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Services

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.

Sept. 28, 10 a.m.: Annual Mass of Remembrance, Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 32112 Vines Creek Rd., Dagsboro. Bishop Malooly will be the celebrant. Musicians and liturgical ministers from St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Lewes. Mass remembers all who have been laid to rest in the last year. All are welcome. 

Oct. 4, 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)

Oct. 4, 11 a.m.: Blue Mass, St. Elizabeth Church, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will preside. Annual even that honors local, county, state and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency medical and military personnel who live and work in the Diocese of Wilmington, which includes Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Officers should be ready to line up at 10:45 a.m. Mass will be followed by reception. Those interested in an honor guard, mounted patrol or pipes and drum corps, contact Mike Connelly, (302) 295-0668 or mconnelly@cdow.org.

Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Shrine is the largest Roman Catholic church in North America and one of the ten largest churches in the world. Pilgrimage includes tours, prayer, confessions, and Mass celebrated by Bishop Malooly. Contact your parish liaison for transportation and additional information.

Oct. 7, 6 p.m.: Red Mass, sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society, St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville. Bishop John Barres, of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY, will be the homilist. Bishop Malooly will preside. A complimentary dinner provided by Morris James, LLP will follow in the Church Hall.  More information, Sean Haney, (302) 281-3703 or SeanHaney@InterDigital.com. Bishop John Barres, of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY, will be the homilist.

Oct. 12, Noon-2 p.m.: Prayer Service to win the heart of America for Mary and to promote respect for life from birth until natural death. St. Ann’s, Bethany Beach. All are welcome. More information, cliffwolfe37@gmail.com.

Oct. 12, 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. This meeting begins a six-part series for persons interested in exploring a vocation to the Secular Order. 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. Sessions held second Saturday of the month for 6 months at 9 a.m., beginning Oct. 12  through March 14, 2020. Meets at St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. in October and November and at St. Jude The Apostle Parish, Lewes, DE 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 prior to Oct. 12.

Nov. 3, 2 p.m.: Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass, St. Joseph Church, 371 E. Main Street, Middletown. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. All couples celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 or more years of marriage are invited. Bishop will be available for photos with interested couples beginning at 1 p.m. and again after the Mass. Reservations are required by Oct. 7. More information, ljackson@cdow.org.

Dec. 7, 11 a.m.: Christmas season holiday Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo. Md. More information, Bill Paré (410) 658-4378.

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.

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.

Right to Life

Sept. 25-Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Mondays through Saturdays): 40 Days For Life prayer vigil, Planned Parenthood, 625 N. Shipley St. (corner of 7th & Shipley), Wilmington. Members of the 40DFL Team will be present during those hours. Vigil begins with 8 a.m. Mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral, celebrated by Bishop Malooly, followed by a kick-off event in front of Planned Parenthood with prayer, music and speakers. All are welcome to come in support of Life.

Oct. 12, Noon-2 p.m.: Prayer Service to win the heart of America for Mary and to promote respect for life from birth until natural death. St. Ann’s, Bethany Beach. All are welcome. More information, cliffwolfe37@gmail.com.

Vocations

No listings at this time.

Programs

Sept. 18 & 24; Oct. 23 & 29, 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.

Sept. 22, 2:30-4:30 p.m.: Interpretations of Nonviolence for Everyday Life, Resurrection Parish, 3000 Videre Dr., Wilmington. Presenters will share varied stories as to how they grew to adopt their own interpretation of the philosophy of nonviolence.  The goal is for each of us to continue developing our own personal philosophy of nonviolence. More information  www.resurrectionde.org. Register with Peggy, (302) 274 2934.

Sept. 25, 6:45 p.m.: Annulment information night, Church of the Good Shepherd, Perryville. 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.

Oct. 5, 12-2 p.m.: Free car seat safety checks, Saint Francis Hospital parking garage, DuPont and 7th Streets, Wilmington. More information about free monthly car seat checks at Saint Francis Hospital, contact Wendy Felts at (302) 421.4477.

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.

