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Daily, noon: Mass at Sacred Heart Oratory, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Also Sunday Mass at 9 a.m.
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington. All are welcome. Saturday from 12 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday from 12 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Monday to Friday, Adoration is 24 hours. More information, Kathy Dunworth, (302) 383-6452.
Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m.: Byzantine Liturgy at St. Jude The Apostle Church, 152 Tulip drive, Lewes. Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka, pastor of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, will be the celebrant. (Last Sunday of the month during June, July, and August.) More information, please call at 302 7625511.
July 31, 10:30 a.m.: Memorial Mass for Reverend William J. Lawler, Saint Mary Refuge of Sinners Church, 1515 Glasgow Street, Cambridge, Md. At the conclusion of Mass, the parish’s daily Mass chapel will be re-dedicated in Father Lawler’s honor. Clergy, religious, and lay friends are invited to attend and remember Father Lawler who passed away on April 30, 2020.
Aug 6-7, 8:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.: Communion of Reparation All Night Vigil, St. Hedwig Chapel, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. More information, Janet Aluise, (302) 996-0482. (First Fridays)
Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Catholic Diocese of Wilmington Marian Pilgrimage, with Bishop Koenig, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C. We Walk by Faith is the theme. Mass, Holy Hour, Confessions, tours, Benediction. Contact your local parish for bus information.
Monday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Join the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as we pray the Rosary for the end to the coronavirus and renewal of our Catholic faith, in the Year of Saint Joseph, now until Dec. 8, 2021. The Pontifical Missions Office prays a special World Mission Rosary on Mondays dedicating each decade to a different part of the world. It’s easy to join via zoom link. Learn More at https://phillymissions.org or email Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR NEXT DATE: Second Saturdays, 9 a.m.: Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayers and meeting, Community of Mary of the Discalced Secular Carmelite Order. Meets at St. Francis De Sales Parish, Salisbury, Md. May 10-Dec. 13; St. Jude The Apostle Parish, Lewes, Dec. 14-May 9. The Community welcomes Roman Catholic lay men and women who, by special vocation, choose to live, in the world, with the spirit and the practice of contemplative prayer and service as it was taught by St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux and lived by following the Rule of Carmel. Brother Bryan, OCD, from the Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C. will be in attendance. More information, Pam Becker, OCDS, 302-645-8505 or Cindy Ostrowski, OCDS, 410-208-3858. (Second Saturdays)
CALL TO VERIFY: First Mondays, 6:30 p.m.: Devotions to St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Church, Wilmington. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Liturgy of the Word, Benediction, Litany & Hymn to St Elizabeth. A blessing of the child in the womb will be offered to any pregnant parents in attendance. All are welcome. (302) 652-3626. (First Mondays)
CALL FOR NEXT DATE: Devotion of the 1,000 Hail Mary’s, St. Elizabeth Church, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington. Dates and times vary, call Winnie, (302) 998-5211 or Suzanne, (302) 994-3930.
CALL TO VERIFY: Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, St. Jude Church Adoration Chapel, 140 Tulip Drive, Lewes. 4 a.m. Monday to noon Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 pm. Sunday. All are welcome. More information, call (302) 703-2419.
Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington. All are welcome. To request a Holy Hour, call Kathy Dunworth, (302) 383-6452.
Ongoing: Pray and Fast for America 2021, year-long prayer initiative to pray for our nation, our leaders and our families. More information, www.prayandfastforamerica.org or 1-888-478-PRAY.
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Aug. 6 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Delaware Hospice Lunch Bunch lectures for the summer. The Family Support Center organizes these lectures and they are presented by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Judy Pierson. The lectures will range in topics from Rediscovering Wonder, Curing Chronic Pain, and Feeling Blah in order to appeal and provide advice to multiple groups of people. Free, open to everyone, and occur the first Friday of every month from 12:30-1:30 pm. More information, www.delawarehospice.org/calendar-of-events/
Aug. 14: Spartan 3v3 Classic Soccer Tournament, St. Mark’s High School, 2501 Pike Creek Road, Wilmington. Divisions are based on the maximum age of any player on the team. Young players may play up in divisions. Players ages 6 to adult are welcome to sign up for a team. Registration is $145 per team; each team guaranteed minimum of three games. Deadline to register is Aug. 4. More information, (302) 738-3300.
