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TUESDAY, AUG. 19
• Mass for ORE/DRE gathering, St. Polycarp, Smyrna, 10 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20
• Annual religious picnic, Holy Child, Wilmington, 5 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUG. 23
• Confirmation, Immaculate Conception, Marydel, Md., 11 a.m.
• Mass, admission of permanent deacon candidates, Holy Child, 5 p.m.
Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.: Celebration of the Queenship of Mary, St. Polycarp Church, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna. Sponsored by the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, Wilmington Division. Procession, rosary, Mass, scapular investiture, prayers of consecration. Celebrant and homilist will be Father Thomas Flowers. For more information, call Larry Carosino, (302) 798-8174.
Aug. 27, 5:30 p.m.: Celebration of the Feast of St. Monica, St. Hedwig’s Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. Exposition, confession, rosary, Benediction, and Teardrops of St. Monica Devotional Mass at 6:30 p.m. to pray for those who have fallen away from the church. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 31, 6 p.m.: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, St. Edmond’ Church, King Charles Ave. and Laurel St., Rehoboth Beach. Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka will be the celebrant. For more information, call (302) 762-5511.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m.: Memorial Mass for Fr. Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M., Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. Annual Mass celebrated for the repose of Fr. Vincent R. Capodanno, a Catholic military chaplain who was killed in Vietnam as he gave assistance to dying Marines in battle. Open to the public; military are encouraged to wear uniforms. For more information, http://www.milarch.org.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Anniversary Memorial Mass for those who lost their lives on 9/11/01. St. Hedwig’s Church, 408 S. Harrison St. Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will preside. All are welcome. For more information, http://sthedwigde.org or call the Parish office at (302)594-1400.
Sept. 13, 9 a.m.: Prayer Service for Aborted Children, Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. Coincides with national day of remembrance for aborted children. Held at the grave of 62 abandoned aborted fetuses in the Cemetery. For more information, 302-656-3323 or www.abortionmemorials.com
Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, 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.
Sept. 17, Nov. 19, 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.
Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, 9 a.m.: Monthly Mass of Remembrance for the Recently Deceased, Queen of the Apostles Crypt, Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. For more information, (302) 656-3323.
Sept. 20, 3 p.m.: Annual Mass of Remembrance, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 32112 Vines Creek Rd., Dagsboro. Mass in memory of all those buried at the cemetery; also fulfills Sunday obligation. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. Protection from the weather and seating are provided.
Sept. 21, Oct. 26, 4 p.m.: Mass, St. Francis Xavier Shrine, the mother church of the diocese, Church Rd., Warwick, Md. Volunteers also needed for various projects. For more information, contact Marji Matyniak at (302) 328-4803.
Sept. 27, 1 p.m.: Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage, Our Lady Queen of Peace Shrine at Holy Spirit Church, 12 Winder Rd., New Castle. All are invited to attend. Exposition, Holy Hour with Father Andrew Apostoli CSR, opportunity for confessions, outdoor Stations of the Cross; gift shop run by the Sisters will be open. Mass at 4 p.m. Bishop Malooly will be celebrant and homilist. After Mass, procession to the Shrine for the Rosary, Litany of Loretto and renewal of the Consecration of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. No charge, however, a collection will be taken to support the parish’s maintenance of the Shrine. Carpooling is encouraged. For more details, http://www.cdow.org/you-are-invited-to-the-diocesan-marian-pilgrmiage-on-september-27th/
Sept. 28, 1:30 p.m.: Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass, St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Sherwood Park, Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will be the celebrant. Certificates for 25, 40, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 years of marriage will be distributed. No cost, but reservations are required. For more information, contact your parish or the Diocesan website: http://tinyurl.com/pwunu2s
Oct. 5: Celebration of the 125th anniversary of St. Joseph Parish, French St., Wilmington, the “Cradle of Afro-American Catholicism in Delaware”. 10 a.m. Mass with Bishop Malooly and Father Paul Williams, OFM; Gala at the Hotel DuPont 2 p.m. Tickets are $75. All are invited. For gala tickets, call Barbara Willis, (302) 762-9185; For souvenir book advertising, call Loretta Young, (302) 658-4535; for more information, (302) 658-4535.
