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Services

April 5, 8:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.: Communion of Reparation All Night Vigil, St. Hedwig Chapel, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. More information, Janet Aluise, (302) 996-0482. (First Fridays)

TBA, 11 a.m.: Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo (Pillottown), Md. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.; PowerPoint presentation about the history of the church at 10 a.m.; Father McKee will be the celebrant; refreshments after Mass. Items commemorating the chapel’s history will be on sale. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer and Lectio Divina; monthly meeting, Order of Discalced Carmelites, Community of Mary. St. Jude the Apostle, Lewes. Group is open to Catholic lay men and women. All are welcome to join and learn about Carmelite spirituality, contemplative prayer and service. (Second Saturday of the month.) More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505, Cindy Ostrowski, 410-208-3858 or visit   http://carmelife.net/

March 16, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: United in Prayer Day, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr., Wilmington. Sponsored by Delaware Contact Area of Contemplative Outreach. Free will donation, bring bag lunch. More information, Bev Roberts, bkr92649@aol.com.

March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.: Mass of Remembrance for the Recently Deceased, Cathedral Cemetery Queen of the Apostles Crypt Chapel, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. More information, (302) 656-3323.

March 16, 11 a.m.: Mass, St. Patrick’s Day celebration. St. Patrick’s Chapel, 237 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo (Pillottown), Md .  Doors open 10 am. Father McKee will be the celebrant; refreshments served after Mass. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

March 17, 4 p.m.: Mass for Healing Intentions at 4pm on Sunday, March 17. For those in need of anointing, the sacrament of anointing of the sick, will be offered during this Mass. St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. www.sthedwigde.org or call (302)594.1400, ext. 0.

April 11, 7 p.m.: Stations of the cross. St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo. Md. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

May 18, 11 a.m.: St. Kevin’s Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo. Md. Doors open 9:30 a.m. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

June 29, Open house. 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 pm. St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo. Md. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

Sept. 14, 11 a.m.: Chapel Bi-Centennial Mass; St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo. Md. Bishop Malooly celebrating. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

Dec. 7, 11 a.m.: Christmas season holiday Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo. Md. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

Jesus House weekly services: Mondays, 10:30 a.m.: Centering Prayer. Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m. Mass. Third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Healing Mass. Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Evening Centering Prayer.  Thursdays beginning Sept. 6, 11 a.m. Praise and Worship Meeting. 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington. More information, (302) 995-6859 or jesus.house.de@gmail.com.

TBA, 7 p.m.: Mass of the Holy Spirit, Holy Cross Church, 631 S. State St., Dover. Msgr. Dan McGlynn will be the celebrant. More information, Ann, 302-233-3336.

 

Right to Life

March 28: Red carpet premiere of the movie, “Unplanned: The True Story of Abby Johnson” Penn Cinema at the Riverfront, Wilmington. The evening will begin at 5:45 with a cocktail social; the screening will begin at 7 p.m. The film, opening in theaters nationwide on March 29, is the dramatic account of a former Planned Parenthood high achiever, Abby Johnson, their youngest clinic director in the nation, until she walked out after assisting in an abortion. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com or bit.ly/UnplannedWilm. Seating is limited and tickets are first come first serve. More information 12374Columbiettes@gmail.com.

 

Vocations

No listings at this time.

 

Programs

Calix, an association of Catholics who maintain sobriety through a 12 Step program, meets at St. Matthew in Newport and St. Francis de Sales in Salisbury, Md. Go to calixde.org for meeting times and details or call 302-521-9330.

Adorers needed for St. Ann’s Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. The Lord is calling. Are you listening? One hour, once a week.   More information, Chris Eckrich (302) 584-1422 or www.adorationchapel.org

 

Mondays through April 1: Bible Study/Jeff Cavins series, “Matthew: The King and His Kingdom, part 2” St. Ann’s Social Hall, Gilpin and Unions Streets, Wilmington. Registration is required for those who did not attend Part 1 so that we have sufficient materials for all participants. Materials are $30. More information, Pat Walker, pwalker@stannwilmington.com or (302) 654-8405, or Connie Winner Varone , cnwinner@comcast.net  or (302)765-9864.

