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Wilmington, DE 19899-2030

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Services

Feb. 1, 5 p.m.: Mass to observe the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark. Join Bishop Malooly and the religious women and men of the Diocese of Wilmington. Sponsored by the Office for Religious, Diocese of Wilmington. RSVP to bbeatson@cdow.org or call (302) 573-3124.

Feb. 7, 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. (First Fridays)

Feb. 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, 9 a.m.: Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayers and meeting, Community of Mary of the Discalced Secular Carmelite Order, St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. (Meets at St. Jude in Lewes from Dec. 14-May 9.) The Community welcomes 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. Meets at St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. in October and November and at St. Jude The Apostle Parish, Lewes, from December-March. 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.

Feb. 19, 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.

April 4, 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m.: Annual diocesan youth pilgrimage, Wilmington. Theme is “I Want to See.”Join hundreds of your peers as they carry the Pilgrimage Cross through the streets of Wilmington to different parishes, to Padua Academy, and to St. Francis Healthcare. Musical guests Adam and Lori Ubowski from Out of Darkness will join us for the day. More information, www.cdowcym.org/events/

June 13, 5:30 p.m.: Scout Recognition Mass, St. Margaret of Scotland, Glasgow. More information, www.cdowcym.org/events/

TBA, 11 a.m.: Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo (Pillottown), Md. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.; PowerPoint presentation about the history of the church at 10 a.m.; Father McKee will be the celebrant; refreshments after Mass. Items commemorating the chapel’s history will be on sale. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

TBA, 4 p.m.: Mass, St. Francis Xavier Shrine, Old Bohemia, 1690 Bohemia Church Road, Warwick, Md. Rectory museum and graveyard will be open; guided tours will be available after the Mass. The church is also available for group retreats and Catholic weddings. For more information or to arrange a guided tour, call Kathy Ursitti at (302) 378-7283.

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.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, St. Jude Church Adoration Chapel, 140 Tulip Drive, Lewes. 4 a.m. Monday to noon Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 pm. Sunday. All are welcome. Those wishing to sign up for specific times, call (302) 703-2419.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington. All are welcome. To request a Holy Hour, call Kathy Dunworth, (302) 383-6452.

Right to Life

Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m.: Run/Walk, coordinated by the Delaware Life Runners, Bellevue State Park, Carr Rd., Wilmington. Opening prayer for the unborn, then dedication of run/walk as a prayer to defend children in the womb. All are welcome. More information, (302) 521-6537.

Vocations

No listings at this time.

Programs

Jan. 26, 3-4:30 p.m.: Gospel of Mark class, St. Mary Magdalen Church, Wilmington. Class is to fulfill Pope Francis’s declaration that the Third Sunday in Ordinary time be devoted to studying the word of God. Presented by school principal Patrick Tiernan. Meets in the school library. Refreshments and study materials will be provided at no cost to interested participants. It is recommended but not required that you read the Gospel beforehand. The class will offer an overview of the oldest canonical Gospel along with analysis of central Markan themes and motifs such as the “Messianic Secret,” Christology, and Discipleship. We will also consider the interpretation of key passages, including the challenges behind translations and historical context. Participants will develop a deeper appreciation for Scripture and its role in their faith journey. RSVP to to ptiernan@smmschoolde.com.

Jan. 26, noon-3 p.m.: Open House, Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a pre-k to eighth grade school that offers a learning environment grounded in Catholic values and based on the Gospel teachings of Jesus Christ. More information, Amanda Evans, Director of Admissions and Advancement, at 410-208-1600.

Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m.: Good Shepherd Catholic School Open House (Pre-K to 8th Grade), Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, MD.

Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m.: Presentation by Holocaust Survivor Ann Jaffe,  St. Mary of the Assumption Church, St. Mary’s Room, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Hosted by the St. Thomas of the Apostle Columbiettes. Mrs. Jaffe is a first hand witness and Holocaust Survivor; she chairs the Speaker’s Bureau of Delaware’s Holocaust Education Committee and has presented her story, and the lessons from it, over 400 times. She inspires and influences countless individuals. Free. All are welcome. RSVP by Jan. 31, Jo Ann Van Heest, (302) 509-9612, 12374columbiettes@gmail.com.

Feb. 11, 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.

