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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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Renovations and restorations at OYYA

May 11th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized Tags: , ,

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Thompson’s first year directing the diocese’s youth ministry includes listening and building on the good

 

Brides traditionally seek “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” to wear when they walk to the altar.

Kyle Thompson is following a similar strategy — using the old, the new and the borrowed — in his first year at Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, which he directs. Read more »

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‘Healing presence’ after a broken marriage

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Judicial Vicar sees the role of the Tribunal as working sympathetically with those seeking an annulment

When Pope Francis streamlined the Tribunal process through which divorced Catholics may acquire an annulment, many hailed it as a breakthrough in how the Catholic Church works with people whose marriages have failed.

Father Mark Mealey, who heads the Tribunal for the Diocese of Wilmington, believes the new procedures announced in December 2016 have speeded the process — cases within the diocese now are usually resolved within six months — and ensured that the proceedings are not financially prohibitive. Read more »

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Solidarity and love across borders

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Ss. Peter and Paul parishioners share their love with the people of Los Santos Reyes Parish in Guatemala

EASTON, Md. – When Fathers James Nash and Glenn Evers decided to send a parish delegation to the Diocese of San Marcos, Guatemala, last summer, they knew whoever went would be deeply affected by both the dire poverty and extreme faith of the people they encountered.

What they were not prepared for was how many parishioners, teachers, and school families of Ss. Peter and Paul church and school would want to be part of the delegation, or for the extent that the parish has embraced one parish and one school in Guatemala. Read more »

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Chrism Mass: Bishop calls for sharing Good News with others

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DOVER – Sheila Connor was deeply moved by the annual Chrism Mass at Holy Cross Church on April 10, during which Bishop Malooly blessed the Oil of the Sick, the Oil of the Catechumens, and the Sacred Chrism, all used for various sacraments and milestones in the faith of Catholics and their parish churches.

Her son, 14-year-old Connor, will be anointed with the Sacred Chrism when Bishop Malooly confirms him this spring. And some of her family, who attend Holy Cross, may well need the Oil of the Sick in coming months and years. Read more »

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Annual Catholic Appeal supports deacon program

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Ordained and ready to help: Permanent deacons have been serving in parish ministries for 37 years

 

Much has changed since Hal Jopp was among the first 20 men ordained in 1980 as permanent deacons for the Diocese of Wilmington.

“I’m not sure that people were sure what to do with us,” Jopp said of his ordination class. “I don’t think we considered ourselves presiders.” Rather, that first class knew they would assist at the altar and preach. Beyond that, no one seemed to know what they would do.” Read more »

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Answering a call: More than 250 to become Catholics this Easter

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DOVER – When Jamie Thimmes became pregnant with twins about 18 months ago, she was filled with a different kind of awe than pregnancy usually produces.

“It made me feel there was a bigger plan for me,” said Thimmes, 32. “I wanted to be baptized.” Read more »

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Seton Center helps thousands each year on Eastern Shore

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Annual Catholic Appeal helps Catholics Charities’ community center provide services for the needy

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Barbara Whitehead realizes the effort some people make just getting to Seton Center to ask for emergency food assistance.

While they need emergency food assistance because their finances are so tight, some in Crisfield, for example, must drive 20 miles each way, or talk a friend into taking them, or take an hour-long bus ride, paying a fare of $3 each way. Read more »

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Fears growing in Hispanic migrant community

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The woman calmly talked with Sister Eileen Eager at Catholic Charities’ Seton Center, requesting help to update her children’s passports.

It was a simple request, typical of many forms she and her fellow Sister of Charity, Cecilia McManus, help the Spanish-speaking population of Somerset County fill out. But the simplicity belied a deep-set fear in the Hispanic community here of late. Read more »

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