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Services

July 26: 20 year anniversary, St. Ann’s Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel. More information, eckrich59@gmail.com

Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 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.

Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 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.

Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 8:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.: Communion of Reparation All Night Vigil, St. Hedwig Chapel, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. For more information, call Irene Harach, (302) 738-1285.

Aug. 14/15: Feast of the Assumption, St. Polycarp Church, 55 Ransom Lane, Smyrna. Vigil Mass Monday 5 p.m., Tuesday Masses at 8:30 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. The Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality  invites all to pray the Rosary prior to all Masses. More information, Lorraine, marshalewski@live.com or 302 653 2278.

Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. Mass followed by Perpetual Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. St. Polycarp Church, 55 Ransom Lane, Smyrna. All are welcome. More information,  marshalewski@live.com.

Perpetual Adoration, St. Jude the Apostle Church, 140 Tulip Drive, Lewes. 6 a.m. Monday through 12 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome at all times. Those wishing to sign up for specific times, or visit between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., call (302) 703-2419.

Perpetual Adoration: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington. Adoration Schedule: Sunday 2 p.m. through to Saturday 6 a.m.; Saturday 6 p.m. to Sunday 7 a.m. All are welcome. Those wishing to sign up for a specific hour or visit between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. call (302) 373-3405.

July 30 & Aug. 27, 6 p.m.: Byzantine Liturgy, St. Edmond’s Church, King Charles Avenue and Laurel Street, Rehoboth Beach. Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, celebrant. Fulfills Sunday obligation. More information, (302) 762-5511.

Wilmington Gospel Choir schedule:
July 23, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Aug. 27, 10 a.m.: Liturgy, St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Sept. 17, 10 a.m.: Liturgy, Veterans Hospital, Elsmere
Sept. 24, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Oct. 22, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington (25th Anniversary program)
Nov. 5, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington (Feast of St. Martin de Porres)
Nov. 26, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Dec. 24, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Concert and 7 p.m. Mass, St. Joseph Church French Street, Wilmington
Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Thursday @ Salesianum High School MLK, Jr. Dinner, Mini Concert
Jan. 28, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Liturgy, St, Mary Church, 6th and Pine Wilmington
Feb. 25, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
March 11, 10 a.m.: Liturgy, Veterans Hospital, Elsmere
March 25, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
March 29, Holy Thursday 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church. (Combined Choirs WDGC w/St. Joseph)
March 31, Easter Vigil Liturgy 7 p.m. – St. Joseph Church, (Combined Choirs)
To arrange an appearance by the Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir, contact Choir Director Brenda Burns, wilmdiocesegc@aol.com

TBA, 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer and Lectio Divina with the Carmelite Community of Mary. St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. Morning also includes monthly meeting. Learn more about the Community of Mary, members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites and the Rule of Carmel. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505 or Cindy Ostrowski, 410-208-3858 or http://carmelife.net/

TBA, 4 p.m.: Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1604 Church Rd. (Old Bohemia) Warwick, Md. One of the first Catholic institutions in the country and considered the Mother Church of the Diocese of Wilmington. Mass times are the third week of April, May and September at 4 p.m.; fourth week of October at 4 p.m. and Memorial Day at 10 a.m. Gift shop open before Mass. For a tour and more information, contact Marji Matyniak, (302) 324-4803.

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

Delaware Right to Life seeks volunteers to pray in front of Planned Parenthood in Dover every Weds., Thurs. and Sat. from 9 a.m.-noon. Call Donna for more information, (862) 266-1099. Also needed in front of Planned Parenthood in Wilmington at 625 N. Shipley Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-noon, and in front of Premiere GYN at 1815 W. 13th St. on Tues. from 12:30-2pm and Sat. from 8:30-10 am. More information, call (302) 832-9600 or www.derighttolife.org.