Feb. 16, 2 p.m.:  Presentation on American Promise, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, 210 Bellefonte Ave., Wilmington. An opportunity to learn about the passing a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would allow placing reasonable limits on campaign contributions and reserve human liberties for people, not corporations. Sponsored by Parish Social Ministry. More information, (302) 764-0325 ext. 104.

Feb. 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Save the date, S.A.C.R.E.D. Salesianum Adult Christian Religious Education Day, Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom St., Wilmington. Snow date March 6. Workshops and sessions for faith enrichment. $40 before Jan. 31; $45 after. Wine and cheese social after workshops. For more information, and to register, sacred.salesianum.org or (973) 220-1026.

TBA, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, Location TBA. 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 to reserve. Reservations are encouraged to ensure enough materials are available.

TBA, 6-7:30 p.m.: Stop the Bleed course, Saint Francis Hospital, 701 N. Clayton St., Wilmington. This course consists of a classroom presentation, followed by hands-on practice with tourniquets, pressure dressings, and gauze. Free, registration not required.

TBA, 5-6 p.m.: Bariatric nutrition class, St. Francis Hospital, 701 North Clayton St., Wilmington. A registered dietitian will discuss dietary guidelines, meal planning and making healthy choices on the go. Attendees will learn how to read food labels and what to look for in the grocery store. Registration is required; (302)421-4121.

TBA, 6-7:30 p.m.: Bariatric Program Information Sessions, APEX Medical Center, 537 Stanton-Christiana Road, Suite 103, Newark. Saint Francis Healthcare’s bariatric program information session is a free, comprehensive seminar to learn if weight-loss surgery is right for you. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet a bariatric surgeon and the program coordinator to answer questions. Call Maryellen Sparks, MSN, at 302-421-4221 to register.

The Village of St. John, Affordable Senior Housing for 62+ and financial eligibility is now accepting applications. More information, (302) 656-5304 or visit villageofstjohn.org.

Calix, an association of Catholics who maintain sobriety through a 12 Step program, meets at St. Matthew in Newport and St. Francis de Sales in Salisbury, Md. Go to calixde.org for meeting times and details or call 302-521-9330.

Mon.-Weds., 4 p.m.; Fridays noon: Zumba class: Dance your way to a healthy mind and body with Linda and Johanna. St. Ann’s Delaney Hall, 691 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach. Also offered select Tues. at Library and Fri. at Ocean View Cheer Center. More information, (302) 539-0657.

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.

Retreats

Jan. 24-26: Saint John Neumann Women’s Retreat, “Blessed from Age to Age,” Dunes Manor Hotel, 28th Street in Ocean City. Retreat facilitator will be Sr. Clare A. D’Auria OSF, a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Aston, PA, who currently ministers as a staff member at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, Pa. Cost includes three meals on Saturday, one on Sunday, snacks and materials is $315 for private room, $225 per person for double occupancy, $200 for a triple, $190 for a quad, and $145 for the four meals, materials and not staying overnight. For registration and additional information, Nancy Groves 410-208-2854 or ngroves@stjnrcc.com .

Jan. 25: Women of Scripture, Exploring their Gifts and Finding Your Own, One-Day Women’s Retreat at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 302-239-7100, Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 9:00am-3:00pm. More info and online registration (302) 239-7100 or https://www.smachurch.com/retreat

Feb 14-16: Married Couples Retreat, “Journeying in Faith,”St. Joseph’s Convent, 1872 Munster Rd, Portage PA. Organized by the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Speakers will include Fr. Leo Arnone and Fr. Aron Maghsoudi. Suggested donation $75. Register by Feb. 11 by contacting Sister Jacinta sisterjacinta@gmail.com or 814-886-4459.

March 7, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: Women’s retreat, St Edmond’s Church Hall, 403 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Organized by Bishop Burke Columbiettes. Deacon Dave McDowell will be the speaker and topics will include Our Blessed Mother, Women of the Cross and Women in the Church. Registration at 8 a.m. follow by light breakfast. Box lunch choice of tuna, turkey or Mediterranean veggie sandwich, indicated choice in reservations. Reservations and payment due by Feb. 29. $20 per person, make check payable to Bishop Burke Columbiettes, mail to Bishop Burke Columbiettes Retreat,  PMB 16,  Unit 1, 24832 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966. More information, Helen, (302) 381-3772.

