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Services

Nov. 5-6, 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)

Oct. 24, 4 p.m.: Mass, St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia), Bohemia Church Rd, Warwick, Md. Msg. Kelley will be the celebrant and the Contemporary Choir will lead the music ministry. More information, oldbohemiahs@gmail.com

Through Oct. 31, 6 p.m.: Daily Rosary, St. Joseph Parish, 137 E. Main St., Middletown, outside by the Blessed Mother statue. All are welcome to pray with parishioners, Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes to honor Mary. So much to pray for and be grateful for.  What a great 20 minute gift to the Blessed Mother. Rain or shine.

Oct. 31, 2 p.m.: Memorial prayer service to close out Respect Life Month, Cathedral Cemetery, Lancaster Ave.,  Wilmington. Hosted by Delaware Right to Life. Dedicated to the memory of the unborn children buried at Cathedral Cemetery, the service will take place at the tombstone erected there by the Knights of Columbus in 1988. In addition, we will remember and honor Msgr. Joseph Rebman who performed these prayer services to the unborn for decades for DRTL, long before they became a national event (Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children).  Deacon Joe LoPorto will lead the ceremony. More information, derighttolife.org.

Nov. 7, 11 a.m.: Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Elizabeth, St. Elizabeth Church, Broom Street, Wilmington. More information, www.steparish.org.

Nov. 14, 10 a.m.: Native American Mass, St. Joseph Church, 1012 French St., Wilmington. Bishop Koenig will be the celebrant. Followed by light lunch in Fellowship Hall. Meal tickets can be obtained from Julianna: (302)750-3461 or always50@verizon.net by Nov. 7th. (Pre-sold tickets only). All are welcome.

Nov. 15, 7 p.m.: Gold Mass for The Delaware Chapter of the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS), St. Thomas More Oratory, 45 Lovett Avenue in Newark (on the campus of the University of Delaware). Reception will follow. The SCS is open to Catholics who are engaged in scientific research on a graduate or professional level, but Catholic science teachers, at both the grade school and high school levels, are invited to attend. More information about the Delaware Chapter of the SCS, please call St. Thomas More Oratory at 302-368-4728 or email Fr. Tim McIntire, OSFS, at tmcintire@udcatholic.org. To learn more about the Society of Catholic Scientists, visit catholicscientists.org.

Daily, noon: Mass at Sacred Heart Oratory, 917 N. Madison St., Wilmington. Also Sunday Mass at 9 a.m.

Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.: St. Ann Church Adoration Chapel, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. All are welcome. For further details please visit adorationchapel.org or email adorationchapel.stann@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!

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.

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 pofaith@archphila.org.

Second Saturdays, 9 a.m.: Liturgy of the Hours, Morning Prayers and meeting, Community of Mary of the Discalced Secular Carmelite Order. Meets at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Seaford, DE. 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. More information, Dawn Waehler, OCDS, 302-249-6904 or Diane Householder, OCDS, 302-855-1190.

TBA, 10 a.m. : Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, Conowingo, Md. Refreshments follow Mass. More information, 410-642-6534.

First Mondays, 6:30-7 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)

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.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, St. Jude Church Adoration Chapel, 140 Tulip Drive, Lewes. 4 a.m. Monday to noon Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome. More information, call (302) 703-2419.

Right to Life

Through Oct. 30: 40 Days for Life: Daily campaign prayer vigil hours are 9 AM -1 PM every day but Sundays from Wed., Sep. 22 – Sat., Oct. 30. All are welcome to  pray and witness for life as part of “Respect Life Month“ observances. 40 Days for Life provides materials, devotional prayers, chairs, and water for participants. 

Through Oct. 30: 40 Days for Life, Dover: The 40 Days for Life group in Dover seeks volunteers for prayer vigils, Planned Parenthood at 805 S. Governors Ave., Dover. Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More information, Donna Latteri, 862-266-1099.

Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m: Victorian Tea, Holy Angels Parish Hall, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Hosted by Delaware Right to Life. Features an authentic British tea, raffle gift baskets, photo ops, and more in a magically transformed setting. $25, seating is limited. To reserve, derighttolife.org/ 

Oct. 31, 2 p.m.: Memorial prayer service to close out Respect Life Month, Cathedral Cemetery, Lancaster Ave.,  Wilmington. Hosted by Delaware Right to Life. Dedicated to the memory of the unborn children buried at Cathedral Cemetery, the service will take place at the tombstone erected there by the Knights of Columbus in 1988. In addition, we will remember and honor Msgr. Joseph Rebman who performed these prayer services to the unborn for decades for DRTL, long before they became a national event (Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children).  Deacon Joe LoPorto will lead the ceremony. More information, derighttolife.org.

Vocations

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, Diane at ThirdOrderCarmelitesofDE@yahoo.com.

Programs

Tuesdays through Nov. 23: Grief Support Group Series, Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington. If you are newly bereaved or have been struggling alone with the weight of a long term grief, Jesus house Prayer and Renewal Center’s Bereavement Ministry invites you to join us. Meeting in Nazareth Conference Room. More information, www.jesushousecenter.org or Angie Malmgren (302) 650-0066.

Through Oct. 30: The Silver Rose, a program of the Knights of Columbus honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe, is returning to Delaware, visiting parishes in all three counties in the state over a three-week period. Every March, silver roses are stewarded by Knights of Columbus councils along routes from Canada to Mexico. The Silver Rose begins its journey each year and travels from town to town along eight routes. Most end in Mexico on Dec. 12. Prayer services will be held at the following parishes:

Oct. 19, 6 p.m.: St. Mary of the Assumption, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin

Oct. 20, 6 p.m.: Holy Child, 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington

Oct. 21, 6 p.m.: Shipley and Weldin roads, Wilmington

Oct. 24, 3 p.m.: St. Patrick, 15th and King streets, Wilmington

Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m.: St. Edmond, 403 King Charles Ave., Rehoboth Beach

Oct. 25, 7 p.m.: Holy Cross, 631 S. State St., Dover

Oct. 30, 8 a.m.: St. Jude the Apostle, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes

Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-noon: Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a free music workshop at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church,  345 Bear-Christian Rd. Bear,  for newer organists and those transitioning from piano to improve their comfort level at the organ. There will be classes on hymn playing, registration, and easy literature. All are welcome and pre-registration is not required. For further information, email: info@delawareago.org.

Nov. 13: St. Albert Initiative, half-day program on science and faith for Catholic high school students, teachers, and parents, as well as the general public (high school age and above). Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Features short talks by Catholic scientists and the opportunity to meet, eat with, and ask questions of Catholic scientists in many fields and at various stages of their careers. Free for students and $25 for adults (but refunded for adults who bring a student). Also, teachers receive stipends plus 8 hours of professional development from Univ. of Notre Dame.  Registration and additional information is available at https://sites.google.com/view/stalbertinitiative. The St. Albert Initiative is sponsored by the Society of Catholic Scientists (SCS). For more information about the Delaware Chapter of the SCS, please call St. Thomas More Oratory at 302-368-4728 or email Fr. Tim McIntire, OSFS, at tmcintire@udcatholic.org. To learn more about the Society of Catholic Scientists, visit catholicscientists.org.

Nov. 19-21: Delaware Hospice Festival of Trees, Brantwyn Estate, 600 Rockland Road, Wilmington. Friday, 12:00pm-4:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm. Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, Festival of Trees features a magnificent display of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. A variety of events and activities help make the weekend truly special. This year’s Festival includes: Festival Marketplace including great gifts, centerpieces, wreaths, swags, and table-top trees; Bake Shop; Live Entertainment Daily; Memorial Tree, New Hope Tree, and Remembrance Tree. Admission is free. More information, www.delawarehospice.org/calendar-of-events/festival-of-trees/

 

 

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. Call 302-521-9330 or email admin@calixde.org.

Retreats

TBA, 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 lucyminn929@gmail.com, or rachelsvineyard.org.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter retreat: Looking for an in-person or virtual experience getting closer to your spouse? We have adapted to several formats so that we can meet everyone’s comfort level. Learn tools to revitalize romance and deepen communication in your marriage. For information,  www.wwme-delmar.org (also https://wwme.org)  or to register, call Tony and Linda Massino at (302) 648-2228.

