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Diocesan 150th Anniversary Calendar of Events

March 3, 2018: Opening Mass, Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington, 12 p.m.

First Saturday of Each Month, March 2018—March 2019: Historic churches open for tours and worship (No tours Nov. 3 due to Convocation in Ocean City)

April 16-26, 2018: Diocesan 150th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Annecy, Rome & Assisi

Oct. 6, 2018: Annual Marian Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace at Holy Spirit Church, New Castle (All Day)

Oct. 26, 2018: 150th Anniversary keepsake edition of The Dialog

Nov. 3, 2018: Convocation 150, Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City, Md. (All Day)

Jan. 4, 2019: Evening Prayer for Religious, Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington (time TBD)

Jan. 5, 2019: Mass in honor of the Feast of Saint John Neumann, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Wilmington (time TBD)

Jan. 24, 2019: Mass in honor of the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis de Sales Church, Salisbury, Md. (time TBD)

Jan. 25, 2019: Evening Prayer for Christian Unity, Holy Cross Church, Dover (time TBD)

March 3, 2019: Closing Mass, St. Elizabeth Church, Wilmington (time TBD)

Due to Convocation 150 at the Ocean City Convention Center, there will be no Diocese of Wilmington 150th Anniversary Historic Church Tours on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Tours of most historic churches will resume on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Oct. 1, 6 p.m.: Red Mass, sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society, St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville. Bishop Malooly will preside. Celebrated for judges, prosecutors, attorneys, law school professors, students and government officials. Complimentary dinner provided by Morris James, LLP will follow in the Church Hall. More information, Sara T. Toner, Esq. (302) 651-7646 or toner@rif.com.

Oct. 3, 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, 11 a.m.: Blue Mass, St. Elizabeth Church, 809 South Broom St., Wilmington. Honors local, county, state, and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency medical, and military personnel who live and work in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Those currently serving, the retired, and their families are invited to attend.

Oct. 6: Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, Conowingo, Md., part of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Wilmington. Chapel opens at 9:30 a.m., tour and presentation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Additional seating available Refreshments will be served after Mass. New book available, “St. Patrick’s Catholic Chapel 1819.” Also opportunity to view items on display which commemorate the chapel’s 200th anniversary; Commemorative Christmas ornaments also for sale. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Annual Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage, Holy Spirit Church, New Castle. Features the unveiling of the commissioned painting of Our Lady of Wilmington by Neilson Carlin. Day also includes Mass, Rosary, confessions, Eucharistic Adoration and vigil Mass at 4 p.m. Contact your parish for more information.

Oct. 7, 10 a.m. Native American Liturgy, St. Joseph Church, 1012 French St., Wilmington. Sponsored by the Native American Ministry, Diocese of Wilmington. Free will donation for luncheon following Mass. More information, (302) 658-4535.

Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 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.

Oct. 13, noon: Public Square Rosary Rally, St. Polycarp Church, 55 Ransom Lane, Smyrna. Coordinated by the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality. All are welcome. More information, Lorraine Marshalewski (302) 653-2278 or marshalewski@live.com

Oct. 13, noon: Public Rosary Rally, Immaculate Conception Parish, 455 Bow St. Elkton Md. One of 23,000 locations throughout the United States all praying the rosary simultaneously. More information, Mary Lagarelli, (410) 382-6659.

Oct. 13, 12 p.m.: Annual Mass of Remembrance, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 32112 Vines Creek Road, Dagsboro. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. Seating and protection from the weather are provided. Brief Military Tribute before Mass. Liturgical Ministers from St. Ann’s, Bethany Beach. All are welcome. More Information, 866-855-3541.

Oct. 13, 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/

Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 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.

Oct. 28, 4 p.m.: Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1699 Bohemia Church Rd., Warwick, Md. One of the first Catholic institutions in the country and considered the Mother Church of the Diocese of Wilmington. Memorial Day celebrant will be Msgr. David Kelley. 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.

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.

