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Diocesan 150th Anniversary Calendar of Events

March 3, 2018: Opening Mass, Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington, 12 p.m.

First Saturday of Each Month, March 2018—March 2019: Historic churches open for tours and worship (No tours Nov. 3 due to Convocation in Ocean City)

April 16-26, 2018: Diocesan 150th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Annecy, Rome & Assisi

Oct. 6, 2018: Annual Marian Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace at Holy Spirit Church, New Castle (All Day)

Oct. 26, 2018: 150th Anniversary keepsake edition of The Dialog

Nov. 3, 2018: Convocation 150, Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City, Md. (All Day)

Dec. 2, 3 p.m.: “Everyday Holiness,” interactive play on the lives of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. IHM Church, Wilmington.

Feb. 2, 2019, noon: Prayer for Religious, Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington

Jan. 5, 2019: Mass in honor of the Feast of Saint John Neumann, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, Wilmington (time TBD)

Jan. 24, 2019: Mass in honor of the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis de Sales Church, Salisbury, Md. (time TBD)

Jan. 25, 2019: Evening Prayer for Christian Unity, Holy Cross Church, Dover (time TBD)

Feb. 24, Noon-3 p.m.: The Archives of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington will present a special exhibit in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese, Family Center, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville. The exhibit will feature dozens of items and documents going back to the 1600s when the first Catholic Europeans arrived in present-day Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is free and open to the public.

March 3, 2019: Closing Mass, St. Elizabeth Church, Wilmington (time TBD)

Due to Convocation 150 at the Ocean City Convention Center, there will be no Diocese of Wilmington 150th Anniversary Historic Church Tours on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Tours of most historic churches will resume on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

Services

Jan. 21, 7 p.m.:  Interfaith Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Peninsula-McCabe United Methodist Church, 2200 Baynard Blvd., Wilmington. All are welcome. More information, Hanover Presbyterian Church:  (302) 658-5114.

Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 9 a.m.: Mass of Remembrance for the Recently Deceased, All Saints Cemetery, Chapel of the Risen Christ, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. More information, (302) 737-2524.

Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, , 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer and Lectio Divina; monthly meeting, Order of Discalced Carmelites, Community of Mary. St. Jude the Apostle, Lewes. Group is open to Catholic lay men and women. All are welcome to join and learn about Carmelite spirituality, contemplative prayer and service. (Second Saturday of the month.) More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505, Cindy Ostrowski, 410-208-3858 or visit   http://carmelife.net/

Feb. 1, 8:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.: Communion of Reparation All Night Vigil,” St. Hedwig Chapel, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. More information, Janet Aluise, (302) 996-0482.

Feb. 2, 11 a.m.: Mass. St. Francis Xavier Shrine, 1699 Bohemia Church Road, Warwick, Md. Part of the Historic Churches Pilgrimage for the Diocesan 150th anniversary. Fr. Lance Martin will be the celebrant. Guided tours of the church and rectory will be conducted at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The rectory museum and historic graveyard will be accessible for individual inspection and study. For more information, call OBHS President Marji Matyniak at (302) 328.4803, visit www.stfrancisxaviershrine.com, or email OldBohemiaHS@gmail.com.

Jan. 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, Sept. 21, Nov. 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.

No Masses in Jan. or Feb — March 2: Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, Conowingo, Md. Chapel opens at 9:30 a.m., tour and presentation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Additional seating available Refreshments will be served after Mass. New book available, “St. Patrick’s Catholic Chapel 1819.” Also opportunity to view items on display which commemorate the chapel’s 200th anniversary. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

Jesus House weekly services: Mondays, 10:30 a.m.: Centering Prayer. Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m. Mass. Third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Healing Mass. Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Evening Centering Prayer.  Thursdays beginning Sept. 6, 11 a.m. Praise and Worship Meeting. 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington. More information, (302) 995-6859 or jesus.house.de@gmail.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

Jan. 18: March for Life, Washington, D.C. St. Thomas the Apostle Knights of Columbus has chartered a bus for people of all ages. Bus will depart St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church at 7:30 a.m. Includes stop at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for those unable to participate in the March. Seats available on a first-come basis. Only cost is tip for the bus driver. Brown bag lunch recommended. For details or to sign up, Jo Ann Van Heest, 12374Columbiettes@gmail.com or (302) 239-0739.

Jan. 18: Coach bus from St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Hockessin. Visit Pope St. John Paul ll Center in Washington before going to the March for Life Rally. $25 person; $5 student; clergy ride free;, and family rate.  More information and reservations, Ann Courtney, (302) 494-4138.

 

Vocations

No listings at this time.

 

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.

