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Bishop’s Schedule

SATURDAY, MAY 20

• Ordination to priesthood, St. Peter Cathedral, Wilmington, 11 a.m.

• Mass, Knights of Columbus convention, Doubletree Inn, Wilmington, 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, MAY 21

• St. Thomas More Society banquet, Wilmington Country Club, Centerville, 6 p.m.

MONDAY, MAY 22

• Province of Baltimore meeting, Priestfield, W.Va.

TUESDAY, MAY 23

• Deans/bishop meeting, 1626 N. Union St., Wilmington, noon

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

• Priest Council/bishop meeting, 1626 N. Union St., Wilmington, noon

THURSDAY, MAY 25

• Graduation, Ss. Peter and Paul High School, Easton, Md., 6 p.m.

 

Services

  • St. Mary of the Assumption, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, announces new Mass schedule beginning April 30: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 and 8:30 a.m.; Sat. 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Sun. 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Also, reconciliation available Sat. 3:30-4:30 p.m. or by appointment. More information, (302) 239-7100.
  • June 4, 10:30 a.m.: Latin Mass, St. Patrick’s Church, 15th and King Streets, Wilmington. High Mass for Pentecost. Mass will be sung in Gregorian chant by the Schola Cantorum Philadelphiensis (“the School of Chanters of Philadelphia”), an initiative begun in 2016 by James Griffin to teach ordinary men, all practicing Catholics, how to sing the ancient music of the Roman Church. This will be their first appearance in Delaware. Additional music provided by the choir of the Regina Coeli Society of St. Patrick’s Church.  All are invited.

  • June 4, 6:30 p.m.: Pentecost Evening Sung Vespers, St. John the Baptist Church, Main & Chapel Sts. Newark. All are welcome.
  • June 10, 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer and Lectio Divina with the Carmelite Community of Mary. St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. Moring also includes monthly meeting. Learn more about the Community of Mary, members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites and the Rule of Carmel. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505 or Cindy Ostrowski, 410-208-3858 or http://carmelife.net/
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May 21, 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.
  • 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.
  • May 27, 10 a.m.: St. Kevin Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo, Md. All are welcome. More information, contact the Friends of St. Patrick’s Chapel,  wpare@zoominternet.net or 410-642-6534.
  • May 29, 10 a.m.: Annual Memorial Day Field Mass, All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. Most. Rev. W. Francis Malooly will be the celebrant. Featuring liturgical and music ministers from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. There will be a military tribute before Mass by VFW Post 475. Honor guard provided by the Knights of Columbus. Rain or shine event; protection from weather and seating are provided. Guests are asked to bring items to donate to Catholic Charities Food Pantry. Suggested items include: canned goods, pasta, cereal, cleaning supplies, baby items, condiments, coffee, tea bags. All are welcome.
  • 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:
    • May 28, 10 a.m. Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington.
    • June 11, 10 a.m.: Liturgy, Veterans Hospital, Elsmere
    • June 25, 10 a.m.:  Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
    • July 16, 3 p.m.: Burke Family Anniversary, St. Daniels, People’s Plaza – Rt. 896, Newark
    • July 23,10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington 
    • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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/
    • June 8, 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) 239-7100 ext. 24, frchris@stmaryoftheassumption.
    • June 21, 6:30 p.m.: Southern Come and Seek gathering, St. Francis DeSales Church office complex, 535 Riverside Dr., Salisbury, Md . More information, Fr. Glenn Evers, 410-882-3244, gevers@ssppeaston.org.

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.
  • 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
  • May 21, 3 p.m.: Organ dedication and blessing, Mission Church of St. Michael, 109 Lincoln Ave., St. Michaels, Md. Featuring Mr. David Lang, Concert Organist and representative for R.A. Daffer Church Organs, Inc.  Help us celebrate the glory of God with music, as we give thanks for all who prayed and generously donated toward the purchase of a new Rodgers organ. Admission free and open to the Public. More information, (410) 822-2344.
  • June 19-23, 8:30-Noon: Vacation Bible School, Holy Family Parish, Newark. Theme is “Maker Fun Factory VBS — kids will learn they are created by God and built for a purpose!” Ages nursery through grade 6, before care available.  Registrations are being taken online now, www.holyfamilynewark.org/religioused Classes are open to all, cost for parishioners  $50 per child,  out of parish $60 per child.  More information, contact the Religious Education office, (302) 368-8976 or email RGarland@holyfamilynewark.org

  • June 14, 2 p.m.: Book Club, St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Highway One and Tulip Drive, Lewes. This month’s book: ” Tell Me Why: A Father Answers His Daughter’s Questions about God ” by Michael Novak. Copies of this book are available in the parish library and on Amazon.com.  More information, contact the Religious Education Office, (302) 644-7413. 
  • 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.   
  • 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 or call Theresa, (302) 322-2929.