Right to Life

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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 website www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/
• Sept. 20, 6 p.m.: Northern Come and Seek gathering, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin.(Dec. 12 is Christmas party.) More information, Fr. Chris Coffiey, (302) 999-0211, FrCoffiey@sjbde.org.
• Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.: Southern Come and Seek gathering, St. John the Apostle Church, 506 Seabury Ave., Milford. More information, Fr. John Solomon, 302-227-4450 or fatherjohnsolomon@stedmond.org.

Oct. 5-7: Retreat with the Sisters of Bon Secours to learn more about religious life, Sisters of Bon Secours, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, Md. 21104  (Near Baltimore). Fri. 5 p.m., departure Sun. 1 p.m. Find out more about and meet other women who are considering religious life. Time for reflection, and individual discussions with Sisters of Bon Secours. More information, Sr. Pat Dowling, CBS, Vocation Director 410-442-3172 CBSVocations@bshsi.org or lifeasasister.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.

St. Ann’s Wilmington Bible Study will continue with Part 2 of the Jeff Cavins series, Matthew: The King and His Kingdom, on Mondays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, and in the spring on Feb. 4, 11, 24, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 (snow date April 8) (note: Palm Sunday is April 14 and Easter April 21) 6:30 p.m. in St. Ann’s Social Hall. If you are interested in the Bible series Matthew and did not attend Part 1, please contact Pat Walker at pwalker@stannwilmington.com or 302-654-8405, or Connie Winner Varone at cnwinner@comcast.net or 302-765-9864. Registration is required for those who did not attend Part 1 so that we have sufficient materials for all participants. Materials are $30.

Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m.: Four part series on The Mass, St. Ann’s Church, Gilpin Ave. and Union St., Wilmington. Presented by Fr. Richard Jasper. Continues on Monday evenings Sept. 24, Oct. 1 & 15. Attend one or all sessions. More information, (302) 654-5519.

Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear-Christina Road, Bear. Presented by Fr. Mark Mealey, 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.

Sept. 25, 11 a.m.: Meet and greet for interested new members hosted by the Junior Board of St. Francis Hospital. Meet in the hospital lobby for presentation, luncheon to follow.  Parking available in the hospital garage. Volunteers support the hospital’s mission and work in the gift shop and patient service areas. RSVP to Vice President, Regina Abbott at (302) 463-5211.

Sept. 26, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, St. John-Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Presented by Fr. Mark Mealey, 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.

Sept. 28-29: Charismatic Faith on Fire conference, St. Jude, Lewes. Starts Friday at 7 p.m. with adoration, praise and procession. Saturday’s schedule includes talks by Kathleen McCarthy and Fr. Bernie Ezaki. $25; Free for clergy, religious, seminarians or children under 12. Box lunch available for $10. More information, Bernadette Baker, wilmcathcr@gmail.com or (302) 562-2172.

Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.: Presentation on domestic violence given by Aja Webb, transitional counselor from Child, Inc. St. Helena’s Parish Masci Hall, 210 Bellefonte Ave., Wilmington. Learn about what domestic violence is, how to keep safe, and available community resources. Sponsored by Parish Social Ministry. More information, (302) 764-0325 ext. 104.

Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.: “Is Uncle Sam Managing Your Assets?” presentation on financial planning, Holy Angels Church San Damiano Center, Newark. Register in advance (302) 731-2200 or phyllis510@comcast.net.

Oct. 2-Dec.4: ALPHA program for people seeking answers, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 2503 Centerville Rd., Wilmington. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. More information, (302) 633-4900.

Oct. 6, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.: Maryland Catholic Women’s Conference, Sisters of the Divine Providence, 701 Gun Road, Baltimore, Md. $45 includes coffee bar and pastries, hot lunch and afternoon snack. Theme: “Fearless.” Featuring Ralph Martin of Renewal Ministries, Kathleen Beckman of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests. Registration required. More information, Jeanne, 443-324-8487 or marylandcatholicwomen@gmail.com.

