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Bishop’s Schedule

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

• 30th anniversary of Seton Center, Princess Anne, Md., 2 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

• Confirmation, St. Francis de Sales, Salisbury, Md., 1 p.m.

• Confirmation, Holy Name of Jesus, Pocomoke City, Md., 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

• Mass of commemoration, canonization of Blessed John XXIII and John Paul II, St. Hedwig Church, Wilmington, 9:30 a.m.

• Confirmation, St. Joseph on the Brandywine, Greenville, noon

• Confirmation, St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington, 4 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 28

• Retired priests’ luncheon with bishop, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bear, noon

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

• School visit, Ss. Peter and Paul High, Easton, Md., 11 a.m.

• School visit, Ss. Peter and Paul Elementary, Easton, Md., 1 p.m.

• Confirmation, St. Christopher, Chester, Md., 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

• St. Francis de Sales Convocation scholastic awards, Holy Family, Newark, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 1

• Confirmation, Our Mother of Sorrows, Centreville, Md., 6 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 2

• Blue Mass, St. John the Beloved, Wilmington, 11 a.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

• Confirmation, St. Ann’s, Bethany Beach, noon

• Confirmation, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Secretary, Md., 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

• Confirmation, St. Polycarp, Smyrna, 12:30 p.m.

• Mass to celebrate life, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bear, 4 p.m.

 

Services

April 27, 4 p.m.: First Mass of the season, St. Francis Xavier Shrine, Old Bohemia, Warwick, Md. Preceded at 2 p.m. by a meeting of the Old Bohemia Historical Society in the rectory. More information, Marji Matyniak, (302) 328-4803.

April 27, 9:30 a.m.: Mass to celebrate the canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II, St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. Part of a weekend-long celebration at St. Hedwig that includes rosaries, Masses, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions, programs and discussions on the lives and legacies of John XXIII and John Paul II.  All are invited to attend.  Overflow parking and shuttle bus service to and from the church at the Wilmington Riverfront Lot K  from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.  More information about the weekend celebration is available at www.sthedwigde.org.

April 27: Divine Mercy Sunday celebration, St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Confessions 2:15-3 p.m.; Chaplet 3 p.m.; Mass 3:15 p.m. For more information, call (302) 999-0211.

April 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, Pa. Program includes confession, Exposition, a presentation and singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Related materials in CD, images in various sizes, newspaper etc., are available for free. All are welcome. For more information, (610) 444-4364.

April 27: Divine Mercy Sunday celebration, Holy Cross Church, Dover. 2:45 p.m.: Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament & The Litany of Reparation. 3 p.m.: The Chaplet of Divine Mercy with meditations between each of the decades from Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, followed by concluding prayer, divine praises, and Benediction. Worshipers will have an opportunity to venerate the image of Divine Mercy. For more information, contact Rose Pritchett (302) 284-4437 or rr18bay@comcast.net.

May 1, 7 p.m.: St. Peregrine Feast Day Mass, Mary Mother of Peace Church, Rt. 24 & Mt. Joy Road, Millsboro. St. Peregrine is the Patron Saint of those suffering from Cancer, AIDS, etc. Prayers will be said for spiritual, physical & emotional healing. Additional priests available for anointing after Mass. All are welcome. For additional information, please call: Deacon Dave McDowell (302) 945-8317.

May 2, 11 a.m.: Blue Mass for those in law enforcement, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians and all who work in public safety and the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. Followed by a luncheon in the parish hall. Personnel of other faiths welcome.

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

May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7, 7 p.m.: Diocesan Healing Mass, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Father Charles Dillingham will be presider and homilist. Reserved seating area for aged and infirm is available; ushers available to provide assistance. Church is handicapped-accessible, with wheelchair ramp and restroom with side rails. Father Dillingham will go into the congregation to bless those in the reserved seating area and prayer teams will visit those who cannot come forward to the altar for prayers. For more information, call Barbara, (302) 234-0921.

May 4, 11:30 a.m.: May Procession, St. Jude The Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive (Northbound side of Hwy. 1, North of DE Rte. 1 and U.S. 9), Lewes. Traditional May procession around the campus of St. Jude’s, and crowning of Our Lady on the campus. The event will take place outside, weather permitting, or in the Church if raining. A wonderful way to express your devotion and love of Mary, and to deepen your faith. All are welcome.

