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Bishop’s Schedule

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

• Confirmation, St. Mary of the Assumption, Hockessin, 11 a.m.

• Confirmation, St. Helena, Wilmington, 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

• Mass, St. Peter Cathedral, Wilmington, 11 a.m.

• St. Thomas More Society annual banquet, Wilmington Country Club, Greenville, 6 p.m.

 

Services

April 18, 9 a.m.: Monthly Mass of Remembrance for the recently deceased, Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. For more information, (302) 656-3323.

April 19, May 17, 4 p.m.: Mass, St. Francis Xavier Shrine, Church Rd., Old Bohemia, Warwick Md. Historic mother church of the Diocese. All are welcome.

April 29 & 30, May 1, 7-8:30 p.m.: Parish mission, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. “Encountering Christ” is the theme, presented by Father Frank Donio, SAC, director of the Catholic Apostolate Center. Light refreshments in the hall after each service. All are welcome.

May 1, 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.

May 3:  11:30 a.m.  May Procession, St. Jude The Apostle church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Traditional May procession around the campus of St. Jude’s, crowning of statue of Our Lady on the campus.  The event will take place outside, weather permitting, or in the Church if raining.  All are welcome.

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.

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 no later than May 16.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Right to Life

No listings at this time.

 

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.

April 22, 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/.

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/.

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 19-May 31, 12:30-2 p.m.: Seasons of Hope, A Christ-Centered Grief Support Program, Mary Mother of Peace Church Hall, Mt. Joy Road & Route 24, Millsboro. Free, but pre-registration required to ensure materials needed for the program are available. More information, Ann McGough, (302) 947-4164.

April-June: Saints in the City Series, programs showcasing city parishes and the saints who have shaped them. All are welcome. The remaining schedule: April 13, 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington; April 25, following 4 p.m. Mass, Christ Our King, 2810 N. Monroe St., Wilmington.; May 1, 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph, 1012 N. French St., Wilmington; May 3, following 11 a.m. Mass, St. Peter, 500 N. West Street, Wilmington; May 17, following 4 p.m. Mass, St. Anthony, 901 N. Dupont Street, Wilmington; 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

April 23,  6:30 to 8 p.m.: First of a ten-part series, “The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy,” St. John the Beloved Parish, Wilmington. Meets on Thursday evenings. The Prophets are sometimes referred to as “Spiritual marriage counselors,” bringing God and His Church closer together. Ten sessions, each includes a 30 minute DVD and one hour of discussion. Pre-registration required. For registration or questions, contact Deacon Dennis at 302-981-4567 or wuebbelsdg@verizon.net.

April 24-25: Charismatic Youth Night and Day of Easter Praise, St. Polycarp Church, Smyrna. Featuring dinner by youth ministry team, presentations and entertainment, an appearance by Spiritfire, healing service with Fathers Tom Flowers and Joe Amalfitano, and much more. For detailed information and to register, call Bernadette, 302-653-8279.

May 12, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: New volunteer orientation, Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark and 100 Patriot’s Way, Milford. Program provides participants with education about hospice and end-of-life care. Topics covered include: the clinical and medical aspects of hospice care, hospice philosophy, family dynamics of the terminally ill, importance of caring for oneself while caring for others, adult and children’s grief, and specifics about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services in the community. Delaware Hospice volunteers help out in many ways, including telephone check-up calls, fundraising event organization, and patient and family visits. Special opportunities are available within the Volunteer RN Program for retired, unemployed, and underemployed nurses. Attendance at the orientation does not obligate anyone to volunteer. Register by May 5, Melody Cline, (302) 478-5707 or mcline@delawarehospice.org.

May 16, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.:  Building Intercultural Connections (B.I.C.), a program developed by the U.S. Bishops’ Conference to provide church leaders with cultural training for the growing diversity in the Church, St. Michael the Archangel Church, Georgetown. Open to clergy, religious, lay leaders, liturgists, educators, outreach coordinators, and all interested faithful. Day will conclude with a multi-cultural Mass. Admission is free. A $5.00 donation will be requested for a magnificent multi-cultural lunch. Registration deadline is May 4. Contact Br. Chris Posch, ofm at (302) 655-0518 or chrisposch@gmail.com, Theresa Moschelle at (302) 798-0123 or religioused@hrparish.com or Deacon Luke Yackley at (410) 6426534 or click here to register.