Oct. 7, noon-7:30 p.m.: Catholic Tent Revival, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. Speakers include Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Jesse Romero, Johnnette Benkovic, Fr. James Blount and music by award-winning Marty Rotella and Nashville recording artist Teresa Peterson.  Mass will be celebrated, confessions will be heard in the field and the Rosary will be prayed in union with the National Rosary Crusade. A children’s program will be offered by the nationally recognized DONUTMAN.  The event is bi-lingual; food will be sold on the property. Free, but please register in advance at www.malvernretreat.com .

Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 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.

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.

Registration for CYM fall sports is now open for children grades 3-8. Sign up at www.cdowcym.org. Boys interested in football should register whether their parishes have teams or not; a team will be found for each player. More information, Matt Carucci,  (302) 220.4794.

The Diamond State Chorus is seeking new members for the 2018 Fall Guest Program. Women ages 18 and older who love to sing are invited. Tuesday night rehearsals beginning Sept. 18, practicing for Nov. 10 Veterans Day show. More information, www.DiamondStateChorus.org



Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m. or Sept. 19, 10-11 a.m.: What is Spiritual Direction? Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Learn more about this ministry of the Christian community. More information and to register, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

Sept. 25: Bible Study: Acts of the Apostles. Morning and evening sessions available. Video presentation by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer; classes led by Deacon Dennis Wuebbels. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. More information and to register, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

Sept. 28-29: Charismatic “Faith on Fire”  Conference, St. Jude Parish, Rte. 1, Lewes. Begins with 7 p.m. adoration and  praise on Friday  with Eucharistic procession. Music by SpiritFire. Sat. 9 a.m. praise, two talks by Kathleen McCarthy, host of “In His Sign” Catholic radio network. Confessions – 4 p.m., Mass celebrated by Fr. Bernie Ezaki, a priest serving in Easton, Pa. Registration $25; no charge for clergy, religious, seminarians, or children under 12. Box lunch available for $10.  For info, contact Bernadette Baker at wilmcathcr@gmail.com or 302 562-2172

Oct. 3: Book Group “Ageless Soul, The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy,” by Thomas Moore. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. More information and to register, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

Oct 24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Day of Reflection, “Saintly Solutions: Living with Monotony and Difficult People,’ facilitated by Fr. Nicholas Amato. $40, includes lunch. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. More information and to register, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

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

Nov. 2-4: Marriage Encounter retreat, Rehoboth Beach. More information, www.wwme-delmar.org or Tony and Linda Massino, (302) 220-9833.

TBA: Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for post-abortion healing, Jesus House, Wilmington. More information, Nan Freeman, (302) 333-1904 or rachelsvineyard.org. (Note new phone number)

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

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Sept. 22, 9 a.m.: Give It Up For Gulu 5K & Doggie Dash, benefits St. Catherine of Siena School, Gulu, Uganda. Rockford Park, Wilmington. Prizes awarded in each age bracket. Volunteers and sponsors needed, www.theguluproject.us or email mogispert@gmail.com.

Sept. 26, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Eleganza 2018, luncheon and fashion show presented by Kirna Zabete/Beth Buccini, Hotel Dupont, Wilmington. Benefits the Ministry of Caring. More information,https://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/eleganza/   Sponsorship opportunities available, contact Priscilla Rakestraw, prakestraw@ministryofcaring.org or (302) 652-5523. To purchase tickets, www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx.

Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30  p.m.: Beer and Wine Tasting Charity Fundraiser, benefits the Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s, Franks Wine, 1206 N. Union St. Wilmington. More information and to purchase tickets,  stpaulscounseling.org/donations/, or (302) 576-4136.

Oct. 13-14: Coats for Kids Drive, Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark. Sat. 4:30-6:15 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Collecting new and gently used coats to be sent to the Ministry of Caring for those in need. Cash donations also accepted at the Church office. More information, Steve Murray, DelawareMur@gmail.com 302-547-3931.