May 4: Annual Diocesan Celebrate Life Day Mass, a celebration for persons with special needs and their families, friends, and caregivers. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Bear. Gathering at 3:30 p.m., Mass at 4 p.m., followed by a light dinner. Please bring two or more cans for the parish food closet. To register, e-mail Linda Jackson at ljackson@cdow.org, or call (302) 573-3130. Please respond by April 25.

May 5, 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.

May 7, 7 p.m.: Charismatic Mass, Holy Cross Church, 631 S. State Street, Dover. All are welcome. More information, dahl35@comcast.net.

Weekdays, 7:15 a.m.: Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, St. John the Beloved 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.

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.

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.

Second Saturdays, 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer with the Discalced Secular Carmelite Community, St. Jude the Apostle Parish Religious Education Center, Lewes. Opportunity to develop better relationship with God through deeper form of prayer. Learn more about Carmelite spirituality and the Carmelite saints. Brother Bryan of the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C. will join the prayer. More information, contact Pam Becker, OCDS, (302) 645-8505 or www.carmelife.com.

 

Right to Life

No listings at this time.

 

Vocations

May 7, May 28 & June 12, 7-9 p.m.: Come and Seek gathering for men interested in learning more about the priesthood. Vianney House, St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Meet others who are considering answering the call, and chat with diocesan priests about their vocations. For more information call Father David Kelley at (302) 573-3133 or Father Chris Coffiey at  (302) 239-7100, x24.

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.

 

Programs

Through April  26: Shroud of Turin Exhibit, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 800 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Features an approved authentic Vatican replica of the Shroud, and information about its history. Guides will be available to answer questions. Exhibit also features DVD presentation on the history and science behind the shroud. Free. Groups should reserve an appointment ahead of time. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun. Noon-6 p.m. For more information, www.st-nicholas-church.org or (302) 762-5511.

April 24, 6:30-8 p.m.: “Consoling the Heart of Jesus,” ten-week group retreat, focuses developing our understanding of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Divine Mercy. St. John the Beloved Parish, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Features Father Michael E. Gaitley, MIC. Class uses DVDs and discussion. Register in advance; contact Deacon Dennis, (302) 981-4567 or wuebbelsdg@verizon.net.

April 25, 7 p.m.:”Saint Faustina, Messenger of Mercy,” one-woman dramatic show presented by Nancy Scimone. St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2503 Centerville Rd., Wilmington. Program includes live music; script derived from “Divine Mercy in My Soul: The Diary of Sister M. Faustina Kowalska. $10. To purchase, call Kelley Freebery, (302) 540-9037 or the parish office, (302) 633-4900.

April 25-27: Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday and the canonization of two popes, St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. Friday: 6:30 p.m. rosary; 7 p.m. Mass; 8 p.m. program about John XXIII in Msgr. Gulcz hall. Saturday: 8 a.m. Mass; 9-10 a.m. Exposition; 10:30-11:30 a.m. program about John Paul II in Msgr. Gulcz Hall; 11:30-12:30 lunch; 4 p.m. Mass. Sunday: 7:30 a.m. Mass; 8:45 rosary, 9:30 a.m. Mass — Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant; 10:30 a.m. Exposition; 11:30 a.m. Benediction; 12-2 p.m. reception in Msgr. Gulcz Hall; 2 p.m. Divine Mercy documentary; 1-3 p.m. Confessions; 3 p.m. Exposition; 3:55 p.m. Benediction; 4 p.m. Mass. Additional parking at Wilmington waterfront in Lot K. For more information, (302) 594-1400 or www.sthedwigde.org.

April 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square. The program includes confession, Exposition, a presentation and singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Related materials in CD, images in various sizes, newspaper, etc., are available for free. All are welcome. For more information, (610) 444-4364.”

May 1-June 19: Seasons of Hope Bereavement Support Series. St. Mary Star of the Sea — Fr. Connell Parish Center, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, MD. Thursday evenings, 6-8 p.m. Those mourning the loss of a loved one are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required; there is a fee of $8 for program materials. For more information, call (410) 289-0652 or office@stmarystaroftheseaocmd.com.

May 4, Noon-4:30 p.m.: Delaware Academy of Science Archaeology Day, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark. Event for families to experience the natural history in the Iron Hill area. Youngsters can dig with professional archaeologists; hear a Native American band, and more. For more information, contact Maureen, (302) 368-5703 or director@ironhill-museum.org.

