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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
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)
Jan. 4, 2019: Evening Prayer for Religious, Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington (time TBD)
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)
March 3, 2019: Closing Mass, St. Elizabeth Church, Wilmington (time TBD)
May 20 4 p.m., May 28 (Memorial Day) 10 a.m.; Sept. 16, Oct. 28, 4 p.m.: Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1699 Bohemia Church Rd., Warwick, Md. One of the first Catholic institutions in the country and considered the Mother Church of the Diocese of Wilmington. May 20 celebrant will be Fr. Ronald Murphy, SJ, from Georgetown University; Memorial Day celebrant will be Msgr. David Kelley. Mass times are the third week of April, May and September at 4 p.m.; fourth week of October at 4 p.m. and Memorial Day at 10 a.m. Gift shop open before Mass. For a tour and more information, contact Marji Matyniak, (302) 324-4803.
May 26, 11 a.m.: Mass for Vocations, Cathedral of St. Peter, 6th and West Streets, Wilmington. All are welcome to support and pray for vocations to the diocesan priesthood and religious life in our diocese. Bishop Malooly will preside. Religious ed leaders, youth ministry leaders and schools are encouraged to bring groups. More information, Vocations@cdow.org or http://www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/
May 28, 10 a.m.: Annual Field Mass, All Saints Cemetery, Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. Bishop Malooly will be the main celebrant. There will be a brief military tribute before the Mass. Protection from the weather and seating is provided. Donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated. All are welcome.
June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, 8:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.: Communion of Reparation All Night Vigil, St. Hedwig Chapel, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. For more information, call Irene Harach, (302) 738-1285.
June 24, July 29 and Aug. 26, 4:30 p.m. (Last Sunday of the month during June, July, and August.): Byzantine Liturgy at St. Jude The Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, will be the celebrant. For more information, call (302)762-5511.
June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.: Mass of Remembrance for the Recently Deceased, All Saints Cemetery, Chapel of the Risen Christ, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. More information, (302) 737-2524.
May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 9 a.m.: Mass of Remembrance for the Recently Deceased, Cathedral Cemetery Queen of the Apostles Crypt Chapel, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. More information, (302) 656-3323.
May 12, 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, 302-645-850, Cindy Ostrowski, 410-208-3858 or visit http://carmelife.net/
June 13, 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.
May 20, May 28 (Memorial Day), Sept. 16, Oct. 28, 4 p.m.: Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1604 Church Rd. (Old Bohemia) Warwick, Md. One of the first Catholic institutions in the country and considered the Mother Church of the Diocese of Wilmington. Mass times are the third week of April, May and September at 4 p.m.; fourth week of October at 4 p.m. and Memorial Day at 10 a.m. Gift shop open before Mass. For a tour and more information, contact Marji Matyniak, (302) 324-4803.
Oct. 1, 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 Malooly will preside. Complimentary dinner provided by Morris James, LLP will follow in the Church Hall.
Jesus House weekly services: Mondays, 10:30 a.m.: Centering Prayer. Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.: Mass. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Charismatic Prayer (except third Tuesday of the month). Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Evening Centering Prayer. Third Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Healing Mass. 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington. More information, (302) 995-6859 or email@example.com.
Perpetual Adoration, St. Jude the Apostle Church, 140 Tulip Drive, Lewes. 6 a.m. Monday through 12 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome at all times. Those wishing to sign up for specific times, or visit between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., call (302) 703-2419.
Perpetual Adoration: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington. Adoration Schedule: Sunday 2 p.m. through to Saturday 6 a.m.; Saturday 6 p.m. to Sunday 7 a.m. All are welcome. Those wishing to sign up for a specific hour or visit between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. call (302) 373-3405.
Right to Life
May 13-June 17: Change for Life baby bottle campaign, Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center, Salisbury, Md. Fill baby bottles with change to provide funds to support women in unplanned pregnancies. Runs from Mothers Day to Fathers Day. To arrange bottle pickup and drop off, (410) 546-5433.