Oct. 20, 4 p.m.: Ursuline Academy Raider Run 5K, Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Rd., Wilmington. $20, all participants receive t-shirt. Benefits Ursuline’s tuition assistance program. More information, https://runsignup.com/Race/DE/Wilmington/UrsulineAcademyRaiderRun5K

Nov. 9, 6-10 p.m.:  125th Anniversary Gala, DuPont County Club, 1001 Rockland Rd, Wilmington. Parents, family, friends, alumnae, and supporters of the Ursuline community are invited. Sponsorship opportunities available. Food, auctions, raffles, dancing, preview of uniform exhibit. Cocktail attire recommended. Reserve by Oct. 19th to avoid processing fees. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ursuline-academy-125th-anniversary-gala-tickets-48850660641

Nov. 10, 10 a.m.: Bishop’s 5K RunWalk, Glasgow Park, 2275 Pulaski Hwy. Newark. Benefits Catholic Charities. $20 in advance, $25 day of race, plus $2.50 event fee. Sponsorships available. More information and to register, Bishops5k.com


Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m.: Pars for Stars golf outing, benefits Serviam Girls Academy, Fieldstone Golf Club, Greenville. Sponsorships also available. Shotgun start/scramble format 11:30 a.m. Includes cocktail dinner buffet, hole in one and the prizes. More information and to register, www.serviamgirlsacademy.org/Events/Pars-For-Stars or (302) 651-9700.

Oct. 15: St. Thomas the Apostle Knights of Columbus Golf Outing and Silent Auction, Hartefeld National golf club, Avondale, Pa.  9:30 a,m. registration, 11 a.m. shotgun start. Early Bird Signup Special (by Sept. 1) $475 foursome, $75 Mulligan Package (TEAM).  More information, Jim, (302) 494-2266 or jhaley@ferraralaw.net


The Arts

Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m.: “On Wings of Love” benefit concert for the Little Sisters of the Poor and Catholic mission in the Philippines, Evergreen Banquet Hall, Newark Senior Center,  200 White Chapel Dr., Newark. Featuring April Talangbayan, international flutist, Rev. Fr. Anthony M. Pileggi, baritone, Deanna Cardenas and St. Joseph Church Choir (French St.), and more. West Point graduate and baritone, Deacon Robert Cousar will give the Invocation. Tickets: adults $10, children $5. More information, Millie Lombardi, (302) 368-8993.

Oct. 2, 7 p.m.: Spartan Alumni Jazz Band Concert, St. Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Rd, Wilmington. Featuring guest artist Denis DiBlasio; a tribute to the 90th birthday of Maynard Ferguson. Free will offering. More information, Joe Dawson, jdawson@psre.com.

Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Russian Choral Group LYRA in concert, featuring the inspiring sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church. St. Francis de Sales Church, 535 Riverside Drive, Salisbury, Md. Program includes the Panachida service for the departed. A free will offering will be taken up. More information, (410) 742-6443 or   parish@visitstfrancis.org



Sept. 20-22, 5-10 p.m.: St. Francis de Sales Riverside Carnival, 535 Riverside Dr., Salisbury. Admission and parking are free. Rides, food, family and fellowship. Thursday night is family night, with costumed characters, jugglers, SunShine the clown and a magician. More information, visitstfrancis. or 410-742-6443.

Sept. 24-29, St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival, Wilmington Riverfront. Mon.-Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 3-10 p.m.; Lunch available Thurs. and Fri. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Vendors, rides, dancing, nightly entertainment. Family nights Tues. and Weds., $20 wristband to ride all night. Also Mega bands available (ride every night) for $45. Authentic Polish foods, featuring pierogi, kielbasa, placki, golabki, babka, chrusciki, pazcki, rye bread and nalesnicki. Entertainment from Club Phred, Polka Serenaders, John Stevens and Doubleshot, TKO Band, Kenny and TKO Reunion, Golden Tones, and more. Free admission and parking. More information, www.polishfestival.net.

