@gmail.com, Theresa Moschelle at (302) 798-0123 or religioused@hrparish.com or Deacon Luke Yackley at (410) 6426534 or click here to register.

March 10, 5-8 p.m.: Summer Camp Enrichment Fair, hosted by Most Blessed Sacrament School, 11242 Racetrack Rd, Berlin, Md. Camp directors from local and regional summer camps will be on hand. For more information, contact Rick Deale at rick.deale@gmail.com or the school office, (410) 208-1600.

March 9-11, 7 p.m.: Parish Mission, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Lewes. Theme is “Devotion to the Eucharist: Building the Body of Christ,” presented by Fr. Anthony Marshll, SSS, MA, of the Center for Eucharistic Evanglizing. Fr. Marshall will also speak at all Masses the weekend of March 7/8 on the theme of the Mission. Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available March 10. All are welcome.

May 16, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.:  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, St. Michael the Archangel Church, Georgetown. Open to clergy, religious, lay leaders, liturgists, educators, outreach coordinators, and all interested faithful. Day will conclude with a multi-cultural Mass. Admission is free. A $5.00 donation will be requested for a magnificent multi-cultural lunch. Registration deadline is May 4. Contact Br. Chris Posch, ofm at (302) 655-0518 or chrisposch@gmail.com, Theresa Moschelle at (302) 798-0123 orreligioused@hrparish.com or Deacon Luke Yackley at (410) 6426534 or click here to register.

March 24, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Free lecture, “The Christian Roots of Religious Freedom,” Unviersity of Delaware, 115 Purnell Hall, Newark. Presented by Robert Louis Wilken, Professor of the History of  Christianity (Emeritus) at the University of Virginia. Followed by Q&A. All are welcome. Sponsored by The Society of Catholic Scholars of Delaware and UD Catholic  Campus Ministry.

Religious Education for Children with Special Needs Classes: Religious Education classes for children with special needs are available at the Church of the Holy Child, Wilmington, or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Bear. For more information or to register, please call Linda Jackson at 302-573-3130.

 

Retreats

Feb. 28, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Retreat, sponsored by the Restorers of Mount Carmel, 5678 Mount Carmel Rd., LaPlata, Md. Theme is Carmelite Approach to Spirituality. Father Savatore Sciruba, OCD, will be the retreat master. Day begins with Mass, and includes talks, quiet time, confessions, rosary, benediction/exposition, continental breakfast snacks, boxed lunch, handouts. Cost is $30 per person. To make reservations and for more information, call Peggy Goldsmith, (301) 645-5564.

March 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: “The Charism of Unity:  The Focolare Movement: The Global Effort for Universal Brotherhood,” Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington. Presented by Father Stanislao Esposito.  $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Price includes a Continental Breakfast and Lunch. Call 302-995-6859 to register or visit   jesushousecenter.org

March 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Day of Recollection for Women, St. Thomas More Academy, Magnolia. Coordinated by the Columbiettes. Theme for the day is “I Thirst for Jesus’ love.” Cost is $20 and includes Mass, continental breakfast, lunch, Reflection Stations, Reconciliation, speakers and Rosary. Register by March 14. For more information, contact Maria at (302) 655-3974 or email to 12374columbiettes@gmail.com.

March 21, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Parish retreat, “Transformative Aging,” St. Jude the Apostle Parish Life Center, 152 Tulip Dr., Lewes. Retreat will focus on aging process, the invitations and challenges that unfold as we grow older, and reflection on the spiritual aspects of the aging process as well. Continental breakfast, drinks, snacks and lunch will be provided. Free will offering is suggested. Reserve by calling the parish office by March 13, (302) 644-7300 or kebner2@verizon.net.

April 24-26, Nov. 6-8: Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, Rehoboth Beach. For more information, visit the website at www.wwme-delmar.org or to register for the weekend, call Dave and Cyndi Germack, (302) 220-9833.

St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House in Cape May, New Jersey, facilitated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, has a brochure available for download by going to www.stmarybythesea.org or by calling (609) 884-8708.