March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.: Dementia Caregivers Support Group, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Religious Education Building, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers support group, designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. Helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. More information, Kathy Ebner, (302) 644-7300 or Kathy.ebner@stjudelewes.org.

March 21, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, St Christopher Church, 1861 Harbor Dr., Chester, Md.. Presented by Fr. Mark Mealey, OSFS, judicial vicar for the Diocese of Wilmington. The new norms of Pope Francis on the marriage nullity process and implementation of those norms in the diocese Tribunal will be discussed. The nullity process and the various canonical grounds for marriage will be presented. Anyone interested should call the Tribunal office, (302) 295-0630, and leave a voicemail. Reservations are encouraged to ensure enough materials are available.

March 23, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: Catechetical Day, recognizing the directors of religious education and catechists celebrating significant anniversary years. Presentation by Father Christopher Walsh, pastor of St. Raymond of Penafort Church in Philadelphia. Final registration deadline is March 1. Go to www.cdow.org/CatecheticalDay2019 to find out more about the day and how to register.

March 27, 7-8:30 pm. Talk given at Parish of the Resurrection, 3000 Videre Dr, Wilmington, by nationally syndicated Tony Magliano on transforming society’s structures of sin which oppress the poor and vulnerable into structures of justice, love, and peace. More information, Fr. Bill Graney, (302) 368-0146 X 102.

April 10, 2 p.m.: St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club, Religious Education Center, Rte. 1 and Five Points, Lewes. April book: “Pontius Pilate” by Paul Maier. Copies of books are available to borrow from the parish library and are also available through the state library system. The Parish Book Club meets monthly the second Wednesday of every from Jan. -Nov.  More information and a list of the 2018 book titles and discussion dates, contact the Religious Education Office, (302) 644-7413.

 

Retreats

TBA, Nov. 1-3: Marriage Encounter retreat, Rehoboth Beach. More information, www.wwme-delmar.org or Tony and Linda Massino, (302) 220-9833.

TBA: Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. The retreat weekend is a beautiful opportunity for emotional and spiritual healing for any woman or man who has struggled with abortion.  For more info contact Nan Freeman at 302-333-1904 or visit rachelsvineyard.org.

March 8-10: Women’s Retreat: “Learn from Me for I am Meek and Humble of Heart.” Hosted by The Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Joseph Convent, 1872 Munster Rd., Portage, PA. For women age 18 and older. Weekend begins Fri.  6 p.m. with a meal continues through Sun. 1 p.m. with a meal. Suggested donation $65. Register by March 6. More information, Sister Jacinta  sisterjacinta@gmail.com or 814-886-4459. Suggested donation $45.

TBA: Retrouvaille retreat, Family Life Center, Mavern Retreat House, Malvern, PA. Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples who can help a couple re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together, just as they have done in their own marriages.  Retrouvaille can help heal a marriage, as it has for tens of thousands of couples throughout the world. Additional weekends will be held in April and August. More information and to register, www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 1-800-470-2230.  All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

Book discussion, The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity by Matthew Kelly. Saturday mornings March 9, 16, 23 and April 6. Wednesday mornings March 13, 20, 27 and April 3.Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.  Church building, Multi-purpose room,  9:30 am. Contact Terry 764-4693 or tdifonzo@ihm.org

Tuesdays in Lent beginning March 12, 6:30–8:00pm: Lenten Small Group Study Small group studies using DVD messages from the author of “The Purpose Driven Life”.  Each week will focus on a different topic with handouts and discussion. Holy Angels Church (use the San Damiano entrance at the back of Church), 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Attendance at all six sessions is not required. Contact apress@holyangels.net or (302) 731-2219 for more information.

March 8, 22 & April 5, 7 p.m.: Stations of the Cross in English and Polish, St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St. Wilmington. Confessions available after Stations. All are invited after Stations to free soup and bread meal in the parish hall.  www.sthedwigde.org, (302) 594-1400 ext. 0.