Sept. 28-29: Oktoberfest, St. John the Apostle Church, Seabury Ave. and School Place, Milford. Free admission to the Oktoberfest; celebration iIncludes Friday night 5K Run/Walk at 6 p.m. ($25, sign up at TriSportsEvents.com) . Featuring food court with international offerings including German, Polish, Italian, Spanish, and American and a beer booth. Saturday arts & crafts, helicopter and fire truck rides, dessert booth, and entertainment ; also games, face painting an a petting zoo and other entertainment. $1,000 raffle on Saturday. More information, (302) 422-5123.



Oct. 6-7: St. Thomas the Apostle Columbiettes Pumpkin & Mum Sale, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, Old Church Rd., Greenville. Sat. 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Pumpkins and mums at great prices. More information, Margaret Wallace  mmwallace1017@gmail.com

Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Clothing resale and flea market, All Saints Catholic School, 907 New Road, Elsmere. Clothing for infants, children, men & women. Toys, housewares, furniture, antiques, tools and much more. Everything in good shape. Food,  raffle, fun. More information, (302) 562-7531.

Oct. 20 10-6, and Oct. 21 10-2: Flea Market, Holy Spirit Hall/Gym, 14 Halcyon Drive, New Castle. Climate-controlled environment and no entry fee. Rent a table: $20 if registered in advance, $25 day of market. Tables provided as well as publicity throughout the area. Food available for purchase. More information, Shannan Smith, 302-669-1510.

Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Holiday Craft Fair, Delaware State Troopers Association Route 13 (Messina Hill Road), Dover. Hosted by the Brother Vincent Columbiettes. Craft vendors needed. Call Jill Mercer (302) 653-3836 or (518) 795-7579.



Sept. 28, 7-10 p.m.: Ballroom dance at Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach. $15 at door, includes light refreshments. BYOB. (302) 227-2055.



Sept. 23, 3-6 p.m.: Annual Roast Beef Dinner, Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, Childs, Md. Roast beef served with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, and a delicious array of desserts. Tickets available in advance or at the door: Adults $14, seniors $11 and children (4-10) $9. Takeout available. Tickets, Mrs. Mackie, (410) 398-2206 ext. 213 or Development@MountAviat.org.

Sept. 23, 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)

Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 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. $9 adults, $4 children. Reservations suggested for large tables. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com

Oct. 28, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Oktoberfest theme, Chefs from Delaware Saengerbund. $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, https://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/october/ or (302) 652-5523.

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.)
Sept. 23, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Filipino theme, Chef Ning DeRoxas, Nutritious Gourmet. $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, https://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/september/ or (302) 652-5523.



Sept. 23, Noon: Bingo featuring Michael Kors and Coach pocketbooks, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Rd,, Bear. Games start at 1 p.m. $25 for 20 games, $10 for additional 20 games. Benefits the KofC charities. Food and drinks available, raffle, 50/50. Must be 18. More information or advance ticket, Bill, (302) 229-1926 or blm810@verizon.net.

(No bingo June, July, August) Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 28, 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) 995-6316.

(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.
Oct. 12 (second Friday of each month), 6:30 p.m.: Couples bridge, Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd., Wilmington Start play at 6:30,done by 9:30.  Party scoring.  Call 302-478-4287 for details.



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.


Oct. 13-14: Parish drive for the poor and needy, St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Frazer Rd., Glasgow. Accepting clothing, furniture, housewres, small appliances, toys, blankets, sheets, etc. which will be donated to the Catholic Charities Thrift Shop. Sat. 5-7 p.m.; Sun. 8 am -noon Tax receipts available. More information, (302) 834-0225.
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.

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.

The Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary are holding their Summer Appeal for donations. Offering services through Joseph House Crisis Center, Joseph House Workshop and through food and financial support, the Sisters serve the poor in the Salisbury, Md. area. Send donations to The Joseph House, P.O. Box 1755, Salisbury, MD 21802.


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.

