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Services

Mass schedule change:  St. Jude The Apostle Church, Lewes. Effective Sept. 9/10. Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 7, 8:30, and 10:30 a.m. Confessions Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Daily Mass at 8 a.m. More information, 302-644-7300.

Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 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.

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/

Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 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.

Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 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.

Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: Mass of the Holy Spirit, Holy Cross Church, State St., Dover. Msgr. Dan McGlynn will officiate. More information, (302) 233-3336.

Sept. 30: Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage to the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.D.C. Contact your local parish to see about transportation. More information, www.cdow.org/new/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Marian-Pilgrimage.jpg. Additionally, St. John the Beloved Parish will be sponsoring a bus to the pilgrimage. Cost $40 per person, leaves from St. John the Beloved, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. For reservations and information, Johannah Wojcik, 302-998-3057.

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:
Sept. 24, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Oct. 22, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington (25th Anniversary program)
Nov. 5, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington (Feast of St. Martin de Porres)
Nov. 26, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Dec. 24, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Concert and 7 p.m. Mass, St. Joseph Church French Street, Wilmington
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

Sept. 17, Oct. 22, 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.

Oct. 7, Noon: Mass of Remembrance, Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery,  32112 Vines Creek Roa,  Dagsboro. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. All those who were laid to rest in the cemetery over the previous year will be remembered at the Mass. Attendees are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food and/or paper products that will go to Catholic Charities Casa San Francisco Emergency Food Pantry in Milton. Seating and protection from the weather will be provided. 

Oct. 9: Columbus Day Communion Mass and Breakfast, St. Anthony of Padua Church, Wilmington. Begins with 7:30 a.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Malooly; followed by breakfast in the cafetorium at Padua Academy. More information and reservations, Mike Malchione, (302) 652.4194 x122 or  mmalchione@dossnet.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

Sept. 27-Nov. 5: Forty Days for Life, Dover. Join others in prayerful witness in front of the Planned Parenthood in Dover. All are welcome. For details, Marcinda Marcinda Haedge, 302-697-7065.

Delaware Right to Life seeks volunteers to pray in front of Planned Parenthood in Dover every Weds., Thurs. and Sat. from 9 a.m.-noon. Call Donna for more information, (862) 266-1099. Also needed in front of Planned Parenthood in Wilmington at 625 N. Shipley Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-noon, and in front of Premiere GYN at 1815 W. 13th St. on Tues. from 12:30-2pm and Sat. from 8:30-10 am. More information, call (302) 832-9600 or www.derighttolife.org.

 

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/
• Oct. 19, 6:30  p.m.: Northern Come and Seek gathering, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin.  More information, Fr. Chris Coffiey, (302) 999-0211, FrCoffiey@sjbde.org.
• Sept. 18, 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. 

Oct. 27-29: “You are God’s Beloved,” weekend of prayer, camaraderie and thanksgiving with the Sisters of Bon Secours,. More information, 410-442-3171, BonSecoursVocations.org or  http://lifeasasister.org/event-details/come-see-vocation-weekend-july-14-16-2017/ 

 

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.

Sept. 16, 2 p.m.: Blessing of the Bikes, Columbus Hall (Behind St. Luke’s Church), 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md.

Sept. 21, 9:15 a.m. and 7 p.m.: Faith formation series, “Faith Through the Stained Glass Windows,” St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Continues for 6 weeks. For more information contact Joan at joanfortugno@gmail.com or call (302) 239 7100.

Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m.-noon: Annulment information session, presented by the Diocesan Tribunal, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Ave., Hockessin. The nullity process and the various canonical grounds for annulment will be presented. To register, call the Tribunal Office, 302-573-3107 and leave a voicemail. Reservations will ensure enough materials are available for all attendees.

Oct. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.: Annulment information session, presented by the Diocesan Tribunal, St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Glasgow. The nullity process and the various canonical grounds for annulment will be presented. To register, call the Tribunal Office, 302-573-3107 and leave a voicemail. Reservations will ensure enough materials are available for all attendees.

Oct. 17, 9:30-11 a.m.: Life in the Spirit seminar, St. Ann’s Church, Bethany Beach. Continues for five weeks after daily Mass. More information and to register, Deacon Dennis Hayden, 302-539-0106, or Kaz Chodnicki, (302) 537-7831.

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/

Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.: Evening Reflection Series, Jesus House Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. “Common Threads: God and Therapy, Weaving the Wisdom of God into our Daily Lives” facilitated by Chris Hyde, PhD. More information, (302) 995-6859 or info@jesushousecenter.org.