June 12-14: Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. The retreat weekend is a beautiful opportunity for emotional and spiritual healing for any woman or man who has struggled with abortion. For more information contact Nan Freeman at 302-333-1904 or visit rachelsvineyard.org.

Feb. 21-23: Retrouvaille retreat, Family Life Center, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, PA. Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples who can help a couple re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together, just as they have done in their own marriages.  Retrouvaille can help heal a marriage, as it has for tens of thousands of couples throughout the world. Couples learn to build communication skills and rediscover intimacy. Retrouvaille provides help for marriage problems, difficulties or crises. More information, or to register for one of the weekends, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 215-766-3944 or 800-470-2230. All inquiries are strictly confidential.

March 6-8, Marriage encounter retreat, in Rehoboth Beach, DE.  For more information visit our website at www.wwme-delmar.org or to register for the weekend, please call Tony and Linda Massino at 302-220-9833.

March 6-8: Women’s Retreat, “Going Deeper into our Faith,” St. Joseph’s Convent, 1872 Munster Rd, Portage PA. Organized by the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Speakers will include Fr. Leo Arnone and Fr. Aron Maghsoudi. Suggested donation $75. Register by March 3 by contacting Sister Jacinta sisterjacinta@gmail.com or 814-886-4459.

Lent Programs

Feb. 17, 18 & 19, 6:30 p.m.: Lenten Revival, presented by the Ministry for Black Catholics, Our Lady of Fatima Church, 801 N. Dupont Hwy. New Castle. Preacher will be Rev. Robert Seay, OFM from Our Lady of Angles Church in New Orleans, La. Theme is “Renewal in Hope and Mercy.” Light supper served at 5:30 p.m. Free will offering. More information, (302) 658-4535.

March 2-5: Lenten presentation, The Freedom to Believe: Becoming an Adult Catholic , Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Drive  Wilmington. Part of the parish’s 50th anniversary. Presented by Fr. Simeon Gallagher OFMCap . The presentation will cover the great challenge of growth in faith as St. John Henry Newman once said, “The only evidence of life is growth.” Daily 8:30 a.m. Mass; prayer and talk at 7 p.m. More information, (302) 368-0146. https://resurrectionde.org/parish-lent-renewal

March 3, 10-11:30 a.m. and/or 6-7:30 p.m: “The Mass.” six week Lenten study on Tuesdays at Holy Angels Church, St. Gabriel Room, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark.  A 25 minute DVD followed by a discussion facilitated by Phyllis Edwards and Father Jim Jackson. Walk through the liturgy with Bishop Robert Barron and be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. The study will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life. More information,  (302) 731-2219 or Phyllis510@comcast.net. Registration encouraged but not required. 

Fundraisers  

Jan. 24, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: Spaghetti dinner, benefits Padua Academy’s musical theater program, 905 N. Broom St., Wilmington. $15 adults, $10 students, $5 children 5 and under. Includes salad, bread, spaghetti, meatballs, drink, coffee, dessert and performances by the cast of “Mama Mia.” More information, Lisa Kowalski, lkowalski@paduaacademy.org. 

Feb. 1, 6 p.m.: Casino Night, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Cocktail hour 6-7 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. $40 per person or $75 per couple. Price includes $2,000 in ‘play money.’ Beer, wine, soda, and appetizers included. More information and tickets, Kelly, 410-642-6265.

Feb. 7: Annual Cream Puff Day, Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, Childs, Md. Delicious, homemade cream puffs —a specialty of the Oblate Sisters — are available for pre-order only until Jan. 31. Pricing is $2.75 each or $33/dozen. Pick up is Friday, Feb. 7 at the MAA gym between  8 a.m.-3 p.m. Delivery is available for large orders in Elkton and Newark. Order forms are available on the MAA website at www.MountAviat.org. More information, Pat Seigel, (410) 398-2206 during school hours.

