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Bishop’s Schedule

 

MONDAY, JUNE 19

• Blessing/dedication of “Mary’s Garden,” Ministry of Caring, 115 E. 14th St., Wilmington, 11:30 a.m.

• Confirmation, St. Peter the Apostle and Holy Spirit, at St. Peter the Apostle, New Castle, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22

• Little Sisters of the Poor golf fundraiser, Deerfield Country Club, Newark

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

• Confirmation, Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle, 11 a.m.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

• Confirmation, St. Joseph, Wilmington, 10 a.m.

• 50th anniversary Mass of Ordination, Most Rev. Denis Madden, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore, 4:30 p.m.

MONDAY, JUNE 26

• St. Mark’s High School golf fundraiser, Newark Country Club

TUESDAY, JUNE 27

• Diocesan Finance Council meeting, 1626 N. Union St., Wilmington, noon

JUNE 30-JULY 4

• United States Catholic Conference convocation of Catholic leaders, Orlando, Fla.

SATURDAY, JULY 8

• Mass of Installation for Knights of Columbus officers, St. Joseph, Middletown, noon

SUNDAY, JULY 9

• Confirmation for Hispanic community, Holy Cross, Dover, 1 p.m.

 

Services

July 8, 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.

June 23, 8 a.m.-noon: Our Lady of Fatima pilgrim statue visitation, Our Lady of Fatima Church, New Castle. Mass at 8:30, followed by Rosary, talk on Fatima apparitions, crowing of statue and Rosary. Scapulars will be distributed. All are welcome.

June 25, 3 p.m.: Our Lady Queen of Peace Anniversary Mass, St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. Devotions, confessions, followed by 4 p.m. Mass. Fulfills Sunday Obligation.  More information, Linda Prince, 302-373-3405 or ourladyinblue@gmail.com

July 15, 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.

July 7, 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.

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.

June 25, 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:
June 25, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
July 16, 3 p.m.: Burke Family Anniversary, St. Daniels, People’s Plaza – Rt. 896, Newark
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.

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.

July 10, 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.

June 26-30: High school debate camp, St. Anthony of Padua School, Wilmington. Presented by the Statesman Debate Institute. Students will learn to write speeches, conduct arguments and participate in debates. More information, www.StatesmanDebate.com, or 302-300-9611. 20% discount with code SDI17.

July 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.

July 12, 2 p.m.: Book Club, St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Highway One and Tulip Drive, Lewes. This month’s book: “The Great Divorce,” by C.S. Lewis. The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s revolutionary idea in The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’ The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil. Copies of this book are available in the parish library and on Amazon.com. More information, contact the Religious Education Office, (302) 644-7413.

July 19-23, 78th Annual Tekakwitha Conference, “Loving One Another Through the Spirit of Saint Kateri,” Rapid City, SD. More information, registration, www.tekconf.org, Gail Rando naministry@gmail.com, 352-445-2350 or Sharon Ward wsward2@verizon.net.

 
Retreats

June 30-July 2: Charismatic Retreat, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. Directed by Fr. James Blount, SOLT. Music provided by Mark Griswold and Firehill. More information, 610-644-0400 or www.malvernretreat.com.

July 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Contemplative Dialogue: Unleashing the Transformative Power of Communal Wisdom with Liz Sweeney, SSJ. 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

July 7-9: Women of Grace Retreat featuring Johnnette Benkovic and Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM. Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa.. Theme   will be “Our Lady of Fatima and the Triumph: How the Battle Will be Won”.  More information, 610-644-0400 or www.malvernretreat.com.

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.

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

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. 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

July 13: CYO Golf Outing at Deerfield Golf Club,  507 Thompson Station Rd., Newark. Proceeds benefit youth programs sponsors by the Office for Catholic Youth and Young Adult Ministry. For more information, please email jmcnesby@cdow.org.

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.

 

The Arts

July 15, 8 p.m.: Sinatra 101, featuring Sean Reilly and the Sinatra Centennial  Orchestra under the direction of David Zipse. Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton. More information and tickets, www.PCADE.com.

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

July 3-8: Carnival, Corpus Christi Church, 905 New Road, Wilmington. Grounds open at 6 p.m., food at 5 p.m., bands at 7 p.m. Grounds close at 10 p.m.

July 10-15, 6-10 p.m.: Annual Fair, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Dupont Hwy. (Route 13), Wilmington Manor, New Castle. Rides, games, prizes, food and more. Megapasses $40 (presale); $45 week of fair, available after June 25. More information, olffair.blogspot.com or olffair@verizon.net.

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.

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

June 23, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance Welcome Summer theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Phil Berger Music. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

July 7, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance patriotic theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Joe Staffieri Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance Hawaiian theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by , Johnny Kay’s Rockets. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance End of Summer theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Star Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance, Fall Festival theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Phil Berger Music. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Oct. 22, 7 p.m.: Post Cana Group dance, Halloween theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Joe Staffieri Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Nov. 5, 12:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group lunch/dance, Country Western theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Johnny Kay’s Rockets. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dance, Line Dancing theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Star Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Dec. 3, 1:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dance, Line Dancing theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Johnny Kay’s Rockets. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance, Line Christmas theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Good Times. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Post Cana group, schedule TBA. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

 

Meals

June25, July 9 & 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.

June 27, July 3, 11, 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.

July 9, 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 15, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: BBQ Chicken dinner event, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church.) Platters available. Cash bar. More information, 410-524-7994.

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

June 23 & 30, July 7, 14, 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.

June 27, July 4, 11, 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.

June 22 & 29, July 6, 13, 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

July 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.

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

June 25: Trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., sponsored by Holy Spirit Sodality. $40; $30 returned in slot dollars and $5 food certificate. For more information and reservations, Dorothy, (302) 286-7862 or Eleanor, (302) 328-5379.

July 7-13: Pilgrimage to South Dakota, Rose Bud Indian Reservation and St. Francis Mission. Sponsored by the Diocese of Wilmington Native American Ministry and Journey with the Bear, St. Kateri Circle. More information, Sharon Ward, 302-545-3383.

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. Sponsored by the Young at Heart Group of St. Helena’s Parish, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. $50 per person, in advance (non-refundable), includes transportation (56-person bus with bathroom), tip and festival admission. Depart 9:30 a.m., return to St. Helena’s approximately 6 p.m.  Reservations and checks due by July 10. More information and reservations, Carmela, (302) 584-7892.

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.

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.

 

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