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Bishop’s Schedule


• Little Sisters of the Poor golf fundraiser, Cavalier Country Club, Newark, 11 a.m.


• Dedication of new armed forces reserve center, Airport Road, New Castle, 9:30 a.m.


• Vigil Mass, feast of the Assumption and blessing of the water, Holy Savior, Ocean City, Md., 5 p.m.

• Dinner with foreign students, Holy Savior, Ocean City, Md., 7 p.m.



Notice: New Daily Mass times at St. Hedwig Church in Wilmington. Monday-Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. For more information, www.sthedwigde.org.

July 27 and Aug. 31, 6 p.m.: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, St. Edmond’s Roman Catholic Church, King Charles Avenue and Laurel Street, Rehoboth Beach. Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka will be the celebrant. For more information, call (302) 762-5511.

July 23-26: St. Ann Novena, St. Ann’s Church, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. Nightly devotions 7 p.m. Wednesday – Friday; closing Feast Mass Saturday at 8 a.m.  For information, call the Rectory at (302) 654-5519.

Aug. 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.

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

Aug. 4, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 17-26: Delaware Right to Life is seeking volunteers to staff the exhibit table at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington. Get 2 free tickets to the fair. For more information, and available times, randjgrayson@hotmail.com , dlatteri2766@gmail.com, or call Janet, (302) 250-3023.

Sept. 25-Nov. 1: Forty Days for Life, Sussex and Kent County. Times TBA. For more information, call (320) 538-5730.



July 24: Come and Seek gathering for men interested in learning more about the priesthood. This month’s gathering is a day trip to Rehoboth Beach, including Mass, beach time, socializing, lunch and discussion. The group will leave from Vianney House, St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington at 9:30 a.m.. Socialize with others who are considering answering the call, and chat with diocesan priests about their vocations. For more information call Father David Kelley, (302) 573-3133 or Father Chris Coffiey,  (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.



July 24, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Hesburgh Lecture, featuring Brad S. Gregory, Ph.D., professor of early modern European history at Notre Dame, sponsored by St. Thomas More Society and Notre Dame Club of Del. Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom St., Wilmington. Light reception prior to lecture. Free and open to the public.

Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.: Presentation on the Canonization of Matt Talbot, St. Matthew’s Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington. Father Brian Lawless, Vice Postulator for the canonization cause, will speak about the writings, life, conversion and recovery from alcoholism of Matt Talbot of Dublin Ireland. Free, however, please RSVP. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fr-brian-lawless-vice-postulator-speaks-on-the-canonisation-of-matt-talbot-tickets-12344279071

Through-Aug. 12: Pacem in Terris film series: Jul. 2, 7 p.m.:  Fuel: Change Your Fuel, Change the World. Church of the Holy City, Pennsylvania and N.. Broom Streets, Wilmington. Jul. 8, 7 p.m.: Restoring Democracy and the Common Good; Part -1 Bill Moyers: State of Conflict – North Carolina,  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 13th Street, Wilmington. Jul. 15, 7 p.m: Restoring Democracy and the Common Good; Part  2- The Best Government Money Can Buy. Jul. 22, 7 p.m.: Restoring Democracy and the Common Good; Part 3 – TAKE ACTION! against money corruption of elections. Jul. 29, 7 p.m., Restoring Democracy and the Common Good; Part 4 – Gerrymandering and Voter Suppression. Aug. 5, 7 p.m., Restoring Democracy and the Common Good; Part 5 – Shadows of Liberty. (New Documentary on corporate-owned media.). Aug. 12, 7 p.m.:Restoring Democracy and the Common Good; Part 6: Allan Loudell, News Anchor, 1150 AM WDEL presents Conundrum of U.S. Media: A Review of the Contradictory Forces in the American Media. For more information, www.depaceminterris.org
,  302-656-2721  or info@depaceminterris.org

July 28-Aug. 1, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Vacation Bible School, Holy Savior Church, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. Theme is “Weird Animals: Where God’s Love is Unique.” $40 per child, family discounts available. Open to parishioners and visitors. Space is limited, so call as soon as possible. To register call Rita, (410) 289-7038 or visit https:/osv.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/Stmarykidsocmd

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.

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: 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. Day includes Mass, presentations, lunch and inspirational music. $30 (lunch on your own); $40 (includes box lunch).  For more information, contact the Office for Marriage and Family Life, (302) 295-0667.



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

Aug. 8-10: Retrouvaille Marriage Program, Family Life Center, Malvern, PA. Program helps couples find a way to rekindle the loving relationship in their marriages. For more information, www.HelpOurMarriage.com or 1-800-470-2230.

