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Diocesan 150th Anniversary Calendar of Events

March 3, 2018: Opening Mass, Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington, 12 p.m.

First Saturday of Each Month, March 2018—March 2019: Historic churches open for tours and worship (No tours Nov. 3 due to Convocation in Ocean City)

April 16-26, 2018: Diocesan 150th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Annecy, Rome & Assisi

Oct. 6, 2018: Annual Marian Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace at Holy Spirit Church, New Castle (All Day)

Oct. 26, 2018: 150th Anniversary keepsake edition of The Dialog

Nov. 3, 2018: Convocation 150, Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City, Md. (All Day)

Dec. 2, 3 p.m.: “Everyday Holiness,” interactive play on the lives of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. IHM Church, Wilmington.

Feb. 2, 2019, noon: Prayer for Religious, Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington

Jan. 5, 2019: Mass in honor of the Feast of Saint John Neumann, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Wilmington (time TBD)

Jan. 24, 2019: Mass in honor of the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis de Sales Church, Salisbury, Md. (time TBD)

Jan. 25, 2019: Evening Prayer for Christian Unity, Holy Cross Church, Dover (time TBD)

March 3, 2019: Closing Mass, St. Elizabeth Church, Wilmington (time TBD)

Due to Convocation 150 at the Ocean City Convention Center, there will be no Diocese of Wilmington 150th Anniversary Historic Church Tours on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Tours of most historic churches will resume on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Services

Dec. 8, 9 a.m.: Mass of Remembrance for the Recently Deceased, All Saints Cemetery, Chapel of the Risen Christ, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. More information, (302) 737-2524.

Dec. 8, 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/

Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 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.

Dec. 1: Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, Conowingo, Md., part of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Wilmington. Chapel opens at 9:30 a.m., tour and presentation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Additional seating available Refreshments will be served after Mass. New book available, “St. Patrick’s Catholic Chapel 1819.” Also opportunity to view items on display which commemorate the chapel’s 200th anniversary; Commemorative Christmas ornaments also for sale. 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

No listings at this time.

 

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.

Ulster Project Delaware is now accepting applications for host families for the summer of 2019. UPD is an organization that promotes peace and leadership in Northern Ireland by bringing 18 Northern Irish teenagers to Delaware for a month every summer. The teens stay with families who have children the same age and gender and participate in a variety of activities including team building, day trips, service projects, parties, discovery sessions and more. For more information and to apply, go to  www.ulsterprojectdelaware.org.

Through Dec. 4, 6:30-8:15 p.m.: ALPHA Program, St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2503 Centerville Rd., Wilmington. Oct. 30, Why and How Do I Pray?; Nov. 5, Why and How Should I Read the Bible?: Nov. 13, How Does God Guide Us?: Nov. 20, How Can I Resist Evil?: Nov. 27, Why and How Should I Tell Others?: Dec. 4, Does God Heal Today? For more information, (302) 633-4900.

Feb. 4, 11, 24, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 [snow date April 8]; 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. (Note: Palm Sunday is April 14 and Easter April 21)

Tuesdays beginning 10/16/18: Get Financially Fit: A Small Group Study Series, San Damiano Center at Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Discover what the Bible says about money, including tips on how to give, save, invest and spend. Five week series; attendance at all 5 is not required. More information and to register, (302) 731-2219 or apress@holyangels.net.)

TBA, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, (location to be announced). Presented by Fr. Mark Mealey, 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.

Dec. 11, 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.

Nov. 19, 26; Dec. 3, 10 17; Jan. 7, 14, 21, 1:30-3 p.m.: Winter Grief Support Series, Nazareth House, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. For those at any stage of struggling with the grieving process. Options to share, address emotional issues, and practical considerations for issues such as holiday. More information and to register, http://www.jesushousecenter.org/grief-counseling/ or (484) 732-8026.

TBA, 2 p.m.: St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club, Religious Education Center, Rte. 1 and Five Points, Lewes. 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

Jan. 25-27: Saint John Neumann Women’s Retreat, Dunes Manor Hotel, 28th Street, Ocean City, Md. Theme is “Many Gifts, One Spirit: Graced and Grateful.” Retreat Facilitator is Sr. Clare A. D’Auria OSF, who currently ministers as a staff member at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, Pa. Cost for the weekend which includes three meals on Saturday, one on Sunday, snacks and materials is $305 for a private room, $215 per person for double occupancy, $190 for a triple, $180 for a quad, and $135 for the four meals, materials and not staying overnight.  For registration and additional information, please contact Nancy Groves 410-208-2854 or ngroves@stjnrcc.com.

