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Services

Dec. 16, 9 a.m.: Mass of Remembrance for the Recently Deceased, Cathedral Cemetery Queen of the Apostles Crypt Chapel, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington. More information, (302) 656-3323.

Nov. 22, 7 p.m.: Mass for Feast of St. Cecilia, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Fr. Glenn Evers will be the celebrant; Fr. Christopher Coffiey will be the homilist. Special blessing for all music ministers in attendance. Reception to follow in the gathering space. More information, (302) 239-7100 or www.stmaryoftheassumption.com.

Nov. 29, 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.

Dec. 1, 8:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.: Communion of Reparation All Night Vigil, St. Hedwig Chapel, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. For more information, call Irene Harach, (302) 738-1285.

Dec. 9, 9 a.m.: Mass of Remembrance for the Recently Deceased, All Saints Cemetery, Chapel of the Risen Christ, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington. More information, (302) 737-2524.

Dec. 10, 2 p.m.: Festival of Lessons and Carols, Cathedral of St. Peter, 500 N. West Street, Wilmington. Advent Scriptures and music, time for meditation, seasonal songs and hymns. No admission fee; free-will donations will benefit The Cathedral of St. Peter School. All are welcome.

TBA, 7 p.m.: Mass of the Holy Spirit, Holy Cross Church, State St., Dover. Msgr. Dan McGlynn will officiate. More information, (302) 233-3336.

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/

Perpetual Adoration, St. Jude the Apostle Church, 140 Tulip Drive, Lewes. 6 a.m. Monday through 12 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome at all times. Those wishing to sign up for specific times, or visit between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., call (302) 703-2419.

Perpetual Adoration: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington. Adoration Schedule: Sunday 2 p.m. through to Saturday 6 a.m.; Saturday 6 p.m. to Sunday 7 a.m. All are welcome. Those wishing to sign up for a specific hour or visit between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. call (302) 373-3405.

Wilmington Gospel Choir schedule:
Nov. 26, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Dec. 24, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Concert and 7 p.m. Mass, St. Joseph Church French Street, Wilmington
Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Thursday @ Salesianum High School MLK, Jr. Dinner, Mini Concert
Jan. 28, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Liturgy, St, Mary Church, 6th and Pine Wilmington
Feb. 25, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
March 11, 10 a.m.: Liturgy, Veterans Hospital, Elsmere
March 25, 10 a.m.: Liturgy – St. Joseph Church, French Street, Wilmington
March 29, Holy Thursday 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church. (Combined Choirs WDGC w/St. Joseph)
March 31, Easter Vigil Liturgy 7 p.m. – St. Joseph Church, (Combined Choirs)
To arrange an appearance by the Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir, contact Choir Director Brenda Burns, wilmdiocesegc@aol.com

TBA, 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.

 

Right to Life

Delaware Right to Life seeks volunteers to pray in front of Planned Parenthood in Dover every Weds., Thurs. and Sat. from 9 a.m.-noon. Call Donna for more information, (862) 266-1099. Also needed in front of Planned Parenthood in Wilmington at 625 N. Shipley Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-noon, and in front of Premiere GYN at 1815 W. 13th St. on Tues. from 12:30-2pm and Sat. from 8:30-10 am. More information, call (302) 832-9600 or www.derighttolife.org.

 

Vocations

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/
• Dec. 6, 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.
• TBA, 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 fatherjohnsolomon@gmail.com. 

 

Programs

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

Nov. 28, 6:30-8 p.m.: “The Catholic Faith Explained—Living the Faith, ” St. John the Beloved Parish, Wilmington. Continues for 10 Tuesdays. Sessions include watching DVSs and group discussion. Register in advance. More information and to register. Deacon Dennis, (302) 981-4567 or wuebbelsdg@verizon.net.

Nov. 30, 6:30-8 p.m.: “Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer.” St. John the Beloved Parish, Wilmington. Continues for 8 Thursdays. Register in advance. More information and to register. Deacon Dennis, (302) 981-4567 or wuebbelsdg@verizon.net.