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon: Saint Helena’s Parish Outreach Food Closet. More information, (302) 764-7545.
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 10 a.m.: Outdoor Zumba, St. Ann’s Church, 691 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach. Arrive wearing mask; remove while dancing. More information, email@example.com
SECOND TUESDAYS, CALL TO VERIFY: 2 p.m.: Dementia Caregivers Support Group, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Religious Education Building, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers support group, designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. Helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. More information, Kathy Ebner, (302) 644-7300 or Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org. (Second Tuesdays)
Next date TBA, 7 p.m.: Annulment information night, Location TBA. Presented by Fr. Mark Mealey, OSFS, judicial vicar for the Diocese of Wilmington. The new norms of Pope Francis on the marriage nullity process and implementation of those norms in the diocese Tribunal will be discussed. The nullity process and the various canonical grounds for marriage will be presented. Anyone interested should call the Tribunal office, (302) 295-0630, and leave a voicemail to reserve. Reservations are encouraged to ensure enough materials are available.
The Village of St. John, Affordable Senior Housing for 62+ and financial eligibility is now accepting applications. More information, (302) 656-5304 or visit villageofstjohn.org.
Calix, an association of Catholics who maintain sobriety through a 12 Step program, meets at St. Matthew in Newport and St. Francis de Sales in Salisbury, Md. Go to calixde.org for meeting times and details or call 302-521-9330.
TBA, 2 p.m.: St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club, Religious Education Center, Rte. 1 and Five Points, Lewes. Copies of books are available to borrow from the parish library and are also available through the state library system. The Parish Book Club meets monthly the second Wednesday of every from Jan.-Nov. More information and a list of book titles and discussion dates, contact the Religious Education Office, (302) 644-7413.
Aug. 13-15, Retrouvaille retreat, Malvern Retreat House, Family Life Center, Malvern, Pa. Program provides help for marriage problems difficulties or crises. More information and to register, www.HelpOurMarriage.org or (215) 766-3944, or 800-470-2230. All inquiries confidential.
Dec. 3-5: Rachel’s Vineyard Catholic Retreat. The retreat weekend is a beautiful opportunity for emotional and spiritual healing for any person who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. More information, Nan Freeman, (302) 463-7711 (call or text) or email@example.com, or rachelsvineyard.org.
TBA: Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. The retreat weekend is a beautiful opportunity for emotional and spiritual healing for any woman or man who has struggled with abortion. For more information contact Nan Freeman at 302-333-1904 or visit rachelsvineyard.org.
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Aug. 14, 4-7 p.m. and Aug. 15, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Precious Gem and Metal Buying Event, Joan Muzzi Athletic Building, Holy Angels campus, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark. Sell your unwanted jewelry, coins, silver flatware/service pieces and old paper money. Accepting gold, silver, copper, diamonds and other gem stones. You can also bring X-rays, cell phones, old MP3 players, old digital cameras and computer boards to receive a quote from our host, I.G.C. Inc. Concierge Jewelers. They offer the highest prices paid in the five-county area. Proper ID required. For more information contact (610) 876-6638 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A portion of all proceeds benefit the Parish.
Sept. 11, 9 a.m.: Knights of Columbus Nun Run 5k, benefitting the Little Sisters of the Poor, 674 Pencader Drive/Midnight Oil Brewing Company, Newark. Registration at 8 a.m. Virtual participants also welcome. (Due to CDC guidelines and safety of residents, event will not be held at Jeanne Jugan Residence.) $29 until Sept. 10; $40 on race day. More information www.nunrun5k.org or call our Development office (302)368-5886.