May 10, 1-7 p.m.: Marriage Enrichment Seminar, St. Polycarp Church, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna. Free and open to the public. Renewal of vows officiated by Father Tom Flowers at the end of the seminar. Sponsored by Couples for Christ and St. Polycarp Parish. For more information, (443) 939-6325, (302) 379-4459 or (302) 690-8930.

May 10: “What’s A Catholic To Do?” immediately following the 5 p.m. Mass at St. Ann’s Church, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. A historical perspective on what Catholics used to do to stem the tide of immorality and anti-Christian material that flows into our homes today, and what a contemporary approach to the problem might be. No charge to attend. For more information, call St. Ann’s Rectory at (302) 654-5519.

May 18: St. Thomas More Society annual award dinner, honoring F. Edmund Lynch, Esq. and Sister Barbara Ann Curran. Wilmington Country Club, 4825 Kennett Pike, Wilmington. For more information, edudley@gaic.com.

June 18-26: Diocesan San Marcos delegation trip. Visit schools and parishes, meet new friends in our sister diocese of San Marcos, Guatemala. For more information, contact Father Hynes at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, (302) 633-4900.

 

Retreats

April 24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Inner Healing retreat, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Facilitated by Angie Malmgren. Retreat will help participants begin the healing process to recapture authentic joy through a personal encounter with the living Christ. $35 in advance, $40 at the door, includes light breakfast and lunch. To register, call (302) 995-6859 or www.jesushousecenter.org.

April 25-27: Retrouvaille Marriage Weekend, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, PA. For more information, www.HelpOurMarriage.com or (800) 470-2230. All calls are confidential.

May 16-17: “Come and Fill Me Up,” retreat, St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. Facilitated by Father Bill Halbing, world-wide conference speaker known for his humor and inspiring stories. Friday, 7 p.m., Mass, talk, confessions. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., morning Mass, talks, lunch, confessions, adoration. 4 p.m., Family Mass, healing service. $12 per person, register by May 9, (302) 994-4043 or frbillretreat@comcast.net.

May 31, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Retreat, sponsored by the Restorers of Mt. Carmel, 5678 Mt. Carmel Rd., LaPlata, Md. Day begins with 8 a.m. Mass and includes talks, quiet time, confessions, rosary, benediction/exposition, continental breakfast snacks, beverages, boxed lunch and hand outs. Theme is  “Beyond the Resurrection.”  Cost is $35.  For more information, and to make a reservation, call Suzanne Carr, (301) 645-5203.

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.

May 30-June 1: “Blessed with a Creative Spirit” retreat. St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House, Cape May, NJ. Presented by Celeste Mokrzycki, SSJ and guest artists. Beginning and advanced artists welcome to this weekend of learning, reflection and creativity. Limited to 50 people. For more information  go to: ww.stmarybythesea.org or call 609-884-8708.

June 12-15: “Mysticism from a Cosmic Perspective” retreat. St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House, Cape May, NJ. Engage in exploring the implications of an awakening sense of mystery in our world today. Presented by Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC. For more information  go to: ww.stmarybythesea.org or call 609-884-8708.

June 19-22: “12 Step Spirituality: It Works if You Work It” retreat. St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House, Cape May, NJ. Focuses on the Spirituality of the 12 Steps as they appear in the Big Book of AA and the 12 & 12. Open to anyone in AA, Al-Anon or other 12-Step programs. Join with others who are committed to the principles and practices that lead to life. Presented by Rita Woehlcke, SSJ and Elaine Dombi, SSJ. For more information got to: www.stmarybythesea.org or call 609-884-8708.

July 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: “Having the Experience but Missing the Meaning” retreat, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Facilitated by Paula D’Arcy, author, playwright and national speaker. Opportunity to learn to slow down and take a look at our everyday happenings and begin to see the pattern of God’s plan in our life. $50, includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call (302) 995-6859 or www.jesushousecenter.org.

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

No listings at this time.