Ulster Project Delaware is now accepting applications for host families for the summer of 2019. UPD is an organization that promotes peace and leadership in Northern Ireland by bringing 18 Northern Irish teenagers to Delaware for a month every summer. The teens stay with families who have children the same age and gender and participate in a variety of activities including team building, day trips, service projects, parties, discovery sessions and more. For more information and to apply, go to  www.ulsterprojectdelaware.org.

Jan, 12, 26, Feb. 9, 6:15-7:30 p.m.: Enrich Your Marriage: intimacy, couple communication, spirituality. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington. School building, Room 20. Detailed information www.ihm.org; open  “church bulletin” or contact Terry 764-4693 or tdifonzo@ihm.org.

Jan.  20, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: St. John’s Bible Presentation.  St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish Family Center, 10 Old Church Rd. Greenville . The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in over 500 years.  The Heritage Edition of the St. John’s Bible will be on display. This Edition is a full-size fine art reproduction of the original.   To register go to www.stjosephonthebrandywine.org  or (302) 428-6048.

Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m.: Kateri Circle Annual Native Dinner Celebration, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hall, Bear Christiana Road, Bear. Chicken and beef tacos, beverages and desserts. Performances by Aztec Dancers and Spirit Wing. $10 per person, 13 and older. Tickets available at the St. Elisabeth Ann Seton parish office or by calling Sharon Ward, (302) 545-3383.

Feb. 4, 11, 24, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 [snow date April 8]; Bible Study/Jeff Cavins series, “Matthew: The King and His Kingdom, part 2” St. Ann’s Social Hall, Gilpin and Unions Streets, Wilmington. Registration is required for those who did not attend Part 1 so that we have sufficient materials for all participants. Materials are $30. More information, Pat Walker, pwalker@stannwilmington.com or (302) 654-8405, or Connie Winner Varone , cnwinner@comcast.net  or (302)765-9864. (Note: Palm Sunday is April 14 and Easter April 21)

Feb. 23. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Salesianum Adult Christian Religious Ed Day. (SACRED), Salesianum School, Wilmington. Concludes with Mass at 4 p.m. More than 20 courses in adult religious ed for parents, ministers, deacons and catechists; includes continental breakfast, lunch and coffee, tea and bottled water. Register online beginning Dec.15 at http://sacred.salesianum.org until Feb. 18. Cost is $45 — $40  before Jan 31.

Feb. 24, Noon-3 p.m.: The Archives of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington will present a special exhibit in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese, Family Center, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Rd., Greenville. The exhibit will feature dozens of items and documents going back to the 1600s when the first Catholic Europeans arrived in present-day Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is free and open to the public.

Feb. 13, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, St. Joseph Church, Middletown. Presented by Fr. Mark Mealey, OSFS, judicial vicar for the Diocese of Wilmington. The new norms of Pope Francis on the marriage nullity process and implementation of those norms in the diocese Tribunal will be discussed. The nullity process and the various canonical grounds for marriage will be presented. Anyone interested should call the Tribunal office, (302) 295-0630, and leave a voicemail. Reservations are encouraged to ensure enough materials are available.

Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.: Dementia Caregivers Support Group, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Religious Education Building, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers support group, designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. Helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. More information, Kathy Ebner, (302) 644-7300 or Kathy.ebner@stjudelewes.org.

TBA, 2 p.m.: St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club, Religious Education Center, Rte. 1 and Five Points, Lewes. Copies of books are available to borrow from the parish library and are also available through the state library system. The Parish Book Club meets monthly the second Wednesday of every from Jan. -Nov.  More information and a list of the 2018 book titles and discussion dates, contact the Religious Education Office, (302) 644-7413.

Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m.: Open House, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Opportunity to tour school and meet teachers. More information, (410) 642-6265.

 

Retreats

Jan. 25-27: Saint John Neumann Women’s Retreat, Dunes Manor Hotel, 28th Street, Ocean City, Md. Theme is “Many Gifts, One Spirit: Graced and Grateful.” Retreat Facilitator is Sr. Clare A. D’Auria OSF, who currently ministers as a staff member at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, Pa. Cost for the weekend which includes three meals on Saturday, one on Sunday, snacks and materials is $305 for a private room, $215 per person for double occupancy, $190 for a triple, $180 for a quad, and $135 for the four meals, materials and not staying overnight.  For registration and additional information, please contact Nancy Groves 410-208-2854 or ngroves@stjnrcc.com.