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.
Monthly Masses of Remembrance: Sept. 20: Cathedral Cemetery, Third Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., Queen of the Apostles Crypt Sept. 13: All Saints Cemetery, Second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., Chapel of the Risen Christ
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 email@example.com.
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
Sept. 6, 5 p.m.: Spaghetti dinner and presentation by 40 Days for Life and Rachel’s Vineyard, St. Helena’s Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under, $60 limit per family (parents with children only). 5 p.m. Mass, Fr. John McFadden will be the homilist; 6 p.m dinner in Masci Hall (behind the church); 7:30 p.m. speakers Kevin Burke, co founder of Rachel’s Vineyard, and Fr. Leonard Klein, Director of the Diocesan Respect Life Office. Reservations, contact Lorrie, Loriei@comcast.net, or (302) 994-8861.
Sept. 25-Nov. 1: Forty Days for Life, Sussex and Kent County. Times TBA. For more information, call (320) 538-5730.
Come and Seek, the group for men considering a vocation to the priesthood. Next meeting date TBA. For more information, contact Father Chris Coffiey, (302) 239-7100, ext. 24.
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.
Aug. 26, 3-4 p.m.: “Navigating the World of Special Needs,” free webinar on special needs financial planning, hosted by the Benedictine Foundation, in cooperation with Merrill Lynch. Webinar aims to help parents and grandparents learn how to use their assets efficiently to preserve a child’s quality of life and balance financial goals while providing for a loved one with a disability. To register, go to www.benschool.org or call the Foundation at 410-634-2292.
Sept. 8, 3 p.m.: St. Jude the Apostle Book Club, Parish Religious Center, 152 Tulip Dr. and Highway One, Lewes. Book selection is The Prison Angel: Mother Antonia’s Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail, by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan. For more information about this and upcoming book selections, call (302) 644-7413 or http://stjudeslewesde.org/religiouseducation/adultfaithformation.html
Sept. 10, 7-8 p.m.: Information night about the St. John Neumann Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order, Our Lady of Angels Convent, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA, adjacent to Neuman University. Open the Catholic men and women of all ages and walks of life. Opportunity to meet current members and learn more about the Franciscan charism. For more information, call Jean Piziak, (302) 475-5266, or Sandra Kushner, (610) 497-4763.
Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Building Intercultural Connections (BIC) training conference, part 2, Holy Cross Church, State Street, Dover. Program is designed for those who participated in the first program earlier this year. Register by Sept. 8. For more information, Deacon Luke Yackley, (410) 642-6534; Meg Kane Smith, (302) 836-3511; Brother Chris Posch, (302) 655-0518.
Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m.: Great Adventure Bible Study Series, St. Ann’s School Library, 2006 Shallcross Ave., Wilmington. Meets every Tuesday. Study program will cover the entire Bible, including people, places and events, that come together to form our faith. Register by Sept.16, (late registrants also welcome), (267) 614-1564 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.: “Symbolon: Knowing the Faith” class, meets Thursday evenings. St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Class offers opportunity to know our faith better and explain our faith to others; similar to RCIA but for practicing Catholics. Sessions include: The Journey of Faith; Divine Revelation; The Bible; The Story of Salvation; Who is Jesus?; The Paschal Mystery; The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace; Why Do I Need a Church?; Mary and the Saints; and The Last Things. Questions or to register, contact Deacon Dennis, (302) 981-4567 or email@example.com
Oct. 11-12: Maryland Catholic Women’s Conference, Mount St. Mary’s University, 163 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg, Md. Theme is Conformed/Transformed: Pursuing God’s Will. Keynote speakers will be Vinita Wright and Tim Walkins. Sessions and opportunities for prayer, meals, candlelight walk in the Grotto. For more information, (443) 324-8487 or www.marylandcatholicwomen.com
Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Diocese of Wilmington Women’s Conference, St. Joseph Church, 371 E. Main St., Middletown. Theme is “Be who you are and be that well.” Conference speaker will be Johnnette Benkovic, founder and president of Women of Grace. Topics will include “Creating a balance in our busy lives,” “Healing the wounds of the heart,” and “Authentic Femininity.” Day includes Mass, presentations, lunch and inspirational music. $30 (lunch on your own); $40 (includes box lunch). Registration deadline Oct. 15. For more information, contact the Office for Marriage and Family Life, (302) 295-0667.