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

TBA: Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, Georgetown, DE. More information, Teresa Bolden, (302) 856-4344 or tbolden@sussespregnancy.com.

Dec. 7-9: Catholic Marriage Enrichment Retreat for couples with at least one spouse in military on active duty. Sacred Heart Retreat House, Alhambra, Calif. $50 per couple, include private room and meals. Sponsored by the Archdiocese for Military Services. More information, https://www.milarch.org/ams-marriage-enrichment-retreat/ or 202-719-3600.

TBA: Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for post-abortion healing, Jesus House, Wilmington. More information, Nan Freeman, (302) 333-1904 or rachelsvineyard.org. (Note new phone number)

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

Dec. 5, 7 p.m.: Spartan Alumni Jazz Band Christmas Concert, St. Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Rd., Wilmington. Special guests vocalist Kat Pigliacampi. Free will offering. All are welcome.

Dec. 9, 3 p.m.: Christmas Concert, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville. Presentation of the Oratorio de Noël by Camille Saint-Saëns The Oratorio, which tells of the coming and birth of Christ, opens the annual Christmas Concert, which will also include traditional Christmas carols with audience participation.  The concert will be under the direction of Mary Ellen Schauber.  Soloists will be Ava Borowski, Katherine Christenbury, Andrea Arena, Stephen Ng and Grant Youngblood. All are welcome. More information, (302) 658-7017.

Fundraisers

Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m.: Wine, Beer and Paint, St. Matthew’s Parish, Foley Hall, 807 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington. Bring your own beverage and glass. Portion of proceeds goes to parish. Choice of pumpkin ($45) or snowman  ($40). To register, kdpaintparty.com/StMatt18/. More information, (302) 633-5850.

Through Nov. 16: Easy As Pie Thanksgiving fundraiser. Order by noon, Nov. 16. Pickup Nov. 20, Noon-6 p.m.  Benefits the Ministry of Caring’s House of Joseph II and the Delaware HIV Consortium. Pies and desserts provided by Linvilla Orchards, Just Desserts by Jekeitta, Achenbach Bakery, and Pellman Bakery.  More information and to order, https://delawarehiv.givezooks.com/events/easy-as-pie-2018 or call 302-652-5523.

Nov. 19, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Turkey-Thon 2018, sponsored by 99.5 WJBR. Benefits the Ministry of Caring. Acme Market, 128 Lantana Dr., Hockessin. Shoppers are asked to donate turkeys and other necessary items to help ensure that no family is without a feast on Thanksgiving. Live broadcast; Fun, games and prizes. More information, https://bbgi.com/2018/10/25/beasley-media-group-delawares-new-mix-99-5-presents-turkeython-2018/

Nov. 29,  5:30-8:30 p.m.: Holiday Fashion Show, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, Md. . Tickets include seated dinner by Le Donne Cucina and a glass of wine. Enjoy an evening of fashion, shopping, raffles and holiday fun. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. More information,  410-208-1600 or www.mostblessedsacramentschool.com.

Dec. 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Jingle Bell Brunch, University and Whist Club, Wilmington. Benefits the child care programs of the Ministry of Caring. Tickets https://www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx.

Through Dec. 10: Lights of Love celebration, St Francis Hospital, 701 N. Clayton St., Wilmington. Sponsored by the Junior Board. Donate $5 to have the name of a loved one listed on a scroll in the hospital lobby. Celebration concludes with a noon Mass on Dec. 10 in the 5th floor chapel. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. Send contributions to: Junior Board of St Francis Hospital, Inc.,  PO Box 2764, Wilmington DE 19805. Proceeds benefit Junior Board projects for the hospital.

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

No listings at this time.

 

The Arts

Dec. 2, 3 p.m.: “Everyday Holiness,” interactive play on the lives of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington. Followed by prayer and refreshment. Free will offering. More information and to RSVP, Terry DiFonzo, (302)764-4693. 

Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m.: Christmas program, Good Shepherd School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. School children perform Christmas music. Free admission. More information, 410-642-6265.

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

Nov. 16-17: Christmas Bazaar, Good Shepherd Parish, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 2-8 p.m. Handmade crafts, holiday shopping with 20 vendors bake stand basket wheel, Santa shop, pictures with Santa, train display, silent auction and more. Spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. each night. Adults $9, kids 5-12 $6, under 4 free . Music presented by Good Shepherd students Raffle for iPad and Amazon Echo spot. More information, 410-642-6534.

