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Services

July 1-2, 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)

July 31 and Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m.: Byzantine Liturgy/Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, 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, 302-762-5511.

July 27, 5:30 p.m.: Flame of Love event, St. Hedwig Church, 408 S. Harrison St., Wilmington. 5:30 Adoration, Confessions, Flame of Love Rosary, Benediction; 6:30 Mass, followed by speaker Father James Blount, SOLT. More information, (302) 304-9911.

Aug. 27, 8 a.m.: St. Monica Mass, St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington. Sponsored by the Columbiettes. 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.

Mass, St. Francis Xavier Shrine (Old Bohemia), Bohemia Church Rd, Warwick, Md.  Sept. 25, 4 p.m.; Oct. 23, 4 p.m. St. Francis Xavier feast day Mass Dec. 3, 11 a.m. 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.

First Saturdays, 8 a.m.: Devotion to Our Lady of Fatima in reparation to the offenses against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. St John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington.  Mass 8 a.m., followed by procession, rosary and prayers. More information, (302) 994-3930.

TBA, 10 a.m.: Mass, St. Patrick’s Chapel, Conowingo, Md. 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.

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

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

July 10, 2-5 p.m.: Book signing, Christiana Mall Barnes & Noble. Local Catholic Author Michele Chynoweth will be  signing for her new novel “The Wise Man.” The book is a contemporary suspense based on the story of Solomon in which the main character is a Supreme Court justice faced with a modern-day appeals case that could reverse Roe v. Wade, much like the one in the headlines today. Chynoweth is a parishioner of St. Margaret of Scotland. She will also be interviewed on  “Catholic Forum” with host Bob Krebs on Sat. July 9, 1:30 p.m. on Relevant Radio 640 AM. Visit her website: www.michelechynoweth.com for more information.

July 7, 4:30-7 pm.: Community Wellness Health Fair, hosted by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington, in the parking lot of their 4th Street and Greenhill Ave. location on This event is free and open to the public. Free services will include health and wellness screenings, preventive information, dental screening and free food boxes from the Food Bank of Delaware. More information about Catholic Charities is available at cdow.org/charities.

Programs at St. Thomas More Oratory will resume in the Fall. More information, udcatholic.org. 

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 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 Wednesdays at 7 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

Retreats

Oct. 14-16: 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.

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.

Fundraisers

July 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Annual Bull Roast, St. Dennis Church, 156 N. Main Street, Galena, Md.  Drive-through orders, curbside pickup. Menu includes delicious pit roasted beef, half a fried chicken, 2 locally grown ears of corn on the cob, homemade potato salad, and 2 rolls with butter and a beverage for $25 per meal. St. Dennis Bake Sale will also be available for purchasing dessert as you exit the property. Advance ticket purchases are recommended as a limited number of meals will be prepared. Tickets may be purchased at the church before and after the weekend Masses or by calling Jim Bricke, (717) 575-1235.

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.

Day Trips

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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

July 13-17: SummerFest 2022, Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Rd., Newark. Rides, games, food, nightly entertainment.  Hours: July 13-15,  5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. , July 16-17,  1 p.m.-10  p.m. More information, (302) 368-4665 or www.holyfamilynewark.org.

Golf Tournaments

Sept. 11: St. Polycarp Annual Golf Tournament and Buffet Dinner, Links at St. Anne’s, 100 St. Anne’s Blvd., Middletown. Buffet Dinner $40 per person for diners only. $130 per individual golfer, includes dinner. Sponsorships and donations now being accepted. For more information and registration, Dennis Skinner, papadskinz@yahoo.com, (302) 981-8743 or Ann Skinner, (302) 883-5647, or register online bit.ly/3HckNKW

Sept. 16:  Holy Family Parish Golf Tournament, Back Creek Golf Course, 101 Back Creek Drive, Middletown. $130 per individual golfer, $520 per foursome. Rain date: Oct. 7. Sponsorships and donations now being accepted. For more information contact:  Joe McCann – joemccann8@comcast.net

Sales

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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:  July 10, 12:30 p.m., The Star Band; Aug. 14, 12:30 p.m., Good Times; Sept. 11, 12:30 p.m., Phil Berger Music; Oct. 9, 12:30 p.m., Joseph Staffieri Band; Nov. 13, 12:30 p.m., The Star Band; Dec. 18, Good Times. More information and reservations, Elaine Smith, (302) 477-0927 or Nancy, (302) 479-5109.

Meals

July 10, 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.

July 24, 5 p.m.: International Night Dinner, Francis X. Norton Center, 917 North Madison Street, Wilmington. Taste of the Chesapeake, featuring Chef Ryan German of Caffe Gelato. Menu: Rock shrimp and mascarpone risotto with crispy prosciutto and saffron beurre blanc; Baby arugula salad with watermelon, heirloom cherry tomatoes,
lemon, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt; Intermezzo of raspberry sorbet; Crab cake with roasted garlic, mashed potatoes,; sautéed green beans and carrots alongside Old Bay aioli; Bacio gelato and chocolate cookie. Dine-in meals only, no takeout. Guests must be fully vaccinated. $25 per person, must make advanced paid reservation. Benefits Emmanuel Dining Room. More information and reservations, https://www.signup82north.com/beventLive.aspx or ReeNee LaFate, (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, ReeNee LaFate, (302) 652-3228 or mlafate@sacredheartvillage2.org.

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

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

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

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.

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/