 

Vocations

Come and Seek is a program that offers men interested in finding out more about the priesthood an opportunity to socialize with priests and like-minded men who wish to learn more about vocations. Dates and times of gatherings are subject to change, so call prior to attending or visit the Vocations websitehttp://www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/
• TBA, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Come and Seek gathering, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. More information, Fr. Chris Coffiey, (302) 239-7100 ext. 24, frchris@stmaryoftheassumption.
• TBA, 6:30 p.m.: Southern Come and Seek gathering, St. Francis DeSales Church office complex, 535 Riverside Dr., Salisbury, Md . More information, Fr. Glenn Evers, 410-882-3244, gevers@ssppeaston.org.

Oct. 27-29: “You are God’s Beloved,” weekend of prayer, camaraderie and thanksgiving with the Sisters of Bon Secours,. More information, 410-442-3171, BonSecoursVocations.org or  http://lifeasasister.org/event-details/come-see-vocation-weekend-july-14-16-2017/ 

July 27-29: Quo Vadis retreat, Malvern Retreat House, 315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern, Pa. Event for young men (high school and college age) interested in a vocation to the priesthood. Time of prayer, fraternity, and recreation focused on the life and ministry of the priest. Opportunity to learn more about the priesthood and to understand better God’s calling with other young men who have that same interest or inspiration. Free, but pre-registration required, deadline July 9. More information, www.cdow.org/vocations.

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.

Catholic Youth Ministry is currently holding registration for the 2016 fall sport season for individuals entering fourth through eighth grades in September. Fall sports includes cheerleading, cross country, football, soccer and volleyball. For more information, go to www.cdowcym.org/athletics.

Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.: Evening Reflection Series, Jesus House Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. “Common Threads: God and Therapy, Weaving the Wisdom of God into our Daily Lives” facilitated by Chris Hyde, PhD. More information, (302) 995-6859 or info@jesushousecenter.org.

Aug. 8, 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.

Aug. 9, 2 p.m.: Book Club, St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Highway One and Tulip Drive, Lewes. This month’s book: “A Jesuit Off-Broadway: Behind the Scenes with Faith, Doubt, Forgiveness and More,: by Father James Martin, S.J. Grab a front-row seat to Fr. Martin’s six months with the LAByrinth Theater Company and see first-hand what it’s like to share the faith with a largely secular group of people, and discover, along with Martin, that the sacred and the secular aren’t always that far apart. Copies of this book are available in the parish library and on Amazon.com. More information, contact the Religious Education Office, (302) 644-7413.

 
Retreats

July 28-30: Retreat for pastors, pastoral teams, parish staff, lay leaders, DRE’s and catechists, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. Directed by Casting Nets Ministries. More information, 610-644-0400 or www.malvernretreat.com.

Aug. 4-6: Retreat, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. Presented by Author and evangelist, Gary Zimak. Theme will be “Learning How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.” More information, 610-644-0400 or www.malvernretreat.com.

Aug. 11-13: Retrouvaille marriage retreat, Family Life Center, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. Opportunity for couples to rekindle the loving relationship in their marriages. More information, www.HelpOurMarriage.com or 1-800-470-2230. All inquiries kept in strictest confidence.

Aug. 12, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Six Steps in the Journey of Faith with Tom Ashe. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. $40 per person, includes lunch. More information, (302) 995-6859, jesus.house.de@gmail.com  or www.jesushousecenter.org.

Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Day of Reflection, Art and Spirituality, facilitated by Jane Hanson. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. $40 per person, includes lunch. More information, (302) 995-6859, jesus.house.de@gmail.com  or www.jesushousecenter.org.

Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Native American Retreat Day, “A Retreat with Black Elk,” sponsored by the St. Kateri Circle, Journey with the Bear, Diocese of Wilmington. No cost, donations to the Native Ministry, St. Kateri Circle, are appreciated. Day includes light breakfast and lunch. Register by Sept. 16. More information and to register, Sharon Ward, 302-545-3383 or Gail Rando, at 352-445-2350.

St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House in Cape May, N.J., facilitated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, has a 2017 brochure available for download by going to www.stmarybythesea.org or by calling (609) 884-8708.

