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Services

July 26, Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m.: Byzantine Liturgy, St. Jude the Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Dr., Lewes. Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wilmington, will celebrate the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. More information, (302) 762-5511.

CALL TO VERIFY: Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 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)

CANCELLED TEMPORARILY: Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, noon: Mass for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Sacred Heart Oratory, 917 N. Madison Street, Wilmington. Followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. More information,  (302) 428-3658 www.sacredheartoratory.org. (First Fridays)

CALL FOR NEXT DATE: Second Saturdays, 9 a.m.: Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayers and meeting, Community of Mary of the Discalced Secular Carmelite Order. Meets at St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. May 10-Dec. 13; St. Jude The Apostle Parish, Lewes, 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. 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. (Second Saturdays)

CALL TO VERIFY: Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m.: Devotions to St. Elizabeth, St Elizabeth Church, Wilmington. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Liturgy of the Word, Benediction, Litany & Hymn to St Elizabeth. A blessing of the child in the womb will be offered to any pregnant parents in attendance. All are welcome. (First Mondays)

Sept. 6, Noon: Archdiocese of the Military annual Memorial Mass, Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., Washington, DC. Most. Rev. Timothy P. Broglio will preside. (Rescheduled from May 31.) More information, https://www.milarch.org/

SEPT. 12, 10 a.m.: Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, 287 Pleasant Grove Rd., Conowingo (Pillottown), Md. Limited space; tent will be set up outside for additional seating. Refreshments after Mass. Items commemorating the chapel’s history will be on sale. 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. 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.

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

TBA: Devotion of the 1,000 Hail Mary’s, St. Elizabeth Church, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington. Dates and times vary, call Winnie, (302) 998-5211 or Suzanne, (302) 994-3930.

CANCELLED TEMPORARILY: 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.

CANCELLED TEMPORARILY: 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

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Vocations

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Programs

July 20: Virtual Vacation Bible School, cooperative program with Resurrection Parish and Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Open to children ages preschool through fifth grade. Includes Bible stories, crafts, music, science experiments and outdoor games. Set up for three days, however, families can work at a pace that fits their schedule. Families will be provided links and materials. To register, go to ebenezerumcnewark.org, call the church office at 302-731-9495, complete the registration form and attach and email it to newarkebenezerumc@verizon.netor simply send an email to newarkebenezerumc@verizon.net and  provide the child’s name, age and parent or guardian’s contact information (phone and email). Free program.  All registrations due by July 13.

CALL ABOUT JULY 14 DATE: July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 2 p.m.: Dementia Caregivers Support Group, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Religious Education Building, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. 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. (Second Tuesdays)

CANCELLED: 2020 CYM Recognition Dinner, Rollins Center at Dover Downs, Dover. Dinner shines a light on the best and the brightest leaders in youth ministry. More information, www.cdowcym.org/events/detail/2020-annual-recognition-dinner

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.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: 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.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Bariatric support group of St. Francis Hospital, Apex Medical Center, Suite 103, 537 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark. 60-minute discussion forum with Dr. Wynn. These meetings offer information, advice and support to pre- and post-surgical patients for dealing with the changes that come with this bariatric surgery. The support group is free and open to all weight-loss surgery patients, including their families and support persons. No registration is required. More information, (302) 421-4121.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Weight Loss Surgery Seminars, APEX Medical Center, 537 Stanton-Christiana Road, Suite 103, Newark. 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. More information (302) 421.4121 or stfrancishealthcare.org.

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.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: 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

TBA: 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.

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.

Seasonal Programs

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Fundraisers  

July 16: Emmanuel Dining Room Viritual Auction, The Waterfall, 3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont.  Because of ongoing coronavirus concerns, the Ministry of Caring’s annual Emmanuel Dining Room (EDR) Auction, originally scheduled for April 26 and one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, has been officially cancelled for 2020 rather than postponed. However, the Grand Raffle will still be held virtually for those who wish to support the fundraiser. Raffle tickets are $100 and first prize is $10,000. The drawing will be held on Thursday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. The winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx Next year’s EDR Auction is scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2021.