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.

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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July 27, 11:30 a.m.: Chrome City Ride at Benedictine School, 14299 Benedictine Rd., Ridgely, Md. Motorcycle and custom car event, benefits tuition assistance for children and opportunities to live and work at Benedictine. $25 per rider, includes official t-shirt, catered lunch, entertainment (Rockin’ Elvis), prizes and trophies. Spectators welcome, also $25. For more information, www.benschool.org

Through July 27: Notre Dame Club of Delaware annual raffle. Benefits scholarships for local students who attend Notre Dame University. $5 each, 5 for $20. Grand prize: 2 tickets to Sept. 2 ND-Michigan  game with hotel accommodations near the stadium. First prize, 2 tickets to Sept. 27 ND-Syracuse game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, plus 2 seats on club bus to game. Second prize is 2 tickets to Oct. 4 ND-Stanford game. Drawing held July 27, winners need not be present to win. For more information about the raffle and the Notre Dame Club, contact Ryan Newell, (302) 528-2240.

July 26, 3-7 p.m.: Bull Roast, St. Dennis Church, 154 N. Main St., Galena, Md. Tickets are $18 in advance. Day of event, $20 adults, $5 children 6-14, children under 6 free. $50 family ticket available, 2 adults, 3 or more children under 12. All you can eat roast beef, chicken, corn, beer, ice tea, lemonade included in ticket price. For more information, (410) 648-5145.


Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

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Performances/The Arts

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July 21-26, 6-10 p.m.: Our Lady of Fatima Annual Fair, Dupont Hwy., New Castle. Rides, games, prizes, food, music and more. Admission fee $15 weekly, $5 nightly ages 13-65. Children under 13 with an adult and seniors 65 and older: free. MegaPass, $40.  For more information, olffair.blogspot.com.

Aug. 6, 9 a.m.: St. Joseph’s Jousting Tournament and Horse Show, 13209 Church La., Cordova, Md.. Horse Show starts at 9 a.m.; Country ham and barbecued chicken dinner starts at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are Adults, $15; Children under 12, $7. Jousting starts at 1:15 p.m. Gate charge $1 per Adult. Chances are on sale: First Prize – Homemade Quilt;  Second Prize – Wooden Rocking Horse ; Third Prize – $200; Fourth Prize – $100. For more information call Mike Boyle, 410-822-6915.

Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: International Food Festival, St. John/Holy Angles, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Wide variety of cultural 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 , apress@holyangels.net, or (302) 731-2219.




Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Flea Market, St. Mary’s Church, 6th and Pine Streets, Wilmington. Tables available. For more information, call Valerie Townsend, (302) 652-8394.

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.



July 23, 12:30 p.m.: Lunch, Post Cana Group, Delaware Park Race Track, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, 19804. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: Blue Rocks baseball game, Post Cana Group, Frawley Stadium, 801 South Madison Street, Wilmington Waterfront. Call Nancy, (302) 479-5109 for more information.

Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m.: Dance, Post Cana Group, Elks Lodge #307, 1310 Carruthers Drive, Wilmington. Music by Flash Back. Call Nancy, (302) 479-5109 for more information.

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.



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

July 22, 29, Aug. 5, 12, 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.

July 26, 3-7 p.m.: Bull Roast, St. Dennis Church, 154 N. Main St., Galena, Md. Tickets are $18 in advance. Day of event, $20 adults, $5 children 6-14, children under 6 free. $50 family ticket available, 2 adults, 3 or more children under 12. All you can eat roast beef, chicken, corn, beer, ice tea, lemonade included in ticket price. For more information, (410) 648-5145.

Aug. 10, 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.



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

July 24 & 31, Aug. 7: 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.

July 25, Aug. 1 & 8: 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.



Volunteers Needed

The sisters at Benincasa Dominican Monastery have a need for dedicated volunteers to help in the gift shop. The Benincasa Gallery and Gift Shop is located on the grounds of Holy Spirit Church, 6 Church Drive, New Castle, Del. For more information please contact Sr. Emmanuella at (302) 654-1206.

The 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.



July 29: 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.

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

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.

July 27, Sept. 28, 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 Aug. 24, Oct. 26, Dec. 28). For information, contact Deacon Dave McDowell, (302) 945-8317.
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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July 30-Aug. 7: Medjugorje Youth Festival. Experience the church in a special way with thousands of other youth from around the world. For more information, Kelley@Freebery.com or (302) 540-9037.

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

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

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  stcathwilm@comcast.net




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