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Services

Jan. 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)

Christmas Schedule, St. Jude the Apostle Church, Lewes: Parish Reconciliation Service, Dec. 6, 5:00 p.m.; Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8,  8 a.m., Noon & 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve Vigil, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 9 a.m.; New Years Eve, 4 p.m.; New Years Day, 7 a.m., 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. More information, (302) 644-7300.

Christmas Schedule, Resurrection Parish: The Nativity of the Lord, Christmas Masses: Dec. 24 at 4 and 6 p.m. No Mass on December 25. Resurrection Parish, Pike Creek, DE, www.resurrectionde.org (302) 368-0146.

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Millions of Monicas devotion, St. Patrick Church, 1414 King Street, Wilmington. Weekly prayer service inspired by the perseverance of St. Monica, patron saint of mothers. More information www.millionsofmonicas.com or lucy.millionsofmonicas@gmail.com.

Fridays: After 8:30 am Mass, Eucharistic Adoration until 10 a.m. with Benediction.  Chaplet of Divine Mercy will also be said. St. Joseph Church, Middletown beginning August 5. All are welcome.

First and third Thursdays, 12:15 p.m.: Mass, Jesus House and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington. More information, (302) 995-6859 or jesus.house.de@gmail.com.

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

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, Mass, St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia), Bohemia Church Rd, Warwick, Md.  Visitors are welcome to arrive an hour prior to the start of Mass to learn about the history of Catholicism in the Colonies, tour the Rectory Museum, and view graves dating back to the 1700s. The mission was founded in 1704 and is considered the mother church of the Diocese of Wilmington and is a mission church of St. Joseph Parish, Middletown, DE. A video about the site can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFGlCsNM6gk. The GPS location of the Bohemia Mission is 1699 Bohemia Church Road, Warwick, MD  21912. More information, OldBohemiaHS@gmail.com or  Kathy Ursitti, (302)530-9206.

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

First Mondays, 6 p.m. (note the new time): 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.

Adoration

Mon.-Fri., 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Eucharistic Adoration, St. John Paul II Chapel at St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St. Wilmington. Confession heard during adoration. Daily Mass begins at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel. For information call (302) 594-1400 or visit sthedwigde.org.

Daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.: Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, St. Ann Church Adoration Chapel, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington. All are welcome. More information, adorationchapel.org or email adorationchapel.stann @gmail.com.

Mondays-Fridays: Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington.  All are welcome. Saturday from midnight to 6:45 a.m. and from 6-11 p.m.; Sunday from midnight to 6:45 a.m. and from 2-11 p.m.; From Monday-Friday, adoration is 24 hours. More information, Kathy Dunworth, (302) 383-6452.

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

Eucharistic Adoration, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Ocean City. Every Wednesday following 8:30 a.m. Mass. Adoration is concluded at noon with Benediction.

Right to Life

Jan. 20:  Bus for the March for Life, Compliments of the District 26 KofC. Bus Pick-up and Drop-off Locations: 9 a.m. – Bus departs from Sacred Heart Church, Chestertown; 9:25 a.m. – Route 213 and Route 18, Centreville; 9:45 a.m. – Chesapeake College; 10 a.m.  – Route 8 and Route 50 Park & Ride, Kent Island.  Schedule: 12 p.m. program, 1 p.m. March along Constitution Ave, 3 p.m.  depart for home. Bus returns at 5 p.m.  with stops in reverse order. For reservations contact Kenny Platt 443-926-2801  or plattkpc@aol.com.
TBA: 40 Days for Life Campaign of prayer and presence will take place at Planned Parenthood, 7th and Shipley Sts., Wilmington. Members of the Wilmington for Life team will be present from 9AM until1 PM on Mondays through Saturdays. Join us anytime during those hours to take a prayerful stand for life. To register your parish
or yourself for a day/time or more information contact Nancy at 302-893-1039.
Tuesdays, 9-11 a.m.: Pro-life vigil, Wilmington Planned Parenthood. More information, nancyfrick93@verizon.net

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

Programs at St. Thomas More Oratory: More information about UD programs, www.udcatholic.org/  

Jan. 2, 1-3 p.m.: Author book signing, meet and greet with W.  Bruce Ingram, author of “Lisieux’s Poet Laureate” St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. All proceeds benefit the W. Bruce Ingram Scholarship at St. Mark’s High School. More information, (302) 999-0211.