Oct. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.: Stop the Bleed course, Saint Francis Hospital, 701 N. Clayton St., Wilmington. This Stop the Bleed course consists of a classroom presentation, followed by hands-on practice with tourniquets, pressure dressings, and gauze. The course is free and registration is not required.

Oct. 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Introduction to Journaling. Holy Angels Church (back entrance/San Damiano Center), 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Sign-in and light refreshments at 9 a.m. Have you had thoughts about Journaling but had no idea where to start? Do you know the difference between keeping a Journal and keeping a Diary? Do you have questions about how to use this tool for your personal growth and to be more mindful and aware of your life? This introductory workshop will address the basics of Journaling, allowing the participants to experience the fundamentals of the “Intensive Journal” system. It is free, in English, and is open to anyone with any religious/philosophical background and a willingness to look at your life “as a whole.”. For more information or to pre-register (encouraged but not required) contact (302) 731-2219 or apress@holyangels.net.

Oct. 9, 10. Presentations on the Acts of the Apostles by Sr. Anne Amati, OSF, Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4701 Weldin Rd, Wilmington, on three Wednesday mornings beginning on Oct. 9 and same presentations on three Thursday evenings beginning on Oct. 10. Learn more about the church’s development from the resurrection of Jesus to Paul’s first Roman imprisonment and how the salvation promised to Israel in the Old Testament and accomplished by Jesus was through the guidance of the Holy Spirit extended to the Gentiles. More information, Terry DiFonzo, (302) 764-4693 or tdifonzo@ihm.org.

Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m.: “We Need Mary Now,” presentation and discussion,  facilitated by Deacon Ray Zolandz. St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison Street, Wilmington. Sponsored by the parish Rosary Society. Presentation explores how Mary can guide us, and our culture, through the darkness in these troubled times to her son Jesus. All are welcome. More information, (302) 594-1400, ext. 0.

Oct. 24, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, St. Polycarp, Smyrna. 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.

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.

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

Mon.-Thurs., 4 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m.: 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.

Fridays, 5-9 p.m.: The Angelus Gallery, 417 W. 5th Street, Wilmington. Featuring Saintly Inspirations by Wilmington area artist Martha Ann Szczerba. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. All are welcome.

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

Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: Day of Recollection, first in a four-part series with Fr. Nicholas Amato.  Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. The topic will be Nurturing the Child Within Us. $50 fee includes morning snacks, coffee and lunch. More information, jesushousecenter.org

Oct. 11-13, Camden Diocese Catholic Renewal Weekend, Wildwood Convention Center, Wildwood, NJ. Speakers:  Fr. Rene Canales, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Blackwood NJ, Fr. James Blount, SOLT, Rebekah Hardy, Rowan University Campus Ministry Director, Glassboro NJ. Music by: Ricky Vasquez & Band: Focus Collective – Mini-Concert Friday. Youth track available. Mass and Eucharist Adoration all three days. Priests available for confessions. To register and see the full schedule of events visit www.CamdenDioceseCatholicRenewal.org or call 609-652-7729.

Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26, 9 a.m.: Catholic Charismatic Day of Reflection, “Glowing with Jesus,” presented by Fr. Bob Hilz. St. Jude the Apostle Church, 156 Tulip Dr., Lewes. More information, Bernadette Baker, (302) 562-2172 or wilmcathcr@gmail.com.

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

TBA: 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: 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.

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

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Fundraisers

Sept. 21: Give it Up for Gulu 5K & Doggie Dash, Rockford Park, Wilmington. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk/run. $25. Free race shirts to the first 200 registrants. Prizes awarded. Benefits St. Catherine of Siena School in Gulu, Uganda. More information, mogispert@gmail.com, theguluproject18@gmail.com or theguluproject.us/5k-2018.

Sept. 21, 9 a.m.: AIDS Walk Delaware, two walks taking place at Dravo Plaza, Wilmington Riverfront, and Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach. Registration at 9 a.m.; walk at 10 a.m. Register at @AIDSWalkDelaware.org

Sept. 22, 3-6 p.m.: Annual Roast Beef Dinner, Mount Aviat Academy, 399 Childs Road, Childs, Md.Includes roast beef dinner with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, and a delicious array of desserts. Tickets available in advance or at the door: Adults: $14, Seniors: $11, and Children (4-10): $9. Takeout available. For tickets, contact (410) 398-2206 or office@mountaviat.org.

Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Eleganza 2019, luncheon and fashion show featuring styles from Sophy Curson of Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. Hotel DuPont, Wilmington. $135 per person, includes lunch, fashion show, door prizes, live auction. Benefits the Ministry of Caring. More information, www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/eleganza/ or call 302-652-5523.

Oct 6, 1-5 p.m: All-you-can-eat crab feast, Good Shepherd School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Adults $50; Children age 9 and younger $15. Catered by the Wellwood Yacht Club. Crabs, corn, potato salad, macaroni salad, crab bisque, fried chicken, pit beef, beer, wine, sodas, dessert. Watch the Ravens vs Steelers on the big screen TV. Seating is limited; advance tickets recommended by calling (410) 642-6265.

Oct. 19, 9 a.m.: Friends of the Poor Walk hosted by the St. Patrick/St. Mary conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Concord Mall, Wilmington. Enter via the back entrance behind the Mall to register at 8:30 a.m.  All Walkers must sign the accident waiver and release of liability form at the registration table. Walkers under 18 years of age must also have a parent or guardian sign the accident waiver and release of liability form. To  sign up online, go to: https://www.fopwalk.org/event/2458.  More information, Andrea Starr, (302)740-0662.

Nov. 10, 1-5 p.m.: Polish American Club 20th anniversary and Veteran’s Day memorial, Ocean City Elks Lodge, Ocean City, Md. Tickets $25. More information, Fred Frankowski, (410) 250-8625.

First Fridays, 5-9 p.m.: The Angelus Gallery, 417 W. 5th Street, Wilmington. Featuring Saintly Inspirations by Wilmington area artist Martha Ann Szczerba. Silent auction. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Golf Outings

Sept. 23, 11 a.m.: St. Thomas KOC Golf Tournament, Hartefeld National, One Hartefeld Drive, Avondale, PA. 9:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. shotgun start. $135 single; 500 per foursome, lunch, dinner, drinks included; sponsorships available. More information, jhaley@ferraralaw.net

Sept. 28: Good Shepherd School annual golf tournament, Furnace Bay Golf Club, Route 7, Perryville, Md. 7:30 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. shotgun start. Price includes golf cart, coffee, snacks, lunch, beer, soda and water with a buffet lunch and awards after the tournament. More information, (410) 642-6534.

Sept. 30: St. John the Beloved Athletic Association Golf Outing, Hartefeld National Golf Club. More information, sjbde.org/ 

Oct. 16, 1 p.m.: St. Luke Parish at the Beach Golf Outing, Bayside Resort Golf Club. More information, (410) 250-0300.

The Arts

Sept. 29, 3 p.m.: Louis Perazza, flute; Elena Smith, cello; Matthew Jewell, piano, performing works by Gaubert, Chamanade, Mouguet and Debussy. St. Anthony of Padua Church, 901 N. DuPont St., Wilmington. Admission is free; voluntary offering accepted. Snacks and wine will be served. All are welcome.

Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: “An Evening of Musical Prayer,” with Father Ricky Manalo, Mary Mother of Peace Church, 30839 Mount Joy Rd., Millsboro. Father Manalo is world renowned and a sought after liturgical music composer. His compositions have been used in papal Masses celebrated by Pope Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis. More information, (302) 856-6451.

Nov. 3, 3 p.m.: All Saints and All Souls Concert, “Requiem for the Living,” performed by the choir and soloists with the chamber orchestra of St. Anthony of Padua Church,  901 N DuPont St., Wilmington. Suggested donation of $10.

Fridays, 5-9 p.m.: The Angelus Gallery, 417 W. 5th Street, Wilmington. Featuring Saintly Inspirations by Wilmington area artist Martha Ann Szczerba. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. All are welcome.

