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Get your ‘passport’ to visit the historic churches of the diocese

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As part of the Diocese of Wilmington’s 150th anniversary celebration, nine churches in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore have been designated as Official Sesquicentennial Pilgrimage Churches.

These historic churches will be open for additional touring and worship on the first Saturdays of the month during the 150th anniversary year.

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Legatus Mass Oct. 11 at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church

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Legatus, the Catholic business leaders’ organization which celebrated its 10th anniversary in May, opens its 11th year Oct. 11 with a 6 p.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Malooly at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Greenville.

Legatus is an international group of more than 4,000 executives and their spouses who meet for prayer, Masses and a meal and where they hear from guest speakers. Members are committed to live, study and spread the faith in their professional and personal lives. Read more »

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Visiting Holy Doors, confessing sins, being merciful

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For the first time in church history, Pope Francis has designated Holy Doors for the Jubilee of Mercy beyond St. Peter’s Basilica.

Every cathedral in the world have a Holy Door for pilgrims, and every diocesan bishop can designate additional churches as Holy Door sites. Read more »

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Crossing the thresholds of mercy: Bishop Malooly announces eight diocesan Holy Doors for pilgrims to visit during Year of Mercy

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Bishop Malooly will open the observance of the special jubilee Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Wilmington on Dec. 13. by opening the Holy Door at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Easton, Md.

The door opened by the bishop at the 10:30 a.m. Mass that Sunday in Easton will be one of eight the bishop has selected as Holy Doors at parishes in the diocese’s regional deaneries. Read more »

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Parishes now benefitting from their support for capital campaign

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Parishes have been raking in the benefits of their contributions to the Sustaining Hope for the Future capital campaign this fall, as a portion of their Sustaining donations returns to local communities throughout the diocese.

New roofs, repaired parking lots, refinished floors, remodeled rest rooms and new stained-glass windows are among the many renovations in parishes that have been completed and are yet to come.

The work is being financed by the $11.2 million designated for parish projects from the more than $28 million goal of the Sustaining Hope for the Future capital campaign. Read more »

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Bishop Malooly offers condolences to the Biden family

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Bishop Malooly has released the following statement June 1 on the death of former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, a parishioner of St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church in Greenville.

Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is pictured in a 2012 photo. Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, died of brain cancer May 30, less than two years after he was diagnosed with the disease. He was 46. He  (CNS photo/Jason Reed, Reuters)

Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is pictured in a 2012 photo. Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, died of brain cancer May 30, less than two years after he was diagnosed with the disease. He was 46. He (CNS photo/Jason Reed, Reuters)

“I was saddened to hear of Beau Biden’s passing and offer heart-felt condolences to his wife, Hallie, their children Hunter and Natalie, the Vice President and Dr. Biden, Hallie’s parents, and all family members.

“I pray that Our Lord will give them strength during this time of sadness and that they find consolation and hope in the knowledge that Beau is in the presence of a merciful God.

“Beau Biden was an outstanding husband and father and a hard-working public servant who left his mark on Delaware and our nation. Over my seven years as Bishop of Wilmington, I always enjoyed my encounters and interactions with him. He was truly a real gentleman in every way possible. May the Lord now provide him eternal life.”

 

 

 

 

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New Knights council at St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine

GREENVILLE — Delaware’s newest Knights of Columbus council has been established at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Parish in Greenville. The St. Joseph on the Brandywine Council is the 34th in the state.

A ceremony to install the new council and its officers will be held May 1 at the church. There are 12 officers, including the grand knight, Paul Thorson. Msgr. Joseph Rebman, pastor of St. Joseph on the Brandywine, will be the chaplain.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest lay Catholic organization. Founded in 1882, it has more than 1.8 million members and is open to any practicing Catholic man.

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