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Services

Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, 8:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.: Communion of Reparation All Night Vigil, St. Hedwig Chapel, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. For more information, call Irene Harach, (302) 738-1285.

Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, 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.

Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, 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.

TBA,  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. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-850, Cindy Ostrowski, 410-208-3858 or visit   http://carmelife.net/

Perpetual Adoration, St. Jude the Apostle Church, 140 Tulip Drive, Lewes. 6 a.m. Monday through 12 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome at all times. Those wishing to sign up for specific times, or visit between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., call (302) 703-2419.

Perpetual Adoration: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington. Adoration Schedule: Sunday 2 p.m. through to Saturday 6 a.m.; Saturday 6 p.m. to Sunday 7 a.m. All are welcome. Those wishing to sign up for a specific hour or visit between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. call (302) 373-3405.

Wilmington Gospel Choir schedule:
Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Thursday @ Salesianum High School MLK, Jr. Dinner, Mini Concert
Jan. 28, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Liturgy, St, Mary Church, 6th and Pine Wilmington
Feb. 25, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
March 11, 10 a.m.: Liturgy, Veterans Hospital, Elsmere
March 25, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
March 29, Holy Thursday 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church. (Combined Choirs WDGC w/St. Joseph)
March 31, Easter Vigil Liturgy 7 p.m. – St. Joseph Church, (Combined Choirs)
To arrange an appearance by the Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir, contact Choir Director Brenda Burns, wilmdiocesegc@aol.com

TBA, 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, 4 p.m.: Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1604 Church Rd. (Old Bohemia) Warwick, Md. One of the first Catholic institutions in the country and considered the Mother Church of the Diocese of Wilmington. Mass times are the third week of April, May and September at 4 p.m.; fourth week of October at 4 p.m. and Memorial Day at 10 a.m. Gift shop open before Mass. For a tour and more information, contact Marji Matyniak, (302) 324-4803.

 

Right to Life

Jan 19: Bus trip to March for Life, sponsored by the St. Thomas the Apostle Knights of Columbus. Includes stop at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for those unable to make the March. Seats  available on a first come basis.  The only cost  is a tip for the bus driver. Contact Theresa Collurafici at 12374Columbiettes@gmail.com or 302-322-2929 to sign up. 

Jan. 19: Bus trip to March for Life in Washington, DC. Departing from St. Jude’s Church, Rt. 1, Lewes, DE at 8:30 a.m. Returning to St. Jude’s at 8:30 pm. Sponsored by St. Edmond Church, Rehoboth Beach. No charge. Free will offering will be taken. Bus will stop for a pay for your own dinner on return trip. To reserve a seat contact Barbara Riggs at 302-226-4947 or Bob Wolhar at 302-745-1060.

Jan. 19, Bus trip, March for Life, Church of the Holy Child, Wilmington. $25, departs 7:30 a.m. More information, Pat Radell, (302) 723-9254.

 

Vocations

Come and Seek is a program that offers men interested in finding out more about the priesthood an opportunity to socialize with priests and like-minded men who wish to learn more about vocations. Dates and times of gatherings are subject to change, so call prior to attending or visit the Vocations websitehttp://www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/
• Jan. 17, 6 p.m.: Northern Come and Seek gathering, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin.  Formal Mass and dinner for Christmas. More information, Fr. Chris Coffiey, (302) 999-0211, FrCoffiey@sjbde.org.
• Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.: Southern Come and Seek gathering, St. John the Apostle Church, 506 Seabury Ave.,  Milford. More information, Fr. John Solomon, 302-674-5787 or fatherjohnsolomon@gmail.com. (Please note the date change.)

 

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.

Jan. 9, Feb. 13, 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.

Jan. 19, Feb. 16 & March, 9-10:30 a.m.: Open Gym Times for Toddlers, Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, Childs, Md. Free time for children under 4 to run and play in the MAA gym during these cold Winter months. No advance registration required. More information, Charlene Nichols at Advancement@MountAviat.org or 410.398.2206 ext. 214.

Jan. 20, 6-9 p.m.: Native Dinner and Dance Demonstration, hosted by The Diocese of Wilmington Native American Ministry and Journey with the Bear, Kateri circle , St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish 345 Bear-Christiana Rd. Bear. Cost is $10 per person, children 12 and under free. Chief Natosha Norwood Carmine, of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe of Delaware is the guest speaker.  Contact Sharon Ward 302-545-3383 for tickets or more information.  Tickets also available at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton office.