Sept. 19-21: Francis of Assisi, A Wounded Warrior, men’s retreat weekend at St. Francis Retreat House, 3918 Chipman Rd., Easton, Pa. Presented by Fr. John Quigley, OFM. Cost is $195. For more information, (610) 258-3053, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.saintfrancisretreathouse.org
Oct. 3-5: Journeying with Pope Francis, secular Franciscan retreat weekend at St. Francis Retreat House, 3918 Chipman Rd., Easton, Pa. Presented by Bro. Al Mascia, OFM. Cost is $195. For more information, (610) 258-3053, email@example.com or www.saintfrancisretreathouse.org
Oct. 17-19: It’s a Gift to be Simple, women’s retreat weekend at St. Francis Retreat House, 3918 Chipman Rd., Easton, Pa. Presented by Jeanne Hunt. Cost is $195. For more information, (610) 258-3053, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.saintfrancisretreathouse.org
Nov. 7-9: Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, Rehoboth Beach. For more information, www.wwme-delmar.org or call Dave and Cyndi Germack at (302) 220-9833.
Nov. 21-23: Rachel’s Vineyard confidential retreat: Healing from abortion one weekend at a time, sponsored by the Diocese of Wilmington Respect Life Office. Open to women and men who have been impacted by abortion. For more information, contact Nan Freeman, (302) 528-8313 or www.rachelsvineyard.org.
Dec. 20-21: Pre Christmas with the Franciscans retreat, includes prayer, discussion, and creative activities. Begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday after lunch. Cost is $95. For more information, (610) 258-3053, email@example.com or www.saintfrancisretreathouse.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
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Sept. 13: Nun Run 5K to benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 185 Salem Church Rd., Newark. $20 before Sept. 11, $25 day of race. Parking available at Christiana High School. Prizes, refreshments, live DJ; additional $20 donation receives Nun Run Travel Mug. Proceeds benefit purchase of a new medical transport van. For more information and to register, www.NunRun5k.org or race@NunRun5K.org.
Sept. 20: Friends of the Poor Walk/Run, benefits local conferences of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Hosted by Christ Our King Church, 2810 N. Monroe St., Wilmington. Registration: 9 a.m.; Walk begins at 10 a.m. Three mile course will include the track at P.S. du Pont school. To donate online: www.svdpusa.net/walk/1060; For more information contact Andrea Starr, AndreaSVdP@Yahoo.com or 302-740-0662, www.fopwalk.org.
Sept. 21, 11 a.m.: St. Catherine’s/Give It Up For Gulu 5K walk/run, benefits St. Catherine’s Nursery School in Gulu, Uganda. Rockford Park, Wilmington. Register at www.giveitupforgulu.com.
Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments
Sept. 8, 11 a.m.: Jesus House annual golf outing, Chisel Creek Golf Club, 13 Chisel Creek Dr., Landenberg, PA. $130 per person before Aug. 24, $140 per person after, includes golf fee, cart, lunch and dinner, drinks, snacks, and prizes. Cash prize for first, second and third placed teams. Schedule: 11 a.m. registration, noon lunch/cookout, 1 p.m. tee-off, 6 p.m. dinner at clubhouse. For more information, (302) 995-6859.
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Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: International Food Festival, St. John/Holy Angels, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Wide variety of tasting opportunities from various cultures – Europe, Africa, South America, North America. Tickets are $10, entrance fee entitles patron to ten tickets for $1 tastings. Additional$1 tickets will be available at the event. For more information, www.stjohn-holyangels.com , firstname.lastname@example.org, or (302) 731-2219.
