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Bishop’s Schedule


• Founders Day Mass and school visit, St. Thomas More Academy, Magnolia, 9 a.m.

• School visit, Holy Cross, Dover, noon


• Prayer service for Medal of Merit awards, St. John the Beloved, Wilmington, 3 p.m.


• St. Mary’s Seminary board meeting, Baltimore, 8:30 a.m.

OCT. 31-NOV. 1

• Holy Sepulchre annual gathering, Mass and investiture, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore


• Mass for the 225th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, 2 p.m.


• Vocation Awareness Week, All Saints Catholic School, Elsmere, 9:30 a.m.



Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.: Charismatic Healing Service, St. Polycarp Church, Smyrna. Music provided by Radiance of Joy. Scripture and reflection, followed by Eucharistic procession and laying on of hands by Fr. Tom Flowers. All are welcome. For more information, office@saintpolycarp.org or (302) 653-8279.

Oct. 26, 11 a.m.: “Feast of St. Elizabeth: A Parish Homecoming,” St. Elizabeth Church, 800 S. Broom St., Wilmington. Mass with procession of St. Elizabeth statue, reception to follow in the St. E Center.Call (302) 652-3626 or email rectory809@aol.com

Oct. 26, 4 p.m.: Mass, St. Francis Xavier Shrine, Church Rd., Old Bohemia, Warwick, Md . This historic shrine is the mother church of the Diocese, dating back to 1704.  The shrine will be open one hour before Mass for visitation. For more information, contact Marji Matyniak at (302) 328-4803.

Nov. 3, 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.

Nov. 7, 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.

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. Confessions will be available after Mass. For more information, call Barbara, (302) 234-0921.

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.

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.


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.

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

Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m.: Prayer service, monument to victims of abortion, including baby Isaac Roe, sponsored by St. Polycarp Parish. Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rt. 13, Smyrna. For more information, (302) 653-8279.

Through Nov. 2: 40 Days for Life, Wilmington and Dover. For more information, go to www.40daysforlife.com/wilmington or www.40daysforlife.com/dover

Through Nov. 1: 40 Days for Life, Sussex and Kent County. For more information, call (320) 538-5730.

Nov. 2, 1-2 p.m.: 40 Days for Life Victory Gathering, Planned Parenthood, 805 Governors Ave., Dover. All are welcome.

Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m.: Delaware Right to Life annual banquet, Christiana Hilton, 100 Continental Dr., Newark. This year’s banquet features national activist and speaker Troy Newman, whose topic is “How to Make America Abortion Free”.  Tickets are $45 per person; register online a twww.derighttolife.org or call Aimee, (302) 650-7672.




Oct. 22, Nov. 20: Come and Seek gathering for Northern CAS group, St. John the Beloved Vianney House, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. For men interested in learning more about the priesthood. Socialize with others who are considering answering the call, and chat with diocesan priests about their vocations. For more information, call Fr. Chris Coffiey at 302-239-7100 x 24 or Father David Kelley (302) 573-3133. http://www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/

Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 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. Members pray for an increase in priestly and religious vocations, the success of priestly and religious ministry in the diocese and participate in a variety of programs to promote and affirm vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  For more information, contact Mary Ann Peirson at 302-573-3113 or mpeirson@cdow.org.

Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m.: Come and Seek gathering for Southern CAS group, Ss. Peter & Paul Rectory, 1210 S. Washington St., Easton, Md.  For men interested in learning more about the priesthood. Socialize with others who are considering answering the call, and chat with diocesan priests about their vocations. Food will be provided. For more information, contact Fr. Joe McQuaide at (302) 674-5787, ext. 115 or Father David Kelley (302) 573-3133. http://www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/

Dec. 19: Come and Seek trip and dinner at Longwood Gardens. Meet at 5 p.m. at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. For more information call Father Christopher Coffiey at  (302) 239-7100, x24.

Fridays, 11 a.m.: Holy Hour for Priestly Vocations, Cathedral of St. Peter, Sixth and West Streets, Wilmington, Del. Exposition 11 a.m., Confessions 11:30- 11:55 a.m., Benediction 11:55 a.m., Mass 12:10 p.m.



Oct. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: “Symbolon: Living the Faith,” classes to be held on Thursday evenings, St. John the Beloved Church John Bosco Conference Room. Class aims to further understand the Faith and help more fully put it into practice. Topics for this 10 session class will include: 1. One session on exploring the Mass. 2. Four sessions on the Sacraments. 3. One session on a Catholic moral vision. 4. Two sessions on Love: Authentic Love and Sexuality. 5. Two sessions on Catholic social teaching. For registration or questions, contact Deacon Dennis at 302-981-4567 orwuebbelsdg@verizon.net.

