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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

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)

Services

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.

July 29 and Aug. 26, 4:30 p.m. (Last Sunday of the month during June, July, and August.): Byzantine Liturgy at St. Jude The Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, will be the celebrant. For more information, call (302)762-5511.

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.

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.

Aug. 11,  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, 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.

Sept. 16, 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.

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. Complimentary dinner provided by Morris James, LLP will follow in the Church Hall.

St. Patrick’s Chapel, Conowingo, will be open first Saturdays as part of the Diocese 150th Anniversary celebration. Chapel opens 9:30 a.m., Tour and presentation at 10 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m. followed by refreshments.

Jesus House weekly services: Mondays, 10:30 a.m.: Centering Prayer. Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.: Mass. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Charismatic Prayer (except third Tuesday of the month). Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Evening Centering Prayer. Third Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Healing Mass. 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington. More information, (302) 995-6859 or jesus.house.de@gmail.com.

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.

 

Right to Life

Sept. 15, Annual Diocesan Pro-Life Conference, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Benefits 40 Days for Life and Rachel’s Vineyard. Workshops 2-4:45 p.m., Mass 5 p.m., dinner following Mass. Featured speaker Dr. LaVerne Tolbert. Workshop “Helping Kids Say No to Sex” Dinner presentation, “Planned Parenthood is Not Your Friend.” Updates at www.facebook.com/wilmgtonforlife/

 

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/
• Aug. 22, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 12, 6 p.m.: Northern Come and Seek gathering, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Aug, 22 is barbecue picnic at St. John the Beloved; Dec. 12 is Christmas party. More information, Fr. Chris Coffiey, (302) 999-0211, FrCoffiey@sjbde.org.
• Aug. 20, 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.

July 26-29: Quo Vadis retreat for high school and college aged men to find out more about the priesthood. Sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations. Runs Thursday 5 p.m to Sunday 8 a.m. Registration is free. More information and to register, 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.

Aug. 14, Sept. 11, 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, 6:30 p.m.: Annulment information nights. For more information, (302) 573-3107.

Aug. 8, 2 p.m.: St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club, Religious Education Center, Rte. 1 and Five Points, Lewes. This month’s selection is “Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You” by John MacArthur. Book looks at the trials and temptations of 12 of the most faithful women of the Bible and challenges readers to examine how God continues to mold and use ordinary people today. 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

June 26-Aug. 7 (Tuesdays): 33 Days to Morning Glory, A Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration, Church of the Holy Child, Naamans Rd., Wilmington. Consecration on Aug. 15, Feast of the Assumption. Meet after 9 a.m. Mass. More information and to register, Connie Winner-Varone, cnwinner@comcast.net or (302) 765-9864. Include contact information.

Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Quiet day of reflection, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Includes snacks, lunch, music, writing material, art supplies and activities. $25. More information and to register, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Finding Tranquility in a Hectic Day, with Fr. Nicholas Amato, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. $40, includes lunch. More information and to register, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.: Flame of Love retreat with Father James Bount, SOLT, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, New Castle. Fr. Blount is a bold, charismatic preacher empowered with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. More information, Marlene Dennis, (302) 322-2987.

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.

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.

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)

Aug. 17: 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.  For more information, or to register, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800-470-2230. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

No listings at this time.

 

Fundraisers

July 28, 3-6 p.m.: Annual Bull Roast, St. Dennis Church, Galena, Md. Featuring roast beef, deep fried chicken, green beans, hispanic fare, ice cold beer, ice tea, lemonade. Raffles, silent auction, bake sale, 50-50. Tickets available before and after Masses. $22 adults (at the door); $5 children 6-12; age 6 and under free. Advance tickets ($20) call Jim, (717) 575-1235. More information, (410) 648 – 5145.

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/

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

Aug. 10, 8 a.m.: Holy Family Catholic Church Golf Tournament, Backcreek Golf Course, Middletown.  Shotgun start at 8 a.m.; cost is $500 per foursome. Make reservation by July 10 and  the cost will be $450. For reservations and information, Joe McCann  joemccann8@comcast.net .

Sept. 10, Noon-6 p.m.: Jesus House Annual Golf Outing, Cavaliers Country Club, Newark. More information and to register, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

 

The Arts

July 21, 1 p.m.: Imani Milele Choir in concert, Holy Rosary Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Free event, donations accepted. Choir is made up of children from an orphanage in Uganda. Crafts will be available for sale after the concert to support their ministry. All are welcome. More information, www.imanimilele.com.

Aug. 12, 7 p.m.: Concert to Combat Human Trafficking, Skyline Methodist Church, 3100 Skyline Dr., Wilmington. Featuring music of all genres, including youth musicians from Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. Yolanda Schlabach or Zoe Ministries Delaware will give a 10 minute talk. Free will donations accepted. More information, Kate Regan, 302-738-9989.

Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m.: “Some Enchanted Evening” concert featuring four pianists playing four grand pianos. St. Mary of the Assumption parish hall, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Fundraiser benefits the music ministry of the parish. Evening includes catered dinner, with wine and dessert for $35 per adult, $15 for child or students. Must make reservations. Tickets,  (302) 239-7100, www.smachurch.com

 

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

July 16-21, 5-10 p.m.: Corpus Christi Carnival, 905 New Rd., Elsmere. More details to come.

July 17-21, 6 p.m.: St. Joseph Parish Carnival, 371 E. Main St., Middletown. Rides, games, raffles, nightly entertainment. Special children’s game area. Only night only — July 17 — Jungle John’s Dino Show from 7-9 p.m. Mega passes (ride all week) $45. July 17-18 are family nights, $25, ride all night. Free admission and parking More information, (302) 378-5800 or www.st.josephmiddletown.com

Aug. 1, 9 a.m.: 150th annual St. Joseph’s Jousting Tournament and Horse Show, St. Joseph’s Church, Cordova. Rain or shine event. Horse show at 9 a.m.; Dinner at 11:30 a.m. featuring country ham and barbecued chicken. Adults $15, children under 12, $7. Jousting at 1:15 p.m., gate charge $1 per adult. Chances on sale for homemade quilt (first prize), wooden rocking horse (second prize), $200 (third prize) or $100 (fourth prize). More information, Mike Boyle, 410-822-6915.

 

Sales

No listings at this time.

 

Dances/Socials

TBA

 

Meals

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.

July 22, Aug. 12 & 26, Sept. 9 & 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)

July 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28: Seafood night, presented by the Knights of Columbus, Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church). Menu features steamed crabs or steamed shrimp. Pre order by calling 410-524-7994.

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

July 22, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center
, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Taste of the Chesapeake theme, Chef Ryan German & Caffé Gelato . $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, https://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/july/ or (302) 652-5523.

July 28, 3-6 p.m.: Annual Bull Roast, St. Dennis Church, Galena, Md. Featuring roast beef, deep fried chicken, green beans, hispanic fare, ice cold beer, ice tea, lemonade. Raffles, silent auction, bake sale, 50-50. Tickets available before and after Masses. $22 adults (at the door); $5 children 6-12; age 6 and under free. Advance tickets ($20) call Jim, (717) 575-1235. More information, (410) 648 – 5145.

Aug. 26, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Buckley’s Favorites theme, Chef Tom Hannum & Buckley’s Tavern. $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, https://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/august/ or (302) 652-5523.

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.

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.

 

 

Bingo/Games

(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): July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: 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), July 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28: 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): July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2 9, 16, 23, 30: 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.
July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, (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.

 

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.

 

Volunteers Needed to Assist Military Veterans 

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is seeking interested individuals to serve as drivers to transport area veterans to and from their homes and medical appointments at the Elsmere VA Hospital or other medical facilities in the greater Wilmington area.  The base of operations for this volunteer activity is the DAV office at the Elsmere VA Hospital.  Vehicles (small passenger vans) are provided by the VA and DAV.  Flexible schedules are available. Interested individuals must be at least 25 years of age, in good health, and a licensed, insured driver in the State of Delaware.  For additional information on this volunteer opportunity, please contact Kristin Miller, at the Elsmere VA Hospital, Monday through Thursday, at (302) 994-2511, Ext. 4061.

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.

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.

Groups

Aug. 14, Sept. 11, 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.

 

Reunions

No listings at this time.

 

Young Adults

No listings at this time.

 

Trips

Aug. 20-27: World Meeting of Families, official Archdiocese of Philadelphia Pilgrimage, Dublin, Ireland. Also option for Saints and Legends Tour Aug. 26-Sept. 3, and combined WMOF and Saints and Legends Tour Aug. 20-Sept. 3. More information, a detailed itinerary  and prices, Select International Tours, (800) 842-4842, kristine@select-intl.com or selectinternationaltours.com.

Sept. 8: Bus Trip to Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, PA. $39, includes coach bus and driver tip, admission to festival, water and snacks on bus.  Organized by St. Hedwig’s Parish. Bus leaves in front Blue Rocks Baseball Stadium at Riverfront at 10 a.m. and returns 7 p.m. Information and reservations, Eileen (302)594-1400, ext. 0, sthedwigchurch@comcast.net

Sept. 10-14, Cape Cod Bus Excursion, sponsored by the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary St. Josephine Bakhita Court. All inclusive trip, $800. Reserve your seat for $200. Contact Deborah Robinson, (302) 494.5709 or St. Joseph’s Church, (302) 658.4535 for more details and to make reservations

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.

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.

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.