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

Begins Feb. 19, 7-8:30PM: “The Family in Present and Future Catholic Existence” Lenten series, Thursdays during Lent,  St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Wilmington. Each evening will include a presentation by Fr. Jon Hynes and others, and a shared reflection on Scripture aimed at daily action and personal prayer. The guiding focus will be the upcoming Synod on the Family. Topics will be: Marriage: Yesterday and today: What can and cannot change; Marriage: a Greater Catholic Openness to the expression of married love; Divorce and Re-marriage: Can we do better?; The Deepest Human Love: How Far Does Family Extend?; The Goodness and Limitations of Sex; and Family in Tomorrow’s Church.To learn more call 633-4900.

Daily Mass during Lent in Wilmington: St. Patrick’s Church, 15th and King Streets, 8 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, with 5 p.m. confessions. Mondays through Fridays: Sacred Heart Oratory, 917 Madison St. at noon; St. Joseph, 1012 N. French St., at 12:10 p.m.; and the Cathedral, Sixth and West Streets, at 12:10 p.m.

Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m.: Mass, St. Matthew Church, Newport. Join the Calix Society for these Masses offered for all those suffering from and those who have died from the sickness of addiction. For more info go to calixde.org.

March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6 p.m.: Ecumenical Lenten Series, various locations, Wilmington. Worship followed by light meal and fellowship. Offering taken up for Emmanuel Dining Room. Remaining schedule: March 4, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville; March 11, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington; March 18, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 801 Lea Blvd., Wilmington; March 25, Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church, 2619 Foulk Rd., Wilmington. For more information, (302) 798-2987 or (302) 478-2575.

Begins March 2: The Season of Lent with St. Francis of Assisi, facilitated by Sister Kathleen Moffatt, OSF. Topics include Getting Francis out of the Birdbath, Shaking Hands with a Wolf, About Which we Spoke Along the Way and Right Faith … Firm Hope … Perfect Charity.  Two opportunities to participate:  Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 12:45-2:15 p.m., at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Family Center and Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 6:45-8 p.m., at St. Ann Social Hall. (Monday’s programs are repeated the following Tuesday.) St. Ann’s will also serve Lenten soup and bread dinner at 6 p.m. Register by Feb. 23. Suggested donation $10, includes the book, “St. Francis” by Kathleen M. Carroll. For St. Joseph on the Brandywine, contact Michelle Hogan, 302-622-8878 or hogan514@verizon.net. For St. Ann, contact Pat Walaker, 302-654-8504 or ann.pmw@verizon.net

March 6 & 20, 2 p.m.: Stations of the Cross, All Saints Cemetery Chapel of the Risen Christ, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. Stations, followed by adoration of a relic of the true cross; light refreshments will be served. For more information, (302) 737-2524.

March 15, 2 p.m.: Music for Lent, Cathedral of St. Peter, 6th and West Streets, Wilmington. Scripture readings, organ and choral music, seasonal hymns. The Cathedral Choir will sing under the direction of Michael Davidson. Free will offering, will benefit Cathedral outreach ministry. For more information, (302) 654-5920 or www.cathedralofstpeter.com

Fish Frys:

March 6 & 20, 4-7 p.m.: St. Peter’s Church, Old New Castle. $10 buffet includes fresh pollock, French fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, green bean, desserts. Kids 4 and under eat free. Cash bar available. Proceeds benefit St. Peter’s School. For more information, (302) 367-0732.

Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 5-7 pm: Lenten Dinners offered by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 13348 in the Parish Life Center , St. Jude the Apostle Church, Lewes, DE.  Weekly menu of fried cod, baked tilapia, and changing chef’s special served with fries, cole slaw, and dessert.  $13 per person, $25 per couple, or $6 for children under 12.

Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-7 p.m.: Lenten fish dinners, Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Rd., Newark. Menu: Fried or baked flounder, cod, & pollock, grilled cheese sandwiches for the kids, scalloped potatoes, green beans, & hush puppies, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, coleslaw & pasta salad, donated desserts, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, tea, and milk, soda for $1, beer and wine available. Adults, $14; Senior citizens,  $12.00; Children ages 4-12, $5. Take-outs available.

Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m. : Lenten Fish Fry, Holy Cross Church upstairs auditorium, 631 S. State St., Dover, presented by Knights of Columbus Dover Council 4182. Adults, $10, Children under 12 FREE. Menu includes broiled flounder, batter fried cod or shrimp, fish sticks, tater tots, macaroni & cheese, vegetable, cole slaw, rolls, desserts & beverages. Take 0ut available. Fro more information, contact StanOleysyck, (702) 340-2067 or smo3549@verizon.net

Feb. 27, March 13 & 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Lenten Fish Fry, St. Paul’s Church, 4th and Jackson Sts., Wilmington. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus San Pablo Council. Menu includes fried or baked fish, French fries, mice vegetables, salads and coffee. $8 per person. For tickets and more information, Ismael Prado, 9320) 658-9696 or Franky Gonzalez, (302) 275-9128.

