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2019 Publishing Dates: May 24, June 7, June 21, July 5, July 19, Aug. 2, Aug. 16, Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22 (Early deadline), Dec. 6, Dec. 20.

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Services

June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer and Lectio Divina; monthly meeting, Order of Discalced Carmelites, Community of Mary. St. Jude the Apostle, Lewes. Group is open to Catholic lay men and women. All are welcome to join and learn about Carmelite spirituality, contemplative prayer and service. (Second Saturday of the month.) More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505, Cindy Ostrowski, 410-208-3858 or visit   http://carmelife.net/

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.

May 18, 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.

May 18, 11 a.m.: St. Kevin’s Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo. Md. Celebrant will be Rev. John Abrahams,assisted by various members of the Harford County Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Refreshments will be served after Mass. Various items, associated with the chapel’s upcoming 200th anniversary celebration, will also be on display. Doors open 9:30 a.m. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

May 19, 10:30 a.m.: Mass commencing the 150th anniversary of St. Paul Church, 4th and Jackson St., Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will be the celebrant. A fellowship gathering with light refreshments will follow immediately after Mass.  All former and current parishioners, alumni, teachers, staff, priests, deacons, and anyone with a connection to our parish history are invited to take part in the celebration.

May 19, 4:30 p.m.: Annual Memorial Mass for the Archdiocese for Military Services, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Archbishop Broglio will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Confessions available before Mass. Memorial Mass is open to the public. Attire is dress blues for military personnel and business for civilians. The Basilica is air conditioned and handicapped accessible. To register, https://www.milarch.org/memorialmass/

May 27, 10 a.m.: 60th Annual Field Mass, All Saint’s Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. Annual Mass honors all the deceased of the Diocese of Wilmington, especially those who served in the military, heroes who died in the service of our country, and those first-responders who gave their lives in the name of public safety. Newark VFW Post #475 will provide a brief military tribute immediately before the start of Mass. Students from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington will serve as readers and musicians for the Mass. Open to the public and will be held rain-or-shine as protection from the elements will be provided. Limited seating will be available and attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs. More information, cdow.org.

June 7, 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)

June 9, 10:30 a.m.: 50th Anniversary Mass, Resurrection Church, 3000 Videre Drive, Wilmington. Reception following Mass. All former and current parishioners are invited. More information, (302) 368-0146 ext. 0.

June 15, 11 a.m.: Diocesan Mass for Vocations, Cathedral of St. Peter, 500 N. West Street, Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. An opportunity to pray for and support those who are discerning a call to priesthood, consecrated life and the permanent diaconate. All are welcome. More information, www.cdow.org/vocations.

June 29, Open house. 9:30 a.m.–1:30 pm. St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo. Md. Refreshments will be served.  Historical information and materials available. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

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.

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.

Right to Life

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Vocations

June 15, 11 a.m.: Diocesan Mass for Vocations, Cathedral of St. Peter, 500 N. West Street, Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. An opportunity to pray for and support those who are discerning a call to priesthood, consecrated life and the permanent diaconate. All are welcome. 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.

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

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is seeking nominations for the longest married couple in each state and the U.S. Submit the name of the couple, their wedding date and where they currently reside, plus a contact phone or email address of the individual nominating the couple, to:  bkberland@gmail.com, or Bryan and Karen Berland, 530 S. Academy, Guthrie, OK 73044, 405-850-4274.  Nominations can also be submitted at wwme.org.  All entries must be received by May 14, 2019.

Mondays & Wednesdays 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. 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.

May 14, June 11, July 9, 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.

May 31, 9-11 a.m.: Spring Open House, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. All are welcome. For more information, please call (410) 208-1600.

June 12, 2 p.m.: St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club, Religious Education Center, Rte. 1 and Five Points, Lewes. God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary by Andy Ott. 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.

May 18, June 1 & June 22, 6:30-9 p.m.: Date Night with Your Spouse/Fiance, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Includes presentation on marriage topics and dance lessons each evening. $25 for all four weeks. Bring covered dish to share. To register, Sue O’Hanlon, sohanlon@sjbde.org or (302) 423-4356.

May 10, 9-11 a.m.: Pre-K Open House, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, MD. Opportunity to tour and meet teachers. More information, (410) 642-6265.

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. Reservations are encouraged to ensure enough materials are available.