 

Fundraisers

April 26: Silent auction and dinner to benefit restoration of St. Peter the Apostle Church historic pipe organ, school gymnasium, 515 Harmony St., New Castle. Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., includes appetizers, salad, baked ziti, hot porchetta, roast beef sandwiches, potatoes, green beans, and dessert. Cash bar. Entertainment by guitarist and vocalist Pete Snow, mezzo-soprano Andrea Arena, pianists Mary June Peterson and Julius E. Del Prado, and accompanists Bunny Deascanis and Laura Baltrusaitis. Partial listing of the auction items at http://savetheorgan.blogspot.com. Tickets are $25  in advance/$35 at the door and can be purchased by contacting the parish office at (302) 328-2335.

May 8, 6 p.m.: “Our Favorite Things: Spring Scene” fashion show to benefit Most Blessed Sacrament School, 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. $35 includes dinner; preview fashions from local retailers. Shop with local vendors, and take chances to win prizes. Silent and live auction items also available. For more information or tickets, call Heather Marinelli, (302) 228-0800 or Michelee Kemp, (610) 613-2626.

May 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Little Sisters of the Poor 7th Annual Rock for the Aged, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark. Proceeds benefit medical needs (resident beds and mattresses). Individuals, youth groups and other organizations are invited to form teams and collect sponsors. Music, games, prizes, cake walk, baked table, theme baskets for raffle, food, plants, karaoke and 50/50. Visit our website for up-to-date details www.rockfortheaged.com/ or contact Debbie Strengari at (302)368-5886, devnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org

May 18, 9 a.m.: MOM 5K run/walk/stroll, Brandywine Park (near the zoo), Wilmington. Benefits Delaware Adolescent Program. Flowers for all moms who participate. Go to www.races2run.com and click on May races.

June 7, 8 a.m.: St. Martin’s Ministries 5k/fun run, “Chase Off Poverty,” Benedictine School, Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, Md. Family-oriented day with music, celebration, and a chance to learn more about St. Martin’s Ministries efforts to fight against poverty. Register at www.active.com, search for St. Martin’s. For more information, call (410) 634-2537 ext. 102.

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

April 28: Annual All Saints Catholic School Golf Outing/Dinner/Auction, White Clay Creek Country Club. 10:30 a.m. brunch, 11:30 a.m. shotgun start, 5 p.m. reception and dinner.  Auction items include Delaware Theatre Company tickets, Dinner by Casapulla’s, Park-hopper passes for Disney, and more. Sponsorships also being accepted. Proceeds benefit purchasing iPads for the school. For more information, http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1107080557770-685/playerregform2014.pdf or call call (302) 999-9880.

May 16: Annual Golf Outing, St. Joseph’s Parish, Middletown. Back Creek Golf Course, 101 Backcreek Drive, Middletown. Lunch, dinner and prizes are included, along with certificate for free round of golf. More information, call Deacon Fred Wendt at (302) 378-5800, ext. 119.

June 20, 1 p.m. Our Lady of Fatima Annual Golf Classic, Back Creek Golf Course, 101 Backcreek Drive, Middletown. Shotgun start, buffet dinner immediately after play. Soft spikes required. Prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive, straightest drive and more. Also a drawing for a trip to Turks and Caicos. Sponsorships and silent auction items being accepted. $100 per participant, $60 for junior participants; buffet only – $30. Supports parish youth ministry programs. Limited number of spaces, reserve now. Call (302) 328-3432 or go to http://olfnewcastle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014-golf-pamphlet.pdf.

 

Performances/The Arts

April 25, 7 p.m.: Dan Schutte in concert, St. Ann’s Church, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach. Schutte is the author of such hymns as “Here I Am, Lord,” “City of God,” and “Sing a New Song.” He will also present a workshop in the church on Sunday, April 26. For more information or to register, contact Ed Shipley, emshipley36440@gmail.com or call (302) 539-6449 ext. 12.

April 25, 7 p.m.: “Saint Faustina, Messenger of Mercy,” one-woman dramatic show presented by Nancy Scimone. St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2503 Centerville Rd., Wilmington. Program includes live music; script derived from “Divine Mercy in My Soul: The Diary of Sister M. Faustina Kowalska.” $10. To purchase, call Kelley Freebery, (302) 540-9037 or the parish office, (302) 633-4900.

April 26, 8 p.m.: Seamus Kennedy in concert, St. Bernadette Church, 109 Dixon St., Harrington. Tickets $15, includes coffee, tea, soft drinks and dessert. For more information, Eileen Murphy, (302) 398-8269 or stbea@verizon.net.