Sept. 5: Faith study classes, “Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained – Knowing the Faith” St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Meets for ten Tuesdays. Includes watching DVDs and discussion. Register in advance, Deacon Dennis, (302) 981-4567 or wuebbelsdg@verizon.net

Sept. 7: Faith discussion group,  “Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John.” St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Meets for eight Thursdays. Register in advance, Deacon Dennis, (302) 981-4567 or wuebbelsdg@verizon.net

Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Bible Study, “Acts, the Spread of the Kingdom,” St. Ann’s Social Hall, Gilpin and Union Streets, Wilmington. Ten part series continues on ten Monday evenings. $30, includes onlline access to videos for all sessions. More information or to register,  Connie Winner Varone, (302) 765-9864 or cnwinner@comcast.net

Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, 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.

Sept. 12, 2 p.m.: Book Club, St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Highway One and Tulip Drive, Lewes. This month’s book: “The Gift of Peace” by Cardinal Joseph Bernadin. In the last two months of his life, suffering from pancreatic cancer, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin made it his ultimate mission to share his personal reflections and insights about his final journey and the profound peace he came to at the end of his life. Copies of this book are available in the parish library and on Amazon.com. More information, contact the Religious Education Office, (302) 644-7413.

Sept. 20, 6:30-8 p.m.: Evening of Reflection: “Everything Belongs: The Teaching of Richard Rohr, OFM” presented by Greg Corrigan. Resurrection Church, 3000 Videre Drive, Wilmington. Free will offering will be collected to benefit Trinity House in Albuquerque. More informationwww.resurrectionde.org, 302-368-0146.

Autumn Grief Support Group Series, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Begins Sept. 13; Free for participants. For more information on meeting dates and topics, call Frances Costello, (201) 669-0566 or www.jesushousecenter.org

Sept. 24, 4-6 p.m. Pathways to Peace: Broadening our Understanding of American Muslims, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr., Wilmington. Part of the observance of Peace Week Delaware, Sept. 17-24. A panel of local Muslim experts will address common, erroneous assumptions about Islam with accurate information about its tenets and beliefs  and to increase appreciation of its value and contribution to the world. Panel discussion will be followed by a break-out session. Light meal (“Meze”) During the discussion consisting of a sampling of Middle Eastern appetizers. Advance registration: Debbie Seymour, 302-368-0146 or dseymour@resurrectionde.org, More information, Peggy Smith, pegsmith@comcast.net, 302-737-8927.

Oct. 6-8: Camden Diocese Charismatic Conference, Wildwood Convention Center, Wildwood, NJ. $40 pre-registration, $50 at the door. Youth tracks also available, $35. Featuring Father Jim Blount, Father Yvans Jazon, Father Rene Canales, Kathleen McCarthy, Tommy Doyle, and more. More information or to register, (609) 652-7729 or www.camdencharismatic.org.

Oct. 20-22: Diocese of Wilmington Charismatic Renewal Conference, Holy Savior Church, 1705 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. Theme is “The Joy of the Gospel.” Featuring Father Tom Flowers, Fr. Joe Amalfitano, Chuck Hornsby, Mary Lando, Music by Spiritfire. For more information, and schedule, Bernadette Baker, (302) 562-2172.

 
Retreats

Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Native American Retreat Day, “A Retreat with Black Elk,” sponsored by the St. Kateri Circle, Journey with the Bear, 309 Green St., Bear. No cost, donations to the Native Ministry, St. Kateri Circle, are appreciated. Day includes light breakfast and lunch. More information and to register, Sharon Ward, (302) 545-3383 or Gail Rando, (352) 445-2350.

Sept. 26: 9:303:30: Day of Reflection, Carmelite Prayer with Mary An Love. St. John of the Cross’ “Dark Night of the Soul” will be the theme. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. More information, (302) 995-6859, jesus.house.de@gmail.com  or www.jesushousecenter.org.

Oct. 6-8: Rachel’s Vineyard Catholic Retreat for post-abortion healing, Franciscan retreat house, Wilmington.  The retreat weekend is a beautiful opportunity for any person who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion to heal.  For more information contact Nan Freeman at 302-528-8313 or visit rachelsvineyard.org.

Oct. 20-22: Diocese of Wilmington Charismatic Renewal Conference, Holy Savior Church, 1705 N. Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. Theme is “The Joy of the Gospel.” Featuring Father Tom Flowers, Fr. Joe Amalfitano, Chuck Hornsby, Mary Lando, Music by Spiritfire. For more information, and schedule, Bernadette Baker, (302) 562-2172.

St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House in Cape May, N.J., facilitated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, has a 2017 brochure available for download by going to www.stmarybythesea.org or by calling (609) 884-8708.