The Community of Mary, members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, will begin a series of Visitor Sessions for persons interested in exploring a vocation to the Secular Order. The sessions will be held the second Saturday of the month for 6 months at 9 a.m., beginning October 13, 2018 and continuing through March 9, 2019.   We will meet at St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, MD in October and November and at St. Jude The Apostle Parish, Lewes, DE from December-March.   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.   We will be joined by Brother Bryan, OCD, from the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C.   For further information, please call Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505 or Cindy Ostrowski, OCDS, 410-208-3858 prior to the October 13th meeting.

Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 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.

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.



Nov. 24: Corpus Christi High School Class of 1968 50th year reunion. Time and place to be announced. More information,  Gretchen Bradshaw Taylor: taylorg104@netscape.net  (302) 995-1994 or Kathy Jordan Wisniewski: wisnkat.50@yahoo.com


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Oct. 6Bus trip to the Bible Museum in Washington D.C., sponsored by St. Thomas the Apostle.  Cost is $60, which includes transportation, early entrance to museum, morning muffins/donuts and desserts/beverages/snacks on return trip.  Bus loads in front of St. Thomas Church at 6:30 a.m.  More information Larry,  (302) 658-4792 or j_iorii@comcast.net.

Oct. 7: Trip to the Carmelite Monastery in Coopersburg, Pa., for the Shower of Roses celebration with the Diocesan Vocations Guild. Day includes Benediction, Veneration of the Relic of St. Therese of Lisieux, and procession to the Blessed Mother’s statue in the yard. Each pilgrim receives a rose. Also visit the tomb of the incorrupt foundress,  Sr. Therese of the Child Jesus. $30 per person, food will be available in the cafeteria. More information, Mary Gaworski (302) 438-6969 or mares7963@aol.com .

Oct. 13: Day trip to New York, sponsored by St. Joseph Junior and Senior Sodalities, $50. More information and to reserve, Denise Scales, brnzgds51@verizon.net

Oct. 22-30: Pilgrimage to Greece with Fr. Mike Gallagher. Walk in the footsteps of St. Paul in Athens, Corinth and Ephesus. Sail the Aegean Sea visiting Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Patmos where the Book of Revelation was written and the final home of Mary. For details, call Caroline at 1-800-334-5425 or go to www.syversentouring.com/gallagher.

Oct. 25: Bus Trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Sages of St. Mary’s, Hockessin. Also visiting the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. $74 per person. More information, Pat Sanderson, (302) 239-1276 or (302) 584-1317.

Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, sponsored by St. Ann’s, Bethany. Fr. Klevence will be the spiritual leader. Approximate cost is $1,500. More information, Dan Murawinski, (703) 283-5256 or dan.murawinski@gmail.com or Lori Snow, Condor Tours and Travel, 800-783-8847.

May 1-9, 2019: Journey to the Heart of the Church In The Footsteps of St. Francis & Padre Pio. Visit Umbria, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Compania and Roma country sides; Assisi, Loreto, Siena, San Giovanni Rotonda and Rome. $2,995 p.p.d.o. from Phila. Accommodations in 3 star hotels; 3 nights Assisi, 2 nights San Giovanni Rotonda, 2 nights Rome. Breakfast & dinner daily, 2 lunches. Sightseeing, admissions, and more. English speaking tour manager. More information, Vince Bertone, OSF, (302) 539-2632 or www.grandviewtours.com/vincebertone.

May 14-23, 2019, Pilgrimage to the Land of Saints and Scholars with Fr. Mike Gallagher. Visit he Lakes of Killarney, Galway Bay and the Cliffs of Mohair as well as visits to Belfast, Dublin and the Marian Shrine of Knock. For information, www.gtrpilgrimage.com/

July 25-Aug. 3, 2019: An American Celebration of Music in England and Scotland with the Vox Humana Choir from St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. The choir will sing at the Catholic Westminster Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church in Strafford-upon-Avon, and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. Trip includes stops at London, Coventry, York, Edinburgh and Glasgow. $4,080 including airfare. (Land only option for $2,589.) Limited space. More information and brochure, Michael Xavier Lundy, voxhumanade@gmail.com or (302) 766-5136.