Jan. 22, 6:30-8:15 p.m.: Bible Study, ” Matthew: The King and His Kingdom,” St. Ann’s Church, Social Hall, Union Street, Wilmington. Continues every Monday through April 23. $30, includes study guide. More information and to register, Connie Winner-Varone, 302-765-9864 or cnwinner@comcast.net.

Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.: Catholicism Series, ” Experience our Faith in a Journey Around the World by Fr. Robert Barron,” St. Hedwig’s Msgr. Gulcz Hall, 408 S. Harrison Street, Wilmington. Continues on last Friday of each month. This epic series is a journey of discovery, offering a look at what it means to be Catholic in today’s world. Not a video lecture or scripture study. More information visit www.sthedwigde.org or call (302)594-1400, ext. 0. 

Feb. 1: “Unlocking The Mystery Of The Bible” eight-week class, St. Mary of the Assumption, Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Sessions will uncover the story woven throughout scripture so that we can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about. Includes watching DVDs and group discussion. Also available Thursdays, 9:15-10:45 .m. and Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. Register in advance to ensure materials are available. More information, Deacon Dennis, 302-981-4567 or wuebbelsdg@verizon.net or Joan Fortugno at joanfortugno@gmail.com

Feb. 22, 3-8 p.m.: Catholics in Annapolis, opportunity for Maryland Catholics to meet with state legislators to share Catholic viewpoints on issues. St. John Neumann Church, Annapolis, Md. Organized by the Maryland Catholic Conference. More information and to register, http://www.mdcathcon.org/lobbynight.

Feb. 24: SACRED 2018, Salesianum School, Broom St., Wilmington. (Snow date March 3). Day features 15 courses in adult religious education for parents and catechists; Hot lunch with salad, ice tea, lemonade and small dessert. $40 before Jan. 31; $45 after. Register sacred.salesianum.org.

TBA 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer and Lectio Divina; monthly meeting, Order of Discalced Carmelites, Community of Mary. St. Francis De Sales Parish, Mercy House, Salisbury, Md. Group is open to Catholic lay men and women. All are welcome to join and learn about Carmelite spirituality, contemplative prayer and service. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-850, Cindy Ostrowski, 410-208-3858 or visit   http://carmelife.net/

 

 
Retreats

St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House in Cape May, N.J., facilitated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, has a 2018 brochure available for download by going to www.stmarybythesea.org or by calling (609) 884-8708.

Jan. 27: One-day retreat for women, “Forgiveness: Freedom to Live and Love in a Wounded World,” St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Featuring Sr. Sheila Galligan, Professor Emeritus at Immaculata University. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit: https://smarefreshevents.wixsite.com/retreat4women

Jan. 26-28: Winter Retreat, hosted by the Camden Diocese Charismatic Conference Committee, John Paul II Retreat Center, Vineland NJ. Father Ariel Hernandez, pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament will be the retreat master. Theme is “Discovering the Heart of Saint Joseph, the Man who Raised Jesus”. Includes  spiritual talks, adoration, music, prayer, confession and daily Mass. Early registration recommended and available online. Lodging available at John Paul II Retreat Center or at the local Wingate Hotel in Vineland, NJ Price for retreat/food and lodging for single occupancy is $225; double $165. Registration at the door is $75 and includes lunch and dinner. More information, 609-652-7716. www.camdencharismatic.org.

Feb. 12, 5-6:30 p.m.: Retreat, 33 Days to Morning Glory in Preparation for Marian Consecration, St. Ann’s Parish Social Hall, Union Street, Wilmington. Continues Monday’s until March 26. $33, $23 for study guide only. Information session on Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. More information and to register, Connie Winner-Varone, 302-765-9864 or cnwinner@comcast.net.

Feb. 16: Retrouvaille retreat for married couples, Family Life Center, Malvern, PA. Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you to learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. Additional weekends will be held in April and August. For more information, or to register, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800-470-2230. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

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

April 6-8: Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for post-abortion healing, Jesus House, Wilmington. More information, Nan Freeman, (302) 307-6130 or rachelsvineyard.org.

 

 

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

No listings at this time.

 

Fundraisers

Through May 2018: Car Raffle, Most Blessed Sacrament School, Berlin, Md. Benefits the Technology Development Fund. Tickets are 1 for $10, 6 for $50, 13 for $100- 2018 Chevrolet Spark OR $10,000. More information, www.mostblessedsacramentschool.com

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

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The Arts

Feb. 11, 3 p.m. Festival of Spirituals We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace, St. Helena’s Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Bellefonte. Hosted by St. Helena’s Church Choir. Featuring the Choir School of Delaware, the Perryville (MD) High School Chamber Choir, the DuPont Diversity Choir, and the newly-formed Ecumenical Choir of North Wilmington. Free will offering will be taken to benefit United Methodist Committee on Relief, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and Lutheran World Relief. More information, (302) 753-5312.