Come and Seek is a program that offers men interested in finding out more about the priesthood an opportunity to socialize with priests and like-minded men who wish to learn more about vocations. Dates and times of gatherings are subject to change, so call prior to attending or visit the Vocations websitehttp://www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/vocations/
• May 16, 6 p.m.: Northern Come and Seek gathering, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Formal Mass and dinner for Christmas. More information, Fr. Chris Coffiey, (302) 999-0211, FrCoffiey@sjbde.org.
• May 21, June 18, 6:30 p.m.: Southern Come and Seek gathering, St. John the Apostle Church, 506 Seabury Ave., Milford. More information, Fr. John Solomon, 302-674-5787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 13-15, Oct. 5-7: Come and See vocation weekend, Sisters of Bon Secours Provincial House, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, Md. Weekend for single Catholic women to learn more about religious life from those who live it. More information, lifeasasister.org/event-details/come-and-see-vocation-weekend/ or (410) 442-3171.
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.
June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 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.email@example.com.
May 22, 10 a.m.: Get connected to resources to help you age in place at home, presented by St. Francis LIFE, Griswold Home Care and Delaware Hospice. St. Helena’s Masci Hall, 210 Bellefonte Ave., Wilmington. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by St. Helena’s Parish Social Ministry. For information, 302-764-0325-104.
June 18-22: our Vacation Bible School “ShipWrecked”, Holy Family Parish, Newark. Cost is $50 for parishioners and $60 out of parish for children age 3 through grade 5. Register www.holyfamilynewark.org/religioused.php. More information, RGarland@holyfamilynewark.org or (302) 368-4665.
TBA 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer and Lectio Divina; monthly meeting, Order of Discalced Carmelites, Community of Mary. St. Francis De Sales Parish, Mercy House, Salisbury, Md. Group is open to Catholic lay men and women. All are welcome to join and learn about Carmelite spirituality, contemplative prayer and service. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-850, Cindy Ostrowski, 410-208-3858 or visit http://carmelife.net/
TBA, 6:30 p.m.: Annulment information night, St. Francis de Sales Parish Center, Salisbury, Md. For more information, (302) 573-3107.
June 13, 2 p.m.: St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club, Religious Education Center, Rte. 1 and Five Points, Lewes. This month’s book is “Redemptoris Missio” by Pope St. John Paul II. Copies of the book 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.
St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House in Cape May, N.J., facilitated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, has a 2018 brochure available for download by going to www.stmarybythesea.org or by calling (609) 884-8708.
TBA: Marriage Encounter retreat, Rehoboth Beach. More information, www.wwme-delmar.org or Tony and Linda Massino, (302) 220-9833.
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)
TBA: Retrouvaille retreat for married couples, Family Life Center, Malvern, PA. Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you to learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. For more information, or to register, visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 1-800-470-2230. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
May 24, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Mary, Maternal Mother of Mercy and Oasis of Peace: Art, Stories and Reflections with Bro. Mickey McGrath. Jesus House 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington.. $40, lunch included. More information, (302) 995-6859.
Lenten Programs/Advent Programs
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May 19, 5 p.m. Emmanuel Dining Room Auction Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom at 2020 Naaman’s Road Wilmington. https://www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx
May 23, 5:30 p.m.: Ministry of Caring Recognition Banquet, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. This year’s honorees are Tom Hannum; Maria Hess, Danny Mellon, Mother African Church and Victoria Hackett; Delaware Saengerbund and Library Association; and Helen Szperka. More information, Priscilla Rakestraw, (302) 652-5523 or https://www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx.
