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Rachel’s Vineyard retreat offers healing for women after abortions

February 22nd, 2014 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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“Thus says the Lord: In Ramah is heard the sound of sobbing, bitter weeping!

Rachel mourns for her children, she refuses to be consoled for her children—they are no more!

“Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of weeping, hold back your tears! There is compensation for your labor … they shall return from the enemy’s land. There is hope for your future … your children shall return to their own territory.”

— Jeremiah 31:15-17

Rachel’s Vineyard is a weekend retreat program designed to help women come to terms with an abortion in their past.

The confidential retreats help in healing the emotional and spiritual wounds of women and men who have had or were involved in past abortions. Read more »

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Opposing the death penalty is ‘pro-life’: Advocacy group renews bishop’s call to repeal Delaware death penalty

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A diocesan group is asking Delaware Catholics to contact state legislators to urge them to follow the example set last year by Maryland and repeal the death penalty in the First State.

The Delaware Catholic Advocacy Network (DCAN) issued the “action alert” on Feb. 10. Read more »

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Snow daze: Schools adjusting schedules to make up for lost time

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The bill for all the school days canceled due to snow and, in one case, the cold, has come due, and students and staff at Catholic schools in the diocese will be paying with some previously scheduled vacation.

Louis DeAngelo, superintendent of Catholic schools, said schools will have to make up a maximum of six snow days, a number many schools had already reached after two more days were lost to inclement weather on Feb. 13 and 14. Read more »

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To visit the sick: Eucharistic ministers needed at hospital

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The Diocese of Wilmington is looking for extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist who can serve Catholic patients at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital.

The hospital is nearing the completion of its $210 million expansion and renovation project this year, which includes 120 more patient beds in its new 300,000 plus square feet of space.

Father Clemens Manista, who runs the Catholic chaplain program for the diocese at both Christiana’s Newark and Wilmington hospitals, said recently, “We would like to get more volunteers for the Wilmington Hospital so that every day two people will be helping there.” Read more »

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Padua seniors shine in final home game, a 50-30 win over Appoquinimink

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WILMINGTON – Padua got 38 of their 50 points from their seniors on Senior Night in a 50-30 win over Appoquinimink Wednesday night on Broom Street. The win helped erase any bad aftertaste from the loss to Caravel the previous night.

After a low-scoring first half, Padua (12-8) put the game away in the third, scoring the first 13 points of the third quarter and maintaining its defensive intensity to stretch the lead to 29-14. Appoquinimink (11-8) did not quit, however, going on a seven-point run of its own, but the Pandas took a 31-21 lead into the final stanza. Read more »

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Sanford edges Ursuline in meeting of state’s top girls teams

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HOCKESSIN — Top-ranked Ursuline traveled to No. 2 Sanford on Wednesday and saw its 12-game winning streak ended in a 56-53 loss. Ursuline should not feel too bad, as Sanford ran its own streak to 17 games; the Warriors’ only loss came on Dec. 17 at St. Elizabeth.

The highly anticipated matchup featured the state’s two best players, Ursuline’s Adrianna Hahn and Sanford’s Alison Lewis. Each lived up to the hype, as Hahn had 25 points and Lewis 22. Read more »

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Annual Catholic Appeal: Seton Center provides aid, respect to needy on Eastern Shore

February 20th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – Carolyn Cottingham felt lost after being paralyzed on her left side by a stroke and abandoned by her boyfriend.

Then she found Seton Center.

Cottingham, 48, of Princess Anne, has received much help from Seton Center over the years, these days in food assistance. But she says she also receives something else there that’s just as valuable to her.

“Most of the things I need assistance with come with an encouraging word and a big smile,” she said. “I stop by sometimes to use the phone or to just get an encouraging word. I always get a big smile.” Read more »

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Introducing a transition year after kindergarten at All Saints

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ELSMERE – Kindergarten students who could benefit from a transition year before beginning first grade will have that option beginning next fall at All Saints Catholic School. The Elsmere school is launching a pre-first grade that will prepare youngsters academically and socially for the changes that come with first grade. Read more »

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Student and school news

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Ss. Peter & Paul makes a difference against hunger

EASTON, Md. – The student body and faculty at Ss. Peter and Paul High School recently participated in an event with Kids Against Hunger, raising more than $2,000 to provide food for more than 7,000 meals. These meals will be distributed to communities nationally and globally to help fight hunger, the school said.

After team-building activities, the students packaged the meals assembly-line style. They gathered 34 large boxes of food, enough for about 7,200 meals.

 

St. Elizabeth shares success of iPad program

WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth High School faculty members Jess Shoja and Kammas Murphy shared the success of the school’s ViFi program with other educators through the Delaware Digital Learning Conference: Online, which was sponsored by the state Department of Education.

The pair talked about content delivery in a one-to-one iPad school. Shoja and Murphy led participants through a review and demonstration of how St. Elizabeth uses digital technology in multiple subject areas. They also showed textbook replacement models and explained how content can be supplemented at little to no cost.

 

Archmere musician to play in Penn honor band

Archmere freshman Griffin Anderson recently was selected to represent his school in the invitation-only University of Pennsylvania Honor Band at two events in the Philadelphia region. Anderson is one of more than 75 students from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York in the band and the only one from Delaware.

The honor band, now in its 10th year, participated in a daylong workshop and concert. Anderson studied with John Purcell, formerly the senior ceremonial trumpeter in the United States Air Force Band, and he performed at the Episcopal Cathedral on the Penn campus. The second event takes place March 1, when the honor band will join the Penn band and play during the Quakers’ men’s basketball game against Yale at the Palestra. Tickets for the basketball game are available at www.pennathletics.com.

 

St. Mark’s senior headed to Shakespeare competition

WILMINGTON – Jake Diana won the English-Speaking Union Delaware Shakespeare Competition earlier this month and will represent the state at the national event May 4-6 in New York City.

Diana, a senior, was victorious with his performance of Benedick from “Much Ado About Nothing” and his recitation of Sonnet 73.

His trip to New York will include educational and cultural activities, including an acting workshop at New York University and a visit to the William Shakespeare statue in Central Park. At the national competition, he will be eligible to earn a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts’ Young Actors Summer School in London and to the American Shakespeare Center’s Theatre Camp in Staunton, Va.

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Papa’s clutch free throw lifts Spartans past Charter, 36-35

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WILMINGTON – St. Mark’s and Charter School went toe-to-toe throughout Tuesday afternoon’s game, so it was only fitting that the matchup came down to the final seconds. Nick Papa made sure St. Mark’s went home happy as he hit one of two free throws with 6.1 seconds to lift the Spartans to a 36-35 road win over the Force.

Papa was fouled as St. Mark’s was trying to inbound the ball following a timeout. Since the ball had not yet been put into play, the infraction was called an intentional foul, giving Papa two free throws and possession back to St. Mark’s. Papa missed the first attempt but was true on the second. The game, however, was far from over. Read more »

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