March 10, 11, 12 & 13: Parish Mission, St. John the Apostle/St. Bernadette Church, 506 Seabury Ave., Milford. Presented by Fr. Peter Krebs, S.T., Ph.D.,   a priest of a missionary order, Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, and was the Director of the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling, NJ. More information, (302) 422-5123.

After weekend Masses during Lent: Gorzkie Zale Traditional Polish Lenten Service (Ancient Chants) retracing the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ. St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St. Wilmington. In English following the 4 p.m. Saturday Mass and in Polish following the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. www.sthedwigde.org, (302) 594-1400 ext. 0.
March 9, 8:30 a.m.-noon: Lenten Retreat on the Eucharist, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville. Given by Fr. Brian Lewis after 8 a.m. Mass. Includes light breakfast and opportunity for Adoration. More information, Peter Fulweiler, (302) 652-2264.
March 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Lenten Retreat, hosted by the Brother Vincent Columbiettes, St. Polycarp Church, Smyrna. Presenter will be Sister Julia Keegan, OSF. More information and reservations, MaryLois Barnas, (302) 388-3332 or BrotherVincent7517@comcast.net
March 12, 19, 26 & April 2, 12:45 p.m.: Lecture series on The Early Church, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville. Given by Fr. Michael Connolly, OSFS after the 12:05 p.m. Mass. Includes light lunch. More information, Peter Fulweiler, (302) 652-2264.
March 12, 9:00 am -noon: Lenten Retreat, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Weldin & Shipley Roads, Wilmington. “A Lenten Journey — Giving Our Hearts to God,” presented by Sr. Mary Barrar, SSJ. Mass at 9 a.m. followed by continental breakfast and presentation. $10. More information, Pat Seamon, (302) 764-7232 or patseamon@comcast.net
March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 6 p.m.: Ecumenical Lenten Series, various locations in North Wilmington. Each session followed by light Lenten supper. March 13, Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1406 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Presenter  will be Very Rev. Stephen Hutnick. March 20, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Presenter  will be Rev. J. Christopher Pennington.  March 27, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Wilmington. Presenter will be Msgr. Joseph F. Rebman. April 3, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 800 Lea Blvd., Wilmington. Presenter will be Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka. April 10, Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church, 2619 Foulk Road, Wilmington. Presenter will be Rev. Karen Hoff. More information, Fr. Clem Manista, (302) 530-3979.
March 15 & 29 and April 12. Shadow Stations of the Cross performed by the children of the parish. St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St. Wilmington. Confession available after Stations. Following the Stations, all are invited for FREE soup and bread in the parish hall beneath Church. www.sthedwigde.org, (302) 594-1400 ext. 0.

March 22, 7 p.m.: “Sharing the Good News”  Intergenerational Lenten Friday Prayer, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr. Wilmington. Followed by simple pizza supper. More information, 302-368-0146.

March 27, 7-8:30 p.m.: Presentation on transforming society’s structures of sin which oppress the poor and vulnerable into structures of justice, love, and peace, given by syndicated writer Tony Magliano. Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr. Wilmington. All are welcome. 302-368-0146.

March 29, 7 p.m.: Youth Ministry presents Stations of the Cross, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr. Wilmington. More information, 302-368-0146.

April 5, 7 p.m.: Taizé Prayer around the Cross, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr. Wilmington. All are welcome. 302-368-0146.

April 12, 7 p.m.: Stations of the Cross in English and Tamil, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr. Wilmington. All are welcome. 302-368-0146.

April 13, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Easter Babka & Bakery Sale, St. Hedwig Parish hall, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus, Pope John Paul II Council 7608. Plain babka $9 loaf, cheese babka $15, sweet poppy seed loaf $15, box of chrusciki $7. Cheese babka & Sweet Poppy Seed Loaf, abd box of chrusciki $7, must be ordered in advance order by calling Stan at 429-0102.   Leave your name, phone number and how many loaves you would like to order. No need to pre-order regular loaves of babka in advance. Babkas made by Serpes’s Bakery. More information, (302) 594-1400.

