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Highlights from Diocese of Wilmington’s 150th Anniversary opening Mass

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The kickoff Mass for the Diocese of Wilmington happened last week at Cathedral of St. Peter.

For those who missed it or attendees who would like to see it again, video and audio highlights, including Bishop Malooly’s complete homily can be found above.

The March 3 Mass launching the diocese sesquicentennial was the first of many celebrations planned for the next year.

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Bishop Malooly celebrates Mass to launch Diocese of Wilmington 150th

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A few minutes before noon March 3, church sexton Bill Muzzi began pulling the long tower rope, bells pealing out to Wilmington for the start of an historic milestone.

“We still do it the old-fashioned way,” Muzzi said.

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‘Catholic Forum’ previews sesquicentennial Feb. 25 with Father McQuaide

February 19th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags:

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A preview of the Diocese of Wilmington’s 150th anniversary year with Father Joseph McQuaide can be heard on the Feb. 25 edition of Catholic Forum, the Diocese of Wilmington’s radio program/podcast.

Catholic Forum airs Sunday mornings at 9:05 on WAAI-FM 100.9 in Hurlock, Maryland and at 10:06 on WDEL 1150AM and 101.7FM in Wilmington or wdel.com.

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Diocese of Wilmington set to celebrate 150th anniversary

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WILMINGTON – A diocese’s sesquicentennial happens only once, and the Diocese of Wilmington is making sure the anniversary is marked in a prominent manner.

The Diocese of Wilmington will begin a yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary beginning March 3 with a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter, and ending with Mass March 3, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Church in Wilmington. The 365 days in between will be filled with various events to commemorate the sesquicentennial.

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Diocese’s 150th anniversary: ‘A time of joyful thanks to God’

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Diocese’s plans for its sesquicentennial anniversary year include Eucharistic Congress, pilgrimages

 

The Diocese of Wilmington will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding with a year-long observance that will include Masses and prayer services, pilgrimages, a keepsake publication, a traveling exhibit, and a Eucharistic Congress.

The celebration commemorates the March 3, 1868 establishment of the Diocese of Wilmington by Blessed Pope Pius IX. Read more »

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