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Bishop’s Schedule


FEB. 16-17

• Leadership roundtable, Baltimore Hilton, Baltimore


• Mass, St. Helena, Wilmington, 11 a.m.


• School visit, Serviam Academy, New Castle, 10 a.m.

• School visit, Nativity Prep, Wilmington, noon


• Healey Education Foundation meeting, St. Margaret of Scotland, Glasgow, noon


• School visit, St. Mary Magdalen, Wilmington, 10 a.m.


• Confirmation, St. John the Beloved, Wilmington, 10 a.m.


• Mass, St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington, 10:30 a.m.

• Mass and reception, Circle of Honor, St. Mary Magdalen, Wilmington, 2 p.m.


• All Saints Catholic School annual board meeting, 1626 N. Union St., Wilmington, 10 a.m.


• Pass the Word for young men, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, 9 a.m.


• Mass/Ash Wednesday, St. Peter Cathedral, Wilmington, noon


• School visit, St. Anthony of Padua, Wilmington, 10 a.m.

• School visit, St. Peter the Apostle, New Castle, noon


• Rite of Election, Holy Cross, Dover, 11 a.m.


• Knights of Columbus annual mission appeal Mass, St. Helena, Wilmington, 9 a.m.

• Mass and reception, Circle of Honor, Holy Cross, Dover, 2:30 p.m.



  • March 8, 7-8 p.m.: Total Consecration Through Mary to Jesus, the Way of St. Louis De Montfort, St. John the Beloved School Library, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Concludes with Consecration Mass on March 24, 5 p.m. For more information, Johannah Wojcik, (302) 998-3057 or Janet, (302) 996-0482.
  • March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, 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.
  • Feb. 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15, 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.
  • March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, 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.
  • March 5, 4 p.m.: Dedication service for Allen Renaissance Organ, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Ave., Hockessin. Meditations by Michael X. Lundy, Michael Davidson, Cameron Kuzepanski and Troy J. Lawson Jr. All are welcome. More information, (302) 239-7100 or www.stmaryoftheassumption.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.
  • 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.



Right to Life

  • 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.


  • Fridays, 11 a.m.: Holy Hour for Priestly Vocations, Cathedral of St. Peter, Sixth and West Streets, Wilmington, Del. Exposition 11 a.m., Confessions 11:30- 11:55 a.m., Benediction 11:55 a.m., Mass 12:10 p.m.
  • TBA, 6:30 p.m.: Northern Come and Seek group gathering for men interested in finding out more about the priesthood. St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Opportunity to socialize with priests and like-minded men who wish to learn more about vocations. Dates and times are subject to change, so call prior to attending. More information, Fr. Chris Coffiey, (302) 239-7100 ext. 24,   frchris@stmaryoftheassumption.com or www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/.
  • March 8, April 19, May 24, June 21, 6:30 p.m.: Southern Come and Seek group gathering for men interested in finding out more about the priesthood.  St. Francis DeSales Church office complex, 535 Riverside Dr., Salisbury, Md. (Note the new location.)  Opportunity to socialize with priests and like-minded men who wish to learn more about vocations. Dates and times are subject to change, so call prior to attending. More information, Fr. Glenn Evers, 410-882-3244, gevers@ssppeaston.org, or visit the Vocations website: www.cdow.org/vocations or www.cdow.org/cas.
  • Feb. 29: Diocesan Pass the Word program for high school-aged men, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore. Program is an initiative that seeks to introduce high-school aged men to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood. Daylong program with the Bishop, priests and seminarians. More information, Vocations Office, 302-573-3113 or vocations@cdow.org.



