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Services

Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, 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. The Community welcomes 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. Meets at St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. in October and November and at St. Jude The Apostle Parish, Lewes, from December-March. 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 Oct. 12.

Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m.: Mass and annual “Antorcha Procession” that began in Guadeloupe Mexico and is making its way to Central Park in NYC. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Christiana-Bear Rd., Bear. More information, (302) 322-6430, or www.SetonParish.net.

Dec. 6, 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)

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, 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.

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.

TBA, 4 p.m.: Mass, St. Francis Xavier Shrine, Old Bohemia, 1690 Bohemia Church Road, Warwick, Md. Rectory museum and graveyard will be open; guided tours will be available after the Mass. The church is also available for group retreats and Catholic weddings. For more information or to arrange a guided tour, call Kathy Ursitti at (302) 378-7283.

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.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, St. Jude Church Adoration Chapel, 140 Tulip Drive, Lewes. 4 a.m. Monday to noon Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 pm. Sunday. All are welcome. Those wishing to sign up for specific times, call (302) 703-2419.

Right to Life

Nov. 14, 5 p.m.: Delaware Right to Life Annual Banquet, the Outlook at the Duncan Center, Dover. Featured speaker will be Alex Schadenberg, founder of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, in light of the issue of assisted suicide in Delaware. Tickets $45 for adults, $25 for students. Cash bar cocktail hour at 5 p.m. with buffet dinner and speaker to follow. Free parking available. Reservations online at www.derighttolife.org or send check to DRTL, PO Box 1222, Wilmington, DE  19899-1222. More information, Moira Sheridan, (302) 494-3834.

Vocations

No listings at this time.

Programs

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.

Nov. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Early Childhood Information Session, Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, Childs, Md. Learn more about preschool, kindergarten, and first grade programs. Meet principal and teachers and explore the different classrooms. Learn how to prepare child for kindergarten. Children welcome. RSVP Advancement@MountAviat.org.

Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.: Stop the Bleed course, Saint Francis Hospital, 701 N. Clayton St., Wilmington. This course consists of a classroom presentation, followed by hands-on practice with tourniquets, pressure dressings, and gauze. Free, registration not required.

Nov. 20, Nov. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.: Bariatric Program Information Sessions, APEX Medical Center, 537 Stanton-Christiana Road, Suite 103, Newark. Saint Francis Healthcare’s bariatric program information session is a free, comprehensive seminar to learn if weight-loss surgery is right for you. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet a bariatric surgeon and the program coordinator to answer questions. Call Maryellen Sparks, MSN, at 302-421-4221 to register.

TBA, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, location TBA. 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 to reserve. Reservations are encouraged to ensure enough materials are available.

The Village of St. John, Affordable Senior Housing for 62+ and financial eligibility is now accepting applications. More information, (302) 656-5304 or visit villageofstjohn.org.

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 noon: 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.

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

Nov. 15, 22 & 29, 6:30 p.m.: Retreat for the Spanish-speaking community, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Christiana-Bear Rd., Bear. More information, (302) 322-6430, or www.SetonParish.net.

Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Diocesan Bilingual Retreat for Youths, Immaculate Conception Parish, Marydel. Theme: “You were made for a purpose. – Romans 8:28” Ages 13 and older, $10 donation, includes lunch. Featuring Jose Funes from Charismatic Renewal youth ministry, Tira la Red, singer/author Manuel Sanchez and more. More information, Demetrio Ortega, (303) 545-7792.

Jan. 24-26, 2020: Saint John Neumann Women’s Retreat, “Blessed from Age to Age,” Dunes Manor Hotel, 28th Street in Ocean City. Retreat facilitator will be Sr. Clare A. D’Auria OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Aston, PA, who currently ministers as a staff member at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, Pa.  Cost includes three meals on Saturday, one on Sunday, snacks and materials is $315 for private room, $225 per person for double occupancy, $200 for a triple, $190 for a quad, and $145 for the four meals, materials and not staying overnight. For registration and additional information, Nancy Groves 410-208-2854 or ngroves@stjnrcc.com .