March 6, 10 a.m.: Lenten Day of Prayer, Franciscan Spiritual Center, 609 S. Convent Rd., Aston, Pa. Presented by Julia Keegan, OSF. Cost is $40. More information, (610) 558-6152, fsc@ossfphila.org, or www.fscaston.org.

Advent

Mini-Mission with our Blessed Mother Mary. Presented by Father Chris Hanley. Join us for the journey of faith, hope and love with Mary and Joseph found in the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. During these three 45-minute daily sessions, we will examine how we receive the ultimate gift of Christ for Christ, in “Holy Eucharist”. We will use the Joyful Mysteries as our guide. December 13-15-16, at 9:30 AM or December 13-14-15, at 6:30 PM (Please note the date differences.) St. Michael Chapel in Holy Angels Church, 82 Possum Park Rd., Newark. Please use the back entrance of church at our San Damiano Center. Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, contact the Parish Center at 302-731-2219 or apress@holyangels.net

 

Live Nativity (w/ las Posadas) and Christmas Market: Fri 12/16 from 6-8 pm, Sat 12/17 from 5-7 pm (with a larger Posadas celebration in Spanish in the hall afterward), and Sun 12/18 from 2-5 pm.  Live animals, the story/song of las Posadas (bilingual), live characters, music, and refreshments to purchase. Vendors include shirts/tumblers customized on-site, hand-knit items, seasonal décor, ornaments, jewelry, bath bombs, baked goods, wreaths, and more. And, of course, prayers are always free! Fire pits are on site, so bring a chair and sit for a while. There will be opportunities for children to dress up and sit in the manger. Holy Angels Church grounds, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE. Contact the parish for more info at 302-731-2219.

Dec. 10, 7 p.m.: “Darkness into Light” children’s nativity pageant,  St. Jude the Apostle Parish Life Center, Route 1 north of Five Points, Lewes.  The annual pageant celebrates the Christmas story with children telling the story of Christ’s birth as narrated by John the Baptist. All are welcome to celebrate the season with the children’s production and music of the holidays. There is no charge, but non-perishable food items will be collected for the needy.

Dec. 11, 2 p.m.: Advent Lessons and Carols: A service of Scripture, Music and Reflection. Church of the Holy Child, 2550 Naamans Road, Wilmington. More information, 302-475-6486.

Dec. 11, 2 p.m.: St. Joseph on the Brandywine Music Ministry presents One Prayer with Many Voices:  A Christmas Concert , 10 Old Church Road, Greenville. Admission is free.  Good will offerings accepted. Please join us for this concert featuring Christmas music and readings from around the world.

Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m.: Lessons and Carols, Mary Mother of Peace, 30839 Mt. Joy Rd, Millsboro. Light refreshments will be served in the activity room after the Prayer Service.  More information, (302) 856-6451.

 

Retreats

Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: One-Day Retreat for Women titled “Pray Then Like This…Deepening Our Relationship with God Through Prayer“, featuring Kristi Bushner. St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. More information and register at www.smachurch.com/retreat

TBA: Rachel’s Vineyard Catholic Retreat. For anyone who has struggled with the pain of abortion. Whether you are post-abortive or associated with someone who is (parent, spouse, friend), there is nothing to fear and so much to gain. For more info about this a beautiful and liberating opportunity, contact Nan Freeman at 302-463-7711 (call or text) or lucyminn929@gmail.com, or visit rachelsvineyard.org.

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.

TBA, Worldwide Marriage Encounter retreat: Learn tools to revitalize romance and deepen communication in your marriage. Get away for an intimate weekend – no group sharing required. For information,  www.wwme-delmar.org (also https://wwme.org)  or to register, call Tony and Linda Massino at (302) 648-2228.