Sept. 15-20: St. Hedwig Polish Festival, Wilmington Riverfront, Wilmington. Food, live music, midway rides and attractions, vendors and more. Free admission and parking. Mon.-Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 3-10 p.m. Special lunch on Thurs. and Fri. from 11-1 p.m. For more information, http://polishfestival.net
Sept. 18-20: St. Francis de Sales Riverside Carnival, 514 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD. Thurs.-Fri. 6-10 p.m.; Sat. 5-10 p.m. Rides, raffles, food, music and more. For more information, www.visitstfrancis.org or call 410-742-6443.
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.
Sept. 12, 5:30-10 p.m.: Dinner/Dance, Post Cana Group, Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive, Newark. Cocktails 5:30-6 p.m.; Dinner 6-7 p.m.; Dancing from 7-10 p.m. Music by Honeycombs. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
Sept. 16, Noon-3 p.m.: Picnic, Post Cana Group, Fox Point State Park, Wilmington. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
Sept. 28, Noon-5 p.m.: Lunch/Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. End of Summer Celebration, music by Phil Berger Music. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
Oct. 10, 7-10 p.m.: Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Music by Good Times. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
Oct. 31, 5:30-10 p.m.: 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, 12:30-5 p.m: Fall Festival Lunch/Dance, Post Cana Group, Talleyville Memorial Hall, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Music by Good Times. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
Dec. 14, 5:30-10 p.m.: Christmas Semi-Formal 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, 12:30-5 p.m.: 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.
Aug. 24, Sept. 14 & 28 (2nd and 4th Sundays), 8:30-11:30: 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.
Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m.: Tuesday Crab Nights, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church). Cost will be market price. Choice of: steamed crabs (if available); or crab cakes, broiled or fried: or fried flounder; or fried calamari. Corn on the cob, French fries, hot dogs and pizza also available. Platters come with French fries, cole slaw and pickle. Sandwiches come with chips and pickle. Cash bar. Preorders taken between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, call 410-524-7994.
Sept. 14, 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.
Aug. 19, 26 & Sept. 2, 7 p.m.: Bingo, Holy Rosary Parish hall, 3210 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Food and refreshments available. For more information, (302) 798-2904.
Aug. 21 & 28, Sept. 4: 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.
Aug. 22 & 29, Sept. 5: 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.
The Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, at St. Ann’s Parish in Wilmington, is seeking 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, email@example.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, Del. For more information please contact Sr. Emmanuella at (302) 654-1206.
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 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.
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.
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.
Aug. 27: Lite Weigh orientation. Lite Weigh is a 12 week Bible study program which helps those who struggle with food find freedom in Christ. The program is designed to overcome temptation and live in moderation while learning more about the Catholic faith. Fall orientation meeting is set for Aug. 27. Contact Paula Cipriano, (302) 324-9160 for more information about location, time, and how you can bring this to your parish.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 4, 7-midnight: Conrad High School Class of 1974 40th reunion, Firestone Roasting House, Wilmington Riverfront. $50 each, includes buffet and 3 free drinks. For information, contact: Karen Durham, Karen.email@example.com or Laura Fernandes, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com or www.pilgrimages.com/santoro for detailed information.
Oct. 6: Pilgrimage to the Miraculous Medal Shrine in Philadelphia, sponsored by the St. Mary Star of the Sea Sodality. Leaves Holy Savior parking lot 8 a.m.; returns 8 p.m. There will be time for a snack or light lunch on arrival. Vending machines available or bring your own food. Mass with Novena 12:05 p.m. After Mass, visit the Shrine Museum with more than 500 pieces of Marian art. Confessions available 1:45-3 p.m. Trip is $25, plus optional dinner at the Christiana Buffet. If you would like to participate, contact Annette Day, firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-235-7138 or call the office 410-289-0652. Make check payable to St. Mary Star of the Sea, memo “Sodality Trip,” 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, MD.
April 12-21, 2015: Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal, Lourdes, France, Burgos and Barcelona in Spain 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 20-30, 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, most meals and some admissions to sites. For information and cost, go to: www.travelillume.com/trc/lsb . Register by July 31, 2014. For more information, call Fr, Hynes, 302-633-4915 or email email@example.com