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Bishop’s Schedule

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

• Charter Day Mass and event, Neumann University, Aston, Pa., noon

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

• School visit, Aquinas Academy, Bear, 10 a.m.

• Annual Mass for St. Patrick Society, St. Elizabeth, Wilmington, 5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17

• Mass, St. Patrick’s, Wilmington, 7:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

• Confirmation, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Wilmington, 11 a.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

• Mass, St. Mary Magdalen, Wilmington, 9 a.m.

• Mass, Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle, noon

MARCH 19-22

• United States Catholic Conference administrative meeting, Washington, D.C.

 

Services

March 23, 6 p.m.: Mass and ceremony for Consecration to the Blessed Mother; Rosary and Consecration ceremony Mass  at 7 p.m. St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike,  Hockessin. Legion of Mary.  More information, Ann,  302-494-4138.

March 18 & 25, after 8 a.m. Mass: Talk by Dr. Bill Moncevicz about the upcoming Fatima Centennial Tour For Peace, when the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will visit the Diocese, April 1-3. More information, www.fatimatourforpeace.com or  (302) 897-3022 or email: livefatimade@gmail.com

April 1-3:  International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visit to the Diocese. The schedule: Saturday, April 1, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Joseph on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Rd, Greenville;  4 p.m.Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, April 2 Corpus Christi, 903 New Road, Elsmere;  Noon Sunday – 6 a.m. Monday, April 3 St. Jude The Apostle, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes; Monday, April 3, 2017, 10 a.m.-8 a.m. Tuesday April 4, Sts. Peter and Paul, 1210 S. Washington St., Easton Ms. All  devotional services are free and open to the public. All are welcome. Part of the Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 19, 7 p.m.: Taizé Prayer around the Cross, Resurrection Parish 3000 Videre Drive Wilmington. All are welcome. This Taize Prayer will be a collaboration of Immaculate Conception-St. Jude, St. John’s/Holy Angels, and Resurrection parishes. More informaiton, 302-368-0146, resurrectionde.org
  • 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.
  • Perpetual Adoration: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington.  Adoration Schedule: Sunday 2 p.m. through to Saturday 6 a.m.; Saturday 6 p.m. to Sunday 7 a.m. All are welcome. Those wishing to sign up for a specific hour or visit between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. call (302) 373-3405.

 

 

Right to Life

  • 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.
  • April 20, 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/.
  •  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.
  • April 2, noon-1:30 p.m.: Sunday with the Sisters, for middle and high-school aged girls, Daughters of Charity Sisters House, 601 N. West Street, Wilmington. Afternoon begins after 11 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral and includes light lunch with the Sisters, presentation on the life of the Sisters, time for questions and tour of the Sisters House. Hosted by the Sisters of St. Claire, Daughters of Charity, Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Parking available in lot next to Sisters House. Hospitality for parent or chaperone. RSVP, Sr. JoAnne, joanne.goecke@doc.org or call 302 658 9715 after 6 p.m.

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, 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
  • 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/
  • Mondays through May 1, 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 15, 22, 29 & April 5: “To Be a Healing Presence in the Community”, series of talks, St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2503 Centerville Rd., Wilmington. Topics will address key concerns of our West Wilmington/Suburbs Red Clay District in the light of parental responsibility and Christian faith. March 15: The Teacher Who Forms a Child’s Character; March 22: The Police Officer Who Is Protector of the Community; March 29: Stand Your Ground — How to Respond Non-violently to Provocation; April 5: The Missing Father. All are welcome. More information, (302) 633-4900 or www.scswilmde.org
  • March 13, 20, 27, and April 3, Mondays, 12:45-2:15: Bible Study, “Sisters and Prophets of Faith,” presented by Mary Louise Chesley-Cora at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish Family Center, Old Church Road, Greenville. This Lenten Scripture study will explore the voices and roles of faithful, courageous, and prophetic women throughout the Bible and how their spirit continues to live on in the voices and experiences of women today. To register, contact Ann Hapka at (610)388-1362 or ann.d.hapka@gmail.com; walk-ins are also welcome. Questions? Contact Loretta Carlson, (302) 836-5883 or lscarlson@mac.com.
  • 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.   
  • Join the Columbiettes: 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

 

