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Bishop’s Schedule

TUESDAY, JAN. 27

• Mass, Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, 9:45 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28

• Mass, St. Mark’s High School, Wilmington, 9 a.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 29

• Mass, St. Elizabeth High School, 8:30 a.m.

FRIDAY, JAN. 30

• Mass, Padua Academy, Wilmington, 9 a.m.

SUNDAY, FEB. 1

• Mass, St. Matthew’s, Wilmington, 9 a.m.

MONDAY, FEB. 2

• World Day of Consecrated Life evening prayer, St. Joseph on the Brandywine, Greenville, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4

• School visit, Ss. Peter and Paul Elementary, Easton, Md., 10 a.m. • School visit, Ss. Peter and Paul High, Easton, Md., noon

THURSDAY, FEB. 5

• School visit, St. Francis de Sales, Salisbury, Md., 9 a.m.

FEB. 5-6

• Annual priest study days, Cambridge, Md.

SUNDAY, FEB. 8

• Mass and mortgage-burning ceremony, Sacred Heart Oratory, Wilmington, 9 a.m.

• Mass and reception, Circle of Honor, St. Ann’s, Wilmington, 2 p.m.

 

Services

Feb 21, 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.

Feb. 1, 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.

Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.: Solemn Evening Prayer in observance of Wake up the World! 2015 Year of Consecrated Life, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville. Bishop Malooly will preside. Sponsored by the Office for Religious. If attending, please RSVP by Jan. 26 to bbeatson@cdow.org.

Feb. 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.

Feb. 4, 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.

Feb. 14, 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.

 

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Weekdays, 7:15 a.m.: Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, St. John the  Parish, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington, Del. 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

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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/

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

• Jan. 28, 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.

Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m.: Open House in celebration of the Days with Religious, Our Lady of Angels Convent, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, Pa. Short historical presentation and a tour of the motherhouse followed by light refreshments.  Attendees will also have the chance to speak to a number of sisters to learn more about our Franciscan way of life. Please RSVP by Jan. 30 by calling (610) 459-4125 or dwhite@osfphila.org.

Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m.: Open House in celebration of the Days with Religious, Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales Convent, 399 Childs Rd., Childs, Md. For more information, (410) 398-3699.

Feb. 11, 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.

Feb. 13-15: Discernment retreat, hosted by the The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD. Single Catholic women ages 18-40 interested in a vocation as a Sister are invited to attend. For more information,  contact: Sr. Denise LaRock, D.C. at 410-646-2074 or dcvoc@doc.org or www.daughters-of-charity.com.

Programs

Jan. 27-Feb. 5: Theology of the Body series, presented in two parts by St. John the Beloved Parish, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. St. John Paul II used Theology of the Body as the center of his teachings on: humans in the image and likeness of God; entirety of God’s plan for human life; living our lives for happiness and fulfillment; and living as husband and wife or single. The first session, “Your Call to Greatness—A Vision for Life,”  will be  available on three dates: Jan. 27, 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Jan. 29, 6:30-8 p.m.; and Jan. 31, 9:15-10:45 a.m.. This class will be a 1-hour viewing of a DVD and a 30-minute discussion. The second  session will be “An Introduction to the Theology of the Body” and will be held eight Thursday evenings 6:30-8:00 beginning February 5. For registration or questions, call Deacon Dennis at (302) 981-4567 or email at wuebbelsdg@verizon.net.

Feb. 1: 22nd Annual Black History Luncheon, St. Mary Church, 6th and Pine Streets, Wilmington. 10:15 a.m. Mass, luncheon to follow. Music, food, opportunity to socialize. All are welcome. $5. For more information, contact Valerie Townsend, (302) 652-8394.

Feb 4, 1-2 p.m.: St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club, Parish Religious Education Center, 152 Tulip Dr., Lewes. This month’s book is  From the Angel’s Blackboard: The Best of Fulton J. Sheen by Bishop Fulton Sheen. The Book Club selection is a prelude to a presentation in the Parish Life Center about Bishop Sheen’s life, including a display of the Bishop’s travel Mass kit, on Sunday, Feb. 15, after the 8:30 and 10 a.m. Masses. All are welcome. More information can be found at http://www.stjudeslewesde.org/ or call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413.

Feb. 17, 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 to showcase the variety of summer opportunities for children. For more information, contact Rick Deale at rick.deale@gmail.com or the school office, 410-208-1600..

Regional Bereavement Support Series Starting Feb. 15: Bereavement Support Series, “Seasons of Hope,” Sunday afternoons, Feb. 15 through March, 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 orreligioused@hrparish.com or Deacon Luke Yackley at (410) 6426534 or click here to register.

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.

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

Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Morning of Reflection in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Teresa of Avila. Facilitated by Sister Redempta Sweeney, IHM. Program will cover the fascinating life and times of the first woman ever to be named a Doctor of the Church. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Price includes continental breakfast. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington. Call (302) 995-6859 to register or jesushousecenter.org

Feb. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Pre-Lenten retreat for jóvenes, St. John the Apostle Church, Milford. Retiro De Cuaresma para Jóvenes: será celebrado el sábado, 7 de febrero, 9 AM a 4 PM en la parrouqia San Juan Apostol, 506 Seabury Ave., Milford, DE 19963.  Para más información o para inscribirse, habla con sus líderes juveniles o con José Luis Bartolon (410-253-8125 o josebp_@hotmail.es) o Hermano Cristóbal Posch en 302-655-0518.