Seasonal Programs

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Fundraisers

Now through Nov. 4: Emmanuel Dining Room raffle, grand prize $10,000
second prize $2,000, third prize $1,000. Drawing will take place Nov. 4, 8  p.m. All proceeds benefit the three Emmanuel Dining Room sites. Only 600 tickets will be sold. To reserve tickets, contact Sue Harris,
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.- noon, (302) 652-5523, or
sharris@ministryofcaring.org. or go to: https://www.ministryofcaring.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2021-EDR-auction-raffle-ticket-form.pdf

Through Dec. 31: 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.

Nov. 12, 7-10 p.m.: Save the date: Paint the Town Red Gala, Delaware Art Museum, Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington. Join Ursuline Academy families, alumnae, and friends for a gala in the support of the Ursuline Fund. Evening includes an auction & raffle, music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, and more. Ticket sales open online on Sept. 1. More information, (302) 658-7158.

Nov. 22, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.: Mix 99.5 WJBR’s Turkeython, benefits the Ministry of Caring. ACME Hockessin, 128 Lantana Dr., Hockessin, DE 19707. Donate food and gift cards to benefit needy families served by the MOC. More information, wjbr.com or www.ministryofcaring.org/turkeython/.

The Arts

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

Festivals/Carnivals/Bazaars

Nov. 3, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Food Truck Festival, Rodney Square, Market Street between 10th & 11th, Downtown Wilmington.Trucks Include: Zaikka, Vern’s Fish Fry, Mitch’s Mo Better Shrimp & Chicken, Iris and Calisto’s Local Honey, Albie’s Burgers & Crab Cakes, Hummingbird Caribbean, Mojo Loco Tacos, Delaware Provisions, Tat’s Yummies Desserts and more. A percentage of proceeds donated by Good Truck Vendors will support renovations of historical Saint Joseph Church. More information, 302-658-4535.

Through Dec. 20: Fall Christmas Sale, Star of the Sea Religious Article Shoppe, located in St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish at Holy Savior Church in the Parish Center 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, Md. Highlighting Advent/Christmas items. Advent wreaths, candles and calendars, Nativity sets for all tastes, as well as religious articles and books. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. -3 p.m. and weekends after Masses.

Nov. 6-7: Christmas Bazaar, St. Helena’s Church grounds, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Saturday, 7 am, (Early Bird shoppers for Attic Treasures) to 2 pm; 9 am to 1 pm on Sunday. Featuring our famous “Attic Treasures” shop in 4 locations on campus where you will find a huge array of household goods, toys, decorative items, furniture, accessories, etc.; a Book Nook for the avid reader; the Bake Table to satisfy a sweet tooth; a Food Court for Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday and a Breakfast Buffet on Sunday; and Gift Baskets galore.

Nov. 6-7: Christmas Bazaar, St. Paul’s Parish Hall, 409 Adams Street, Delaware City. Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM, Sunday 10 AM to 2 PM. Featuring different crafts, attic treasures, gifts, raffles and home-made soups. Stop in and look around and have lunch or a snack with us. More information, (302)328-0364.  We are also currently selling items on our Facebook page at St. Paul Catholic Church Delaware City, DE.

Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m; Nov. 14 8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, Immaculate Conception School building, 452 Bow St. Elkton, Md. (turn onto Parkway from North Street next to bridge.) Raffles, silent auctions, book nook, kids crafts, food, Santa and more. More than 60 crafters and vendors including jewelry, toys, decor, edible gifts, beauty products, clothing, candles, natural oils, children’s books, kitchen items, handmade crafts. More information, www.iccparish.weconnect.com or 410-398-1100.

Nov. 19-20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Christmas Bazaar, St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior Parish, 17th and Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, Md. Featuring 50/50, raffles, auction items, gift shop, linen shop, dollar shop, plants and flowers, Christmas shop featuring homemade crafts, toys, jewelry, homemade baked goods and candy. St. Mary’s Cafe will feature hot turkey, hot roast beef and hot ham bowls, sandwiches, Cincinnati-style chili, apply and pumpkin pies, and more. Credit cards accepted.