 

 

 

Fundraisers

March 11, 5:30 p.m.: Recognition Banquet, Ministry of Caring, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison Street, Wilmington. Catering by Piccolina Toscana. Supporters of the Ministry of Caring will be recognized. Tickets are $75; table of 8, $,1000. Complimentary valet parking available. For more information, (302) 428-3702 or www.ministryofcaring.org/events/recognition-banquet-0.

March 11, 6-9 p.m.: Guest bartending event to benefit Catholic Charities, BBC Tavern and Grill, 4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville. Ten percent of dinner check and 100% of guest bartender tips go directly to Charities. Guest bartenders include Father Joseph Cocucci and Father Anthony Giamello. For more information, (302) 655-9624.

March 14, 7 p.m.: Celebrate Life Concert, benefits Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center, 311 Parker Rd.,Salisbury, Md. Concert will feature local artists Beauty for Ashes, Triple Praise, and Rivers of Living Water, in a coffee house atmosphere, and include a silent auction along with praise and worship and fellowship. All are welcome. For more information, 410-546-5433.

March 14, 6-9:30 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Holy Angels Freemont Hall, 82 Possum Park Rd, Newark. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage, broiled salmon, and more; beer, wine, soda; cash bar, DJ and dancing, door prizes; performance by the McAlerr School of Irish Dance. Tickets are $32.50 adult, $15 child, $220 for a table of 8. For tickets or information, Paul Keely, (302) 540-6658 or Bob Sassa, (302) 234-2368.

March 14, 6 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Party, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Bellefonte. Full Irish dinner, beer, wine, soda, live music by Four Play. Tickets are $25 per person, benefits K of C charities. For tickets and more information, Manuel O’Velez, (302) 478-6126 or Rick Johnson (302) 373-0077.

March 15, 3-8 p.m.: Little Sisters of the Poor Cooks for a Cause, Feby’s Fishery, 3701 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington. Bring family and friends, a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor. Local priests will serve as guest waitstaff and there will be a 50/50 and auction items. Reservations preferred, (302) 998-9501 or for more information, www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org

March 21, 6 p.m.: “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” Oz-themed auction, St. E Center, St. Elizabeth Church, Broom St., Wilmington. sponsored by the alumni Association and Parent Liaison Group, benefits St. Elizabeth’s High School. Tickets, $40 per person, $70 per couple, $350 reserved table of eight. For more information, Kathleen Houghton, khoughton@sehs.org.

March 22: Ministry of Caring International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Irish night, food by Chefs Thomas Howell and Dave Nolker. Tickets are $25; $176 per table of 8 Doors open at 5 pm, service begins at 5:30. To make reservations, contact Dorine Menchhofer at dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org.

April 18: Emmanuel Dining Room Annual Auction, Barclays Building, Wilmington Riverfront. Silent and live auctions, refreshments. Donations and program sponsorships being accepted. The feature event of the Auction is the drawing of our Grand Raffle, awarding three prizes:  $10,000, $2,000, and $1,000.  You do not have to be present to win.  Grand Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 500 tickets will be sold. For more information, contact Priscilla Rakestraw, (302) 428-3702.

April 26, 9:15 a.m.: 5K and Sister Walk, Mount Aviat Academy, Childs, Md. $20 per person/$50 per family before April 27, includes T-shirts. Trophies will be awarded after the race. Go to www.MountAviat.org or contact Dina, dinaokie@verizon.net, Kandi, kandischreuder@gmail.com. Mass at 8 a.m. at the school.

April 26: Ministry of Caring International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Thai night, food by Chef Bill Bradley & The Staff of FXN. Tickets are $25; $176 per table of 8 Doors open at 5 pm, service begins at 5:30. To make reservations, contact Dorine Menchhofer at dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org.

May 17: Ministry of Caring International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is TBD, food by TBD. Tickets are $25; $176 per table of 8 Doors open at 5 pm, service begins at 5:30. To make reservations, contact Dorine Menchhofer at dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org.

