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Catholic Youth Ministry keeping young adults connected

March 1st, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese, Youth Tags:

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Enthusiasm always seems to be at the core of the upcoming Catholic Youth Ministry Pilgrimage on March 24, the Saturday of Palm Sunday weekend.
Hundreds of elementary and high school students from Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore process through the streets of Wilmington carrying a Pilgrimage Cross, starting and ending at St. Elizabeth Church. Young people and families come out for the pilgrimage and to express their faith through the streets, encouraging others in the community to see the strength of their faith.
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High school musicals continue with Archmere, Salesianum

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The season for spring musicals has arrived and high schools in the Diocese of Wilmington are in full swing.
We’ve already had two weekends with shows and the high school theater productions continue this weekend as follows:
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Who works 100 years? Sisters of Mercy Laverne King and Rosalie Pronsati

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It was not unusual years ago to find people who were in the same line of work for a long time. People worked 30, 40 years at the same place or doing the same job.
Nowadays, it’s not as common.
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Ursuline Academy set to induct six distinguished alums March 11

February 26th, 2018 Posted in Education and Careers, Our Diocese Tags:

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WILMINGTON – Ursuline Academy will induct six women into its Distinguished Alumnae Hall of Fame during a ceremony March 11 at the school.

According to Ursuline, these graduates have “brought distinction to our school through their talents as demonstrated in their career and/or throughout the community.” The honorees also encourage current students to live the Ursuline motto, “Serviam,” or “I will serve.”

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Superintendent urges ‘Catholic action’ to support schools

February 25th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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The horrific shooting incident that left 17 people dead and others injured in a Florida high school Feb. 14 has caused people to stand up and try to make a difference in a nation that has seen scores of mass shootings including many at schools.

The violent outburst at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., has become all too familiar in the United States and again has drawn cries for help, ranging from tighter gun laws to better mental health assistance.

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Musicals continue with Archmere, Ss. Peter and Paul this weekend

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Padua Academy kicked off high school performances season last week with their rendition of The Addams family.

Photographer Don Blake stopped by to capture some of the more colorful moments and characters for Dialog readers. Click here to view a photo gallery from the Padua performance.

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‘Night to Shine’ is night to remember at St. Christopher’s

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St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in Chester, Md., joined over 540 other churches in all 50 states and in 16 countries to hold the “Night to Shine” prom Feb. 9 for people with special needs. “Night to Shine” is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, and this year more than 90,000 guests attended, supported by more than 175,000 volunteers. St. Christopher’s was one of nine churches in Maryland to participate, and the only Catholic Church on the Delmarva peninsula.
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Bishop Malooly welcomes 162 at Diocese of Wilmington Rite of Election

February 21st, 2018 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

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DOVER – A shoulder injury that ended Elspeth Schalk’s athletic career opened the way for her to join the Catholic faith.

Schalk, 25, can still pitch underhand, as required in softball, but is unable to throw overhand, as is needed after fielding balls or to relay throws. Rather than give up the sport she has participated in all her life, she turned to coaching.

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‘Catholic Forum’ previews sesquicentennial Feb. 25 with Father McQuaide

February 19th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags:

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A preview of the Diocese of Wilmington’s 150th anniversary year with Father Joseph McQuaide can be heard on the Feb. 25 edition of Catholic Forum, the Diocese of Wilmington’s radio program/podcast.

Catholic Forum airs Sunday mornings at 9:05 on WAAI-FM 100.9 in Hurlock, Maryland and at 10:06 on WDEL 1150AM and 101.7FM in Wilmington or wdel.com.

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High schools announce eighth-grade scholarship recipients

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Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Wilmington have begun awarding scholarships to eighth-grade students who have applied to those schools. Names and schools were provided by the high schools. Read more »

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