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.

TBA: 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 

Nov. 15, 7-9 p.m.: Wine, Beer and Paint! St. Matthew’s Foley Hall, 807 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington. Benefits parish activities committee. Painting led by Kennett Design. $40 per person, bring own beverage and glass, snacks will be provided. Advance registration required. www.kdpaintparty.com/stmatt19.

Nov. 20, 6 p.m.: Emmanuel Dining Room 40th Anniversary Gala, Dupont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Rd., Wilmington. More information, ministryofcaring.org/special-events/emmanuel-dining-room-40th-anniversary/

Easy as Pie Thanksgiving fundraiser, benefits the Ministry of Caring House of Joseph II, helping those affected by HIV/AIDS. Order by Nov. 22, pickup by Nov. 26. Most pies are $20. More information, delawarehiv.org or (302) 654-5471.

Nov. 23: An Evening with the Oblates, featuring chef and media personality Fr. Leo Patalinghug. Music provided by Midnight Hour. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing; cocktail attire. $150, part of which may serve as charitable gift. More information, Ray Alcaraz, ralcaraz@oblates.org, or (410) 398-3057.

Nov. 25, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.: The New Mix 99.5 WJBR’s Turkeython, Acme Market, Lantana Square, Limestone Rd. and Valley Drive, Hockessin, benefitting the Ministry of Caring.  Shoppers are asked to donate turkeys, gift cards and/or non-perishable food to help the MOC provide Thanksgiving dinner to needy families in Wilmington. More information, www.mix995wjbr.com or call (302)765-1160. 

Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Jingle Bell Brunch, University & Whist Club, 805 North Broom St., Wilmington. Benefits the child care centers of the Ministry of Caring which provide affordable child care for the children of the homeless and working poor. Food, beverages, DJ Smooth, live and silent auction, shopping with local vendors, games, raffles, and much more. Tickets are $75 before November 21, More information and tickets, https://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/voices-of-caring/ or 302-652-1919.

Jubal’s Christmas Gift, a  holiday novella by Dennis Skirvin of Wilmington, is available through Amazon, Angel Crossing in Elsmere, and the Angelus House Art Gallery in Wilmington. 2019 sales to benefit All Saints Catholic School, Elsmere, and St. Peter Cathedral School, Wilmington. Makes an exceptional Christmas  present for friends and family.

Golf Outings

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The Arts

Nov. 16, 1:30 p.m.: “Let’s Pray Two!”, musical presentation featuring renowned composer Philip WJ Stopford, a British composer who is currently director of music at Christ Church in Bronxville, N.Y., St. Helena’s Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Presented by the St. Thomas More Society. All are welcome. Admission is free. More information, (302) 753-5312.

Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.: The Letterman Holiday concert, St. Francis de Sales Parish Center, 533 Riverside Dr., Salisbury, Md. $50 VIP, $40 premier seating, $30 general admission. The parish receives portion of ticket sales if made through www.getswac.org and choosing St. Francis, bringing receipt to show, or by calling (410) 543-2787 and mentioning St. Francis.

Fridays, 5-8:30 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Angelus Art Gallery, 417 W. 5th Street, Wilmington. Featuring “Mary Around the Word,” artwork by Sister Mary Grace Thul, OP; woodblock prints, special fresh-water pearl rosaries from Mizu Design, other local artists, great gifts for all budgets. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. All are welcome. More information, https://theangelushouse.com/

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

Nov. 22-23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, Holy Savior Parish, 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. Many gift shops, food, plus carry-out. All major credit cards accepted. More information, (410) 289-0652.

Nov. 22, 4-8 p.m., Nov. 23, 2-8 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, Good Shepherd Church, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville. Handmade crafts, holiday shopping with more than 20 vendors, bake sale, basket wheel, Santa shop, pictures with Santa, train display, music by the students of GSCS, silent auction and more. Raffle tickets available to win a $500 Amazon gift card or a $250 Amazon gift card. Spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. both nights, adults $9, kids 5-12 $6, 4 years and younger FREE. More information, (410) 642-6265.

