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Upcoming events in the Diocese of Wilmington for early June 2024


School is wrapping up for the year, and there are lots of fun activities to plan in the diocese this summer. Check out some of these upcoming events in the next few weeks:

  • On June 8, 5-8 p.m.: St. Benedict Church in Ridgely is hosting a Country Western Party. Enjoy live entertainment with The Jones Boys, a delicious dinner, dancing, cash bar, silent & live auctions. Tickets are $25, children under 12 are free. To purchase tickets, contact the parish office at 410-634-2253.
  • And if you love a parade, the St. Anthony Society of St. Peter the Apostle Church in New Castle is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a procession through the streets on June 9. Marchers will be waving to spectators along the way to a short ceremony at the Italian monument. They will take a break for complimentary traditional Italian water ice and are treated to a tasting of some homemade wine. In addition to members and families, processing will be friends, neighbors, parishioners and an authentic Italian band. Organizers invite people to join in the celebration. If you are unable to walk and fortunate to live in and around the procession route, please gather along the sidewalk with your chairs and red, white and green to help celebrate the 100th anniversary. For more information, (302) 328 – 2335 or Parish@stpeternewcastle.org.
  • If you are Filipino, or know someone who is, you’re invited to the English-Filipino Monthly Bilingual Mass at St. Elizabeth Church on June 9 at 4 p.m. This is a thanksgiving mass and an advance celebration of the 126th anniversary of Philippine independence and nationhood. Filipino Bishop Efren Esmilla from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be the celebrant. More information, visit Pilipino-American Association of Delaware on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PilipinoAmerican/) or contact Millette Angeles (302) 325-0556 or George and Issa Romero (925) 325-3315. St. Elizabeth’s is located at 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington.
  • Resurrection Parish invites you to the 18th Annual Concert to Combat Human Trafficking on June 17 at 7 p.m. at Skyline Methodist Church, 3100 Skyline Dr. in Wilmington. The concert is presented by Resurrection Parish and area musicians and seeks to highlight awareness of the problem of human trafficking. There is no admission fee, but free will donations for organizations that work to prevent trafficking and to rescue victims will be collected. For more information contact Kate Regan,  regans6@yahoo.com, (302)738-9989.
  • On June 19 at 6:30 p.m., celebrate Juneteenth at the “Still We Rise” celebration, coordinated by the Ministry of Black Catholics of the Diocese at St. Elizabeth Church, Wilmington. The gathering will include inspiring messages, prayers for unity, music, and supper. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Aaron Moore, pastor of Manna Christian Fellowship Church in Wilmington. For more information, contact Brenda Burns Brady at (302) 573-3104.
  • St. John the Beloved Parish carnival is June 3-8, featuring rides, food and live entertainment. Scheduled bands are Teenage Satellites, The Everafter, Love Seed Mama Jump, Decade80, Helixx and Electric Blue Concept. Advance ride tickets will be sold after Masses the weekends of May 25-26 and June 1-2 except for the last Mass on Sunday. Ticket strips are $20, a 20 percent discount, and family night bracelets will be $25. People are invited to buy tickets to donate back to the parish for distribution to those less fortunate. The carnival is open each night from 6-10 p.m. There is no admission fee. For more information go to www.facebook.com/StJohntheBelovedCarnival.
  • One of the most popular carnivals in the area, the 50th Annual St. Anthony’s Italian Festival will take place June 9-16. The hours are 4-10:30 p.m. on June 9, 6-10:30 p.m. June 10-14, 4-10:30 p.m. on June 15, and 2-6 p.m. on June 16. Includes options for Italian and carnival food, live music, traditional dances, rides and games. It is almost exclusively cashless. The event accepts all major credit cards, and gift cards and entry passes are available in advance and also on-site. Parking for the event is available at the gravel lot across 18th Street from Salesianum School, with a shuttle operating each day from 30 minutes before the opening until 30 minutes after closing. For more information, go to sapde.org/italianfestival.
  • And St. Joseph Parish in Middletown will hold its carnival from June 11-15. It includes rides and games, along with an outside grill and other food options. There will be nightly entertainment “under the big top.” According to the parish, this year, the carnival will include a fenced perimeter, which was added after consulting with the Middletown Police Department. There will be an admission fee, which has not yet been announced. Free parking will be available. St. Joseph’s is located at 371 E. Main St., Middletown. More information at stjosephmiddletown.com.

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  • On June 20 the Little Sisters of the Poor will hold their annual Swing Fore Little Sisters Golf Tournament at Deerfield Country Club in Newark. All proceeds benefit the Jeanne Jugan Residence where the Little Sisters provide for the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself. Sponsorships range from $200-$10,000. Golfers $200, Dinner Guest $50. Donations for raffles and silent auction also welcome. Registration and details: www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org/17th-annual-swing-fore-little-sisters-golf-outing/Contact Karen colsnewark@littlesistersofthepoor.orgor 302-368-5886 ext 106.
  • And for even more golf fun, join the folks from St. Margaret of Scotland Parish on June 24 for their annual tournament in memory of Tony Francia at Patriots Glen Golf Club in Elkton. The cost for the day is $150 per person. Putting contest starts at 11 a.m. with the scramble/shotgun start at noon. Lunch and dinner will be provided along with specialty contests and refreshments on the course. For more information, go to www.patriotsglengolf.com/st-margaret-of-scotland-tony-francia-memorial-golf-tournament/
  • And if you’re vacationing in one of the beautiful resort areas of the diocese, don’t forget Sunday Mass.To find a complete schedule of churches and times, go to thedialog.org/our-diocese/2024-diocese-of-wilmington-summer-weekend-mass-guide/

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