Feb. 22, 6-10 p.m.: Mardi Gras Masquerade, hosted by the Ministry of Caring, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Benefits the Ministry of Caring’s House of Joseph II for people living with HIV/AIDS. $50, includes buffet dinner, beer and wine, and valet parking. The menu includes shrimp remoulade – New Orleans muffuletta – chicken and andouille gumbo – jambalaya – mountain lobsters – mama’s bread pudding with fresh fruit and nuts topped with whiskey sauce, and bananas foster. More information (302) 652-5523 or www.ministryofcaring.org/

Feb. 23, 2-5 p.m.: Chinese Auction, St. Jude the Apostle Parish Life Center, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Hosted by the Delaware State Columbiettes. $20 per person, includes hot roast turkey buffet luncheon, dessert, coffee, ice tea and water. Many fabulous gifts as well as raffles, gift baskets and a 50/50. Respond by Feb. 14; send check to Debra Petka, 30 Freedom Drive, Dover, DE 19904. Make checks payable to Delaware State Columbiettes. 

Feb. 9, 8 a.m.-Noon: A Valentine Family Breakfast Fundraiser, All Saints Catholic School, 902 Kirkwood Hwy., Elsmere. Great breakfast, raffle, door prizes, special guest for the kids between 9-11 a.m., and music. Benefits ASCS. All are welcome. School with host open house immediately after from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. More information, Denny, ddswrite@gmail.com   or (302) 994-0764.

Golf Outings

July 9: CYO Joseph A. McNesby, Jr. Golf Outing. Deerfield Golf Club, 507 Thompson Station Rd, Newark. Registration: 10:3011 a.m.; Lunch 11 a.m.-Noon; Shotgun start: Noon; Auction/dinner: 5:30 p.m. $175 per golfer or $700 for a foursome. More information, www.cdowcym.org/events/

The Arts

Feb. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.: Brother Sun, Sister Moon, one man play based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi and performed by James Twyman. Franciscan Spiritual Center, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, PA. More information, www.fscaston.org or (610) 558-6152.

High School Musicals:

Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 16, 2 p.m.: “Mamma Mia”, Padua Academy, 905 N. Broom St., Wilmington. Tickets are $10. More information, (302) 421-3739.

• Feb. 21-22, Feb. 28-29, 7:30 p.m.: “Chicago, high school edition,” Archmere Academy, 3600  Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Tickets are $10, $5 students/faculty/senior citizens. More information, (302) 798-6632.

• Feb. 21-22, 7 p.m., Feb. 23, 2 p.m.: “Macbeth,” Saints Peter and Paul High School, 900 High St. Easton, Md. Tickets are $15, $5 for SSPP students. More information, (410) 822-2275.

• Feb. 28-29, 7:30 p.m.: “We will rock you (based on Queen),” Saint Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Rd., Wilmington. Tickets: Children under 10, $5; Students/Senior Citizens, $10: Adults, $13. More information, (302) 738-3300.

• Feb. 28-29, 7:30 p.m., March 1, 2 p.m., March 6-7, 7:30 p.m., March 8, 2 p.m. “Ragtime,” Salesianum School, 1801 N. Broom St., Wilmington. Tickets are $10, $5 students. More information, (302) 654-2495.

• March 13, 7:30 p.m., March 14, 2 and 7:30 p.m., March 15, 2 p.m.: “Honk, The Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling,” St. Thomas More Academy, 133 Thomas More Dr., Magnolia. Tickets are $15, $10 students. More information, (302) 697-8100.

• March 26-27, 7 p.m., March 28, 2 p.m.: “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play,” Ursuline Academy, 1106 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington. Tickets are $5. More information, (302) 658-7158.

• May 1-2, 7:30 p.m., May 3, 2 p.m.: “Seussical,” St. Elizabeth’s School, 1500 Cedar St., Wilmington. Tickets: Kids under 12, $5; students and senior citizens $7, adults $10. More information, (302) 656-3369.

The Angelus Art Gallery, 417 W. 5th Street, Wilmington. Featuring “Mary Around the Word,” artwork by Sister Mary Grace Thul, OP; woodblock prints, special fresh-water pearl rosaries from Mizu Design, other local artists, great gifts for all budgets. Winter hours: January closed except by appointment, (347) 963-2208; February First Fridays, 5-8:30 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. All are welcome. More information, theangelushouse.com

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

No listings at this time.

Sales

Feb. 22, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Flea Market, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Tables $25 each. More information, Wendy, (410) 441-4462 or wlorourke@gmail.com

Dances/Socials

Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m.: Native Dinner Celebration, coordinated by “Journey with the Bear” Native American Ministry, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hall, Bear. $10 per person 13 and older; kids 12 and under free. Music by Spirit Wing. Dances performed by Lenape, Aztec and Nanticoke. Tickets and more information, Sharon Ward, (302) 545-3383.