 

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

No listings at this time.

 

Sales

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Dances/Socials

Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m.: “Ladies Night Out,” hosted by the Brother Vincent Columbiettes. St. Polycarp Parish Hall, Ransom Lane & South Street. Smyrna. Fun-filled night of: wine, hors d’oeuvres, music, live entertainment, door prizes and more. Tickets:  $20. Contact Jill Mercer, (302) 653-3936.

Feb. 10, 6-11 p.m.: Mardi Gras Dinner Dance, St Mary of the Assumption Church, Hockessin. $35, includes baked chicken dinner with jambalaya/red beans/rice, dessert, coffee, beer, wine; Hurricane Punch included. Music by DJ Stan Tucker. Sponsored by the KofC, Coffee Run Council. All are welcome. Reservations required. Contact Gerry Safranski at 302-239-9362. Reservation Deadline Feb 4.

Feb. 25, 2-5 p.m.: Chinese Auction, hosted by the Delaware State Columbiettes, Rockery North Golf Club in Milford. $20 per person, includes buffet dinner, dessert, water, coffee and ice tea. Cash bar will be available. Many fabulous gifts as well as a raffle with three great prizes.  Send payment by Feb. 16 to Lesa Wright, 17280 Merlin Lane, Lewes, DE 19958. Make check payable to Delaware State Columbiettes. Lesa Wright can also be reached at 732 740 7750 or   Lesalardierwright@aol.com

 

Meals

Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6,  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.)

Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, (no breakfast in August), Sept. 9, 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.

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 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.

 

Bingo/Games

Jan. 12, 19 & 26 (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.

Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30 (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.

Jan. 11, 18 & 25 (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.

Jan. 13, Feb.10, March 10, (Second Saturday of each month) 1-5 p.m.: Bingo, St.  Joseph Catholic Church, French Street, Wilmington. In the parish hall, lower level.  Doors open at noon. Door prizes, cash prizes, concession stand, 50/50 raffle. For more information call 302.658.4535.

 

Volunteers

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a nursing home which serves low-income seniors located at 185 Salem Church Road in Newark, is seeking volunteers. Flexible schedule available: Volunteer once a month, once a week, or more. Help is needed with breakfast, lunch or dinner, driving to medical appointments, kitchen prep work, folding laundry, cleaning the chapel, photography, and more. For information, please contact Sandra Cloutier, director of volunteers, volnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (302) 368-5886, ext. 137. 

 

Donations

The Ministry of Caring is looking for furniture donations for people moving from their shelters to permanent housing. Beds, dressers, sofas, chairs and dinette tables are needed. More information on how to donate, contact Priscilla Rakestraw, prakestraw@ministryofcaring.org.

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

 

Groups

 Jan. 9, Feb. 13, 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.

Jan. 14, 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) 236-2661 or Diane Householder, (302) 855-1190 or  http://www.carmelife.com/.

Are you a practicing Catholic woman with a serious conviction to help others? Are you interested in serving and growing in the faith? The Columbiettes are a nonprofit charitable organization that supports the community and the Knights of Columbus. For more information please email 12374columbiettes @gmail.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.

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. Meetings in Newark, Del., on the third Saturday of each month. More information, Dan, (302) 252-8784 or Nancy, (302) 545-0857 by Nov. 1.

 

Reunions

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Young Adults

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Trips

Feb. 11: New Castle Irish Society trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa. Includes breakfast at the Irish Hall, 1301 South Rodney St. Wilmington, , 8-9:15 a.m.; bus leaves for casino at 9:30 a.m.. $30 per person.  Casino gives back $30 in slot play and $5. food voucher.  Payment holds your reservation; seats go fast. For reservation call Phyllis White Pini, (302) 354-1356.

April 8-17: Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, and Barcelona with Jesus House. Visit Fatima, Aljustrel, and Valinhos; also Lourdes and La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. More information, www.jesushousecenter.org or  302-995-6859. 

May 1-11: Italian Riviera and Northern Lakes of Italy, hosted by Rev. Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap. $3,300 p.p.d.o., $450 single supplement. Visit Milan, Genoa, Portofino, Cinque Terre, Torino (Turin), Lake Como, and more. Includes round-trip airfare, luxury hotels, breakfast daily, and dinner throughout except for one evening, tour escort, admission to sights as outlined in the itinerary, and porterage. More information, www.ministryofcaring.org/italy-may-2018/ or 302-652-1919.

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.

 

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