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Worship service focuses on role of parents in shaping lives

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“Your Struggle Is Mine,” an ecumenical service of prayer for Christian Unity and Justice in Society, will take place Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2800 Duncan Road, Wilmington.

Members of the Churches of Western Wilmington and its suburbs are invited to join in the worship service. The focus will be on the crucial role of the parent, particularly the single parent, in the formation of a child’s character who is a future adult member of society.

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Hugs across borders: Solidarity thriving at 15

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Perspectives change, friendships are born in program that unites Guatemalans with Catholics in diocese

For 15 years now, parishioners from the Diocese of Wilmington have visited Guatemalan Catholics in the Diocese of San Marcos to make friends across borders and to learn the needs of the impoverished faithful in the Latin American nation. Read more »

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St. Catherine of Siena hosting prayer vigil for justice and nonviolence on Jan. 17

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On Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. there will be a prayer vigil for justice, nonviolence and dignity of every person at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Wilmington. The event is being held in conjunction with Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 16) and the week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25.

The vigil has been planned in consultation with the Millcreek Ministerial Association and IMAC, Wilmington’s interdenominational ministers group, said Father John Hynes, pastor of St. Catherine’s.

Invitations have been sent to churches on the western side of Wilmington and suburbs as well as Red Clay and Vo-Tech school districts, the pastor said.

“Many of our children and teenagers attend school in this district,” Father Hynes said. “Especially for children of immigrants, this [vigil for justice, nonviolence and dignity] will strongly affect their future. As Pope Francis has said, ‘we need to be out there.’”

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Solidarity continuing its mission to the peripheries of the church

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During a short talk at a meeting of cardinals who were about to enter a conclave to elect a new pope, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio said he hoped the church would be less inward-looking, less self-referential.

The Buenos Aires cardinal called for a pope who would be centered in Jesus Christ and help the church go out to the “existential peripheries,” the outskirts of society to find the “joy of evangelizing.” Read more »

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Latest diocesan delegation travels to San Marcos on July 21

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Father John Hynes will lead the latest delegation from the Diocese of Wilmington to the Diocese of San Marcos, Guatemala, on July 21. He will be joined by six people for the nine-day visit, which includes a meeting with Msgr. Carlos Enrique Trinidad Gomez, the new bishop of San Marcos.

In addition to Father Hynes, who is the pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Wilmington, delegates include Father Glenn Evers of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Easton, Md.; Christine Bauer of Christ the Teacher School, Glasgow; Nestor and Avelina Hernandez; Norma Lamb of Church of the Good Shepherd, Perryville, Md.; and Mary Jo Frohlich, a solidarity team leader.

Other activities scheduled include visits to parishes in El Rodeo, San Pablo and El Quetzal, the medical clinic in Catarina, Cristo Salvador School and a migrant hospitality center.

Frohlich said she hopes the delegation will help better connect the dioceses spiritually and emotionally. “It’s all about relationship. When we are in relationship, we are drawn to aid each other. This is mutually done by prayer and participation in each other’s mission.”

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Immigrants in diocese improving lives of families at home in Guatemala

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PRICES CORNER – More than 12 years in, the partnership between the dioceses of Wilmington and San Marcos, Guatemala, still produce dividends for Catholics in both countries, two priests said earlier this week.

Father Silverio Chum, pastor of San José in El Rodeo, Guatemala, is back in Wilmington through Nov. 3. One of the parishes he visited was St. Catherine of Siena, whose pastor, Father John Hynes, has been to San Marcos several times. Father Hynes served as the translator for Father Chum. Read more »

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