Through Dec. 31, 2021: Fundraiser for the Little Sisters of the Poor at Angel Crossing Catholic Books and Gift Store, 550 Colonial Ave, Elsmere. Purchase novels by award-winning author Dennis D. Skirvin: Jubal’s Christmas Gift ($7.50), The Treasure of Nonsense Woods ($10), and his latest, The Allure of Twerpentnog ($10). Also available online at Amazon.com. All 2021 proceeds benefit the Little Sisters’ Jeanne Jugan Residence, Newark, DE. Visit dennis-skirvin.com for more information.
Fundraiser for Brother Vincent KofC, Smyrna, DE. Online fundraiser with Rada Cutlery – More than just knives. Use our personal online group store link: https://radafundraising.com?rfsn=4603664.8a65ed to browse the online catalog, and then place your order just as you would when shopping with any retail outlet. Orders are shipped directly to the customer by Rada.
The Angelus Art Gallery, 417 W. 5th Street, Wilmington. Featuring “Mary Around the Word,” artwork by Sister Mary Grace Thul, OP; woodblock prints, special fresh-water pearl rosaries from Mizu Design, other local artists, great gifts for all budgets. Call to verify hours, (347) 963-2208. All proceeds benefit Ministry of Caring. All are welcome. More information, theangelushouse.com
Aug. 5-7: St. Ann Bethany Beach Parish Bazaar, featuring virtual auction, Holly Kia Sorento Car Raffle, Quilt raffle and bookstore. More information, stannbb.org/about-us/events/bulletins/, check the parish Facebook page, or call (302) 539-6449.
Aug. 7, 12 p.m.: First ever Summer Mini-Fest, hosted by The CYM Office, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear Christiana Rd, Bear. This family-friendly event will include outdoor games and activities, as well as a concert by The Scally Brothers. Tickets are $10 per person (max $40/family), and children 5 and under are free. Food and ice cream will be available for purchase, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. We hope you can join us for this joyful day of family fun and music. Registration and more information available at www.cdowcym.org.
Sept. 21-25: Fall Carnival, St. Helena’s Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Featuring Skelly’s Amusement Rides, outdoor activities. More information to come.
Sept. 1: Annual CYO CYO Joseph A. McNesby, Jr. Golf Outing at Deerfield Golf Club, Newark. The CYO Joseph A. McNesby, Jr. Golf Outing has been benefitting the work of Catholic Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry in the Diocese of Wilmington for 29 years. Registration: 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m.; lunch, 11-Noon; Shotgun start at Noon; Auction/dinner: 5:30 p.m. $175 per golfer and $30 tournament special. Register by Aug. 23. More information, email email@example.com with questions or to get details on how to become a sponsor, a donor or to register to golf.
Sept. 13, 11 a.m.: St. Thomas the Apostle KofC 22nd Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction. Hartefeld National, Avondale, Pa. 9:30 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. shotgun start. $150 per golfer for hot lunch, dinner, beverages, and golf. $550 for early bird foursomes registered by Aug. 1. More information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or text (302) 494-2266 for brochure.
Sept. 13: Immaculate Conception/St. Jude annual Golf Classic, Deerfield Golf Club, Newark. Benefits the parish outreach programs and ministries. Registration 10:30 a.m., shotgun start at noon, contests and prizes. Dinner 5:15 p.m. followed by live auction and awards presentation. $175 per golfer. More information and to register, icc.parish.weconnect.com
Sept. 17: Holy Family Parish 11th Annual Golf Tournament. Back Creek Golf Club, 101 Back Creek Dr, Middletown. Registration and sponsorship now open. More information, Joe McCann, Joemccann8@comcast.net
Sept. 26: St. Polycarp Annual Steak Dinner and Golf Tournament, Maple Dale Country Club, Dover. Plated steak dnner $35 and/or golf tournament with lunch, green fee, golf cart, on-course beverages, gift bags, prizes. $125 per person, $460 team of four. More information, Larry Borgman, email@example.com, (302) 389-6018 or Kathy Willes, firstname.lastname@example.org, (302) 670-7330. Register online at membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/7142.
Knights Online Thrift Shop, Coordinated by St. John the Beloved KofC. Now open for online purchases. Donate unneeded household items or buy items at bargain prices with all proceeds going to non-profit St. John the Beloved Knights of Columbus Council. Funds support grade school scholarships, Little Sisters of the Poor and other parish and local organizations. See https://shop.sjbkofcde.org/ to donate now or see items available for purchase on 5/8.