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.

Nov. 2: Communion Breakfast, sponsored by the Men’s Club of St. Ann’s Church, Bethany Beach. Immediately following the 7:30 a.m. Mass. Cripple Creek Country Club, 29494 Cripple Creek Dr., Dagsboro. Guest speaker will be Russell Shaw, Catholic author, columnist and former communications director for the USCCB, who will speak about the Jesuits and Pope Francis.  Tickets, contact Tom Keeley (302) 537-7864 or Dan Sullivan (302) 537-0980.

Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Workshop for diocesan Girl Scout religious awards, Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd., Wilmington. Open to Brownies (Cross Award), Juniors (Anchor Award), and Cadettes (Heart Awards).  Applications for the desired award needs to be completed and book obtained. The fee for the book, which includes the medal, is $15. Girls should bring the booklet, a notebook, a pencil and lunch. We will break into age groups and work on some of the specific requirements. For information and registration, please contact Joan Przywara, Chair, Wilmington Diocese Catholic Committee on Girl Scouting, at 302-478-0693 or email JFP522@verizon.net.

Nov. 9-Dec. 14: Seasons of Hope, a Christ-centered grief support program, Mary Mother of Peace Church Hall, Mt. Joy Rd. and Rt. 24, Millsboro, De. Sunday afternoons, 1:30-3 p.m. Six week program centered on Jesus Christ and grounded in the healing wisdom, traditions and practices of our faith. Pre-registraton required to ensure program materials are available. Call Ann McGough, (302) 947-4164 or Fran O’Malley, (302) 947-2532.

Nov. 13, 7 p.m.: St. Thomas the Apostle Spiritual Enrichment Lecture, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 301 N. Bancroft Pkwy., Wilmington. Fr. Francis, from the St. Francis of Assisi Friary, will present the topic  “Christian Joy and Optimism … bear your troubles with a smile!” The world is full of trouble and heartache, that is a fact.  How can we, as faithful Christians, face these troubles; and at the same time show the world our hope, our peace, our joy?  Fr. Francis will challenge us to proclaim our cheerfulness and our faith, even in the midst of turmoil.  All are welcome. Sponsored by the St.Thomas the Apostle Knights of Columbus.  No cost.  Call 302-658-4792 for more information.

Nov. 14, 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Free story time at Mt. Aviat Academy for children ages 2-4, Mt. Aviat Academy, school library, 399 Child’s Rd., Childs, Md. Free, but space is limited; registration required. Contact Charlene Nichols at Advancement@MountAviat.org or 410.398.2206 ext. 214.

Nov. 18, 7-8 p.m.:   Author George Weigel will present “The Mind of Pope Francis,” University of Delaware, Clayton Hall, 100 Pencader Way, Newark. Reception from 6-7 p.m. followed by the lecture. Free and open to the public. Weigel is the Distinguished Senior Fellow and Chair of Catholic Studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington DC, and the author of the authoritative biography of Pope St. John Paul II. A frequent guest on television and radio, he is also Vatican analyst for NBC News, and his weekly column “The Catholic Difference” is syndicated to sixty newspapers. Sponsored by The Society of Catholic Scholars of Delaware, the St. Thomas More Society of Delaware, and Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Delaware. For more information, contact Stephen Barr at smbarr@bartol.udel.edu.

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.



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, stfranrh@rcn.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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Oct. 24, 6-10 p.m.: “Delight Night” benefits the diocesan partnership with San Marcos, Guatemala.  Features international foods, beer, wine and soft drinks, entertainment and a silent auction. Hosted by Holy Family Parish, 15 Gender Rd., Newark.  $25. For tickets and info: email maryjofrohlich@gmail.com or call 302-559-7766.

Oct. 25, 6:30-10:30 p.m.: “Comedy Knight,” sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #12190, Church of the Holy Child Social Hall, 2500 Naamans Rd., Wilmington. Entertainment, food, beverages, 50/50, raffle baskets and more. Tickets are $30 per person. Contact Matt Doyle, 584-4641 or Larry Doyle, 478-4439.

Oct. 26: Sunday Breakfast & Halloween Fundraiser Raffle, Holy Cross Church 631 S. State St., Dover,, in the Upstairs Auditorium after the 7:30 am and 9:15 am Masses. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Dover Council 4182. Breakfast, $7 Adults, $5 Children (12 and under) Menu includes scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon & sausage, potatoes, biscuits & gravy, coffee, tea and juice. Take out available. For more information, call Stan Oleysyck (702) 340-2067.

