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Bishop’s Schedule

THURSDAY, MAY 21

• Graduation, Ss. Peter and Paul, Todd Center, Wye Mills, Md., 6 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 24

• Adult confirmation, St. Margaret of Scotland, Glasgow, 1 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 25

• Memorial Day Field Mass, All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, 10 a.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 26

• Judicatory executives meeting, Episcopal Diocese office, 11 a.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 28

• Graduation, Padua, St. Anthony of Padua, Wilmington, 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 29

• Graduation, Salesianum, Wilmington, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 30

• Mass, First Communion and confirmation for special needs religious-education students, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bear, noon

SUNDAY, MAY 31

• Graduation, Archmere, Claymont, 1 p.m.

• Graduation, Ursuline, Wilmington, 4 p.m.

 

Services

May 22, Noon: Anointing of the Sick, follows the noon Mass, Sacred Heart Oratory, 917 Madison St., Wilmington. All are welcome. For more information, (302) 428-3658.

May 25, 10 a.m.: Memorial Day Field Mass, All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. Seating and protection from the weather provided.

May 30, 11:30 a.m.: Annual Diocesan Celebrate Life Day Mass, a celebration for persons with special needs and their families/friends/caregivers, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Bear. Gathering at 11:30, Mass at noon, light lunch following Mass. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. A donation of 2 or more cans for the parish food closet is requested. To register, email Linda Jackson at ljackson@cdow.org or call her in the Office for Religious Education at (302) 573-3130.  Please respond by May 16.

May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, St. Edmond’s Church, King Charles Ave. and Laurel St., Rehoboth. More information, (302) 762-5511.

June 5, 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.

June 7, 4 p.m.: Mass, Talk and Healing Service with guest Alan Ames from Australia.  St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. Free-will offering for Alan’s Ministry.  More information, Del. Marian Movement, Linda 302-373-3405 or ourladyinblue@gmail.com

June 20, 9 a.m.: Monthly Mass of Remembrance for the recently deceased, Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. For more information, (302) 656-3323.

 

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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. Beginning May 23, chapel house are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. every day. Closed during the Easter Triduum and inclement weather. www.adorationchapel.org, or Chris (302) 668-1819.

 

Right to Life

June 20, 1-7 p.m.: Volunteers needed to be pro-life missionaries at the Firefly concert. A great opportunity to reach over 70,000 attendees with the pro-life message. Mandatory raining session on June 19. For details, call Donna Latteri, (302) 538-5730 or 862-266-1099..

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.

May 27, 6:30 p.m.: Southern Come and Seek group gathering for men interested in finding our more about the priesthood.  Ss. Peter & Paul Rectory, 1210 S. Washington St., Easton, Md.  Opportunity to socialize with priests and like-minded men who wish to learn more about vocations. Dates and times are subject to change, so call before you go. For more information, contact Fr. Joe McQuaide at (302) 674-5787 ext. 115 or visit the Vocations website: www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/.

May 28, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Come and Seek group gathering for men interested in finding our more about the priesthood.  St. John the Beloved Parish, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Opportunity to socialize with priests and like-minded men who wish to learn more about vocations. Dates and times are subject to change, so call before you go. For more information, contact Fr. Chris Coffiey at (302) 239-7100 ext. 24 or visit the Vocations website: www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/.

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

April-June: Saints in the City Series, programs showcasing city parishes and the saints who have shaped them. All are welcome. The remaining schedule: June 7, 2 p.m., St. Paul, 1010 W. 4th Street, Wilmington. For more information, Andy Glover, 717-649-9145 or aglover@comcast.net or Bruce Mulrine, (302) 220-7050, bmurlrine@comcast.net

May 21, 6 p.m.: “The Birth of Modern Family Law,” lecture sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society and the Notre Dame Club of Del., Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom St., Wilmington. Presenter is Notre Dame law professor Barry Cushman. Delaware attorney received 1.5 CLE hours. Free and open to the public. Preceded by reception; lecture at 7 p.m. For more information, Ryan Newell, rnewell@connollygallagher.com or (302) 888-6434.

June 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Diocesan workshop on the New Evangelization, Vayan y Hagan Discípulos:  La Nueva Evangelización en la Diócesis de Wilmington,”St. John the Apostle Church, 506 Seabury Ave., Milford. Sponsored by the Hispanic Ministry office. Cost $5, deadline for registration, May 31. For details, contact Brother Chris Posch,  (302) 655-0518 or chrisposch@gmail.com.