June 28: Ministry of Caring International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Tuscan Table, food by Chef Dan Butler and Toscano’s To Go. Tickets are $25; $176 per table of 8 Doors open at 5 pm, service begins at 5:30. To make reservations, contact Dorine Menchhofer at dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org.

July 26: Ministry of Caring International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Taste of the Chesapeake, food by Caffé Gelato. Tickets are $25; $176 per table of 8 Doors open at 5 pm, service begins at 5:30. To make reservations, contact Dorine Menchhofer at dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org.

Aug. 23: Ministry of Caring International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is French night, food by Chef Tom Hannum, Buckley’s Tavern. Tickets are $25; $176 per table of 8 Doors open at 5 pm, service begins at 5:30. To make reservations, contact Dorine Menchhofer at dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org.

Sept. 27: Ministry of Caring International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Food by Kildare’s. Tickets are $25; $176 per table of 8 Doors open at 5 pm, service begins at 5:30. To make reservations, contact Dorine Menchhofer at dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org.

Oct. 25: Ministry of Caring International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Oktoberfest, food by the German Club. Tickets are $25; $176 per table of 8 Doors open at 5 pm, service begins at 5:30. To make reservations, contact Dorine Menchhofer at dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org.

 

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

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The Arts

Feb. 27 and 28, 7 p.m.: St. Thomas More Academy production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. The school Drama Club, The Midnight Dreary Players, will present performances of this popular Broadway Musical at the Schwartz Center for the Arts,  226 South State Street, Dover DE. Tickets for all seats are $10.  Box Office Hours: Wed. through Fri. 10 AM to 4:30 PM.  Box Office Phone: (302) 678-5152. For more information go to http://www.schwartzcenter.com/howtosucceed.html

March 8, 4 p.m.: “The Centennial Sinatra,” a musical dinner theater starring Sean Reilly commemorating Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, Sacred Heart Oratory, 917 Madison St., Wilmington. Tickets are $40 single, $75 per couple, includes dinner, beverage and the show. Make checks payable to Sacred Heart Oratory, and send to the oratory at 917 Madison St., Wilmington, DE 19801.

April 11: Concert featuring Vince Martell, former lead guitarist for the 60s band Vanilla Fudge, St. Ann’s Church, Giplpin Street, Wilmington. For more information, (302) 654-5519 or stannschurch1@verizon.net.

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

March 16, 5:30 p.m.: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Society Mass and Sponsors Dinner, St. Elizabeth Church and Hall, Wilmington. 5:30 p.m. Mass, 6:30 p.m. dinner and entertainment.

March 17, 7:30 a.m.: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Society Mass and Communion Breakfast. Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, downtown Wilmington, followed by 8:30 a.m. parade to Doubletree Hotel for Breakfast. Tickets $50. www.stpatrickscenter.org, or (302) 652-6219, ext. 106.

May 3, noon-4:30 p.m.: Annual Iron Hill Archaeology and Heritage Festival, Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark. General Admission $5, kids under 4 free. Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform are also free. For more information, contact Maureen, (302) 368-5703 or www.ironhill-museum.org.

 

Sales

Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Benedictine “B” Blossom Garden Center, 14299 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely. The center offers fresh floral arrangements, potted and garden plants, perennials, annuals and garden accents. Benedictine’s Yard Bee’s also offers grass cutting, mulching and trimming.  For more information, call (410) 364-9650.

Weekends: Benincasa Gift Shop, Saturdays, 1-5 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m.-noon: on the grounds of Holy Spirit Church. Religious items and sacramentals as well as religious art, wood cuts, silk screens, cards, books, music and other gift ideas. Also first Communion and confirmation gifts. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Sisters at Caterina Benincasa Dominican Monastery, 6 Church Dr., New Castle, DE (302) 654-1206.

 

Dances/Socials

March 7, 7-10:30 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Party, sponsored by the Irish Society of Delmarva, Correctional Officers Association of Delaware Building, 1243 College Park (in the College Business Park), Dover. Entertainment by The Cutting Edge Dueling Pianos from Baltimore, MD. Tickets $25 in advance and $30 on March 7th at the door.  Many door prizes, basket of cheer raffle, a 50/50 raffle, dessert table, and free Irish Music CD.  You may bring your own beverages and snacks as well. For more information and to purchase tickets call (302)674-4834.