June 2, 11:30am-6pm: Food Truck Festival, Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Featuring La Mixteca Poblana, The Wandering Chef, Deerhead Hot Dogs, Nellie’s Waffles & Ice Cream, Gotta Lotta Gelata, Harvest Ridge Winery and 16 Mile Brewery; other vendors include Mary Kay, decoys, Paparazzi, religious goods, Lularoe, candy, ThirtyOne, gourmet popcorn, Tastefully Simple, plants, Pampered Chef and more. Gluten free and vegan options. Ample parking, DJ, tent seating, restrooms. Rain or shine. Indoor arrangements for inclement weather. This is a St. John the Baptist-Holy Angels Parish fundraiser. For information contact Amy Press at (302) 731-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9 4-7 p.m. & June 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Precious Gem and Metal Buying Event, Joan Muzzi Athletic Building, Holy Angels campus, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Sell unwanted jewelry, coins, silver flatware/service pieces and old paper money. Accepting gold, silver, copper, diamonds and other gem stones. Also X-rays, cell phones, old MP3 players, old digital cameras and computer boards to receive a quote from I.G.C. Inc. Concierge Jewelers. They offer the highest prices paid in the five-county area. Proper ID required. More information, (610) 876-6611 or email@example.com. A portion of all proceeds benefits the parish.
June 16: 7-11 p.m.: Lou’s Crew fundraiser, benefits the American Heart Association in memory of Lou Calvarese, St. Elizabeth’s Grant Hall, 1500 Cedar St., Wilmington. Buffet, beer, wine and soda. $35 per person, $40 at the door. Featuring music by Goody Blue Shoes. Mail checks to P.O. Box 2324, Wilmington, DE 19899, payable to Susan Schneese c/o American Heart Association, Tickets may also be purchased through the Zelle app using the email Louscrewbenefit@gmail.com. More information, Susan, (302) 354-1594.
Sept. 26, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Eleganza 2018, luncheon and fashion show presented by Kirna Zabete/Beth Buccini, Hotel Dupont, Wilmington. Benefits the Ministry of Caring. More information,https://www.ministryofcaring.org/special-events/eleganza/
Through May 2018: Car Raffle, Most Blessed Sacrament School, Berlin, Md. Benefits the Technology Development Fund. Tickets are 1 for $10, 6 for $50, 13 for $100- 2018 Chevrolet Spark OR $10,000. More information, www.mostblessedsacramentschool.com
Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments
May 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Jim Keegan Golf Classic, sponsored by Ursuline Academy, Dupont Country Club, Wilmington. Proceeds benefit Ursuline Academy’s Tuition Assistance Fund. Golf, tennis, dinner, cash prizes. More information and registration, www.ursuline.org.
June 11, 10:30 a.m.: Immaculate Conception/St. Jude Parish Golf Classic, Newark Country Club, 300 W. Main Street, Newark. Benefits parish ministries and outreach. Single golfer $125; sponsorships available. Includes 18 holes of scramble format golf, lunch and dinner, water and beer on course, prizes and complimentary greens fees pass for later date. Register by June 5 at iccparish.weconnect.com or call (410)498-1100 for more information.
Aug. 10, 8 a.m.: Holy Family Catholic Church Golf Tournament, Backcreek Golf Course, Middletown. Shotgun start at 8 a.m.; cost is $500 per foursome. Make reservation by July 10 and the cost will be $450. For reservations and information, Joe McCann firstname.lastname@example.org .
June 10-15, 3 p.m.: Gala Concert presentations, as part of the Italian Festival, St. Anthony of Padua Church, Wilmington. Simeone Tartaglione will lead the ARIANNA Orchestra and Chorus. Featured performer is Alessandra Cuffaro. Program also includes Uof D Trombone Choir, Harvey Price, HAC School of Dance. Other concerts throughout the festival: Monday: Harvey Price. Tuesday, Gary Seydell. Wednesday: Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra. Thurs. Sine Nomine, Friday Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance. More information, http://sapde.org/ or (302) 421-3700.
May 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Strawberry Festival, organized by the Columbiettes from St. Jude’s, Lewes and Mary, Mother of Peace, Millsboro. Now seeking donations of household goods, jewelry, seasonal decorations, CD’s and books to be sold at the festival. Drop of St. Jude’s Hall, May 25 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, Judy Smith, (302) 945-1135.