 

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

No listings at this time.

 

Fundraisers

Aug, 14, 7 p.m.: 11th Annual Benefit Concert to Fight Human Trafficking, Skyline Methodist Church, 3100 Skyline Dr., Wilmington. Concert features many performers and genres of music. Free will donations benefit Shared Hope International, an organization that works to Prevent trafficking and Rescue and Restore victims. This year donations will also support Zoe Ministries of Delaware.  Yolanda Schlabach of Zoe Ministries DE will speak briefly about the Fight against Human Trafficking here in Delaware. More information, Kate Regan,  302-738-9989.

Through Aug. 25: Ten-Week Raffle, Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Rd., Newark. Drawings are held every Friday with the Grand Prize of $5,000 to be drawn on August 25, 2017.  All proceeds will be used to provide a comfortable environment for our Residents during the hot summer months. More information and tickets, call the Development Office at (302) 368-5886.

Through Sept. 2: Raffle for Chevy Cruz or Kia Soul, St. Luke and St. Andrew Catholic Parish, 9903 Coastal Hwy. at 200th Street, Ocean City, Md. Donated by Jim’s Berlin Chevy, Berlin Jeep & Ram, Holly Kia. Raffle chosen Sept. 2. Tickets are one for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Purchase tickets at 14401 Sinepuxent Ave. or call 410-250-0300.

Sept. 16: Nun Run 5K,  Jeanne Jugan Residence, 185 Salem Church Rd.,  Newark. Benefits projects benefiting residents. Open to walkers and runners of all ages. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; 9 a.m. start. Parking available at Christiana High School. Trophies will be awarded. Post race refreshments, live DJ, goody bags and more. Additional donation of $20 for Nun Run tote bag. More information,  www.NunRun5K.org  or email to race@NunRun5k.org.

Sept. 23, 9 a.m.: Give It Up For Gulu 5k & Doggie Dash, Rockford Park, Wilmington. Benefits St. Catherine of Siena School, Gulu, Uganda. Prizes awarded to top 3 in each age bracket. Consider volunteering, sponsoring, creating a team, donating, More informaiton, www.giveitupforgulu.com or contact Mary, mogispert@gmail.com

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

Aug, 18: Holy Family Parish Golf Tournament, Back Creek Golf Course. 101 Back Creek Dr, Middletown. Format is best ball with a scrambled start at 8 a.m. $500 per foursome, includes a continental breakfast and a hot buffet lunch. Team registrations received by July 18th get a $50 discount. More information, Joe McCann, 302-584-1603.

Sept. 11: Golf Outing, benefits Jesus House, Cavalier Country Club, Newark. More information, (302) 995-6859, jesus.house.de@gmail.com  or www.jesushousecenter.org.

Sept. 18: Golf Outing, organized by St. Elizabeth High School Alumni Association. Rock Manor Golf Course, Wilmington. All proceeds benefit the St. Elizabeth athletics program. More information, www.facebook.com/pg/St.EHighSchool/posts/ or contact Kathleen Houghton ’68 at khoughton@sehs.org.

 

The Arts

Through Aug. 15: Film series, presented by Pacem in Terris, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington. The remaining schedule: July 18, Gandhi; July 25, To Kill a Mockingbird; Aug. 1, Do the Right Thing; Aug. 8, Schindler’s List; Aug. 15, Dead Man Walking. More information, (302) 656-2721.

July 20: 5:30 p.m.: “Joey and Gina’s Italian Comedy Wedding,” Rehoboth Beach Country Club, 221 West Side Drive, Rehoboth Beach. Benefits the Ministry of Caring. $60 per person, includes show, gourmet three course dinner. Cash bar. For more information, http://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/ovation-dinner-theatre/

July 29, 7:30 p.m.: Sommerkonzert!, featuring the Wilmington Children’s Chorus and the Youth Chamber Orchestra of Fulda, Germany. St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Suggested donation $10. More information, www.WilmingtonChildrensChorus.org.