July 12-18: Pitcher and Basin, Salisbury; July 26-Aug. 1: Pitcher and Basin, Cambridge. Week-long volunteer opportunities for youth, coordinated by the Diocesan Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Registration deadline 3 p.m. June 1. For more information http://www.cdowcym.org/events/detail/pitcher-and-basin-salisbury1

June 22-26, 8:30 – 11: 30 a.m.: Vacation Bible School, “Everest … Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power!” St. Andrew Catholic Church,  14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City, Md. Participate in team building games, cool Bible songs, science experiments and tasty treats; discover how God is present in everyday life…something we call “God Sightings.”  Cost is $40 a child ; $65 maximum for a family. Registrations forms available in the gathering area of St. Luke and St. Andrew or call 410-250-0300 to register. Spaces are limited.

 

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

June 5-7: Rachel’s Vineyard confidential retreat, Healing from Abortion One Weekend at a Time. Offered by the Diocesan Respect Life Office at a confidential location in Wilmington for women and men impacted by abortion. More information, contact Nan Freeman, (302) 528-8313, or go to www.rachelsvineyard.org.

June 5-7, Sept. 11-13: Women’s wellness weekends, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House, Cape May, NJ. Eleven workshops to balance and improve physical, emotional, and spiritual health including yoga, Tai Chi, weaving, skin wellness, inner harmony and the power of friendship. Fun psychedelic social Saturday night. $395 for the weekend, includes room, meals, workshops, and evening socials. Early registration price of $375 is available for both weekends. Email development@ssjphila.org or call 1-800-482-6510 for more information.

June 13, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Focolare: The Quest for Global Unity, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Presented by Father Stanislao Esposito, retreat covers the Focolare movement. $35 in advance, $40 at the door, includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, (302) 995-6859 or jesushousecenter.org.

Oct 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m: Bilingual youth retreat, St. Paul’s School Hall, Wilmington. For youth ages 13-18. For more information, Crystal Rodriguez, (302) 358-5474 or holy_detox@aol.com

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

No listings at this time.

 

Fundraisers

Through June 21: Change for Life Baby Bottle Campaign, coordinated by the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center. Bottles to be filled with change over the course of the month may be gotten from the Center by calling 410-546-5433. The Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center is located at 1300 South Division St., Suite C, Salisbury, MD.

May 23, 10 a.m.: Wounded Warrior 5k, sponsored by the Patriots Club of the Charter School of Wilmington, All Saints Cemetery, Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. Registration is $20 and benefits the Wounded Warrior project. More information, woundedwarriorproject.org and information about the 5K is available at charterschool.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

June 11: Annual Tony Francia Memorial golf tournament, hosted by St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Cavalier Country Club, Newark. $125 per golfer, proceeds benefit new social hall at the parish. More information, Mike Deshaies, mdeshaies41@comcast.net or Mike Ryan at mjrdds@gmail.com

The Arts

No listings at this time.

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

May 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Annual Strawberry Festival, Mary Mother of Peace Church, Mt. Joy Road and Route 2,  Millsboro. Featuring strawberry shortcake, assorted foods, craft tables, vendors and lots of fun for everyone. Raffle tickets on sale for a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of a weekend in Ocean City, Md., and the third prize of a Family Cooler valued at $250. If you would like to participate in the festival, you may rent an outside space.  Call Bonnie on 302-280-5795 for more information or to reserve a space.

May 25 – 30, Holy Rosary Carnival, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont.  Mon-Thur, 6-10PM, Fri and Sat 6-11pm.  50th annual event will feature more rides and live entertainment than ever before.  Discounted megapasses and tickets available if purchased before the carnival–call 302-798-2904. Family nights are Tues. and Wed., ride all night for $20  Megapasses for unlimited rides all week are $40.

June 8-13: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Carnival, 345 Bear-Christiana Rd, Bear. Mon.-Fri. 5:30-10 p.m.; Sat. 5-10 p.m.$5 admission ages 13-64, free for seniors and children under 12 accompanied by adult. Discounted passes available in advance, $10 weekly admission, $35 MegaPasses. Live entertainment from Dub Glenn, Three Sheets, Day Tripper 247 and the Remnants. Fireworks on Thursday night. Traditional worker’s Mass, 3 p.m. Saturday. Family nights, raffles and more. Free parking and parking available at DART Park and Ride with shuttles. For more information and schedule, www.SetonFamilyCarnival.com.

