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Bishop Malooly announces collection for victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Bishop Malooly has asked all Catholic parishes in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore to take up a special collection this weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. Read more »

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Former state policeman has experience keeping people safe

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St. Mary Magdalen parishioner will be the next coordinator of the Office for Safe Environments

Michael Connelly, who becomes the Diocese of Wilmington’s new coordinator of the Office for Safe Environments April 24, first dealt with cases of children being sexually and physically abused during his 20-year career in the Delaware State Police.

The former captain, who served most of his career in the detective division in New Castle County, retired in 1998 as commander of Troop 2, then in New Castle, now in Glasgow. Read more »

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Parish catechists’ awesome job: Bringing children to faith in Jesus

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“You bring children to Jesus,” John Collins told about 140 catechists from the Diocese of Wilmington at Catechetical Day, March 11 at St. Thomas More Academy in Magnolia.

“It’s not all about facts and memorizing; it’s about getting to the heart and then the action of living our faith,” Collins, a national speaker for W.H. Sadlier, told the religious educators and parish directors of religious education at the day’s afternoon assembly. Read more »

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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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Diocesan groups sponsoring trips to the 2017 March for Life

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Buses are leaving from parishes around the diocese for the annual March for Life, which will take place Jan. 27 in Washington, D.C. These were taken from parish bulletins.

• The Church of the Holy Child in Brandywine Hundred in Wilmington is sponsoring a bus. The cost is $30. The bus will depart by 7:15 a.m. and return at approximately 6:30 p.m. Contact Nancy Frick at (302) 529-5738 or nancyfrick93@verizon.net. Read more »

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2016 in the diocese

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The future and the past were major themes in the Diocese of Wilmington during an eventful year

Highlights of 2016 in the Diocese of Wilmington included a lot of history and plans to the future.

The future was a theme of Bishop Malooly’s pastoral letter, issued in May on Pentecost Sunday, “Together in the Spirit – A Pastoral Vision.” Read more »

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9/11 commemorations in Diocese of Wilmington this weekend

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Bishop Malooly will celebrate Masses 

Bishop Malooly will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City, at the

Pope Francis looks at a quote from Virgil as he visits the ground zero 9/11 Memorial Memorial in New York Sept. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis looks at a quote from Virgil as he visits the ground zero 9/11 Memorial Memorial in New York Sept. 25. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pa., with two Masses on Sunday, Sept. 11. The first Mass will take place at St. Hedwig Church, Linden and Harrison streets in Wilmington, at 9 a.m. The second Mass will be an outdoor Mass of Remembrance at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 32112 Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro, at 4 p.m. Both Masses are open to the public. At the Masses, those who were killed in the terrorist attacks on the United States, including first responders, will be remembered, and prayers for peace will be prayed.

Also in the diocese:

Sept. 11: St. Jude the Apostle Church, Lewes, weekend observances of Patriot Day. Four weekend Masses, 4:30 pm Sept. 10, and 7, 8:30, and 10 am  Sept. 11. Moment of silence at 8:48 am during the 8:30 am liturgy, marking the exact time the first plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. Police and Fire Chiefs from local agencies have been invited to be present. After the 10 am Mass, a color corps from the Fr. Vincent Capodanno 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus will lead the congregation outside to the flag pole with lowering of the flag to half mast, taps, and placing of a memorial wreath. After the ceremonies, participants will gather again in church, where they may share memories and stories about those who lost their lives in this great tragedy. Veterans are reminded that military regulations permit them to wear medals earned in the service, and all visitors are encouraged to wear patriotic colors for all liturgies.

Sept. 11, 3 p.m.: Holy Hour in Honor of the Holy Family, St. Patrick’s Church, Wilmington. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus All are invited to come and pray for our own families.

Sept. 11, 4 p.m.: Interfaith memorial service commemorating the victims of the Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks. Holy Rosary Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Religious leaders from the local Hindu, Muslim, and Jewish faith communities as well as other Christian denominations have been invited to attend.  There will be light refreshments served after the service.  All are welcome.

Sept. 11, 6 p.m.: Vespers Liturgy Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark.

 

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‘A very happy day for the Diocese of Wilmington’ — Father Lance Martin ordained to the priesthood

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WILMINGTON – Church bells tolled joyfully as a procession or priests and deacons began its way into the Cathedral of St. Peter May 28 for the ordination of Father Lance Martin.

“This is a very happy day for the Diocese of Wilmington. We rejoice,” Bishop Malooly told 33 priests, Father Martin’s fellow seminarians, and a congregation of about 200. The congregation included Father Martin’s parents and two siblings. Read more »

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Diocesan financial statements now available online

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The financial statements and independent auditor’s report for June 30, 2015, and 2014 have been posted on the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s website, www.cdow.org.