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

July 18-22: Parish Carnival, St. Joseph Church Middletown. Rides, games, nightly entertainment. Special children’s game area. Nightly raffles, food in the air-conditioned Parish Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. Outdoor dining, rides and games begin at 6 p.m. Free admission and parking. More information, 302-378-5800 or www.stjosephmiddletown.com.

July 29, 3-7 p.m.: Annual Bull Roast, St. Dennis Church, Galena, Md. Menu includes: Roast beef , deep fried chicken, corn, tomatoes, potato salad, green beans, beer, iced tea, lemonade; also raffles, silent auction, bake sale and 50/50.  Tickets available before and after each Mass. $22 adults at door, $5 children age 6-12,  free 6 and under. $50 family deal (2 adults and 3 or more children )For advance tickets ($20), call Jim, (717) 575-1235. More information, (410) 648 -5145.

Aug. 3-5, Annual Bazaar, St. Ann’s Parish, Bethany Beach. Three large buildings of shopping: linens, jewelry, Christmas, religious, books, housewares, hand painted items, toys, small appliance, bikes, furniture, gardening, outdoor furniture, tools and more. Food includes sausage subs, barbeque, hot dogs and more. Aug. 3 is Premier Night 4p.m. 8 p.m.; $5 admission, 4-8 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. ot noon. Silent auction runs until noon Aug. 5. Also raffles for a wicker set, and custom quilt. More information, 302-539-6449 or Parishofstannbazaar@gmail.com.

Aug. 2, 9 a.m.: Jousting Tournament and Horse Show, St. Joseph’s Church, 13209 Church La., Cordova, Md. Gate charge $1 per adult. Horse Show begins at 9 a.m., $5 for all participants. Country ham and barbecue chicken dinner at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: Adults, $15; children under 12, $7. Jousting at 1:15 p.m. Rain or shine event. Raffle tickets for sale for homemade quilt (first prize), wooden rocking horse (second prize) , $200 (third prize) and $100 (fourth prize). More information, Mike Boyle, (410) 822-6915.

 

Sales

Weekends: Benincasa Gift Shop, Saturdays, 1-5 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m.-noon: on the grounds of Holy Spirit Church. Religious items and sacramentals as well as religious art, wood cuts, silk screens, cards, books, music and other gift ideas. Also first Communion and confirmation gifts. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Sisters at Caterina Benincasa Dominican Monastery, 6 Church Dr., New Castle, DE (302) 654-1206.

 

Dances/Socials

No listings at this time.

 

Meals

July 23, Aug. 13 & 27, Sept. 10 & 24, 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.

July 18 & 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, , 5-7 p.m.: Crab nights, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church.) Crabs and shrimp need to be ordered 9 a.m.- 1p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays. Platters and other food available without pre-order. Cash bar. More information, 410-524-7994.

Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 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. $8.50 adults, $4 children. Reservations suggested for large tables. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com.

July 29, 3-7 p.m.: Annual Bull Roast, St. Dennis Church, Galena, Md. Menu includes: Roast beef , deep fried chicken, corn, tomatoes, potato salad, green beans, beer, iced tea, lemonade; also raffles, silent auction, bake sale and 50/50.  Tickets available before and after each Mass. $22 adults at door, $5 children age 6-12,  free 6 and under. $50 family deal (2 adults and 3 or more children )For advance tickets ($20), call Jim, (717) 575-1235. More information, (410) 648 -5145.

TBA, 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.)

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.<

 

 

Bingo/Games

July 21, 28, Aug. 4 (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.

July 18 & 25 (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.

July 20 & 27 (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. For more information, (302) 764-0325.

 

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

The Ministry of Caring is looking for furniture donations for people moving from their shelters to permanent housing. Beds, dressers, sofas, chairs and dinette tables are needed. More information on how to donate, contact Priscilla Rakestraw, prakestraw@ministryofcaring.org.