Sept. 18, 5-11 p.m.: Celebrate Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Shrimp Feast, New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., Wilmington. Tickets are $35 per person, includes beer, wine, soda, appetizers, 2-hour buffet: All U Can Eat Shrimp, baked chicken, barbeque chicken, & potato salad. Happy hour from 5-6; buffet will be served from 6-8. Fun and dancing will go from 8-11. Music by The Twangabillies. For more information and ticket sales call Jim Giles (302) 494-8943 or Phyllis Pini (302) 354-1356.
POSTPONED: 12:30-5 p.m.: PC Fellowship dinner/dances, Talleyville Memorial Hall. Theme TBA. Music TBA. $30 members; $35 guests. PC Fellowship Club (formerly Post Cana) is a social organization open to mature, upright citizens, which offers friendship, support and fun. Activities include an extensive dance schedule, picnics and other social events. More information, Elaine, (302) 477-0927 or Nancy, (302) 479-5109. Added: June 27, 9 a.m.-noon: Charity pancake breakfast, Del. Veterans Post #1, 2535 Veterans Drive, Wilmington. Benefits Del Vets scholarship fund. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, cream chipped beef, bacon, fruit toppings, syrup, orange juice and coffee. $7 for adults, $5 seniors 60+ and children under 12. More information, (302) 475-9891 or email@example.com.
Aug. 14, 5-8 p.m. Spaghetti and Meatball Feast, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish hall, 345 Bear Christiana Rd., Bear. Spaghetti, meatballs, garden salad, dinner rolls, iced tea and water provided; beer, wine, soda available for purchase. Adults $12, children 10 and under $8. Coordinated by the Seton KofC. Entertainment provided by Reflections. Tickets, Bill, (302) 229-1926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TBA, 9-11:30 a.m.: Good Shepherd Crusader Carryout/Drive By Monthly Breakfast, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, Md. Breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and gravy or chipped beef, hash browns and grits to go. More information, contact the school at 410-642-6265.
Soup Sale, coordinated by Christopher Council KofC. Twenty flavors currently available: Beef vegetable, broccoli cheddar, cheddar ham, chicken corn chowder, chicken pot pie, chicken vegetable, chicken vegetable w/pasta, chicken noodle, chicken patina, clam chowder, cream of asparagus, french onion, ham w/ bean, minestrone, mushroom, pasta fagioli, potato leak, stuffed pepper, sweet potato, wedding. Soups are frozen and can be delivered or picked up at Holy Rosary Church, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and after masses Saturdays and Sundays. Soup can also be delivered to an address within 5 miles of Holy Rosary. Deliveries are same days as pick up. Quantities are limited. Orders will be filled in order of payment received. You will be contacted if the flavor you request is sold out. To order, https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2020soup-christopher-council-3182
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.: St. Helena’s church hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Games begin at 7 p.m. More information, (302) 764-0325.
Tuesdays, beginning June 15: Bingo, Holy Rosary Parish Hall (Church hall), 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont. Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. Door prizes, pull tabs, food and drinks available. Must be 18 to play. More information, (302) 798-2904 or www.hrparish.com.
Fridays, Bingo with the Knights, 5-9:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Hall, 9901 Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. (Behind St. Luke’s Church.) Doors open at 5 p.m.; Bingo starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Over $1000 each night paid out PLUS opportunity to win a $1000 jackpot at the end of the night. More information, 410-524-7994. (Fridays)
Offer a welcome to seafarers who visit the ports of Delaware by volunteering at the Seamen’s Center of Wilmington. SCW volunteers join with people from the maritime, business and religious communities providing help for seafarers on shore leave from the isolation of life aboard their merchant vessels. Volunteers host at the center or serve as escort drivers for the crewmen. For more on SCW’s charitable mission, call Joan Lyons at 302-575-1300 or email email@example.com.