Retreats

  • March 24-26: Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend , Rehoboth Beach. Application fee of $100 confirms food and lodging. More information, (302)220-9833 or wwme-delmar.org
  • March 24-26: “A Retreat for Women: The Hearts of Jesus and Mary”, a weekend of prayer, conferences reflection, confessions, Mass for women aged 25 and older. Sacred Heart Novitiate, 1872 Munster Rd., Portage, PA 15946. Suggested donation, $50. Begins 6 p.m. Friday, ends 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For more information, Mother Jacinta Miryam, SSCJ, (814) 505-2290 or sisterjacinta@gmail.com. RSVP by March 21.March 31-April 2: “Young Women’s Retreat: The Appeal of Fatima in Our Times”, a weekend of conferences, adoration, common prayer, private prayer, confession, craft and Mass. Silent retreat for women ages 18-35, begins Friday 5:30-6:45, ends with 12:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday. 1872 Munster Rd., Portage, PA 15946. Sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  For more information, Mother Jacinta Miryam, SSCJ, (814) 505-2290 or sisterjacinta@gmail.com. RSVP by March 28.
  • March 28, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Day of Reflection:  Lord, Heal My Broken Heart , Jesus House Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Retreat Leader: Sister Rosie Castelli, Ed.D., OP; the dynamics of grief will be addressed.More information, 302.995.6859 or www.jesushousecenter.org 
  •  April 8, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop. Jesus House Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Retreat Presented by Roseanne M Havird, Contemplative Outreach Contact Person for SE Pennsylvania and Bev Roberts, Contemplative Outreach Contact Person for Delaware. More information, 302.995.6859 or www.jesushousecenter.org  
  • 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 2, 19, 26 & April 2: Soup and Speaker Sundays, Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Rd., Newark.  Divine Mercy Chaplet at 5:30 pm followed by soup and bread dinner at 6pm. Various speakers  at 6:40 p.m. More information and reservations, (302)  368-8976, RGarland@holyfamilynewark.org or www.holyfamilynewark.org
  • March 8-April 5: Annual Ecumenical Lenten Series, north Wilmington. Services at 6 p.m., light Lenten supper to follow. Series offering will benefit the Emmanuel Dining Room. The schedule: March 8: Ss. Peter and Paul Urkrainian Orthodox Church, 1406 Philadelphia Pike. March 15: Aldersgate United Methodist Church,  2313 Concord Pike. March 22: St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, 10 Old Church Road. March 29: Chester-Bethel United Methodist Church, 2619 Foulk Road. April 5: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 800 Lea Blvd. 
  • March 12-14, 7 p.m.: Parish Mission, St. Jude the Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Featuring Catholic Christian speaker, singer, songwriter and recording artist, Paul Koleske, who will speak each evening on the theme “Igniting the Light of Christ Within You”. More information, www.stjudelewes.org or (302) 644-7300, or office@stjudelewes.org.
  • March 31-April 1: Lenten Mission, St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown, Rd., Wilmington. Friday, 6:30, Stations of the Cross followed by 7:15 p.m. session. Saturday, 10 a.m. Morning prayer, followed by session 2, lunch, living rosary, session three, penance service andconcludes with 5 p.m. Mass. Presenter will be Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D. Free, all are welcome. Please register in advance. More information and to register, (302) 999-0211 or sjbde.org.

FISH FRY

  • March 10, 24 & 31, 5-7 p.m.: Fish Fry, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Hall, 345 Bear-Christiana Rd, Bear DE. Sponsored by Seton KOC. Dine-in or takout. Adults $9, children $5. Baked or fried fish, grilled cheese, fries, mac & cheese, applesauce, green beans, coleslaw, stewed tomatoes. Desserts, soda, water, beer & wine available to purchase. More information, (302) 836-6007.
  • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & April 7, 6-7 p.m.: Fish Fry, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Baked or fried fish platter with two vegetables, $10; other options will vary weekly. Soup, salad, beverages and dessert also available.

  • 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.  