Dec. 2: “Dignity of the Human Person” presented by Fr. Leonard Klein, Director of Pro-Life Activities for the Diocese. St. John the Apostle Parish Hall, 506 Seabury Ave., Milford. Presentation will focus on many questions pertaining to sex, gender, marriage and human life. After 5 p.m. Mass, pot luck supper in the parish hall. More information and to RSVP, Mary Hall, (302) 491-6432.

Dec. 7, 9-10 a.m.: Free Christmas Crafts for Ages 2-4, Mount Aviat Academy, Childs, Md. Coordinated by Mrs. Segner, kindergaten aide, Registration is required. Contact Charlene Nichols at Advancement@MountAviat.org or 410.398.2206 ext. 214.

Dec. 7-10: Advent Retreat, “What Are You Waiting For?”, Jesus House Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. More information, jesushousecenter.org or (302) 995-6858.

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.ebner@stjudelewes.org.

Dec. 13: “Total Consecration Through Mary to Jesus,” program of spirituality of St. Louis Marie de Montfort, St. John the Beloved School Library. 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington. Program continues Jan. 10, Feb. 7 and March 7; consecration Mass held April 9. More information, Johannah Wojcik, (302) 998-3057 or Janet (302) 996-0482.

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/

 

 
Retreats

St. Mary-by-the-Sea Retreat House in Cape May, N.J., facilitated by the Sisters of St. Joseph, has a 2017 brochure available for download by going to www.stmarybythesea.org or by calling (609) 884-8708.

Jan. 27: One-day retreat for women, “Forgiveness: Freedom to Live and Love in a Wounded World,” St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Featuring Sr. Sheila Galligan, Professor Emeritus at Immaculata University. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit: https://smarefreshevents.wixsite.com/retreat4women

 

 

 

Lenten Programs/Advent Programs

Nov. 26, 4 p.m.: Celtic Christmas Concert, St. Francis de Sales Church, 1450 Abingdon Rd., Abingdon, Harford County, Md. Featuring Amhra’nai Na Gaeile, the Irishman’s Chorale. Donation $10; children 12 and under free. More information and tickets, (443) 910-1037.

Dec. 3, 3 p.m.: Old-Fashioned Carol Sing, St. Francis Xavier Shrine, 1699 Bohemia Church Road,  Warwick, Old Bohemia, Md. Featuring secular and religious music. Audience participation encouraged. Facilitated by music ministers from St. Joseph Parish, Middletown. Refreshments will be served following. Tours of the historic facility will be available one hour prior. Free-will offering to support the Old Bohemia Historical Society. More information, Marj,  (302)328-4803.

Dec. 7-10: Advent Retreat, Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington. Scripture-based retreat led by Sr. Joan and Fr. Nick. More information, (302) 995-6859 or www.jesushousecenter.org

Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Advent Retreat, St. Polycarp Church, 55 Ransom Lane, Smyrna. Facilitated by the B.V.M. Sodality; Deacon Mike Boyd Sr. will be the speaker. Lunch will be provided.   All are welcome.   More infomation, Lorraine Marshalewski marshalewski@live.com, or 653-2278,  leave a message.

Dec. 10, 2 p.m.: Festival of Lessons and Carols, Cathedral of St. Peter, 500 N. West Street, Wilmington. Advent Scriptures and music, time for meditation, seasonal songs and hymns. No admission fee; free-will donations will benefit The Cathedral of St. Peter School. All are welcome.

Dec. 10, 7 p.m.: Lessons and Carols, Mary Mother of Peace Church, 30839 Mount Joy Rd., Millsboro. Featuring selections from Handl’s Messiah, traditional carols, and other Christmas songs. $10 tickets at the door (under 18 free). More information, (302) 856-6451.

Dec. 10, 3 p.m.: Christmas Concert, St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville. Selections will include “Nativity Suites, a Cantata for Christmas” by Benjamin Harlan, other choral performances and a carol sing-along.  Free will offering. 

