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Annual Marian pilgrimage returns to National Shrine

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WASHINGTON – On a day when Bishop Malooly rededicated the Diocese of Wilmington to the Immaculate Conception, many who participated in the daylong Marian pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception felt their faith revitalized.

“You might already be aware that this country is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary,” Bishop Malooly said. “Today, we dedicate our diocese once again. … Let her bring us even closer to her son, Jesus.” Read more »

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Providing ‘good care and a good education’ with a little help from Share in the Spirit

September 15th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags:

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When Eric Eyong and his wife Myra considered a school for their children, he knew where he wanted them to be: in a Catholic school.

He knew the values Catholic education provide since he attended a Catholic boarding school while growing up in Cameroon, on Africa’s Atlantic coast. He likes the Christian values that are instilled by the Catholic Schools. And as a former public school teacher in the Chicago area, he appreciates the discipline Catholic schools provide, something he determined is especially lacking in public schools. Read more »

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Pocomoke City linked to Haiti by Holy Name sewing circle

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POCOMOKE CITY – Veronica Weiss recently came across a set of soft baby crib bumper pads, once commonly used to keep babies’ heads safe and extremities within the crib until medical groups discouraged their use.

The pads, featuring a bear cub and a ball, were too cute to simply throw away. Weiss re-imagined them as a sleeping mat with matching pillow for a young child, pulled out her scissors and sewing machine, and made that image a reality. Read more »

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Family ties still strong at Golden Hill’s 250th anniversary

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GOLDEN HILL, Md. — The scene at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church on Aug. 27 was reminiscent of 250 years earlier when members of the Applegarth, Gootee, Stapleforte, Tubman and Meekins families gathered for Mass in the small chapel across the street.

Then, early settlers of southern Dorchester County celebrated their new church, built on land donated by the Tubman family. Sunday, their descendants celebrated the legacy of their Catholic presence on the Delmarva Peninsula. Read more »

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Rain forces Blessing of the Sea indoors to nearby Holy Savior in Ocean City, Md.

August 18th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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OCEAN CITY, Md. — Normally the sound of waves crashing onto the shore and the screeching of gulls accompany the annual Blessing of the Sea by Bishop Malooly here every Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.

But heavy rains during the afternoon this Aug. 15 left Father Stanislao Esposito turning to “Plan B,” as he put it. And “B” in this case did not stand for beach, even though the rains subsided during the evening Holy Day of Obligation Mass. Read more »

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St. Jude in Lewes forms an Alzheimer’s support group

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Kathy Prioreschi knows the toll Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can take on the patient’s family members.

Each week she travels from her home in Rehoboth Beach to Fredericksburg, Va., to help cousins there care for their mother who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

“My cousins came to me and said, ‘Please help.’ They’re facing the awful reality that my aunt can no longer be alone, and they are trying to make sure she can stay in her home with 24-hour care for as long as it can last,” Prioreschi said. Read more »

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How Seaford’s Vacation Bible School confirms faith

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Members of confirmation classes at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish model their faith for young students

 

SEAFORD – Vacation Bible School doubles as confirmation class for elementary through high school students at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

About 20 high school students helped organize and lead the week-long program under the theme “Passport to Peru,” which helped about 40 elementary school students understand that while people may live in different ways and have different customs, they all are children of God. Read more »

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From Salisbury, Md., to Lincoln County, W.Va.

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St. Francis de Sales parishioners volunteer for Appalachian Service Project

SALISBURY, Md. – Madeleine Yoon hadn’t noticed there were no flowers at the pavilion where she and fellow service workers ate lunch until three days in to their week-long project.

“On Wednesday, all of a sudden, there were flowers,” said Madeleine, a rising sophomore at James M. Bennett High School. Immediately she realized that the family they were helping had picked the flowers. “To us, knowing how important gardening was to them, it was a very kind gesture of welcoming.” Read more »

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Parishes provide beachfront for international relations

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In a world bedeviled by terrorism and often focused on differences between nations, religions and peoples, a group of people along the Delmarva Peninsula’s Atlantic coastline are improving international relations one meal at a time.

They provide dinners for the International Student Outreach Program (ISOP), an organization that began at St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior Parish in Ocean City 18 years ago and expanded to Rehoboth Beach. The program is known for free weekly dinners for students who come to the United States each summer to fill seasonal jobs at the beaches. Read more »

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Sundays in ordinary beach time

May 26th, 2017 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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St. Edmond’s begins its summer Masses at Rehoboth school

 

Dawn Huss has been a member of St. Edmond’s Parish since returning to Rehoboth Beach some 15 years ago, but you won’t find her at Mass this Sunday at St. Edmond’s.

Instead, she will be at Rehoboth Beach Elementary School, where she will lead a transformation of the auditorium into a church-away-from-church for a 9 a.m. Mass. An altar will be moved onto the stage, an ambo set up, and a table arranged to hold the hosts and wine, chalice and other vessels used. Read more »

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