June 13, noon-7 p.m.: Good Shepherd School Strawberry Festival, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Rain or shine event. Live music, food, drinks, rides, games, vendors and raffles. Spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m.

June 21, Noon-8 p.m.: Ukrainian culture and heritage festival, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 800 Lea Boulevard, Wilmington. Food, drinks, music, fun and vendors. Money raised will benefit soldiers who are defending Ukraine. For more information, (302) 762-5511.

July 14-18: Parish carnival, St. Joseph Parish, Middletown. Details TBA.

 

 

Sales

May 30, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: St. Catherine of Siena Garage sale, church parking lot, 2503 Centerville Road, Wilmington. Vendors welcomed, $25./car w/two parking spots. Contact Mary Gispert for details 302-239-1699 or mogispert@gmail.com.

May 30, 8 a.m.-noon: St. Elizabeth Treasures Sale, Grant Hall, Wilmington. Tables availabe for rent $25 per 8 foot table or space. Preview sale on Friday, May 29, 7-9 p.m. More information, contact the parish office (302) 652-3626 or ncarroll@steparish.org

June 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Country Flea Market, St. Joseph Church, 1012 French Street, Wilmington. Featuring antique jewelry & post cards, Aunt Vivian’s Home Made Strawberry Short Cakes, odds and ends, new & used  clothing, chances, door prizes & activities for children. Tables are $20 and can be located inside Saint Joseph Church Hall or outside in the church parking lot on Walnut Street.   Call Barbara for more information @ 302-658-4535 or leave your name and telephone number.

June 13, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Knights of Columbus Annual Flea Market, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Lewes.  $15 for one space.  Contact Marc for details (302) 644-4992 or lopez.marc.antoine@gmail.com.

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.

Mon.-Sat.: Sweetly Made Bakery, bakery, florist and gift shop sponsored by Benedictine Adult Services, 323 Market St., Denton, Md.. For hours, information or to place an order, contact manager Kathleen Bartlett at 443-448-4663 or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sweetlymade.4.

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.

Nov. 14, 8 a.m. -2  p.m.: St. Mary’s Children’s Resale, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin.  Maternity, baby equipment, children’s clothing, toys and more. cash and credit accepted.

 

Dances/Socials

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

May 24, June 14 & 28, 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.

May 26, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 5-7 p.m.: Crab Nights, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. Menu includes Maryland steamed crabs and shrimp (market priced), hot dogs, pizza, corn on the cob, french fries, crab soup. Reserve in advance, (410) 5247994.

TBA, 8-11:30 p.m.: All you can eat breakfast, Good Shepherd School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Adults $7 ; Children age 6-12, $4; Age 5 and under free.

June 10, July 18, Aug. 15, 5-7:30 p.m.: Pasta Nights, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. Menu includes two pastas, three sauces, salad. Cash bar available. $10 adults, $5 children under 10. For more information, (410) 524-7994.

June 14, 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

May 22 & 29, June 5 & 12: 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 26, June 2 & 9, 7 p.m.: Bingo, Holy Rosary Parish hall, 3210 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Food and refreshments available. For more information, (302) 798-2904.

May 21 & 28, June 4 & 11: 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

St. Ann’s Adoration Chapel is seeking permanent adorers for the following hours: Sunday, 6-7 a.m., 3-4 p.m.; Tuesday, 8-9 a.m., 1-2 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon; Friday, 4-5 p.m., 5-6 p.m.; Saturday, 1-2 p.m., 4-5 p.m. 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. For more information, contact Chris Eckrich,Chapel Co-leader (302) 584-1422  adorationchapel.stann@gmail.com  www.adorationchapel.org

The Ministry of Caring is looking for volunteers to participate in a mentoring program for children in its shelter. The program, which requires eight hours of training, has been developed by Catholic Charities USA. Mentors are to participate with the children they are matched with for a total of two hours a week. Interested volunteers are asked to contact Jennifer DiPietro at (302) 652-1935 or jdipietro@ministryofcaring.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 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.

