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Ursuline overcomes challenge from Pandas, takes 57-49 hoops win

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WILMINGTON – Ursuline Academy has had the better of rival Padua Academy on the basketball court in recent years, but the Raiders know they are always in for a battle when they take on neighboring Pandas. Thursday’s game was no different, as Ursuline held off a spirited challenge from Padua, taking a 57-49 win.

All-state junior guard Adriana Hahn led the Raiders with a quiet 18 points. Ursuline also received key contributions from sophomore Alyssa Irons (nine points), along with junior Courtney Wallace and sophomore Kailyn Kampert, who chipped in with eight each. Read more »

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Salesianum’s Reeder wins 2013 DeLucia Sportsmanship Award

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WILMINGTON – Troy Reeder, a two-way starter for the Salesianum School football team, was named the recipient of the 2013 Michael DeLucia Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to a senior football player from a Delaware Catholic high school. The award, which has been given for 42 years, goes to a player “who has exemplified outstanding performance, attitude and character on and off the field.”

Reeder, a linebacker and running back, was recently named the defensive player of the year by the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association, and he was a first-team all-state selection on both defense and offense. He had 58 unassisted tackles and assisted on 28 others. He collected 3.5 quarterback sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered three fumbles. Read more »

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Salesianum grad scores title-winning soccer goal for Irish

December 16th, 2013 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth Tags: , , , ,

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Andrew O’Malley, a 2010 graduate of Salesianum School, scored for Notre Dame to lead the Fighting Irish to a 2-1 win over Maryland in the NCAA Division I soccer championship match Sunday at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. O’Malley, a senior defender, served as a team captain for Notre Dame.

With the score tied in the 60th minute, O’Malley headed a free kick from teammate Harrison Shipp into the net for his second career goal. The game story is available at espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/10142879/notre-dame-fighting-irish-win-ncaa-men-soccer-title.

It was the first soccer championship for the Irish, who finished the season 17-1-6. The game was a homecoming for O’Malley, who is from West Chester and had a large contingent of family and friends on hand to see Sunday’s win. At Salesianum, he was part of three state championship teams. Individually, O’Malley was a three-time first-team all-state player, two-time player of the year and a two-time national All-American.

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Ss. Peter and Paul’s Emily Granger is national Heisman winner

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Emily Granger, a senior at Ss. Peter and Paul High School in Easton, Md., was named the female 2013 Wendy’s High School Heisman winner at a banquet Dec. 13 in New York City. Granger was one of 12 finalists for the award. Andrew Miner of East Greenwich (R.I.) High School was the boys’ winner.
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Bishop blesses renovated St. Patrick’s

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WILMINGTON —The first Sunday of Advent at St. Patrick Church in Wilmington on Dec. 1 had a touch of Easter rebirth when Bishop Malooly rededicated its brightly renovated sanctuary and nave.

Most of the work was done in October, said Father Leonard Klein, the parish’s administrator.

“It was basically an interior refurbishing,” Father Klein said. Read more »

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Bishop Malooly asks Catholics to take survey on family life

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The Diocese of Wilmington has posted on its website an unprecedented Vatican survey of Catholics that seeks opinions on the church’s pastoral care of families.

In a letter from Bishop Malooly that accompanies the survey, he writes, “Understanding the many challenges faced by families throughout the world, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, is asking Catholics what they think about the “social and spiritual crisis” impacting family life.

The bishop asks for responses to the questionnaire in preparation for next year’s synod of bishops in Rome that will focus on “Pastoral Challenges to the Family.” Read more »

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Hispanics celebrate Christmas Masses and posadas

December 13th, 2013 Posted in Our Diocese, Uncategorized Tags: ,

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“Posada” is the Spanish word for “to take shelter.” Catholics in Latin America celebrate a novena before Christmas of meditations and feasts inviting participants to give shelter to the newborn King in their lives. The Hispanic communities invite the entire community to take the Christ child in its heart in posada celebrations. Don’t be surprised if Joseph and Mary show up seeking shelter. Tamales and a traditional Latin American drink, atole, will be served. All are welcome. Read more »

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St. Jude Parish in Lewes readies its Christmas pageant

December 13th, 2013 Posted in Our Diocese, Uncategorized

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LEWES – The angel Gabriel played with his sword, the littlest angel skipped and scampered anywhere and everywhere, and a few cues were missed during a rehearsal of “Darkness Into Light,” the Christmas pageant at St. Jude the Apostle Church.

Such things are to be expected since almost all the cast members are children, from young elementary age through middle school.

But when the curtain rises for the 10th annual pageant at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, pageant officials expect everything to fall nicely in place, as it has the past nine years. The play will be in the church hall. Read more »

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Student and school news

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Archmere alumni return for holiday concert

CLAYMONT – Archmere Academy will host “Coming Home for Christmas,” a family concert featuring more than 30 alumni Mastersingers returning to perform holiday favorites. The performance, which is hosted by the Friends of the Patio, will feature student instrumentalists.

It is scheduled for Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Patio courtyard on the Claymont campus, located at 3600 Philadelphia Pike. This will open the 2013-14 Helena Springer Green Raskob Concert Series, a fundraising initiative that benefits the restoration of the Patio. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth students commemorate Pearl Harbor with painting

December 11th, 2013 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth Tags: , ,

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WILMINGTON – Two art classes at St. Elizabeth High School recently completed a project with a Pearl Harbor theme, the result of which was a 10-by-20 foot painting in the style of Pablo Picasso. Read more »

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