Feb. 13-15, 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.

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

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 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

 

Fundraisers

Feb. 1: 22nd Annual Black History Luncheon, St. Mary Church, 6th and Pine Streets, Wilmington. 10:15 a.m. Mass, luncheon to follow. Music, food, opportunity to socialize. All are welcome. $5. For more information, contact Valerie Townsend, (302) 652-8394.

Through Jan. 28: Mount Aviat’s Annual Cream Puff Day: Delicious, homemade cream puffs—a specialty of the Oblate Sisters—are available for pre-order only until Jan. 28th. Pricing is $2.50 each or $30/dozen. Pick up is Friday, Feb. 6th at the MAA gym. Delivery is available for orders of 5 dozen or more in Elkton and Newark. Order forms are available on the MAA website at www.MountAviat.org. For questions, contact Bridget Landis at 410.398.2206 ext. 239.

Feb. 6, 7:30-11:30 p.m.: Mardis-Gras themed fundraiser, sponsored by the Ministry of Caring, Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden. New Orleans- style cuisine, beer, wine and soda, live music from The Splashing Pearls and Bayou Brothers. Guests are encouraged to wear decorated masks for a Mardis Gras mask contest. $45 per person, benefits House of Joseph II residence. For sponsorship opportunities, tickets and more information, www.ministryofcaring.org/mardigras.

Feb. 7, 6 p.m.-Midnight: “Casino Royale” benefit for Most Blessed Sacrament School, 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. Catering by Hooked Restaurant and a Taste of the Town, Entertainment by Paul Cullen (formerly of Bad Company) and DJ Li. Llive and silent auction, blackjack, roulette, poker and more. $45 in advance, $47 online or $50 at the door. Go to mostblessedsacramentschool.com for more information.

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

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The Arts

Jan. 31, 5 p.m.: St. Elizabeth High School Alumni Association Art Exhibition and Auction, St. E Center , 1501 Cedar St., Wilmington. Complimentary wine and cheese, door prizes. Art provided by Marlin Art, featuring art in all media and price ranges. Tickets $25 per person or $40 per couple. For more information, contact Kathleen Houghton, director of alumni relations, khoughton@sehs.org or (302) 225-8675.

Feb. 13, 7 p.m.: “Sister’s Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?” St. Elizabeth’s Benedictine Performing Arts Center, 1500 Cedar St., Wilmington. Latest play from the “Late Nite Catechism” series, this audience participation play addresses questions about the Easter Season with humor. $30, proceeds benefit St. Elizabeth Elementary School. Go to www.LateNiteCatechism.com or call (302) 652-3626 or rectory809@aol.com

Feb. 14, 7 p.m.: “Til Death Do Us Part: Late Nite Catechism 3″ St. Elizabeth’s Benedictine Performing Arts Center, 1500 Cedar St., Wilmington. Another from the from the “Late Nite Catechism” series, this audience participation play addresses questions about the sacrament of marriage with humor. $30 per person, $50 per couple, proceeds benefit St. Elizabeth Elementary School. Go to www.LateNiteCatechism.com or call (302) 652-3626 or rectory809@aol.com

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.

 

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

Feb. 7, 8 a.m. -1 p.m.: Indoor flea market, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. (Snow date, 2/14). For information about reserving a table, contact Michele Ewers at (410) 459-6328.

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

Feb. 14, 7-11 p.m.: 80′s-Themed Valentine’s Dance, St. Christopher’s Church, Chester, Md. Live music, dinner and dessert. $20 per person. For more information or tickets, please contact Bridgitte at 410-604-1450 or bridgittebailey@mac.com

Feb. 14, 6-11 p.m.: Dinner Dance, sponsored by the Coffee Run K of C and Ladies Auxiliary, St. Mary of the Assumption Church Hall, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. $60 per couple, $30 per person, includes dinner, deadline for purchase Feb. 7, no tickets sold at the door. (Snow date Feb. 13.) For tickets, contact Terry Hills, (302) 757-9009 hilst16@comcast.net or Tony Gennusa (302) 998-3665, avgkag@comcast.net.

Feb. 15, 12:30-4:30 p.m.: Dance and Luncheon, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Valentine’s Day 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.

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

Jan. 28, Feb. 25, 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

Feb. 1, 8 -11:30 a.m.: All you can eat breakfast, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Adults $7, children 6-12 $4, age 5 and under free. For more information, (410) 658-2691.

Feb. 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,

 

Bingo/Games

Jan. 30, Feb. 6 & 13: 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.

Jan. 27, Feb. 3 & 10  7 p.m.: Bingo, Holy Rosary Parish hall, 3210 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Food and refreshments available. For more information, (302) 798-2904.

Jan. 29, Feb. 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.

 

Volunteers Needed

Feb. 10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: New volunteer orientation, Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, and 100 Patriots Way, Milford. Volunteers help out by making telephone check-up calls, fundraising event organization and patient and family visits. Speical opportunities are available for retired, unemployed and underemployed nurses. Attendance at the orientation does not obligate anyone to volunteer. Register by Feb. 3, contact Melody Cline, (302) 478-5707 or mcline@delawarehospice.org.

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 has opportunities for volunteers wishing to serve the hospital in the fundraising and patient services areas. Call Lois Torgerson, (302) 764-0292.

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

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. $55 per person by 2/9; $65 per person after. (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 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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