Retreats

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

June 28-30, Oct. 25-27: Come and See Vocation Weekend, Sisters of Bon Secours, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, Md. Single Catholic women are invited to experience the life of the Sisters of Bon Secours and to learn more about religious life. Opportunity to be with sisters as you learn about their life. Meet and share with other women who are exploring religious life as a life option. Weekend offers time for reflection and one-on-one discussions with a sister. Also an optional service opportunity to serve those in need and to work as a team within some of our ministries in West Baltimore that continues through July 2, 2019 for women who are interested. More information and to register, https://lifeasasister.org/event-details/come-and-see-vocation-weekend-5/or call 410-442-3172.

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. Additional weekends will be held in April and August. More information and to register, www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 1-800-470-2230.  All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

No listings at this time.

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.

May 19, 5 p.m.:International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Greek; meal prepared by the Daughters of Penelope and Cosmos Restaurant. Benefits Emmanuel Dining Room. $25 at the door; $23.5o in advance. Soda, $1, beer and wine $2. More information, https://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/may/ or (302) 652-3228.

May 22, 5:30 p.m.: Ministry of Caring Recognition Banquet, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St. Wilmington. This years’ honorees are The Brooks Family, Kenny Family Foundation, Connie & Pete McCarthy, Janet & Jim Mitchell, Marilyn Monahan, Stewart Ramsey. Dinner by Chef Dan Butler. Complimentary valet parking. more information, please contact Priscilla Rakestraw at
prakestraw@ministryofcaring.org or (302) 652-5523 or https://www.ministryofcaring.org/

June 1, 8 a.m.: SJB Carnival Kickoff 5K run/walk. St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown, Rd., Wilmington. Prizes for top performers in various age groups, families welcome; includes T shirts and refreshments. Online registration at https://raceroster.com/events/2019/21100/7th-anual-carnival-kick-off-5k-runwalk, or send registration to St. John the Beloved 5K, reaces2run, P.O. Box 24, Montchanin, DE 19710.

June 1, 8-10 a.m.: Flapjack Fundraiser, Applebee’s, 320 Dove Run Centre Blvd, Middletown. Benefits The Old Bohemia Historical Society whose mission is to restore and maintain St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia) in Warwick, MD. Unlimited breakfast buffet includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. $10 adults, $7 for children age 12 and under. Gift basket raffle will also be held during the event. Breakfast made possible through the generosity of Applebee’s. To purchase tickets, Kathy, (302) 530-9206 or OldBohemiaHS@gmail.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door during the event.

June 5, 6:30 p.m.: Movie presentation: “The Land of High Mountains” the inspiring true story of the premier pediatric hospital in Haiti. Theatre N, 1007 N. Orange Street, Wilmington. Funds from ticket sales go to St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Tickets $30. https://www.nphusa.org/haiti-de. More information, Dr. Edward J Cullen Jr., 302-494-7770.

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.

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

May 20: Jim Keegan Golf Classic & Tennis Tournament, DuPont Country Club, Wilmington. Benefits Ursuline Academy. Golf, round-robin tennis tournament, barbecue buffet dinner, silent auction, raffles. Sponsorships available. More information, https://tinyurl.com/y2jtjy83.

The Arts

May 22, 6 p.m.: Evening of Fine Arts, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Students’ art exhibit and performance. Lite fare provided. More information, (410) 642-6265.

June 5, 6:30 p.m.: Movie presentation, : “The Land of High Mountains” the inspiring true story of the premier pediatric hospital in Haiti. Theatre N, 1007 N. Orange Street, Wilmington. Funds from ticket sales go to St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Tickets $30. https://www.nphusa.org/haiti-de. More information, Dr. Edward J Cullen Jr., 302-494-7770.

June 8: 7 p.m.: 2+One Band, Benedictine Performing Arts Center, St. Elizabeth School, 1500 Cedar St., Wilmington. Free. All are welcome. More information, www.2oneband.com/tour

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

May 27-June 1, 6-10 p.m.: Holy Rosary Carnival – 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Ride all week with a Megapass for $45 ($40 if bought before the carnival, contact the Parish Office).  Family nights are Tuesday and Wednesday–ride for $25 per night.  Great food and live music every night. (302) 798-2904.

June 1, 11:30am-5pm: Food Truck Festival, Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Featuring Polish Connection, Outlandish, La Mixteca Poblana, The Wandering Chef, Deerhead Hot Dogs, Gotta Lotta Gelata, Harvest Ridge Winery, Liquid Alchemy and Valhalla Brewery. Gluten free and vegan food options. Other vendors include Terrariam Therapy, Origami Owl, Usborne Books, baked goods, Lularoe, Hempworx, Paparazzi, and many more! Games, face painting, moon bounce. Ample parking, tent seating, restrooms. Rain or shine. Indoor arrangements for inclement weather. This event is a St. John the Baptist-Holy Angels Parish fundraiser. For more information contact Amy Press at (302) 731-2219 or apress@holyangels.net.