Retreats

  • May 23, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Day of Reflection, “Spirituality of the Twelve Step Program,” with Rev. Dan McGlynn and Sr. Margie Walsh. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd, Wilmington. $40. Shortened version available May 22, 7-9 p.m. More information, www. jesushousecenter.org
  • 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.
  • June 11 1-6 p.m.: Family Festival, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. Rosary walk, bi-lingual Mass, entertainment by Marty Rotella, and Donutman for the children. Food, fun and games. $25 per carload. Rain or shine. Pre-register at 610-644-0400 or www.malvernretreat.com.
  • June 30-July 2: Charismatic Retreat, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. Directed by Fr. James Blount, SOLT. Music provided by Mark Griswold and Firehill. More information, 610-644-0400 or www.malvernretreat.com.
  • July 7-9: Women of Grace Retreat featuring Johnnette Benkovic and Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM. Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa.. Theme   will be Our Lady of Fatima and the Triumph: How the Battle Will be Won. More information, 610-644-0400 or www.malvernretreat.com.
  • July 28-30: Retreat for pastors, pastoral teams, parish staff, lay leaders, DRE’s and catechists, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. Directed by Casting Nets Ministries. More information, 610-644-0400 or www.malvernretreat.com.
  • Aug. 4-6: Retreat, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa.. Presented by Author and evangelist, Gary Zimak. Theme will be Learning How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. More information, 610-644-0400 or www.malvernretreat.com.

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

  • No listings at this time.

Fundraisers

  • Through June 18: Change for Life Baby Bottle campaign, benefits the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center in Salisbury, Md. Fundraiser supports efforts to provide for the on-going needs of the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center. Baby bottles may be picked up at the Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center, 1300 South Division St., Suite C, in Salisbury, for use at church or place of employment. These bottles may then be distributed before Mother’s Day, returned on Father’s Day, and filled with the change on the days in-between. More information, 410-546-5433.
  • 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. 23, 9 a.m.: Give It Up For Gulu 5k & Doggie Dash, Rockford Park, Wilmington. Benefits St. Catherine of Siena School, Gulu, Uganda. This 5K has given Hope and shown God’s Love to this struggling village. Great prizes awarded to top 3 in each age bracket.  Consider volunteering, sponsoring, creating a team, donating-visit www.giveitupforgulu.com or contact mogispert@gmail.com for details.  

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

  • June 22: Swing Fore Little Sisters Golf Charity Outing, Deerfield Golf Club, Newark. Noon shotgun start. Proceeds benefit replacement of hospital beds in the nursing care units. For more information, (302) 368-5886 or  www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org

  • Aug, 18: Hoy Family Parish Golf Tournament, Back Creek Golf Course. 101 Back Creek Dr, Middletow. 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.

The Arts

  • June 17: British singer/songwriter Al Stewart will perform with his band, including his hits “Year of the Cat” “Time Passages” “On The Border” and other classics. St. Ann’s Social Hall, Union St. and Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. Doors open at 6 p.m. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets $35 in advance, $38 day of show; ages 13-18 $5, children under 12 free; All St. Ann’s School children free. Limited seating. Cash only please or check made out to “cash.” To order tickets, 302-654-5519 or email stannschurch@stannwilmington.com.

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

  •  May 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Strawberry Festival, Mary Mother of Peace Church, Mt. Joy Road and Route 24, Millsboro. Outside spaces available for rent. Reserve now. Call Bonnie at (302) 280-5795 for more information or to reserve a space.
  • May 29-June 3: Holy Rosary carnival, 3210 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Monday-Thursday 6-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 6-11 p.m. Live entertainment and food each night at the Carriage House Grill. DJs and live entertianment at Hispanic Cafe. Mega-Passes $40 if purchased before carnival begins. Family nights Tuesday and Wednesday, ride all night for $20. Rides, games, food, more. Call (302) 798-2904 for more information.
  • June 10, noon-7 p.m.: Strawberry Festival, Good Shepherd School, 800 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, Md. Strawberry milkshakes, funnel cakes, live music, rides, food, games, vendors, raffles, moon bounce and obstacle course. Spaghetti dinner 4 – 7 p.m. More information, 410-642-6265.