May 18, 7-8:30 p.m.: World Meeting of Families presentation, St. Jude the Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Dr., Lewes. Meghan Cokeley, Director, Office for the New Evangelization, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will speak about the Fall event in Philadelphia, and the theme Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive. To register for the presentation and order the catechism, call the Religious Education Office at (302) 644-7413.

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

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

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.

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

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

April 19, 4-6 p.m.: Blue Gold spaghetti dinner, St. Elizabeth’s Grant Hall, N. Broom Street, Wilmington. $10, all funds benefit the DFRC to improve the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities. More information, Millie Erickson, (302) 656-3369, ext. 3040.

April 24, 4:30-7 p.m.: Annual fundraiser Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner sponsored by the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Mary Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church, Minnette Dick Hall, Hambrooks Blvd., Cambridge, Md.  Benefits of neighbors in need., Adults: $10 , includes salad, rolls, beverage and one complimentary glass of wine. Children 4-12 yrs. $4; Children under 4 eat free. Eat in or carry out. Raffle tickets also available. For more information, (410) 228-4770.

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

April 26, 1-4 p.m.: Delaware Adolescent Program, “Step Into Spring” Awards Brunch and Fashion ShowSheraton Wilmington South. Awards brunch and fashion show featuring: recognition of community partners and students, fashions featuring local celebrities, vendors, giveaways, auctions, raffles, and a Disney vacation trip drawing. Tickets are $10. For information or to purchase, info@dapi.org. For more information about DAPI, the spring brunch, and the graduation ceremony, contact: Lucy O’Donnell, 302-764-9740, lodonnell@dapi.org

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

May 7, 7-10 p.m.: Line Dancing for a Cure, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Hall, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear. Instructor, Donna Boyce and DJ, Joanne Brady, benefits the American Cancer Society. $10 per person at the door. Event hosted by Second Chances. No experience necessary. Beverages, snacks for sale, 50/50, door prizes and more. More information, Kim Gonzon, kjgonzon@verizon.net

May 14, 6 p.m.: “A Sea of Summer Style-Our Favorite Things” Fashion Show, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, located at 11242 Racetrack Roa,  Berlin, MD.  $40 ticket includes entertainment, dinner by Le Donne Cucina and a complimentary glass of wine. Evening includes “Favorites” giveaways, auction items, vendors, and a 50/50 raffle. Seating is limited. For reservations or for more information, contact Christina Engel @ 302-436-2963 or onceler4@gmail.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

April 27: All Saints Catholic School annual golf outing, auction and dinner, Cavaliers Country Club, 100 Addison Dr., Newark. $150 per person, $600 per foursome. 10:30 a.m. registration. All proceeds benefit the purchase of iPads for All Saints School. Sponsors and auction items now being accepted. For more information, http://www.tournevents.com/_tournament/?event=ascsde, or contact Bill Gardner, (302) 235-2725 or gardener@linksworldwide.com.

May 5: St. Joseph/St. Rose annual golf outing, Back Creek Golf Club, 101 Back Creek Drive, Middletown. $125 per person, and includes 18 holes of golf, driving range privileges before the round, beverages on the course, lunch AND dinner. Registration begins at 11:30 am, buffet lunch at noon, followed by a 1:00 pm shotgun start. There will also be skill contests, and an opportunity to win a new car. For more information, www.stjosephmiddletown.com/2015_Golfer_Registration_Form.pdf.

The Arts

May 9, Noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.: One day only screening of the film “A Man For Others:  The Life of Father Roberto Balducelli,” presented by the St. Thomas the Apostle Columbiettes & Knights of Columbus Auxiliaries, PennCinema Riverfront Theatre 401 S. Madison St. Wilmington. Tickets, $10, available for purchase online at eventbrite.com.  More info, contact Maritoni, MarysYes@comcast.net or 609-420-3975.