April 19, Noon:

Ecumenical Good Friday Cross Walk: The Way of the Cross, beginning at Resurrection Parish at Noon, traveling along Linden Hill Road and then Polly Drummond Hill Road, and ending at Ebenezer Methodist Church at approximately 3 p.m. Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr. Wilmington. All are welcome. 302-368-0146.

FISH FRYS

Fridays during Lent, 5-6:30 p.m.: Fish dinners, St. Jude the Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. More information, (302) 644-7300.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 & 12, 4:30-7 p.m.: Good Shepherd School Hall,Perryville. Varied menu. Eat-in or take out. More information, Don Kern, (410) 272-4764.

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 & 12, 4:30-7 p.m.: Fish dinners, Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Rd, Newark. Adults $10, children 4-12 $5. Takeout available. Menu includes fried or baked cod or pollock, scalloped potatoes, hush puppies, stewed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, rolls, butter; desserts; Iced tea, water, etc. included. Beer, wine and soda available for purchase. More information, Steve Murray 302-547-3931.

March 8, 22 & April 5, 5-7 p.m.: Fish Fry, St. John the Beloved, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington

March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 5-7 p.m.: Lenten dinner, St. Joseph parish hall, Middletown (March 8 at St. Rose of Lima), Varied menu. Takeout available. $12, desserts available for purchase. More information, www.KofC6543.org.

March 15, 29 & April 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Fish Fry sale, St. Paul Church, Wilmington.

March 22, 5-9 p.m.: Fish Fry, Holy Angels Fremont Hall, 82 Possum Park Rd, Newark. Varied menu, includes baked salmon, tamales, and more. More information, (302) 731-2436.

Fridays during Lent, Fish dinners, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Varied menu. More information, (302) 764-0325.

 

Fundraisers

March 9, 4 p.m.: Tricky Tray Basket Auction, St. Bernadette Church, 109 Dixon St., Harrington. Tickets at the door for a $5 donation, or 5 canned goods. Door prizes, raffles, and food available for purchase. More information, Patti, (302) 284-8695.

Through March 17: Quilt raffle, benefits the Friends of St. Patrick’s Chapel. Opportunity to win one of two Rita Leach quilts. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5 and will be sold after all Masses and events at the Chapel. More information, (410) 658-4378 or wpare@zoominternet.net.

March 30, 6-10 p.m.: Viking Casino Night, St. E Center, Wilmington. $50 per person in advance, $70 at the door, includes $25 in gaming chips, food and open bar. Benefits St. Elizabeth School. More information, Steschools.org

March 30, 1-5 p.m.: Rock-A-Thon, benefits the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 185 Salem Church Rd. Newark. Proceeds go toward new wheelchairs for the residents. Music, dancing, face painting, karaoke, door prizes and games, 50/50. Food and refreshments available for sale. More information, (302) 368-5886 or http://www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org/rock-a-thon-2019/

April 3, 5 p.m.: Catholic Charities Annual Tribute Dinner, Chase Center, Wilmington. The Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award will be presented to Major General Francis Vavala, Delaware’s Former Adjutant General. Tickets $195 per person. More information call (302) 655-9624.

April 6, 4-10 p.m.: “A Knight to Remember” gala, benefits Good Shepherd School. Wellwood, Charlestown, Md. $80, includes dinner, open bar, live and silent auction, music and dancing. More information, (410) 642-6265.

April 7, 3 p.m.: Emmanuel Dining Room Spring Auction, The Waterfall, 3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Donations now being accepted. Contac Michelle Modesto, (484) 354-3594, fmaaf5@yahoo.com. Tickets, $125, www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/emmanuel-dining-room-auction/ or 302-652-1919.

