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Bishop Malooly’s 2017 Advent and Christmas schedule announced


The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington has announced Bishop W. Francis Malooly’s Advent and Christmas schedule.

  • On Thursday, December 7, Bishop Malooly will attend the annual Advent prayer service and dinner with the residents of Bayard House, Catholic Charities’ residential program for at-risk, homeless, pregnant and/or newly parenting young women, and their babies. The service and dinner will be held on the campus of St. Elizabeth’s Church in Wilmington, Delaware at 5 p.m.
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Happy Thanksgiving from The Dialog

November 23rd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized


“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything.

Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.

Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”

— Thomas Merton

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Sals’ Wallace named soccer player of the year


Bryce Wallace, a senior at Salesianum who scored both of his team’s goals in the state championship game on Nov. 18, was named the Delaware soccer player of the year by the Delaware High School Soccer Coaches Association. Read more »

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After 27 years in military as chaplain, Father John Mink retires



Father John J. Mink, pastor of St. Ann’s Parish in Wilmington, recently retired after 27 years of military service in the Delaware National Guard. The first 14 were in the Army National Guard and the last 13 in the Air National Guard at the New Castle County airport, a mere three minutes from his assignment at the time as pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Wilmington Manor.

The close proximity allowed him to respond to deployments and crises involving airmen and their families quickly. Read more »

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“Catholic Priests of the Diocese of Wilmington” Book

November 10th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized Tags:



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Pope honors two diocesan priests with title of Monsignor: updated



WILMINGTON — Bishop Malooly announced Nov. 2 that Pope Francis has honored two priests of the diocese as Chaplains to His Holiness with the title of monsignor.  They are Msgr. David F. Kelley, pastor of St. Joseph Church, Middletown, and diocesan vicar for clergy; and Msgr. Stanley J. Russell, pastor of St. Helena’s Parish, Wilmington, and dean of the Brandywine Hundred Deanery. Read more »

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Go the extra three miles for Catholic Charities



Bishop’s 5K is Nov. 18 at Bellevue State Park

Get ready and set to support Catholic Charities with Bishop Malooly at the second annual Bishop’s 5K Run/Walk on Nov. 18, 9 a.m. at the Figure 8 Barn, Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Road in Wilmington.

“One out of every 10 residents” of the Diocese of Wilmington receives at least one service from Catholic Charities each year, said Richelle Vible, executive director of Catholic Charities. “The Bishop’s 5K is a great way to get involved in the mission of Catholic Charities — providing caring service to the most vulnerable in our community. Bishop Malooly will be at the start and finish line — will you?”

In the 5K (about three miles) runners and walkers will compete for the best time, and will be awarded medals, along with race T-shirts. A complimentary picnic with light food and music will follow the race.

Individuals who can’t participate by running or walking can register to be “Virtual Walkers.”

Registration for the event is $20 prior to race day, and $25 on race day, plus a $2.50 event fee. Register at Bishops5k.com.

Please register for the picnic if you are not running or walking. Visit the Catholic Charities website, www.cdow.org/charities and click “Events” for information.

Established in 1830 as St. Peter’s Orphanage in Wilmington, Catholic Charities’ services have grown from the care of orphans to include care for those facing chronic poverty, homelessness, hunger, mental illness, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and teen pregnancy. The agency serves over 100,000 individuals each year throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

For more information contact Paula Savini at (302) 655- 9624 or at psavini@ccwilm.org

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Red Mass begins 30th year of the diocese’s St. Thomas More Society



Father Robert Kennedy, retired dean of the canon law department of Catholic University, asked lawyers and judges who consider guilt and innocence of others in their work to think about the final judgment they will face after death. Read more »

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Bishop honors 70 with Medals of Merit

October 12th, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized Tags: ,



Bishop Malooly presented Order of Merit awards to parishioners from throughout the diocese on Oct. 8 at St. Joseph Church in Middletown.