Nov. 2, noon-5 p.m.: Little Sisters of the Poor Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Fall Harvest Festival, 185 Salem Church Rd. Newark. $12 adults, $5 children under 12. Take out available. Food, crafts, home-made baked good, family-friendly games and raffles featuring theme baskets. Fall harvest raffle $10,000; tickets are $100 or 2 for $150. For  more information, (302) 368-5886 or www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org

Nov. 2, 1 p.m.: Treasured Friend Tea, St. Rose of Lima Church Hall, Chesapeake City, Md. Benefits the Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association. Bring your own cup and saucer; prizes for the prettiest. Tickets are $15, call (410) 885-3244 or (410) 885-2619.

Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m.: Delaware Right to Life annual banquet, Christiana Hilton, 100 Continental Dr., Newark. This year’s banquet features national activist and speaker Troy Newman, whose topic is “How to make America Abortion Free”.  Tickets are $45 per person; register online a twww.derighttolife.org or call Aimee, (302) 650-7672.

Nov. 8: 5k Walk/Run for the “Well” of It, St. Benedict’s Church, 408 Central Ave., Ridgely, Md. Benefits Lifetime Wells for Ghana. Race shirt for all participants who register by Oct. 19. For more information, or to register, www.beparish.com, or call (410) 634-2253.

Now through Nov. 16: Eagles vs. Dallas raffle, St. Jude The Apostle Parish, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Raffle tickets are $10 each; Five hundred tickets will be sold. Make sure you email your name, address and phone number to saintjudelewesde@verizon.net after you purchase your ticket. The game is Sunday, Dec. 14 at 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.  Seats are in Clubhouse section (C36) Row 16, Seats 15 & 16.  Parking pass included. Drawing Nov. 16, Parish Life Center, 11:30 a.m. For more information, https://stjudeslewesde.weshareonline.org.

Nov. 22: MBS 5K, Family Fun 1-Mile Walk and Kids Dash, Most Blessed Sacrament School, 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. The 5K starts at 8 a.m.; Family Walk at 9 a.m., Kids Dash at 9:30 a.m. Ages 15 and up, $25. Ages 14 and under, $15. Ages 3-11, $10. T-shirts for all participants and prizes. For more information, (410) 208.1600 or Lisa Mitchell at MitchellsInOC@yahoo.com.


Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

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Performances/The Arts

Dec. 6: A Christmas Carol, presented by the Joy Club of Christ the King Church, Candlelight Theatre, Ardentown, DE. $59 adults, $33 for children 4-12, includes buffet dinner. Free parking on premises. Reserve tickets by Nov. 3, contact Margaret Kenney, (302) 573-6804 or peg10leg20@verizon.net.



• Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, Mary Mother of Peace Church, Rt. 24 and Mt. Joy Rd., Oak Orchard. Craft vendors, food and bake sale, silent auction including baskets decorated and filled that would make perfect Christmas gifts. Hosted by the Bishop Burke Columbiettes. Interested vendors, please call Bonnie, (302) 280-5795 to reserve a place in the parking lot.

• Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Holiday Craft Fair, hosted by the Brother Vincent Columbiettes, Del. State Troopers Association, Route 13, Dover. Many gift items available for purchase from a variety of vendors. For more information, call Mary Burke, (302) 653-7867 or Connie Kenney (302) 514-9319.

• Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: St. Dennis Church Christmas Bazaar, 154 N. Main St., Galena, Md. Free parking and admission. Christmas gifts for all ages, silent auction, raffle, arts, crafts, photos, jewelry, homemade candy, baked goods, gift foods, hand-knitted items, white elephant, and more. Lunch served all day. Vendor tables $20 or two for $35. Call Jim Bricker, 410-648-5095 or 717-575-1235.

• Nov. 7-9: Holiday Fest, St. Elizabeth Grant Hall, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington. Friday: 5:30-9:30 p.m., spaghetti dinner, DJ, games, 50/50s. Saturday: Bingo 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3-8:30 p.m. Music by Runaway Train, pub foods, raffle drawing. Sunday: Breakfast with Santa 8-10 a.m. ; Jingle Bell Run/Walk – registration at noon. For more information call the rectory, (302) 652-3626.

• Nov. 7-8: St. John the Beloved Holiday Craft Show, Fri. 4-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Large variety of locally produced items. Those who design and make their own crafts by hand are invited to participate. Proceeds support the parish’s work with Emmanuel Dining Room, the SJB Food Closet, and the Family Promise program. More information  http://sjbcraftshow.weebly.com or contact Leila Lyons leilaca@comcast.net , (302) 998-5994.