March 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: Dance , Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Music by Joseph Staffieri Band. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

March 22, 12:30-4:30 p.m.: Dance and Luncheon, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. St. Patrick’s Day theme, music by Flash Back. Cocktails 12:30, Lunch 1 p.m., Dancing 1:30-4:30 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

April 10, 5:30-10 p.m.: Dinner Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Black and white attire, music by Swing City Dance Band. Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6 p.m., Dancing 7-10 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

April 24, 7-10 p.m.: Dance , Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Music by Phil Berger Band. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

May 8, 7-10 p.m.: Dance , Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Music by Flash Back. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

May 29, 5:30-10 p.m.: Dinner Dance, Post Cana Group, Cavaliers Country Club, Wilmington. Semi-formal. Music by Good Times. Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6 p.m., Dancing 7-10 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

June 19, 5:30-10 p.m.: Dinner Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Music by Joseph Staffieri Band. Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6 p.m., Dancing 7-10 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

July 17, 5:30-10 p.m.: Dinner Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Patriotic theme, Music by Flash Back. Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6 p.m., Dancing 7-10 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Aug. 7, 5:30-10 p.m.: Dinner Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Hawaiian theme, Music by Phil Berger Band. Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6 p.m., Dancing 7-10 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Aug. 21, 7-10 p.m.: Dance , Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Music by Johnny Kay’s Rockets. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Sept. 25, 5:30-10 p.m.: Dinner Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. End of Summer theme, Music by Good Times. Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6 p.m., Dancing 7-10 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Oct. 16, 7-10 p.m.: Dance , Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Music by Flash Back. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Nov. 1, 12:30-4:30 p.m.: Dance and Luncheon, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Halloween  theme, costume parade at 2 p.m., music by Johnny Kay’s Rockets. Cocktails 12:30, Lunch 1 p.m., Dancing 1:30-4:30 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Nov. 15, 12:30-4:30 p.m.: Dance and Luncheon, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Fall festival theme, music by Joseph Staffieri Band. Cocktails 12:30, Lunch 1 p.m., Dancing 1:30-4:30 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Dec. 13, 5:30-10 p.m.: Dinner Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Christmas Semi-Formal, Music by Phil Berger Music. Cocktails 5:30, Dinner 6 p.m., Dancing 7-10 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Dec. 27, 12:30-4:30 p.m.: Dance and Luncheon, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. New Year’s theme, music by Good Times. Cocktails 12:30, Lunch 1 p.m., Dancing 1:30-4:30 p.m.; For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

 

Meals

March 8 & 22, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24, 8-11:30 a.m.: Breakfast, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. Menu includes scrambled eggs, western omelet, bacon, sausage, home fries, chipped beef, French toast, regular toast, plain pancakes, blueberry pancakes, orange juice, coffee. $9 for adults, $4 for children under 8. For more information, (410) 524-7994.

March 7, 6:15 p.m.: St. Casimir dinner, St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. Dinner celebrates Poland’s patron saint; includes Kielbasa, pierogis, stuffed cabbage, Kapusta and more. Tickets available at St. Ann’s Rectory. $15 adults (ages 18 and up), $7 youth (ages 10-17) and for ages 9 and under free.  For more information, St. Ann’s, (302) 654-5519,or  Chris McBride at (302) 302-2309 or stannschurch1@verizon.net.

March 8, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Second Sunday Breakfast Buffet, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Large assortment of hot foods, baked goods, beverages and more. $8.50 adults, $4.50 children. For reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8586.

March 14, 5-7:30 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, St. Edmond Social Hall, Rehoboth. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Menu includes corned beef, Irish bangers (sausage), fresh cabbage, potatoes, carrots, salad, homemade Irish soda bread, coffee, tea, dessert. Beer, wine and soft drinks available for sale. Entertainment by Kevin O’Brennan. Limited number of tickets, $18 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under, under age 5, free. For more information and tickets, Bob Worthing, (302) 227-4384, tony Mazzarelli, (302) 212-2072 or Denny Huss, (302) 227-9454.

March 15, 1-5 p.m.:  Annual St. Patrick’s Bull and Oyster Roast, sponsored by Good Shepherd Church, VFW Post 8185, 520 Susquehanna River Rd., Port Deposit, Md. Food by “Pit Stop Pit Beef,” music by “The Roof Rockers Band,” from 2 to 6 p.m. Menu includes raw oysters, fried oysters, fried chicken, meatballs, sausage and peppers, pit beef, crab soup and more. Tickets sold in advance sonly, $45 per person, includes food and beverages consumed on the premises, music and a chance on door prizes. All proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Parish. Call Marie at the parish office (410) 642-6534 to reserve tickets.

