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Bishop Malooly celebrates Christmas morning Mass at Jeanne Jugan

December 25th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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Bishop Malooly of the Diocese of Wilmington celebrated 2017 Christmas morning Mass today in Newark, Delaware.

The bishop offered morning Mass at the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence on Salem Church Road.

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Two words to live by in the Christmas season: Rejoice always

December 22nd, 2017 Posted in Opinion, Our Diocese

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so it’s been said.

You’ve probably heard that refrain more than a few times over the last several weeks. Or has it been more than a month since the inundation of Christmas carols began?

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Ocean City priest displays over 600 Christmas figurines

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – Parishioners at St. Luke Church received an early Christmas gift last weekend: Father Paul Jennings’ massive Nativity display that includes a whole community of miniature figurines at work and play.

Some 600 individual figurines and 20 settings are in the community set up by Father Jennings last week. They spread out on each side and in front of the central Nativity set depicting the scene of Jesus’ birth on the first Christmas. Read more »

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Bishop Malooly Christmas message, Padua chorus focus of ‘Catholic Forum’

December 21st, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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The Christmas edition of “Catholic Forum,” the radio program/podcast produced by the Diocese of Wilmington’s Office of Communications, will feature Bishop Malooly’s Christmas message to the people of Delaware and Maryland’s EasternShore, and Christmas music performed by the Padua Academy Women’s
Chorus under the direction of Ms. Marion Jacobs and accompanied on piano by Ms. Airee Cha.

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Msgr. Michael Szupper, longtime campus minister, dies at 86

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Monsignor Michael F. Szupper, longtime chaplain at the University of Delaware and pastor of the St. Thomas More Oratory, died Dec. 18. He was 86 and celebrated the 60th anniversary of his priesthood earlier this year.

Msgr. Szupper, a native of Northampton, Pa., studied for the priesthood at Pontifical Josephinium High School and Pontifical College Josephinium in Worthington, Ohio.
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St. Vincent de Paul Society receives ‘Beau Biden’ award

December 20th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Diocese of Wilmington is a group of more than 1,000 people who frequently operate below the radar helping some of the most desperate, down-and-out people in our area.

Members don’t look for recognition, but the diocese council was recognized in a big way earlier this month. The group earned the 2017 Beau Biden Outstanding Criminal Justice Program Award.

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St. Mark’s senior Robert Vadnais earns U.S. Air Force nomination

December 20th, 2017 Posted in Our Diocese Tags:

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St. Mark’s High School senior Robert Vadnais received a principal nomination to the United States Air Force Academy from U.S. Sen. Chris Coons. The appointment guarantees the nominee admission, barring extenuating circumstances, according to a statement issued by Coons.

Vadnais volunteers as emergency medical responder at Christiana Volunteer Fire Company and runs cross country and indoor track for St. Marks, where he is currently taking advanced placement chemistry, calculus, U.S. history and honors Spanish. Both his parents served in the military. He said he hopes to major in mechanical engineering and make the USAF his career.

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Bishop Malooly blesses new ultrasound machine

December 17th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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The Knights of Columbus presented a new ultrasound machine to A Door of Hope, a crisis pregnancy center in Wilmington, on Dec. 12. The machine was made possible by the Christopher Council, which serves Holy Rosary and St. Helena parishes, and the Knights Supreme Council. It replaces one donated by the Knights in 2010.

Bishop Malooly was on hand to bless the machine. He said the employees of A Door of Hope were doing work similar to what occurred in biblical times, when Mary spent time with her relative Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist.
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Excitement at St. Mark’s after surprise donation from Hyde family

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All anyone needed was to hear the outburst of excitement at St. Mark’s High School gymnasium to know major news had just come from the dais.

More than 600 students, alumni, parents, faculty and Diocese of Wilmington officials erupted with joy when it was announced Dec. 8 that the school had received a $1.5 million donation from Stephen Hyde and family. Read more »

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Stephen Hyde and family donate $1.5 million to St. Mark’s

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Stephen Hyde sees a bright future for St. Mark’s High School and he wants to help set the course for others to join in his optimism.

“I’m very inspired by the direction St. Mark’s is heading and want to assist in that mission and that progress,” Hyde said.

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