Nov. 7-8: St. John the Beloved 2014 Craft Show, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Friday 4-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dozens of crafters — handcrafted holiday and home décor, apparel for adults and children, jewelry and accessories, toys and candy, and more. Pasta dinner from 5-7 p.m on Friday; take-out meals also available. Light food on Saturday.Raffle, baked goods sale, and other activities.  Details at sjbcraftshow.weebly.com

• Nov. 7-8: Holiday Bazaar, St. Benedict’s Church, 408 Central Ave., Ridgely, Md. Friday evening 5 p.m. crab cake dinner, live  local entertainment, more than 30 vendors to start your holiday shopping. Saturday, doors open at 8 a.m., annual White Elephant Sale; pictures with Santa; children’s carnival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with hay rides, and exotic animal display; vendors, and homemade soups and sandwiches. Our  famous apple dumplings will also be on sale. Call (410) 634-2253 or visit www.beparish.com for more information.

• Nov. 8-9: St. Helena’s Parish Christmas Bazaar and Huge Flea Market, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early birds can shop the huge attic treasures flea market from 8-9 a.m. on Saturday for $5 entry fee. No entry fee after 9 a.m. Crafts, gifts, homemade baked goods, jams & jellies, book sale, raffles, kids’ crafts and more. Food court is open all day Saturday. Spaghetti dinner starts at 5 p.m. Breakfast buffet on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 302-764-0325, ext. 100.

• Nov. 2, noon-5 p.m.: Little Sisters of the Poor Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Fall Harvest Festival, 185 Salem Church Rd. Newark. $12 adults, $5 children under 12. Take out available. Food, crafts, home-made baked goods, family-friendly games and raffles featuring theme baskets. Fall harvest raffle $10,000; tickets are $100 or 2 for $150. For  more information, (302) 368-5886 or www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org

Nov. 15 & 16: Christmas Bazaar, Immaculate Conception School, 452 Bow St., Elkton, MD. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Special appearance by Cecil Dancers on Saturday, and Bobby Ann Dancers on Sunday. Enjoy Breakfast with Santa Saturday morning, food, baked goods, kids activities, raffles, chances, and holiday shopping with over 65 crafters/vendors. For more information go to www.iccparish.org

Nov. 21-22,  4 – 8 p.m.: Good Shepherd Catholic School’s Annual Christmas Bazaar, 800 Aiken Ave, Perryville, Md. Prizes for this year’s big Raffle are: 1) an iPhone 6, silver, 16GB valued at over $500, choose your own service provider; and 2) an iPad mini, 16GB with Wi-Fi valued at $300. Also, spaghetti supper, includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, and dessert, will be served both evenings from 4 to 7 p.m.; $9 for adults and $6 for children. Eat in or carry out. Also pretzel cart and hot dog cart, pictures with Santa, the Bake Stand, a basket wheel, live entertainment, Rosary making, silent auction, children’s room with crafts and face painting, kid’s movie room, and beverage booth. Get a head start on your holiday shopping by visiting all the vendor’s booths. The Good Shepherd Catholic School Alumni Association will also be selling chances on their “Family Fun Night” Basket. The winning tickets for all raffles will be drawn at the close of the Bazaar, Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. For information, call the school at 410-642-6265.

Nov. 21-22, 4-8 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Avenue, Perryville. Spaghetti suppers both nights from 4 to 7 p.m. along with Santa pictures, vendors, raffles, basket wheel, kids activities. for more information, call 410-642-6265.


Nov. 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m .: ASCS All Seasons Children’s Clothing & Toy Resale, John J. McGee gym at All Saints Catholic School (on the grounds of Corpus Christi Parish), 905 New Road, Elsmere. Clothing sizes newborn thru Jr., baby gear and equipment, toys, games, books, maternity prom dresses & accessories and more! Cash only. For more info: www.ascschildrensresale.com (302) 995-2231.

Nov. 15, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.: Children’s Fall Resale, St. Mary of the Assumption EEP, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin.  The sale is located in Social Hall in lower level of church. Shop for children’s clothing, maternity, baby equipment, toys, books & DVDs. Cash & credit accepted. For more information, call (302) 239-7100, Ext. 34.

Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Flea Market/Craft Show, New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney, Wilmington. Food, crafts, vendors. 8 foot tables available for $20 each, available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a space, call Phyllis, (302) 354-1356. For more information,  http://www.nccirishsociety.org/p/events-at-irish-center.html.

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.



Oct. 31, 5:30-10 p.m.: Halloween-themed 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. 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.