May 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Strawberry Festival, coordinated by the Msgr. Francis Desmond Columbiettes and the James C Burke Columbiettes, St. Jude The Apostle Church, Route 1, Lewes. There will be strawberry shortcake, assorted foods, a silent auction, craft tables, vendors and lots of fun for everyone. Raffle tickets will be on sale for a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of a weekend in Ocean City, Md., and the third prize will be a Family Cooler valued at $250. If you would like to participate in the festival, you may rent an outside space. Call Bonnie, (302) 280-5795 to rent a space or for additional information.
May 28-June 2: Holy Rosary Carnival, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Hours are Mon.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m. and Fri./Sat., 6-11 P.M. Ride all week with a Megapass for $45 ($40 if bought before the carnival). Family nights are Tuesday and Wednesday–ride for $25 per night. More information, Bill Moschelle, Holy Rosary Parish Manager, (302) 798-2904.
June 4-9: St. John the Beloved Carnival, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Mon.-Fri. 6-10 p.m., Sat. 6-11 p.m. Fun, food, games, music, carnival rides. Family night Tues., unlimited rides for $20. Alumni night Thurs. with drink and food specials. More information, https://sjbde.org/
July 9-14, 6-10 p.m.: Our Lady of Fatima Fair, 801 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle. More details to come.
July 11-15: Holy Family Summerfest, Chestnut Hill and Gender Rds., Newark. Rides, games, food and drink, music. More information, http://holyfamilysummerfest.com/
July 16-21, 5-10 p.m.: Corpus Christi Carnival, 905 New Rd., Elsmere. More details to come.
May 26th 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: St. Catherine of Siena Community Garage Sale, 2503 Centerville Rd., Wilmington. (Rain date June 2rd). Vendors welcome $25/per car w/2 parking spots to sell. More information, email@example.com or (302)239-1699.
June 9, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.: Knights of Columbus annual flea market, St. Jude the Apostle Church parking lot, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Set up at 6 a.m., $15 for one space and $25 for 2. Reserve by calling Dan at (302) 645-5369 or Marc at (302) 644-4992.
June 16, 8-2 p.m.:Holy Rosary Parish Community Flea Market, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Tables to rent for $25. Food court, food trucks, breakfast treats, tasty coffee drinks, desserts and more. Rent a table to sell your goods or come and buy some terrific bargains. Vendors and Crafters wanted. Reservation’s required with check or online payment. Reservation deadline is June 13. Sorry, no refunds. Visit hrparish.com to register on line or mail in your check with the form provided on the web site. Phone: Bill Moschelle, (302) 798-2904.
June 10, July 8, (no breakfast in August), Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 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.
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.
TBA, 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.)
May 20, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Mexican theme, Chef Ning DeRoxas, Nutritious Gourmet. $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx or (302) 652-5523.
June 24, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Tuscan theme, Chef Dan Butler, Toscana To Go. $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx or (302) 652-5523.
July 22, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center , 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Taste of the Chesapeake theme, Chef Ryan German & Caffé Gelato . $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx or (302) 652-5523.
Aug. 26, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Buckley’s Favorites theme, Chef Tom Hannum & Buckley’s Tavern. $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx or (302) 652-5523.
Sept. 23, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Filipino theme, Chef Ning DeRoxas, Nutritious Gourmet. $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx or (302) 652-5523.
Oct. 28, International Night, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison St., Wilmington. Oktoberfest theme, Chefs from Delaware Saengerbund. $25 at door, $23.50 in advance. Soda $1, beer/wine $2. More information, www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx or (302) 652-5523.
May 20, (No bingo June, July, August) Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, 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) 995-6316.
(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.
May 11, June 8, (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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 368-5886, ext. 137.