June 2: 12:30-4 p.m.: Spring Fling, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. All are welcome to shop yard sale, vendor and business tables. Fun for kids of all ages; food   available for purchase. Bring a chair to relax and enjoy some community fellowship. Proceeds from tables sales benefit the Home School Association of MBS. To participate as a vendor, contact Angela Short at angela@LiveAtTheShore.com.

June 3-8, Carnival, St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown, Rd., Wilmington.Mon.-Thurs. 6-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 6-11 p.m. Family Night June 4, unlimited rides for $20. Alumni Night June 6, includes food and drink specials. More information, sjbde.org or (302) 994-7867.

June 15, Noon-7 p..m.: Strawberry Festival, Good Shepherd School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Spaghetti dinner 4-7 p..m. Rides, games, swings, bounce house, basket wheel, vendors, raffles, strawberry shortcake, strawberry shakes, beer, hamburgers, fries and more. More information, goodshepherdcecilmd.org/

June 23, 11:30 a.m.: Resurrection Parish 50th Anniversary Picnic, 3000 Videre Drive, Wilmington. Food, fun and community. All former and current parishioners are invited. More information, (302) 368-0146 ext. 0.

July 9-14, 6-10 p.m.: Our Lady of Fatima Carnival, DuPont Hwy., New Castle. $5 per night admission or $15 for the week; over 55 and under age 13 with a paying adult free. Megapasses $45 (includes gate fee). Tuesday and Wednesday are Family Nights, $25 per person to ride all night; gate fee still applies. More information,  Fatima-Annual-Fair Facebook page.

July 10-14: Holy Family Summerfest, 15 Gender Rd., Newark.  Weds.-Fri. 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sat. 1-10:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-9:30 p.m. Carnival rides from Delaware State Fair; live music every night, raffles and more. New this year — Beer Garden. More information, parish@holyfamilynewark.org or 302.368.4665.

List of carnivals:

  • Holy Rosary, May 27-June 1, 6-10 p.m. ., More information, click here.
  • St. John the Beloved, June 3-8, Mon.-Thurs. 6-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 6-11 p.m. More information, visit sjbde.org or call (302) 994-7867.
  • Holy Angels, Food Truck Festival, June 1, 11:30-5 p.m. More information, click here.
  • Holy Family Summerfest, July 10-13
  • Holy Trinity Greek Festival, June 4-8, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. each day. More information, click here.
  • Good Shepherd School, Strawberry Festival, June 15, Noon-7 p.m., More information, click here.
  • St. Anthony’s Italian Festival, June 9-16, 3-10:30 p.m. June 9, 6-10:30 p.m. M-F, 4-10:30 p.m. Sat., 2-8:30 p.m. June 16. More information, click here.
  • Our Lady of Fatima, July 8-13, 6-10 p.m. More information, https://www.facebook.com/Our-Lady-of-Fatima-Annual-Fair-210417758992602/
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, June 10-15, 6-10 p.m. M-F, 5-10 p.m. Sat., More information, http://www.setonfamilycarnival.com/
  • St. Joseph, Middletown, July 16-20, 6-10 p.m. More information, click here.
  • St. Catherine of Siena, Oct. 10-13, hours unavailable

Don’t see your festival listed? Call Kaitlyn at (302) 295-0635.

Sales

June 2: 12:30-4 p.m.: Spring Fling, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. All are welcome to shop yard sale, vendor and business tables. Fun for kids of all ages; food   available for purchase. Bring a chair to relax and enjoy some community fellowship. Proceeds from tables sales benefit the Home School Association of MBS. To participate as a vendor, contact Angela Short at angela@LiveAtTheShore.com.

June 8, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Knights of Columbus annual flea market, St. Jude the Apostle Church parking lot, 152 Tulip Dr., Lewes. Set up at 6 a.m., $15 for one space, $25 for two, $35 for three. Reserve by contacting Dan at (302) 645-5369 or cattsd5@gmail.com

Dances/Socials

May 17, 5:30-10 p.m. Dinner/Dance for PC Fellowship Club (formerly Post Cana, now independent), Talleyville Memorial Hall. Theme: Anniversary. Music by the Joseph Staffieri Band. $45. More information, Elaine (302) 477-0927 or Nancy (302) 479-5109.

Meals

TBA, 8-11:30 a.m.: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet, presented by the Knights of Columbus, Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church). Menu features scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, sausage, bacon, and toast. $10 adults, $6 children 8 and under. More information, (410) 524-7994. (Second and fourth Sundays)

TBA, 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

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.