Nov. 16 & 17 Christmas Bazaar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Shipley & Weldin Roads, Wilmington. Friday, 6-9 p.m. & Saturday 9a.m. -3 p.m. Dinner and Lunch will be served, homemade soups, pulled pork sandwiches, pizza & more.Local vendors & artisans, raffles, baked goods, activities for kids, great shopping. More information, ihmparishsocial@gmail.com

Nov. 16 & 17: Christmas Bazaar, Good Shepherd Parish, 831 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 2-8 p.m. Baked goods, a basket wheel, pictures with Santa, a visit by St. Nicholas, spaghetti supper from 4 to 7 p.m. both evenings, music, raffles and more. More information, call the school, (410) 642-6265.

Nov. 16 & 17: Christmas Bazaar, Holy Savior Church, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. Door open at 10 a.m. More information, (410) -289-0652.

Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p..m.: Christmas Bazaar, Mount Aviat Academy , 399 Childs Rd., Childs, Md. Pictures with Santa, Nevada and 50/50 raffle tickets, a children’s bazaar run by eighth grade students, delicious baked and homemade goods, silent auction, and more. More information, (410) 398-2206 ext. 214.

Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m.: Sweet and Treats holiday celebration, St. Edmond’s Academy, 2120 Veale Road, Wilmington.Organized by the SEA Parents Association. Wear pajamas and enjoy an evening with Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy sweets, treats and friends. Hot cocoa bar, pictures with Santa, face painting, holiday tattoos, crafts, letters to Santa, Saint Edmond’s Train Station and more. $5 per person…children under 2 are free.

Register online, walk-ins always welcome.
https://www.stedmondsacademy.org/santacookies

 

Sales

No listings at this time.

 

Dances/Socials

Nov. 17, 5:30-10 p.m., Charity Sock Hop, sponsored by Msgr. Desmond Columbiettes. St. Jude Parish Life Center, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Food, dancing, music by DJ Conrad, 50-50 raffle, lucky ticket auction. Tickets $18, must be purchased in advance by Nov. 12. More information and tickets, Rita (302) 689-3888 or Joann (302) 645-1261.

Dec. 7, 7-midnight: Christmas Dance Party with the “Geator with the Heator”, Jerry Blavat, St. Elizabeth’s Grant Hall, Cedar & Clayton Sts., Wilmington. $40 per person; must be 21. Includes dinner, wine, beer and soda. Cash bar available. Tickets, Mania,  (302) 598-0682 or Roseann (302) 743-1108.

 

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)

Dec. 9, 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

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.

Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, 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.)

 

 

Bingo/Games

(No bingo June, July, August) Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, 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) 995-6316.

(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.

Dec. 14 (second Friday of each month), 6:30 p.m.: Couples bridge, Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd., Wilmington. Start play at 6:30, done by 9:30.  Party scoring.  Call 302-478-4287 for details.

 

Volunteers

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.

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 Summer 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

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.

Dec. 11, 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

Nov. 17, 5-9 p.m.: 55th Reunion, St. James High School, Alumni Dog House, Eddystone, Pa. More information, Jim Connor, (610) 876-2006, stj63dog@gmail.com

Nov. 24: Corpus Christi High School Class of 1968 50th year reunion. Time and place to be announced. More information,  Gretchen Bradshaw Taylor: taylorg104@netscape.net  (302) 995-1994 or Kathy Jordan Wisniewski: wisnkat.50@yahoo.com

 

Young Adults

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Trips

Nov. 20: Trip to Lancaster for Christmas Show at American Music Theatre, sponsored by St. Hedwig Church. Includes lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord and Gift Shop. $85 per person, includes coach bus with rest room, driver tip, 5 course buffet lunch and show. Leaves from Wilmington Riverfront 9 a.m., arrive back  in Wilmington 7 p,m. More information, Eileen, (302) 594-1400, ext. 0.

Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, sponsored by St. Ann’s, Bethany. Fr. Klevence will be the spiritual leader. Approximate cost is $1,500. More information, Dan Murawinski, (703) 283-5256 or dan.murawinski@gmail.com or Lori Snow, Condor Tours and Travel, 800-783-8847.

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.

May 14-23, 2019, Pilgrimage to the Land of Saints and Scholars with Fr. Mike Gallagher. Visit he Lakes of Killarney, Galway Bay and the Cliffs of Mohar as well as visits to Belfast, Dublin and the Marian Shrine of Knock. For information, www.gtrpilgrimage.com/

July 25-Aug. 3, 2019: An American Celebration of Music in England and Scotland with the Vox Humana Choir from St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. The choir will sing at the Catholic Westminster Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church in Strafford-upon-Avon, and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. Trip includes stops at London, Coventry, York, Edinburgh and Glasgow. $4,080 including airfare. (Land only option for $2,589.) Limited space. More information and brochure, Michael Xavier Lundy, voxhumanade@gmail.com or (302) 766-5136.

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.