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Services

Aug. 2, 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)

Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9, 9 a.m.: Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayers and meeting, Community of Mary of the Discalced Secular Carmelite Order, St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. If you have a desire for a more intimate relationship with God through a deeper form of prayer, God may be calling you to the spirituality of Carmel: the spirituality of Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Therese of Lisieux. Brother Bryan, spiritual assistant, 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. (June through Nov., St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md.)

July 22, 6:30 p.m.: Celebrate St. Mary Magdalene’s feast day, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr. Wilmington. Celebration will be held outside, weather permitting. All are welcome. More information, (302) 368-0146, www.resurrectionde.org .

TBA, 4 p.m.: Mass, St. Francis Xavier Shrine, Old Bohemia. Msgr. David Kelley will be the celebrant. Rectory museum and graveyard will be open; guided tours will be available after the Mass. For more information or to schedule a tour, call (302) 545-2127.

July 28 and Aug. 25, 5:30 p.m.: Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, celebrated by Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. In English. St. Jude The Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. More information, (302)762-5511.

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.

Aug. 11, 2 p.m.: Procession through the streets of West Chester celebrating the Feast of the Assumption, St. Agnes Parish, West Chester, Pa. Churches, schools, organizations and individuals are invited to participate in this 100th anniversary celebration of the procession at the parish. Procession will be led by a Philadelphia Mummers band. More information and to register to participate, Barbara Mage, (610) 389-0728 or barbaramange@comcast.net

Aug. 19, Noon-1 p.m.: Public prayer vigil and consecration of the Diocese to Mary’s Immaculate Heart, Shrine of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Holy Spirit Church, New Castle. Bishop Malooly will preside. All are welcome.

Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m.: Sister Kathy Benham, IHM presents “Two Feet of Love in Action: Charity and Social Justice” Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Room 20, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington. More information, Terry, tdifonzo@ihm.org, 302-764-4693.

Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m.: Father Melnick presents “Overview of  the Bible”, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Room 20, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington. More information, Terry, tdifonzo@ihm.org, 302-764-4693.

Aug. 27, 5 p.m.: St. Monica Teardrop Devotional Mass, St. Joseph on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville. Holy Hour and Rosary followed by 6 p.m. Mass to pray for those who have fallen away from the church. More information, 12374columbiettes@gmail.com

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.

Sept. 28, 10 a.m.: Annual Mass of Remembrance, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 32112 Vines Creek Rd., Dagsboro. Bishop Malooly will be the celebrant. Musicians and liturgical ministers from St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Lewes. Mass remembers all who have been laid to rest in the last year. All are welcome. 

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.

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.

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.

Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Day includes tours, prayer, confessions, and Mass celebrated by Bishop Malooly. Watch for updates at cdow.org.

Right to Life

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Vocations

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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

Mon.-Thurs., 4 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m.: Zumba class: Dance your way to a healthy mind and body with Linda and Johanna. St. Ann’s Delaney Hall, 691 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach. Also offered select Tues. at Library and Fri. at Ocean View Cheer Center. More information, (302) 539-0657.

Fridays, 5-9 p.m.: The Angelus Gallery, 417 W. 5th Street, Wilmington. Featuring Saintly Inspirations by Wilmington area artist Martha Ann Szczerba. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. All are welcome.

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.

July 25, 7-9:30 p.m.: Fireworks and Family Fun Night to benefit the Ministry of Caring, Town of Whitehall, 801 Mapleton Ave., Middletown. Free admission, food trucks, kids activities, beer garden, live music. More information, (302) 652-1919 or ministryofcaring.org.

July 30, 9-10 a.m.: Fall prevention and balance screenings, Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth. Presented by Pivot Physical Therapy. More information and to make a reservation, (302) 227-2055.

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.

Sept. 25, 6:45 p.m.: Annulment information night, Church of the Good Shepherd, Perryville. 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.

Oct. 24, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, St. Polycarp, Smyrna. 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.

Retreats

June 20 & 27, July 11 & 18, and Aug. 1:  Retreat, “33 Days to Merciful Love” in preparation for consecration to Divine Mercy. St. Ann’s Church, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. Father Rich Jasper will present talks on text by author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC.  Two Thursday retreat times offered: after the 8 am Mass and 6:30 pm. You do not have to attend all sessions. Cost of text and certificate $19. More information and to register, Connie Winner Varone cnwinner@comcast.net or (302) 765-9864. Leave name, phone number, and email address.