Jan. 25-27: Retreat for girls grades 7-12 : “Generosity,” Meals will be provided.  Hosted by The Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Joseph Convent, 1872 Munster Rd., Portage, PA. Weekend begins Fri.  6 p.m. with a meal continues through Sun. 1 p.m. with a meal. Suggested donation $45. Register by Jan. 23. More information, Sister Jacinta  sisterjacinta@gmail.com or 814-886-4459. Suggested donation $45.

Feb. 8-10: Married Couples Weekend Get-Away: Each Day is a New Start, Hosted by The Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Joseph Convent, 1872 Munster Rd., Portage, PA. Begins at 5 p.m Friday with a meal, through Sunday noon with brunch. Facilitated by Rev. Lawrence F. Kozak, MDiv, MA , a priest of the Philadelphia Archdiocese serving at St. Helena in Blue Bell, PA. Suggested donation of $75 Weekend/$35 Day covers meals and costs. Register by Feb. 6. More information, Sister Jacinta  sisterjacinta@gmail.com or 814-886-4459.

Feb. 15-17: Retreat for boys grades 7-12 : “Bravery,” Meals will be provided.  Hosted by The Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Joseph Convent, 1872 Munster Rd., Portage, PA. Weekend begins Fri.  6 p.m. with a meal continues through Sun. 1 p.m. with a meal. Suggested donation $45. Register by Feb. 6. . More information, Sister Jacinta  sisterjacinta@gmail.com or 814-886-4459. Suggested donation $45.

March 8-10: Women’s Retreat: “Learn from Me for I am Meek and Humble of Heart.” Hosted by The Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Joseph Convent, 1872 Munster Rd., Portage, PA. For women age 18 and older. Weekend begins Fri.  6 p.m. with a meal continues through Sun. 1 p.m. with a meal. Suggested donation $65. Register by March 6. More information, Sister Jacinta  sisterjacinta@gmail.com or 814-886-4459. Suggested donation $45.

March 1-3, Nov. 1-3: Marriage Encounter retreat, Rehoboth Beach. More information, www.wwme-delmar.org or Tony and Linda Massino, (302) 220-9833.

May 3-5: Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pa. The retreat weekend is a beautiful opportunity for emotional and spiritual healing for any woman or man who has struggled with abortion.  For more info contact Nan Freeman at 302-333-1904 or visit rachelsvineyard.org.

TBA: Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for post-abortion healing, Jesus House, Wilmington. More information, Nan Freeman, (302) 333-1904 or rachelsvineyard.org. (Note new phone number)

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

No listings at this time.

Fundraisers

Feb. 1, pre-orders; Feb. 8, pickup: Annual Cream Puff Day, Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, Childs, Md. Order delicious, homemade cream puffs, a specialty of the Oblate Sisters, by Feb, 1. Pricing is $2.75 each or $33/dozen. Pick up is Friday, Feb. 8th at the MAA gym between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Delivery available for large orders in Elkton and Newark. Order forms are available  www.MountAviat.org.  More information, Pat Seige,  410.398.2206 during school hours.

Feb. 2, 2019: Casino Night, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. (Snow date Feb. 16) $40, $75 per couple. Includes casino “play money,” beer, wine, soda, appetizers, dancing. Cocktail hour 6-7 with open bar; cash bar for mixed drinks from 7-12. More information, (410) 642-6265.

Feb. 24, 2-5 p.m.: Chinese Auction, hosted by the Delaware State Columbiettes, St. Jude’s Life Center, Route 1, Lewes. $20, includes soup, assorted sandwiches, pasta salad with fresh vegetables, potato chips, cookies and brownies, sweet and unsweetened tea, coffee and water. A cash bar will be available. Raffle tickets will be sold at this event for three (3) prizes which will be $200, a 32″ TV and an Echo Dot. To purchase a ticket, please send a check payable to Delaware State Columbiettes by Feb. 15 to Lesa Wright, 17280 Merlin Lane, Lewes, DE 19958. 

 

Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

No listings at this time.

 

The Arts

TBA, 3 p.m.: “Everyday Holiness,” interactive play on the lives of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. Future locations to be announced. Followed by prayer and refreshment. Free will offering. More information to come.

Feb. 15 & 16, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 17 2 p.m.: “Anything Goes,” presented by Padua Academy Theatre, $10. More information, https://padua-academy-theatre.ticketleap.com

 

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

No listings at this time.

 

Sales

No listings at this time.

 

Dances/Socials

No listings at this time.

 

Meals

TBA, 8-11:30 a.m.: All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet, presented by the Knights of Columbus, Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy. Ocean City, Md. (behind St. Luke’s Church). Menu features scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, sausage, bacon, and toast. $10 adults, $6 children 8 and under. More information, (410) 524-7994. (Second and fourth Sundays)

Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, 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. $9 adults, $4 children. Reservations suggested for large tables. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com

TBA, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch, St. Agnes Church Hall, Queen St., Rising Sun, Md. Menu: TBA. Good will offering accepted; all donations support the pantry to help western Cecil County needy. More information, (410) 658-4378. For take-out orders call, day of luncheon, (410) 658-9422.

Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, 8-11:30 p.m.: All you can eat breakfast, Good Shepherd School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Adults $8; Children age 6-12, $5; Age 5 and under free. More information, (410) 658-2691 or 410-642-6265. (First Sunday of every month during the school year.)

Jan. 27, 8 a.m.-noon: Waffles & Raffles featuring Mayor Alt, Immaculate Conception School, 452 Bow St., Elkton, Md. Featuring Mayor Alt’s famous sausage gravy, great food and chances to win gift baskets brimming with items and services. This year’s theme is Willy Wonka. On the menu: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage gravy fresh baked biscuits, waffle sticks, topping bar, coffee, juice and Snozzberry lemonade. Adults $7, seniors and children ages 4-12, $6, Children 3 and under free. More information, Emily Murphy emurphy@icschoolweb.org, 410-398-2636 or www.icschoolweb.org

Jan. 27, 5 p.m.: International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Featured food by the Polish Kitchen, including borscht, babka, rye bread, kielbasa and sauerkraut, pierogi, golabki, green beans, crusciki. Soda for $1, beer and wine for $2. $25 at the door, $23.50 in advance. Supports the Ministry of Caring’s work with the homeless in Wilmington. More information, reservations, www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/international-nights/

Feb. 16, 5-7:30 p.m.: Italian dinner, presented by the Knights of Columbus, Saint Ann Council 16771, Delaney Hall, 691 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach. Menu includes cheese and tomato lasagna, Italian sausage and meatball marinara, Caprese salad and garlic bread, New York cheese cake, coffee, tea, beer, wine and soda are included. Tickets are $15, $7 children 5-10. More information, Rick Morin (302) 537-1968. Takeout available for pickup only.

Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m.: Spaghetti dinner, St. Matthew’s Church, Foley Hall, 807 E. Newport Pike, Newport. BYOB. $8 in advance, $10 at the door, kids $4 in advance, $5 at the door. Spaghetti, homemake meatballs, salad, bread, beverage, dessert.  More information, 302-633-5850.

 

 

Bingo/Games

(No bingo June, July, August) Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 28, May 19, 11:30 a.m.: Bingo, Corpus Christi Social Hall 901 New Road, Elsmere. Ample parking, entrance off Kirkwood Hwy. Must be 18; games begin at 1 p.m. Refreshments for sale, cash prizes, pull tab games. More information, (302) 994-2922.

(Fridays): Bingo, Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, Md. Over $1,000 in prizes. Refreshments for sale. Doors open at 5 p.m., games at 6:30 p.m. For more information, (410) 524-7994.

(Tuesdays): 7:30: Bingo, Holy Rosary Parish Hall (under the church), 3210 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Door prizes, pull tabs, food and drinks available. Must be 18 to play. For more information, (302) 798-2904.

(Thursdays):  Bingo, St. Helena’s School Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m.. Door prizes, pull tabs, food, drinks, snacks. Must be 18 to play. In inclement weather, listed to WDEL 1150AM or call rectory after 2 p.m. for message. For more information, (302) 764-0325.

March 24, Noon: Michael Kors and Coach Pocketbook Bingo, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Rd., Bear. Doors open at noon, games at 1 p.m. $25 for 20 game packet
$10 for additional 20 game packets.
Food and drinks available. 50/50 raffle and more. Proceeds benefit the Seton Council 7990 Knights of Columbus. All tickets  sold at the door, no advance sales. Must be 18 or older. More information, Bill at (302) 229-1926 or: blm810@verizon.net

Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13 (second Friday of each month), 6:30 p.m.: Couples bridge, Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd., Wilmington. Start play at 6:30, done by 9:30.  Party scoring.  Call 302-478-4287 for details.

 

Volunteers

The Little Sisters of the Poor, a nursing home which serves low-income seniors located at 185 Salem Church Road in Newark, is seeking volunteers. Flexible schedule available: Volunteer once a month, once a week, or more. Help is needed with breakfast, lunch or dinner, driving to medical appointments, kitchen prep work, folding laundry, cleaning the chapel, photography, and more. For information, please contact Sandra Cloutier, director of volunteers, volnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (302) 368-5886, ext. 137.

