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Services

Aug. 19, Sept. 16, 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/

Aug. 27, 3 p.m.: St. Monica Teardrop Mass for the Feast of St. Monica, St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confession, Rosary, Benediction; followed by 4 p.m. Mass to pray for those who have fallen away from the Church. More information, email 12374columbiettes@gmail.com

Sept. 1, 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.

Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. Mass followed by Perpetual Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. St. Polycarp Church, 55 Ransom Lane, Smyrna. All are welcome. More information,  marshalewski@live.com.

Sept. 9, 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. 9, 10 a.m.: Memorial Service for Victims of Abortion, Cathedral Cemetery, Grave of the Unborn, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. Celebrant: Rev. Michael J. Carrier. Solemn Procession to the Grave of the Unborn begins at 9:55 a.m. at Queen of the Apostles Chapel. Honor Guard provided by the Knights of Columbus. All are welcome. More information, (302) 656-3323.

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.

Aug. 27, 6 p.m.: Byzantine Liturgy, St. Edmond’s Church, King Charles Avenue and Laurel Street, Rehoboth Beach. Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, celebrant. Fulfills Sunday obligation. More information, (302) 762-5511.

Wilmington Gospel Choir schedule:
Aug. 27, 10 a.m.: Liturgy, St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Sept. 17, 10 a.m.: Liturgy, Veterans Hospital, Elsmere
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.

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. 16, 2-7 p.m.: Day of Reflection for Pro-Life Leaders, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Sponsored by 40 Days for Life and Rachel’s Vineyard. Featured speaker is Terry Beatley, head of the Hosea Institute.  Her book “What If We’ve Been Wrong,” was written in fulfillment of a promise to Dr. Bernard Nathanson on his deathbed — to tell the true story of the abortion deception. Beatley will speak in the afternoon, then offer personal testimony following dinner. Day and dinner: $20, $10 children aged 5-12,  $60 maximum per family. For reservations, go to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/preview?eid=36692460136. Or contact Pat Radell at patradell@reagan.com or 302-723-9254.

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/
• Aug. 21, 6 p.m.: Northern Come and Seek gathering, including vespers and end of summer barbecue, St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington.  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. 30, 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.

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/

Sept. 11, 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.

Aug. 19: Car Show, Craft Show and Bake Sale, St. Jude the Apostle Church grounds, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes.  Opportunity to view classic cars in showroom condition, purchase crafts and baked good. IGC metals will also be on hand to appraise metals, money, jewelry, etc. More information, www.stjudelewes.org or (302) 644-7300. 

Sept. 6, 7 p.m.: Open House, hosted by the St. Clare Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order,  Religious Education Center, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Lewes. Practicing Catholics interested in learning how the fraternity follows Jesus in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi are invited to attend to meet fraternity members.

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. 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. 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

Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Day of Reflection, Art and Spirituality, facilitated by Jane Hanson. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. $40 per person, includes lunch. More information, (302) 995-6859, jesus.house.de@gmail.com  or www.jesushousecenter.org.

Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (NOTE THE NEW DATE): Native American Retreat Day, “A Retreat with Black Elk,” sponsored by the St. Kateri Circle, Journey with the Bear, Diocese of Wilmington. No cost, donations to the Native Ministry, St. Kateri Circle, are appreciated. Day includes light breakfast and lunch. Register by Sept. 16. More information and to register, Sharon Ward, 302-545-3383 or Gail Rando, at 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

Through Aug. 25: Ten-Week Raffle, Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Rd., Newark. Drawings are held every Friday with the Grand Prize of $5,000 to be drawn on August 25, 2017.  All proceeds will be used to provide a comfortable environment for our Residents during the hot summer months. More information and tickets, call the Development Office at (302) 368-5886.

Aug. 26, noon: Delaware Burger Battle, Cauffiel House, 1016 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Benefits Emmanuel Dining Room. Tickets $50 adults, $30 for teens and designated drivers, $10 children 5-12. More information,  https://www.deburgerbattle.com/

Through Sept. 2: Raffle for Chevy Cruz or Kia Soul, St. Luke and St. Andrew Catholic Parish, 9903 Coastal Hwy. at 200th Street, Ocean City, Md. Donated by Jim’s Berlin Chevy, Berlin Jeep & Ram, Holly Kia. Raffle chosen Sept. 2. Tickets are one for $5 or 5 tickets for $20. Purchase tickets at 14401 Sinepuxent Ave. or call 410-250-0300.

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

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

Aug, 18: Holy Family Parish Golf Tournament, Back Creek Golf Course. 101 Back Creek Dr, Middletown. Format is best ball with a scrambled start at 8 a.m. $500 per foursome, includes a continental breakfast and a hot buffet lunch. Team registrations received by July 18th get a $50 discount. More information, Joe McCann, 302-584-1603.

Sept. 11: Golf Outing, benefits Jesus House, Cavalier Country Club, Newark. More information, (302) 995-6859, jesus.house.de@gmail.com  or www.jesushousecenter.org.

Sept. 18: Golf Outing, organized by St. Elizabeth High School Alumni Association. Rock Manor Golf Course, Wilmington. All proceeds benefit the St. Elizabeth athletics program. More information, www.facebook.com/pg/St.EHighSchool/posts/ or contact Kathleen Houghton ’68 at khoughton@sehs.org.

 

The Arts

Aug. 24, 6 p.m.: “Some Enchanted Evening,” featuring four pianists playing four pianos, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Ave., Hockessin. Includes Italian dinner by Trattoria di Napoli, $35 adults, $12 students. RSVP by Aug. 23. Limited seating. More information and reservation, (302) 239-7100, ext. 16 or www.stmaryoftheassumption.com.

 

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

Aug.  27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: International Food Festival, Holy Angels Fremont Hall, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Entry tickets are $10 and include ten tasting tickets. Wide variety of cultural food available, including beer from other countries. Tickets for additional tastings available at the event. More information, www.stjohn-holyangels.com  apress@holyangels.net or (302) 731-2219.

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.

 

Sales

Weekends: Benincasa Gift Shop, Saturdays, 1-5 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m.-noon: on the grounds of Holy Spirit Church. Religious items and sacramentals as well as religious art, wood cuts, silk screens, cards, books, music and other gift ideas. Also first Communion and confirmation gifts. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Sisters at Caterina Benincasa Dominican Monastery, 6 Church Dr., New Castle, DE (302) 654-1206.

 

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.

 

Meals

Aug. 27, Sept. 10 & 24, 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.

Aug.  15, 22 & 29, , 5-7 p.m.: Crab nights, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church.) Crabs and shrimp need to be ordered 9 a.m.- 1p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays. Platters and other food available without pre-order. Cash bar. More information, 410-524-7994.

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, 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: Grandparents Day Breakfast, Msgr. Dwyer Hall, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, New Castle. Sponsored by the KofC. More information (302) 328-3431.

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

Aug. 18 & 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (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.

Aug. 22 & 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26 (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.

Aug. 17, 24, & 31, Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28 (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.

 

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 15-18: “Highlights of Hudson River Valley” sponsored by Sages of St. Mary of the Assumption, Hockessin. Includes bus, hotel, 9 meals (including lunch at Culinary Institute & Mohonk Mountain House), and tours of Rockefeller Museum, FDR sites, West Point, Brotherhood Winery. $902 double. More information and registration, Sara Barre, (302) 239-2847.

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 Biltimore 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.

March 11-22, 2018: Marian Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes, hosted by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Bear. 12 day spiritual adventure across Portugal, Spain and France. For more information or to sign up now, please contact Fr. Roger at 322-6430 ext. 112.

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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