June 2, 8-11:30 p.m.: All you can eat breakfast, Good Shepherd School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Adults $8; Children age 6-12, $5; Age 5 and under free. More information, (410) 658-2691 or 410-642-6265. (First Sunday of every month during the school year.)

June 22, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Victorian Tea for Life, hosted by Delaware Right to Life, Holy Angels Parish Hall, Newark. Experience an authentic British Tea with tea sandwiches, scones, and dainties, as well as heaps of lovely teas. Gift basket raffles; tour the Memorial Garden of the Unborn. $25 per person, www.derighttolife.org, or by mailing a check to DRTL Education Fund, P.O. Box 1222, Wilmington, DE  19899.  Seating is limited; purchase tickets in advance.

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.

May 10, 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.

St. Mary by the Sea Retreat House, Cape May, NJ is seeking volunteers for various one- week programs the 2019 summer staff. New, as well as experienced staffers are welcome, as well as young volunteers 18 years of age and over. All you need is good physical stamina and a willing heart to help others More information,  www.stmarybythesea.org/smbts/ or   contact Sr. Sharon Mc Carthy, SSJ,  609-884-8708 or  smccarthy@ssjphila.org to request a 2019 volunteer form.

Donations

Catholic Charities Thrift Center, 1320 E. 23rd St., Wilmington, is always seeking donations of gently-used household goods, including furniture, mattresses and working appliances. More information, (302) 764-2717.

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.

May 14, June 11, July 9, 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.

TBA, 9 a.m.: The Community of Mary, Members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, invites new members to monthly meetings in the Religious Education Center at St. Jude The Apostle Church, Lewes. Learn more about the Carmelite Saints and Rule of Carmel. Meetings begin with morning prayer; Brother Bryan from the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C.  will be in attendance. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505, or Diane Householder, (302) 855-1190 or  http://www.carmelife.com/.

The Columbiettes, a nonprofit charitable organization that supports the community and the Knights of Columbus, is welcoming practicing Catholic women with serious convictions to help others who are interested in serving and growing in the faith. More information, 12374columbiettes@gmail.com or (302) 322-2929.

Reunions

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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

May 18: Bus trip to New York, organized by the Ladies Sodality of St. Joseph Church. Many options for the day: Shop, sight-seeing, enjoy a show without the hassle of driving. Tickets $50; includes a continental breakfast, games on the bus, snacks and beverages. More information and to reserve, Denise Scales (302) 368-9881 or brnzgds51@verizon.net
May 18-19: Weekend getaway to Washington, DC, coordinated by Holy Family Parish. Travel by coach bus to the Museum of the Bible and Franciscan Monastery. Trip cost includes overnight accommodations at hotel, all meals, snacks, attraction tickets, fees, taxes, and transportation. Cost based on overnight room occupancy per person at: $300 single, $250 double, $225 Triple, and $200 Quadruple. Registration is located   www.holyfamilynewark.org/adultformation.php  or contact the RE Office at rgarland@holyfamilynewark.org or ljablonski@holyfamilynewark.org. or (302) 368.8976 during business hours.

June 15: Bus trip to the National African American History & Culture Museum in Washington, DC. Organized by The Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary. Adult bus tickets are $45 and students $35.More information and to reserve, Mary Mirabeau (302) 354-2378.

June 27: Trip to the Phillies vs. Mets game, coordinated by Holy Rosary Parish, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Bus leaves parish at 11 a.m.; game is 1 p.m. $62 per person, includes game ticket, bus fare/driver tip. Seats are in section 109. Cash or check made out to Holy Rosary and can be mailed to above address or dropped off at the Parish Office. More information, (302) 798-2904.

June 30: Bus trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., sponsored by Holy Spirit Parish Sodality. Leave church parking lot at 9:30 a.m., return at 5:30 p.m. Cost $35, with $30 in returned slot dollars. More information and to reserve, Dorothy, (302) 286-7862 or Eleanor, (302) 328-5379.

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. 15-24: Trip to the Portuguese Riveria with Brother Ronald from the Ministry of Caring. Visit many medieval cities, Estoril, and Fatima. Book before April 14, double occupancy is $3,499; Single occupancy is $3,799. Includes round-trip air from Philadelphia, first-class hotels, 14 meals and a tour director throughout the trip.  It does not include cancellation waiver and insurance of $315 (payable with deposit). For brochure with itinerary and more information, contact Debbe Philips at 302-652-5523. dphilips@ministryofcaring.org

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.