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Meet the eight new permanent deacons of the diocese

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Bishop Malooly will ordain eight men to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Wilmington on Aug. 19 at Church of the Holy Child in Brandywine Hundred. With this ordination, 110 men will be permanent deacons.

“With God’s help and the support of their families, each of these men will contribute greatly to building up the kingdom of God by their calling to this very important ministry,” the bishop said. Read more »

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Catholic Appeal pledges top 2017 goal by 11.8 percent

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Current pledges amount to more than $5,058,081, which is more than half-a-million above the target

Pledges to the Annual Catholic Appeal have already surpassed its 2017 goal by more than half a million dollars.

The Diocesan Development Office reports more than $5,058,081 has been pledged, which exceeds the $4,523,000 target for 2017 by 11.8 percent, just 14 weeks after Commitment Weekend. Read more »

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‘This is not a job, but a way of life’

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By Corinne Furey

Special to The Dialog

New Ursuline president Trisha Medeiros excited about 21st-century learning, return to Delaware

 

Trisha Medeiros took over as president at Ursuline Academy on July 1, succeeding Cathie Field Lloyd, who retired after 10 years. Medeiros comes to Ursuline from Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, N.J., where she was head of the upper school for five years. Previously, she held a number of positions over a decade at Wilmington’s Tower Hill School, including assistant head of the upper school.

She and her husband, Norm, have two children, Ava, 12, and Mack, 9.

Medeiros has a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware. She met with Corinne Furey, a rising sophomore, in June. Their conversation, provided by the school, follows. It has been edited for length and clarity. Read more »

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‘Quo vadis?’ A ‘discerning’ question

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A Christian legend has it that St. Peter was encouraged to leave Rome during a persecution of Christians. But in doing so, he saw Christ entering a gate of the city. Peter asked Christ, “Where are you going? (“Quo vadis?”)” and Christ responded he was entering Rome to be crucified again.

St. Peter, struck by the vision, remained in Rome and met his martyrdom by crucifixion.

“Quo vadis?” was the theme of a three-day retreat for young men from the Diocese of Wilmington considering the priesthood, July 27-29, at Malvern Retreat Center in Malvern, Pa. Read more »

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Notre Dame history professor to lecture at Salesianum Aug. 7

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“Why History Matters for Catholics” will be the topic of a lecture by Brad S. Gregory, a history professor at the University of Notre Dame, Aug. 7, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Salesianum School.

The free lecture, sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Wilmington and the Notre Dame Club of Delaware, will be preceded by a light reception, starting at 5:30 p.m. Read more »

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There’s still time to reserve spots on Rome pilgrimage

August 3rd, 2017 Posted in Our Diocese

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The reservations deadline for the diocesan 150th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Rome and Annecy has been extended to Aug. 15.

The pilgrimage, to be led by Bishop Malooly, is part of a yearlong celebration beginning March 3, 2018, that will include Masses, prayer services, a publication, exhibit and pilgrimages within the diocese.

The pilgrimage to Rome and Annecy is set for April 16-26; it will begin in Annecy, France, where St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of the diocese, ministered. The schedule in Rome includes attending an audience with Pope Francis. Pilgrims will also visit Assisi, the home of St. Francis.

The cost of the pilgrimage is $3,325 per person double occupancy, $3,225, per person triple occupancy and $4,175 for single occupancy. A $400 deposit is due Aug. 15.

Go to www.cdow.org/anniversary-pilgrimage/ for more information; or call Caravelle Tours at 1-877-625-2700.

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Wilmington native Sister Jean Marie Odachowski dies at 102

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LODI, N.J. – Felician Sister Jean Marie Odachowski, a native of Wilmington, died June 11 at the Immculate Conception Convent infirmary in Lodi, N.J. She was 102 and had been a Felician for 85 years.

Sister Jean Marie was formerly known as Sister Mary Fulginette. Born Mary Odachowski, she was a graduate of St. Hedwig School in Wilmington before attending the Felician Sisters’ High School Aspirancy in Lodi. Read more »

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Father Edward Storck, who served in diocese since 1960, dies at 91

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Father Edward J. Storck, a retired priest of the Diocese of Wilmington, died June 12 at the age of 91.

Born in Baltimore, Father Storck entered the Third Order Regular of the Franciscans in 1943 and was ordained a priest while a member of that congregation in 1952. As a Franciscan, he was a pastor, military chaplain and teacher before becoming treasurer of St. Francis College in Loretto, Pa., in 1959. Read more »

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High Schools celebrate graduations

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ST. ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL

St. E’s graduates 101

WILMINGTON — St. Elizabeth High School graduated 101 students in commencement exercises held at the St. E Center on June 5. Bishop Malooly presided.

The class was accepted to 123 colleges and universities and received offers of scholarships and grants totaling $10.5 million. Read more »

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Sals’ Mike Drake leads all-state selections from Catholic schools

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Salesianum senior attack Mike Drake, who scored two goals in the Sals’ championship-game win on June 3, has been named the 2017 state boys lacrosse player of the year. Drake will continue his athletic career at the University of Notre Dame.

He is one of six players from Catholic schools who earned first-team honors. The selections were announced June 5 by the state lacrosse coaches association. Read more »

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