2017 Diocesan Merit Award Recipients


Anthony & Dr. Rosalie Mirenda, Bishop Malooly’s nominees; Joseph Dulin, Cathedral of St. Peter; Sharon Hodges, Church of the Good Shepherd; Olivia Noronha, Church of the Holy Child; Steven & Sharon Burg, Corpus Christi; Steven Aubuchon, Holy Angels; Gerald Gilson, Holy Cross; Joseph & Karen Spanelli, Holy Family; Veronica Weiss, Holy Name of Jesus; Frank & Linda Tobat, Holy Redeemer Mission; Marcos Rivera, Holy Rosary; Andrew Rowland, Holy Savior Mission; Joel Miranda, Holy Spirit;

Roman Cuin, Immaculate Conception, Marydel; Patricia Wysocki, Immaculate Heart of Mary; Young Ja Clara Yom, Korean Catholic Community; Amy McDermott, Mary Mother of Peace Mission; Howard Cogle, Our Lady of Good Counsel; Linda Magarelli, Our Lady of Guadalupe; Martin Leon, Elizabeth Villanueva, Our Lady of Lourdes; Douglas Keilman, Parish of the Resurrection; Ann Anderson, Sacred Heart, Chestertown; Terri Denver, St. Agnes Mission; Valerie Herwig, St. Andrew Mission;

Kathleen Barrow, St. Ann, Bethany Beach; Charles & Lynn Klous, St. Ann, Wilmington; Thomas & Catherine Lough, St. Benedict; Amelia Banda, St. Catherine of Siena; Robert Healy, St. Christopher; Bertha Dean, St. Dennis; Tom Carter, Jack Fitzpatrick, St. Edmond; Joseph Kiarie, Ambrosia Mondoa, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Stan Kozicki, St. Elizabeth, Wilmington; Ann Haywood, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Mission, Denton; James White & Joanne Bires-White, St. Elizabeth Mission, Westover; Leomar Olivares, St. Elizabeth Hispanic Community, Westover; Jose Alvarez, Guadalupe Espinosa, St. Francis de Sales; Gary & Harriet Rose, St. Hedwig;

Anthony Cutrona, St. Helena; Mary Consiglio, St. John the Baptist; Charles & Lucy Mealey, St. John the Beloved; John Sanders, St. Joseph, Middletown; Stewart Tan, St. Joseph on the Brandywine; La Von Robinson, St. Joseph, Wilmington; Graciela Donovan, St. Jude the Apostle; John & Cheryl Nickle, St. Jude Mission, North East; Chris Ciletti, St. Luke; James Metz, St. Margaret of Scotland; Charma Bell, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception; Anthony & Kimberly Gennusa, St. Mary of the Assumption; Richard Heiss, St. Mary Magdalen; Charles & Margaret Burnett, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Ocean City; Thomas Bradshaw, St. Matthew; Yeny Perez-Castillo, St. Michael the Archangel;

Christina, James & Julia Holdnack, St. Patrick; James Durante, St. Paul, Delaware City; Anamay Claffey, Evelyn Figueroa, St. Paul, Wilmington; Douglas Salter, St. Peter the Apostle; Ben Walters, St. Polycarp; Lawrence Ortt, Jr., St. Rose of Lima Mission; Bill & Ann Fazio, St. Teresa of Avila Mission; Larry & Janinie Iorii, St. Thomas the Apostle; Phyllis Peddicord, St. Peter & Paul Church; Kenneth Andrew, St. Joseph Mission Church; Amy Schisler, St. Michael Mission Church.

Marcos Rivera, a parishioner at Holy Rosary Parish in Claymont, receives a Medal of Merit from Bishop Malooly on Oct. 8 at St. Joseph Church in Middletown. The Dialog/www.DonBlakePhotography.com

Gary and Harriet Rose from St. Hedwig Church receive the Order of Merit from Bishop Malooly.

Douglas Salter from St. Peter the Apostle Church is congratulated by Bishop Malooly.

Amelia Banda from St. Catherine of Siena Church accepts her award from Bishop Malooly.

Andrew Rowland from Holy Savior Church receives the Order of Merit from Bishop Malooly.

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Bishop Malooly offers education to hurricane-affected students




WILMINGTON — Students currently attending a Catholic elementary or secondary school in a hurricane-battered diocese may attend a Catholic school in the Diocese of Wilmington as a tuition-free guest for the current academic year, Bishop Malooly announced Sept. 19.

“A number of families must relocate due to the recent hurricanes, and the Diocese of Wilmington wishes to assist any who may come to Delaware or the Eastern Shore of Maryland in continuing the faith and academic development of their children while the rebuild their own lives and their homes,” said Louis De Angelo, superintendent of schools for the diocese.

The bishop wrote to the archbishops of Galveston-Houston and Miami, saying, “We recognize the tremendous work that lies ahead for relocated families, and we wish to assist them in continuing their children’s Catholic school education without tuition worries.

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