  • Calix, an association of Catholics who maintain sobriety through a 12 Step program, meets at St. Matthew in Newport and St. Francis de Sales in Salisbury, Salisbury.  Go to calixde.org for meeting times and details or call 302-521-9330.
  • March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, 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
  • March 11, April 8, May 13 : Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites meeting, St. Jude The Apostle Church, Lewes. Open to those who have a desire for a more intimate relationship with God through a deeper form of prayer. Learn more about the spirituality of Carmel: the spirituality of Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Therese of Lisieux.  Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. in the Religious Education Center.  Brother Bryan, spiritual assistant from the Carmelite Monastery, will be in attendance. Meets Second Saturday of every month from December through May. More information, call Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505 or visit our website at http://www.carmelife.net/
  • Feb. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: SACRED, Salesianum School, Wilmington. Day long program on Salesian Spirituality. $45 due Feb. 22. Rain date March 4. price includes coffee, tea, light breakfast items, a hot lunch and all day beverages, plus more than 15 courses in adult religious education for parents and catechists. Reconciliation offered at 8 AM, Noon and 3 PM. Day concludes with 4 p.m. Mass. More information, http://sacred.salesianum.org
  • Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.: Bible study, “Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom,” continues for 10 Mondays, St. Ann’s Church, Gilpin Ave. and Union Street, Wilmington. More information or to register, Connie Winner Varone, (302) 765-9864 or cnwinner@comcast.net.
  • March 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Modern Science and the Catholic Faith,” sponsored by the McGrath Institute of Church Life at Notre Dame. Padua Academy, 905 N. Broom St., Wilmington. This professional seminar will explore the relationship between science and religion and effective strategies for teaching and integrating their compatibility. Free if registered by Feb. 28, $30 thereafter. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call (860) 346-6659, ext. 109, or email scire_ini@nd.edu.
  • July 19-23, 78th Annual Tekakwitha Conference, “Loving One Another Through the Spirit of Saint Kateri,” Rapid City, SD. More information and registration,  www.tekconf.org.  Gail Rando naministry@gmail.com, 352-445-2350 or Sharon Wardwsward2@verizon.net.   



  • Feb. 17-19: “In the Footsteps of Blessed Jacinta,” retreat for girls grades 7-12, Saint Joseph’s Convent, 1872 Munster Rd., Portage, Pa. Weekend retreat  for girls to strengthen their relationship with Our Lord and to provide an opportunity to pray and grow spiritually with Mary and Bl. Jacinta as a role models.  Talks will focus on the gift of prayer, sacrifice, intercessory prayer, humility and selfless love. $35 suggested donation. Register by Feb. 13. More information, Mother Jacinta Miryam, SSCJ, 814-505-2290or sisterjacinta@gmail.com.
  • Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Day of Reflection: Carnival and Springtime Prophets. Jesus House Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Retreat Leader: Mary Louise Chesley-Cora. $40, includes lunch. More information, 302.995.6859 or www.jesushousecenter.org  
  • March 4, 8 a.m.–Noon: Lent Retreat, “A Closer Walk with Jesus Through the Passion Narratives,” presented by Fr. Jim Jackson,  St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish Family Center, Old Church Road, Greenville.  Explore the story of our Lord’s final days in both the Synoptic Gospels and St. John’s Gospel. Morning includes Mass, continental breakfast, and Confessions. Register with Ann Hapka, 610.388.1362 or ann.d.hapka@gmail.com; walk-ins also welcome. Questions? Contact Loretta Carlson, 302.836.5883 or lscarlson@mac.com.
  • May 5-9:  Rachel’s Vineyard Catholic Retreat for post-abortion healing, Wilmington. The retreat weekend is a beautiful opportunity for any person who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion.  For more information contact Nan at 302-528-8313 or visit rachelsvineyard.org
  • St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House in Cape May, New Jersey, 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

Mass during Lent: Tues. & Thurs., 5:30 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Church, 15th and King Streets, Wilmington. Confession available at 5 p.m.; also Weds., 7 p.m. St. Mary Church, 6th and Pine Streets, Wilmington, followed by Stations of the Cross.

March 4, 8 a.m.-noon: Lent retreat, “A Closer Walk with Jesus Through the Passion Narratives,” presented by Fr. Jim Jackson,  St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish Family Center, Old Church Road, Greenville. Includes Mass, continental breakfast, and confessions. Register with Ann Hapka, 610-388-1362 or ann.d.hapka@gmail.com; walk-ins also welcome. Questions? Contact Loretta Carlson, (302) 836-5883 or lscarlson@mac.com.