The report, dated Dec. 23, 2015, is a 28-page document from Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, certified public accountants in Wilmington, that presents:

  • statement of assets, liabilities and net assets;
  • statements of support, revenue and expenses; and
  • statement of cash flows, as well as notes from the accounting firm.

To access the report on cdow.org, click on Finance Office under the site’s list of Offices and Ministries. At the office site there’s a connection to the audited financial statements.

http://www.cdow.org/catholic-diocese-of-wilmington-offices-and-ministries/finance-office/

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Additional Lenten Reconciliation Services available in the Diocese of Wilmington

February 5th, 2016 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: ,

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All services take place in parish churches unless otherwise indicated.

 

See http://thedialog.org/?p=30264 for more information.

 

Mondays

7 a.m., St. Francis De Sales, Salisbury, Md.

8:30 a.m., St. Peter the Apostle, New Castle, St. Anthony Chapel

5 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle, Wilmington

6 p.m., St. John the Beloved, Wilmington

6:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Child, Wilmington

6-7p.m. (Feb. 15, 22, 29, and Mar. 7 only), St. Mary of the Assumption, Hockessin

7 p.m. (March 14 only), Holy Rosary, Claymont

Tuesdays

8:30 a.m., St. Peter the Apostle, New Castle, St. Anthony Chapel

12 p.m., St. Joseph, French St., Wilmington

6-7 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bear

7 p.m., St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington, Pastoral Center Chapel

Wednesdays

8:30 a.m., St. Peter the Apostle, New Castle, St. Anthony Chapel

9:30 a.m., St. John the Apostle, Milford

10 a.m., Christ Our King, Wilmington

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus, Pocomoke, Md.

12 p.m., St. Joseph, French St., Wilmington

1 p.m., St. Joseph on the Brandywine, Greenville

5:30 p.m., St. Paul, Wilmington, Chapel

6:00 p.m., St. Ann, Wilmington

6:30 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, Perryville, Md.

6:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception, Elkton, Md.

Thursdays

8:30 a.m., St. Peter the Apostle, New Castle, St. Anthony Chapel

9:15 a.m., St. Edmond, Rehoboth Beach

12 p.m., St. Joseph, French St., Wilmington

6 p.m., Corpus Christi, Elsmere, Wilmington

6 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary, Wilmington

6 p.m., St. John-Holy Angels, Newark, Holy Angels

6:30 p.m., Holy Family, Newark

6:30 p.m., St. Joseph, Middletown

7 p.m., Parish of the Resurrection, Wilmington

7 p.m., St. Luke, Ocean City, Md.

4:30-5:30 p.m. (Each Thursday of Lent except Mar. 17), St. Ann, Bethany Beach

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

5:30 p.m., St. Hedwig, Wilmington

Fridays

9 a.m., St. Margaret of Scotland, Newark

9:15 a.m., Sacred Heart, Chestertown, Md.

12 p.m., St. Joseph, French St., Wilmington

2 p.m., St. Jude the Apostle, Lewes

Approx. 4 p.m. (After 3 p.m. Stations), St. Dennis, Galena, Md.

5 p.m., St. Polycarp, Smyrna

5:30 p.m., Church of the Holy Cross, Dover

6 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle

6 p.m., St. Benedict, Ridgely, Md.

7 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford

8 p.m., Ss. Peter & Paul, Easton, Md.

7:45 p.m. (Feb. 12, 26, March 11), Our Mother of Sorrows, Centreville, Md.

7:45 p.m. (Feb. 19, March 4, 18), St. Peter, Mission Church, Queenstown, Md., Mission Church

Saturdays

9:30 a.m., St. Helena, Bellefonte, Wilmington

9:30 a.m., St. John Neumann, Berlin, Md.

12 p.m., St. Joseph, French St., Wilmington

3-4 p.m.,  Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington

3 p.m., St. Mary Refuge of Sinners, Cambridge Md.

3 p.m., St. Mary Star of the Sea, Ocean City, Md.

3:30 p.m., St. Christopher, Kent Island, Md.

4:30-5 p.m., St. Paul, Delaware City

Sundays

8:30-9 a.m., St. Paul, Delaware City

9:45 a.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel, Secretary, Md.

10 a.m., St. Elizabeth, Wilmington

10 a.m., St. Mary Magdalen, Sharpley, Wilmington

3:45-4:45 p.m., St. Patrick, Wilmington

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