St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington seeks Eucharistic Ministers to deliver Holy Communion to patients. Must have certification and documentation from their parish. One or two days a month, 1-2 hours at a time. Must complete volunteer screening process. More information, (302) 421-4104.
Catholic Charities Diaper Bank is in need of volunteers to provide a helping hand to struggling families. Opportunities include office work, data entry, and distribution, Day, evening and weekend hours are available. More information, (302) 654-1184 or DiaperBank@ccwilm.org, or cdow.org/charities.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, a nursing home which serves low-income seniors located at 185 Salem Church Road in Newark, is seeking volunteers. Flexible schedule available: Volunteer once a month, once a week, or more. Help is needed with breakfast, lunch or dinner, driving to medical appointments, kitchen prep work, folding laundry, cleaning the chapel, photography, and more. For information, please contact Sandra Cloutier, director of volunteers, firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 368-5886, ext. 137.
St. Helena’s sewing ministry is in need of pillow cases or fabric for the dresses they create for needy women and children in areas afflicted by poverty or natural disasters. Past recipients have been victims in Haiti and Rwanda. For more information, see the story here http://thedialog.org/uncategorized/st-helenas-group-combines-passion-for-sewing-social-ministry/ or contact Dorothy Medieros at (302) 764-7545.
Catholic Charities Thrift Center, 1320 E. 23rd St., Wilmington, is closed until further notice. Donations of thrift shop goods cannot be accepted at this time, however, donations of food, diapers, hygiene supplies, gift cards and financial gifts are being accepted. Essential client services including Food Assistance and Basic Needs services will continue to be available at our Thrift Center location by appointment. Please visit www.cdow.org/charities or call (302) 764-2717 for more information.
SECOND TUESDAYS, CALL TO VERIFY: 2 p.m.: Dementia Caregivers Support Group, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Religious Education Building, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Alzheimer’s/dementia caregivers support group, designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. Helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. More information, Kathy Ebner, (302) 644-7300 or Kathy.email@example.com.
CALL TO VERIFY: Third Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.: Listening Angels support group, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish dining room, 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear. Caregivers only, please. Offers emotional, educational and social support for all caring for a loved one. More information, Cathy DeCrescenzo (302) 322-6430 – Ext. 101; Diane Geddes (610) 299-4339; or Sandi Nolan (302) 545-5562.
Polish American Club of Delmarva meets at the Columbus Hall, behind St. Luke’s Church,100th Street & Coastal Hwy., Ocean City, Md. from 2-4 p.m. on second Wednesday of the month. Open to those of Polish or Slavic descent. No meetings in June, July, or August. More information, Helen Sobkowiak, 410-723-2639 or Maryann Lula 410-250-2548.
Is God calling you to a deeper prayer life and relationship with Him? The Secular Discalced Carmelites (OCDS) may be for you. We are a Catholic lay order of men and women undertaking to live an evangelical life of fraternity and contemplative prayer, according to the Carmelite Saints. Meets in Newark on the third Saturday of each month. More information, Dan, (302) 252-8784 or Laurie, (410) 378-0010.
Members of the Lay Fraternities of St. Dominic are men and women who live out their Dominican vocation in the world: Prayer, Study, Community, and Apostolate. We meet from 2pm to 4pm on the second Saturday of every month. If interested, please contact Anthea at apiscarik@gmail or 302-373-3916.
The Columbiettes, a nonprofit charitable organization that supports the community and the Knights of Columbus, is welcoming practicing Catholic women with serious convictions to help others who are interested in serving and growing in the faith. More information, firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 322-2929.
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Wilmington Catholic Young Adults (WilCYA) is a young adult ministry serving the greater Wilmington-Newark Area which strives to connect young adults in their 20’s and 30’s with the Catholic Church through spiritual, social and service events. Each Tuesday, young adults from 15 parishes throughout the Diocese gather together for events such as social nights, Mass & fellowship, Holy Hour/Happy Hour and Catechesis. They also meet up other times during the month for events such as 5ks, and service projects. More information, https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Wilmington-Catholic-Young-Adults-WilCYA-118522335477971/