Nov. 22, 6-9 p.m.  & Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Shipley & Weldin Roads, Wilmington. Dinner, breakfast and lunch will be served; homemade soups, pulled pork sandwiches, pizza & more. Vendors, artisans, raffles, baked goods, activities for kids. Also, Stockings for Soldiers donations drop off. More information, (302) 764-0357.

Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Rd., Childs, Md. Featuring pictures with Santa, Nevada and 50/50 raffle tickets, children’s bazaar run by 8th grade students, delicious food including cream puffs, as well as baked and homemade goods, silent auction, and more. More information, www.MountAviat.org or (410) 398-2206. 

Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m., Dec. 7 & 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, St. Peter the Apostle Church, 521 Harmony St., New Castle. Featuring White Elephant table, cafe, raffles, Secret Santa and more. Breakfast with Santa on Saturday 9-11 a.m. Spaghetti dinner Sunday noon-6 p.m. More information, 302-328-2335 or https://www.stpeternewcastle.org/parish or facebook.com/St-Peter-the-Apostle-Christmas-Bazaar

Sales

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Dances/Socials

Nov. 16, 5:30-10 p.m.: “Hop” Charity Dance, hosted by the St. Jude Columbiettes, Parish Life Center, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Proceeds benefit the community. Burgers, hot dogs, fries, salad, root beer floats, ice cream sundaes, and homemade cookies will be served. DJ Conrad will provide the music. Tickets are $18, sold after Masses Oct. 26/27 and Nov. 2/3, or by calling (302) 684-3888.

Nov. 24, 12:30-4:30 p.m.: PC Fellowship lunch/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Country western theme. Music by Phil Berger Music. $30 members; $35 guests. 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.

Dec. 6, 7 p.m.-midnight: Christmas Dance Party with the “Geator with the Heator” Jerry Blavat, St. Elizabeth Grant Hall, 800 S. Clayton Street, Wilmington. Proceeds benefit St. Elizabeth Parish. $40 per person, includes dinner, wine, beer & soda. Cash bar available. More information and tickets, Mania, (302) 598-0682 or Roseann, (302) 743-1108.

Dec. 22, 5:30-10 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Christmas theme. Music by Good Times. $30 members; $35 guests. 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

Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, 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.)

Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14,  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.)

Nov. 16, 6 p.m.: St. Ann’s presents A Chinese Dinner, St. Ann’s School Social Hall, N. Union St., Wilmington. Authentic Chinese food and desserts. $20 per adult and $10 per child (10 and under). More information, www.stannwilmington.com. or call the rectory (302) 654-5519.    

Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch, St. Agnes Church Hall, 150 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, Md. Menu: Lasagna (includes vegetarian), salad and dressing, Italian bread, rice pudding. Good will offering accepted; all donations support the St. Vincent DePaul Outreach. More information, (410) 658-4378. For take-out orders call, day of luncheon, (410) 658-9422.

Bingo/Games

Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, 1 p.m.: Couples bridge, Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington. Start play at 1, expect to be done by 4 p.m. More information, (302) 478-4287. (Second Friday of each month)

TBA:  Bingo, Corpus Christi Social Hall 901 New Road, Elsmere. Ample parking, entrance off Kirkwood Hwy. Doors open at noon; games at 1 p.m. $20 for 16 games, additional cards available. 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.

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.

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.

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

Jan. 6-15: Holy Land and Jordan, sponsored by the Ministry of Caring. Travel with Bro. Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap. $3,298 from New York. More information, (302) 652-5523 or www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/holy-land-via-jordan/

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.

Oct. 13-23, 2020: Follow in the Footsteps of St. Paul: Greece and the Greek Isles, hosted by Fr. Paul Williams, OFM. Visit Athens, Corinth, Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Santorini, Delphi, Kalambaka, Thessaloniki; includes 3 day cruise to Greek Isles and Turkey. $3799 from Philadelphia. More information, Loretta Young, (302) 658-4535 or parishsecretary@stjosephfrenchst.org.