March 25, April 29, 5-7 p.m.: Simple Supper, Knights of Columbus Council #9053 Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Lukes Church). $5 per person, children under 12, $2.For reservations, call (410) 524-7994

 

 

 

Bingo/Games

Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27, April 10: Bingo, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. Refreshments for sale. Doors open at 5 p.m., games at 6:30 p.m. For more information, (410) 524-7994.

March 3, & 10,  7 p.m.: Bingo, Holy Rosary Parish hall, 3210 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Food and refreshments available. For more information, (302) 798-2904.

Feb. 26, March 5 & 12: Bingo, St. Helena’s School Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m.. Door prizes, pull tabs, food, drinks, snacks. Must be 18 to play. For more information, (302) 764-0325.

Feb. 28, 5 p.m.: Penny Party, Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 522 Main St., Marydel, Md. Doors open at 5 p.m. Penny, nickel, dime, quarter, 50 cent, $1 and $5 tables. Large variety of good this year. Baked goods, auction table, hot dogs, meatball sandwiches, pizza, nachos and cheese, chips, sodas. For more information, (410) 482-7687.

March 14, 4 p.m.: Tricky Tray Basket Auction, St. Bernadette Church, 109 Dixon St., Harrington. Tickets at the door, $5 donation or canned goods. Door prizes, raffles, food for purchase. For more information, (302) 284-8695.

 

Volunteers Needed

The Religious Education for Special Needs Program seeks volunteers. Many activities require one-to-one assistance. Join this loving and meaningful ministry. For more information, call Linda Jackson at 573-3130.

The Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, at St. Ann’s Parish in Wilmington, seeks volunteers to help cover various hours for Adoration. The chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, www.adorationchapel.org, adorationchapel.stann@gmail.com, (320) 584-1422.

The sisters at Benincasa Dominican Monastery have a need for dedicated volunteers to help in the gift shop. The Benincasa Gallery and Gift Shop is located on the grounds of Holy Spirit Church, 6 Church Drive, New Castle. For more information please contact Sr. Emmanuella at (302) 654-1206.

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a nursing home which serves low income seniors located at 185 Salem Church Road in Newark, is seeking volunteers. Flexible schedule available: Volunteer once a month, once a week, or more.  Help is needed with breakfast, lunch or dinner, driving to medical appointments, kitchen prep work, folding laundry, cleaning the Chapel, photography, and more. For information, please contact Mary Cella atvolnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (302) 368-5886.

The Diocese of Wilmington is looking for extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist who can serve Catholic patients at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital.  Eucharistic ministers interested in volunteering should call 302-834-4321.

The Junior Board of St. Francis Hospital is looking for new members to support the hospital’s mission and its patients through fundraising and by working as volunteers in the Gift Shop and patient service areas. Established in 1924, the Junior Board has a long and honored tradition of service that has helped make possible the purchase of hospital equipment and furnishings. Those interested in joining our dedicated and enthusiastic team, please call Lois Torgerson, membership chair, at 302-764-0292.

The Old Bohemia Historical Society, which manages the St. Francis Xavier Shrine, the mother church of the diocese, needs volunteers for various projects. For more information, contact Marji Matyniak at (302) 328-4803.

Thresholds Volunteers is seeking volunteers to help prisoners by teaching them decision-making and problem-solving skills. These skills help prisoners take control of their lives and benefit themselves, their families, and communities. The group serves prisons in the Wilmington, Smyrna and Georgetown areas. There is a one-day (Saturday) training session, and volunteer times are in evenings or on weekends to accommodate schedules. Retirees make valuable volunteers because of their life experience. For more information, (302) 478-3053.