 

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

No listings at this time.

 

Fundraisers

Sept. 9, 6-10 p.m.: Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Beer Tasting Extravaganza, Prince of Peace Hall,  2600 Willoughby Hall, Edgewood, Md. Beer, food, silent auction, door prizes, and more. Sponsored by the St. Kevin Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. More information, Jim Cosgrove, 443-512-0995.

Sept. 16: Nun Run 5K,  Jeanne Jugan Residence, 185 Salem Church Rd.,  Newark. Benefits projects benefiting residents. Open to walkers and runners of all ages. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; 9 a.m. start. Parking available at Christiana High School. Trophies will be awarded. Post race refreshments, live DJ, goody bags and more. Additional donation of $20 for Nun Run tote bag. More information,  www.NunRun5K.org  or email to race@NunRun5k.org.

Sept. 23, 9 a.m.: Give It Up For Gulu 5k & Doggie Dash, Rockford Park, Wilmington. Benefits St. Catherine of Siena School, Gulu, Uganda. Prizes awarded to top 3 in each age bracket. Volunteers, sponsors, teams and donations welcome. More information, www.giveitupforgulu.com or Mary, mosgispert@gmail.com

Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.: Friends of the Poor Walk hosted by the St. Patrick/St Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul conference, Concord Mall, Route 202, Wilmington. More information and to sign up, www.fopwalk.org/event/2001  or Andrea Starr, (302) 740-0662.

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

Oct. 11, noon: St. Luke’s Parish at the Beach Golf Open, Bayside Resort Golf Club. Registration at noon; 1 p.m. shotgun start. $125 per golfer, includes goodie bag, range balls, 18 holes of golf with cart, dinner banquet. Prizes awarded. Proceeds benefit parish religious ed program. More information, 410-250-0300.

Oct. 18: Golf Tournament, Queenstown Harbor Lakes golf course. Supports the Benedictine Foundation. Registration is now open and sponsorship opportunities are available. More information, (410) 634-2292, benschool.org, or lisa.chase@benschool.org. 

 

The Arts

Sept. 24, 4 p.m.: Concert, Brandywine Harp Orchestra, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Free will offering. (302) 239-7100. www.stmaryoftheassumption.com.

Oct. 7, 6:30-10:30 p.m.: Comedy Knight, presented by the Holy Child Knights of Columbus, Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd., Wilmington. Four comedians begin at 8 p.m. $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Appetizers, beer, wine and soda. For tickets, Larry Doyle, (302) 478-4439 or ljjdoyle@comcast.net.

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

Sept. 18-23: St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival, Wilmington Riverfront. Mon.-Fri. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.-10 p.m.; Lunch Thurs. and Fri. from 11 a.m.1:30 p.m.. Vendors, rides, dancing, nightly entertainment, Polka music, Polish beer and more. Polish foods include pierogi, kielbasa, placki  and golabki ; Polish bakery featuring babka, chrusciki, pazcki, Polish rye bread, and nalesnicki . Family nights Tues. and Weds., ride all night for $20 with wristbands. Mega-bands also available for purchase. Friday is alumni night. More information and to purchase, http://www.polishfestival.net/ or 302-594-1400.

Volunteers needed for St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival, Sept. 18-23. People needed before, during and after festival hours in food service, bakery, ride ticket booth and more.  All ages are welcome to volunteer. Contact Sandy, (302) 562-4339 or fischersp@aol.com.

Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Craft Fair, hosted by the Brother Vincent Columbiettes, Delaware State Troopers Association Route 13 (Messina Hill Road), Dover. Vendors needed; sign up now. More information, contact Jill Mercer (302) 653-3836 or (518) 795-7579.

Nov. 11 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, St. Andrew Catholic Center,  14401 Sinepuxent Avenue, Ocean City, Md. Featuring jewelry, books, bake sale, crafts, white elephant and  Chinese auction. More information, 410-250-0300.

Nov. 17-18: Christmas Craft Fair, Sisters of St. Francis, Our Lady of Angels Convent, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, Pa. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring handcrafted items from the sisters, including wall hangings, table runners, wreaths, knitted and crocheted items, hats, scarves, jewelry and much more. More information, www.osfphila.org/events or (267) 353-6675.

 

Sales

Sept. 23-24: Consignment Sale, St. John the Beloved, Wilmington. Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, (302) 994-5327.

 

 

Dances/Socials

Oct. 21, 6-11 p.m.: Oktoberfest, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Sponsored by the KofC. Featuring German/Alpine music, Oktoberfest dancers, German buffet dinner, beer, schnapps bar, basket auctions. $30 per person. More information, Raymond, rayondcobb3182@gmail.com or (302) 764-0325.

