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Bishop’s Schedule

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

• Retired priests’ annual luncheon, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bear, noon

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

• Diocesan Cemetery Corp. annual meeting, Cathedral Cemetery, Wilmington, 10 a.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

• Confirmation, Our Mother of Sorrows, Centreville, Md., 9 a.m.

• Confirmation, St. Christopher, Chester, Md., 12:30 p.m.

• Confirmation, Sacred Heart, Chestertown, Md., 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

• Confirmation for Corpus Christi and St. Matthew’s at Corpus Christi, Elsmere, 1 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.
  • May 7, noon: . Parish Crowning of our Lady, St. Polycarp Church, 135 Ransom Lane, Smyrna, Delaware. All are welcome. More information, (302) 653-2278.
  •  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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 call 410-642-6534.
  • May 17, 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.
  • 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

 

 

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.
  • May 17, 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/.
  •  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.

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.
  • May 13: Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites meeting, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Lewes. 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, Pam Becker, OCDS, (302) 645-8505 or www.carmelife.net
  • 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
  • May 10, 6:30 p.m.: ”A Hot Topic Event-Human Trafficking (Exploitation)”, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, 210 Bellefonte Ave., Wilmington. Featuring a presentation by Yolanda  Schlabach, founder and Executive Director of Zoe Ministries, followed by panel discussion. Co-sponsored by St. Helena’s Parish Social Ministry, St. Mary Magdalen Church, Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, Newark Friends Meeting, Pacem In Terris, League of women Voters, AAUW, Zoe Ministries and Prison Ministries of Delaware. Event is free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is requested. More information, wvncc@comcast.net, subject line “Attending May 10 Event” and providing your name.or dmedeiros@saint helena’s .org
  • May 10, 2 p.m.: Book Club, St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Highway One and Tulip Drive, Lewes. This month’s book: ” The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth” by Scott Hahn. Copies of this book are available in the parish library and on Amazon.com.  More information, contact the Religious Education Office, (302) 644-7413. 
  • 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.
  • Application deadline for Ulster Project Delaware is May 1: Families with teens between the ages of 14-16 who are looking for an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, have an international experience, travel to places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and Hershey Park, fulfill their service hours for school, meet new friends and have the best summer of their life, should consider applying for Ulster Project Delaware 2017 at www.ulsterprojectdelaware.org. The deadline for the summer program is May 1. The cost is minimal and the experience priceless. The program brings Irish and Catholic teens from Northern Ireland to stay with Delaware area families from June 29 to July 27. The bonds of mutual understanding and friendship last a lifetime. For more information, email applyupd@gmail.com or call Lauren Ruoff (302-893-0858) or Erin Mullin (302-353-9479). 

Retreats

  • 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
  • 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, 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

  • No listings at this time.

Fundraisers

  • April 28: Evening Under the Stars, Greenville Country Club, Wilmington. Benefits Serviam Girls Academy. 6-7 p.m. VIP Hour, 7-10 p.m. Upscale casual dress, Music by Kristen and the Noise. Enjoy fabulous food, drinks, and raffle items, including front row tickets and backstage tickets to a Billy Joel concert and four lower level Giants NFL tickets. Purchase tickets, www.serviamgirlsacademy.org/events/evening_under_the_stars. Also, tickets are available at the door.
  • 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. Bagels and refreshments to start, kickstands up at 10 a.m. Card pickup at Chesapeake Harley Davidson, return to Jeanne Jugan Residence. Cookout and best hand drawing after ride. DJ, 50/50, raffle, vendors. 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.
  • May 6, 7-10 p.m.: Franciscan Night, Our Lady of Angels Convent, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, Pa. Evening of fun, food, games of chance, and raffle baskets.  Proceeds support the sisters’ retirement. Parking across the street; handicapped entrance available. $100 per ticket, includes food, wine and beer. Food provided by Caffe Gelato of Newark. More information on the event and sponsorship, (610) 558-6143 or www.osfphila.org – under “Support our Mission.” Click on “Foundation Events” to see information about Franciscan Night.

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

  • No listings at this time.

The Arts

  • May 12-13 7 p.m.; May 14, 2 p.m.: “Wizard of Oz,” presented by the Cedar Street Players of St. Elizabeth School. Benedictine Performing Arts Center, Wilmington. Tickets available at bpac.ticketleap.com.

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

  • May 1-6: St. Helena’s Carnival, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.  Dinners in the school hall start at 5 p.m.  Midway opens at 6 p.m. with rides and games for all ages.  Nightly admission: $5 for ages 13 – 59.  Ages 12 & under are free with an adult.  Ages 60 & over are free.  Entertainment every night under the Big Top. Family nights  Tues. and Weds. —  Ride all night for $20 per person. Mega-Passes, good for unlimited rides & free carnival admission all week are $45 per person. Rides, games, prizes, food, baked goods, basket raffles and much more.   Discounted admission passes and mega-passes available in advance, call 302-764-0325.
  • May 6, 2-10 p.m.: Fiesta Cinco de Mayo Festival, 6th and Market Streets, Wilmington. Mexican music, authenic foods, street vendors, Mariachi music, Folkloric and Azteca dancing, live bands, youth art area, crafts and much more. Free parking at 6th and Shipley. More information, (609) 247-4656.
  •  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.

Sales

  • April 29, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Sale, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Children’s clothing, maternity, baby equipment and toys. Cash and credit accepted.
  •  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. 
  • 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.
  •  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 13, 1-3 p.m.: May Day Tea, St. Matthew’s Foley Hall, 807 East Newport Pike, Wilmington. $20 per person. More information and tickets, Rose, 302-633-5850.
  • 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.
  •  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.)
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

 

Bingo/Games

  •  April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26: 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.
  •  April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 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 11, 18, 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.
  • April 30, 1 p.m.: Designer Bag Bingo, Our Lady of Fatima, Msgr. Dwyer Hall, New Castle. Designer bags, door prizes and desserts. $25 per person, must be 18 or older. More information, Rachel Pompetti (302) 824-4285 or www.olfnewcastle.com
  • 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. 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

  • April 29-30: Parish drive for the poor and needy, St. Margaret of Scotland Church, Frazer Rd. & Route 40, Glasgow. Organized by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Items in good condition that may be donated: gently used clothing, furniture, housewares, small appliances, toys, blankets, sheets. Also, donations of food and personal care items are being accepted. Hours: Sat. 5-7 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-noon. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with drop off and tax receipts will be available. More information, (302) 834-0225.
  • 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.

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Young Adults

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Trips

  • May 13: Bus trip to New York, sponsored by St. Joseph Church, French Street. $45, includes continental breakfast, games, and refreshments; day on your own. Contact Denise Scales, brnzgds51@verizon.net for information and payment.
  •  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.
  • 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.
  • 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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