Volunteers Needed to Assist Military Veterans
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is seeking interested individuals to serve as drivers to transport area veterans to and from their homes and medical appointments at the Elsmere VA Hospital or other medical facilities in the greater Wilmington area. The base of operations for this volunteer activity is the DAV office at the Elsmere VA Hospital. Vehicles (small passenger vans) are provided by the VA and DAV. Flexible schedules are available. Interested individuals must be at least 25 years of age, in good health, and a licensed, insured driver in the State of Delaware. For additional information on this volunteer opportunity, please contact Kristin Miller, at the Elsmere VA Hospital, Monday through Thursday, at (302) 994-2511, Ext. 4061.
The Msgr. Francis J. Desmond Columbiettes from St Jude’s in Lewes, DE, and the Bishop James C Burke Columbiettes are seeking donations of gently used household goods, jewelry, seasonal decorations, CD’s and books for the Strawberry Festival that will be held on the grounds of St. Jude The Apostle Church in Lewes. Donations will be accepted at St Jude the Apostle Parish Life Center on Route 1 on Friday, May 25 between 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. For additional information, contact Judy Smith, (302) 945 1135.
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.
May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 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.email@example.com.
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) 236-2661 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 322-2929.
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. Meetings in Newark, Del., on the third Saturday of each month. More information, Dan, (302) 252-8784 or Nancy, (302) 545-0857.
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June 10: Casino trip to Harrington, sponsored by the New Castle County Irish Society. $30, includes breakfast, $15 slot play, $7 food voucher. Breakfast 8-9:15 a.m., bus leaves for casino 9:30 a.m. at the New Castle County Irish Society , 1301 South Rodney Street, Wilmington. Departs the casino at 4:30 p.m. More information and reservations, Phyllis, 302-354-1356.
June 13: Bus trip to see “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. Sponsored by the Brother Vincent Columbiettes. $100 Includes bus fare from St. Polycarp Church, Ransom Lane, Smyrna. 11 a.m. show; Lunch after the show at 2:15 p.m. Bus leaves 8 a.m.from South Street parking lot. Returns approximately 5 p.m. More information, MaryLois Barnas, (302) 653-2617.
June 13: Bus trip to the Phillies , sponsored by Holy Rosary Parish. Cost is $40, includes game ticket and bus transportation. Bus leaves Holy Rosary, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, at 5 p.m. More informaiton, Marie, (302) 475-5649 or the Parish Office at (302) 798-2904.
June 19: Bus trip to see “Jesus” at the Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. Sponsored by St. Hedwig Parish. Departs Blue Rocks Stadium parking lot at 8:15 a.m., followed by tour at Herr’s Factory in Nottingham, Pa.; buffet lunch at Hershey Farm Restaurant, 3 p.m. show, depart for home 5:30, arrive 7 p.m. $115, includes bus & tip, Herr’s tour, buffet lunch and gratuity, ticket for show. More information, St. Hedwig’s, (302) 594-1400.
Aug. 20-27: World Meeting of Families, official Archdiocese of Philadelphia Pilgrimage, Dublin, Ireland. Also option for Saints and Legends Tour Aug. 26-Sept. 3, and combined WMOF and Saints and Legends Tour Aug. 20-Sept. 3. More information, a detailed itinerary and prices, Select International Tours, (800) 842-4842, email@example.com or selectinternationaltours.com.
Oct. 22-30: Pilgrimage to Greece with Fr. Mike Gallagher. Walk in the footsteps of St. Paul in Athens, Corinth and Ephesus. Sail the Aegean Sea visiting Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Patmos where the Book of Revelation was written and the final home of Mary. For details, call Caroline at 1-800-334-5425 or go to www.syversentouring.com/gallagher.
Oct 5 -14: Join Msgr. Hopkins and St. Margaret of Scotland parish members on an adventure to sunny Portugal. Discover ancient castles, Roman ruins, groves of lemon and almond trees, quiet whitewashed villages and kind, gentle people. More information, Chris Linsner (302) 832-1488.