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Phillie Phanatic takes his message about reading to Phils fans at All Saints

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ELSMERE – To celebrate their dedication to reading, students at All Saints Catholic School welcomed a special visitor to campus on Thursday afternoon. The Phillie Phanatic traveled to Elsmere to celebrate the second grade’s accomplishments in the “Be a Phanatic About Reading” program. Read more »

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Obituary: Sister M. Michaeline Macedonio, IHM, 91, former teacher at St. Mark’s

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SCRANTON, Pa. – Sister M. Michaeline Macedonio, 91, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died April 8 at Our Lady of Peace Residence. A native of Oyster Bay, N.Y., she entered the congregation in 1947 and made her final profession of vows five years later. Read more »

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Local student seeks participants for cancer-fighting fundraiser

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One of Delaware’s young warriors is doing her best to fight pediatric cancer, and she is asking you to join her to help ease the burden on families who have been thrust into the battle.

The Pearce Q Foundation is holding its annual 4 Miles of Hope walk/run on Saturday, April 26, and its namesake, 16-year-old Pearce Quesenberry, is looking for your assistance. Quesenberry is now in remission after fighting medulloblastoma, which is a brain tumor. The foundation that started while she was in treatment, the Pearce Q Foundation, continues to support families of children with cancer, and this is one of its biggest fundraisers. Read more »

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Student and school news

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St. Elizabeth searching for volleyball coach

WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth High School, coming off a 6-9 season that included an upset win over Ursuline Academy, is looking for a new volleyball coach for the 2014 season.

The coach is expected to provide leadership and organization for the program. St. Elizabeth is looking for someone with experience in a high school setting. Interested candidates should send a letter and resume to ccurran@sehs.org by April 15. Read more »

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Sals roar back, gain lacrosse victory over St. Mark’s

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MILLTOWN — The Salesianum lacrosse team found itself in trouble Saturday night at St. Mark’s, falling behind early, 3-0, but the Sals scored 12 of the final 13 goals for a 12-4 win over their archrival.

St. Mark’s started strong with a goal in the first minute. Junior Rhett Schweizer found the top corner of the net on a blast for the first score. That would be the only score in the opening quarter. The Spartans added two quick goals in the second, one in the first minute by senior James Magnani, the other by junior James Hamory.

St. Mark’s was playing well and had a chance to add to its lead with a two-man advantage for a full minute, but they could not convert. Salesianum made them pay a minute later as senior Bailey Martin got the team on the board. The Sals added two quick goals to tie, and it was 3-3 at the half.

Martin struck again with back-to-back scores in the third, and sophomore Luke Bianchino notched his first to make the lead 6-3 Sallies after three. Two goals in the first minute of the fourth extended that to 8-3, but the closest St. Mark’s got to Salesianum after that was 8-4.

With the win, Salesianum improved to 2-1. The Sals travel Wesley College in Dover on Tuesday to take on Easton (Md.) High School at 7 p.m. St. Mark’s is now 2-4 and returns to the field Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. at Wilmington Charter.

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Top-ranked Cape Henlopen overcomes No. 2 Archmere in girls lacrosse

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CLAYMONT — Top-ranked Cape Henlopend found itself trailing No. 2 Archmere, 4-1, with 10 minutes remaining in the first half of Saturday afternoon’s girls lacrosse showdown in Claymont. But senior Allie Yeager added two goals, including one that would tie the game at four at halftime, and the Vikings opened it up in the second half for a 13-7 win.

Archmere took its last lead at 5-4 five minutes into the second half as junior Elisabeth Schlitz scored her second goal of the game, but the Vikings would tie it up again a few minutes later on a score by junior Jordan Brown. Yeager gave Cape its first lead of the contest less than a minute later, connecting for the hat trick.

The Auks would not fold, knotting it at six when sophomore Presley Conaty found the net, but the Vikings took the lead for good a minute later and scored seven of the game’s last eight tallies in the final 12 minutes.

Cape Henlopen, the five-time defending state champions, held Archmere’s Kate Payne and Amanda Olsen to a total of three goals, well below their season average.

The Auks lost for the first time in five games and are off until Friday, when they host Polytech (5-0) at 3:45 p.m. Cape is now 4-0 and travels to New Castle County again on Wednesay for a 5:30 p.m. matchup with St. Mark’s, which is 2-1.

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Padua students doing Stations of the Cross with their smartphones

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WILMINGTON — Throughout history, Catholics have spent Lent with the Stations of the Cross. The Stations devotion has been passed along, often through writing and live performances. Today, however, the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is accessible in ways unimaginable just a generation ago – through QR codes and a smartphone application.

As is often the case, young people are leading the way with the electronic Stations of the Cross. Students at Padua Academy now have another use for their ever-present technology, with information about and reflections on the Stations available with a scan by a smartphone. Read more »

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75 years of broadcasting the Good News: Diocese’s ‘Catholic Forum’ on WDEL was a U.S. pioneer in church radio

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Radio was the church’s new evangelization medium 75 years ago, and lay people in the Diocese of Wilmington were pioneers on the airwaves when they launched the “Catholic Forum of the Air” on WDEL on April 9, 1939.

The broadcasting trail they blazed back then has continued for some 3,900 shows, becoming one of the longest broadcast religious shows in the world. Read more »

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Passing the word: Twenty young men visit St. Mary’s Seminary to learn about priestly life

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Ebube Chukwu Maduka-Ugwu doesn’t think God is calling him to the priesthood, at least “not at this point.”

Still, the student at St. Thomas More Academy in Magnolia was among 20 high school men who toured St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore on March 28 during “Pass the Word,” a Wilmington diocese vocations awareness day for men. Maduka-Ugwu said he is open to whatever God has in store for him. “It’s not just what I want but what God feels is best for me.”

That desire to discover God’s role for him underscored the purpose of the event organized by the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations. Maduka-Ugwu also reflected the day’s intent even through his sense that “perhaps God might want me to bring his message to the world in a different way” than the priesthood. Read more »

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Schweizer family sticks to lacrosse tradition at St. Mark’s

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WILMINGTON — When it comes to the Schweizer family, there are two constants: St. Mark’s High School and lacrosse.

Rhett, the fifth of six Schweizer siblings and one of two boys, is a junior at the school and a mainstay on the lacrosse team, following in the footsteps of sisters Courtney, Taryn and Haley, and ahead of younger sister Kendra, an eighth-grader at Wilmington Christian School who will be a Spartan next fall. Read more »

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