Feb. 15, 6-10 p.m.: Mardi Gras Dinner Dance, St Mary of the Assumption Church Hall, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Menu includes baked chicken dinner, jambalaya, red beans and rice, beer, wine and hurricane punch, king cake and coffee. Music by DJ Stan Tucker. $35 per person. Reservations required by Feb. 8. All are welcome. More information, Gerry Safranski, (302) 239-9362.

Feb. 16, 12:30-5 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Valentines Day theme. Music by Phil Berger Music. $30 members; $35 guests. PC Fellowship Club (formerly Post Cana) is a social organization open to mature, upright citizens, which offers friendship, support and fun. Activities include an extensive dance schedule, picnics and other social events. More information, Elaine, (302) 477-0927 or Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m.:Mardi Gras celebration, Holy Angels Fremont Hall, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Family friendly. Free admission. Drinks and food available to purchase at the event. 50/50 and Ragin’ Cajun Raffle drawings at 8:30 p.m.  More information (302) 731-2219 or Phyllis510@comcast.net. RSVP encouraged but not required.

March 15, 12:30-5 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. St. Patrick’s Day theme. Music by Joe Staffieri Band. $30 members; $35 guests. PC Fellowship Club (formerly Post Cana) is a social organization open to mature, upright citizens, which offers friendship, support and fun. Activities include an extensive dance schedule, picnics and other social events. More information, Elaine, (302) 477-0927 or Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

April 17, 5:30-10 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Black and White attire theme. Music by Good Times. $30 members; $35 guests. PC Fellowship Club (formerly Post Cana) is a social organization open to mature, upright citizens, which offers friendship, support and fun. Activities include an extensive dance schedule, picnics and other social events. More information, Elaine, (302) 477-0927 or Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

May 17, 12:30-5 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Anniversary theme. Music by Joe Staffieri Band. $30 members; $35 guests. PC Fellowship Club (formerly Post Cana) is a social organization open to mature, upright citizens, which offers friendship, support and fun. Activities include an extensive dance schedule, picnics and other social events. More information, Elaine, (302) 477-0927 or Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

TBA, 5:30-10 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. TBA theme. Music tba. $30 members; $35 guests. PC Fellowship Club (formerly Post Cana) is a social organization open to mature, upright citizens, which offers friendship, support and fun. Activities include an extensive dance schedule, picnics and other social events. More information, Elaine, (302) 477-0927 or Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Meals

Jan. 26, 5 p.m.: International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Swiss food. Menu includes Emince Zurichoise, Gruyer Sptzle and more. $25 at the door; $23.50 in advance. More information, (302) 652-3228 or ministryofcaring.org.

Jan. 26, 5 p.m.: International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is Dinner with a Swiss Touch. Menu includes: Appetizer of Swiss cheese and crackers, salad, Emince Zurichoise, Gruyer Spatzle, seasonal vegetable, Banana foster with ice cream. $25 per person at the door, $23.50 in advance; $188 table of 8. Soda $1 each and beer/wine $2 each. More information and reservations, mlafate@sacredheartvillage2.org or (302) 652-5523.

Feb. 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, 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.)

Feb. 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, 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. $10 adults. Reservations for large groups are strongly recommended. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com (Hiatus in July.)

Feb. 15, 5-7:30 p.m.: Italian dinner, presented by the Knights of Columbus, Saint Ann Council .  St. Ann’s Father Delaney Hall, 691 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach. Menu includes Ricotta cheese manicotti, Italian sausage and meatballs with marinara, Caesar salad and garlic bread, New York Cheese Cake, coffee, tea, beer, wine and soda are included. Music provided by Jersey John’s Tunes & Trivia. $18 adults; $7 children 5-10. Tickets and more information, Mark Burke, (410) 404-2186; Rick Morin (302) 537-1968, or George Meringolo, (302) 272-1534.

Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch, St. Agnes Church Hall, 150 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, Md. February menu: Turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, peas, rolls, dessert. Good will offering accepted; all donations support the St. Vincent DePaul Outreach. More information, (410) 658-4378. For take-out orders call, day of luncheon, (410) 658-9422.

