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Halloween at St. E’s helps St. Martin’s Barn

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St. Elizabeth High School seniors kicked off the school’s Thanksgiving food drive for St. Martin’s Barn in Ridgely, Md., by dressing up for Halloween. The cost for St. E seniors to spend the day in costume was a donated canned good or pasta.

Senior Mary Birmingham took the opportunity to dress as the school’s principal, Shirley Bounds.

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St. Francis Hospital’s emergency services are pro-life 24/7

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WILMINGTON – October might be Respect Life Month for the Catholic Church, but for Bruce Egan and the members of the Emergency Medical Services department at St. Francis Hospital, it is something they do every month of the year.

“We believe that each person is a manifestation of human life. Our job is to go out every day and preserve that,” said Egan, chief of EMS at the hospital since July 2010.

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Marian pilgrims stay in the diocese this year

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The Marian pilgrims of the diocese, who have been traveling to Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception every two years, stayed closer to home Oct. 22 by taking a faith journey to New Castle.

There, about 150 people, some of whom had never seen the statue of Our Lady Queen of Peace at Holy Spirit Church before, attended a 1 p.m. holy hour with a talk by Father Leonard Klein, director of Pro-Life Activities and administrator of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and St. Patrick Churches; exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a 4 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Malooly, and a recitation of the rosary at the Queen of Peace statue.

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Bishop awards Medals of Merit

October 26th, 2011 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: , , ,

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Bishop Malooly presented the 2011 Medals of Merit to the following parishioners of the diocese during an Oct. 16 Mass at St. John the Beloved Church in Wilmington.

Carl and Lynne Ewing, St. Dennis, Galena, Md.; William McGowan, Our Lady of Lourdes, Laurel; Kurt Riehl Jr., Our Mother of Sorrows, Centreville, Md,; Charles Gondek, St. Paul, Delaware City; Marianne O’Rourke, Church of the Holy Child, Wilmington; Peg Callahan, Immaculate Conception, Elkton, Md,; Daniel and Stephanie Carducci, Good Shepherd, Port Deposit, Md.; Daniel DiGuglielmo, St. Edmond, Rehoboth Beach;

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“Mighty Macs” actress visits Padua Academy

October 21st, 2011 Posted in Movies, Our Diocese Tags: , , ,

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WILMINGTON – Meghan Sabia’s life has been a whirlwind recently as the Oct. 21 release of “The Mighty Macs” drew near, but the Philadelphia actress – who portrays a member of the Immaculata College national championship team in the film – took some time Wednesday morning to speak to students at Padua Academy in Wilmington.

Sabia said she welcomes the opportunity to speak at schools about the film and her experiences, and the environment at Padua suited her just fine.

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St. Thomas More Academy honors Bishop Saltarelli

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MAGNOLIA – For several years as St. Thomas More Academy struggled to find its footing as the newest Catholic high school in the diocese, and the only one in Delaware south of the canal, Bishop Michael A. Saltarelli stood firmly in the school’s corner. On Oct. 17, the school honored the memory of the late bishop during its Founders Day observances.

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It’s St. Thomas More Academy again

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MAGNOLIA – During a Mass Monday to mark the dedication of the gymnasium at St. Thomas More Preparatory, Father James Lentini took a minute to tell the students, teachers and others in attendance a short story.

In New York City, where he grew up, officials officially changed the name of Sixth Avenue to Avenue of the Americas in the 1940s, but New Yorkers never called it that. To them, it was always Sixth Avenue and remains so to this day.

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Father Daniel J. McCloskey dies

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Father Daniel J. McCloskey, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel in Georgetown and its mission, Mary Mother of Peace in Oak Orchard, from 2000 until his retirement last year, died Oct. 13. He was 62 and had endured various medical issues over the past several years. Read more »

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Vocation groups merge

October 14th, 2011 Posted in Our Diocese

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Groups merge to form Diocesan Vocation Guild

WILMINGTON — The Diocese of Wilmington Mothers’ Guild and the Serra Club In-formation have merged to form the Diocesan Vocations Guild, the organization announced last week.

Linda Mondzelewski, the president of the guild, said the merger made sense for a number of reasons. “Both organizations shared similar missions, both organizations helped each other with projects and events, and there was significant membership overlap.  Our union will make us a much more efficient group.”

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Former NFL and UD star extols Catholic life built on faith and family

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By Mike Lang

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Football has always been an important part of Rich Gannon’s life, from St. Joseph’s Prep in Phil-adelphia to the University of Delaware to 17 seasons in the National Football League.

In fact, when he graduated from Delaware, Gannon held 21 Blue Hens records.

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