April 7, 9:15 a.m.: Mount Aviat 5K and Sister Walk, Mount Aviat Academy, Childs, Md. $20 per person, $50 per family. Pre-registration fee includes T-shirts. Trophies will be awarded. Preceded by 8 a.m. Mass. More information, MountAviat.org or janietrumbull@gmail.com

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

No listings at this time.

 

The Arts

March 17, 3 p.m.: Rehoboth Concert Band, Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth. $20 benefits Cape Henlopen Senior Center. More information, (302) 227-2055.

March 28: Red carpet premiere of the movie, “Unplanned: The True Story of Abby Johnson” Penn Cinema at the Riverfront, Wilmington. The evening will begin at 5:45 with a cocktail social; the screening will begin at 7 p.m. The film, opening in theaters nationwide on March 29, is the dramatic account of a former Planned Parenthood high achiever, Abby Johnson, their youngest clinic director in the nation, until she walked out after assisting in an abortion. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com or bit.ly/UnplannedWilm. Seating is limited and tickets are first come first serve. More information 12374Columbiettes@gmail.com.

TBA, 3 p.m.: “Everyday Holiness,” interactive play on the lives of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. Future locations to be announced. Followed by prayer and refreshment. Free will offering. More information to come.

Local High School musicals:

• The Who’s Tommy, Salesianum March 1-2, 7:30; March 3, 2 p.m.; March 8-9, 7:30 p.m.; March 10, 2 p.m. *Includes some cast members from Ursuline Academy and Padua Academy.

• Little Shop of Horrors, St. Thomas More Academy, March 29, 7:30 p.m.; March 30, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; March 31, 2 p.m.

• All Shook Up, St. Elizabeth’s May 3-4, 7:30 p.m.; May 5, 2:00 p.m.

April 5, 7 p.m. and April 6, 1 p.m.: ‘The Wizard of Oz,” presented by St. Ann’s Church and School, Wilmington. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 children 10 or under. More information, (302) 654-5519.

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

No listings at this time.

 

Sales

April 6, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., April 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Indoor flea market, Holy Spirit Church hall, 14 Halcyon Dr., New Castle. $25 to rent a table in advance $30 day of market. No entry fee. Food available for purchase. More information, Shannan Smith, (302) 669-1510.

 

Dances/Socials

March 16, 6-11 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Party, hosted by the Irish Society of Delmarva. Fraizer’s Restaurant, 9 E. Loockerman Street, Dover. Includes  corned beef and cabbage buffet with a dessert table.  Followed by dancing and sing alongs ; music provided by Affinity Entertainment with Alex Vaughan from 7-11 p.m. Also raffles, door prizes and a free Irish music CD.  $30 per person. More information and t tickets, Robin Engstenberg (302) 674-4834.

March 16, 6-10 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Oldies Dance, Holy Angels Fremont Hall, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. $35 adults ($40 at the door); $15 under age 21, $250 table of 8 ($300 at the door). Featuring traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage, broiled salmon, beer, wine and soda, cash bar. Door prizes. Music by DJ Rockin’ Rodney Oldies. Performance by McAleer School of Irish Dance, More information and tickets, Paul, (302) 540-6658 or Bob (302) 234-2368.

March 16, 6 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, Wilmington. Irish music, Irish dancers, and music by Helixx. Irish-themed buffet, includes beer and wine. Cash bar available. $30. More information, (302) 547-6931.

March 16, 1-6 p.m.: St. Patrick’s After Parade Party, New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., Wilmington. Music by John Kelly. $8 members, $10 non-members, children under 12 free. Food available for purchase, takeout available. No outside food or beverage can be brought in. More information, (302) 354-1356 or www.nccirishsociety.org

March 17, St. Patrick’s Ham and Cabbage lunch/dinner, New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., Wilmington. Adult platters $10, includes coffee or tea and dessert. Platters for children 8 and under are $5 and includes dessert. Take out $10. Corned beef and ham sandwiches also available for purchase. Ceili starts at 2 p.m.; dance presentation by the McAleer School of Irish Dance at 4:30 p.m. More information, (302) 354-1356 or www.nccirishsociety.org