Nov. 1-3: Marriage Encounter retreat, Rehoboth Beach. More information, www.wwme-delmar.org or contact 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.

Aug. 9-11: Retrouvaille retreat, Family Life Center, Malvern 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. Couples learn to build communication skills and rediscover intimacy. Retrouvaille provides help for marriage problems, difficulties or crises. More information, or to register for one of the weekends, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 215-766-3944 or 800-470-2230. All inquiries are strictly confidential.

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

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Fundraisers

First Fridays, 5-9 p.m.: The Angelus Gallery, 417 W. 5th Street, Wilmington. Featuring Saintly Inspirations by Wilmington area artist Martha Ann Szczerba. Silent auction. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

The Society of St. Vincent dePaul conference at Our Lady of Lourdes, in Seaford is holding a Quilt raffle through August 8.  Tickets are $10 each; only 500 tickets are available. All proceeds are for the rebuilding of the Food Pantry. For tickets, SVdP at (302) 536-7170.

$50,000 Summer Drawing, St. Luke Church, 14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City, Md. Only 2,00 tickets will be sold. $50 per donation. Five winners ($10,000 each) will be sold. More information, see the Sunday bulletin or call (410) 250-0300.

Aug. 24: Bishop’s 5K Run/Walk, Glasgow Regional Park, 2275 Pulaski Highway, Newark. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities outreach programs. Totally adaptive event. Bishop Malooly will be at the starting line and finish line. $20 until June 30, $25 July 1-Aug. 22, then $30 until race day. All registered runners/walkers will receive a t-shirt, and be in the running for prizes. Pre-registration at Bishops5K.com. More information, (302) 655-9624.

Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m.: St. Mary Magdalen School Bulldog 5k, 7 Sharpley Rd., Wilmington. Race begins at 6:30 p.m. Funds raised support the SMM Annual Fund.  More information and to register,  www.smmschoolde.com or (302) 656-2745 x 135.

Sept. 8, 12 p.m.: Crab Feast, St. Michael’s Inn, 1228 S. Talbot St., St. Michael’s, Md. $35 per person, includes crabs, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, beer, soda and water. Benefits Ss. Peter and Paul Scholarship Fund. Reserve by Sept. 1. More information, (443) 385-0553 or (410) 886-1072.

Sept. 21: Give it Up for Gulu 5K & Doggie Dash, Rockford Park, Wilmington. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk/run. $25. Free race shirts to the first 200 registrants. Prizes awarded. Benefits St. Catherine of Siena School in Gulu, Uganda. More information, theguluproject18@gmail.com or theguluproject.us/5k-2018.

Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Eleganza 2019, luncheon and fashion show from Sophy Curson of Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. Hotel DuPont, Wilmington. Benefits the Ministry of Caring. More information, www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/eleganza/ or call 302-652-5523.

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

Sept. 23, 11 a.m.: St. Thomas KOC Golf Tournament Hartefeld National, One Hartefeld Drive, Avondale, PA. 9:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. shotgun start. $135 single; 500 per foursome, lunch, dinner, drinks included; sponsorships available. More information, jhaley@ferraralaw.net

Sept. 30: St. John the Beloved Athletic Association Golf Outing, Hartefeld National Golf Club. More information, sjbde.org/ 

Oct. 16, 1 p.m.: St. Luke Parish at the Beach Gold Outing, Bayside Resort Golf Club. More information, (410) 250-0300.

The Arts

Book signings with best-selling Catholic author Michele Chynoweth for the release of her fourth book The Jealous Son. Aug. 2, 5-8 p.m., Pallete and the Page, Elkton, Md.; Aug. 3, 4-6 p.m.: Hockessin Book Shelf, 7179 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin; Aug. 10, 2-4 p.m., Kathy’s Corner, North East, Md.; Aug. 18, Browseabout Books, Rehoboth. Also, Aug. 16-17, workshop presenter, Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference, Lewes Library. More information, michelechynoweth.com or 410-507-7714.

Fridays, 5-9 p.m.: The Angelus Gallery, 417 W. 5th Street, Wilmington. Featuring Saintly Inspirations by Wilmington area artist Martha Ann Szczerba. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. All are welcome.