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

Sept. 27, 6 p.m., Sept.28, 11:30 a.m.: Oktoberfest, St. John the Apostle Parish, 506 Seabury Avenue, Milford. Entertainment, 5k, international food court featuring German, Italian, Spanish and Polish dishes, hamburgers, hot dogs, beer booth, and more. No entrance fee. Saturday, helicopter and fire truck rides, carnival style games, and much more. More information, (302) 422-5123 or visit www.stjohnsmilford.com

Oct. 10-13: Fall Festival, St. Catherine of Siena Church, 2503 Centreville Rd., Wilmington. Vendors needed; fee is $25, contact Mary Gispert, mogispert@gmail.com. Thurs. and Fri. 6-10 p.m., Saturday 4-10 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. Music, food, hayrides, raffles, paint a pumpkin, face painting, moon bounces and more. Free parking. Garage sale will run Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. More information, (302) 633-4900.

Oct. 13: Irish Fest, New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 South Rodney St, Wilmington. Mass at 11:30 a.m., fest  12:30-6 p.m. Featuring Willie Lynch Irish Band from 2-6, McAleer School if Irish Dance to preform at 4, Irish Rose Gift Shop from Milford will be selling Irish goods, Annie’s Tea House will offer homemade sweets. Food and beverages available for purchase. More information call 302 658-8288.

Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, St. Andrew’s Catholic Center. More information to come.

Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 10, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, Immaculate Conception School, 452 Bow St., Elkton, Md. Featuring 60-plus crafters and vendors, raffle baskets, silent auction, book nook, bake sale, food, kids crafts, Santa and more. More information, https://iccparish.weconnect.com/ or (410) 398-1100.

Sales

Sept. 21, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: “Beat the Economy” Yard Sale, St. Francis Xavier Shrine, Old Bohemia, 1690 Bohemia Church Road, Warwick, Md. Huge assortment of items. Proceeds  will assist with restoration of the historic site. Refreshments will be available. More information, Kathy, (302) 378-7283.

Oct. 19, 8 a,m.-1 p.m.: Garage Sale, Christi Social Hall, 809 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. Rain or shine. Clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, antiques, tools and more. Benefits All Saints Catholic School. Food, raffle. More information, (302) 562-7531.

Dances/Socials

Oct. 11, 5:30-10 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Fall festival theme. Music by the Star 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.

Oct. 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m.: PC Fellowship dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Halloween theme. Music by the Joseph 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.

Nov. 24, 12:30-4:30 p.m.: PC Fellowship lunch/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Country western 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.

Dec. 22, 5:30-10 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Christmas 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.

Meals

Oct. 13, 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. Reservations for large groups are strongly recommended. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com (Hiatus in July.)

Oct. 13, 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.)

Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch, St. Agnes Church Hall, 150 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, Md. Menu: Onion soup, pulled pork, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, drinks. 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.

Sept. 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.: International Night, benefits the Emmanuel Dining Room, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Theme is India. $23.50 in advance; $25 at the door. More information, (302) 652-1919 or ministryofcaring.org.

Oct. 19, 6-10 p.m.: Crab Feast, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. $45 per person, includes crabs, roast beef, rolls, kielbasa and sauerkraut, coleslaw, potato salad, pretzels, potato chips. Beer, wine & soda, dessert with coffee or tea. DJ playing music. No tickets at the door;  For ticket information and reservations contact Mike Polek, 302 750-0908 or Stmcrabs@gmail.com.

Bingo/Games

Sept. 22: Pocketbook bingo, featuring Michael Kors and Coach purses. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Rd., Bear. Doors open at noon; games at 1 p.m. $25 for 20 games; $10 for additional 20 game packets. Food and drink available, 50/50 raffle, Coach bag raffle. Must be 18. Proceeds benefit the Seton Council KofC. More information and tickets, Bill, (302) 229-1926.

Oct. 20, 1 p.m.: Bingo, Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle. Doors open at 1 p.m.; games at 2 p.m. Twenty games plus harvest special. Door prizes, raffles, snacks available. $25. Must be 18 to attend. To pay in advance by credit card, go to olfnewcastle.com. More information on pre-registration, Rachel Pompetti, (302) 824-4285 or the rectory, (302) 328-3431.