Through the month of May: Catholic Charities Diaper Drive, benefits Bayard House Diaper Bank. Donors can drop off diapers of all sizes, wipes, baby hygiene items, and grocery store gift cards at all Catholic Charities locations during regular business hours. Catholic Charities also accepts cash donations, or gift cards for area stores, for diaper purchases. Visit  www.cdow.org/charities.html to make a donation using a credit card. Catholic Charities can accept diaper donations at its locations Monday through Friday between 9 am to 4 pm. Drop off donations at: Main Office, 2601 W 4th St., Wilmington, 302-655-9624; Bayard House, 300 Bayard Ave., Wilmington, 302-654-1184; Marydale Retirement Village, 135 Jeandell Drive, Newark, 302-368-2784; Kent County Office, 2099 S DuPont Highway, Dover, (302) 674-1600; Sussex County Office; 406 S. Bedford St., Ste 9, Georgetown, 302-856-9578; Casa San Francisco, 127 Broad St., Milton, 302-684-8694; Seton Center, 30632 Hampden Avenue, Princess Ann, MD 21853

410-651-9608. *Casa San Francisco and Bayard House can accept donations 7 days a week. Please call ahead before making a donation.

 

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

June 8-16: Nine-day pilgrimage to the holy shrines in France focusing on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary with Fr. Brian Lewis, associate pastor at St. John the Beloved. 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.

June 14: Trip to Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., sponsored by the New Castle County Irish Society, $30, includes breakfast at the Irish Society (8-9:30 a.m.), $30 cash back, and $5 meal voucher. Bus leaves at 9:45 a.m., departs casino 5:30 p.m., arrives in Wilmington 7:15 p.m. Donations for local food bank and animal shelter are also gratefullybeing accepted. For more information, call Phyllis (302) 354-1356 for reservation.

June 20: Trip to Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, organized by St. Joseph Parish Sodality. Cost is $45, includes $20 casino cash, continental breakfast, refreshments, snacks on the return trip, games, one opportunity to win back cost of ticket, and two opportunities to win free lunch at the casino. Bus leave St. Joseph’s, French Street, Wilmington at 8:45 a.m., departs Atlantic City 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Denise Scales, (302) 368-9881.

June 22-26: Niagara Falls, Ontario trip with side trip to Toronto, organized by the Ministry of Caring. $650 ppdo. Includes 4 nights lodging, four breakfasts and full course dinners, all day tour of Niagara including Niagara on the Lake, tour of Toronto, Maid of the Mist boat ride, tour of FX Chocolates, and much more. For information, contact Annie Halverson, (302) 652-5523, ahalverson@ministryofcaring.org.

Sept. 28-Oct. 3: Pilgrimage to Mexico with Fr. Roger from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Bear. Visit the Guadaloupe Shrine and attend Mass. Accommodations at the Sheraton hotel, including daily breakfasts and dinners. Visits to the pyramids dedicated to the sun and moon, Pueblo, Frida Kalo’s home and art studio, the Folkloric Ballet and much more. $1899 ppdo. For more information, contact Fr. Roger at Fr.Roger@setonparish.net or Merle at premier tours@verizon.net.

Oct. 21-Nov. 1: Best of Ireland, with Father Arthur Fiore. Visit Dublin, Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Derry, Donegal, Slieve League Cliffs, Galway, Knock Shrine, Drumcliffe, Dinger Town, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Kilkenny and Killarney. $3299 includes route-trip air from JFK, ten breakfasts, ten dinners, two evenings of entertainment, sightseeing and entrance fees, transportation church/airport/church. For more information, (300) 932-9213 or Premiertours@verizon.net.

Nov. 6-18: Portugal, Estoril Coast, Azores and Madeira Islands with Fr. Tom Flowers, pastor of St. Polycarp Parish. Four nights in Lisbon, four on St. Michael Island, three on Madeira Island.  Includes churches & castles, Fatima shrine, scenic villages, volcanic lakes, pineapple and tea plantations, botanical garden, waterfalls, & hot springs, optional whale and dolphin watching, cooking class, ceramic studio, distillery, banana plantation and vineyards, trout farm and sugar mill, local embroidery and wicker crafts, Madeira wine. Daily Mass 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 in Barcelona, Spain. The cruise leaves from Arles, France, makes its way to the city of Lyon and includes all tours as well as beer and wine with meals.  (Reserve soon; AMA Waterways river cruises sell out far in advance.) Relaxing and intimate river cruise offers an experience not available on big cruise ships.  For more information, contact Mary Grubert 1-800-275-0935 or mkgrubert@comcast.net..

 

 

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