May 1, 7 p.m.: “Saint Faustina, Messenger of Mercy,” one-woman dramatic show presented by Nancy Scimone. Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 1210 S. Washington St., Easton, Md. Program includes live music; script derived from “Divine Mercy in My Soul: The Diary of Sister M. Faustina Kowalska.”   Tickets not needed, a free will offering will be collected. (410) 822-2344.

May 16-17: All Saints Catholic School presents “Annie Junior, The Musical,” school gymnasium, 905 New Rd., Wilmington. Friday showtime 7 p.m.; Saturday showtime 6 p.m. Tickets are $2; children and seniors $1; family pass $5. Doors open one hour before performance. For more information, call Davena Williams, (302) 995-2231 or all saints@ascsde.org.

June 1, 4 p.m.: “Loesser is More,” a musical dinner theatre featuring the works of Frank Loesser, Sacred Heart Oratory, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Featuring performances by Kathleen Siddall and Glenn Dyson. Tickets are $40 for single, $74 for couple, includes dinner, beverage (beer, wine, soda), and show. Benefits the Save Our Steeple Campaign. For more information and an order form, call (302) 428-3658.

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

April 28 – May 3:  St. Helena’s Carnival, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.  Dinners in the school hall start at 5 p.m.  Midway opens at 6 p.m. with rides and games for all ages. Nightly admission $5 for ages 13 – 59. Ages 12 & under are free with an adult.  Ages 60 & over are free. Entertainment every night under the Big Top!  Family nights Tuesday and Wednesday: Ride all night for $20 per person. Megapasses,  good for unlimited rides & free carnival admission all week, $40 per person. Food features new Seafood Café & Bar. Rides, games, prizes, food, baked goods, basket raffles and much more.  Discounted admission passes and mega-passes available in advance, call (302) 764-0325.

May 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Mary Mother of Peace annual Strawberry Festival, Mount Joy Road and Route 24, Millsboro. All are welcome. Strawberry shortcake, assorted foods, craft tables, vendors, raffles and fun. Vendors welcome to rent spaces, contact Bonnie, (302) 280-5795 for more information. Mary Mother of Peace church is located on the corner of Mt. Joy Road and Route 24 in Millsboro.

 

Sales

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.

April 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Crafter Garage Sale, sponsored by “Quilts for Comfort” (www.quiltsforcomfort.com). Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church. Fabric, books, notions, fat quarters, kits, scrapbooking paper & stickers, counted cross stitch kits and more. For more information, or to donate (before April 22), please call Cathy at 610-274-2288.

May 3, 8 a.m.-noon: Holy Savior Parish annual flea market, 1705 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. Tables to rent, $15; $10 if you provide your own. Refreshments  available. Reserve tables by April 25. Send checks, payable to Holy Savior Parish, Attn. Flea Market, 1705 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. 21842. For more information or to reserve by phone call: Roberta Ludwig (410) 213-1397 or Linda Airey (410) 213-2881.

May 16-17, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Spring flea market, sponsored by the Ladies Guild of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Household items, holiday decorations, jewelry, children’s clothing and toys and more. Lunch and baked goods available. Benefits the parish. Rosemarie, (302) 239-7994 or Janet, (302) 239-0605.

May 24, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: St. Catherine of Siena Community Garage Sale, 2503 Centerville Rd., Wilmington. $25 per car with two spaces, consignors welcome. To register, contact mogispert@gmail.com or call 239-1699.

 

Dances/Socials

April 27: Anniversary Dinner/Dance, Post Cana Group, Cavaliers Country Club, Wilmington. Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m. Music by Swing City Dance Band. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

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

May 30: Black and White Attire theme Dinner/Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m. Music by Al Santoro and the Hi-Liters. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

June 13: Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Dancing from 7-10 p.m. Music by Good Times. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

June 27: Hawaiian theme Dinner/Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m. Music by Phil Berger Music. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

July 18: Dance, Post Cana Group, Elks Lodge #307, 1310 Carruthers Drive, Wilmington. Dancing from 7-10 p.m. Music by Al Santoro and the Hi-Liters. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

*August: Dates and locations for Post Cana Group events to be determined.

*Sept. 12: Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Dancing from 7-10 p.m. Music TBA. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

*Sept.: Dinner/Dance, Post Cana Group, specific date, location and music to be determined.