Oct. 26, 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 $9, children under 10, $4. For more information, (410) 524-7994. ( Oct. 26th is last breakfast of the year)

Oct. 16, 8:30-11 a.m.: Pancake and sausage breakfast, Cape Henolopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth. $5. Also wellness information fair free to all participants. Door prize drawings, health screenings, flu shots, and more. Call Bernita Hackney, (302) 227-2055 to find out more information.

Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Polish Dinner, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Desmond Council 13348. Parish & Family Life Center, St Jude the Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Dr. & Route 1, Lewes. Menu includes pierogi, kielbasi, home made golabki, cucumber salad, sauerkraut, vegetables, roll/butter, homemade deserts and assorted beverages. Tickets $13 — only 200 tickets available. Contact: Jim@302-645-1261   Bob@302-644-1026 Tom@302-945-2873.

Nov. 9, 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. This month’s breakfast wraps up the parish bazaar. Call ahead to save table for larger parties. (302) 598-8685.



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

Oct. 23 & 30: 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.

Oct. 24 & 31: 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.

Oct. 23: Senior Social Club of New Castle Annual Card Party, Msgr. Crowley Social Hall, St. Peter the Apostle Parish, 5th & Harmony Streets, New Castle. Cost $6 per person. Price includes dessert, coffee,or tea and door prize. For more info and tickets, call Barbara Kibblehouse, (302) 328-7805

Nov. 2, 3 p.m.:Longaberger Basket Bingo, Holy Angels Fremont Hall, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Doors open 2 p.m. Featuring 20 games, 2 specials, raffles, door prizes. Beautiful filled new and retired baskets. Tickets $20 person in advance; $25 at the door. No one under 21 admitted. Tables of 8 may be reserved. Call Holy Angels, 731-2200, or Annie Adams, 836-4103.


Volunteers Needed

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

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a nursing home which serves low income seniors located at 185 Salem Church Road in Newark, is seeking volunteers. Flexible schedule available: Volunteer once a month, once a week, or more.  Help is needed with breakfast, lunch or dinner, driving to medical appointments, kitchen prep work, folding laundry, cleaning the Chapel, photography, and more. For information, please contact Mary Cella atvolnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (302) 368-5886.

The Diocese of Wilmington is looking for extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist who can serve Catholic patients at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital.  Eucharistic ministers interested in volunteering should call 302-834-4321.

The Junior Board of St. Francis Hospital has opportunities for volunteers wishing to serve the hospital in the fundraising and patient services areas. Call Lois Torgerson, (302) 764-0292.

The 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.



Oct. 27, 6:30 pm. : Catholics United for the Faith of Delaware, dinner meeting, Crossroads Restaurant, Limestone & Kirkwood Highway. Rev. Christopher Coffiey will speak on “The Need for Confession.” Call 453-8846 to make a reservation.  Or contact e-mail jlaird7851@aol.com.for more information.

Nov. 30, 3 p.m.: St. Peregrine Cancer Society meeting, St. Michael the Archangel Church, 202 Edward St., Georgetown. Group is open to those with cancer, or those who wish to support them through prayer. Please bring your rosary; medals and prayer cards will be provided. Join us for fellowship after the prayer service. (Meetings at Mary, Mother of Peace Oct. 26, Dec. 28). 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.



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Oct. 22: Bus Trip to Padre Pio Shrine, Buena, NJ. Includes lunch at Cosmopolitan restaurant and visit to Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ. Bus leaves St. Polycarp, Smyrna, 8 a.m. Cost: $30 for bus and admission to Wheaton Village. (Lunch cost on your own.) Call Bernadette (302) 653-8279.

Nov. 1: Bus trip to New York City, sponsored by St. Joseph’s Parish. $45, includes continental breakfast on bus, snack and beverage on return trip, 50/50, games. Leaves CHR Hospital parking lot at 8:30 a.m, depart New York at 6 p.m. To reserve a seat, contact Denise Scales, (302) 368-9881 or brnzgds51@verizon.net.

April 12-21, 2015: Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal, Lourdes, France, Burgos and Barcelona with Msgr. George Brubaker, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church, New Castle. For more information, call Cheryl Cook at the parish office (302) 328-3431.

April 13-23, 2015: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land , join Fr. John Hynes as he celebrates his 50th year as a priest. Ten-day trip includes airfare, 4 star hotel lodging, breakfast, dinner and some lunches and admissions to sites. Cost $3,700. For more information, brochure and reservation form, call  Fr, Hynes, 302-633-4915 or email  stcathwilm@comcast.net maryjofrohlich@gmail.com.










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