St. Mary by the Sea Retreat House, Cape May, NJ is seeking volunteers for various one- week programs the 2019 summer staff. New, as well as experienced staffers are welcome., as well as young volunteers 18 years of age and over. All you need is good physical stamina and a willing heart to help others More information,  www.stmarybythesea.org/smbts/ or   contact Sr. Sharon Mc Carthy, SSJ,  609-884-8708 or  smccarthy@ssjphila.org to request a 2019 volunteer form.

Donations

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

The Little Sisters of Jesus and Mary are holding their Winter Appeal for donations. Offering services through Joseph House Crisis Center, Joseph House Workshop and through food and financial support, the Sisters serve the poor in the Salisbury, Md. area. Send donations to The Joseph House, P.O. Box 1755, Salisbury, MD 21802.

Groups

Is God calling you to a deeper prayer life and relationship with Him?  The Secular Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) may be for you.  We are a Catholic lay order of men and women undertaking to live an evangelical life of fraternity and contemplative prayer, according to the Carmelite Saints.  We meet in NEWARK, DE on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  To learn more, please contact Dan (302-252-8784) or Laurie (410-378-0010).

Members of the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic are men and women who live out their Dominican vocation in the world: Prayer, Study, Community, and Apostolate. We meet from 2pm to 4pm on the second Saturday of every month. If interested, please contact Anthea at apiscarik@gmail or 302-373-3916.

Oct. 13-March 9: Visitor Sessions for persons interested in exploring a vocation to the Secular Order, sponsored by The Community of Mary, members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, Second Saturdays of the month for 6 months at 9 a.m., St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. in Oct. and Nov.; at St. Jude The Apostle Parish, Lewes, Dec.-March.  Roman Catholic lay men and women who, by special vocation, choose to live, in the world, with the spirit and the practice of contemplative prayer and service as it was taught by St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux and lived by following the Rule of Carmel are welcome. Brother Bryan, OCD, from the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C., will be in attendance. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, (302) 645-8505 or Cindy Ostrowski, OCDS, (410) 208-3858 prior to the Oct. 13 meeting.

Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.: Dementia Caregivers Support Group, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Religious Education Building, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers support group, designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. Helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. More information, Kathy Ebner, (302) 644-7300 or Kathy.ebner@stjudelewes.org.

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.: Bereavement support group, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Open to adults coping with loss of a loved one. More information and to register, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

TBA, 9 a.m.: The Community of Mary, Members of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, invites new members to monthly meetings in the Religious Education Center at St. Jude The Apostle Church, Lewes. Learn more about the Carmelite Saints and Rule of Carmel. Meetings begin with morning prayer; Brother Bryan from the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C.  will be in attendance. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505, or Diane Householder, (302) 855-1190 or  http://www.carmelife.com/.

The Columbiettes, a nonprofit charitable organization that supports the community and the Knights of Columbus, is welcoming practicing Catholic women with serious convictions to help others who are interested in serving and growing in the faith. More information, 12374columbiettes@gmail.com or (302) 322-2929.

 

Reunions

No listings at this time.

 

Young Adults

Tuesdays: Wilmington Catholic Young Adults (WilCYA) gatherings. WilCYAis a young adult ministry serving the greater Wilmington-Newark Area which strives to connect young adults in their 20’s and 30’s with the Catholic Church through spiritual, social and service events. Each Tuesday, young adults from 15 parishes throughout the Diocese gather together for events such as social nights, Mass & fellowship, Holy Hour/Happy Hour and Catechesis.  They also meet up other times during the month for events such as 5ks, and service projects. More information, http://www.wilcya.com/

 

Trips

May 1-9, 2019: In The Footsteps of St. Francis & Padre Pio. Visit Umbria, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Compania and Roma country sides; Assisi, Loreto, Siena, San Giovanni Rotonda and Rome. $2,995 p.p.d.o. from Phila. Accommodations in 3 star hotels; 3 nights Assisi, 2 nights San Giovanni Rotonda, 2 nights Rome. Breakfast & dinner daily, 2 lunches. Sightseeing, admissions, and more. English speaking tour manager. More information, Vince Bertone, OSF, (302) 539-2632 or www.grandviewtours.com/vincebertone.

Sept. 5-13, 2020 Pilgrimage to France, Switzerland and Germany to see the Passion Play at Oberammergau with Fr. Mike Gallagher, September 5-13,2020. For details, go to www.gtrpilgrimage.com.

Sept. 16-23, 2019: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Join Msgr. Hopkins and St. Margaret of Scotland parishioners. Visit Jericho, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, the Church of the Beatitudes and Jerusalem. Extension available for Mt. Nebo, Petra and the Dead Sea. More information, Anita O’Donnell at 302-607-8216 or Chris Linsner at 302-832-1488.