July 25, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Annual Bull Roast, St. Dennis Catholic Church, 154 N. Main St., Galena, Md. Drive through. Only 150 dinners available, must pre-order tickets. Dinners include beef, corn on the cob, homemade potato salad, coleslaw, roll and drink. $15. To purchase tickets, Jim Bricker, (717) 575-1235.

POSTPONED: Fundraiser at Trattoria di Napoli, 1222 Pulaski Hwy, Bear. Benefits St. Joseph’s French Street Kateri Circle. Dine-in or Take-out.  Gluten-free options available. More information, Gail (352) 445-2350 or gailvets2@gmail.com.

POSTPONED:  “A Knight to Remember”, Good Shepherd School annual gala, The Wellwood restaurant, Charlestown, Md. $80, includes Dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions, music and dancing (open bar is during event only.  Cash bar for after party). More information and tickets, call the school office, (410) 642-6265.

POSTPONED: Catholic Charities Tribute Dinner, previously scheduled for April 1, has been postponed. A new date will be announced in the future.

POSTPONED: TBA, 4 p.m.: Tickets to Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park, sponsored by St. Helena’s Parish, Wilmington. Game info to be determined. $20 per seat; $10 of cost benefits parish social ministry. Transportation on your own. More information and to reserve a ticket, Jim Clark, to JimClark.StHelenas@verizon.net. Include name, phone number and the number of tickets you would like.

POSTPONED: Mount Aviat’s 10thAnnual 5K and Sister Walk, 399 Childs Rd., Childs, Md. $20 per person, $50 per family. Includes T shirts; additional shirts available, $8.50 each, $11 for sizes XL & larger. Trophies will be awarded after the race in the gym. Register at www.MountAviat.org or contact Janie,  janietrumbull@gmail.com. Mass will take place prior to the race at 8:00 a.m. at the school.

The Arts

POSTPONED: “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play,” Ursuline Academy, 1106 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington. Tickets are $5. More information, (302) 658-7158.

POSTPONED: “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.

POSTPONED: “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.: St. Ann’s School, Shallcross Ave.e and N. Union St., Wilmington. $10, tickets, (302) 654-5519 or jmatyger@thesaintannschool.org.

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. Call to verify hours, (347) 963-2208. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. All are welcome. More information, theangelushouse.com

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

AUG. 1, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Food Truck Festival, Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Mexican, Polish, American, Gourmet, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free dishes. Also gelato desserts. Fr. Carlos’ famous margaritas will be back. Vendors and crafters will be selling their wares.DJ, kid-friendly activities and tables. Benefits St. John the Baptist – Holy Angels Parish. More information here.

POSTPONED: St. Joseph’s Festival, St. Andrew’s Hall, 144th and Sinepuxent Sts., Ocean City, Md.

POSTPONED: Originally scheduled for May 25-30: Holy Rosary Parish Carnival, Claymont.

POSTPONED: Originally scheduled for April 27 – May 2: St. Helena’s Carnival, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington.

POSTPONED: St. John the Beloved, Wilmington.

CALL TO CHECK STATUS: Oct. 8-10, St. Catharine of Siena Carnival, Wilmington. (302) 633-4900.

CANCELLED: June 8-14, St. Anthony’s Italian Festival, Wilmington. Possible reschedule in Fall.

CANCELLED: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bear

CANCELLED Sept. 29-Oct. 3: St. Hedwig’s 2020 Polish Festival, more information  sthedwigde.org/

CANCELLED: Oct. 2-3: Oktoberfest, St. John the Apostle Parish, https://stjohnsmilford.wordpress.com/

Golf Tournaments

CANCELLED: Jim Keegan Golf Classic & Tennis Tournament, Deerfield Country Club. More information, Joanna Arat, jarat@ursuline.org, (302) 658-7158.