 

Meals

TBA, 8-11:30 a.m.: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet, presented by the Knights of Columbus, Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church). Menu features scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, sausage, bacon, and toast. $10 adults, $6 children 8 and under. More information, (410) 524-7994. (Second and fourth Sundays)

March 10, April 14, May 12, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Second Sunday Breakfast Buffet, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Large assortment of hot foods, baked goods, fresh waffles, omelets, beverages and more. $9 adults, $4 children. Reservations suggested for large tables. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com

March 24, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.: Pancake Breakfast, St. Matthew’s Church Foley Hall, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington. Featuring home baked goods, 50/50, raffle baskets. $5 per person. More information, (302) 633-5850.

TBA, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch, St. Agnes Church Hall, Queen St., Rising Sun, Md. Menu: TBA. Good will offering accepted; all donations support the pantry to help western Cecil County needy. More information, (410) 658-4378. For take-out orders call, day of luncheon, (410) 658-9422.

April 7, May 5, June 2, 8-11:30 p.m.: All you can eat breakfast, Good Shepherd School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Adults $8; Children age 6-12, $5; Age 5 and under free. More information, (410) 658-2691 or 410-642-6265. (First Sunday of every month during the school year.)

March 9, 5-7 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, St. Edmond Church Hall, King Charles Ave. and Hickman St., Rehoboth. Varied Irish menu. Entertainment by Kevin O’Brennan. $20 adults, children under 10 free. Take out available. More information, Rich Duffy, (302) 396-8102.

March 17, Noon-6 p.m.: Bull and Oyster Roast, VFW Post 8185, 520 Susquehanna River Rd., Port Deposit, Md. Benefits Good Shepherd Parish, Catering by Pit Stop Beef. Music by the Roof Rockers. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Door prizes, raffles, games. Menu includes oysters, pit beef and ham, grilled chicken, Maryland crab soup and much more. Cash bar. More information, (410) 642-6534.

 

 

Bingo/Games

(No bingo June, July, August)  March 17, April 28, May 19, 11:30 a.m.: Bingo, Corpus Christi Social Hall 901 New Road, Elsmere. Ample parking, entrance off Kirkwood Hwy. Must be 18; games begin at 1 p.m. Refreshments for sale, cash prizes, pull tab games. More information, (302) 994-2922.

(Fridays): Bingo, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. Over $1,000 in prizes. Refreshments for sale. Doors open at 5 p.m., games at 6:30 p.m. For more information, (410) 524-7994.

(Tuesdays): 7:30: Bingo, Holy Rosary Parish Hall (under the church), 3210 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Door prizes, pull tabs, food and drinks available. Must be 18 to play. For more information, (302) 798-2904.

(Thursdays):  Bingo, St. Helena’s School Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m.. Door prizes, pull tabs, food, drinks, snacks. Must be 18 to play. In inclement weather, listed to WDEL 1150AM or call rectory after 2 p.m. for message. For more information, (302) 764-0325.

March 9, 4 p.m.: Tricky Tray Basket Auction, St. Bernadette Church, 109 Dixon St., Harrington. Tickets at the door for a $5 donation, or 5 canned goods. Door prizes, raffles, and food available for purchase. More information, Patti, (302) 284-8695.

March 9, 5 p.m. Winter Classic Cornhole Tournament, sponsored by St. Ann’s Home & School, 2006 Shallcross Ave., Wilmington. $60 per team, includes 4 drink tickets. Other food and drink available for purchase. Cash prizes. Limited number of teams. All skills welcome; adults only. Two divisions, social and competitive. More information and to register,  https://bit.ly/2C5iGaJ or contact Gary, (302) 363-6946.