Fundraisers

Jan. 14, 5:30-9 p.m.: Brother Vincent Chuck Wagon, St. Polycarp Church, 55 Ransom Lane, Smyrna. Dinner, show and more, featuring The Legends of Country Music. $40. Contact Dennis Skinner, papadskinz@yahoo.com or (302) 981-8743.

The Arts

Dec. 11, 5 p.m.: Cool Yule, a jazz Christmas concert, featuring The James Bazen Project, Mary Mother of Peace, 30839 Mt. Joy Rd, Millsboro. A free will offering will be taken. Light refreshments will be served in the activity room after the concert.  More information, (302) 856-6451.

Dec. 11, 4 p.m.: The Magic of Christmas with The New York Tenors, Salesianum Spragg Auditorium. Benefits Catholic Charities. Tickets $45, all seats reserved. Post-show VIP Reception tickets, including meet-and-greet with Bishop Koenig and The Irish Tenors, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, $100. WilmingtonDiocese.simpletix.com, or (302) 573-3120.

Dec. 21, 7 p.m.: Christmas Spectacular, St. Helena Church, 602 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Christmas songs performed by 70-piece choir, string orchestra, and children’s Christmas pageant. Performers include members of Ursuline Academy, Padua, Salesianum and St. Helena Choir. $10 adults; $5 children/students. Purchase tickets at our.show/sainthelenachristmasspectacular

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

Dec. 17: Babka Sale, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, St. Hedwig church, Linden and S. Harrison Streets, Wilmington. Plain babka $10, cheese babka $18, sweet poppy seed loaf $16, box of chrusciki $8, loaf of sliced rye bread $8. Must be pre-ordered. Call Stan, (302) 429-0102. Deadline to order is Dec. 10.

Golf Tournaments

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Sales

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Day Trips

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Dances/Socials

PC Fellowship dinner/dances, Talleyville Memorial Hall.  $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. Must be fully vaccinated. Upcoming dances:  Fellowship Christmas lunch Dance Dec. 18, 12:30. Cost is $25. More information and reservations, Elaine Smith, (302) 477-0927 or Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Meals

Dec. 11, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Second Sunday Breakfast Buffet, St. Helena’s Masci Hall, Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington. Large assortment of hot foods, baked goods, fresh waffles, omelets, beverages and more. $12 adults, $4 children 12 and under. Reservations recommended. More information or for reservations, contact Nancy, (302) 598-8685 or Natiesmom@me.com.

TBA, 5 p.m.: International Night Dinner, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison Street, Wilmington. Presented by local restaraunteurs. Takeout 4-5 p.m. Dine-in for the fully vaccinated. $25 per person, must make advanced paid reservation. All meals by pre-paid reservation only. Benefits Emmanuel Dining Room. Menu TBA. More information and reservations, www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx or Father Meena Gude, (302) 653-3228.

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.

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

Emmanuel Dining Room, coordinated by the Ministry of Caring, is seeking fully vaccinated volunteers and meal partners to help reopen their three sites for daily sit-down meals. Faith groups, clubs and other organizations can help by becoming meal partners, preparing one meal a month, and serving. Individuals can help by setting tables, welcoming guests, serving meals, and cleaning up. For more information, (302) 652-3228.

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 information contact Christine Lassiter 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

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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.
Calix is an association of Catholic alcoholics, drug addicts, and family members and friends affected by addiction, who are maintaining their sobriety through participation in their Catholic faith and a 12 Step program. The  Calix Society Wilmington unit meets on Wednesday, at 7:00 pm in St. Matthew’s school following the 6:15 Mass in St. Matthew’s Church, 904 E. Newport Pike,Wilmington, DE 19804.  The Mass is offered for all who suffer from the disease of addiction, living or deceased. Contact information:  Call 215-478-1315 or email qop62581@gmail.com  or calixsociety.org

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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Day Trips

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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/