May 2, 8 p.m.; May 3, 4 p.m.: “The Tiber, the Arno, and the Grand Canal: A Celebration of Italian Choral Music.” St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th and Dupont Streets, Wilmington. Tickets are $20, students $10, available at the door and  www.coroallegro.com. Discounts available for groups. More information, www.coroallegro.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/CoroAllegro-Delawares-Chamber-Choir/220006984700232 or call 302-658-6915.

May 8-9, 7 p.m.: Cedar Street Players of St. Elizabeth High School will present “Legally Blonde, Jr. – The Musical,” Benedictine Performing Arts Center, 1500 Cedar Street, Wilmington. Tickets will be available at the door; $10 adults and $5 students, children and senior citizens.

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

April 27-May 2: St. Helena’s Carnival, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Dinners in the school hall start at 5 p.m. Midway opens at 6 p.m. Nightly admission: $5 for ages 13-59;  ages 12 & under free with an adult; ages 60 & over 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, aare $40 per person. 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 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Holy Cross Church International Food Festival, Holy Cross Tatman Gymnasium, 631 S. State Street, Dover. Coincides with Old Dover Days celebrations. Large array of homemade ethnic food, beverages and desserts; 20 different cuisines from around the world will be represented. For more information, (302) 674-5734.

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

 

Sales

April 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m: Spring sale, St. Gertrude’s Monastery, 14259 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely, Md. Benefits the sisters’ retirement fund. Clothing, housewares, toys, baby items, craft materials, office supplies, books, puzzle. Light lunch available for purchase. No early  birds, please.

April 25, 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.

May 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Quilters/Crafters garage sale, Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 Mckennans Church Rd., Wilmington. Quilting fabric, kits, patterns, fat quarters, notions; Scrapbooking paper & card making supplies; Needlepoint & cross stitch kits, and much more.  For more information, or to donate (before May 4, 2015), call Cathy at 610-212-7824. Proceeds benefit “Quilts for Comfort” (www.quiltsforcomfort.com).

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.

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.

 

Dances/Socials

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Meals

April 26, May 10 & 24, June 14, 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.

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.

April 29, May 27, June 24, 5-7 p.m.: Simple Supper, Knights of Columbus Council #9053 Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md.  $5 per person, children under 12, $2.For reservations, call (410) 524-7994.

May 10, 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.

April 18, 5-7 p.m.: Birthright of Delaware Spring Feast, St. Hedwig Church, Linden and S. Harrison Sts. Menu includes Italian hoagies, hot porkette sandwiches, pasta salad, soft drinks, and dessert. Advance tickets: adults $10, children 12 and under $5.  At the door: adults $12, children $6. Cash bar. For more information, contact Nan Freeman (656-7080), or Tom Deangelo, (598-9402).

April 18, 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Italian Dinner, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Parish Life Center, Lewes, offered by KofC.  Stuffed shells with Italian sausage, green beans, salad, bread, and cannoli.  Live entertainment by Anthony Barcola.  $14 per person, contact Jim at 645-1261.

April 18, 4-8 p.m.: Spaghetti dinner, sponsored by the KofC St. David Council, Christ the Teacher School, 2451 Frazer Road, Glasgow. $10 adults, $6 children 12 and under. Cash bar for beer and wine. Dine in or take out. Tickets available at the door, or by emailing  sdcspaghettidinner@gmail.com.

 

Bingo/Games

April 17 & 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29: 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.

April 21 & 28, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 7 p.m.: Bingo, Holy Rosary Parish hall, 3210 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Food and refreshments available. For more information, (302) 798-2904.

April 16, 23 & 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28: 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

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

April 25-26: Parish drive for the poor and needy, St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Frazer Rd., Glasgow. Items (in good condition) being accepted are: gently used clothing, furniture, housewares, small appliances, toys, blankets, sheets, etc. Non-perishable food and personal care items for the emergency food closet also needed. Volunteers will be on hand to assist Saturday from 5-7 p.m, and Sunday from 8-noon. Tax receipts 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

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

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

June 8-16: 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 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.

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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