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.

(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.

TBA, 1 p.m. (note the new time): Couples bridge, Church of the Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Rd., Wilmington. Start play at 1 p.m., done by 4 p.m. Call (302) 478-4287 for details. (Second Friday of each month, hiatus in Summer).

Volunteers

Volunteer pianists needed for Music Therapy at the Veterans Hospital in Elsmere. Pianists will be needed to perform, free of charge, approximately 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday — Friday in the main Lobby of the Veteran’s  Hospital.  Types or genre of music, availability of hours , duration, split shifting are typical questions. Call Jim Coty (302) 994/2511, extension 4545.

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

Oct. 5 & 6: Fall parish drive for the poor and needy, St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Frazer Rd. and Route 40, Glasgow. Items in good condition that will be accepted are, clothing, furniture, housewares, small appliances, toys, blankets, sheets and more. Also accepting personal care items and non-perishable food for the Emergency Food Closet. Donations go to Catholic Charities Thrift Shop. Saturday, 5-7 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m.-noon. Volunteers will be available to help and tax receipts are available. More information, (302) 834-0225.

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.  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. 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.

Oct. 12 and Nov. 9, 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. If you have a desire for a more intimate relationship with God through a deeper form of prayer, God may be calling you to the spirituality of Carmel: the spirituality of Saints Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Therese of Lisieux. Brother Bryan, spiritual assistant, 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. (June through Nov., St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md.)

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

Sept 23-28: Six days/five nights excursion to Savannah, Ga., organized by The Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary. $850. Reserve your seat today with only a $300 deposit. Includes 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners including 1 at Paula Dean’s “The Lady and Sons” Restaurant; tour of historic area of Savannah; visit to Savannah’s waterfront; tour of Jekyll Island, tour of St. Simons island and more. More information and to reserve, Deborah Robinson (302) 494-5709.

Oct. 5: Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. Join Bishop Malooly and parishioners from around the Diocese to visit “Mary’s Shrine.” For more information and transportation, contact your individual parish.

Oct. 12: Trip to The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pa. Sponsored by the Diocesan Vocations Guild, accompanied by Fr. Christopher Coffiey. Tour of the Shrine, fifteen minute movie about the Shrine, time on your own to explore the grounds and visit the gift shop, etc. and Mass with Fr. Coffiey. $30 per person for the bus and $15 option for lunch, or brown bag. More information, Mary Gaworski (302) 438-6969 after 3 p.m. or mares7963@aol.com

Oct. 23: Trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.  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 museum ticket.  Dinner is on your own at Fisherman’s Inn in Gransonville, MD.  Bus returns approximately 7 PM.  For reservations or more information contact Joan O’Drain, 659-5317 or busylady39@comcast.net.

Oct. 27-Nov. 3: Seven-night Catholic Caribbean Cruise with Fr. Edward Aigner on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas out of Galveston,Tex. Ports of Call include Roatan, Honduras; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico. Prices begin at $1156.00 for two passengers which includes all port fees and taxes. Daily Mass. Deposit of $250 per person reserves cabin. Space is limited. More information or to register, Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785 or Eileen@CatholicCruisesandTours.com

Nov. 22: Bus Trip to Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster for Miracle of Christmas Show, $122 includes buffet lunch at Hershey Farm Restaurant, Sight & Sound Theatre Miracle of Christmas Show with live animals, tour an Amish Farm & House followed by a guide boarding our bus for a 1 hour driving tour of Lancaster countryside, coach bus with bathroom, driver tip, all gratuities, water & snacks on bus. Organized by St. Hedwig Parish. Bus leaves Riverfront in front of Blue Rocks Baseball Stadium at 8am returns 7pm or sooner. Information and reservations, Eileen (302)594-1400, ext. 0;  sthedwigchurch@ comcast.net.

Jan. 6-15: Holy Land and Jordan, sponsored by the Ministry of Caring. Travel with Bro. Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap. $3,298 from New York. More information, (302) 652-5523 or www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/holy-land-via-jordan/

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.