  • Feb. 25, 6-10 p.m.: Mardis Gras celebration hosted by the Ministry of Caring, New Castle County Irish Society, 1301S Rodney St, Wilmington. Live Music. Raffles. Authentic Cajun Cuisine. Food from Fat Rick’s BBQ, a wide selection of beer, wine, and soft drinks for purchase, and live music by Box Turtle Bob and The Original Chesapeake Bayou Brothers. Benefits the Ministry of Caring’s House of Joseph II for formerly homeless persons with AIDS. Tickets $30 in advance (thru Feb. 10) and $35 after or at the door. More information, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2726496 or http://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/mardi-gras/
  • Feb. 26, 2-5 p.m.: Chinese Auction, sponsored by the Delaware State Columbiettes, the Rookery North Golf Club, Milford. $20 per person, includes buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, ice tea. Cash bar available. Many fabulous gifts, as well as a raffle with three great prizes. Please respond by Feb. 19 to Linda Darling Ldarling@holycrossdover.org  and send a check to  Barbara Zasowski, P.O. Box 113 Chesapeake City, MD 21915.(blzasowski@gmail.com) Make checks payable to Delaware State Columbiettes.  
  • Feb. 25, 6 p.m.-midnight: Casino Night, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, Md. Blackjack, Poker, 50/50 and more. Live and silent auctions, catering by Touch of Italy and all your local favorites. Full cash bar and dancing.$50 per person. Reservations at www.mostblessedsacramentcatholicschool.com or call  410.208.1600 or pay at the door.
  • Feb. 26, 5 p.m.: International Night series, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Benefits Emmanuel Dining Room. Theme is Spanish night; Chefs from Harry’s Savoy Grill & Teixido Family. $25 per person, $176 table of 8. More information, dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org or http://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/
  • March 4, 7-10 p.m.: Beer Garden and Wine Bar, Holy Angels School Gymnasium, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. $30 per person. Adults only. Food, beer, wine, games, raffles, music and tastings.Benefits Holy Angels School.  More information, 302-731-2200.
  • March 11, 6-11 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day party, Masci Hall, St. Helena Parish, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Sponsored by the Christopher Council KofC, $30, includes buffet dinner, draught beer and wine, Irish music and dancers, basket raffles, 50-50, silent auction and “pot of gold” drawing. Cash bar for alcohol. Tickets, Bill, (302) 379-4849; Rick, (302) 373-0077; or Raymond, (302) 547-6931.
  • March 26, 5 p.m.: International Night series, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Benefits Emmanuel Dining Room. Theme is Irish night; Chefs Bill Bradley & Staff of FXN. $25 per person, $176 table of 8. More information, dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org or http://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/April 23, 5 p.m.: International Night series, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Benefits Emmanuel Dining Room. Theme is Italian night; Chefs from Caffé Gelato. $25 per person, $176 table of 8. More information, dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org or http://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/
  • April 1, 6:30-10:30 p.m.:  Blue Ribbon Casino Night & Auction, Christ the Teacher Catholic School, 2451 Frazer Road, Newark. Proceeds benefit the construction of a new gymnasium and preschool building. Tickets/donations/sponsorships available until 3/20/17.  For more info. contact the School’s Asst. Principal at 302-838-8850 x130 or by email: sadams@christtheteacher.org
  • April 5, 5 p.m.: Catholic Charities Annual Tribute Dinner, Chase Center, Wilmington Riverfront. The Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award will be presented to Pete and Susan Booker. $190 per person, sponsorships available. More information, (302) 655-9624.
  • April 29, 5 p.m.: Emmanuel Dining Room Auction, Barclays Bank, Wilmington Riverfront. Food, music, $10,000 raffle. Tickets $100. To donate items or purchase tickets, contact Cindy Gamble, cgamble@ministryofcaring.orgSilent auction online fundraiser, Our Lady of Fatima Church, New Castle. Kramer Portraits and Little Expressions are both donating a certificate for one studio session, the first valued at $2,000, the second at $1,200. Bids taken until Feb. 12. For more information, and details about both auction items, go to www.olfnewcastle.com

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

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The Arts

  • Feb. 19, 4 p.m.: “Frank Sinatra, Tales Behind The Tunes,” A Musical Dinner Theater starring Sean Reilly. Sacred Heart Oratory, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Tickets $40, Couples $75. More information, (302) 428-3658.
  • March 5, 4 p.m.: Dedication service for Allen Renaissance Organ, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Ave., Hockessin. Meditations by Michael X. Lundy, Michael Davidson, Cameron Kuzepanski and Troy J. Lawson Jr. All are welcome. More information, (302) 239-7100 or www.stmaryoftheassumption.com


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  • Feb. 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Indoor flea market, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Snow date Feb. 25. Crafters and vendors welcome, tables $20, reserve today by calling Wendy, 410-441-4462 or wlorourke@gmail.com
  • March 18, 8 a.m.-noon,  March 19, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Tag Sale, St. Mary Magdalen, Concord Pike and Sharpley Road, Wilmington. New and gently used clothing from infants to adults, housewares, toys, baby gear, books, electronics, and more.  Everything is 50% off on Sunday. More information, Laura Lundgren at llundgren1@gmail.com .
  •  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.