March 24, Noon: Michael Kors and Coach Pocketbook Bingo, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Rd., Bear. Doors open at noon, games at 1 p.m. $25 for 20 game packet, $10 for additional 20 game packets. Food and drinks available. 50/50 raffle and more. Proceeds benefit the Seton Council 7990 Knights of Columbus. All tickets sold at the door, no advance sales. Must be 18 or older. More information, Bill at (302) 229-1926 or: blm810@verizon.net

Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, 1 p.m. (note the new time): Couples bridge, Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd., Wilmington. Start play at 1 p.m., done by 4 p.m. Call (302) 478-4287 for details. (Second Friday of each month, hiatus in Summer).

 

Volunteers

Adorers needed for St. Ann’s Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. The Lord is calling. Are you listening? One hour, once a week.   More information, Chris Eckrich (302) 584-1422 or www.adorationchapel.org

St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington seeks Eucharistic Ministers to deliver Holy Communion to patients. Must have certification and documentation from their parish. One or two days a month, 1-2 hours at a time. Must complete volunteer screening process. More information, (302) 421-4104.

Catholic Charities Diaper Bank is in need of volunteers to provide a helping hand to struggling families. Opportunities include office work, data entry, and distribution, Day, evening and weekend hours are available. More information, (302) 654-1184 or DiaperBank@ccwilm.org, or cdow.org/charities.

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a nursing home which serves low-income seniors located at 185 Salem Church Road in Newark, is seeking volunteers. Flexible schedule available: Volunteer once a month, once a week, or more. Help is needed with breakfast, lunch or dinner, driving to medical appointments, kitchen prep work, folding laundry, cleaning the chapel, photography, and more. For information, please contact Sandra Cloutier, director of volunteers, volnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (302) 368-5886, ext. 137.

St. Mary by the Sea Retreat House, Cape May, NJ is seeking volunteers for various one- week programs the 2019 summer staff. New, as well as experienced staffers are welcome., as well as young volunteers 18 years of age and over. All you need is good physical stamina and a willing heart to help others More information,  www.stmarybythesea.org/smbts/ or   contact Sr. Sharon Mc Carthy, SSJ,  609-884-8708 or  smccarthy@ssjphila.org to request a 2019 volunteer form.

 

Donations

Catholic Charities Thrift Center, 1320 E. 23rd St., Wilmington, is always seeking donations of gently-used household goods, including furniture, mattresses and working appliances. More information, (302) 764-2717.

The Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary are holding their Winter Appeal for donations. Offering services through Joseph House Crisis Center, Joseph House Workshop and through food and financial support, the Sisters serve the poor in the Salisbury, Md. area. Send donations to The Joseph House, P.O. Box 1755, Salisbury, MD 21802.

Groups

Polish American Club of Delmarva, meets at the Columbus Hall, behind St Luke’s Church, 100th St & Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. from 2-4 p.m. on second Wednesday of the month. Open to those of Polish or Slavic descent. No meetings in June, July, or August. More information, Helen Sobkowiak, 410-723-2639 or Maryann Lula 410-250-2548.

Is God calling you to a deeper prayer life and relationship with Him?  The Secular Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) may be for you.  We are a Catholic lay order of men and women undertaking to live an evangelical life of fraternity and contemplative prayer, according to the Carmelite Saints.  We meet in NEWARK, DE on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  To learn more, please contact Dan (302-252-8784) or Laurie (410-378-0010).

Members of the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic are men and women who live out their Dominican vocation in the world: Prayer, Study, Community, and Apostolate. We meet from 2pm to 4pm on the second Saturday of every month. If interested, please contact Anthea at apiscarik@gmail or 302-373-3916.

Oct. 13-March 9: Visitor Sessions for persons interested in exploring a vocation to the Secular Order, sponsored by The Community of Mary, members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, Second Saturdays of the month for 6 months at 9 a.m., St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. in Oct. and Nov.; at St. Jude The Apostle Parish, Lewes, Dec.-March.  Roman Catholic lay men and women who, by special vocation, choose to live, in the world, with the spirit and the practice of contemplative prayer and service as it was taught by St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux and lived by following the Rule of Carmel are welcome. Brother Bryan, OCD, from the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C., will be in attendance. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, (302) 645-8505 or Cindy Ostrowski, OCDS, (410) 208-3858 prior to the Oct. 13 meeting.

