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Parishes hold ‘watch celebrations’ for those who can’t see pope live

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LEWES – Bernadette Cajina had a ticket to last Sunday’s Papal Mass in Philadelphia, but a leg ailment made that impossible.

So Cajina, using a crutch, went to St. Jude the Apostle’s parish hall where she joined about 200 others to watch Pope Francis via Eternal Word Television Network.

“I guess I wasn’t meant to be there,” said Cajina, a member of the St. Jude pastoral council who chairs the adult faith formation committee. “That’s fine. I’m here, and [Pope Francis’] message is coming through.”

“It’s a beautiful message of mercy and love, unconditional love, that he’s trying to share.” Read more »

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Sister Anna May McFeeley dies, served in diocese for 34 years

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 ASTON, Pa. – Sister Anna May McFeeley, a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 53 years who ministered in the Diocese of Wilmington for 34 of those, died Jan. 13 in Assisi House. She was 76.

Sister Anna May was the longtime principal of Immaculate Conception School in Elkton, Md., serving there from 1986-2004. She also taught at five schools in the diocese: Holy Angels, Newark (1969-70); St. Paul’s, Wilmington (1971-75); St. Thomas the Apostle, Wilmington (1975-79); Corpus Christi, Elsmere (1979-80); and St. Anthony of Padua, Wilmington (1983-86).

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