  • Feb. 25, 6-11 PM,  Mardi Gras Dinner Dance, St Mary of the Assumption Church, Hockessin. Cost $30 per person. Includes baked chicken dinner, (with Jambalaya), dessert, coffee, beer, wine and Hurricane Punch.  Music by DJ Stan Tucker. Sponsored by the KofC, Coffee Run Council. Reservations required. For info call Gerry Safranski at 302-239-9362. Reservation deadline Feb 19th.
  • Feb. 25, 5:30-10:20 p.m.: Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, Holy Rosary Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont,. Authentic Cajun food, BYOB, live entertainment, dancing and games, costume prizes. All are welcome. $25 per person, purchase tickets by Feb. 17. More information and tickets, (302) 798-2904. 
  • Feb. 26, 2-6 p.m.: Dinner/Dance, “Dancing through the Decades,” with Frank and Trish, St. Luke’s Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Avenue, Ocean City, Md. Tickets, $25, may be purchased at the Parish Office. Table reservations will be taken for groups of 6 or 10 only; full payment is due at time of reservation. More information, 410-250-0300.
  • March 4, 6-10 p.m., St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Prince of Peace Hall, 2600 Willoughby Beach Rd., Edgewood, Md. Presented by the St. Kevin Ancient Order of Hibernians. Featuring the Irish Jasper Greens, and Irish dancers, special guests the ShamRogues. $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Includes dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks. Tickets, Jim Cosgrove, 443-512-0995, jcosgrove4340@gmail.com
  • March 11, 6-10 pm: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Oldies Dance, presented by the KofC. Holy Angels Fremont Hall, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Traditional Irish dinner, corned beef and cabbage, broiled salmon, more. Performance by McAleer School of Irish Dance, beer, wine, soda, cash bar, DJ, dancing, door prizes. $35 adult, $40 at the door, $15 children, $250 table of 8 ($300 at door). Tickets, Joe Colosi, 302-383-0117, Paul Keely, 302-540-6658, Bob Sassa, (302) 234-2368.
  • March 11, 1-6 p.m.: St. Patrick’s After-Parade Party, Irish Center, 1301 S. Rodney Street, Wilmington. All are welcome. $8 members, $10 non-members, free for children under 12. Cash bar and food, music by John Kelly. For more information, 302-658-8299. 
  • March 17, 11 a.m.- 7p.m.: St. Patrick’s Ham and Cabbage Lunch/Dinner, Irish Center, 1301 S. Rodney Street, Wilmington. Adult platter $9, includes coffee and dessert; children 8 and under $4 and includes dessert. Take out platters $9, call ahead. Ham sandwich also available for $4. Cash bar. Dance program by McAleer School of Dance at 4:30 p.m. For more information, 302-658-8299.
  • March 17, 6-11 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Party, hosted by The Irish Society of Delmava, Frazier’s on the Lake, 9 East Loockerman St., Dover.  Includes buffet dinner of corned beef and cabbage, glass of beer and a variety of desserts; door prizes, 50/50 drawing, a free Irish music CD, a Basket of Cheer Raffle, plus an auction for a weekend stay at the Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach, DE. Music by The Folk Heroes. $30 per person, purchase tickets by March 12. No tickets at the door. More information and tickets, Robin Engstenberg, 302-674-4834.
  • March 12, 2:30-5 p.m.: Post Cana Group St. Patrick’s Day lunch/dance, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Star Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Post Cana group, schedule TBA. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.