March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.: Dementia Caregivers Support Group, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Religious Education Building, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers support group, designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. Helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. More information, Kathy Ebner, (302) 644-7300 or Kathy.ebner@stjudelewes.org.

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.: Bereavement support group, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Open to adults coping with loss of a loved one. More information and to register, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

TBA, 9 a.m.: The Community of Mary, Members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, invites new members to monthly meetings in the Religious Education Center at St. Jude The Apostle Church, Lewes. Learn more about the Carmelite Saints and Rule of Carmel. Meetings begin with morning prayer; Brother Bryan from the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C.  will be in attendance. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505, or Diane Householder, (302) 855-1190 or  http://www.carmelife.com/.

The Columbiettes, a nonprofit charitable organization that supports the community and the Knights of Columbus, is welcoming practicing Catholic women with serious convictions to help others who are interested in serving and growing in the faith. More information, 12374columbiettes@gmail.com or (302) 322-2929.

 

Reunions

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Young Adults

Tuesdays: Wilmington Catholic Young Adults (WilCYA) gatherings. WilCYA is a young adult ministry serving the greater Wilmington-Newark Area which strives to connect young adults in their 20’s and 30’s with the Catholic Church through spiritual, social and service events. Each Tuesday, young adults from 15 parishes throughout the Diocese gather together for events such as social nights, Mass & fellowship, Holy Hour/Happy Hour and Catechesis.  They also meet up other times during the month for events such as 5ks, and service projects. More information, http://www.wilcya.com/

 

Trips

April 1: Washington, DC. Cherry Blossom Festival Cruise, sponsored by St. Hedwig Church. Bus leaves Wilmington Riverfront at 8 a.m. & returns 7p.m. Park & board bus in front of Blue Rocks Baseball Stadium. $115 includes coach bus & driver tip, 2-3 hour cruise aboard the all-glass, one story vessel “ODYSSEY,” superb buffet lunch, DJ, music and dancing. Cruise down the Potomac River to see the Cherry Blossoms, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial and other historic landmarks. Drive past the US Capital and more. To print flyer visit www.sthedwigde.org. To reserve a seat call Eileen at 594-1400, ext. 0.

May 1-9, 2019: In The Footsteps of St. Francis & Padre Pio. Visit Umbria, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Compania and Roma country sides; Assisi, Loreto, Siena, San Giovanni Rotonda and Rome. $2,995 p.p.d.o. from Phila. Accommodations in 3 star hotels; 3 nights Assisi, 2 nights San Giovanni Rotonda, 2 nights Rome. Breakfast & dinner daily, 2 lunches. Sightseeing, admissions, and more. English speaking tour manager. More information, Vince Bertone, OSF, (302) 539-2632 or www.grandviewtours.com/vincebertone.

Sept. 16-23, 2019: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Join Msgr. Hopkins and St. Margaret of Scotland parishioners. Visit Jericho, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Church of the Beatitudes and Jerusalem. Extension available for Mt. Nebo, Petra and the Dead Sea. More information, Anita O’Donnell at 302-607-8216 or Chris Linsner at 302-832-1488.

Oct. 15-24: Trip to the Portuguese Riveria with Brother Ronald from the Ministry of Caring. Visit many medieval cities, Estoril, and Fatima. Book before April 14, double occupancy is $3,499; Single occupancy is $3,799. Includes round-trip air from Philadelphia, first-class hotels, 14 meals and a tour director throughout the trip.  It does not include cancellation waiver and insurance of $315 (payable with deposit). For brochure with itinerary and more information, contact Debbe Philips at 302-652-5523. dphilips@ministryofcaring.org

Sept. 5-13, 2020 Pilgrimage to France, Switzerland and Germany to see the Passion Play at Oberammergau with Fr. Mike Gallagher, September 5-13,2020. For details, go to www.gtrpilgrimage.com.