  • July 10-15, 6-10 p.m.: Annual Fair, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Dupont Hwy. (Route 13), Wilmington Manor/New Castle (1/2 Mile North of the New Castle County Airport). Rides, games, prizes, food and more. Megapasses $40 (presale); $45 week of fair, available after June 25. More information, olffair.blogspot.com or olffair@verizon.net

Sales

  • May 20, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Flea Market and Craft Show, St. John the Apostle Church, 506 Seabury Ave., Milford. Sponsored by the KofC. Spaces available; $15 for one car space, $25 for two, and $35 for 3.  Set up times start 6 a.m. Reserve space by May 15, call Deacon Paul, 424-7766 or Fred Smiga, 335-9810. Free admission.
  • May 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Community Garage Sale, St. Catherine of Siena parish, 2503 Centerville Rd., Wilmington. (Rain date June 3) Vendors welcome $25/per car w/2 parking spots to sell.  Contact mogispert@gmail or 302-239-1699 for details.
  • June 10, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Flea Market, St. Jude the Apostle Church parking lot, Lewes. Sponsored by the KofC. Spaces available, $15 for one, $25 for two, $35 for three. More information and space reservations, Marc, (302) 644-4992 or Dan, (302) 645-5369.

  •  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

  • May 19: Spring Dinner Dance, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear. Dinner at 6 p.m., dancing at 7 p.m. Live music provided by Bob Miller & the Flashback band. Sponsored by the Seton “Fifty Plus” club; cost to join us is just $12 per person. Food catered by Trattoria di Napoli restaurant. More information, Rudy Macalisang (by May 15) (302) 595-4651 or rmacalisang@comcast.net.
  •  May 19, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance Anniversary theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Good Times. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • June 23, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance Welcome Summer theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Phil Berger Music. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • July 7, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance patriotic theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Joe Staffieri Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance Hawaiian theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by , Johnny Kay’s Rockets. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance End of Summer theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Star Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance, Fall Festival theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Phil Berger Music. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Oct. 22, 7 p.m.: Post Cana Group dance, Halloween theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Joe Staffieri Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Nov. 5, 12:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group lunch/dance, Country Western theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Johnny Kay’s Rockets. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dance, Line Dancing theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Star Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Dec. 3, 1:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dance, Line Dancing theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Johnny Kay’s Rockets. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Dec. 17, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance, Line Christmas theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Good Times. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • Post Cana group, schedule TBA. For more information, contact Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

 

Meals

  • May 28, June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, Aug. 13 & 27, Sept. 10 & 24. 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.
  • 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.
  •  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.)
  • May 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch, St. Agnes Church Hall, Queen St., Rising Sun, Md. Menu: Tomato soup, baked chicken, potatoes, salad assorted desserts.  Good-will offering accepted.  All donations support the pantry to help western Cecil County needy.  For information call (410) 658-4378.  For take-out orders call (day of luncheon) (410) 658-9422.
  • TBA, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch, St. Agnes Church Hall, Queen St., Rising Sun.  Menu: TBA.  Good will offering accepted.  All donations support our pantry to help western Cecil County needy.  For information, call (410) 658-4378.  For take-out orders call, day of luncheon, (410) 658-9422.

 

 

Bingo/Games

  •  May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: 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.
  •  May 23, 30, 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.
  •  May 25: 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.
  • June 10, 1 p.m.: Designer Bag Bingo, St. Joseph’s Fellowship Hall, 1012 French St., Wilmington. Doors open at noon. Door prizes and 50/50. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, must be 18 or older. More information, Marie Cousar (302) 388-7469.

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. 
  • 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.**

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, Del. is always seeking donations of gently-used household goods, including furniture, mattresses and working appliances. More information, (302) 764-2717.

Groups

  • 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 or call Theresa, (302) 322-2929.

 

Young Adults

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Trips

  • June 13: “Jonah” Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster PA, Sponsored by Brother Vincent Columbiettes.  Bus departs St. Polycarp Church Ransom Lane in Smyrna at 8 a.m.  Showtime is 11 a.m.  $100 per person includes bus transportation, tip, show ticket and lunch.  For more information contact Judy Lahey, (302) 535-3481.
  • June 20: Phillies vs. Cardinals, meet at Holy Rosary Church, Claymont at 5:15 p.m.: $38, non-refundable ticket includes transportation. Great seats, level 207. More information, Marie 302-475-5649 or 302-798-2904.
  • June 25: Trip to the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa., sponsored by Holy Spirit Sodality. $40;  $30 returned in slot dollars and $5 in food certificate. For more information and reservations,  Dorothy,  (302) 286-7862 or Eleano,  (302) 328-5379.

  • 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. More information, Debbe Philips. dphilips@ministryofcaring.org
  •  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. 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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