Oct. 10: Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Dancing from 7-10 p.m. Music Good Times. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Oct. 31: Halloween theme Dinner/Dance with Halloween parade at 7 p.m., Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m. Music by Al Santoro and the Hi-Liters. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

*Nov. 23: Fall Festival Dinner/Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m. Music by Good Times. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Dec. 14: Christmas Dinner/Dance, Post Cana Group, Hockessin Memorial Hall, 1225 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m. Music by Phil Berger Music. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Dec. 28: New Year’s Lunch/Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Cocktails at 12:30, lunch at 1 p.m., dancing 1:30-4:30 p.m. Music by Joseph Staffieri Band. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

 

Meals

April 25, 4:30-7: St. Vincent de Paul Annual Spaghetti Dinner, St. Mary’s Minnette Dick Hall, Hambrooks Blvd., Cambridge, Md. Spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, meatballs, salad, bread, beverage, complimentary glass of wine for adults. Music and raffles. Adults $10, children 5-12, $4, age 4 and under, free. Homemade desserts, $1. Eat in or take out. All proceeds benefit Dorchester neighbors in need. For more information, (443) 521-2999.

April  27 (2nd and 4th Sundays), 8:30-Noon: Buffet Breakfast, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church). Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, French toast, creamed chipped beef, orange juice and coffee. Adults $8, children under 10, $4. For more information, (410) 524-7994.

April 27: Breakfast, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Dover Council 4182, Holy Cross Church 631 S. State St., Dover, Upstairs Auditorium after the 7:30 am and 9:15 am Masses. Please make plans to join us for a wonderful, reasonably priced breakfast. $10 per adult, $5 for children (age 12 and under) Menu includes scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon & sausage, potatoes, biscuits & gravy, coffee, tea and juice. Take out available. Questions, contact Elizabeth O’Shea at 302.674.5787 ext. 110.

April 27, 4-6 p.m.: Italian night dinner, St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior Father Connell Parish Hall, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. Chicken Cacciatore, stuffed shells, Italian spinach, beverage & dessert. Adults $12, children 12 and under $6. For more information, call (410) 289-0652.

April 30, 5-7 p.m.: Simple Supper, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church). Menu is soup and salad. $5 per person, children under 12, $2. For reservations, (410) 524-7994.

May 11, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Second Sunday Breakfast, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. $7.50 adults, $4 children, includes buffet of hot foods, baked goods, beverages. Call ahead to save table for larger parties. (302) 598-8685.

May 20, 5-7 p.m.: Hard crab dinner, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church). Choice of fried hard crab, crab cake fluff, broiled crab cake, with corn on the cob, chips, salad, roll and dessert. $20 per person, cash bar available. Make reservations by May 19, call (410) 524-7994. Walk-ins welcome.

Bingo/Games

April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 7 p.m.: Bingo, Holy Rosary Parish hall, 3210 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Food and refreshments available. For more information, (302) 798-2904.

April  24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 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.

April  25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: 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.

May 3, 6 p.m.: Our Lady of Fatima Parish Longaberger/Vera Bradley Bingo event, Msgr. Dwyer Hall, 801 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle. Doors open at 6, games begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets are limited; $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Advance purchase recommended. Twenty games of bingo, door prizes, raffles. Must be 18 or older to attend. For more information, and to register, Rachel Pompetti, (302) 528-4381 or the rectory (302) 328-3431.

 

Volunteers Needed

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, Del. For more information please contact Sr. Emmanuella at (302) 654-1206.

The Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, is a nursing home serving low-income senior citizens. Seeking volunteers to be a backup CDL mini bus driver, and photographer for special events. For more details on opportunities, please contact Mary Cella at volnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org or call 368-5886 (ext 286).

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 Father Manista at 302-834-4321.

Pitcher and Basin, the diocesan volunteer work camp for high school students, is accepting registrations for the summer of 2014.  There are three opportunities to serve others in this program, which includes assistance with painting, home repair, yard work and other duties. Teens are invited to serve as Jesus did and to make a difference in the lives of others. For more information, www.cdowcym.org/events/category/pitcher-and-basin. Registration is first come, first served.

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 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.