Dec. 16, 8:30-11 a.m.: Christmas Babka Sale, St. Hedwig Church, Linden & S. Harrison Streets, Wilmington. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 7608. Babka by Krystyna’s Bakery, by the loaf $9. also sold by the slice with coffee. Cheese babka is $15 and must be ordered in advance by calling Stan, (302) 429-0102. More information, (302) 594-1400.

 

 

Fundraisers

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Golf Outings/Fishing Tournaments

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The Arts

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Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

Dec. 1-3: Christmas Bazaar, St. Peter the Apostle , 515 Harmony Street, New Castle. Friday  5 –  8p.m. Saturday  9 a.m. -6 p.m. Breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. in Msgr. Crowley Hall. Sunday  10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Spaghetti Dinner 1-6 p.m. in lower level of the gym. Featuring crafts, homemade baked goods, attic treasures, Raffles and Secret Santa Shop; sandwiches available all weekend. More information mmsinnott@Verizon.net

 

Sales

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Dances/Socials

SOLD OUT: Dec. 2, 7 p.m.-midnight: Beef and beer featuring The Rockets, St. Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Rd., Wilmington. 

Dec. 8, 7 p.m.-Midnight: Christmas Dance Party with the “Geator with the Heator,” Jerry Blavat. St. Elizabeth’s Grant Hall, Wilmington. $40 per person, must be 21 years of age.  Includes dinner, wine, beer, and soda (cash bar available.)Benefits St. Elizabeth Parish. Tickets: Mania, (302) 598-0682 or Roseann (302) 743-1108

 

Meals

Dec. 2, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 6,  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.)

Dec. 10, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Second Sunday Breakfast Buffet, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Large assortment of hot foods, baked goods, fresh waffles, omelets, beverages and more. $8.50 adults, $4 children. Reservations suggested for large tables. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com.

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.

 

Bingo/Games

Nov.  24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22 (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.

Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 & 19 (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.

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 & 21: Bingo, St. Helena’s School Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m.. Door prizes, pull tabs, food, drinks, snacks. Must be 18 to play. For more information, (302) 764-0325.

Dec. 9, 1-5 p.m.: Bingo, St.  Joseph Catholic Church, French Street, Wilmington. In the parish hall, lower level.  Doors open at noon. Door prizes, cash prizes, concession stand, 50/50 raffle. Second Saturday of each month. For more information call 302.658.4535.

 

Volunteers

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

 

Donations

The Ministry of Caring is looking for furniture donations for people moving from their shelters to permanent housing. Beds, dressers, sofas, chairs and dinette tables are needed. More information on how to donate, contact Priscilla Rakestraw, prakestraw@ministryofcaring.org.

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

 

Groups

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.ebner@stjudelewes.org.

Jan. 14, 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/.

Are you a practicing Catholic woman with a serious conviction to help others? Are you interested in serving and growing in the faith? The Columbiettes are a nonprofit charitable organization that supports the community and the Knights of Columbus. For more information please email 12374columbiettes @gmail.com 

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.

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 by Nov. 1.

 

Reunions

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Young Adults

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Trips

Dec. 4: Bus trip to Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. Sponsored by St. John the Baptist-Holy Angels Parish, Newark. Bus departs Holy Family Church on Gender Road at 7:30 a.m.; returns 6:30 p.m. Lunch not provided. $69. Reservations, Phyllis Edwards, (302) 731-8016 or (302) 731-2200.  Seating  limited; reserve early.

April 8-17: Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, and Barcelona with Jesus House. Visit Fatima, Aljustrel, and Valinhos; also Lourdes and La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. More information, www.jesushousecenter.org or  302-995-6859. 

May 1-11: Italian Riviera and Northern Lakes of Italy, hosted by Rev. Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap. $3,300 p.p.d.o., $450 single supplement. Visit Milan, Genoa, Portofino, Cinque Terre, Torino (Turin), Lake Como, and more. Includes round-trip airfare, luxury hotels, breakfast daily, and dinner throughout except for one evening, tour escort, admission to sights as outlined in the itinerary, and porterage. More information, www.ministryofcaring.org/italy-may-2018/ or 302-652-1919.

 

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