Aug. 20: Swing for Little Sisters of the Poor Golf Outing. Deerfield, 507 Thompson Station Rd, Newark. Registration: 10:30 a.m.; Lunch:  11 a.m.; Shotgun start: Noon; Auction/dinner: 5 p.m. $200 (includes mulligan packet) per golfer or $800 for a foursome. More information, www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org or (302) 368-5886, Development Office.

SEPT. 22: 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/category/cyo-golf-outing

Sales

CANCELLED: Quilters/Crafters garage sale, Red Clay Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Rd, Wilmington. More information (610) 212-7824.

Dances/Socials

POSTPONED: 12:30-5 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dances, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Theme TBA. 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.

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

POSTPONED: 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.)

POSTPONED: 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.)

POSTPONED: TBA, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Monthly lunch, St. Agnes Church Hall, 150 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, Md. Menu TBA; 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.

Bingo/Games

POSTPONED: 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)

POSTPONED: 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.

CANCELLED, TO BE RESCHEDULED: Michael Kors and Coach Pocketbook Bingo, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church 345 Bear-Christiana Rd., Bear. $25 for 20 game packet; $10 for additional 20 game packets. Food and drinks available; 50/50 raffle. Must be 18 to enter. More information and tickets, blm81O@verizon.net, Tickets also available at the door.

POSTPONED: 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): Temporarily cancelled: 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): Temporarily cancelled: 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): Temporarily cancelled: 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.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED: 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 closed until further notice. Donations of thrift shop goods cannot be accepted at this time, however, donations of food, diapers, hygiene supplies, gift cards and financial gifts are being accepted. Essential client services including Food Assistance and Basic Needs services will continue to be available at our Thrift Center location by appointment.  Please visit www.cdow.org/charities or call (302) 764-2717 for more information.

Groups

CALL TO CHECK STATUS: Third Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.: Listening Angels support group, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish dining room, 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear. Caregivers only, please. Offers emotional, educational and social support for all caring for a loved one. More information, Cathy DeCrescenzo (302) 322-6430 – Ext. 101;  Diane Geddes (610) 299-4339;  or Sandi Nolan (302) 545-5562. 

Polish American Club of Delmarva meets at the Columbus Hall, behind St. Luke’s Church,100th Street & 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.

CALL ABOUT JULY 14 DATE:  July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 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, https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Wilmington-Catholic-Young-Adults-WilCYA-118522335477971/

Trips

CANCELLED: July 10-12: Trip to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, Mass. Sponsored by St. John the Beloved Parish. More information, Helen Holroyd, (610) 213-4141 or helenshorizons@gmail.com

CANCELLED:  July 20-31: Adventure to Classical Greece, hosted by St. Margaret of Scotland Parish. More information, Chris Linsner, 302-832-1488. 

POSTPONED UNTIL AUG. OF 2022: Pilgrimage to the shrines of Central and Eastern Europe; including the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, which only occurs every 10 years. Sponsored by Spirit Journey Ministry and St. John the Beloved Parish. Itinerary includes Poland, celebrating St. John Paul’s 100th Birthday; Our Lady of Czestochowa shrine; Divine Mercy Shrine in Krakow; Auschwitz and Wadowice, WWII concentration camp and UNESCO World heritage site; Brno, Prague, for the shrine of St. Nino, the Infant of Prague; and more. $4799 includes Passion Play admission and guide book, 2 dinners and lunch in Oberammergau, daily breakfasts, 8 dinners including 2 special dinners with beer & wine, first class hotel accommodations and roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia. More information and brochure, Helen Holroyd, (610) 213-4141.

CANCELLED: Aug. 24-Sept. 7, 2020: 15 Day trip to Croatia, with Br. Ronald Giannone of the Ministry of Caring. More information, Debbe Philips, (302) 516-1061 or dphilips@ministryofcaring.org

CANCELLED: 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.

CANCELLED: Oct. 13-23, 2020: Follow in the Footsteps of St. Paul: Greece and the Greek Isles, hosted by Fr. Paul Williams, OFM. More information, Loretta Young, (302) 658-4535 or parishsecretary@stjosephfrenchst.org.