 

Donations

 

Through the month of February: Stock the Pantry food drive, facilitated by Catholic Charities. Donations of non-perishable food items and grocery gift cards can be dropped off at the following locations Monday through Friday between 9 am to 4 pm. Drop off food donations at: Main Office, 2601 W 4TH Street, Wilmington, DE 19805, 302-655-9624; Bayard House* 300 Bayard Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805, 302-654-1184; Marydale Retirement Village, 135 Jeandell Drive, Newark, DE 19713, 302-368-278,; Kent County Office, 2099 S DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, (302) 674-1600; Sussex County Office, 406 S Bedford Street, Set 9, Georgetown, DE19947, 302-856-9578; Casa San Francisco*, 127 Broad Street, Milton DE 19968, 302-684-8694; Seton Center, 30632 Hampden Avenue, Princess Ann, MD 21853, 410-651-9608 Suggested items: canned meats [chicken, tuna, salmon,], vegetables and fruit; canned meals [soup, chili, stew, corned beef hash; dried and canned beans; boxes of pasta, macaroni and cheese, crackers, cereal, oatmeal, and pancake mix; jars of peanut butter and jelly; juices, coffee, tea, hot cocoa mix, instant breakfasts; shelf-stable milk – canned, dry, evaporated, or U.H.T. fluid milk in aseptic containers; baby food and cereal; condiments like spreads, ketchup, mustard, relish, barbecue sauce, pickles and syrup; cleaning products; personal hygiene items

 

Catholic Charities Thrift Center, 1320 E. 23rd St., Wilmington, Del. is seeking donations of gently-used household goods, including furniture, mattresses and working appliances. (302) 764-2717.

 

Groups

St. Peregrine Cancer Society, Mary, Mother of Peace Church. Meets fourth Sunday of the Month at Either Mary, Mother of Peace or St. Michael the Archangel. Group is open to those with cancer, or those who wish to support them through prayer. Please bring your rosary; medals and prayer cards will be provided. Join us for fellowship after the prayer service. For information, contact Deacon Dave McDowell, (302) 945-8317.

Cancer Support Group program for those with cancer and their caregivers. Every fourth Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital Library, second floor, Medical Offices building, 701 N. Clayton St., Wilmington. The group is professionally facilitated and free to the public. Parking lot available. Call for next meeting date. (302) 421-4970.

Always Our Children, a support group for families and friends of GLBT Catholics meets monthly at Holy Redeemer Church, Bi-State Blvd. at Chestnut St., Delmar, Md. For more information and the next meeting date, (410) 812-3117.

Calix, an association of Catholic alcoholics who maintain sobriety through affiliation with a 12-step program and those impacted by addiction has a group in the Wilmington area. Call (302) 521-9330 or find local information at calixde.org for links to meeting and resources.

Carmelite Community of Mary meets the second Saturday of each month at St. Jude The Apostle, Lewes, January through May and St. Francis De Sales, Salisbury, June through December. Community prayer at 9 a.m., with opportunity to ask questions about the Secular Discalced Carmelites and Carmelite spirituality.  For information, Pam Becker, 302-645-8505 or www.carmelife.com.

The Columbiettes are a service organization of Catholic women who wish to make a difference in society by taking strong stands on issues such as abortion, human trafficking, pornography and euthanasia. The group presents an opportunity to serve God and others and enrich your own spirituality. Members must be over age 17 and be practicing Catholics. For more information, call (302) 897-3022 or email 12374Columbiettes@gmail.com.

Parents Pray, prayer group for parents with children ages infant to age 5. Meets every Tuesday, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Discuss faith topics while children have an opportunity to play together. Holy Savior Parish Center, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. Contact Rita Danhardt, (410) 289-7038.

The Post Cana Group offers local widowed persons mutual support and socialization. Participants must offer proof of nearby residency (Delaware, Eastern Shore of Md., Salem County, N.J. or Chester/Delaware Counties in Pa.) and proof of widowed status. The group offers social activities such as meals, dances and field trips (See listing of dances under “Dinner/Dance” above). Most local events held at Talleyville Hall. More information: Nancy (302) 479-5109.

Word of Life Scripture group, Holy Savior Church, 1705 N. Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, Md. Group meets on the second Sunday of each month at 11:15 a.m. Group chooses a Scripture passage, and discusses how to put the passage into practice. All are welcome. More information, Kim Zarif, followthestar@comcast.net.

 

Young Adults

Summa Young Adults, young adult ministry for ages 19-35, meet and greet after the 4 p.m. Mass at Mary Mother of Peace Hall, 30839 Mt. Joy Rd., Millsboro. For more information, (302) 856-6451 or stmichrc@verizon.net.