June 23-Aug. 21: The SSJ Mission Corps Summer Experience is seeking volunteers for a two-month time period at St. Mary By The Sea Retreat House in Cape May, N.J. Women, ages 19-30. One year of college is required. Live in community and open yourself to God’s grace in service to retreatants.  Includes room and board; monthly stipend. For more information, contact Rebecca Little, Director, (215) 248-7235 or ssjmissioncorp@gmail.com, www.ssjmissioncorps.org/summer-experience.html

 

Donations

May 3-4: Spring parish drive for the poor and needy, St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Frazer Rd. and Route 40, Glasgow. Sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Accepting (in good condition) clothing, furniture, housewares, small appliances, toys, blankets, sheets. Items will be sent to the Catholic Charities Thrift Shop. In addition, non-perishable food and personal care items are also needed for the emergency food closet. Donations can be dropped off on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-Noon. Volunteers will be available to load items onto the truck, and tax receipts are available. For more information, (302) 834-0225.

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

The Discalced Secular Carmelite Community of Mary invites you to join them for Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of every month in the Religious Education Center of St. Jude The Apostle Parish. If you have a desire for a more intimate relationship with God through a deeper form of prayer, God may be calling you to the spirituality of Carmel: the spirituality of Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Therese of Lisieux.  Brother Bryan, spiritual assistant, from the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C, joins the group.  For information, call Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505.

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.

May 18, 3 p.m.: St. Peregrine Cancer Society meeting, St. Michael the Archangel Church, 202 Edward St., Georgetown. 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. Please join us for fellowship after the prayer service. For information about the next meeting date, 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.

May 12, 6:30 p.m.: Catholics United for the Faith dinner at Crossroads Restaurant, Limestone & Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. Talk by Father Christopher Coffey. All are welcome to the talk, but call Betty, (302) 453-8846, to make a dinner reservation. Group is dedicated to “support, defend and advance the efforts of the Teaching Church.” To get on the mailing list for future events, call Joanne, (302) 478-5613.

Carmelite Community of Mary, St. Ann’s Church, Rt. 26, Bethany Beach. meets at either St. Jude or Our Lady of Lourdes on various dates. Begins with 8:30 a.m. Mass, 9 a.m. community prayer and opportunity to ask questions about the secular order of Carmelites, and Carmelite spirituality. For more information and upcoming dates, Marianne Chapin, (410) 742-1777 or www.carmelife.com

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.

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., reads a Scripture passage, and discusses how to put the passage into practice. All are welcome. More information, Kim Zarif, followthestar@comcast.net.

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.

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.

Grief and Sorrow Support Group, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Drive, Wilmington, Del. Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Anyone suffering the loss of a loved one is invited. Deacon John (302) 368-0146 ext. 110.

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.

 

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.

 

Reunions

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Trips

April 30: Trip to Washington, D.C., featuring the Basilica of the National Shrine, and the new St. John Paul II National Shrine. Sponsored by St. Polycarp Parish, Smyrna. Bus leaves St. Polycarp at 7 a.m. For more information, call Bernadette, (302) 653-8279.

May 5: Trip to St. Katharine Drexel Shrine, Bensalem, PA with shopping at Franklin Mills or visit Parx Casino in the afternoon. Sponsored by Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Bus departs IHM at 8:30 am, returns 5:30 pm.  $60 before April 15, $70 after April 15. Contact Terry 764-4693 or ihmdifonzot@yahoo.com for flyer.

Aug. 2-9: St. Anne de Beaupre Pilgrimage, sponsored by St. John the Beloved Parish. Visit six shrines and churches in the United States and Canada. $1,200 per person, double occupancy. Spiritual leader will be Father William Cocco. For more information and reservations, call Joahannah Wojcik, (302) 998-3057.

Sept. 15-23: Marian pilgrimage to Fatima, Spain and Lourdes. Spiritual director: Fr. Anthony Giamello. $3,499 includes round-trip airfare from Phila., tour escort from 206 Tours, breakfast and dinner daily, and daily Mass.  Contact Phil or Vicki Santoro for more information: 302-234-087, philipsantoro@verizon.net or  www.pilgrimages.com/santoro for detailed information.

Nov. 1-13: Splendors of Italy, 13 days, $3,199. Includes hotels, all breakfasts and dinners, tours and round-trip air to Milan and departing Rome out of JFK. Visit Milan, Venice, Padua, Verona, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Assisi, Rome, and Papal audience. For a brochure, e-mail: dphilips@ministryofcaring.org or call 302-652-5523.

 

 

 

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