Feb. 25, 5-7 p.m.: Fat Tuesday supper, Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Adults: $8; Children 5-12: $5. More information, (410) 642-6265.

Bingo/Games

Feb. 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, 1 p.m.: Couples bridge, Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington. Start play at 1, expect to be done by 4 p.m. More information, (302) 478-4287. (Second Friday of each month)

TBA:  Bingo, Corpus Christi Social Hall 901 New Road, Elsmere. Ample parking, entrance off Kirkwood Hwy. Doors open at noon; games at 1 p.m. $20 for 16 games, additional cards available. Must be 18; games begin at 1 p.m. Refreshments for sale, cash prizes, pull tab games. More information, (302) 994-2922.

April 26, 2 p.m.: Designer Bag Spring Bingo, Our Lady of Fatima Church, 801 N. Dupont Blvd., New Castle. Doors open at 1 p.m. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, lite lunch foods, snacks, desserts and more. Must be 18 or older to attend. More information, www.olfnewcastle.com or (302) 328-3431.

(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.

Volunteers

Offer a welcome to seafarers who visit the ports of Delaware by volunteering at the Seamen’s Center of Wilmington. SCW volunteers join with people from the maritime, business and religious communities providing help for seafarers on shore leave from the isolation of life aboard their merchant vessels. Volunteers host at the center or serve as escort drivers for the crewmen. For more on SCW’s charitable mission, call Joan Lyons at 302-575-1300 or email scw@scsde.org .

Adorers needed for St. Ann’s Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. The Lord is calling. Are you listening? One hour, once a week. More information, Chris Eckrich (302) 584-1422 or www.adorationchapel.org

St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington seeks Eucharistic Ministers to deliver Holy Communion to patients. Must have certification and documentation from their parish. One or two days a month, 1-2 hours at a time. Must complete volunteer screening process. More information, (302) 421-4104.

Catholic Charities Diaper Bank is in need of volunteers to provide a helping hand to struggling families. Opportunities include office work, data entry, and distribution, Day, evening and weekend hours are available. More information, (302) 654-1184 or DiaperBank@ccwilm.org, or cdow.org/charities.

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.

Donations

St. Helena’s sewing ministry is in need of pillow cases or fabric for the dresses they create for needy women and children in areas afflicted by poverty or natural disasters. Past recipients have been victims in Haiti and Rwanda. For more information, see the story here http://thedialog.org/uncategorized/st-helenas-group-combines-passion-for-sewing-social-ministry/ or contact Dorothy Medieros at (302) 764-7545.

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.

Groups

Polish American Club of Delmarva meets at the Columbus Hall, behind St. Luke’s Church, 100th St & Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. from 2-4 p.m. on second Wednesday of the month. Open to those of Polish or Slavic descent. No meetings in June, July, or August. More information, Helen Sobkowiak, 410-723-2639 or Maryann Lula 410-250-2548.

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.  Meets in Newark on the third Saturday of each month.  More information, 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.

Feb. 11, 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.

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

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Young Adults

Tuesdays: Wilmington Catholic Young Adults (WilCYA) gatherings. WilCYA is 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

March 5: Trip to The Philadelphia Flower Show and Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA.  Sponsored by Brother Vincent KofC.  Bus leaves St. Polycarp Church, Smyrna at 8 AM.  Cost is $75 per person and includes coach bus with bathroom, driver gratuity and flower show admission ticket.  Shopping and dinner on your own at the Market.  Bus returns approximately 6 PM.  For reservations or more information contact Joan O’Drain, 659-5317 or busylady39@comcast.net.

July 20-31: Adventure to Classical Greece, hosted by St. Margaret of Scotland Parish. Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean setting. Visit Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora, and Mycenae.  Cruise to five (5) Greek Islands; Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete and Patmos, then on to Turkey to visit Ephesus. More information, Chris Linsner, 302-832-1488. 

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.

Oct. 13-23, 2020: Follow in the Footsteps of St. Paul: Greece and the Greek Isles, hosted by Fr. Paul Williams, OFM. Visit Athens, Corinth, Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Santorini, Delphi, Kalambaka, Thessaloniki; includes 3-day cruise to Greek Isles and Turkey. $3799 from Philadelphia. More information, Loretta Young, (302) 658-4535 or parishsecretary@stjosephfrenchst.org.