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Walkout day is time of reflection for Diocese of Wilmington students

March 14th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags:

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Chill swept through with a cold breeze March 14 from Delaware beaches into New Castle County and across the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The message wasn’t lost anywhere.

Bells tolled 17 times at St. Elizabeth school, candles were lighted at St. Thomas More Academy, poetry recited at Ursuline Academy and prayerful recognition was offered throughout the Diocese of Wilmington and the Catholic schools within it. It was part of National School Walkout.

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‘This is my home’ proclaims Father (U.S. citizen) Ochoa

March 13th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese, Vocations Tags:

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Father Carlos Ochoa had double reason to celebrate this week as he turned 40 on March 15, marking his first birthday as an American citizen.
Seventeen days earlier, on Feb. 26, Father Ochoa had taken the oath of citizenship in Philadelphia to become a citizen of the United States.
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Ursuline Academy honors six in school’s Hall of Fame

March 12th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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Ursuline Academy honored six alums who were inducted March 11 into the 2018 Distinguished Alumnae Hall of Fame. The following women were recognized for their accomplishments in their careers, for continuing the tradition of excellence rooted in Ursuline’s motto Serviam, and for their positive impact on the community.

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Wilmington churches invite visitors to spend Holy Thursday

March 12th, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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WILMINGTON — A Catholic tradition is back once again in Wilmington as seven city churches are teaming up for the annual Holy Thursday in the City, a pilgrimage that commemorates the hours Jesus spent in the Garden of Gethsemane.
The evening begins at each church with 7 p.m. Mass on March 29. Each of the churches will then remain open for the pilgrimage. The Blessed Sacrament will be processed to a special place of reposition in preparation for Good Friday services.
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The show must go on — in the dark — at Salesianum

March 9th, 2018 Posted in Entertainment, Featured, Our Diocese Tags: ,

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The Dialog
WILMINGTON – Billy Joel sang about it in “Miami 2017,” in the first line, in fact. “I’ve seen the lights go out on Broadway,” the Piano Man says, but of course, they went right on with the show.

The cast and crew of “Les Mis” at Salesianum School had the same attitude on March 2, opening night for the spring musical, when power was lost just before intermission. After a brief unscheduled period of darkness, the students saw the light, and the show continued.

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Highlights from Diocese of Wilmington’s 150th Anniversary opening Mass

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The kickoff Mass for the Diocese of Wilmington happened last week at Cathedral of St. Peter.

For those who missed it or attendees who would like to see it again, video and audio highlights, including Bishop Malooly’s complete homily can be found above.

The March 3 Mass launching the diocese sesquicentennial was the first of many celebrations planned for the next year.

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Vocations office hosts young men in ‘Pass the Word’ at St. Mary’s

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Anyone considering vocations devotes prayerful reflection to a life in service to the Lord.

Young people especially can find themselves in various stages of thought to vocations.

That’s where “Pass the Word” in the Diocese of Wilmington helps continue the conversation among peers and mentors alike.

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Knights crown winners at Catholic youth chess tournament

March 5th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth Tags:

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A total of 56 registered players representing seven Catholic elementary schools competed March 3 in the Knights of Columbus Catholic Youth Chess Tournament Championship. Results are as follows:

INDIVIDUAL K – 3 SECTION

1. SHRAMAN PRASANTH, HOLY CROSS

2. ALEX GUARINO, ST. JOHN THE BELOVED

3. LOGAN DITEODORO, AQUINAS ACADEMY

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Ss. Peter and Paul production brings ‘Frogs’ to life

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EASTON – When the student cast and stage hands for Ss. Peter and Paul High School’s production of “Frogs” heard of the selection, some were not overly enthused.

They thought it sounded rather Greek. “I said, what is ‘Frogs’? This makes no sense,” freshman Grace Burns recalled.

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Bishop Malooly celebrates Mass to launch Diocese of Wilmington 150th

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A few minutes before noon March 3, church sexton Bill Muzzi began pulling the long tower rope, bells pealing out to Wilmington for the start of an historic milestone.

“We still do it the old-fashioned way,” Muzzi said.

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