  • March 24, 5-8 p.m.: Fish Fry, Christ the Teacher School cafeteria, 2451 Frazer Rd. Newark.  Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 283. Menu includes homemade beer-battered haddock, shrimp and fresh-cut fries. All meals come with homemade coleslaw and macaroni salad, dinner roll, fresh salad and desserts, beverages. Creamy New England clam chowder will also be available a la cart.  Beer and wine available for purchase. Take-out available. Questions and tickets sales information at www.fishfryde.org
  • March 10, 24 & April 7, 5-7 p.m.: Fish Fry, St. John the Beloved Church Hall, Milltown Road, Wilmington. Sponsored by KofC. Dine-in or takout. Adults $11, children $6. Baked or fried fish, baked potato, fries, or mac & cheese, applesauce, green beans, or coleslaw, roll. Desserts, soda, water, beer & wine available to purchase. More information, (302) 234-8150.

Fundraisers

  • March 16, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.: Give It Up For Gulu dining event, Grub Burger Bar, Concord Mall, Wilmington. Benefits St. Catherine of Siena Nursery School, Gulu, Uganda.  Visit www.giveitupforgulu.com for event details.  Contact Mary Gispert for more information mogispert@gmail.com or 239-1699.  
  • March 24-26: Spring Art Show, sponsored by Delaware Foundation of the Visual Arts, Holy Angels School, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Friday 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Portion of proceeds benefits Holy Angels School. Reception Friday, $5 with free beer tasting by Twin Lakes Brewery and refreshments; Saturday and Sunday, $3. Under 18, free. More than 40 artists from the Brandywine area will exhibit in many mediums, available for purchase. Featured artist is long-time Delaware residentLarry Anderson. More information, www.dfva.org or dfva1980@gmail.com 
  • March 25, 6 p.m.: “Feelin’ GroovE”, fundraising auction, St. E Center, Wilmington. Sponsored by the St. Elizabeth High School Alumni Association and the Parent Liaison Group. Benefits St. E Technology & Scholarship Funds. $40 per person, $70 couple, $350 table of 8, reservations required. Includes silent and live auction, gourmet buffet, open bar (soda, wine and beer.  Tickets, khoughton@sehs.org or (302) 225-8675.
  • 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, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Qulters/crafters garage sale, Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Rd., Newark. Quilting fabric, batiks, complete kits, patterns, fat quarters, notions, sewing machines, Creative Memories scrapbooking/card making supplies,  Needlepoint & cross stitch kits, and much, much more. Proceeds benefit Quilts for Comfort, www.quiltsforcomfort.com. More information or to donate( before April 15), Cathy, 610-212-7824. 
  • April 29, 9 a.m.: Charity Ride and Poker Run, Jeanne Jugan Residence, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark. Proceeds benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor. Donuts and refreshments to start, cookout and best hand drawing after ride. DJ, 50/50, raffle, vendors. Card pickup at Chesapeake Harley Davidson, return to Jeanne Jugan Residence. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities available. More information, colsnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (302) 368-5886.
  • 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.org
  • April 30, 9:15 a.m.: 5K and Sister Walk, Mount Aviat Academy, Childs, Md. Pre-register by April 12, $20 per person, $50 per family, includes T-shirts. Trophies will be awarded after the race in the gym. Mass prior to the race at 8 a.m. at the school. To register, www.MountAviat.org and download a registration form or Dina, (302) 893-5074, dinaokie@verizon.net.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

  • March 17, 6 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Party, sponsored by the Irish Society of Delmarva, Frazier’s on the Lake, 9 East Loockerman St., Dover. $30, includes a buffet dinner of corned beef and cabbage, a glass of beer and a variety of desserts.  Buffet begins at 6:30 p.m 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 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Purchase ticket by March 12th.  No tickets will be sold at the door. More information, Robin Engstenberg (302)674-4834.
  • March 17, 7:30 a.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Communion Mass and Breakfast. Mass at 7:30am at St. Patrick’s Church, 15th and King Streets. Following Mass, a parade led by bagpipers up King Street to the Doubletree Hotel.   Breakfast begins around 8:45am in the ballroom. Sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Day Society. $50 per person, benefits the St. Patrick’s Center. More information, 302-383-1889 or http://www.stpatrickscenter.org/event.aspx
  • 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 18, 6:30-10 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance, Immaculate Conception School Gym, 300 Maryland Ave., Elkton, Md. Live music by Dirty Old Townies, full Irish dinner by Moveable Feasts. Cash bar and Irish coffee available. $25 per person, $45 per couple. Reservation deadline March 10. More information, (410) 398-1100.

