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‘Fair way’ to support a good cause

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CYM shoots a ‘24’ in its golf outings that help fund youth activities

CHRISTIANA – A relentless sun could not keep more than 100 men and women from teeing off at Cavaliers Country Club for the 24th annual Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) golf tournament on July 18. One of those starting at the first hole has been there from the beginning and is glad to be able to support young people in the diocese.

Tom Sweeney, 79, was there with longtime tournament partners Fran Trzuskowski and Jim Keegan. He said he hasn’t played as much golf recently as he normally does, but he was happy to be at Cavailers and to see so many new faces.

“It’s great to get the young people out,” he said. Read more »

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St. Mark’s triple Olympian

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Katelyn Falgowski, class of 2007, is a key player on the U.S. field hockey team’s quest for medal in Rio

MANHEIM, Pa. — Katelyn Falgowski played in a field hockey state championship match in high school and won two titles in college, but going for Olympic gold rises to another level.

“At the time, the high school one is awesome, and at the time, there’s no other thing than the NCAA, and now the Olympics is something you can’t even … it’s unimaginable,” she said. “We’re going to take it day-by-day and game-by-game, but I can tell you that I’m a happy crier, so there will be a lot of happy tears if we do how we’re hopeful of doing.” Read more »

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Indian bishop has dream of building a hospital in his diocese

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Emerging threats to religious liberty have been a concern of the Catholic Church in the United States in recent years, but they are a daily challenge for Catholics in India.

When Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel of the Diocese of Kuzhithurai, India, visited the Diocese of Wilmington last week, he said the church in India routinely encounters government roadblocks in its ministry to the people. Read more »

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Listening in Lewes: St. Jude the Apostle leaders begin ‘visitations’ with parishioners to hear what’s on their minds

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LEWES – It’s easy to become anonymous in a large parish, according to Father Tom

Flowers.

Too often the parish’s focus when most people come to the church complex is on logistics: getting people in and out of Sunday Mass, and then out of the parking lot before another wave of parishioners arrives. While such logistics are necessary, the pastoral leadership at St. Jude the Apostle Church wants its approximately 2,000 registered households to feel at home at St. Jude’s, said Father Flowers, pastor. Read more »

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Annual CYO Golf Outing supports Catholic Youth

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Bishop Malooly will attend the 24th annual CYO Golf Outing July 18 at Cavaliers Country Club in Newark sponsored by Catholic Youth Ministry of the Diocese of Wilmington.

Golf ball on a teeThe start time is 10:30 a.m.

The outing includes a dinner and silent auction.

Participants can support CYM by becoming a sponsor, by donating something for the auction or attending the dinner and bidding.

Please contact CYM at 302-658-3800 or email catholicyouth@cdow.org for more information.

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‘No, no, Miss O, you can’t go!’: Sheila O’Callaghan retires from teaching at St. Ann’s

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WILMINGTON — There will be a new face leading the fourth-grade class at St. Ann School come September. And while faculty changes are not normally newsworthy, the departure of Sheila O’Callaghan brings to an end a 62-year career in Catholic-school classrooms.

O’Callaghan, known to everyone as Miss O, taught her final group of fourth-graders in June. She spent the last 40 years at St. Ann’s after stops at several other schools in and out of the Diocese of Wilmington. As the year progressed, Miss O knew her days as a full-time teacher were coming to an end. Read more »

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The ‘gem’ on the Susquehanna: St. Teresa Church in Port Deposit, Md., celebrating 150 years 

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PORT DEPOSIT, MD. — The pastor calls St. Teresa Church a gem, but for many who attend Sunday Mass in the small church nestled into a granite hillside it might be called family.

Some of those parishioners have ancestors who attended the church overlooking the Susquehanna River since shortly after it was constructed following the Civil War. Read more »

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Longtime assistant Rubincam returns to St. Elizabeth to lead boys basketball program

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WILMINGTON – Matt Rubincam, the head boys basketball coach at Charter School of Wilmington for the past five years, has been named to the same position at St. Elizabeth High School. Rubincam informed Charter of his decision to leave on July 5.

Rubincam succeeds Dick Rago, who retired this spring after 30 years leading the Vikings. Rubincam was an assistant to Rago for 12 years and coached at St. Elizabeth for 19. Read more »

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Former Padua teacher Sister Helen St. Paul dies at 95

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ASTON, Pa. – Sister Helen St. Paul Herberich, who was a teacher at Padua Academy in Wilmington for 12 years, died in Assisi House on July 3. She was 95 and had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 72 years. Read more »

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St. Edmond’s Academy brothers say good-bye

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Congregation of the Holy Cross brothers ending a more than 50-year presence at the boys’ school

 

WILMINGTON — St. Edmond’s Academy has been educating boys since 1959, and for all but a few of those years, brothers from the Congregation of the Holy Cross have been part of the school. That era came to an end with the Class of 2016, as the three remaining brothers will be leaving Wilmington on July 27. Read more »

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