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

July 16-20, 6 p.m.: St. Joseph Carnival, Middletown. Rides, games, nightly entertainment, children’s game area. Megapasses $45, ride all week. July 16-17 are family nights, $25 per person all rides. New this year, huge gift basket auction. Meals in the air-conditioned hall Tues.-Thurs. 5:30 p.m. Free admission and parking. More information, (302) 378-5800 or www.stjosephmiddletown.com

July 18-20, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.: Red Clay Valley Sommerfest, Greenbank Station, 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington. St. Hedwig Polish Festival collaboration with Wilmington Western Railroad. Includes St. Hedwig Festival favorites, such as Polish food, music and dancing, as well as vintage train rides. More information sthedwigde.org.

July 27, 3-7 p.m.: Bull Roast Festival, St. Dennis Church, 154 N. Main St., Galena, Md. $20 adults in advance; $22 at the door; children 6-12, $5; under age 5, free. $50 family ticket includes parents and up to four children (12 and under). Features all you can eat roast beef, fried chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, green beans. Homemade baked goods for sale. Silent auction, raffle. Beer for sale; iced tea and lemonade included in ticket price. Free parking. More information, (410) 648-5145.

Aug. 1-3: Annual Bazaar, St. Ann, 691 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach. Friday, 9:30 a.m-5 p.m. (premiere night — $5 donation); Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Raffles, more. More information, (302) 539.6449 or stannbb.org.

Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m.: Bull Roast, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, 21500 Rock Hall Ave. Rock Hall, Md., Benefits St. John and Sacred Heart Churches. All you can eat food, music, children’s games and homemade baked goods. Reserve in advance: $16 adults, $7 children ages 7-12. Family package of 2 adults and 2 or more children $40. Children under age 7 free. Day of event $20 adults, $8 children.  More information, sjbullroast.com

Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Car and Craft Show, St. Jude The Apostle Church, Lewes. Seeking crafters to participate. Craft show will take place in the air conditioned Parish Life Center.  Electric available on a first come basis. More information, Frank Walder at tbossone@yahoo.com   or 302-684-1892 for details and an application. Limited spaces are available.

Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, St. Andrew’s Catholic Center. More information to come.

Sales

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Dances/Socials

Aug. 16, 5:30-10 p.m.: PC Fellowship July dinner/dance Talleyville Memorial Hall. Hawaiian theme. Music by the Star Band. $35. PC Fellowship Club (formerly Post Cana) is a social organization open to mature, upright citizens, which offers friendship, support and fun. Activities include an extensive dance schedule, picnics and other social events. More information, Elaine, (302) 477-0927 or Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Meals

Second and fourth Sundays, 8:30-1130 a.m. : All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet, resented by the Knights of Columbus, Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church). $10.More information, (410) 524-7994.

Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m.: Seafood dinner, Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. Steamed crabs and more. Pre-order Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon. Cash bar. More information, (410) 524-7994.

July 27, 3-7 p.m.: Bull Roast Festival, St. Dennis Church, 154 N. Main St., Galena, Md. $20 adults in advance; $22 at the door; children 6-12, $5; under age 5, free. $50 family ticket includes parents and up to four children (12 and under). Features all you can eat roast beef, fried chicken, corn on the cob, potato salad, green beans. Homemade baked goods for sale. Silent auction, raffle. Beer for sale; iced tea and lemonade included in ticket price. Free parking. More information, (410) 648-5145.

July 28, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: International Night, benefits the Emmanuel Dining Room, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Chesapeake. $23.50 in advance; $25 at the door. More information, (302) 652-1919 or ministryofcaring.org.

Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, 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. Reservations for large groups are strongly recommended. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com (Hiatus in July.)

Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m.: Bull Roast, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, 21500 Rock Hall Ave. Rock Hall, Md., Benefits St. John and Sacred Heart Churches. All you can eat food, music, children’s games and homemade baked goods. Reserve in advance: $16 adults, $7 children ages 7-12. Family package of 2 adults and 2 or more children $40. Children under age 7 free. Day of event $20 adults, $8 children.  More information, sjbullroast.com

Aug. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: International Night, benefits the Emmanuel Dining Room, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Buckley’s Tavern. $23.50 in advance; $25 at the door. More information, (302) 652-1919 or ministryofcaring.org.

