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Julian hits five threes as Padua advances in Diamond State Classic

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WILMINGTON – Bella Julian drained five three-point shots in the first half as Padua opened up play in the Diamond State Classic with a 44-35 win over St. Joseph’s (N.Y.) on Dec. 27 at the St. E Center. Bishop Malooly took in the matinee from behind the Pandas’ bench. Read more »

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Bishop Malooly celebrates Christmas morning Mass at Jeanne Jugan

December 25th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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Bishop Malooly of the Diocese of Wilmington celebrated 2017 Christmas morning Mass today in Newark, Delaware.

The bishop offered morning Mass at the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence on Salem Church Road.

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Vikings boys smother Hodgson, improve to 5-1

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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth jumped out to a 17-8 lead after the first quarter and was never challenged on the way to a 70-22 win over Hodgson in boys nonconference basketball on Dec. 21 at the St. E Center. It was the fifth win in six outings for St. Elizabeth, which is now off until the new year. Read more »

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St. Mark’s Hoffman, Archmere’s DiGregorio are co-winners of DeLucia Award

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MILLTOWN – William Hoffman of St. Mark’s High School and Joseph DiGregorio of Archmere Academy have been named the recipients of the 2017 Michael DeLucia Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to a senior football player from a Delaware Catholic high school. The award, which has been given for 46 years, goes to a player “who has exemplified outstanding performance, attitude and character on and off the field.”

They received their trophies at St. Mark’s on Dec. 21.

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Ocean City priest displays over 600 Christmas figurines

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – Parishioners at St. Luke Church received an early Christmas gift last weekend: Father Paul Jennings’ massive Nativity display that includes a whole community of miniature figurines at work and play.

Some 600 individual figurines and 20 settings are in the community set up by Father Jennings last week. They spread out on each side and in front of the central Nativity set depicting the scene of Jesus’ birth on the first Christmas. Read more »

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Bishop Malooly Christmas message, Padua chorus focus of ‘Catholic Forum’

December 21st, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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The Christmas edition of “Catholic Forum,” the radio program/podcast produced by the Diocese of Wilmington’s Office of Communications, will feature Bishop Malooly’s Christmas message to the people of Delaware and Maryland’s EasternShore, and Christmas music performed by the Padua Academy Women’s
Chorus under the direction of Ms. Marion Jacobs and accompanied on piano by Ms. Airee Cha.

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Brown brothers combine for 27 as Sals remain unbeaten with win at Tatnall

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GREENVILLE – Salesianum’s boys basketball team shook off a slow start against Tatnall on Dec. 20, finding their stroke and going on to a 52-45 win. The Sals, ranked sixth in the latest 302Sports.com top 10, remained unbeaten with the win at 4-0.

The Sals missed their first six shots, and in between those attempts, the host Hornets picked up a pair of identical baseline three-point shots from Andre Ward. The drought ended when Jack Brown nailed a three of his own. That would start a run of seven points for Salesianum, and the first period ended with the Sals in front, 7-6. Read more »

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Msgr. Michael Szupper, longtime campus minister, dies at 86

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Monsignor Michael F. Szupper, longtime chaplain at the University of Delaware and pastor of the St. Thomas More Oratory, died Dec. 18. He was 86 and celebrated the 60th anniversary of his priesthood earlier this year.

Msgr. Szupper, a native of Northampton, Pa., studied for the priesthood at Pontifical Josephinium High School and Pontifical College Josephinium in Worthington, Ohio.
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St. Vincent de Paul Society receives ‘Beau Biden’ award

December 20th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Diocese of Wilmington is a group of more than 1,000 people who frequently operate below the radar helping some of the most desperate, down-and-out people in our area.

Members don’t look for recognition, but the diocese council was recognized in a big way earlier this month. The group earned the 2017 Beau Biden Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award.

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Strong second half keeps Sals unbeaten

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WILMINGTON – Seventh-ranked Salesianum started slow on the basketball team’s annual Silent Night, but the Sals erupted for 34 second-half points to earn a 53-39 win over Appoquinimink on Dec. 16. Michael Wallace scored all 13 of his points in the second half and was all over the floor defensively.

The visiting Jaguars dominated the first quarter, outscoring the Sals, 14-6. The Sals’ student section, dressed in Christmas outfits, were silent until the seventh point, which came on a putback by Brett Henshey. He then added a deep two-point field goal and swished two free throws to ignite an 8-0 run to knot the game at 14. Read more »

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