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

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The Arts

  • March 18, 7 p.m.: Mark Forrest, one of Ireland’s favorite tenors, in concert,  Mary Mother of Peace Church, 30839 Mt. Joy Rd., Millsboro. An evening of inspirational and uplifting music and song. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  Preferred seating also available at $30 per ticket.  For ticket info, call 302-856-6451 or go to www.smammop.com , and click on Event Tickets.
  • March 24-26: Spring Art Show, sponsored by Delaware Foundation of the Visual Arts, Holy Angels School, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Reception Friday, $5; Saturday and Sunday, $3. Under 18, free. More than 40 artists from the Brandywine area will exhibit in many mediums, available for purchase. More information, www.dfva.org or dfva1980@gmail.com 
  • March 31, April 1, 7 p.m.: Disney’s Aladdin Jr., presented by St. Ann’s Church and School, School Hall, 2006 Shallcross Ave., Wilmington. $10 adults, $5 children under 12. To get tickets or for more information, stannschurch1@verizon.net or (302) 654-5519. 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

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  • March 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: St. Joseph’s Festival, St. Andrew’s Parish, 144th and Sinepuxent St., Ocean City, Md., Sponsored by Sons of Italy Ocean City Lodge 2474. Free admission. Food, fun, music and children’s activities. Ravioli, meatballs, sausage and meatball subs, minestrone soup, zeppole, cannoli and homemade desserts, gelato and fried dough. Free children’s games, basket raffles, and Silent auctions, games, and music by the Mario Monaldi Band. Portion of proceeds benefit’s St. Luke’s Parish. More information, Sal Castorina, (302) 436-2146 or Al DiOrio, (302)430-1004.

Sales

  • 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 .
  • March 25, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Garage Sale, Archmere Academy Fieldhouse, 3600 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Great furniture, housewares, collectibles, books, baby and children’s gear, sporting goods, electronics, rugs, men’s and women’s clothing,shoes, jewelry, art, seasonal decorations and so much more. Clean and well organized. Cash and credit cards only.
  • April 8, 9 a.m.- noon: Babka (Polish bread) sale, St. Hedwig Church, Linden and S. Harrison Streets, Wilmington. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #7608. Babka by Krystyna’s Bakery, by the loaf $8.50, also sold by the slice with coffee. Cheese babka is $14.50 and must be ordered in advance by calling Stan, (302)429-0102. More information (302) 594-1400, ext. 0.
  • April 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Qulters/crafters garage sale, Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Rd., Newark. Quilting fabric, batiks, complete kits, patterns, fat quarters, notions, sewing machines, Creative Memories scrapbooking/card making supplies, needlepoint & cross stitch kits, and much, much more. Proceeds benefit Quilts for Comfort, www.quiltsforcomfort.com. More information or to donate (before April 15), Cathy, 610-212-7824. 
  •  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

  • April 7, 5:30 p.m.: Post Cana Group dinner dance Black and White theme, Talleyville Fire House, 3919 Concord Pike, Talleyville. Music by Joe Staffieri Band. For more information, Nancy, (302) 479-5109.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  •  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.)
  •  March 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p,m.  Monthly Lunch, St. Agnes Church, Aiken Ave., Rising Sun, Md.  Menu: split-pea soup, ham & cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread, cup cake dessert.  Good will offering accepted.  All donations support pantry to help western Cecil County needy.  More information, (410) 658-4378.  For take-out order call, day of luncheon, (410) 658-9422.
  • March 19, 2017, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Pancake Breakfast, St. Matthew Parish Foley Hall, 901 East Newport Pike, Wilmington. $5 per person. Featuring homemade baked goods, raffle baskets and 50/50 chances. Sponsored by St. Matthew Activities Committee.  More information, 302-633-5850.

  • 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.

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Bingo/Games

  • March 17, 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28: 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.
  • March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 & 25 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.
  • March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27: 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.
  • 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.**

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.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.

Groups

  • Join the Columbiettes: 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

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Young Adults

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Trips

  • 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.
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  • May 20: Trip to Padre Pio Shrine, Barto, Pa., sponsored by St. Helena’s Young at Heart Club. Includes handicapped bus with rest room, visit to the Shrine, lunch and tip. $45, per-paid. 49 people required. Bus departs from St. Helena’s parking lot at 8 a.m., returns approx. 3 p.m. To reserve a seat, Sharon, (302) 743-6217 or Mary, (302) 764-7620.
  • 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
  •  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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