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.

Groups

Aug. 8, 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.

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.

 

Young Adults

Currently being updated.

 

Trips

July 29: Pilgrimage to the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Asbury, NJ, for the 100th Anniversary. Bus leaves from St. John the Beloved, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington at 8 a.m. $30 per person. Day includes Rosary, confessions, conference, Mass, lunch (bring your own or purchase), Eucharistic Adoration, and Benediction. Back to St. John the Beloved by 6:30 p.m. More information and to reserve a seat, Sally Rogers, (302) 563-1490 or Kay Malone (302) 239-2259.

Aug. 1: Shrine Tour, organized by the St. Mary Magdalen Ladies’ Night. Bus leaves St. Mary Magdalen, Fairfax, at 8:30 a.m. Visit St. Katharine Drexel Shrine, for a tour and lunch; Fr. Jasper will say Mass. This may be a last opportunity to visit St. Katharine’s Shrine before it closes for good. Visit and tour St. John Neumann Shrine; Day ends with tour of St. Rita’s Shrine, where confessions will be available. Return approximately 6 p.m. $40 per person, includes driver gratuity. Bring own lunch, snacks will be provided. All are welcome. More information: Momeline9@aol.com, Monica Hill  302.563.5637. Send $40 payable to “Madeline Rice” to: Madeline Rice, 406 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19803.

Aug. 23-Sept. 1: Shades of Ireland Tour, sponsored by the Ministry of Caring. Highlights: Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay. More information, Debbe Philips, dphilips@ministryofcaring.org.

Sept. 9: Bus trip to the Polish Festival at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pa. Cost $35 per person, includes coach bus with bathroom, water and snacks on bus, driver tip, admission to grounds, midway rides, shows, Polish music, dancing & more. Bus leaves Frawley Stadium parking lot at 10 a.m., arrives back 7 p.m. More information and to reserve, Eileen, (302) 594-1400, ext. 0 or sthedwigchurch@ comcast.net.

Sept. 17-26: 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Fatima Tour. Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes and Barcelona. Daily Mass, confessions and spiritual direction. Double occupancy discounted until March 10. More information, Fr. Darcy, 302-981-4719, or email mpdarcy2010@gmail.com.

Oct 15-18: “Highlights of Hudson River Valley” sponsored by Sages of St. Mary of the Assumption, Hockessin. Includes bus, hotel, 9 meals (including lunch at Culinary Institute & Mohonk Mountain House), and tours of Rockefeller Museum, FDR sites, West Point, Brotherhood Winery. $902 double. More information and registration, Sara Barre, (302) 239-2847.

Oct. 16-26: Pilgrimage to Malta and Southern Italy, with Fr. Mike Gallagher. Walk in the footsteps of St. Paul, tour the Isle of Capri, Naples, the Almalfi coast, and visit Pope Francis in Rome. For more information, call Caroline at 1-800-334-5425 or go to www.syversentouring.com/gallagher.

Dec. 4-9: Christmas at the Biltimore House in Asheville, N.C., sponsored by the Ministry of Caring. Trip includes holiday tour of the Biltmore Estate, motorcoach transportation, lodging, 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners, candlelight tour of Biltmore House, winery tour and much more. $750 per person, double occupancy. More information, Annie Halverson, (302) 652-5523.

March 11-22, 2018: Marian Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes, hosted by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Bear. 12 day spiritual adventure across Portugal, Spain and France. For more information or to sign up now, please contact Fr. Roger at 322-6430 ext. 112.

April 16-26: Pilgrimage to Annecy and Rome,  part of the Diocese of Wilmington’s 150th anniversary celebration. $3,325 p.p.d.o. Includes air, 9 nights hotel accommodations, guided sightseeing tours, daily Mass, private after hours tour of the Vatican museum, and much more. Visit Annecy, the birthplace of St. Francis de Sales, Rome and Assisi. For more information, www.cdow.org/anniversary-pilgrimage

 

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