Sept. 7, 2-6 p.m.: Crabfest, benefits the Ministry of Caring, Blue Diamond Park, 765 Hamburg Rd., New Castle. All you can eat crabs, various cook-out style food, drinks, live music, games, auctions and more. Various sponsorship and ticket options; general admission $50. More information, (302) 652-1919 or ministryofcaring.org.

Sept. 8, 12 p.m.: Crab Feast, St. Michael’s Inn, 1228 S. Talbot St., St. Michael’s, Md. $35 per person, includes crabs, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, beer, soda and water. Benefits Ss. Peter and Paul Scholarship Fund. Reserve by Sept. 1. More information, (443) 385-0553 or (410) 886-1072.

Sept. 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: International Night, benefits the Emmanuel Dining Room, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is India. $23.50 in advance; $25 at the door. More information, (302) 652-1919 or ministryofcaring.org.

Oct. 19, 6-10 p.m.: Crab Feast, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. $45 per person, includes crabs, roast beef, rolls, kielbasa and sauerkraut, coleslaw, potato salad, pretzels, potato chips. Beer, wine & soda, dessert with coffee or tea. DJ playing music. No tickets at the door;  For ticket information and reservations contact Mike Polek, 302 750-0908 or Stmcrabs@gmail.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.

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.)

Bingo/Games

(No bingo June, July, August) 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.

(Fridays): Bingo, Knights of Columbus, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. More information, (410) 524-7994.

TBA, 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

Volunteer pianists needed for Music Therapy at the Veterans Hospital in Elsmere. Pianists will be needed to perform, free of charge, approximately 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday — Friday in the main Lobby of the Veteran’s  Hospital.  Types or genre of music, availability of hours , duration, split shifting are typical questions. Call Jim Coty (302) 994/2511, extension 4545.

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.

Donations

St. Helena’s sewing ministry is in need of pillow cases or fabric for the dresses they create for needy women and children in areas afflicted by poverty or natural disasters. Past recipients have been victims in Haiti and Rwanda. For more information, see the story here http://thedialog.org/uncategorized/st-helenas-group-combines-passion-for-sewing-social-ministry/ or contact Dorothy Medieros at (302) 764-7545.

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

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.

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.

Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9, 9 a.m.: Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayers and meeting, Community of Mary of the Discalced Secular Carmelite Order, St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. If you have a desire for a more intimate relationship with God through a deeper form of prayer, God may be calling you to the spirituality of Carmel: the spirituality of Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Therese of Lisieux. Brother Bryan, spiritual assistant, 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. (June through Nov., St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md.)

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

Sept. 17-20: Historic Berlin and Scenic Southern Poland, hosted by Fr. Tom Flowers of St. Jude Church, Lewes. Visit the Berlin Wall, world’s tallest statue of Christ, Shrine of the Black Madonna, Auschwitz and much more. More information,  stjudelewes.org or (302) 382-0914.

Sept 23-28: Six days/five nights excursion to Savannah, Ga., organized by The Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary. $850. Reserve your seat today with only a $300 deposit. Includes 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners including 1 at Paula Dean’s “The Lady and Sons” Restaurant; tour of historic area of Savannah; visit to Savannah’s waterfront; tour of Jekyll Island, tour of St. Simons island and more. More information and to reserve, Deborah Robinson (302) 494-5709.

Oct. 12: Trip to The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pa. Sponsored by the Diocesan Vocations Guild, accompanied by Fr. Christopher Coffiey. Tour of the Shrine, fifteen minute movie about the Shrine, time on your own to explore the grounds and visit the gift shop, etc. and Mass with Fr. Coffiey. $30 per person for the bus and $15 option for lunch, or brown bag. More information, Mary Gaworski (302) 438-6969 after 3 p.m. or mares7963@aol.com

Oct. 27-Nov. 3: Seven-night Catholic Caribbean Cruise with Fr. Edward Aigner on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas out of Galveston,Tex. Ports of Call include Roatan, Honduras; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico. Prices begin at $1156.00 for two passengers which includes all port fees and taxes. Daily Mass. Deposit of $250 per person reserves cabin. Space is limited. More information or to register, Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or Eileen@CatholicCruisesandTours.com

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.