Nov. 4: Holy Cross School 65th Anniversary celebration, Holy Cross, Dover. 5 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Malooly and 7 p.m. dinner dance, Theme is “65 Years Tells a Story.” Celebration includes memorabilia exhibits, buffet dinner, beverages, DJ and dancing. Alumni are encouraged to post stories on the school’s Facebook page, @HolyCrossDover. Ads for the commemorative booklet available for purchase at (302) 674-5787 x120. Tickets can be purchased at holycrossdover.org/school through Oct. 28.

 

Meals

Sept. 24, Oct. 8, 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.

Sept. 24, 3-6 p.m.: Annual Roast Beef Dinner, Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, Childs, Md. Tickets: $14 adults, $11 seniors, $9 children 4-10. Menu includes roast beef, mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, and ND desserts. Takeout available. More information, Mrs. Mackie, 410-398-2206 ext. 213 or Development@MountAviat.org.

Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 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. $8.50 adults, $4 children. Reservations suggested for large tables. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com.

Sept. 10, Oct. 1, 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. 10, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: Grandparents Day Breakfast, Msgr. Dwyer Hall, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, New Castle. Sponsored by the KofC. $5 adults, $4 children under 10. More information (302) 328-3431.

Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m.: Supper, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, Md. Menu: Taco salad with fixings. $7 per meal. More information, (410) 524-7994.

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.<

 

 

Bingo/Games

Sept.  8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 & 27 (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.

Sept. 12, 19 & 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 (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.

Sept. 14, 21 & 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 (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. For more information, (302) 764-0325.

Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 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. Second Saturday of each month. 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

Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, 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.

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

 

 

Young Adults

Currently being updated.

 

Trips

Sept. 9: Bus trip to the Polish Festival at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pa. Cost $35 per person, includes coach bus with bathroom, water and snacks on bus, driver tip, admission to grounds, midway rides, shows, Polish music, dancing & more. Bus leaves Frawley Stadium parking lot at 10 a.m., arrives back 7 p.m. More information and to reserve, Eileen, (302) 594-1400, ext. 0 or sthedwigchurch@ comcast.net.

Sept. 17-26: 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Fatima Tour. Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes and Barcelona. Daily Mass, confessions and spiritual direction. Double occupancy discounted until March 10. More information, Fr. Darcy, 302-981-4719, or email mpdarcy2010@gmail.com.

Oct 1:  Bus trip to St Theresa “Shower of Roses Celebration” Carmelite Monastery Coopersburg, Pa. $30,  includes coach bus, Mass, Shower of Roses celebration, Benediction, Veneration of the Relic of S.t Therese and every pilgrim receives a blessed rose.  Also, a visit to tomb of the  foundress of the order, the incorruptible Mother Theresa of the Child Jesus. Food available for purchase at the shrine. A stop for dinner at a local restaurant (at your expense). Bus departs Riverfront Parking lot 9 a.m. and returns 8 p.m. To reservr,  Bernadette, (302)998-1582 or 897-3022; email marybethpayne@hotmail.com. For information about the shrine go to www.carmelite-nuns.com/Shrine_of_Saint_Therese.htm

Oct. 16-26: Pilgrimage to Malta and Southern Italy, with Fr. Mike Gallagher. Walk in the footsteps of St. Paul, tour the Isle of Capri, Naples, the Almalfi coast, and visit Pope Francis in Rome. For more information, call Caroline at 1-800-334-5425 or go to www.syversentouring.com/gallagher.

 Nov. 30: Trip to Caesar’s Atlantic City “Smoky Mountain Christmas Show Tribute to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton” Sponsored by Holy Rosary Church. $65, receive $25 back in slot play. Bus leave Holy Rosary, Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 10:30 a.m., returns 8 p.m. Reservations and payment (non-refundable) due Oct. 2. More information,  (302) 475-5649.

Dec. 4-9: Christmas at the Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C., sponsored by the Ministry of Caring. Trip includes holiday tour of the Biltmore Estate, motorcoach transportation, lodging, 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners, candlelight tour of Biltmore House, winery tour and much more. $750 per person, double occupancy. More information, Annie Halverson, (302) 652-5523.

April 16-26: Pilgrimage to Annecy and Rome, part of the Diocese of Wilmington’s 150th anniversary celebration. $3,325 p.p.d.o. Includes air, 9 nights hotel accommodations, guided sightseeing tours, daily Mass, private after hours tour of the Vatican museum, and much more. Visit Annecy, the birthplace of St. Francis de Sales, Rome and Assisi. For more information, www.cdow.org/anniversary-pilgrimage

 

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