Through Dec. 20: Fall Christmas Sale, Star of the Sea Religious Article Shoppe, located in St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish at Holy Savior Church in the Parish Center 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, MD. Highlighting all of our Advent/Christmas items. Come browse our Advent wreathes, candles and calendars, Nativity sets for all tastes, as well as religious articles and books. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping. Open Monday- Thursday, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.and weekends after all Masses.

Knights Online Thrift Shop Holiday Clearance: Coordinated by St John the Beloved KofC. Donate unneeded household items or buy items at up to 50% off thru 12/3. Proceeds support grade school tuition assistance, Little Sisters of the Poor and other parish and local organizations. See https://shop.sjbkofcde.org to donate or purchase items.

Golf Tournaments

Oct. 25: Mount Aviat Academy Golf Tournament & Silent Auction, Newark Country Club, Newark. Day includes golf, lunch, dinner and beverages, contests and prizes, and an impressive silent auction. The Golf Tournament will be held in lieu of the dinner auction this year and will be MAA’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds will subsidize the building of the Hammond Hive, an outdoor learning space benefiting our students and faculty. Sponsorship opportunities available. In addition, donations of items, goods and services for the silent auction are welcome and appreciated. More information, Joan Fassano, 410-398-2206 or jfassano@mountaviat.org. For registration and sponsorship information, please visit: mtaviata.ejoinme.org/maagolf.

Sales

Through Dec. 20: Fall Christmas Sale, Star of the Sea Religious Article Shoppe, located in St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish at Holy Savior Church in the Parish Center 1705 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City, MD. Highlighting all of our Advent/Christmas items. Come browse our Advent wreathes, candles and calendars, Nativity sets for all tastes, as well as religious articles and books. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping. Open Monday- Thursday, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.and weekends after all Masses.

Knights Online Thrift Shop Holiday Clearance: Coordinated by St John the Beloved KofC. Donate unneeded household items or buy items at up to 50% off thru 12/3. Proceeds support grade school tuition assistance, Little Sisters of the Poor and other parish and local organizations. See https://shop.sjbkofcde.org to donate or purchase items.

Dances/Socials

Oct. 24, 12:30-5: PC Fellowship Open Lunch Dance, Talleyville Memorial Hall, Concord Pike, Wilmington. Halloween themed. 12:30 cocktails; 12:50 costume judging, 1-2 seated lunch; 2-5 open dancing with Greg Albert. $25. Fully vaccinated ONLY. Make reservations ASAP, Elaine Smith, (302) 477-0927.

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.

Meals

TBA, 8-11:30 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.

Oct. 24: International Night Dinner, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison Street, Wilmington, Doors open 5 p.m., Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Takeout starts 4 p.m. $25 per person, dine-in for the fully vaccinated & takeout available for everyone. Hosted by Delaware Saengerbund & Library Association. Great evening of German culture & food with Bratwurst (pork), Weisswurst (veal), Sauerkraut & German Potato Salad and Dessert. Reserve takeout here: www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx. More information, ministryofcaring.org. For reservations by credit card, call Sue Harris, Ministry of Caring, 8 a.m.-noon weekdays (302) 652-5523.

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

Bingo/Games

Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.: Bingo, St. Helena’s church hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Games begin at 7 p.m. More information, (302) 764-0325.

Tuesdays: 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)

Volunteers

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 scw@scsde.org.

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, volnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (302) 368-5886, ext. 137.

Donations

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.

Groups

Our Lady Queen of Peace Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic group meets monthly on the second Saturday at 2pm in Newark, Delaware. If you’d like to inquire, please contact Anthea T. Piscarik. Email: apiscarik@gmail.com or 302-373-3916.

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, Diane at ThirdOrderCarmelitesofDE@yahoo.com.

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, 12374columbiettes@gmail.com or (302) 322-2929.

Reunions

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Young Adults

Philadelphia chapter of Young Catholic Professionals (YCP). YCP brings together young professionals in their 20s and 30s into a community of belonging, support, and encouragement at all stages of the faith journey. YCP empowers and equips them to live their Catholic faith through everyday work, and to perform all work with excellence for the glory of God. For more information, https://www.ycpphiladelphia.org/cpages/home.

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/