St. Mary’s Young Professional Project (SMYPP) encourages the social, spiritual, and intellectual formation of single and married young adults.  Service opportunities are also available. Open to people of all faiths, ages 21 and older. For more information, contact Lottie Johnson at lottie.johnson88@gmail.com.

Spirit on the Shore is a young adult group based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Young Catholic adults in their 20s and 30s participate in spiritual, social and service activities to better participate in the mission of the local Church on the Eastern Shore. For more information, spiritontheshore@gmail.com.

 

Trips

March 6: Trip to the National Museum of Women in the Arts for the exhibit “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea,” coordinated by Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Wilmington. Bus departs IHM Church at 7:30 a.m. sharp, return time approximately 7 p.m. Trip includes  round trip Motor Coach to DC (with facilities); Admission to museum, lecture and guided tour; Lunch on your own in museum café; Gratuity for bus driver; Snack for return trip.  Museum will reschedule in case of inclement weather. $65 per person. (Minimum of 40 participants necessary, otherwise cancelled and refunds issued. Last minute cancellations not refundable.) Payment due at registration. Make checks payable to IHM and send to: Mrs. Terry DiFonzo, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilm, DE  19803. More information, Terry DiFonzo at 764-4693 or e-mail: tdifonzo@ihm.org

April 8: Trip to D.C. visit St. Matthew’s Cathedral, National Museum of Women in the Arts (self- guided tour) and Hillwood Museum (1 hour docent tour). Bus leaves St. Polycarp 135 Ransom Lane Smyrna, DE at 6 AM. Cost $50 per person. Lunch on your own in Museum café. Bus to leave Washington at 3:30. Payment due at registration. For info please call Bernadette, (302) 653-8279.

April 12-21, 2015: Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal, Lourdes, France, Burgos and Barcelona with Msgr. George Brubaker, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church, New Castle. For more information, call Cheryl Cook at the parish office (302) 328-3431.

April 13-23, 2015: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Join Fr. John Hynes as he celebrates his 50th year as a priest. Ten-day trip includes airfare, 4-star hotel lodging, breakfast, dinner and some lunches and admissions to sites. Cost $3,700. For more information, brochure and reservation form, call Fr. Hynes, (302) 633-4915 or  stcathwilm@comcast.net, maryjofrohlich@gmail.com.

April 25-26: Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass., organized and hosted by Johannah Wojcik. Visit the Shrine, Visitation Monastery, Norman Rockwell Museum. $164 per person. For more information and reservations, call (302) 998-3057.

June 8-16, 2015: Join Fr. Brian Lewis, associate pastor at St. John the Beloved, on a nine-day pilgrimage to the holy shrines in France focusing on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Includes visits to Paris, Nevers, Ars, Paray-le-Monial, and Lourdes; Mass at the Sacred Heart Basilica, the Miraculous Medal Chapel, and the Basilica of Lourdes. Celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Paray-le-Monial, and the Feast of the IHM in Lourdes. For more information, contact Fr. Lewis at (302) 999-0211 or fr.brianlewis@yahoo.com.

Nov. 6-18: Portugal, Estoril Coast, Azores & Madeira Islands with Fr. Tom Flowers. 4 nights in Lisbon, 4 on St. Michael Island, 3 on Madeira Island.  Includes churches & castles, Fatima shrine, scenic villages, volcanic lakes, pineapple & tea plantations, botanical garden, waterfalls, & hot springs, optional whale & dolphin watching and cooking class, ceramic studio, distillery, banana plantation & vineyards, trout farm & sugar mill, local embroidery & wicker crafts, Madeira wine.  Daily Mass. A representative from Colette Tours will be at St. Polycarp in Smyrna on Feb. 4, at 6:30 pm, to discuss the itinerary and questions about the trip.  For flyer, contact Vacations for Catholics at (888) 878-8187, office@saintpolycarp.org or (302) 653-8279.

June 27, 2016: Spain and Provence River Cruise.  Join Father Ed Aigner for a cruise on the Rhone River in the scenic south of France.  Tour begins June 27, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The cruise, which leaves from Arles, France makes its way to the city of Lyon and includes all tours as well as beer and wine with meals.  (These AMA Waterways river cruises sell out way in advance.) The relaxing and intimate river cruise offers an experience not available on the big cruise ships.  For more information on this trip to the land of artists, wine and cheese contact Mary Grubert 1-800-275-0935 or mkgrubert@comcast.net.

 

 

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