  • March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, 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.
  • Feb. 22 & March 29, 5-6:30 p.m.: Simple Supper with the Knights of Columbus. Soup or sandwiches, salad and dessert.  Columbus Hall 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Behind St. Luke’s Church. Cash bar. More information, 410-524-7994.
  • March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, 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. For more information, (410) 658-2691 or 410-642-6265. (First Sunday of every month during the school year.)
  • Feb. 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Sausage Supper, immediately follows “Palms to Ashes” celebration. St. Jude Parish Life Center, Lewes. Tickets $6 adults, children under 10, $3. Prepared and sponsored by the Columbiettes. More information, (302) 644-7300.TBA, 8:30-11:30 a.m.: All you can eat breakfast buffet, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. $10 adults, $6 for children 8 and under. For more information, (410) 524-7994.

  • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7, 4:30-7 p.m.: Friday Lenten Fish Fry Dinners, followed by Stations of the Cross, Holy Family Catholic Church Hall, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Rd., Newark. Baked or fried fish, hush puppies, potatoes, stewed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, beverages, desserts and more.  $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children.  More information, (302)368-4665.  
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  • Feb. 10, 17 & 24, March 3, 10 & 17: Bingo, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. Refreshments for sale. Doors open at 5 p.m., games at 6:30 p.m. For more information, (410) 524-7994.
  • Feb. 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.
  • Feb. 9, 16 & 23: 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.
  • Feb. 11, 5 p.m.: Penny Party, Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, 522 Main St., Marydel, Md. Penny, nickel, dime, quarter, 50 cent, $1 and $5 tables. Admission $1, covers 100 bids on items. Bake table, refreshments, food and soda.. For more information, 410-482-7687.
  • Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.: Lunch and Bingo, St. Andrew Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Avenue, Ocean City, Md. Lunch is baked ziti. $25, includes 18 games of bingo. Proceeds benefit St. Luke’s Church. Tickets, Pat Luckett, 302-436-0351.

Volunteers Needed

  • The Ministry of Caring is in need of people to volunteer at the Emmanuel Dining Rooms on a regular basis. Commitment would be 6:30-8:30 a.m. Entails one day every other week (e.g., French toast day is every other Monday); would involve cooking breakfast and serving to our guests. Also need people to pick up donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts at 6 a.m. More information or to volunteer, dmenchhofer@ministryofcaring.org or call (302) 652-3228. Catechists Needed for Pre-Cana and Remarriage Classes: The Diocesan Office for Marriage and Family Life is looking for Catechists for Pre-Cana and Remarriage Classes. For more information, call Rita McDowell, (302) 295-0667.
  • Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, is a non-profit that offers a campus for retreats and days of reflection. Volunteers are needed to help with gardening, food preparation and clean-up as well as other tasks in support of our programs and facilities. Please contact us at 302-995-6859 if you can help.
  • St. Ann’s Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel is seeking permanent adorers. The chapel is located behind the church, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. The chapel is open 6 a.m.- 1o p.m. daily. For more information, contact Chris Eckrich, Chapel Co-leader (302) 584-1422  adorationchapel.stann@gmail.com  www.adorationchapel.org**
  • The Religious Education for Special Needs Program seeks volunteers. Many activities require one-to-one assistance. Join this loving and meaningful ministry. For more information, call Linda Jackson at 573-3130.**
  • 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,  at volnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (302) 368-5886, ext. 137.
  • The Junior Board of St. Francis Hospital needs volunteers to work in the Gift Shop and patient services areas. More information, Lois Torgerson, (302) 764-0292
  • The Old Bohemia Historical Society, which manages the St. Francis Xavier Shrine, the mother church of the diocese, needs volunteers for various projects. For more information, contact Marji Matyniak at (302) 328-4803.**


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


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  • April 25-27: Lancaster Show Trip & Dutch Country, leaving from St. Ann’s, Bethany Beach. Includes new show at the Sight & Sound Theatre, “Jonah,” plus Vegas Legends show and ride on the Spirit of Philadelphia, and more. $395. For  more information, Vince Bertone, (320) 539-2632.

    July 7-13: Pilgrimage to South Dakota, Rose Bud Indian Reservation and St. Francis Mission. Sponsored by  The Diocese of Wilmington Native American Ministry and Journey with the Bear, St. Kateri Circle. More information, Sharon Ward, 302-545-3383. 

  • Aug. 23-Sept. 1: Shades of Ireland Tour, sponsored by the Ministry of Caring. Highlights: Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Castle Stay. Book by Feb. 24 to save $200 per person. More information, Debbe Philips. dphilips@ministryofcaring.org
  • 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.
  • 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.

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